Our Team

Sarah Prout Rennie
Executive Director

Lisa Winchell‐Caldwell
Deputy Director

Chéree Thomas
Associate Director

Merkeb Yohannes
Associate Director

Jessica Edel
Empowerment Evaluator and Program Director

Eric Stiles
Program Director

Phalguna Siddapureddy
Program Director, NPM

Amanda Barratt
Senior Program Director

Mary Peterson
Program Manager

Josef Canaria
Program Manager

Marlena Moore
Program Manager

Jacqulyn Hippe
Senior Program Manager of the SOM Domestic Violence Hotline

Brittni Kellom
Trauma Advocate

Heath Lowry
Staff Attorney

Johanna Kononen
Director of Law and Policy

William Alexander
Finance Assistant

Hannah Thomas
Program Manager of the SOM Sexual Violence Hotline

Walter Hartman
Technology Manager

Robert Kleinhans
Technology Manager

Evan Barratt
Network and Systems Administrator

Triet Phan
Finance Director

Amy Renshaw
Accounting Manager

Andrea Lage
Senior Program Manager, HR

Karen Paritee
Senior Program Manager of the SOM Sexual Assault Hotline

China Aquino
Systems Advocate Program Manager

Kayt Dold
Legal Advisor

Casey Cheney
Staff Attorney

Lynelle Morgan
Staff Attorney

Justin Paritee
Program Manager of SOM Domestic Violence Hotline

Zahra Mukhtar
Program Coordinator of SOM Sexual Assault Hotline

Lauren Henderson
Systems and Trauma Advocate Program Specialist

Sarah Jarous
Events Manager

MCEDSV Board Members

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

Vicki Wakeman, Vice President, Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault/Shelterhouse

Dr. Nikita Murray, Secretary, Delta College

Kim Hurst, Treasurer, WC SAFE

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

Carmen Wargel, Member At Large, Turning Point

Ann Kita, Member At Large, YWCA Greater Flint

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

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, Ferris State University