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30 COBB LIFE | SEPTEMBER 2022
mist, but she believes it made her stronger, independent,
cient and compassionate in the end.
“Having that varied background and then being at
the children’s home ... I think all of that put together made
me a strong person,” she said. “I think when you come
from that type of a background you can let it aect you in
a negative way or positive way.”
McPhilamy’s background has also given her the
ability to develop “personas” she uses on the job to get
close to perps. Take for instance the case where she had to
learn pool and join a competitive league to befriend one
of her subjects.
“I am very convincing,” she said. “So if I’m pretending
to be someone else, I have already created that person in
my head and that’s who I am.”
Rowland, the practice’s case manager, said the
agency deals with anywhere between 30 to 50 cases at a
time and it’s his duty to keep track of them. One of the
cases that keeps him up at night is a woman currently on
the FBI’s Most Wanted List for abusing dozens of elderly
patients after falsely advertising herself as a certified
caregiver to families.
When asked to describe his mother, Rowland said she
was one of the most incredible women on the planet who
could hold her own and someone he enjoys working with.
“We’re able to communicate really well given that we
know each other so well,” he said.
Though he sometimes worries when she’s out in the
McPhilamy works with her son,
Nicholas Rowland, who serves as
the agency’s case manager. “I
know for a fact that whatever
situation she gets put in, she will
know how to handle it,” he said.