Executive Director, Crystal Guess, M.S.P., M.S.

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Crystal began her career in child welfare in 2000. She has extensive experience working with children who have experienced multiple types of abuse and who have behavioral issues. Crystal's educational background includes an undergraduate degree in Sociology from Tennessee Technological University, a master’s degree in Public Service Management from Cumberland University, and a master’s degree in Psychology from California Coast University. She has been employed at Junior’s House since January of 2010.

Lead Forensic Interviewer, Heather Warden, M.S

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Heather has been working with children and families since 1995. She has extensive experience in counseling, forensic interviewing, and other aspects of child welfare. She has a Master of Science Degree in Counseling Psychology. Heather and her husband Gary Warden have two children, Garrett and Evelyn.

Family Advocate, Amy Nix B.S.W.

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Amy began working as the Family Advocate at Junior’s House in July of 2009. Prior to this, she worked with the Department of Children’s Services, and also as a Family Treatment Coordinator for a private therapeutic foster care agency. In addition, she has experience working as an in-home family counselor. Amy has a bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Middle Tennessee State University.

CASA Volunteer Supervisor, Bonnie Bailey, B. S in Child and Family Studies

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Bonnie began working as the CASA Supervisor at Junior’s House in June of 2014. She has a bachelor’s degree in Child and Family Studies from the University of Tennessee. Bonnie is the daughter of Dexter and Cary Sullivan, and after being away for college, she is extremely excited to be back in Fayetteville.

Children’s Therapist, Brandee Lancaster

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Brandee has been working in the social services field since 2002 and became a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in 2011. She has experience providing individual and group therapy, behavior modification, and case management services to children, their families, and other adults. Brandee’s educational background includes a master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Tennessee, and an undergraduate degree from Middle Tennessee State University with a double major in Psychology and Criminal Justice Administration. 

Program Assistant, Wanda Simmons

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Wanda resides in Lynchburg, Tennessee with her husband. Wanda has always had a heart for Junior’s House and joined our team in 2019.

Allin, Therapy Dog

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Allin is our first male staff member, and we are already in love. He will be working at Junior’s House helping the abused and neglected children feel a little more comfortable. He was trained at the wonderful organization Canine Companions for Independence. His favorite hobbies are playing fetch, working puzzles, and mealtime. We are so grateful for Canine Companions for Independence and the dogs they provide that help so many. Allin will keep everyone posted on the work he is doing.