There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children
Maggi Hutchason has served as Executive Director since 2003 when Dearing House first began. and has over 20 years of experience in responding to children as well as non-profit management. In addition to the administrative duties of Executive Director, such as budgeting, grant writing and accreditation standards, Maggi conducts many of the forensic interviews at Dearing House. Maggi admits that interviewing children is her favorite part of the job, and emphasizes the importance of compliance with current research and best practices to meet Dearing House's mission of hearing, helping and healing. As a nationally accredited child advocacy center, Dearing House must meet the standards of the National Children's Alliance to assure that children and families are consistently receiving the best care. Maggi also provides training to other child welfare professionals across the country and serves on local, state and national boards and task forces promoting teamwork and prevention efforts.
Program Manager/Family Advocate
Nina Vincent, as Program Manager Advocate, divides her time between greeting guests with a big smile, providing hospitality to children and families, organizing the daily events and tasks at Dearing House and facilitating the Break the Cycle class for parents. Sometimes she sits at a desk and other times she sits on the floor with kiddos and Legos. Nina also spends time with the grownups while the child is being interviewed so that she can help families with their questions and concerns. Nina has extensive experience connecting families with services and resources that fit their unique circumstances, a wealth of knowledge about ways to help children and families on the path to healing and is always available to answer even the most difficult questions when it comes to helping a child overcome trauma. She has over ten years of experience interacting with children of all ages from around the world, is bi-lingual and specializes in recognizing and responding to trauma. We like to think of Nina as "the golden thread" that supports children every step of the way on the path of healing from trauma.