Paula Condol, started at the DCAC in 2000. Paula is a licensed therapist, trained in several evidenced based therapies, provides training on child abuse, trauma informed care, and prevention across the state. She has also initiated and implemented state legislation aimed at providing better services for abused children and is on several local, state and national taskforces.
Kori Small, MS, LAPC
Kori has been with us since 2018 and is a Licensed Associate Professional Counselor with a Master of Science in Counseling from the University of Mary. Kori is a forensic interviewer and therapist. She received training from the National Children's Advocacy Center and has interviewed over 400 children since the start of her career as an interviewer. Kori has experience in outpatient therapy, therapeutic interventions for sexual abusers, and management of aggressive behavior in a hospital setting. Kori has experience giving testimony in court and publicly speaking on reporting abuse and neglect. She is certified in Trauma Focused- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and sees both children and adults for mental health counseling.
Abbigail Stroh, LPC
Abbigail Stroh joined the DCAC in July 2019 as a new Therapist. She graduated from the University of St. Thomas in 2014 and since then has been working with incarcerated individuals both at the James River Correctional Center and the North Dakota State Hospital. She is excited to be working at the DCAC and helping people work through their trauma.
Eneida Vilella, MA
Eneida Vilella joined the DCAC in 2019 and is a recent graduate from the University of North Dakota. She earned a Master of Arts in Counseling with a focus in Community Mental Health. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a minor in Spanish from North Dakota State University in 2017. Eneida has experience working with children, adolescents and families in outpatient and in-home settings and is pursuing her LAPC licensure. She will working at the DCAC seeing clients and serving tele-mental health clients in the Minot region.
Holly Hammarsten joined the DCAC in 2019 as a 2nd Forensic Interviewer. She received her Bachelors in Social work in 2014. She has worked with county Social Services since 2015 providing services to Foster youth who have been displaced from their homes, as well as services for the family to continue to maintain youth in their homes. She is a North Dakota Pride Trainer for families becoming licensed foster parents throughout the state of North Dakota. She enjoys spending time with her family at the lake or camping.
Zach Geraets, LSW
Zach Geraets joined the DCAC in 2019 as an Advocate and is a Licensed Social Worker. He graduated from the University of Mary with a Bachelors degree in 2019. Zach has a passion for the families and is excited to be a part of our team.
Cindy Kottsick started at the DCAC in November of 2019 as our Office Manager. Cindy comes to us from Fargo, ND where she has lived the last 26 years. She is a proud Mom of a son and a daughter, a daughter-in law, two step-children, her cat Piper and is a newlywed of 9 months. Cindy lives in Mandan and is proud to be a part of the DCAC and all that they stand for. She enjoys kayaking, camping, crafting, gardening and canning in her free time.
Director of Engagement and Development
Heather joined the DCAC Sept of 2019 as the Director of Development and Engagement. Heather is responsible for fundraising and community involvement. Her background in retail banking and management provide the perfect foundation for fundraising and community involvement. Heather is passionate about children, and making sure they grow up in safe, healthy environments. Heather obtained her Master’s Degree in Business Administration in 2006 at University of Mary. When not at work, she spends time with her husband and three kids.