Staff & Board


Tracy Ashby-Wagner
Case Manager
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April Burgess-Johnson                      

Executive Director
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Nita Carroll
Children's Specialist

Susan Denne
Court Advocate

Ann Flynn
Associate Director
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Elizabeth Goldsmith
Case Manager

Joy Henderson
Case Manager/Hotline Coordinator
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Melissa Kight
Court Advocacy Coordinator
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Amy King
Bilingual Intensive Case Manager

Joanna Knowles
Case Management Coordinator
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Julia Levine
Counseling Coordinator

Aleksandra MacDougall
Financial Coordinator
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Shawna Ohle
Operations Manager

Christy Price
Volunteer & Outreach Coordinator
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Llysa Spencer
Overnight Case Manager

Lisa Van Ijzendoorn
Overnight Case Manager

Jodi Wygmans

Shelter Coordinator
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Sandra Anderson
Community Development Analyst
City of Asheville

Norma Brown
Children First
Communities in Schools

Joe Fishleigh 

Cynthia Hamilton 
Community Volunteer
Immediate Past -President 

Cindy Ireland                             


Carla Maddux 
Asheville Fence 

Brenda Mills 
City of Asheville 

Bonnie Spradling
Community Member

Dr. John Stewart 
Community Member 

Gordon Walton 
OneWhoServes, Inc. 

Haley Roper Wells 
Ward & Smith

We embrace the diversity among ourselves and in our community, and believe that valuing people means respecting and understanding their experiences and beliefs.

We are committed to maintaining a diverse organization that reflects our community.


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