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Fall - Child Abuse Network
August 2013
Leadership Letter
The 2012-2013 fiscal year may have come to an end on June 30, but the need for CAN in the
community continues to grow. Twenty-five years after the Child Abuse Network was established, the
number of children served keeps increasing. CAN provided services to another record 2,499 children at
the Justice Center.
Successes to highlight in 2012-2013 are:
2nd annual CANdlelight Ball raised $282,188.
Opened the doors to two additional waiting rooms created in the Justice Center.
This fiscal year, CAN’s managing director and child specialists provided over 30 community
education presentations regarding child abuse and neglect, reaching over 750 individuals.
The CAN Appreciation Day sponsored by Clear Channel Radio touched thousands of lives and raised $21,564.
I want to offer my personal thanks to last year’s Board President, Mike Rhoads. So much of CAN’s
success this year was directly related to his expertise, community involvement, experienced leadership
skills, and his absolute dedication to CAN and its mission in our community.
The 2013-2014 fiscal year is sure to be another great year for CAN. As incoming Board President, I am
honored to be a part of such a dynamic and focused organization. In keeping with tradition, I’d like to
share a little about myself.
Family: Kevin and I have been married for 32 years. We have three
beautiful daughters, Diana, Andrea and Julia, and a wonderful son-in-law,
Scott (married to Diana). We also enjoy our two Bernese Mountain dogs
and a cockatiel.
Occupation: My Industrial Engineering background allowed me to work in
cost accounting, engineering, and long range planning positions. I am
currently not employed, but I volunteer my time with CAN, Holland Hall
and church.
Favorite book: My favorite book is usually the one I’m reading. I am
currently reading The Element by Ken Robinson.
Favorite music: I like lots of different kinds of music.
Hobbies: I love to cook, garden, sew and play the harp.
Where I grew up: I grew up in Northwest Indiana and lived there until college. Since marrying, I have
lived in 11 different cities including Geneva, Switzerland, and have moved 14 times.
Favorite childhood memory: I enjoyed lots of summers on the New Jersey Shore and Lake Michigan,
but my fondest memories are tunneling through my front yard after a blizzard.
How I first learned about CAN: A former Board member, Barbara Gardner-Anderson, introduced me
to Barbara Findeiss soon after moving to Tulsa in 2004. It didn’t take more than a few moments hearing
about CAN’s work to compel me to get involved. As the Planning Committee Chairperson, I was invited
to join the Executive Committee as secretary both in 2004 and 2011. The years that I have been involved
with CAN have been very dynamic as the Board pursued alternatives to deal with overcrowding and
facility expansion. The absolute dedication of the staff at the Center is inspiring. I am honored to be a
part of this much needed and well-run organization.
My vision for CAN and what I would like to accomplish this year: My vision is to meet the goal
of expanding the facility to better accomodate the children who need us and the staff who work there.
So much of our work in launching a capital campaign will involve telling our story and reaching out to
the generous Tulsa community. Additionally, much of my focus will be on strengthening the Board and
engaging our new Board members. I look forward to a busy year with much to do. I am thankful that
Mike Rhoads and Kala Sharp will continue to play an integral role in the year ahead. Their experience
and dedication to CAN are such an asset to our Board.
I recently shared this at the annual reception: “I am reminded that we must, all of us, continue to join
together in support of this partnership and embrace our vision for the future so that we can continue to
provide the best response for the children we serve. Twenty-five years from now, as CAN celebrates its
50th anniversary, I’d like that Board to recognize our courage and determination to break the cycle of
abuse in our community by providing a well-planned expanded facility, supporting the multidisciplinary
team approach, and ultimately to offer hope to the children who need us. I look forward this year with
renewed confidence about our work, our partners, and our future.”
I would personally like to invite you to join us. Get involved. Help the children of our community.
Sincerely,
Susan Gross
FY 2014 Board of Directors
Susan L. Gross, president
Adrienne L. Barnett, president-elect
Rebecca Thompson, secretary
T. Carley Williams, treasurer
Mike Rhoads, past president
Kirk O. Bailey
Lauren Bingham
Gerard Clancy, M.D.
