ABOUT WCJ

WCJ is a private, nonprofit Jacksonville-based organization offering advocacy, support and education to women and rape recovery services to all individuals, regardless of gender.  WCJ is the only certified rape crisis center in Duval, Baker and Nassau Counties and provides sexual assault forensic exams to individuals over the age of 18. The WCJ also offers community education, counseling, referral assistance, rape prevention services and breast cancer education, support and advocacy to residents of Northeast Florida. To learn more about the history of the Women’s Center of Jacksonville, click here.

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
  • Angela Williams, Family Literacy Advocate
  • Callie Avant, Registered Counselor
  • Celine Parot, SANE Program Nurse
  • Courtney Boggs, Counseling Intern
  • Deanna Desire, SANE Program Nurse
  • Cheri Piert, On-Call Victim Advocate
  • Denise Jones, Bilingual Counselor
  • Devon Larkin, SANE Coordinator
  • Eileen Rodden, Program Coordinator
  • Elizabeth Gibson, Counseling Intern
  • Erica Saffer, Expanded Horizons Coordinator
  • Hannah Glusenkamp, Counseling Intern
  • Jamie Farhat, Registered Counselor
  • Jennifer Lash, Counselor
  • Jocelyn Wimberly, Prevention Facilitator
  • Jordan Griffis, RRT – Baker County
  • Katherine Weatherspoon, Victim Advocate
  • Katina Williams, Grants Manager
  • Keri Pirtle, Prevention Coordinator
  • Keyko Figueroa, On-Call Victim Advocate
  • Kimberly Chamberlain, Finance Director
  • Kristine Creter, Staff Accountant
  • Lori Armstrong, RRT – Nassau County
  • Lucy Maddox, Development Coordinator
  • Mallory Warner, RRT Assistant Director
  • Megan Eychner, SANE Program Nurse
  • Morgan Epperson, Victim Advocate
  • Moriah Hunt, Administrative Assistant
  • Patricia Emmanuelli, Victim Advocate
  • Racheal Melo, Victim Advocate
  • Renee Hellen, Counseling Director
  • Samantha Arroyo, Operations & Facilities Director
  • Sarah Wiese, RRT Advocacy 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 Kelleher-Smith
    Director, Foundation, Jewish Federation and Foundation of Northeast Florida
  • 1st Vice President: Laura VanZee
  • Vice President, Valley Bank
  • 2nd Vice President: Jessica Travers
    Attorney and Partner, Akerman LLP
  • 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
  • Dr. Gary Bowers, MD, Retired Surgeon
  • Beth Clark, CEO, BASCA, Inc.
  • Mary Coleman, Retired Special Agent, Internal Revenue Service
  • Michelle Drinks, Assistant Director of Development, University of North Florida
  • Doris Leach, VA Accredited Claims Agent, VA Office of General Counsel
  • Sarah Mannion, Attorney,  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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