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Board & Staff

Board of Directors

Emily J. Sack, Esq., President

Karen J. Gieseke, Ph.D., Vice President

Denise Patnode, Treasurer

Stephanie Banister, Secretary

Nicole Benjamin, Esq.

Stacey D. Carter

Bryan Dunphy

Steve Farrelly

Pamela Harrop, M.D.

Tina Harsch

Gina C. Helm

Heather Sheley


President's Council

Gary E. Lineberry, Chair

Melody Drnach

Linda Finn

Tina McIntyre


Staff

Lori N. DiPersio, Executive Director - 401-236-8350

Susan Alexander, Court  Advocate - 401-236-8364

Barbara Jeanne Austin, LMSW - 401-846-5263

Kate Bidlack, Special Events Coordinator - 401-236-8368

Stacy Bermudez, Transitional Housing Manager - 401-236-8361

Zoila Bernal, Family Violence Option Adovacate - 401-236-8356

Suzanne Brushart, LMHC, Counselor - 401-236-8341

Sandra Chito, LICSW, Counselor - 401-236-8349

Alicia Connor, On-Call Court Advocate - 401-236-8363

Mallory Crossman, Community Organizer - 401-236-8344

Julie DiBari, Grant Writer

Debbie Greene, Interim Residential Director - 401-236-8361

Julianna Hamor, Law Enforcement Advocate - 401-236-8358

Shelter Advocate - 401-236-8362

Sharon King, Director, Family Violence Option Advocate - 401-236-8342

Mary Lake, Administrative Assistant & Billing Clerk - 401-236-8365

Jean Lambert, Office Assistant - 401-236-236-8659

Shirley Moore, Family Violence Option Advocate - 401-236-8358 

Aida Ortiz, Family Violence Option Advocate - 401-236-8353

Holly Paiva, Bookkeeper - 401-236-8352

Michael Pendergast, LICSW, ACSW, Director of Counseling Services - 401-236-8351

Kate Porter, Communications Specialist - 401-236-8343

Veronica "Ronna" Turner, LMHC, Counselor - 401-236-8346

Jessica Walsh, Director of Prevention - 401-236-8345

Megan Whelan, On-Call Court Advocate - 401-236-8363