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

Founder and Executive Director
The Samaritan Women
Maryland

Leadership, Shelter Selection, Program Design

  Sheltered Alliance MEMBER

Jeff Barrows

Founder
Gracehaven

Ohio

GOVERNANCE, SPIRITUALITY

Dan Busby

President
ECFA

Virginia

GOVERNANCE, FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT, DEVELOPMENT

Kim Checkeye

Director of Shelter Mentorship
The Samaritan Women
Maryland

Staff Management, Program Design, Client Referrals

  Sheltered Alliance MEMBER

Jessica Emerson, LMSW, Esq.

Director, Human Trafficking Prevention Project
University of Baltimore, School of Law
Maryland

Community Partnerships

Daniel Emr

Executive Director
Worthwhile Wear
Pennsylvania

LEADERSHIP, DEVELOPMENT

Ked Frank

Founder/President
Refuge for Women

Kentucky


DEVELOPMENT

  Sheltered Alliance MEMBER

Beth Halley

Adjunct Faculty
The Samaritan Women

Maryland

 

  Sheltered Alliance MEMBER

Julie Haltom

Director of Survivor Services
The Samaritan Women

Maryland

STAFF MANAGEMENT, PROGRAM DESIGN, CLIENT CARE

  Sheltered Alliance MEMBER

Karen Kutzner

Former Program Director
The Well

Pennsylvania

BOARD DEVELOPMENT, POLICIES, CLIENT CARE

Bobbie Mark

Director of Survivor Care
Redeemed Ministries
Texas

PROGRAM, CARE MODEL

  Sheltered Alliance MEMBER

Dennis Mark

Executive Director
Redeemed Ministries
Texas

leadership

  Sheltered Alliance MEMBER

Aaron Newcomb

Development Director
Engedi Refuge
Washington

leadership

  Sheltered Alliance MEMBER

Lea Newcomb

Executive Director
Engedi Refuge
Washington

leadership

  Sheltered Alliance MEMBER

Carolyn Potter

Executive Director
The WellHouse
Alabama

facilities

  Sheltered Alliance MEMBER

Lacy Tolar

Co-founder and Executive Director
Rescue1Global
Tennessee

Community Partnerships

  Sheltered Alliance MEMBER

John Van Drunen

Executive Vice President
ECFA
Virginia

NON-PROFIT LEGAL COMPLIANCE

Jenny Williamson

Founder, CEO
Courage Worldwide
California

REGULATORY, CLIENT CARE

Melissa Yao

Executive Director
National Trafficking Sheltered Alliance
Maryland

leadership

  Sheltered Alliance MEMBER