Our Team

Sarah Prout Rennie
Executive Director

Chéree Thomas
Deputy Director

Merkeb Yohannes
Deputy Director

Johanna Kononen
Director of Law and Policy

Jessica Edel
Empowerment Evaluator and Program Director

Phalguna Siddapureddy
Program Director, NPM

Amanda Barratt
Senior Program Director

Brittni Kellom
Program Manager Trauma Advocate, Survivor Law Clinic

Amy Renshaw
Finance Director

Lynelle Morgan
Senior Legal Manager

Josef Canaria
Program Manager

Heath Lowry
Public Policy Specialist, Staff Attorney

China Aquino
Systems Advocate Program Manager

Mary Peterson
Program Manager

Shayla Davis
Program Manager

Nick Lynch
Development Director

Sarah Jarous
Events Manager

Andrea Lage
Senior Program Manager, HR

Jillian Solomon
Systems and Trauma Advocate Program Specialist

Kellie Tinskey
Law Clerk

Evan Barratt
Network and Systems Administrator

Karen Paritee
Senior Program Manager, Sexual Violence Hotline

Lauren Fasseel
Accounting and Administrative Specialist

Robert Kleinhans
Technology Manager

Kayt Dold
Staff Attorney

Justin Paritee
Senior Program Manager, Domestic Violence Hotline

Adriana Burga
Program Manager, Domestic Violence Hotline

Griselda Garcia
Coordinator, Domestic Violence Hotline

Zahra Mukhtar
Program Manager, Sexual Violence Hotline

Elisabeth Dodd
Coordinator, Sexual Violence Hotline

Gina Elfenbein
Accounts Manager

MCEDSV Board Members

Samara L. Hough, President, University of Michigan Flint – Center for Gender and Sexuality

Elizabeth Campbell, Vice President, Human Trafficking Clinic – University of Michigan Law School

Dr. Nikita Murry, Secretary, Delta College

Kim Hurst, Treasurer, Avalon Healing Center

Jami Moran, Member At Large, Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians – Advocacy Resource Center (ARC)

Emily Miller, Member At Large, Crime Victims Legal Assistance Project – DV & Elder

Mary Niemela, Member At Large, Barbara Kettle Gundlach Shelter Home

Terrie Fiehn, Member At Large, Lakeshore Legal Aid

Kalimah Johnson, Member At Large, SASHA Center Inc.

Raven Hills, Member At Large, West Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Dr. Sharman Cobb-Davenport, Member at Large, Turning Point, Inc.

Denise Berry, Member at Large, Shelterhouse