Meet 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.