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Celebrating Women’s Leadership!

Anissa Munoz
by Anissa Munoz
March 29, 2023
Read time: 1 minutes
Women Leadership Event - Women's History Month

Meet the 3 Executive Leaders fighting to end the cycle of child abuse.

Happy Women’s History Month! We’re excited to spotlight the contributions of Cyndi Cantu, Miriam Jansky, Debbie Tate, and Amanda Van Hoozer – four of the incredible women on our executive leadership team who have been instrumental at growing the Center for Child Protection for close to 30 years.

They have paved the way for other women in children’s advocacy to help fulfill our vision of ending the cycle of child abuse. This is reflected at the Center where our workplace is made up of 87% women.

Thanks to the dedication and hard work of all the amazing women on our team, the Center has blossomed from a seed of an idea to a nationally accredited children’s advocacy center that leads the way in prevention, justice, and healing for abused children in Travis County!

Below you’ll learn more about Cyndi, Miriam, Debbie, and Amanda – the visionary women who have helped shape the Center into the organization it is today. Their commitment and leadership are an inspiration to all of us!

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Cyndi Cantu

28 Years of Service

Chief Team Relations & Forensics Officer

Cyndi has been a statewide and national leader in the training development for various topics related to forensic interviewing. She has helped develop the Forensic Interview Training model for the State of Texas and created more training models for hundreds of forensic interviewers in Texas. Cyndi’s work at the Center creates a safe place for a child to be heard and feel supported!

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Miriam Jansky

25 Years of Service

Chief Clinical Officer

Miriam’s been an influential figure at the Center and has greatly contributed to the growth and development of the clinical program. She’s played and integral role in making the Center the first child advocacy center to become site certified in the neurosequential model of therapeutics (NMT). She finds joy in witnessing the resilience and growth of staff and clients as they work towards healing from trauma.

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Debbie Tate

18 Years of Service

Chief Development Officer

Debbie has created and led a dedicated team to build an incredible community of supporters for the Center! Her biggest motivation for working at the Center is that the children always come first, and is proud that everyone is supportive and works together to end the cycle of abuse in Travis County.

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Amanda Van Hoozer

27 Years

Chief Program Officer

Amanda has expanded prevention efforts and services for children and families in Travis County. She’s witnessed groundbreaking moments, including the launch of the first facility dog program, which utilizes trained therapy dogs, like Mickler, and continues to find new and innovative ways to spread the message of child abuse prevention and awareness.

Anissa Munoz
About Anissa Munoz

Digital Marketing Manager