Child Advocacy Program Welcomes New Board Members

(L to R): Jana McDermott, Executive Director of the Child Advocacy Program, new board members Angelica Peck and Tim Smeal, and CAP Board President Anne Elizabeth Goldman.

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The Child Advocacy Program (CAP) announces the appointment of Tim Smeal and Angelica Peck as new members of the board of directors. CAP board members serve three year terms.

Tim Smeal and Angelica Peck bring a dynamitic mix of professional and personal expertise to CAP. Tim Smeal is the Director of Development for Jamestown Community College, and has served as a volunteer at Infinity Performing Arts, Jamestown NOW, and St. Luke’s Episcopal Church. Tim has experience in fund-raising, event production, and marketing and public relations. Angelica Peck recently retired from Cummins Inc. Jamestown Engine Plant, and has served on the Board of Directors of the Reg Lenna Center for the Arts, Blackwell Baby Café, and the Small Grants Committee at the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation. Angelica has an extensive background in grant writing and human resources.

Additionally, CAP Board Officers include President, Anne Elizabeth Goldman, Vice President, Karen Dolce, Treasurer, John Felton, Secretary, Mary Maisto, and members, Regina Brackman, Kristan Garvey, Scott Franzen, LeeAnn Lazarony, Lewis Meckley, and Edwin Rodriguez.

CAP also thanks outgoing Board members Marcia Bliss and Robert Kocur for their years of service and dedication to CAP.

CAP’s Executive Director, Jana McDermott attributes the success of CAP to “the dedication of the child abuse MDT and the board members who unwaveringly support the national Child Advocacy Center model that puts children first, and promotes a collaborative approach among partner agencies.”

CAP is a non-profit organization dedicated to ending child abuse in Chautauqua County. When abuse does occur, CAP coordinates a community response to bring healing, hope and justice to children and families. CAP is a United Way Agency. For more information about CAP, visit