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Board & Staff

Board of Directors

Stephanie J. Banister; President

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

Heather A. Sheley, Treasurer

Nicole J. Benjamin, Esq.; Secretary

William David

Bryan H. Dunphy

Pamela A. Harrop, M.D.

Deborah Johnson, Esq.

Sallie Newton

Carol Ryan

President's Council

Gary E. Lineberry, Chair

Melody Drnach

Linda Finn

Tina McIntyre

Emily J. Sack, Esq.


Staff

Lori N. DiPersio, Executive Director

Susan Alexander, Court Advocate

Barbara Jeanne Austin, LMSW, Counselor

Meg Bartlett, LICSW, Counselor

Zoila Bernal, Family Violence Option Adovacate 

Suzanne Brushart, LMHC, Counselor

Chalechia Campinha, Shelter Advocate

Sandra Chito, LICSW, Counselor

Kathy Christie, LMHC, Counselor

Alicia Connor, On-Call Court Advocate 

Elizabeth Fuerte, Community Organizer

Julianna Hamor, Law Enforcement Advocate

Olivia Kachingwe, Health Equity Zone (HEZ) Project Coordinator  

Sharon King, Director, Family Violence Option Advocate 

Mary Lake, Administrative Assistant & Billing Clerk 

Jean Lambert, Office Assistant

Shirley Moore, Family Violence Option Advocate

Sydney Ormerod, Community Organizer

Aida Ortiz, Family Violence Option Advocate 

Holly Paiva, Finance Manager

Veronica "Ronna" Turner, LMHC, Counselor

Yvonne Short, Shelter Manager

Jessica Walsh, Director of Prevention

Megan Whelan, Court Advocate

Carlene Willis, Shelter Advocate