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Director & Board Members

Lynn Bius is the State Executive Director for the Alabama Network of Children’s Advocacy Centers, Inc. (ANCAC).  Previously, she was a Quality Assurance Manager for an IT Company and the Executive Administrator for an Accounting Firm. In returning to her first love of serving children and families, her clients and peers know her as someone who builds relationships, finds solutions and collaborates to strengthen community partnerships.    

 Lynn brings nearly 20 years of experience in business and education administration, teaching, management, direct sales and marketing. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education from Valdosta State University.  

Committed to community service, she actively serves on the Children’s Justice Task Force, Alabama Human Trafficking Taskforce, State Quality Assurance Board, Court Improvement Program, Alabama Child Death Review Board and the Child Welfare Collaboration Initiative. She attends Church of the Highlands and serves on their Dream Team.

 In her spare time, Lynn enjoys staying active with her two sons, cooking, running and traveling. She is an avid reader and loves the art of storytelling.

Karen Boan is the Program Coordinator for Alabama Network of Children's Advocacy Centers.  Previously, Karen was the Director of Marketing for two non-profit organizations, and brings more than 10 years experience in the fields of marketing, public relations, event planning and development. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education for Auburn University Montgomery.  

Karen actively serves as a volunteer with several organizations. Most recently, she became a CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) for Montgomery County, Alabama, in January 2022. 

Karen has been married to her husband, Kenneth Boan, for 29 years, and they have three adult sons. Karen currently resides in Pike Road, Alabama, and attends Landmark Church.  She enjoys traveling and spending quality time with family and friends. 

Our Impact This Year

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  • Number of Counseling Sessions


  • Number of Medical Referrals


  • Number of Prosecution Referrals


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