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

Shaina Riddle, Office Manager

Direct Services

Lindsay, LCSW, Director of Client Services


Marni, LCSW, Therapist

Nicole, Therapist


Jessi, Adult Advocate

Jessica, Outreach Advocate

Christine, Child and Family Advocate

Michelle, Rural Advocate

Outreach and Philanthropy

Bass Wolf, Director of Outreach and Philanthropy

Katie Aplis, Crisis Services Coordinator

Prevention Programs

Laurie Jean Davida Talun, Director of Prevention

Jada Cox, Bystander Empowerment Specialist


Lauren Harris, Prevention Specialist

Carley Wilson, Community Prevention Training Specialist

Board of Directors

Kimberley Martin, President

Senior Content Marketing Manager, Blackbaud


Sarah Jenkins, Vice President, Board Development Co-Chair

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


Alexandra Frey, CPA, Treasurer, Finance Committee Chair

Senior Accountant, Hantzmon Wiebel LLP


Defines Fineout, Secretary, Board Development Co-Chair

Engineering Team Lead,


Tricia Chesson, MPH, Member

Health Promotional Specialist, University of Virginia


Ashley Cinalli-Mathews, LCSW, Member

Forensic Interviewer, Collins Center


Will Dagli, CPA, Member

Accountant, Hantzmon Wiebel LLP


Katrina Debnam, PhD, MPH, Member

Assistant Professor of Nursing, University of Virginia

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


Nicole Eramo, Member, Development Chair

Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs, University of Virginia


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