ANCAC is extremely pleased to welcome a new member of our staff, Kathryn Clark! As our Program Manager, Kathryn will be responsible for implementing and supervising member programs and she will work closely with our Executive Director in the development and management of ANCAC. She will provide training and technical assistance to Alabama’s 35 Children’s Advocacy Centers and will handle most aspects of social media and marketing campaigns. Kathryn has already begun working closely with our grant programs, coordinating trainings for our CACs and partner agencies, and is helping to develop strategies for increasing awareness across the state of the mission of CACs and child abuse awareness.
Kathryn, a lifelong resident of Alabama, comes to ANCAC from the Law Firm of Rushton, Stakely, Johnston & Garrett, P.A., where she worked for over a year as a Legal Administrative Assistant. In addition to reviewing and preparing legal documents, communication and correspondence, Kathryn worked closely with attorneys, paralegals, staff and clients on case management and was most involved in the Real Estate portion of the law firm. She was responsible for gathering information writing, and editing the firm’s quarterly newsletter that was disbursed to all attorneys, staff and clients. She worked with clients in all aspects from coordinating appointments, to case updates and billing. While there, Kathryn was able to hone her organizational skills and learned how to coordinate multidisciplinary professionals and clients. She believes that the most valuable thing she gained from working at Rushton Stakely was how to treat people with kindness during times of crisis and how important it is to respect other’s opinions.
Kathryn’s education is in Business Administration with an associate’s degree in Marketing and Entrepreneurship at Auburn University Montgomery. Prior to her time at AUM, Kathryn took classes at Faulkner University and Freed-Hardeman University.
In addition to her experience working in an attorney’s office, she was promoted to Shift Supervisor & Team Leader at Chick-fil-A where she served on the executive team in managing employees, facilities and operations. She participated in Harvard developed business courses and was trained in tactical policies and procedures related to customer satisfaction, monthly and quarterly assessment objectives and giving direction and feedback to team members.
She has served as a Youth Ministry Intern at two different churches. Her primary duties were planning activities, leading Bible classes & devotionals and regular communication with parents and students. She met regularly with church staff for planning and evaluation and helped develop programs for outreach and ministry to youth in Alabama. Kathryn’s overall objective as a youth intern was to be a present example to young people and encourage them spiritually through mentoring and guidance.
Kathryn is most passionate about helping others. She grew up volunteering at soup kitchens, nursing homes and on various service project fundraisers. While in undergrad, she was a member of many organizations – Student Government Association, Student Leadership and Xi Chi Delta, a service oriented social club. She served as an officer for the local chapter of Stella’s Voice and Vice President for WINGS – Women In God’s Service – where she was a guest speaker, teacher and leader in worship services for local churches.
“Kathryn is going to be such a blessing to ANCAC,” said Katie Beth McCarthy, the Executive Director for ANCAC. “She has a unique combination of compassion and knowledge and humility; she is responsible and hard-working. I feel like others will be impressed with ANCAC and our mission because they will be impressed with her.” Please feel free to contact Kathryn at firstname.lastname@example.org