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Child Advocacy Center hires new director

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The Child Advocacy Center Inc. Board of Directors hired a 14-year nonprofit and health care industry veteran as its new executive director.
 
Barbara Brown-Johnson, the nonprofit's longest-serving executive director at 19 years, is targeting a Nov. 1 retirement date. New Executive Director Linda Saturno is scheduled assume the role on Oct. 2, according to a news release.
 
CAC provides investigative services for children who have been subject to abuse or neglect.
 
Most recently, Saturno worked as a social work specialist for the U.S. Peace Corps Response program. There, she helped the Caribbean government of St. Lucia meet child-protection mandates under the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, a human rights treaty.
 
“Serving vulnerable children is my life’s mission,” Saturno said in the release, noting she would work directly with Brown-Johnson to transition into the CAC role. “I am committed to maintaining and further strengthening partnerships with other child advocates, including those within the justice system, to ensure that children are not only protected but also receive access to justice.”
 
Last year, the nonprofit expanded its reach to 1,349 children served via 26 staff members between three offices and a reach of 16 counties. CAC's budget nearly $2 million, up from $1.5 million in 2016.

The nonprofit's board chair could not be reached for comment on additional questions by deadline.

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