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Staff

Leah Abel - Victim Support Coordinator
Misty Baldwin - Forensic Interviewer

Misty Baldwin began her work as a forensic interviewer in February 2015. She came to the Abbott House from the Child Protective Services Division of the Oklahoma Department of Human Services. Misty received a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Social Work from Abilene Christian University and was awarded an ASWB Social Work License for the state of Texas. Misty has previous work experience as a Medical Social Worker, Behavioral Health Rehabilitation Specialist and Resource Family Specialist. Misty has a passion for preventing child maltreatment and advocating for child victims. While in Child Protective Services, Misty was selected to be a lead Child Welfare Specialist and was given the responsibility of completing investigations in complex child abuse and neglect cases. Misty also received certification to serve as a Child Welfare Mentor. Before coming to the Abbott House, Misty completed over 2000 child interviews and over 3000 adult interviews in regards to child maltreatment. Misty has completed 500 + hours of training specific to the field of child abuse and neglect. Misty resides in Oklahoma City with her husband and three children.

Andreé Danley - Director of Operations
Lisa Dunson, APRN FNP-C, SANE-A, SANE-P - Director of Medical Services

Lisa Dunson is our director of medical services.  She graduated from OU in 1998 with a bachelors of science in nursing.  She continued her education with a master' degree in forensic science form UCO in 2004.  It was during that time she started working with sexual assault victims.  Lisa's nursing career has included working with victims of crime, consulting, and home visitation with mother's and babies.  Lisa Graduated form Frontier University in 2016 with a masters degree in nursing and is a licensed family nurse practitioner.

Bethany Holtslander-Petrone, RN - Medical Advocate & Outreach Coordinator

Bethany Holtslander-Petrone is a resident of Norman and joined Abbott House in December 2015 after receiving training in Pediatric Sexual Assault Nursing from Midwest Regional Children’s Advocacy Center. She became a registered Nurse January of 2011. She was trained in Adult Sexual Assault Nursing in December 2012 and works for the Rape Crisis Center in Norman, performing adult sexual assault exams. To relax, she’ll stay in and watch documentaries or get outside to photograph and travel. She is learning to garden and finds importance in organic foods. She is married and has a furry family of 3.

Chilton Purcell - Executive Director

Chilton Purcell is passionate about creating positive change to impact her community and has a life-long commitment to improving the lives of Oklahomans. She has more than ten years in the non-profit field and almost 20 years of experience in fundraising, communications, advocacy, and organizational development. Born in Oklahoma, and raised in Norman, she is committed to setting our state and community on the path to healing. Chilton resides in Norman with her husband Brad.

Christi Williams - Forensic Interviewer

Christi Williams began her work as a forensic interviewer in May of 2016. She came to the Abbott House after serving over six years at the Department of Human Services. The last three years at the Department of Human Services was in Child Protective Services where she served as a lead Child Welfare Specialist and was given the responsibility of completing investigations in complex child abuse and neglect cases. Christi received a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Pre-Professional Psychology from Southwestern Assemblies of God University and has completed a Master of Science in Behavioral Sciences degree program through Cameron University. Christi has completed 1600+ child interviews and 2400+ adult interviews in regards to child maltreatment. Christi has received specialized training in the field of child maltreatment over the past three years.

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