About Us


The Advocates 

The Advocates are a group of caring and compassionate women who volunteer their time and talents to raise funds and awareness for the Northern Kentucky Children’s Advocacy Center (NKYCAC). They have a mission that touches the most vulnerable of the population; children.

Formed in September 2009, they call themselves “The Advocates” because they are Advocates for the children in our community who suffer from abuse or who witness violent crimes. They host several social fundraisers throughout the year.   Through their efforts, The Advocates have a direct and positive impact on the work at the NKYCAC and the children they serve.

Kimberly Carlisle  - Advocates Founder                Priscilla Bardonaro

Kim Brown                                                          Cynthia Browning

Alicia Collins                                                      Melissa Cronenweth

Amberly Dehner                                                  Christine Duggins

Kelli Fohl                                                            Tammy Hanlin

Katie Irwin                                                           Candyse Jeffries

Tasha Klaber-Flood                                               Diane Kidd

Tara Lucas                                                            Danielle Mathieu

Sarah Melrose                                                       Kristi Nelson

Keri Nichols                                                          Belinda Nitschke

Elizabeth Palmer                                                   Margaret Plowdrey

Ashlea Pullen                                                        Kendall Reynolds

Shezyra Siskowic                                                   Barrie Theilman

Lori Watson                                                           Morgan Whitlow   

Judy Yoakum

   In memoriam

For more about the Advocates and how you can join them, call the Northern Kentucky Children’s Advocacy Center at