CAPC is governed by a 12 to 15 person board of directors composed of volunteer community members who are dedicated to the prevention of child abuse in Contra Costa County.

Bruno Ceccarelli


Leigh Pierson-Brown

Leigh Pierson-Brown


Carol Carrillo

Carol Carrillo, MSW

Executive Director

Jim Carpenter

Jim Carpenter, MD, MPH

Shannon Blankenship

Shannon Blankenship, Secretary

Scott Barca

Scott Barca, Vice President

Rex Dunn, Treasurer

Angelina Elliott, MD

Scott Cunnane

Theresa Frontier

Durrana Nejat

2023 ACAPC Members

2022-23 Members


PRESIDENT: Heather Swedeen
Megan Buckley
Kristen Cobo
Elizabeth Ewing
Molly Hanahan
Roshan Haugh
Yeh-Won Hunt
Haley Kirkpatrick
Rhoda Larner
Natalie Miles
Blaire Morse
Jenn Nolen
Moira Roberts
Stephanie Russell
Arran Schultz
Alexis Thompson
Betsy Toben
Kelly Tuggle
Melanie Walterspiel


Kelly Bitzer
Eileen Brinker
Anne-Marie Carpenter
Mimi Cohen
Catherine Dunne
Nikki Gilbert
Sarah Holzemer
Michelle Indelicato
Larissa Kosla
Jami Martini
Sia McDonald
Shauna McGlynn
Allison Mein
Shawn Sabarese
Lisa Stemmler
Liz Voelker


“A person's a person, no matter how small.”

— Dr. Seuss

Success Stories

A Changed Life

The Child Abuse Prevention Council has saved my life and I feel as if it has saved the lives of my children and transformed their destiny. This is the depth […]

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A father doesn’t give up

“Manuel never gave up on his son.  He completed two Nurturing Parenting Program sessions and enrolled in additional parenting classes because he wants to become the best father possible.” ~Maggie […]

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