Leadership Team

Andrew Oliver, MSSW

Chief Executive Officer


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

Chief Development Officer


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

Chief Program Officer


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.

Adam Levine, LCSW

Director of Clinical Services


BA, University of Massachusetts, Amherst and MSW, University of Southern California

For the past 15 years, Adam Levine has primarily worked with families impacted by the effects of trauma, with much of his practice focused directly on serving children. Having first interned with the Pasadena Unified School District outside of Los Angeles, Adam continued to develop his clinical skills working in a variety of treatment settings in both California and North Carolina, including community mental health agencies, psychiatric residential facilities, inpatient hospitalization and as a community acute care provider with Mecklenburg County’s Child Development – Community Policing program. Adam has managed large social work teams at both Atrium Health and Mecklenburg County Health Department and has been extensively trained in numerous evidence-based treatment interventions, such as the Child & Family Traumatic Stress Intervention, the Community Resilience Model, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Play Therapy, and Aggression Replacement Training.

Suzanne Grace, MA

Director of Finance and Operations


BS, Duke University and MA, Northwestern University

As the director of finance and operation Suzanne will oversee financial, human resources, and building operations for Pat’s Place. Prior to joining Pat’s Place in 2021, Suzanne worked with several area nonprofits including the Carolina Raptor Center, the Junior League of Charlotte, and Pineville Neighbors Place. A former pediatric speech-language pathologist, Suzanne has close to 20 years of experience in financial accounting and business operations.

Kelli Wood, MSW, LCSW

Director of Response Services


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Emma Allen

Client Services Specialist


Cassandra Rondel Asencio, MSW, LCSWA

Child + Family Therapist / CHAT Collaborative Coordinator


Alaka Ayres, BA

Forensic Interviewer + Intake Specialist


Tish Broomfield

Client Services Specialist


Danielle Broyles, MSW

Family Advocate


Jenny Cianciolo, LCSW

Child + Family Therapist


Alejandra Davis, BSW

Bilingual Family Advocate


Gwen Harris, LCMHACA, NCC

Child + Family Therapist


Olivia Haven

Client Services Specialist


Emefa Hurst, BSW

Family Advocate


Eboni Littlejohn, LMSW

Forensic Interviewer + Family Advocate


Kaylan Mariano, MPA

Development + Communications Associate


Janice Melo, BSW

MDT Coordinator


Maria Navarro

Client Services Specialist


Kelly Navarro, BA

Development + Communications Associate


Ellen Norris

Client Services Specialist


Shawna Pagano, MSW

Human Trafficking Outreach Coordinator


Abbie Peters, MSW

Family Advocate + Forensic Interviewer


Darci Powell, MA, PhD

Program Evaluation Specialist


Marissa Schnell, LPA, LCSW

Child and Family Therapist


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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