CARE Staff

Stephanie Foran

Stephanie Foran
Assistant Director
Pronouns: She/They

Stephanie (Steph) Foran is the Assistant Director of CARE. She is a nationally credentialed Comprehensive Victim Intervention Specialist through the National Organization for Victim Assistance (NOVA). She received her BA in Political Science from Rider University in Lawrenceville, New Jersey, and her Global MA in International Relations through Webster University’s global campuses. Her areas of expertise include digital interpersonal violence and media literacy. She believes that gender-based violence should be treated as a human rights issue.


Lori CruzLori Cruz
Survivor Advocate
Pronouns: They/Them

Lori Cruz is a Survivor Advocate at CARE. They have a Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology with a focus on trauma. Their Master’s degree is in Adult Learning and Leadership with a certificate in Social Justice Education. They value community involvement and are active in Manhattan Alliance for Peace and Justice (MAPJ) group: The Coalition for Equal Justice (CEJ), and volunteering at True Colors. They believe that education is helpful for dismantling inequitable systems which perpetuate power-based violence. They are passionate about building safe communities where survivors of violence receive trauma-informed support.



Elizabeth McCarthy
Survivor Advocate
Pronouns: She/Hers

Elizabeth McCarthy is a Survivor Advocate at CARE. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice from Sam Houston State University in Texas. She earned a Masters in Victim Services Management with a focus on Child Abuse from Sam Houston State University. For four years, she has provided services to survivors of trauma for the State of Texas and State of Arizona specifically related to domestic violence, child abuse/neglect, and sexual abuse. She believes that outreach and education is a vital part of advocacy and is looking forward to serving the K-State community.


kathyKatherine Burton
Survivor Intake Specialist
Pronouns: She/Her

Katherine (Kathy) Burton is the Survivor Intake Specialist at CARE. She received her BA in Global and International Studies with a geographic concentration in the Middle East and Sociocultural Anthropology with University Honors at the University of Kansas. During her time in undergrad, she helped create the Honors' Program group, "Living In Color", for students of color to come find community and resources at a PWI. While at KU, she completed two years of research on sex trafficking in Northern Burma into rural China. She is passionate about creating a safer community and world for marginalized communities. At the CARE office, Kathy coordinates the CARE Healing Fund, which helps survivors of violence access therapy services both on and off-campus.