Maura Guten has been named as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Child Abuse Network. The local nonprofit provides collaborative services to child abuse victims and their families in Tulsa County and surrounding areas.
Child Abuse Network President of the Board of Directors Tim Neuman said, “I am excited to welcome Maura Guten as the next president and of the Child Abuse Network. After a thorough and thoughtful search, the board of directors unanimously agreed that Maura is the type of proven leader and community advocate equipped to build upon ’s long-standing history of providing collaborative intervention services for abused and neglected children. In our 30th year of service, remains committed to improving how the Tulsa community responds to child abuse and ensuring that children are not further victimized by the systems intended to protect them. With Maura’s energy, direction and passion for our mission, we are excited and hopeful for the next thirty.”
Guten has worked in the nonprofit sector for over 15 years and previously served as the Executive Director for Tulsa Court Appointed Special Advocates (). She is a graduate of Bishop Kelley High School and the University of Tulsa. She began her career as a social worker in inner-city St. Louis and has worked extensively with at-risk children, individuals with disabilities and survivors of sexual assault. She was sworn in as a Court Appointed Special Advocate for abused and neglected children in 2001 and has spent many years volunteering at Saint Francis Children’s Hospital and the Laura Dester Children’s Center. She is a sustaining member of the Junior League of Tulsa, a graduate of Leadership Tulsa Class 56, serves on the board of directors for the Oklahoma State Association and chairs the Legislative Advocacy Committee for the Child Protection Coalition.
“There is no better cause to fight for than this. It is truly an honor to join at such an important moment in the organization’s history. I have long admired ’s foundational strength, its culture of providing collaborative intervention services under one roof, its child-focused approach and its rich legacy of service to the Tulsa community. I look forward to working with the board, staff, partner agencies and community stakeholders to tackle the many exciting opportunities and challenges we face and, in doing so, look forward to continuing the tradition of providing hope and healing to children impacted by abuse and neglect,” said Guten.
is one of the nine partner agencies comprising the Tulsa County District Attorney’s Task Force on Crimes Against Children.
About the Child Abuse Network
The Child Abuse Network provides collaborative intervention services to child abuse victims, so that they are encouraged to embrace a future driven by hope. serves as a partner in the multidisciplinary team that serves children of reported child abuse. The result is a collaborative and non-duplicated multidisciplinary team approach to investigate abuse and protect children in crisis. Visit www.childabusenetwork.org to learn more about ’s unique, comprehensive approach to child abuse intervention.