Strategic Projects Manager
Grants & Subcontracts Manager
Jennifer Dexter is the incoming Executive Director of the Louisiana Alliance of Children’s Advocacy Centers.
Jennifer has been working in leadership roles in the non-profit industry for more than 20 years, with a variety of programs centered around parenting and family support, residential treatment for foster children, supported independent living for individuals with developmental and other disabilities, and affordable housing. She also worked as a Legislative Assistant for State Representative Mary DuBuisson, District 90 to provide support services in the areas of administration, communication, research, and public relations.
Jennifer believes in helping people reach their potential and achieve their goals by providing the tools and resources needed for them to do so with independence and a sense of accomplishment.
Jennifer holds a Master of Science degree in Psychology from the University of South Alabama and Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of New Orleans.
Krystle Mitchell serves as the Program Director of the Louisiana Alliance of Children's Advocacy Centers In her role, Krystle supports the Executive Director in the management of daily operations and programming of LACAC. She works to empower CAC’s across Louisiana to better serve victims and families, increase access to quality training, develop statewide resources, and provide support for CAC’s to achieve and maintain national accreditation standards.
Krystle attended Alcorn State University (ASU) and has over a decade of experience working with children and families. Of those experiences, the most rewarding are her time in the non-profit sector at the Gulf Coast Center for Nonviolence and the South Mississippi Children's Advocacy Center. Most notably during her time at SMCAC, Krystle held various roles from a Child and Family Advocate in which she supported families who experienced trauma and abuse. She later advanced to the MDT Facilitator and finally to Director. During her tenure, the SMCAC grew in capacity from 4 staff members to 16 as well as expanded services to include a satellite office in a rural community. Krystle oversaw the day-to-day operations working with staff to care for the needs of individuals served by the center. She was also instrumental in grant preparation and reporting as well as building and sustaining relationships with the public and community leaders. She helped to promote and deliver education and awareness initiatives for the community that focus on essential programming particularly involving abuse, violence, and human trafficking.
Krystle is a native of the Mississippi Gulf Coast. She walks every day in her God-given purpose to live out the values of the LACAC organization and fulfill her goal of assisting others in their fight against interpersonal violence.
Linsey B. Courville was the Regional Child and Youth Trafficking Coordinator at Hearts of Hope and worked improving the care for victims of human trafficking. She received her Bachelors degree in 2017 from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in a double major of Psychology and Criminal Justice. In 2019, she completed her Masters degree at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in Criminal Justice with an emphasis on juvenile justice and sexual violence. For the past three years, Linsey has worked in her current role, creating a multidisciplinary team response to human trafficking victims in the Acadiana area. She has worked with and advocated for many children and youth victims of human trafficking. She started the first Human Trafficking Care Coordination team in the region to focus on providing care to these victims from a Multidisciplinary preceptive. Linsey’s passion is to empower victims, raise awareness about trafficking, and improve the response to serving these individuals in the state of Louisiana.
Mr. Leander Johnson the Grants and Subcontracts Manager. Leander has over 30 years of experience working within Non-for-Profit agencies. His professional background includes Business Director with Catholic Charities, overseeing its Padua Division; Program Director for Volunteers of America; Vice-President of Operations for Methodist Home; CEO of Boys and Girls Town of New Orleans; and Business Manager for local churches providing fiscal management and overseeing budgets. In his capacity as an executive-level administrator, he was responsible for annual budgets exceeding 7.5 million.
As Finance Director, Scott oversees and leads the annual budgeting and planning process in conjunction with the Executive Director and Grants & Subcontracts Manager; administer and review all financial plans and budgets; monitor progress and changes; and manage LACAC's cash flow and forecasting.