Paul Coury
Heather Cupp
Brian N. Edwards
Chris Ellison
Major Julie Harris
District Attorney Tim Harris
Major Tom Huckeby
April Brookover Margwarth
Amanda McConnell
Julie Merritt
Melissa Sanden
Kala Sharp
Barbara Sorrels, Ed. D.
Caleb Starr
Connie Tommerup
Kim Williamson
Barbara E. Findeiss, executive director
CAN Service Statistics
Past 6 Months: Jan. 1, 2013 - Jun. 30, 2013
1,236
615
456
164
Total number
of new children served:
Ages: 0-6 years:
Ages: 7-12 years:
Ages: 13-17 years:
Children were seen for the following alleged abuse:
663
Sexual abuse
Vision: To be the foundation for the
most effective community response to
reported child abuse and provide
children a turning point on the
pathway to healing.
Mission: To provide collaborative
intervention services to child abuse
victims, so that they are encouraged
to embrace a future driven by hope.
Philosophy: Child abuse damages our
community’s most vulnerable citizens
and often has generational implications. In the context of violence, child
abuse is a public health problem that
presents complex social and moral
dilemmas concerning its cause, effect
and remedy. Addressing child abuse
requires a comprehensive plan with
multiple, coordinated strategies.
State law requires EVERY person to
report suspicion of abuse or neglect to the
Department of Human Services.
If you suspect that a child is being abused
and/or neglected call:
Oklahoma hotline: (800) 522-3511
National hotline: (800)-4ACHILD
(800) 422-4453
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Witness to violence
Neglect
488
Physical abuse
41
Other
(of which 12 were fatalities)
3
child specialists &
board certified child abuse
pediatricians
50
see on average
kids a week
Types of appointments
(not all children seen at the Justice Center receive the same services):
827
Forensic
Interviews
427
Medical
Evaluations
178
Mental Health
Consultations
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CAN Honors Volunteers and Donors
& Celebrates 25th Anniversary
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Pictured above are volunteers, donors, staff and board members who attended the Annual
Appreciation Reception on June 27.
Volunteers, donors, staff and CAN Board of Directors were honored at the annual
appreciation reception on June 27 for their dedication and devotion to the children
we serve at the Justice Center. Attendees celebrated the many milestones achieved
this past year along with the 25th anniversary of CAN (est. on June 17, 1988).
The highlight of the annual reception was the presentation of the CAN
Distinguished Service Award. This award honors the commitment and dedication
of an individual, group of individuals or organization that has made a significant
contribution to the mission of CAN. This year’s award was presented to ONEOK,
Pictured, from left to right: CAN
Inc. for their long-term support of CAN. Kala Sharp, current board member and
Executive Director Barbara Findeiss,
Board Member Kala Sharp, representa- immediate past president, accepted the award on behalf of ONEOK, Inc. “Back in
tive for ONEOK.
1995, ONEOK gave renewed hope for Tulsa’s abused and neglected children with
a generous donation of $5,000 when CAN desperately needed it,” said Barbara Findeiss, CAN’s executive
director. She continued to say, “It doubled our bank balance, and ONEOK has been a CAN supporter ever
since.” For an organization that is entirely dependent on donations, this continued support is deeply valued
and appreciated.
The Perfect Holiday Gift Idea
A perfect gift for employees, teachers, pediatricians, friends and family, the
Christopher Radko CAN bear ornament is a special, one-of-a-kind art piece that’s
guaranteed to become a true collector’s item.
Designed exclusively for the Child Abuse Network, each ornament is handcrafted in
the artist’s signature style and will provide a lasting reminder of your support of
children seen at the Justice Center.
It’s not too early to start planning for the holidays. Order your Christopher Radko
CAN bear ornament today and make a difference in the lives of children who need
it the most. Ornaments are $20 each, of which $10 is tax deductible.
Quantities are limited.
Place your order today by contacting Kate at
[email protected] or (918) 624-0201.
Christopher Radko CAN Bear Ornament
CELEBRATING 25 YEARS!
