Virginia assumed the role of executive director in 2014. She was first hired at the CAC in 1998. She served as the CAC's development and community relations director and then associate director. Virginia is past president of the Memphis chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, a recipient of the Memphis Business Journal's Top 40 Under 40, and has been recognized by the Association of Fundraising Professions as Outstanding Fundraising Executive.
Kim Byars, Associate Director
901.888.4351 | kbyars [at] MemphisCAC [dot] org
Kim is an licensed clinical social worker with a strong commitment to best practice. She began at the CAC in 1999 as a therapist, became intervention services director in 2001, and moved to the position of associate director in 2014. Kim managed the transition of the therapy program to the evidence-based Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy model, implemented a nationally recognized forensic interviewing model, and served as faculty on the Southern Regional CAC Learning Collaborative.
Rajah Brown, Director of Operations
901.888.4319 | rbrown [at] MemphisCAC [dot] org
Prior to coming on board in 2019, Rajah served in various roles including chief program officer at Memphis Athletic Ministries. He was also director of operations for Explore Bike Share and created holistic programming for the Mayor's Safe Summer Initiative. Rajah has a BA in accounting, a master's in recreation administration, and was trained through the Memphis Leadership Foundation.
Kris Crim, Prevention Director
901.888.4363 | kcrim [at] MemphisCAC [dot] org
Kris has served as prevention director since 2015. Prior to that, he worked for 16 years at the YMCA of Memphis & the Mid-South, in various leadership roles including regional executive director of the Y-CAP Branch YMCA. Kris is a graduate of Crichton College and has served on the Memphis Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals board.
Lydia Crivens, Director of Interagency Partnerships
901.888.4344 | lcrivens [at] memphiscac [dot] org
Lydia joined the CAC in 2019 after serving as director of population health at Christ Community Health Services. She also worked as a case manager at Memphis Housing Authority, Centenary Ministries and other organizations. Lydia served as a board member for Case Management Inc. and Frayser Community Development Corporation. She is a graduate of Tennessee State University.