Current Institute Faculty

In order to provide the best research and educational resources possible, the Institute for Shelter Care works with a national network of experts from various fields. Meet some of our faculty and research partners.

Jeanne L. Allert

Jeanne L. Allert

Founder and Executive Director
The Samaritan Women – Institute for Shelter Care

Kim Checkeye

Kim Checkeye

Director of Shelter Mentorship
The Samaritan Women – Institute for Shelter Care

Jasmyne Cummings

Jasmyne Cummings

Church Impact Manager
The Samaritan Women – Institute for Shelter Care 

Clint Elliott

Clint Elliott

Legal Counsel
Doane & Elliott, PSC

Daniel Emr

Daniel Emr

Executive Director
Worthwhile Wear

 

Dr. Heather Evans, LCSW

Dr. Heather Evans, LCSW

Founder/Owner
Evans Counseling Services

Ked Frank

Ked Frank

Founder and President
Refuge for Women

Gen Haines

Gen Haines

Director of Development
The Samaritan Women – Institute for Shelter Care

Beth Halley

Beth Halley

Community Impact Liaison
The Samaritan Women – Institute for Shelter Care

Karen Kutzner

Karen Kutzner

Manager of Research and Evaluation
The Samaritan Women – Institute for Shelter Care

Roslyn Lindner

Roslyn Lindner

Research Associate
The Samaritan Women – Institute for Shelter Care

Bobbie Mark

Bobbie Mark

Director of Survivor Care
Redeemed Ministries

Dennis Mark

Dennis Mark

Executive Director
Redeemed Ministries

Jessicah Ray

Jessicah Ray

PA-C
Head First Concussion Care

Linda Thomas

Linda Thomas

Director of Communications
The Samaritan Women – Institute for Shelter Care

Lacy Tolar

Lacy Tolar

Co-Founder and Executive Director
Rescue 1 Global

 

Jessika Williams

Jessika Williams

Development Associate
The Samaritan Women – Institute for Shelter Care

Jenny Williamson

Jenny Williamson

Founder, CEO
Courage Worldwide

Past Institute Faculty

Jeff Barrows

Founder
Gracehaven
2019 Shelter Mentorship
Adjunct Faculty

 

Jessica Emerson

Director, Human Trafficking Prevention Project
University of Baltimore, School of Law
2019 Shelter Mentorship Adjunct Faculty

Julie Haltom

Former Director of Survivor Services
The Samaritan Women – Institute for Shelter Care
2019 Shelter Mentorship Adjunct Faculty

Aaron Newcomb

Development Director
Engedi Refuge
2019 Shelter Mentorship Adjunct Faculty

Lea Newcomb

Executive Director
Engedi Refuge
2019 Shelter Mentorship Adjunct Faculty

Carolyn Potter

Executive Director
The WellHouse 
2019 Shelter Mentorship Adjunct Faculty

John Van Drunen

Executive Vice President
ECFA
2019 Shelter Mentorship Adjunct Faculty

 

Melissa Yao

Executive Director
National Trafficking Sheltered Alliance
2019 Shelter Mentorship Adjunct Faculty