Our Staff

Consistently listening. Compassionately serving. 

Our staff is committed to listening to what our clients need for their healing and well-being. Whether that is a meal program for working moms, innovative healing therapies for children, instruction on budgeting, or educating on what emotionally healthy parenting looks like post divorce or separation. By working together, we find solutions that provide the best possible outcomes for our clients and their children. 

Meet Our Team

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Pam Adams - Donation Center Mgr.

Pam is a retired business professional, who is committed to the success of The Women's Advocacy Center. She is a volunteer who thinks outside the box and delivers results.

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Cathy Jo Mattson - Client Services Mgr.

Cathy Jo (CJ) is a retired business owner with an MBA in business/accounting. She has 30 years of business management, financial, problem-solving and customer service skills. She is a mother of three, and is honored to help women regain their strength, independence, hope and faith. 

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Jessica Olson - Program Mgr.

Jessica is a graduate of the University of Memphis, where she earned a master's degree in Psychology. To every task she brings her heart to serve, problem-solving skills, and commitment to getting the job done well.

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Sharon Puryear - DV Trainer/Community Crisis Response Team Coordinator

Sharon is a certified Lethality Assessment Specialist with extensive training in understanding trauma and domestic abuse. She loves serving others and has given generously of her time and talent to local Boards and the Shelby County community.

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Sunell Williams - Exec. Asst./Bookkeeper

Sunell, brings experience working in educational settings and with local churches, both large and small. She is detail-focused, personable, and a skilled organizer.