Our Leadership

Historically, a Board of Directors, composed of a delegate from each member domestic violence program and its three caucuses, has governed the Coalition. On September 30, 2010, the Coalition transferred governance to a new Board consisting of representatives of member programs and the community at large. The full Membership body of 60 independent, community-based, domestic violence programs across the state, remain active in the policy and programmatic leadership of the Coalition anti-violence work in Pennsylvania.

Our Membership

Chairperson, Anne Ard, Centre County Women's Resource Center
Vice Chairperson, Jo Ellen Bowman, HAVIN, Inc., Armstrong County
Secretary, Michelle Robinson-Ritter, Domestic Violence Services of Southwestern PA
Western Regional Representative, Susan McLaughlin, Community Action, Inc./ Crossroads Project
Central Regional Representative, Rick Azzaro, YWCA of York/Access-York, Inc.
Eastern Regional Representative, Michele Minor Wolf, Victims' Intervention Program

Barbara Channing, Women in Need, Chambersburg
Margaret J. "Peg" Dierkers, PhD, PCADV, Harrisburg
Freda Fultz, A Way Out, Coudersport
Donna "Bonnie" Glover, Domestic Violence Services, Lancaster
Maria Macaluso, Women's Center of Montgomery County, Elkins Park
Laurie MacDonald, The Center for Victims, McKeesport
Beth Sturman, Laurel House, Norristown
Paula Triano, Domestic Violence Service Center, Inc., Wilkes-Barre

Member Programs

A Safe Place, Inc., Terri Allison
A Way Out, Freda Fultz
A Woman's Place, Donna Byrne
Abuse and Rape Crisis Center, Amy Miller
The Abuse Network, Crystal Paige
Alice Paul House, Lou Ann Williams
Alle-Kiski Area HOPE Center, Inc., Michelle Bond
Battered/Formerly Battered Women's Caucus, Jeanne Derricott & Debi Kaltenbach, Co-Chairs
Berks Women In Crisis, Mary Kay Bernosky
Blackburn Center, Cathy Reeves
C.A.P.S.E.A., Billie Jo Weyant
Center For Victims, Laurie MacDonald
Centre County Women's Resource Center, Anne Ard
Clinton County Women's Center, MaryJane Isenberg
Community Action, Inc./Crossroads Project, Susan McLaughlin
Congreso de Latinos Unidos, Inc., Julie Avalos
Crisis Center North, Grace A. Coleman
Crisis Shelter of Lawrence County, Nicole Amabile
Domestic Abuse Project/Blair County, Lacey Ceschini
Domestic Abuse Project/Delaware County, Rita Buckley Connolly
Domestic Violence Center of Chester County, Dolly Wideman-Scott
Domestic Violence Intervention of Lebanon County, Inc., Jennifer Snyder
Domestic Violence Service Center, Inc., Paula Triano
Domestic Violence Services of Cumberland and Perry Counties, Ann Shields
Domestic Violence Services of Lancaster County, Donna "Bonnie" Glover
Domestic Violence Services of Southwestern PA, Inc., Michelle Robinson-Ritter
Gender & Sexual Justice Caucus, Freda Fultz & Bethany Bower, Co-Chairs
HAVEN of Tioga County, Christina Paternoster
HAVIN, Inc., Jo Ellen Bowman
Huntingdon House, Shanna Leonard
Laurel House, Beth Sturman
Lutheran Settlement House/Bilingual Domestic Violence Program, Vashti Bledsoe
PPC Violence Free Network, Cindy Curran
Safe Horizons Services for Women, Inc., Lori Palisin
SAFE (Stop Abuse For Everyone), Donna Keller
SafeNet, Linda Lyons King
Schuylkill Women In Crisis, Sally Casey
Sullivan County Victim Services, Marty Gates
Survivors, Inc., Terri Hamrick
Susquehanna Valley Women In Transition, Patricia Snyder
Turning Point of Lehigh Valley, Inc., Diane Zanetti
Victim Outreach Intervention Center, Robert Marchese
Victims' Intervention Program, Michele Minor Wolf
Wise Options, Susan Mathias
Women Against Abuse, Inc., Jeannine Lisitski
Women In Need, Inc., Barbara Channing 
Women In Transition, Inc., Roberta Hacker
Women of Color Caucus, Tasha Isaac & Jasmin Rakestraw, Co-Chairs
Women's Center and Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh, Shirl Regan
Women's Center, Inc. of Columbia/Montour, Zabrina Finn
Women's Center of Beaver County, Jill Marsilio-Colonna
Women's Center of Montgomery County, Maria Macaluso
Women's Help Center, Inc., Deb Wilson
Women's Resource Center, Inc., Margaret Ruddy
Women's Resources of Monroe County, Inc., Jane Koelble
Women's Services Inc./The Greenhouse, Bruce Harlan
Your Safe Haven, Jeannee Mallow
YWCA/Domestic Violence Services, Rhonda Hendrickson
YWCA Victims' Resource Center, Nancy Chesnut
YWCA York/ACCESS, Richard Azzaro

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