CAN is celebrating 25 years of giving hope to over 31,000 children in the Tulsa community! The Child
Abuse Network, Inc. was incorporated on June 17, 1988, and became a four-year project of the Junior
League of Tulsa. Original partner agencies included the Tulsa County District Attorney’s Office, Department
of Human Services - Tulsa County Child Welfare, Tulsa Police Department, Broken Arrow Police
Department, Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office and the Tulsa Pediatric Society.
After 25 years, CAN remains the only community nonprofit that partners with law enforcement, child
welfare, legal and medical professionals in Tulsa County’s child abuse response system.
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This is where it all began,
on the corner of 15th &
Denver - CAN’s first office
until 1992 when it moved
to the Justice Center.
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There will be several opportunities to celebrate this milestone throughout the year. Check our Facebook page,
website and weekly emails for updates on upcoming festivities and details of our new spring event!
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This is the Justice Center
today. Built to serve 40
children a month, CAN
now sees 50 children
a week in the Center.
Elegant. Exquisite. Memorable. Just a few of the wonderful comments we received
from attendees after our 2nd Annual CANdlelight Ball. Close to 300 people attended
this year’s event, which raised $282,188 for CAN and its programs.
Ball Chair Adrienne Barnett, Honorary Chair Skip Teel, and the Ball volunteer
committee did an outstanding job creating an evening full of awe-inspiring moments
and breathtaking beauty. The Mayo Hotel was aglow in downtown Tulsa and the room
was filled with the soulful voice of Annie Ellicott.
To see the fantastic party pics, go to www.facebook.com/candlelightball.
SAVE THE DATE! 3rd Annual CANdlelight Ball will be held Saturday night, April 26, 2014,
at The Mayo Hotel.
Thank You, Patrons, Donors & Volunteers!
Thank
You!
We offer our deepest gratitude to all who support CAN. Your generous gifts enable us to help abused children. The donors noted
represent the gifts received from January 1, 2013 - June 30, 2013. We are grateful for every donation. If there is an error or
omission, please contact Kate at [email protected] or (918) 624-0201.
Abbott Laboratories
Employee Giving
Accent Real Estate Inc.
Adams Hall Wealth Advisors
Deborah & Robert Ahlborn
Jenny Alexopulos
American Airlines
American Bank & Trust Co.
Anchor Gasoline
Corporation
Anonymous (5)
Arvest Bank
D.S. Avey
Gloria & Kirk Bailey
Bank of America United
Way Campaign
Adrienne Barnett
Mr. & Mrs. Howard A.
Barnett, Jr.
The Barnett Family
Foundation
Jennifer E. Barrett
Marilyn & Michael Bartlett
Lauren & Casey Bingham
BKD Foundation
BKD, LLP
Blue Cross and Blue Shield
of Oklahoma
Jennifer & Austin Bond
Susan & Bill Bonner
The Mervin Bovaird
Foundation
Tara & Joseph Britt
Cara Bruner
Marilyn & Chuck Buland
Denise & Boyd Burn
Greg Burn
Courtney & Jake Cain
Mr. & Mrs. Stuart Campbell
Cancer Treatment Centers of
America
Dr. Kathleen S. Cannon &
Dr. Douglas S. Pittman
The Carman LLC
H.A. and Mary K. Chapman
Charitable Trust
Janet & Mark Chappell
Chubb Group of Insurance
Companies
Donna & Jerry Clack
Kari Clark
Tama & Michael Clark
Theresa Clee & Johnny
Thomason
Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Clegg
Communities Foundation of
Texas, Inc.
James Consedine
Carissa & Bradley Cooper
Daniel Corff
Paul Coury
Mr. & Mrs. Conrad C.
Coussens
Summer & Nathan Crawford
Sandy & Jack Crews
Crossland Construction
Company, Inc.
Heather & Brian Cupp
Sheri & Robert Curry
D&L Oil Tools
Kate Davis & Mike McCue
DISH-Tulsa
District Attorneys Council
Sharon W. Doty
Charlotte & Wade
Edmundson
Dezeray Edwards
Jerrilyn & Justin Eisenhauer
Jean & Harvey Ellis
Elizabeth & Chris Ellison
Pam & Lee Eslicker
Whitney & Dan Eslicker
Major Walter Evans
Amy & Jason Fahrlander
Faith Lutheran Church
Barbara & Larry Findeiss
Amanda Forman
Susan Forman
Founders of Doctors’
Hospital, Inc.
