Beaufortonian Christina Wilson has been named executive director for the Child Abuse Prevention Association according to CAPA board chairman Dawn Freeman. The 34 year old organization is a local United Way agency whose mission is to break the destructive cycle of child abuse and neglect. Wilson will officially join the staff on October 6, 2014.
“Our search committee has considered over 50 well-qualified applicants and believes we have found the right person in Christina Wilson,” said Stacey Canaday, committee chair. “Christina brings compelling knowledge about the child welfare system as well as the personal experience of having worked within the legal system to advocate for one child at a time.”
Wilson, a graduate of Clemson University with a bachelor’s degree in finance, is a current master’s degree candidate at South University in public policy. She has worked in real estate law for the past 14 years. She and her husband are foster and adoptive parents.
“The only way to insulate a child from the disastrous effects of abuse and neglect is to prevent it from happening in the first place,” said Wilson. “I am humbled and honored to be able to serve CAPA, its partners and its volunteers in continuing the association’s mission of breaking the cycle of abuse in our community.”
Wilson will follow Susan Cato’s 29 year legacy of leadership and compassion. Cato will stay on board through the transition. “Christina knows who we are and why we do what we do,” said Cato. “Her boundless energy, knowledge, team spirit and passion for advocacy are valuable assets to take CAPA services to the next level.”