A proud member of the Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence.
Board & Staff
Board of Directors
Stephanie J. Banister; President
Karen J. Gieseke, Ph.D.; Vice President
Denise Patnode, CFO; Treasurer
Heather A. Sheley; Secretary
Nicole J. Benjamin, Esq.
Gina Campbell Helm
Stacey D. Carter
Bryan H. Dunphy
Pamela A. Harrop, M.D.
Deborah Johnson, Esq.
Gary E. Lineberry, Chair
Emily J. Sack, Esq.
Lori N. DiPersio, Executive Director
Susan Alexander, Court Advocate
Barbara Jeanne Austin, LMSW, Counselor
Kate Bidlack, Special Events Coordinator
Stacy Bermudez, Transitional Housing Manager
Zoila Bernal, Family Violence Option Adovacate
Suzanne Brushart, LMHC, Counselor
Sandra Chito, LICSW, Director of Counseling Services
Alicia Connor, On-Call Court Advocate
Mallory Crossman, Community Organizer
Julie DiBari, Grant Writer
Debbie Greene, Residential Director
Julianna Hamor, Law Enforcement Advocate
Sharon King, Director, Family Violence Option Advocate
Mary Lake, Administrative Assistant & Billing Clerk
Jean Lambert, Office Assistant
Shirley Moore, Family Violence Option Advocate
Aida Ortiz, Family Violence Option Advocate
Holly Paiva, Bookkeeper
Kate Porter, Communications Specialist
Veronica "Ronna" Turner, LMHC, Counselor
Jessica Walsh, Director of Prevention
Megan Whelan, On-Call Court Advocate
If this is an emergency call 911
Shelter and assistance call
24 hour Hotline 1-800-494-8100