The Gelvin Foundation
Sue & Dr. Steve Gerkin
GlobalHealth, Inc.
Kirsten & Mark Graham
Greater Oklahoma HunterJumper Horse Show, Inc.
Susan & Kevin Gross
Hall Estill
Sunshine & Jake Haller
Jayne Hard
Dr. Tiari & Tim Harris
Nancy & Gerald Hatfield
Helmerich & Payne, Inc.
The Helmerich Trust
Hillcrest HealthCare System
Hogan Taylor LLP
Lisa & David Holden
HUD/City of Tulsa-CDBG
Amanda & Kent Hudson
Carlene & J.D. Hunt
Stacy Hunt
Rachel & David Irwin
Betsy & Gerald Jackson
Julie James
Michael Jones
Marcus Jones
JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Kappa Kappa Iota
David Karimian
Rosemary & Vic Karjian
Alana & Jason Kennon
Insung Kim & Randall
Webb
Lea & Mark King
Sandra S. Klein
Suzanne & Jim Kneale
Suzanne & Jim Kneale
Family Foundation
Jackie Kouri & Gary Paxton
Lauren LaBass
Adriane & Phil Lakin
Jennifer M. Langdon
Kali & B.E. Lee
Mr. & Mrs. C.S. Lewis III
Linde Process Plants, LLC
Kathy Taylor & Bill Lobeck
Karin & Dennis Loudermilk
Kelly A. Loudermilk
Jordan Lusnak
Patsy L. Lyon
Gwen & Steve Malcolm
Melody Maradiaga
Amy & Chad Mariska
Paula Marshall
Andrea & Dean Martin
Erika & Aaron Massey
Martha Daylight 502 (Order
of the Eastern Star)
China Matlock & Danny
Shay
Marian & Jim McCarthy
Sharon & Chip McElroy
The Peter C. Meinig
Revocable Trust
Mile High United Way
Gina & Ed Miller
Lauren & Paul Miller
Lou and Connie Miller
Charitable Foundation
Mobile Giving Foundation
Sandy & Larry Mocha
Morgan Stanley Smith
Barney
Morris Madewell LLC
Shannon & Paul Muret
Mr. & Mrs. Gregory Nellis
Network For Good
The Newfield Foundation
Jennifer Nguyen
Norman Wohlgemuth
Chandler & Jeter
Oklahoma Department of
Human Services
Paige N. Oliver
Tacy & Terry Olivo
Tara & Brian O’Mahony
ONEOK, Inc.
Tina & Lance Parkhill
Patterson Law Firm
Khristi Peabody
Emalee Pearson
Cindy & Bob Peterson
Mary & Gregory Pittman
Becky Post
Max H. Post
Rebecca & Ray Poudrier
Sheila Powers
William T. Powers &
Pamela Higgins
Ellen & Daniel Prather
Rodney B. Pratz
Marilyn & Michael Predovic
Mr. & Mrs. Lee Pridgin, Jr.
QEP Energy Company
QEP Resources, Inc.
Laura Rankin
Bobbi & Jim Reed
Kathryn & Michael Rhoads
Rice Benefits & Investments
Cindy Robinson
Rodolf & Todd
Heather & Jeffrey Ronsse
The Rosebury Charitable
Foundation
Diane & Richard Salamon
Melissa & Jeff Sanden
Mary K. Sanditen
Patricia Savage
Charles and Lynn
Schusterman Family
Foundation
Marc Schutt
Paula Settoon
Kala & Gary Sharp
Dianne & Rex Shelton
Glenda & Larry Silvey
Belynda & Weldon Spitzer
Linda & Jack Stailey
Alice & Charles Stanford
Summit Bank
Angela & Otto Svendsen
Virginia & Paul Swanson
T.D. Williamson, Inc.
