The Lighthouse:
Children's Advocacy Center

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Meet Our Team!

Heather Kauffman, 

Program Supervisor

Heather has been supervisor at The Lighthouse since its opening in 2016. Heather received her BSW from UNC Charlotte and has worked in child welfare previously. Heather enjoys providing education to the community and is passionate about prevention.




Sarah Austin,

Family Advocate

Sarah is a devoted family advocate. Sarah received her BSW degree from UNC-Charlotte and is pursuing a graduate certificate in forensic criminology. Sarah enjoys reviewing current research and providing prevention tips for families and caregivers.


Kathryn Fletcher,

Trauma Therapist

Kathryn is our on-site trauma therapist for children. Kathryn provides children with coping skills and helps guide them through their healing journey. Kathryn has a MSW degree from University of South Carolina and is pursuing her LCSW. Kathryn's favorite part of her job is watching the children grow.



Belinda Butler,

Forensic Interviewer

Belinda is one of our forensic interviewers and has served children her entire career. Belinda has previously worked in child welfare, a local school system and children’s ministry. Belinda joined The Lighthouse in October 2018 and her favorite part of her job is helping children.


Morgan Lail, 

Forensic Interviewer

Morgan is one of our forensic interviewers. She has a MSW degree from University of South Carolina. Morgan loves working with children and always greets everyone she meets with a smile on her face. Morgan recently joined The Lighthouse team in October 2018 and is excited about learning all programs and services offered by The Lighthouse.