Meet Our Staff

Our Staff

Director: Kim Newell, M.S.

Homicide Support Group Coordinator: Lisa Mann LMSW. 

Program Advocate for Homicide: Chrystal Garner

Victim Services Coordinator: Vicky Franks, LCSW. 

Therapists, Victim Advocate and Prevention Educators: Ashton Thompson, M.S., PLPC and Erica Powell, M.S. PLPC

Volunteer Coordinator, Prevention Education and Coordination: Ornisha Brown, B.S. 

Victim Advocate:Teressa Ellzey, BSW.

Suicide Support Group Coordinator: Mitzy Spears, LCSW.

Prevention Program Assistant: James Derek Mann

      All of the staff and volunteers at the Shafer Center are highly trained and receive continuous training. There are many opportunities to attend trainings and attend national conferences.