Priscilla & Joseph Tate
Catherine Tatum
Roy M. “Skip” Teel
Elizabeth Telford
David E. and Cassie L.
Temple Foundation
Leslie & Todd Tharp
Mary Anne Thoman
Cathrine & Stephen Thomas
Justin Thompson
Kerrie & David Thompson
Rebecca Thompson
Connie & Jeffery Tommerup
TriArch, PLLC
Truist
Tulsa Area United Way
Tulsa County/City of
Broken Arrow-CDBG
The Tulsa Foundation
Tulsa Shimmy Mob
United Way of Greater
Milwaukee
United Way of Greater
Union County
University of Oklahoma
Foundation, Inc.
The University of Tulsa
Kaylen M. Vanorsdol
Kayla & Scott Vaughn
Lindsey R. Vedros
Linda Vincent
Alison & Eric Wade
Robin & Michael Watanabe
Meg Watkins
Dr. Vicky Weidner &
Brian Edwards
B.J. Weintraub
Kathleen & Bob West
Russanne & Tom Wilcox
Carrie & Carley Williams
James Williams
Kim & Dr. Jay Williamson
Courtney Z. Wilson
Melissa Wilson
Stephen A. Wolff
Wood Family Charitable
Fund
Melony & Christopher
Woosley
Ryan Zabienski
The Anne and Henry Zarrow
Foundation
Megan & Don Zetik
Jane Ziegler
The Jamie and Darton Zink
Foundation
The John Steele Zink
Foundation
Tributes
In honor of Sally Posner
Anonymous
In honor of the SANE
nurses
Anonymous
In honor of Mike Rhoads
Mary Jane & Gary
Lindaman
In honor of Dr. & Mrs.
Robert Block
Carol & Charles Mountford
In honor of her children
Ashley Pearce
In honor of Billie &
Howard Barnett
Mary Lee Robison
In honor of Robyn Brooks
Mablelean & Troy Smith
In honor of Adrienne
Barnett
Mollie Williford
In honor of Barbara
Findeiss
Anne & Arnold Wood
Memorials
In memory of Phil Riddle
Anonymous
Mrs. Elmer Riddle
In memory of Lola Lenore
Beil
Betty J. Beil
In memory of Katherine
Rizley Johnston
Marilyn Inhofe Davis
Sara Lytle & Fred Davis
Amy & Tate Singletary
In memory of Angie Green
Stacy
Laurie & Jim Green
Harriet Livathinos
In memory of Skyla Brooks
Mablelean & Troy Smith
In-Kind Donors
Ace Cuervo Photography,
LLC
Anonymous
Automated Mail Services
Auxiliary to the Tulsa
Osteopathic Medical
Society
Chelsea Bagwell
Alanna Barfoot
Blue Cross and Blue Shield
of Oklahoma
Cancer Treatment Centers of
America
Matthew D. Davis
Jack DeLaughter
Joyce Diesing
In-Kind Donors (cont’d)
Eisenhower International
School
Express Graphics
Faith Lutheran Church
Girl Scout Troop 172
William Goodwin
Roger B. Graham Family
Trust
Cari Helm
Kappa Kappa Iota
Margaret King
Erika & Aaron Massey
The Mayo Hotel
Memorial Drive UMC
Odyssey Digital Printing
OU-Tulsa Schusterman
Center
Parkhill’s Liquor and Wines/
Glazer’s of Oklahoma
Response Solutions, Inc.
Secret Gardens Candle
Company
Stacey & Mike Salisbury
Sonoma Bistro & Wine Bar
Whitney Williams
Ziegler Art & Framing
CANdlelight Ball Auction
Donations
Andolini’s
Tim Baker/Sonoma Bistro
& Wine Bar
Adrienne Barnett
Mr. & Mrs. Howard A.
Barnett, Jr.
