Detectives Receive Award

Inaugural Heart of the Matter Luncheon & Tin Man Biggest Heart Awards February 2015. In the iconic 1939 movie, The Wizard of Oz the Tin Man character traveled to The Emerald City with Dorothy, because he believed he needed a heart from The Wizard.  In reality, he had the biggest heart all along.  The Tin Man was humble, loving, caring and compassionate.  Behind every person in the limelight are usually many who make the road easier, and do a great amount of the work, give of themselves, their time, and/or their gifts.  These unsung heroes are the heart of our community, and they are continually the heart of how The Carousel Center is able to offer the healing services to the child victims of abuse, who utilize our Child Advocacy Center each year.


2015 Tin Man Biggest Heart Award Winners:


Community Professional – Awarded to the Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) members who were present at the official National Children’s Alliance Site Visit on December, 10, 2014, and made it possible for The Carousel Center, Inc. to achieve full Child Advocacy Center Accreditation Status:


Amy Horgan, CoastalCare

Colleen Mistovitch, New Hanover Regional Medical Center

Det. Peter Oehl, Wilmington Police Department

Lance Oehrlein, Assistant District Attorney – NC 5th Judicial District

Det. Justin Ovaska, Wilmington Police Department

Amy Phillips, Rape Crisis Center of Coastal Horizons Center, Inc.

Kari Sanders, New Hanover County Department of Social Services

Det. Kelly Sellers, New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office

Det. Mike Tenney, Wilmington Police Department

Lt. Thomas Tilmon, Wilmington, Police Department

Det. Amy Womble, New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office



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