Meet our team.

Our staff of experienced professionals are dedicated to helping children heal from abuse in Fayette, Raleigh and Wyoming Counties.

Scott Miller
Executive Director
Scott is in his tenth year as Director of Just For Kids. He has six children and six grandchildren spread out from WV to China. He holds a Master’s Degree in Special Education and served 11 years as the WV Family Support Coordinator. He currently serves on two National Children’s Alliance Collaborative Work Groups, is a member of the Raleigh Co. Rotary Club, and enjoys taking bike rides two or three days a week to clear his head and stay in shape.
Trudy Laurenson
Assistant to the Director
Trudy Laurenson has been a staff member of Just for Kids for the past three years and is the Assistant to the Director. Previously she was a founder and Director of the Child and Youth Advocacy Center in Greenbrier County. She was also instrumental in founding West Virginia Child Advocacy Network. She worked for many years as Director of The Family Refuge Center, a domestic violence program in Greenbrier County. Her working life has focused on promoting healthy, nonviolent family life and addressing trauma on both individuals and the community.
Manon Wheeler
Forensic Interviewer/Family Advocate
Manon Wheeler is a full-time Forensic Interviewer/Family Advocate at Just For Kids. As the parent of a survivor of abuse, Manon joined the Board of Just For Kids in 2013 and transitioned to her role as an advocate in 2015. She has a heart for the hurting, and through Just For Kids, she can see children and families get the care they need to start to live their lives again.
Tim Vickers
Forensic Interviewer
Tim Vickers is a full-time Forensic Interviewer at Just For Kids. Tim was born in Southern West Virginia and has lived in this area for his entire life. He is a graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School and Concord College with a Bachelor's degree in Psychology. Tim began his work with Children and Families in 1997, working at Child Protective Services, investigating child abuse and neglect allegations. He has been training Forensic interviewing techniques through the State of West Virginia for the past 16 years to Law Enforcement, Child Protective Service workers, Prosecuting Attorneys, and Child Advocacy Staff.
Cathy Heft
Forensic Interviewer
Cathy Heft is a full-time Forensic Interviewer at Just For Kids. Cathy began as Case Coordinator/Office Manager and eventually became a Family Advocate. Cathy earned her Bachelor's Degree from Concord University and attended Finding Words Forensic Interviewer Training at Marshall University. Cathy loves to travel and is always at peace by the ocean.
Christel Moore
Therapist
Christel Moore is the Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapist at Just For Kids. She joined the staff in 2016 and counsels children and families who have been affected by abuse. She received her Bachelor's in Criminal Justice, Legal Studies from Marshall University, and her Master's of Psychology from the University of Phoenix. She enjoys seeing the positive changes in the children and the families with whom she works and will continue advocating for change in the communities in which she works.
Lynn Lawson
Bookkeeper
Lynn Lawson is the Bookkeeper at Just for Kids, Inc., joining the staff in 2018. Lynn is a native of West Virginia. As a person who has experienced child abuse first hand, she considers it a privilege to be associated with an organization with a true heart for children. Lynn is an avid reader and enjoys gardening and spending time outdoors. Her time spent with family and friends is her top priority.
Beth Ann Perrine
Family Advocate
Beth Ann is a full-time Famly Advocate at Just For Kids. She is a West Virginia native, growing up in Webster County, and is very thankful to be a part of an organization that provides her opportunity for growth while using her skills to contribute to its success. She studied both Social Work and Addiction Therapy at West Virginia University. As a Child Abuse Family Advocate at Just For Kids, Beth Ann provides physical and emotional support to children and caretakers who have been affected by sexual abuse, physical abuse, or criminal neglect throughout the forensic interview and coordinated, multidisciplinary response. On days off, you can often find her hiking, spending time at the lake, or hanging out with her two handsome cats, Mr. Winston and Kai.
Zhoe Lesher
Family Advocate
Zhoe is a full-time Family Advocate at Just for Kids. Her dedication to helping others became the catalyst for transitioning from a business owner to the child advocacy movement. Zhoe graduated from WVU in 2016 with a Bachelor's degree in English and a Bachelors's Degree in Women's and Gender Studies. Since then, she has had a passion for working within Southern West Virginia communities. In her free time, she tends to be writing, watching TV, or driving around listening to music, usually with her three-year-old German Shepherd, Bo, close by.

Meet our Board of Directors.

Our Board of Directors is here to support our staff. What an awesome group of volunteers.

Just For Kids Board of Directors

  • Marcy Nolan

    President

    Daniels, WV

  • Becky Arthur

    Fayette County National Bank

    Fayetteville, WV

  • Micheal Cochrane

    Wyoming County Prosecutors Office

    Pineville, WV

  • Tali Stepp

    Retired

    Daniels, WV

  • Jeanne K. Goan

    WVDHHR

    Pineville, WV

  • William Laird

    Retired Senator

    Oak Hill, WV

  • Thomas Lemke

    Retired

    Daniels, WV

  • Becky Lively

    Jackie Withrow Hospital

    Beckley, WV

  • Gary Schroeder

    Retired

    Daniels, WV

  • Dedriell Taylor

    Black Diamond Girls Scouts of America

    Beckley, WV

  • Gerald Wait

    Retired

    Daniels, WV

It is the policy of Just For Kids, Inc. to provide for and promote equal employment opportunity in employment compensation and other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination based on age, race, creed, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, Vietnam Era Veteran status, genetic predisposition, or carrier status.