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April 2023

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Page 32 of 55 | 29 respond and prevent child abuse. Roberta is the lifeline of the center as she navigates a nurturing environment, where the children serviced are free from sexual and physical abuse. "She is a dynamic force that has only one true mission — the care and concern for our children that have been abused. "Roberta has made the center a place where all children are received with open arms and heartfelt concern," Miller-Bernard says. "In other words, Roberta is the Child Advocacy Center." 'Time for a change' Despite the accolades from board members, Humphries says the time has come for someone else to lead the center. "It is time for a change," Humphries says. "Change can be good for a new perspective. I'll miss the people, my staff and seeing the kids come to therapy, and I have the joy when they have finished. We have a butterfly tree here that signifies a new life away from the trauma. "I've really enjoyed my time here. It's a wonderful place to work. I've met a lot of DSS and law enforcement people over the years. I'm amazed at our DSS workers. ey have a tough, tough job." She looks forward to traveling with her husband and spending time with her grown children, six grandchildren and her two dogs, Duke the retriever shepherd and Amanda, a yellow lab. She looks forward to some pickleball recreation and a stained- glass cra hobby. Jasie Landeros will succeed Humphries as the Child Advocacy Center's executive director. "She is coming from Cumberland County Schools," Humphries says, "but she has worked for a CAC in Florida. It's possible I will come back on contract, and I'm sure I'll volunteer. My greatest accomplishment, I think, was bringing mental health counseling on site and financial stability to the organization. I doubled the budget through grants and fundraising and doubling the size of the staff." Most of all for Roberta Humphries, her time at the Child Advocacy Center was about changing the lives of abused children and fulfilling a promise to herself "to make sure that what happened to me didn't happen to other children." HigHland Funeral Service & crematory, inc. SULLIVAN'S 910.484.8108 610 Ramsey St, Fayetteville, NC 28301 Providing Providing compassionate compassionate care when you care when you need us the most need us the most • On-site Crematory • Traditional Funeral Services • Military Funeral Services • Family-owned and Operated 2023 FIELD OF HONOR SEPT. 11TH - NOV. 12TH 16TH ANNUAL SCAN THE QR CODE TO LEARN MORE OR BUY YOUR FLAG TODAY

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