Black Optical
Blue Jean Baby
Bluum Outdoor
Environments
Clark Brewster
The Cigar Box
Paul Coury & Ambassador
Hotel Collection
Dolce Hair Boutique
Edit
Lee Eslicker/D&L Oil Tools
Whitney Eslicker
The French Bouquet
Full Moon Cafe
Sue & Dr. Steve Gerkin
William Goodwin
Pat Gordon
Hideaway Pizza
Jay Howard
Jared, The Galleria of
Jewelry
Juniper Restaurant &
Martini Lounge
LifeTime Fitness
Little Black Dress
Teresa Malaby
Wendeline S. Matson
The Mayo Hotel
Mi Cocina
Jacob Miller
Randy Miller
Mod Skin Nutrition
Naifeh Fine Jewelry
Oklahoma Skydiving
On a Whim
Premium Brands Wine
& Spirits
Physiques by Monique
Personal Training &
Cycling Studio
Prhyme Steakhouse
Pork N’ Greens
Red Dirt Rangers
The Reserve at the
Ambassador Hotel Kansas City
Rope
Ronda Roush Studios
Shannon Schroeder
Amanda Simcoe
Skelly Lodge
Skelly Ranch
Tavolo: Italian Bistro
Kathy Taylor
That Girl Can Cook
Tinsel & Tulle
Topeca Roastery
Justin Thompson
Amber Valletta
Sandi Willhite
John Williams
Erika Witt at Jara Herron
Woodhouse Vineyards
The Yoga Studio
CANdlelight Ball
Champagne Pull Donors
Tim Baker
Gloria & Kirk Bailey
Adrienne Barnett
Marilyn & Chuck Buland
Paul Coury
Heather & Brian Cupp
Summer & Nathan
Crawford
Sharon Doty
Major Walter Evans
Elizabeth & Chris Ellison
Sue & Dr. Steve Gerkin
Susan & Kevin Gross
Parkhill’s Liquor and Wines/
Glazer’s of Oklahoma
Kala & Gary Sharp
Kathy & Mike Rhoads
Melissa & Jeff Sanden
Rebecca Thompson
Dr. Vicky Weidner & Brian
Edwards
Kim & Dr. Jay Williamson
Stephen Wolff
Special Thanks to
Mrs. Oklahoma 2013
Julie Pittman is committed to shattering
the silence of child abuse throughout the
United States. Her responsibilities as Mrs.
Oklahoma provide a significant opportunity to bring a bolder spotlight in public
advocacy for child abuse awareness
and pathways for helping families.
Thank you, Julie, for supporting our
mission by being a volunteer for CAN
and a strong advocate against child abuse.
you CAN help
There are many ways to support the children served by CAN. Here are a few ideas:
Provide Wish List Items
Volunteer Your Time
Give a Charitable Gift
Books, Games & Puzzles for Children &
Adolescents
Backpacks & Book Bags (New)
Journals & Pens (for older children)
Baseball Caps (New - Child & Teen)
First Class Postage Stamps
8.5” x 11” Copy Paper
CAN relies on volunteers from
the community to supplement
our staff hours of service.
CAN depends on gifts from generous
donors like you to fulfill our mission to
help children in crisis. Through the generosity of our community, we are able to
provide all our services at no cost to the
families we serve!
In 2012, our volunteers provided over
1,456 hours of service.
If you are interested in joining our team of
more than 100 volunteers, please contact
Dawn Barrick, volunteer coordinator, at
918-624-0204 or
[email protected]
*Visit childabusenetwork.org for an
up-to-date Wish List of
needed items OR to make a
charitable donation online.
Thank you for your loyal support.
Contact Kate Davis for more information:
(918) 624-0201 or
[email protected]
Leaving a Legacy Through Planned Giving
Child Abuse Network deeply appreciates our supporters who have chosen to include our organization in their family’s charitable giving
strategy. There are many strategies for planned giving, including listing a charity as a recipient of a life insurance policy or estate planning. Most people have questions about planned giving, which can be a daunting process. CAN provides a no-cost planning service
for those who would like more information about planned giving, how to start the process, or simply want to have their current plan
reviewed. To speak with one of our planning professionals, please call Kate at (918) 624-0201.
you CAN stay connected
Please let us know if we need to update your contact information: (918) 624-0201 or [email protected]
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connect
Questions? Volunteer? Donate?
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[email protected]
(918) 624-0200
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