Meet Our Staff
Family Services Coordinator / Family Advocate
Cassandra was born in Salisbury, NC and now resides in Woodleaf, NC. She has two daughters, Dezire and Frances Rankin. She is a certified Medical Unit Secretary I and II. She worked for seven years in the Public Safety Department with Piedmont Correctional Institution as a correctional officer until 2006, while working there she realized her passion and goal was to become a Police Officer. In 2006 she attended Basic Law Enforcement Training and received her certification though the state of North Carolina. She began working at Prevent Child Abuse Rowan in January of 2013. Cassandra has a great deal of experience with child sexual assault cases gained during her time with local law enforcement.
Sarah was born and raised in Rowan County, and chose to seek higher education in Salisbury at Catawba College. Sarah studied political science and sociology, and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree. It was at Catawba that she discovered her passion for human services. While Sarah worked part-time through college, she also gained work experience from internships. Her first was at a congressional office in Concord, and her second was at the Family Crisis Council in their shelter for women and children that have survived sexual assault and domestic violence. Sarah also volunteered for the Guardian ad Litem program of Rowan County. It was through these experiences that she decided to pursue a career in nonprofit work. Sarah is a certified Child Forensic Interviewer through the National Children’s Advocacy Center in Huntsville, Alabama.
Margaret Stridick, MS, CFLE
Parenting Programs Coordinator
Margaret has many years of administrative experience and earned her Psychology Bachelor’s degree with honors from Rutgers University while working full time as administrator for its Camden Campus Police Department. She then earned a Master of Science degree from East Carolina University in Human Development and Family Science in order to pursue her passion to help children through strengthening the skills of their caregivers. In addition to developing education programs for expectant parents and caregivers of newborns, Margaret is accredited to facilitate multiple versions of the world-renowned Triple P - Positive Parenting Program and is a Certified Family Life Educator. Margaret and her husband live in Salisbury; they have two fine adult sons.
Erin Moody, MS
Prevention & Education Coordinator, Forensic Interviewer
Erin is a native of Vermont and previously lived in Northern Virginia before settling in North Carolina. She graduated from the University of Vermont with a Master of Science degree in Mental Health Counseling and has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. Erin is a former Social Worker with county Child Protective Services, where she was an Investigator and later worked with children in the Foster Care Program. Erin is a certified Child Forensic Interviewer through the National Children’s Advocacy Center in Huntsville, Alabama.
Director of Operations
Robin is a native of Rowan County. She graduated from Rowan Cabarrus Community College with her Basic Law Enforcement Certification. She had a 25 year career in law enforcement, retiring in 2016. During her career, she was a patrol officer, Child Abuse Investigator, and a Sergeant with the Special Deputy Division. Simultaneously while working in law enforcement, she worked at the local domestic violence shelter as Shelter Coordinator/Director then as Finance Director. She has worked in the nonprofit sector for approximately 30 years and received certification through The Grantsmanship Center. She also operated her own business providing grants and financial management for nonprofits, government agencies, and religious organizations.
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Mandy was born and raised in Rowan County. She attended nursing school at Cabarrus College of Health Sciences. She has almost 20 years of pediatric experience as a nurse. She decided to further her education while living in Raleigh and graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill in 2013 with a Master’s of Nursing and is a certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. She came to Prevent Child Abuse Rowan in 2019.
Ariella is originally from New York but has lived in Salisbury for many years. She is fluent in Spanish and loves helping these families have a voice throughout their time at the center, ensuring that they fully understand every step of the process.
Ariella plays an active role in the community in addition to being a kind, caring presence for the families and children who begin their healing journey with us at The Terrie Hess House.
E. Amy Suttle, MD
Amy has over 30 years of experience in pediatric care, specializing in the unique physical response children have to abuse. Amy's expertise in this area allows her to provide the best treatment our children deserve. Along with Rowan County, Amy also serves the children of Davidson, Davie, and Yadkin Counties at our sister facility The Dragonfly House in Mocksville.