The Children’s Advocacy Center of Spartanburg, Cherokee & Union (CAC) is pleased to announce that Emily Miller had been named the Executive Director. She started work on February 1, 2019.
Miller has been on staff at CAC since 2011, providing prevention training, outreach, and education for various audiences surrounding the topic of child maltreatment. She has facilitated support and education groups for caregivers of CAC clients, coordinated and supervised the Victim and Family Advocate Program, and facilitated the multidisciplinary team comprised of law enforcement, Department of Social Services, and other partner agencies. She has been a part of recent work with a statewide effort of drafting a child abuse response protocol.
Miller is passionate about the mission of CAC, “to heal and give voice to abused children through assessment, treatment, education, and community partnerships.” As the executive director, she looks forward to supporting a dedicated staff in their work helping children heal, furthering community education and providing prevention training, as well as increasing awareness of child abuse.
“I am honored by the opportunity to support such an incredible staff and work with a dedicated board and multidisciplinary team to achieve our mission,” Miller said. “I am excited about what we can accomplish as a group and how the children in our community will benefit as a result,.”
Miller is a graduate of Dorman High School and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Spanish from Davidson College, a Master’s of Arts in Theological Studies from Columbia Theological Seminary and a Master’s in Social Work from the University of South Carolina Graduate School. She has been a licensed social worker since June 2013, and lives in Spartanburg with her husband and two young children.
“We are extremely excited about Emily,” said Rob Elliott, CAC Board Chairman. “Her background as a therapist and experience within the CAC makes this a homerun hire. We, as the board, have no doubts that Emily will continue CAC’s positive impact on our community well into the future.”