Our Team

Our Staff

Executive Director

Rose Grant – Robinson

Rose Grant-Robinson is the Executive Director for the Coastal Children’s Advocacy Center. Her primary focus is the day to day operation of the facility that works with children who have been severely physically and sexually abused. Rose joined CCAC in October 2016. In 2020, Ms. Grant-Robinson was voted to serve on the State Board of Directors for the Children Advocacy Centers of Georgia. She also advises interns who are placed with her for their practicum experience from various colleges.

 

Rose Grant-Robinson is a member of the National Advocate Credentialing Program at the Advanced Level with a Designation of Domestic Violence Intervention Specialist. Rose is the 2014 Liberty Bell Award winner from the Young Lawyers Section of Savannah Bar Association and the 2012 recipient of the Georgia Coalition against Domestic Violence Victim Advocate Award for the state of Georgia. She regularly speaks on Domestic and Dating Violence at local conferences, colleges, organizations, and high schools. Rose has a master’s degree in Psychology and has an Executive Graduate Certification in Business Management with an emphasis in Human Resources. She is also certified to complete Temporary Protective Orders and Child Forensic Interviews.

Administrative Assistant

Gloria Greer

Gloria Greer is the Administrative Assistant for CCAC.  Ms. Greer works alongside the Executive Director. Her day to day tasks involves assisting with the day to day operations of CCAC along with the financial reporting, grant reporting, and assisting the staff in the administrative aspect of CCAC. She retired from DaVita Dialysis as an Insurance Counselor, August 2015 after 27 years of service; providing dialysis patients with their insurance needs.  She joined Coastal Children’s Advocacy Center, December 2015.

 

As the Administrative Assistant, she provides care and concerns to our clients, our team, our vendors, and friends, as well as the community at large. Ms. Greer participates in community service projects, advocating awareness of child abuse, fundraising and various activities, while performing her tasks as the Administrative Assistant. Gloria is fun loving with a warm and welcoming smile. She is a vital and essential part of our growing team.

Family Victim Advocate

Katie Keniry

Katie Keniry began her employment at the Coastal Children’s Advocacy Center in 2018. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from the University of North Texas. As a child and family advocate at the center, Katie provides support, community resources and crisis intervention services to families served by the forensic and clinical staff. Katie also facilitates communication and information sharing with the Multi-Disciplinary Team, which includes law enforcement, the Department of Family and Children Services, the District Attorney’s Office, and Children’s Hospital of Savannah at Memorial Health. Katie also conducts forensic interviews for alleged victims of child abuse from age two years to eighteen years.

Licensed Therapist

Samantha Platta

Samantha Platta is a licensed clinical social worker with a Master’s degree in social work from Marywood University. Samantha’s practice focuses on individual adults, adolescents, and children. She is an active listener and seeks to provide an unbiased perspective in a confidential and safe environment. Samantha utilizes a variety of therapeutic orientations in order to meet the unique needs of each client, including play, relational, psycho-dynamic, cognitive behavioral, person centered, and solution focused.

 

Samantha has 10+ years of experience treating families, couples and individuals who experience anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, relationship struggles and/or mental health diagnoses. She also has significant work experience with adolescents, teens and young adults who have experienced trauma or experience various behavioral concerns, that may be a result of bullying, failing grades, parental or peer stressors, poor self-image, anger or drug use.

 

Samantha combines her education, experiences, and passion to provide her clients with a unique therapy journey. She will work closely with you to build on your strengths while paying attention to areas of your life that need healing or growth. Samantha looks forward to the opportunity to start this journey with you.

Parent Support Specialist

Alexis Mack

Alexis Mack has approximately 2-year experience working in the Mental Health field. Alexis graduated from Savannah State University with her Masters in Social Work with a Clinical Concentration and started off as an intern at Coastal Children’s Advocacy Center which gave her experience and a commitment to improve the quality of life for our child abuse victims and non-offending caregivers in the community. She decided to join the team because she felt there was an opportunity to grow and focus on trauma. Alexis is a Parent Support Specialist whose primary responsibility provides individual counseling and group sessions to both children and their non-offending caregivers, including community outreach. She has always felt that working with this population was her calling and is very passionate for it! Alexis is also Certified as a Forensic Interviewer.

Counselor

Theresa N. Carter

Theresa graduated from South University in Savannah Georgia, with a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She is currently working towards her licensure, both state and nationally.

 

Theresa is a driven counselor who specializes in the clinical field. She has served as a crisis counselor and has a passion for working with individuals in crisis and trauma. She has experience in addiction and has worked with law enforcement in all facets. She has practiced with all ages for individual, couples, families, and groups. She currently works with abused and victimized children and their caretakers here at Coastal Children’s Advocacy Center.

 

Theresa uses a variety of therapeutic approaches to meet her client’s specific needs. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, Solution Focused and Trauma Based are her major areas.

Board of Directors

Margaret A. Hughes Alexander

President

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Shrink Savannah

Gerry Long

Treasurer

Retired Major, Savannah Chatham County Metropolitan Police Department

Lester B. Johnson, III

Attorney, The Law Firm of Lester B. Johnson, III, P.C.

Akeem McMichael

Owner, McMichael Enterprises

Esquina White

Police Officer, Chatham County Police Department

Bates Lovett

Litigation Attorney, Fisher Broyles LLP

Bobbie Gillham

Kiwanis Club of Skidaway Island

Dr. Ericka Russell-Petty

Pediatrician, PEds Health

Elizabeth E. Coolidge

Director of Indigent Defense, Chatham County

Miriam Munn

Teacher, Georgetown K-8 School

Taylor Mongin

Certified Public Accountant, Holland, Bromley, Barnhill & Brett