About Us

Nevada Children's Center (NCC), a 501 c 3 (Federal Tax ID:  88-0361315), was established over two decades ago to address the mental health needs of children in Southern Nevada.  NCC accepts clients from the ages of 3 to 17 years old that exhibit and/or have been diagnosed with a mental health disorder and/or behavioral disorder.  

Mission and Purpose


To empower young victims of abuse, neglect, and mental afflictions by providing rehabilitative mental health interventions with a variety of community-based partners.



We believe that every child deserves a hero. Our objective is to give at-risk children the tools and guidance they need to advocate for themselves while coping with challenging circumstances. The goal is to develop higher self-esteem, form strong relationships, and learn to become productive members of their families, schools, and society.

Board of Directors

Carolyn Sparks, President

Ken Moultray, Vice President

Dr. Herman van Betten, Secretary

Bill Porter, Treasurer

Dr. Johanna O'Flaherty, Member

Scott Lee, Member



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Executive Staff

Kristi Macaluso, Executive Director of Business and Development

Christina Parise, Executive Director of Clinical Services


Clinical Staff:

Garnette McCraken, LCSW - Clinical Director

LeighAnn Bode, LCSW

Natalie Harper, MFT-I


Administrative Support Staff:

Ricardo Ocampo, Training and Intake Coordinator

Ronald Thomas, Medicaid Coordinator


Behavioral Support Staff:

Qualified Mental Health Associates (QMHA)

Qualified Behavioral Aides (QBA)

Trained Behavioral Aides - Respite

Graduate and Undergraduate Practicum Students