MEET THE TEAM
Katharine Carson joined the C.A.R.T. House in March of 2021. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Sociology from Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford. She received her Masters of Social Work degree from the University of Oklahoma. She began her career working for the Department of Human Services/Child Welfare division in Oklahoma county. She has established and facilitated foster parents support groups. Katharine has also worked with and advocated for families with children with special needs. Presenting at training sessions across the United States is one of her favorite things to do, and she is a member of the Partnering with Youth and Family Committee of the National Center for Child Traumatic Stress. She also has extensive experience in community development and team building.
Shelly joined the C.A.R.T. House staff in June of 2019. She began working in the human service field over 25 years ago in Illinois as the Public Service Coordinator for the City of Kankakee Community Development Agency. In this capacity, she provided oversite to all CDBG public service grantees from their annual request for proposals through their closeout auditing. This exposure to the various grassroots non-profit organizations and service providers helped influence her passion for human service, particularly in the area of children’s services. Since then she has served as Program Coordinator for the Kankakee School District Foster Grandparent Program; Enrollment Specialist for Geminus Corporation Child Care Development Fund Program; Client Advocate for St. Jude Family Violence Prevention Center & Shelter and as a Certified Housing Specialist for Nan McKay and Associates. She is a previous member of the Kankakee County United Way Allocations Committee, Illinois Foster Adoptive Parent Association and the Illinois Chapter of One Church One Child, Inc.
She fills her spare time with church activities, time with family and her love of reading and genealogy.
Vicki Boan, MHR is currently a Forensic Interviewer at Oklahoma Interviewing Services, INC (OIS) where she provides forensic interviews for tribal and state law enforcement agencies, Department of Human Services (DHS), and Child Advocacy Centers (CAC) throughout the state of Oklahoma. She has conducted Forensic Interviews for The CART House since 2007. She earned a Bachelor of Science with a double major in Human and Family Services and Bible from Southwestern Christian University, and a Master of Human Relations from the University of Oklahoma. Mrs. Boan facilitated adult and child support groups for over 5 years at Calm Waters Center for Children and Families. Mrs. Boan has been a Forensic Interviewer since 2004, during this time she has conducted over 2800 interviews with child victims and witnesses, and earned over 850 hours of training on the Forensic Interviewing of child abuse victims. She currently serves as a faculty member with the nationally recognized Child First/Finding Words Oklahoma in which she provides trainings to multi-disciplinary teams in Oklahoma. Mrs. Boan participates in local, state, and national peer reviews. She is a member of APSAC (American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children), and has been qualified as an expert in forensic interviews in Oklahoma, Mississippi, and Colorado court.
Bi-lingual Forensic Interviewer
Maria Rosales-Lambert is currently the Program Director and Bi-lingual Forensic Interviewer where she provides forensic interviews and trainings for law enforcement agencies, Department of Human Services, Free-Standing Multi-Disciplinary Teams and Child Advocacy Centers throughout the state of Oklahoma. She has conducted hundreds of forensic interviews of child victims and witness, and trained professionals working child maltreatment cases in Oklahoma, Canada, Guatemala and across the US. She previously worked as a police officer and as an immigration accredited representative. She is currently a board member with Rural American Ministries. She previously served as a board member with Catholic Charities and Oklahoma CASA State Association.
SANE Exam Nurse
Dr. McMurry received her bachelor’s degree in from the University of Oklahoma, her master’s degree from Southern Nazarene University, and her doctoral degree from Oklahoma City University. She is a former chief nursing officer and chief operating officer in the hospital setting and currently a Professor of Nursing at Oklahoma City Community College. Her clinical background consists of obstetrics, gynecology, newborn, pediatrics, and general medical surgical patients. She is also nationally certified in Inpatient Obstetrics. She is an expert witness for medical malpractice lawsuits in her areas of training. Dr. McMurry is also a sexual assault nurse examiner, certified to conduct exams, collect forensic evidence, and provide treatment for both adult and pediatric patients in this population. She is a volunteer nurse for the Baptist Mission, the American Red Cross, the Moore Faith Clinic, and the Baptist Children’s Home.
SANE Exam Nurse
Sarah Brown is a Professor of Nursing at Oklahoma City Community College. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Central Oklahoma and her master’s degree in nursing education from Oklahoma University Health Sciences Center. Sarah is a former clinical coordinator of a labor and delivery unit and currently works at the bedside as a labor and delivery nurse. Sarah is nationally certified in Inpatient Obstetrics. She is also a sexual assault nurse examiner, certified to conduct exams, collect forensic evidence, and provide treatment for both adult and pediatric patients in this population. She is active in her church and a volunteer for Mustang Public Schools, YWCA, and Southlakes Soccer Club.