Roger Keaton and Karla Sextro Join Child Saving Institute Staff
Roger Keaton and Karla Sextro have joined the staff at Child Saving Institute (CSI) (childsaving.org).
Keaton, hired as the agency’s chief financial officer, previously served as chief financial officer for Yellowstone Forever in Montana and led the successful merger of the Yellowstone Association and Yellowstone Park Foundation. He earned his bachelor’s degree in finance and international business from Union College in Lincoln. He earned his master’s degree in financial services from Southern Adventist University in Collegedale, TN. He is a certified public accountant and certified fraud examiner. Keaton is a native of Bellevue, Nebraska, and graduated from Bellevue East High School.
Sextro joined CSI as a therapist to meet an increasing demand for mental health services and to treat youth with addictions. She is a licensed alcohol and drug counselor and a licensed independent mental health practitioner specializing in working with teens and children. Sextro earned her master’s degree in clinical counseling from Bellevue University. She completed her graduate internship with the Munroe Meyer Institute at the University of Nebraska Medical Center social work department. She treated children and adolescents for psychiatric disorders and worked with children on the autism spectrum. She specializes in working with at-risk teens and particularly with behavior issues, tantrums, noncompliance, depression, anxiety, self-harm, and addiction. Appointments with Sextro may be made by calling (402) 553-6000.
The mission of CSI is “Responding to the cry of a child.” The agency is dedicated to the prevention, intervention, and healing of child abuse, neglect, and abandonment. In the face of abuse and neglect, this work can sometimes be daunting, but the rewards of success—a child’s carefree grin, a teen’s sense of value—make the journey well worth it.
Child Saving Institute has met the changing needs of metro area children for more than 127 years based on the vision that all children should have homes where hope is kindled and dreams can be achieved. Services include emergency short-term residential care for children whose families are in crisis, developmental child care for low-income working parents, Consulting services for low-income child care centers across the city, in-home services for families struggling to stay together, foster care, parenting classes, therapy services, pregnancy counseling, pediatric social work, and adoption for infants and older children. Visit childsaving.org for more information.