Leadership

 
 

The mission of Friend to Friend is to help survivors of domestic
violence, sexual assault and human trafficking rebuild their lives.
Friend to Friend values diversity and inclusion and is committed to creating a work culture of positivity and empowerment. Through the power of our shared leadership model- and through shared experiences, shared mission, and collective voice, we can work together to create individual, institutional, and cultural change.

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Friend to Friend Staff

Our team is comprised of compassionate, trauma-informed advocates who are committed to protecting hundreds of adults, children and their pets who need our emergency shelter and services to escape life threatening abuse. Our team takes a holistic approach when helping survivors rebuild their lives.

At our Advocacy Office, our court advocacy team helps to provide assistance with protective orders and court accompaniment. We also offer support groups to female inmates on parenting, sexual assault awareness, and healthy relationships to help them achieve success upon exiting the prison system.

Dr. Anne Friesen    Executive Director

Dr. Anne Friesen

Executive Director

Casey Halferty    Community Educator

Casey Halferty

Community Educator

Caroline Reynolds    Sexual Assault Program Coordinator

Caroline Reynolds

Sexual Assault Program Coordinator

Kimberly Ledford    Grant & Advocacy Center Program Coordinator

Kimberly Ledford

Grant & Advocacy Center Program Coordinator

Elizabeth Garner    Senior Court Advocate

Elizabeth Garner

Senior Court Advocate

Jackie Cornell    Executive Assistant

Jackie Cornell

Executive Assistant

Jan    Community Educator

Jan

Community Educator

Sarah Rabstejnek    Assistant Court Advocate

Sarah Rabstejnek

Assistant Court Advocate

 
 

Our Serenity House team, is comprised of a 24-hour trauma-informed direct service staff, who provide guidance advocacy, support groups, special programming and holistic care for both single women and women with children. Our care coaches focus on curriculum that builds both leadership and self sufficiency skills. Our innovative programming promotes healthy relationships while teaching boundary awareness, art expressions, goal making, journaling, equine therapy, dog therapy, spiritual exploration, financial literacy, children’s enrichment, meditation, and mindfulness.

Nicole Bennett    Serenity House Personnel Manager

Nicole Bennett

Serenity House Personnel Manager

Chandler Thornton    Therapeutic Art Advocate

Chandler Thornton

Therapeutic Art Advocate

Tannika Leake    Serenity House Children’s Program Coordinator

Tannika Leake

Serenity House Children’s Program Coordinator

Brenda Reilly    Client Service Advocate

Brenda Reilly

Client Service Advocate

Uma Healy    Serenity House Program Manager

Uma Healy

Serenity House Program Manager

Adiza Mustapha    Client Service Advocate

Adiza Mustapha

Client Service Advocate

 
Emily Gordon    Serenity House Program Coordinator

Emily Gordon

Serenity House Program Coordinator

Jessica Howard    Safety Planning Coordinator

Jessica Howard

Safety Planning Coordinator

 

Our Boar

2019 Board of Directors

The Friend to Friend Board of Directors currently boasts 15 members, ages ranging from 34-56. Our board is made up of community leaders who offer expertise and experience from a wide variety of fields. Our board members are committed to social change, and helping survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking rebuild their lives. A complete roster of our current board members is available upon request. If you would like to receive a copy of the roster please email the Friend to Friend Executive Director, Dr. Anne Friesen at anne@annefriesen.com.