Kristen Rector, LAPSW

President and CEO

Kristen began her career at Prevent Child Abuse Tennessee 14 years ago as a home visitor. Her experience working with families and as a mother to two children shapes her vision for the organization and ignites her passion to give every child in Tennessee a great childhood. In her tenure, the organization has grown from a staff of two to over 50 employees. Dedicated to building a trauma informed culture, she advocates for what is best for Tennessee's children and families. Under her leadership, the organization is reaching more children and families than ever in its history. 

organization Leadership

  Katherine Snyder , MPA   Chief Operating Officer

Katherine Snyder, MPA

Chief Operating Officer

  Jennifer Vaida , MPH   Director of Programs

Jennifer Vaida, MPH

Director of Programs

  Melanie Scott    Director of Development

Melanie Scott

Director of Development

  Tanya Brown    Director of Human Resources

Tanya Brown

Director of Human Resources

Regional leadership

  Susan Moore    Program Manager- East Tennessee

Susan Moore

Program Manager- East Tennessee

  Richard Tate    Program Manager- Tennessee Valley

Richard Tate

Program Manager- Tennessee Valley