• ECCAC Announces 2020/2021 Board of Directors …WCSO’s Major Audie Rowell is New President

    At a recent virtual board meeting, the Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Center (ECCAC) announced the 2020/2021 line-up of board members and officers. 

    The Walton County Sherriff Office’s (WCSO)Major Audie Rowell is the new President, Janet Parker is Vice President, and Alan Wood is Treasurer. Other members are immediate past president, Bill Fletcher, along with Tammy Pierce, Eric Aden, Todd Bierbaum, Shaun Eubanks, Velia Lala, Renee Pellegrino, Artie Rodriguez, Tom Saffel, Michael Thompson, Annie Stutts and Demetrius Fuller. 

    Julie Porterfield, ECCAC CEO said, “We so appreciate our 2020/2021 officers and board members. Thanks to Bill Fletcher for his successful 2019/2020 presidency. I have every confidence under Major Rowell’s leadership, along with our board members, we will have another successful year which translates to being able to help the children in need of our services.”

    ECCAC provides services in a child-friendly environment to help identify, treat and support children in abusive situations, as well as helping to prevent child abuse through education and prevention programs. With a Center in Okaloosa County and the Pierce Family Center in Walton County, ECCAC house representatives from the Florida Department of Children and Families, Child Protection Team, State Attorney’s Office, local law enforcement, licensed mental health counselors, and ECCAC’s staff and volunteers. In ECCAC’s 20-year history, more than 15,000 children have received more than 170,000 services at no cost.

    For further information about the Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Center, visit www.eccac.org or call 850-833-9237. If abuse is suspected, call the anonymous Florida Abuse Hotline at 1-800-96-ABUSE. 

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