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Jana Zuelzke

Executive Director & Child Forensic Interview Specialist

Jana serves as the Executive Director and Child Forensic Interview Specialist and is a graduate of Faulkner University where she completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Behavioral Sciences and from Auburn University Montgomery where she obtained a Master of Science degree in Psychology. She has worked in the victim services field since 2002 and was instrumental in establishing the child advocacy center (CAC) in Chilton County. Jana has served as the Executive Director of Butterfly Bridge CAC since its inception in 2012. In addition to her duties as the executive director, she also provides forensic interviews for children and adolescents in Chilton County in case of alleged abuse. Jana first began work in the child advocacy center field in Montgomery, Alabama in 2004. In her time working in the field, she has conducted thousands of forensic interviews, counseled hundreds of abused children, helped train hundreds of new forensic interviewers, and testified as an expert in criminal court over 50 times. Jana loves working with the local community and gaining support to sustain the services to the children and families in the service area. She and her husband Scott live in Clanton and enjoy boating, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.

Emily Hutcheson

Assistant Director & Child Forensic Interview Specialist

Emily has worked in the child advocacy center field since 2006 and brings tons of experience to Butterfly Bridge CAC from her many years working in victim services. Emily has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Auburn University and a Masters of Education in Counseling from Auburn University Montgomery. She began working as a Forensic Interviewer and Therapist at the Children’s Advocacy Center in Montgomery in 2006 and provided leadership in establishing the child advocacy center satellite offices in Elmore and Autauga counties in 2016. She joined the Butterfly Bridge CAC team in 2017 and serves as the Assistant Director and Child Forensic Interview Specialist. Emily primarily serves in our Autauga and Elmore county satellite offices where she conducts most of the forensic interviews in cases of alleged physical or sexual abuse. In her time working in the field, she has interviewed thousands of children in reported cases of abuse, counseled hundreds, and provided expert testimony in criminal court. She lives in Prattville and serves as an Ambassador with the Prattville Area Chamber of Commerce and attends First Baptist Church in Prattville. She is married to Matt and they have two daughters. Emily is a huge Auburn fan, enjoys running, spending time with her family, and being involved in her community.  

Brittani Ellison

Events & Development Coordinator, Community Outreach Advocate

Brittani began working with Butterfly Bridge as volunteer in 2015 and quickly became very passionate about the mission of the center. She served as a board member for one year and is now enjoying her new role as the Events and Development Coordinator. She attended Troy and graduated from Huntingdon College with a Bachelors degree in Business Management. Brittani and her husband Ryan, a native of Chilton County, have two children. They enjoy spending time with family and staying active in the community.




LaChandra Prim

Therapist & Forensic Interviewer

LaChandra has been employed with Butterfly Bridge CAC as a Therapist and Forensic Interviewer since 2014 and currently serves in both our Autauga and Elmore county satellite offices.  She began her work in the child advocacy center field as an intern at Butterfly Bridge as well as at the CAC in Montgomery before joining the staff as a full-time employee.  LaChandra is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Alabama with expertise in trauma-focused interventions for children and adolescents. She is a graduate of Troy University where she received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology.  She also received a Master of Science in Counseling from Faulkner University.  LaChandra and her husband, Kendrick, have two daughters and one son and currently reside in Montgomery. They also have a “fur-baby” who is an Old English Bulldog named Ginger.  In her spare time, LaChandra enjoys watching college football with her family and shopping.  She has a passion for people and enjoys serving the children and families that come through the center.  Her goal is to help provide every family with the skills and resources they need to overcome such a tragic experience in their lives.


Christie Hall

Therapist & Forensic Interviewer

Christie’s heart for children and helping others led her to Butterfly Bridge Children’s Advocacy Center in 2017 when she began her internship at our Elmore and Autauga County offices. Through this experience, she knew that a Children’s Advocacy Center was the best fit for her. This Montgomery native is a graduate from Auburn University at Montgomery with a Bachelor’s of Art in Psychology and a Master’s of Education in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Upon graduating, Christie began working for Butterfly Bridge as a Contract Therapist and was ecstatic to transition into a full-time staff member in April 2019. Christie is a Nationally Certified Counselor, seeking to continue striving towards becoming a Licensed Professional Counselor. Christie enjoys playing a vital role in helping the children and families that come through the doors of Butterfly Bridge Children’s Advocacy Center. In her free time, she loves spending time with her family and friends, traveling, trying new places to eat, and shopping.


