Linda Mattson is the Executive Director at North Star Advocacy Center.  She joined the center in November of 2016 after spending 15 years as a teacher and principal in Northwest Missouri.  She provides financial and personnel leadership by applying for grants, submitting monthly reports, paying bills, setting goals, and hiring and evaluating staff.  She also works as an advocate by interacting with clients and providing support as needed.  She is also certified in Missouri's Safe At Home program. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education with an emphasis in Early Childhood, a Master's Degree in Educational Leadership, and a Specialist Degree in Superintendency, all from Northwest Missouri State University.

Email Me


Meghann Kosman is a Court/Victim Advocate at North Star Advocacy Center. She has provided emotional support to victims in the courtroom, assistance with housing, support groups, hospital advocacy, and safety planning for nine years, as well as train new volunteers and provide education and awareness to the community by classes and public speaking. She is certified in the Safe At Home Program and Mental Health First Aid and continues her education in various trainings each year. She co-developed a program called Sexual Assault and Violence Education (SAVE), and she is teaching a class on domestic and sexual violence to the offenders at the Maryville Treatment Center. She also developed and co leads a survivor speakers panel called #Strong. She is a member of Maryville Partners In Prevention (MVPIP), and she currently serves on the Membership Committee at the Missouri Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence (MCADSV). Meghann graduated from Northwest Missouri State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Child and Family Studies with a minor in Sociology.

Email Me


Abbie Stoll is a Victim Advocate at North Star Advocacy Center. She formerly worked as a Nationally Certified Pharmacy Technician before joining the Center as an Advocate in June, 2019. She helps victims of domestic violence with protection orders, emotional support, basic needs, and assists with transitioning clients into their new homes. She enjoys traveling to schools all over the 5 county region and teaching Healthy Relationships to 6th-12th graders. Abbie has also traveled out to the Maryville Treatment Center to lead inmates through the "In Her Shoes" simulation. She enjoys interacting with clients and helping them set goals to reach their full potential.  She also enjoys helping others and frequently does random acts of kindness in the community. 

Email Me


Jeanine Montgomery is a Victim Advocate at North Star Advocacy Center. She assists clients with protection orders, safety planning, action planning, and shelter intake and moving. She also provides case management and crisis intervention to our residents in our transitional housing program. She has been involved with the shelter for the past year as a volunteer. Jeanine is also involved with community outreach through Lions International, Humane Societies, Christian Motorcycle Association (CMA), The Source, Operation Christmas Child, The Ministry Center, and her church. She served in the Marine Corps after graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Biology from Iowa State University.

Email Me


Julia Day is the Volunteer Coordinator/Victim Advocate at North Star Advocacy Center. She recruits and manages volunteers and interns, provides case management, manages the WINGS support group, and assists with housing, safety planning, protection orders, and moving clients. She also co leads a survivor speakers panel called #Strong. Julia graduated from Northwest Missouri State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services and minored in Criminology/Criminal Justice. She is also certified in Youth Mental Health First Aid. Before working at the Center, she worked as the Youth Employment Specialist at the Missouri Job Center and has worked as a student dispatcher at NWMSU's police department. Julia enjoys affirming clients in their value and strengths. 

Email Me

Parent Educators

Peggy Miller, Stella Smith

On Call Staff

Back Left: Stella Smith, Margaret Nelson, Carissa Chandler, Chelsey Clark.

Front Left: Caroline Keever, Elda Jones, Debbie Clark

Board of Directors:

Kay Wilson- President
Pat Giffin, Kathy Lipiec, Carrie Sparks, Terry Robison, Amy Jackson