WENTZVILLE, MO – The Child Center Executive Director, Elphanie “Sissy” Swift, announced recently that after seven years with the nonprofit organization, she will be stepping down to pursue other opportunities. The Board of Directors and Swift will now begin a succession plan to secure The Child Center’s next Executive Director.

“As a Board of Directors, we were saddened to receive Sissy’s resignation as she has been instrumental in the development and growth of The Child Center,” says Julie Seymore, Board President. “She has spent her tenure moving the organization forward with her fierce dedication and leadership. We are very excited for Sissy’s new adventure, and hope she knows she will be deeply missed.”

The Child Center Board of Directors is conducting an extensive search to hire a new Executive Director. In the meantime, supervisors Christine TenEyck and Amy Robins, will serve as Co-Interim Executive Directors during the transition and provide additional leadership.

“I am honored to have been a part of the essential work at The Child Center, and am grateful to all the committed individuals – board, staff, volunteers and donors – who helped us continue to provide a safe place for children to receive healing, help, and hope,” states Swift. “There is still significant work to be done, yet I have no doubt that The Child Center will continue to be a strong voice and support system to so many child victims in our community. Their work will always have a special place in my heart.”

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ABOUT THE CHILD CENTER: Founded in 2000, The Child Center, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit organization based in Wentzville, Missouri. The Child Center is a child-focused place where a comprehensive, coordinated approach is taken in response to allegations of child sexual and physical abuse occurring in their 14-county service area. Services offered include forensic interviews, children and family advocacy, mental health therapy, and school and community-based prevention education programs. For more information on The Child Center, please visit