LRC Staff

Ms. Dawn Davis

Dawn Davis was born in Idaho Falls, Idaho on December 1, 1962. She attended Utah Valley Community College, Provo, Utah where she received an Associates of Applied Science Degree. Dawn worked as a clerk in the Juvenile and Adult Courts in Utah and then as property accountant for a shopping center.

Dawn married and moved with her husband to Texas. She is the mother of three children, including a special needs child. Dawn has always felt strongly about service and has been actively involved in various volunteer capacities for causes such as battered women, child abuse, and children with special needs. She has also been involved in volunteering at her children's schools and in her church.

April 3, 1997 the direction of Dawn's career changed when she learned that a young girl from her community, Laura Kate Smither, had been abducted. Beginning as a volunteer, Dawn helped with foot searches, flyer distribution and office work during the time that Laura remained missing. This experience had such a significant impact that even after the search for Laura was over, Dawn could not help but volunteer when a child was missing.

In January 2000, Dawn accepted a position as a part time employee of the Laura Recovery Center for missing children. She has helped coordinate searches in numerous communities throughout the United States including searches for: Leah Henry, Houston, Texas; Danielle van Dam, San Diego, California; Courtney LeBlanc, Denham Springs, Louisiana and Elizabeth Smart, Salt Lake City, Utah. Dawn works with the Center to coordinate community events, volunteer activities, office work and case work.

Ms. Janice Ligett
Volunteer Coordinator

Janice was born in Harlingen, Texas and grew up in the Rio Grande Valley. She received her Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Texas A & I University (now called Texas A&M-Kingsville) in Kingsville, Texas. After finishing college, she went to work for Xerox Corporation and held many management positions in Customer Education, Administration, and Marketing in Corpus Christi, San Antonio, Dallas and finally Houston. She retired in 2004 after 37 years of service.

Travel, quilting, decorating and reading are some of her favorite pastimes.

Janice began volunteering at the Laura Recovery Center in 2005 when touched by the heartache of parents with missing children. She serves as Volunteer Coordinator, plus assists with searches, program development, and special projects.