Brazoria County Alliance for Children (BCAC) employs a staff of experienced professionals dedicated to serving the needs of abused and neglected children and their families. Services include conducting forensic interviews and assessments, therapy medical exams, child, family and court advocacy, and the provision of victim’s assistance as well as mental health services.
Lisa Jolly – Chief Executive Officer
979-849-2500 – x 103
The Chief Executive Officer provides oversight and direction to the planning, development and management of the daily operations of Brazoria County Alliance for Children as well as supervising administrative and program staff. This position is responsible for advising and providing information and reports to the Board Executive Committee as well as other members of the Board of Directors, and for promoting Brazoria County Alliance for Children and its programs to the community.
Kristi Belluomini -- Director of Forensic Services
979-849-2500, x 118
The Director of Forensic Services serves as a member of the Executive Management Team and provides direction and oversight to the Forensic Interview, Medical Exam and Mental Health Therapy programs as well as the supervision of staff and volunteers within these departments.
Andrea Elliott - Director of Family Advocate Services
979-849-2500, x 106
The Director of Family Advocate Services serves as a member of the Executive Management Team and provides direction and oversight of the Family Advocate services. This position ensures the continuity of contact and services to family members in order to provide information and assistance throughout the investigative process. This position provides supervision to family advocate staff and volunteers.
Bailey Ellis -- Financial Administrator
979-849-2500 - x 102
This position serves as a member on the Leadership Team. The Financial Administrator is responsible for all bookkeeping activities for the organization, including the expenses allotted to specific grant funding, fundraising efforts, and administrative expenses, as well as preparing monthly, quarterly, and annual reports. This position assists the Chief Executive Officer in identifying projects that may need financial support and researching funding opportunities to meet those needs.
Bianca Cotton – Child Therapist
979-849-2500 – x 112
The child therapist assesses the child's cognitive, development, emotional, and social status of each child. Once an assessment is made the therapist discusses interventions and a care plan to lead a child to hope and healing from their tragedy. Therapy can help prevent issues from turning into more long-term issues into adulthood. Childhood is supposed to be a happy, productive time in their lives. Therapy can help abused children get there.
Bobby Bracken – Outreach and Development Specialist
979-849-2500 – x 122
The Outreach and Development Specialist is responsible for grant writing, community development & awareness, developing and maintaing donor relationships, assisting with the delivery of community training involving Child Abuse Awareness & Prevention and tracking training information.
Jerry Lyons – Multi-Disciplinary Team Liaison
979-849-2500 – x 122
This position serves as a member on the Leadership Team. The Multi-Disciplinary Team Liaison is responsible for maintaining & developing relationships with various team members, providing training for team members and first responders involving Child Abuse Awareness & Prevention, assisting with community outreach, assisting with development of team policies, procedures and protocols and coordinating case reviews and meetings. This position is also responsible for serving on the Multi-Disciplinary Team Advisory Board Executive Committee.
Maggie O'Connor -- Forensic Interviewer
979-849-2500, x 126
The Forensic Interviewer conducts forensic interviews and participates as part of the multi-disciplinary team on child abuse cases and assists with the recommendation of therapy and medical exams for clients.
Chelsea Roberts -- Family Advocate
979-849-2500, x 105
The Family Advocate maintains continuous contact with the family in order to provide assistance throughout the course of the investigation. They also provide referrals for medical exams, therapy and other social services as needed. Family Advocates provide court accompaniment for children and their families if the case enters into a criminal trial. They also monitor case progress and provide crisis intervention, education and support to clients and their non-offending caregivers.
Jeanette Dioquino -- Family Advocate
979-849-2500 x 107
The Family Advocate maintains continuous contact with the family in order to provide assistance throughout the course of the investigation. The also provide referrals for medical exams, therapy and other social services as needed. Family Advocates provide court accompaniment for children and their families if the case enters into a criminal trial. They also monitor case progress and provide crisis intervention, education and support to clients and their non-offending caregivers.
Maria Zarate – Program Assistant
979-849-2500 – x 100
The Program Assistant coordinates the intake process with Law Enforcement and Child Protective Services (scheduling and coordinating appointments). This position also provides assistance to non-offending caregivers in completing and submitting appropriate paperwork and educates family members about additional Crime Victims resources.