Thomas M. King, LICSW
Our Executive Director since 2006, Tom got his passion for the CAC movement when he served as the child forensic interviewer for Hampden County District Attorney back in 1997. “Seeing the impact of systems working together to better the lives of children is something that fuels me everyday to ensure our work knows no bounds. Child victims deserve nothing less than the amazing response of a Children’s Advocacy Center to help them on the road to healing, hope and justice.” Tom holds a certificate from the Institute for Nonprofit Management & Leadership at the Boston University School of Management, in addition to a Master of Social Work degree from the Smith College School of Social Work, and a BA in Psychology from the College of the Holy Cross.
Director of Grants Management
Gina joined MACA in 2008, bringing a background in child and victim services. Gina oversees the administration of our state and federal funding to the CACs. She completed the Leadership Exchange and Coaching (LEC) program convened by the Northeast Regional Children’s Advocacy Center (NRCAC). She previously served at the YWCA in her hometown of New Britain, Connecticut, as an early childhood educator and a volunteer counselor/advocate with the YWCA Connecticut Sexual Assault Crisis Services (CONNSACS) program, providing hotline crisis counseling and medical accompaniment to survivors of sexual violence. Gina holds a BA in Psychology from Mount Holyoke College.
Madeline Hellinghausen, M.P.A.
Training and Education Coordinator
Prior to joining MACA in 2020, Madeline worked at a local CAC in Texas specializing in data collection, case management systems, and program evaluation. Additionally, she worked at Children’s Advocacy Centers of Texas, the statewide membership association for Texas CACs, providing programmatic support to local centers. Madeline brings with her a wealth of knowledge and experience about child advocacy centers and a passion for serving their clients and partners. She holds a Master of Public Affairs degree from the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin and a BA in Sociology from St. Edward’s University.
CSEC Statewide Coordinator
Edgar "EC" Cruz is returning to MACA since his departure in 2016. EC is a thoughtful leader who develops, implements, and inspires new ideas. EC's experience in capacity and capability building has allowed him to identify opportunities for growth and operationalize ideas to deliver social impact in the nonprofit sector. His leadership tenure as a Community Organizer, Educator, End Trafficking Fellow, Child Advocate, and Product Lead has allowed him to put families and children first.
Cruz is a Dallas Texas native, but considers the larger Massachusetts Commonwealth a home away from home. Cruz received his B.A. in Sociology from Loyola University Chicago.
Northeastern University Co-op Student
MACA’s current intern through Northeastern’s Cooperative Education program. This is Amy’s first co-op, but in the past she has interned at the Children’s Advocacy Center of Putnam County in New York. Amy is a third year student at Northeastern, pursuing a BS in Psychology, along with minors in Political Science, Sociology, and Spanish.