Meet the Team

Staff & Board of Directors


If you are seeking services, please call our 24-hour hotline at (434) 977-7273 or our office at

(434) 295-7273 during Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Note: If you are concerned about the confidentiality of your communications. Please be aware that email may not be a secure means of communication.


Renee Branson, Executive Director

Direct Services

Lindsay, LCSW, Director of Client Services


Marni, LCSW, Therapist

Nicole, Therapist

Christine, Child and Family Advocate

Kay, Justice Systems Advocate

Lindsey, Adult Advocate

Michelle, Rural Advocate

Outreach and Philanthropy

Bass Wolf, Director of Outreach and Philanthropy

Katie Aplis, Crisis Services Coordinator

Prevention Programs

Carley Wilson, Interim Director of Prevention


Lauren Harris, Prevention Specialist

Board of Directors

Nicole Eramo, President 

Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs, University of Virginia 


Ashley Cinalli-Mathews, LCSW, Vice President 

Forensic Interviewer, Collins Center 


Sarah Jenkins, Secretary 

Mentoring Coordinator, Maxine Platzer Lynn Women's Center at UVA 


William Dagli, CPA, Treasurer 



Tricia Chesson, MPH, Member 

Health Promotional Specialist, University of Virginia 


Katrina Debnam, PhD, MPH, Member 

Assistant Professor of Nursing, University of Virginia 


Defines Fineout, Member 

Engineering Team Lead, 


Dr. Tamara W. Dias, Member 
Executive Director, African American Teaching Fellows 


Samuel Rayburn, Member 

Director of Programs, National Science Policy Network 


Henry Young, Member 

Attorney at Scott Kroner, PLC 

Committee Members

Anne Coughlin, Policy Action Committee Member

Professor of Law, University of Virginia


Amanda Litchfield, Finance Committee Member

Senior Commercial Executive, C&F Bank


Sam Spillman, Finance Committee Member

Owner, Balance Chiropractic


Samantha Strong, Development Committee Member

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Program Manager, UVA Physicians Group

Kevin Terhaar, Finance Committee Member

Managing Principal at Stairway Partners LLC