Leadership Team

Andrew Oliver, MSSW

Executive Director


BASW, University of Kentucky; MSSW, University of Louisville, Kent School of Social Work.

As Executive Director, Andrew provides leadership and oversight of all programs and services and is responsible for the consistent achievement of the Center’s mission and financial objectives. Prior to joining the team at Pat’s Place, Andrew served for more than five years as Executive Director of the Children’s Advocacy Center of the Bluegrass in Lexington, KY. During that time, services provision increased by 70% and revenues increased by more than 60%. Previously, Andrew served as Executive Director of Sunflower Kids, Treatment Director for Necco Therapeutic Foster Care, and as an adjunct faculty member of the University of Kentucky College of Social Work. He is a member of the Mecklenburg Child Fatality Prevention and Protection Team and Children’s Alliance, and is the former board president of the Kentucky Association of Children’s Advocacy Centers.

Lori Avery, BA

Director of Development and Communications


B.A. Communications, Queens University of Charlotte

Lori joined the Pat’s Place team in November 2015 after spending almost 13 years with LIFESPAN in Charlotte, North Carolina. Lori brings over 16 years of experience that includes fundraising, building community relationships and advocacy efforts.

Ann Glaser, MSW, LCSW

Director of Program Services


BSW, Western Michigan University; MSW, State University of New York/Buffalo.

Prior to joining the staff at Pat’s Place, Ann spent 10 years as the Coordinator and Interviewer for the greater Hartford area (Connecticut) MDT/CAC where she was also active in numerous statewide efforts to further the CAC mission. Prior to that Ann held positions serving children & families in various mental and physical health care settings, schools and private practice.

Janet Harmon, MSW

Director of Outreach and Education


B.A. Liberal Studies/Elementary Education, Occidental College; Master of Social Work, San Diego State University.

Janet has experience in prevention, intervention, treatment and family support services with various organizations including mental health, child protective services, Florida's Child Protection Team in Jacksonville, Prevent Child Abuse Georgia, Phoenix Children's Hospital and Council for Children's Rights.


Jenny Cianciolo, LCSW

Clinical Coordinator


Alejandra Davis, BSW

Bilingual Family Advocate


Markia Hearst, MSW

Senior Family Advocate/Forensic Interviewer


Kaylan Mariano, MPA

Development & Communications Associate


Janice Melo, BSW

Bilingual Family Advocate


Kelly Navarro, BA

Development & Communications Associate


Emily Nesbitt, BSW

Client Services Specialist


Shawna Pagano, MSW

Human Trafficking Coordinator


Abbie Peters, MSW

Family Advocate/Forensic Interviewer


Darci Powell, MA, PhD

Forensic Interviewer


Cassandra Rondel Asencio, MSW, LCSWA

Bilingual Child and Family Therapist


Marissa Schnell, MA, LCSWA

Child and Family Therapist


Kelli Wood, MSW, LCSW

Forensic Interviewer


Pediatric Resource Center

Patricia Morgan, MD

Medical Director


B.S. Howard University; M.D. from University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) – New Jersey Medical School; Pediatric Residency – UMDNJ – Newark, NJ; Pediatric Chief Resident.

B.S. Howard University; M.D. from University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) – New Jersey Medical School; Pediatric Residency – UMDNJ – Newark, NJ; Pediatric Chief Resident. Previously, Dr. Morgan worked at one of the four NJ Regional Child Abuse Diagnostic and Treatment Centers for nine years, with the last three as Medical Director. She has served as Chair of the Essex County Child Fatality Team (Newark, NJ) and as Board Member and Chapter President of the NJ Chapter of the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (APSAC). Dr. Morgan is also the medical director of the Child Maltreatment Section at Levine Children's Hospital. She presently serves on the Board of the NC chapter of APSAC.

Valencia Jeffcoat, DNP, FNP-BC

Nurse Practitioner


Katrina Griffin, LPN

Clinical Assistant


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