D2L Facilitators




 Stacie Leblanc, MEd, JD

Stacie LeBlanc directs two non-profit programs for Children’s Hospital New Orleans: the CAC and Audrey Hepburn CARE Center that treats over 1,000 children annually. Stacie has a law degree from Loyola University; a master’s in early childhood development from the University of New Orleans and is an assistant professor of pediatrics for the LSU School of Medicine. Twenty-two years ago, Stacie began her career as a child abuse prosecutor, started CACs in rural and urban parishes, became the chief of the Felony Child Abuse Division, and began the Family Violence Program. She received the “Outstanding Prosecutor Award” from Victims and Citizens Against Crime for the unit’s 94% conviction rate and the prosecution of a 20-year-old child rape case, which garnered national media attention. She has received numerous recognitions for her advocacy and 11 legislative achievements including: the Champion for Children Award and Health Care Hero by New Orleans CityBusiness. Since the summer of 2010, Stacie has trained over 500 individuals in the Darkness to Light curriculum.
























Lorrie Brennan

Lorrie Brennan is currently the Program Manager and Coordinator for the New Orleans Children’s Advocacy Center. She manages the operations of the NOCAC as well as represents the NOCAC at various meetings with organizations and entities such as the NOPD, the Orleans Parish District Attorney’s Office, the Department of Child and Family Services, and Children’s Hospital. Her responsibilities also include educating the community at large about the processes associated with the NOCAC and providing victim support and advocacy to child victims and their families. Brennan holds a degree in Marketing from Southeastern Louisiana University and is a trained Facilitator of the Darkness to Light: Stewards of Children Prevention Program. She has a long history of experience and education in a variety of fields that inform her in her role as Program Manager and Coordinator of the NOCAC.

















Joshua Long


Josh Long is the Case Manager and a Forensic Interviewer for the New Orleans Children’s Advocacy Center and the Audrey Hepburn Care Center. He has worked for Children’s Hospital for the past three years working with child victims of physical and sexual abuse and their families and as a facilitator of Darkness to Light: Stewards of Children. He graduated from Tulane University with degrees in Psychology and Sociology and is currently pursuing a Masters in Social Work. Josh Long is passionate about prevention and has trained over 200 individuals in Stewards of Children. He also engages in event coordination, planning monthly training sessions for professionals in the community and has been active in fundraising for prevention efforts with the Putt for Prevention disc golf tournament held annually in November since 2011.



















Anne Troy, FNP-BC

Anne Troy, FNP-BC is a licensed Family Nurse Practitioner, ANCC for the Audrey Hepburn Care Center and an expert in the field of Child Abuse Pediatrics. She is graduate of Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans and has been working in the Audrey Hepburn Care Center with Children’s Hospital for the past two years. She has served as an Assistant Professor for the LSU School of Nursing since 1993.Troy has been a trained Darkness to Light facilitator since 2010. Anne Troy has extensive professional education in the field of child abuse. She is trained in Formal Child Abuse Medical Training, Pediatric Forensic Medicine, Advanced Medical Training for Child Sexual Abuse, Legal Nurse Consultant, Advanced Forensic Interviewing, Dealing with Maltreated Child with Disabilities, and Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Troy continues to spread her knowledge of abuse through the implementation of the “Teens Not Gone Wild” program, which raises awareness on the issues of abuse, domestic violence, substance abuse, and social/media consciousness and awareness.






































































































































Cindy Brown, MEd


Cindy Brown has been a facilitator of Darkness to Light: Stewards of Children Training since 2008. After being trained at Darkness to Light headquarters in Charleston, South Carolina, Cindy has trained over 650 people in this evidence based solution to end child sexual abuse. As well as being a facilitator for the Darkness to Light curriculum, she also serves as a NCAC-trained Forensic Interviewer for the New Orleans Children’s Advocacy Center. Cindy Brown holds a Masters in Education and is now a retired elementary school principal. She is also a former foster parent, trained CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate), and a trained Teen Suicide Facilitator.


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