Andria Graves

Family Advocate & Multi-Disciplinary Team Coordinator

Andria serves as our Family Advocate and MDT Coordinator at our satellite office in Autauga County. Andria is a Montgomery native with a Bachelor’s of Science in Social Work from The University of Alabama at Birmingham. She began work with Butterfly Bridge in 2020 after she completed an internship with the organization. During her internship, she grew a passion for working with the CAC. After graduation, Andria was elated to begin working as a full-time staff member in August 2020. Andria is working towards becoming a Licensed Social Worker and obtaining her Life Coach Certification. She spends her free time with family and friends. Andria loves to explore the world, listen to music, and watch a good Netflix series.

Katie Bayley

Therapist & Forensic Interviewer

Katie serves as a therapist and forensic interviewer. Her heart for children who have experienced trauma began with her internships with Department of Human Resources and several foster care placement agencies. Her passion for childhood trauma only grew when she interned at Owens House, Shelby County’s Children’s Advocacy Center. It was through this internship where she realized that working in a CAC was where she was meant to be. She completed both her Bachelor of Human Development and Family Science and Master of Social Work from Samford University. She is a licensed master of social work striving towards becoming a licensed clinical social worker. She enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and frequenting trivia events.

Angie Martin

Therapist & Forensic Interviewer

Angie is an Associate Licensed Counselor and National Certified Counselor who holds a Master of Education in Couples and Family Counseling from the University of Montevallo. She has worked with victims of trauma throughout her internships at Clay House Child Advocacy Center and as a school-based mental health therapist. Angie’s clinical experience includes trauma-informed therapy interventions for children and adolescents and she is currently working toward her certification in TraumaPlay. She serves on the board of the Alabama Association for Play Therapy and is a Registered Play Therapist candidate. Her specialty is working with children and families who have been impacted by physical and sexual abuse, and traumatic grief. She utilizes techniques from Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Child-Centered and directive Play Therapy, CBT, and family interventions. Angie believes in the important work of child advocacy centers and was excited to join the team at Butterfly Bridge, working hand in hand with those impacted by childhood trauma and walking with them on their journey toward healing.

Lindsey Bass

Family Advocate & Multi-Disciplinary Team Coordinator

Lindsey serves as our Family Advocate and MDT Coordinator at our satellite office in Elmore County. She began her career with Butterfly Bridge in January 2021. Lindsey is a Chilton County native with a Bachelor’s of Science in Criminal Justice from Auburn University at Montgomery. She worked as a Child Abuse/Neglect Investigator at the Chilton County Department of Human Resources for almost two years where she gained experience working with the child abuse multi-disciplinary team and Butterfly Bridge. This led to her desire to further her career in helping children who have been victims of abuse and neglect. Lindsey is passionate about the children and families who come through the center and being a part of the process in helping them heal from the trauma they have experienced. Lindsey is in the process of obtaining her Master’s of Science in Social Work from Troy University to reach her career goals. She and her husband enjoy traveling and spending time with their friends and family.

Ashley Ferguson

Contract Therapist

Ashley serves as a therapist in our Clanton office and holds a Master of Science in Counseling from Faulkner University. Ashley has worked with children and adolescents in various capacities since high school, and she interned at Butterfly Bridge in her graduate work. She also serves on the board of the Alabama Association for Play Therapy. Ashley has a heart for those impacted by trauma and finds joy in championing hope and bright futures for those young people who are victimized or impacted by difficult situations. She and her husband, Chris, live in Clanton and have three children. Ashley enjoys time with her family and friends, trips to Target, sipping coffee, and staying active in her community.

Ashton Dutton

Family Advocate & Multi-Disciplinary Team Coordinator

Ashton serves as our Family Advocate and MDT Coordinator at our office in Chilton County. She graduated from Samford University with her Bachelor's of Arts in Human Development and Family Life Education and is currently pursuing her Master of Social Work from the University of Alabama. Ashton was first introduced to Butterfly Bridge during her time at Samford and returned as a graduate student to intern at the agency. She is passionate about meeting victims and their families where they are and helping them navigate their experiences as they heal from trauma. She was delighted to begin her work as part of the Butterfly Bridge team in July 2021. Ashton enjoys spending time with her fiancé, her dog, and trying to be creative.