Our Team

Sarah Prout Rennie
Executive Director

Lisa Winchell‐Caldwell
Deputy Director

Chéree Thomas
Associate Director

Shannon Nobles
Operations Director

Merkeb Yohannes
Associate Director

Jessica Edel Harrelson
Empowerment Evaluator and Program Director

Eric Stiles
Program Director

Phalguna Siddapureddy
Senior Program Manager, NPM

Elinor Jordan
Survivor Law Clinic, Senior Program Manager

Amanda Barratt
Senior Program Director

Marlena Moore
Program Manager

Jacqulyn Hippe
Senior Program Manager

Brittni Kellom
Trauma Advocate

Heath Lowry
Staff Attorney

Johanna Kononen
Senior Program Manager

Danielle Chauvin
Program Manager

Kathy Hagenian
Executive Policy Director

Hannah Thomas
Program Specialist

Walter Hartman
Technology Manager

Hailey Johnston
Program Specialist

Mary Peterson
Human Trafficking Program Specialist

Josef Canaria
Program Manager

William Alexander
Finance Specialist

Émilienne Zaiding
Technology and Administrative Specialist

Karen Paritee
Program Manager

Andrea Lage
Operations Manager

Sarah Jarous
Database and Events Coordinator

Triet Phan
Accounting Manager

Amy Renshaw
Accounting Manager

Evan Barratt
Network and Systems Administrator

MCEDSV Board Members

Wanda Merriweather, President, First Step

Jami Moran, Vice President, Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians – Advocacy Resource Center (ARC)

Dr. Nikita Murry, Secretary, Delta College

Kim Hurst, Treasurer, WC Safe

Carmen Wargel, Member At Large, Turning Point

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

Elizabeth Campbell, Member At Large, Human Trafficking Clinic, University of Michigan Law School

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

Ann Kita, Member at Large, YWCA Greater Flint

Samara L. Hough, Member at Large, Center for Gender and Sexuality

Terrie Fiehn, Member At Large, Lakeshore Legal Aide

Vicki Wakeman, Member At Large, Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault/Shelterhouse