Our Team

Sarah Prout Rennie
Executive Director

Chéree Thomas
Associate Director

Merkeb Yohannes
Associate Director

Lisa Winchell‐Caldwell
Senior Program Manager

Jessica Edel
Empowerment Evaluator and Program Director

Phalguna Siddapureddy
Program Director, NPM

Amanda Barratt
Senior Program Director

Mary Peterson
Program Manager

Josef Canaria
Program Manager

Amy Renshaw
Accounting Manager

William Alexander
Finance Assistant

Johanna Kononen
Director of Law and Policy

Brittni Kellom
Trauma Advocate

Heath Lowry
Staff Attorney

Gina Elfenbein
Finance Specialist

Walter Hartman
Technology Manager

Robert Kleinhans
Technology Manager

Evan Barratt
Network and Systems Administrator

Triet Phan
Finance Director

Karen Paritee
Senior Program Manager, Sexual Assault Hotline

Andrea Lage
Senior Program Manager, HR

Sarah Jarous
Events Manager

China Aquino
Systems Advocate Program Manager

Kayt Dold
Staff Attorney

Casey Cheney
Staff Attorney

Lynelle Morgan
Staff Attorney

Justin Paritee
Senior Program Manager, Domestic Violence Hotline

Zahra Mukhtar
Program Manager, Sexual Assault Hotline

Adriana Burga
Program Manager, Domestic Violence Hotline

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 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

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