ABOUT WCJ

Founded in 1995 as a non-profit, community-based resource center dedicated to improving the lives of women, the Women’s Center of Jacksonville has grown from providing a limited information and referral service from a rented room in the Riverside neighborhood to serving over 7,500 persons annually at our locations in Arlington, the S.A.F.E. Center in Southside, and satellite locations in Nassau and Baker Counties. In addition to our educational, mental health counseling, peer support, and rape victim advocacy services, WCJ is the certified Rape Crisis Center for Duval, Nassau, and Baker Counties and provides forensic exams for sexual assault survivors of all genders over the age of 18.

Our Mission

The Women’s Center of Jacksonville improves the lives of women through advocacy, support and education and provides rape recovery services for individuals of all genders.

The WCJ Team

  • Abbie Cumming, SANE Program Nurse
  • Alejandra Santiago, Victim Advocate
  • Angel Russell, Victim Advocate
  • Callie Avant, Counseling Coordinator
  • Cheri Piert, Victim Advocate
  • Courtney Boggs, Counseling Intern
  • Deanna Desire, SANE Program Nurse
  • Denise Jones, Counselor
  • Devon Larkin, SANE Coordinator
  • Eileen Rodden, Program Coordinator
  • Elizabeth Gibson, Counseling Intern
  • Erica Saffer, Expanded Horizons Coordinator
  • Erica Turner, Victim Advocate
  • Hannah Glusenkamp, Counseling Intern
  • Ireanna Moore, Prevention Facilitator
  • Jamie Farhat, Counselor
  • Jennifer Lash, Counselor
  • Jordan Griffis, Victim Advocate
  • Katherine Weatherspoon, Victim Advocate
  • Katina Williams, Grants Manager
  • Kelsey Kerns, Victim Advocate
  • Keri Pirtle, Prevention Coordinator
  • Keyko Figueroa, Victim Advocate
  • Kimberly Chamberlain, Finance Director
  • Kristine Creter, Staff Accountant
  • Lori Armstrong, Victim Advocate
  • Lucy Maddox, Development Coordinator
  • Mallory Warner, RRT Assistant Director
  • Megan Eychner, SANE Program Nurse
  • Moriah Hunt, Administrative Assistant
  • Patricia Emmanuelli, Advocate Coordinator
  • Paulina Suarez, Victim Advocate
  • Racheal Melo, Victim Advocate
  • Renee Hellen, Counseling Director
  • Sarah Wiese, RRT Director
  • Shane Kennedy, Quality Assurance Coordinator
  • Stephanie Sparman, Volunteer Coordinator
  • Sytisha Claycomb, Director of Program Operations
  • Terri Robbins, Counseling Administrative Assistant
  • Theresa Andre, Victim Advocate
  • Tip Dixon, Victim Advocate
  • Virginia Chandler, SANE Program Nurse

Board of Directors

Officers

  • President: Kellie Ann Kelleher-Smith
    Director, Foundation, Jewish Federation and Foundation of Northeast Florida
  • 1st Vice President: Laura VanZee
    Vice President, Valley National Bank
  • 2nd Vice President: Jessica Travers
    Attorney, Littler Mendelson, PC
  • Secretary: Earlene Schanze
    Retired Lead Data Architect, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • Treasurer: Sharón Simmons
    Attorney
  • Immediate Past President: Sally Suslak
    Real Estate Broker/Owner, Traditions Realty, LLC 

Directors

  • Alma Ballard, Executive Director, Family Housing Management Co.
  • Barbara Barrett, Retired Attorney
  • Laurel Black, Real Estate Agent, Keller Williams Jacksonville Realty
  • Beth Clark, CEO, BASCA, Inc.
  • Mary Coleman, Retired Special Agent, Internal Revenue Service
  • Michelle Drinks, Assistant Director of Development, University of North Florida
  • Lisé Everly, Retired Human Resources Professional
  • Nicole Hamm, Accountant, Eastern Quality Foods
  • Sarah Mannion, Attorney and Partner, Candyce M. King, P.A.
  • Sara Meinke, System Director, Baptist Health System
  • Bob Pinder, Chief Compliance Officer, Black Knight

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Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Information

A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE WITHIN THE STATE. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE.

WCJ’S REGISTRATION NUMBER IS: CH4481

CONTACT THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND CONSUMER SERVICES AT 1-800-HELP-FLA (435-7352) OR www.FloridaConsumerHelp.com.

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