Who We Are
Sheree Patterson has served as the Executive Director at the Children's Alliance Center for Palo Pinto County since July of 2023. In 2012, she began a collaboration with four other women to establish and attain the 501(c)(3) status for the center. Sheree previously served on the Board of Directors as President, Vice President, and Secretary. In 2018, she resigned from the Board and went to work for the CAC as the Outreach Specialist shortly after she began filling the role as MDT Coordinator up until the summer of 2023.
Prior to serving at the Children's Alliance Center for Palo Pinto County, Sheree served as a CASA Advocate for Palo Pinto County for over nine years. She was Advocate of the Year in 2017 and enjoyed her time working for the children and families who come from hard places.
Sheree and her husband, J.R., have three children who have blessed them with eight grandchildren. In her spare time, Sheree enjoys cookouts in the backyard with a house full of family and friends.
Kelli Montelongo, CA
Victim Services Coordinator
and Volunteer Coordinator
Kelli Montelongo has served as the Victim Service Coordinator for the Children’s Alliance Center for Palo Pinto County since 2015, providing victims and their non-offending families with personal support and guidance through the criminal justice and healing process. Kelli also serves as the Volunteer Coordinator for the center.
Before coming to the Children’s Alliance Center for Palo Pinto County, Kelli implemented the Crime Victim Liaison Program for the Hood County Sheriff’s Office and served as part of the Multi-disciplinary Team for the Paluxy River Children Advocacy Center.
Kelli graduated Tarleton State Police Academy in 1991, holds a Bachelor Degree in Criminal Justice, and has received credentials as a National Comprehensive Victim Intervention Specialist. In her spare time, Kelli loves boating and spending time with family and friends.
William began serving as the MDT Coordinator for the Children's Alliance Center for Palo Pinto County since September 2023. William is the first point of contact for the many partners on our Multi-Disciplinary Team and facilitates a coordinated approach throughout investigations of sexual and serious physical abuse.
Before to coming to the Children's Alliance Center for Palo Pinto County, William coordinated with several different fields—nursing staff, law enforcement, families, behavior analysts—to ensure care and safety for each individual he served.
William holds a Bachelor of Arts in Healthcare Administration from Texas State University. In his spare time, William loves to garden, watch movies, and cook.
Jennifer Pruitt, JD
Forensic Interviewer and Outreach Coordinator
Jennifer Pruitt began serving as the Forensic Interviewer and Outreach Coordinator at the Children’s Alliance Center for Palo Pinto County in 2023. She is responsible for providing forensic interviews for children who have been physically and/or sexually abused. Jennifer has attended Forensic Interviewer trainings through CACTX and continues to work closely with her team to improve.
Prior to her role as forensic interviewer at the Children's Alliance Center for Palo Pinto County, Jennifer substitute taught for children of all ages and provided personal care to an elderly patient with dementia.
Jennifer holds a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Tarleton State University and a Juris Doctor degree from University of North Texas Dallas College of Law. In her spare time, Jennifer loves reading books, spending time with her family and friends, and taking care of her various pets.
Mackenzie Lowe has served as a therapist for the Children’s Alliance Center for Palo Pinto County since 2020. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor. Mackenzie is passionate about supporting children and families. She utilizes a variety of techniques including Play Therapy, Sandtray Therapy, and Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT).
Prior to her role as a counselor at the Children's Alliance Center for Palo Pinto County, Mackenzie served as a Family Life Educator and as a preschool teacher.
Mackenzie holds a Bachelor of Science in Child Development and Family Studies, and a Master of Arts in Professional Counseling. In her spare time, Mackenzie enjoys reading, being outdoors, and spending time with her family.