November 1, 2017


Our Mission

The mission of the Domestic Violence Resource Center of Washington County is to educate, support, and empower survivors and their children who are affected by intimate partner violence by offering counseling, advocacy, shelter services, and community outreach.

Our Values

  • We have zero tolerance for all forms of violence: we believe in everyone’s right to live free from harm.
  • We treat everyone equally with fairness and respect: we provide caring and compassionate services.
  • We recognize everyone is unique: we embrace all forms of diversity.
  • We support an environment of responsibility: we encourage innovation and creativity in all our endeavors.
  • We foster the spirit of teamwork: we uphold honesty and integrity in community collaborations.

Our Staff

Sara Wade
Executive Director
Janine Lisac-Goans
Finance Director
Sarah Christie
Director of Community Advocacy
Gayle Sheller
Counseling Services Director
Director of Shelter Services
Leona Ciechanowski
HR/Grant Compliance Manager
Megan Bradley
Administrative Assistant
Community Advocate
Colton Markham
LGBTQ Community Advocate
SAWERA Community Advocate
Bilingual: Hindi, Punjabi, Bengali
Lisette Santiago-Meija
Latinx Community Advocate
Bilingual: Spanish
East County Co-located Advocate
Bilingual: Farsi
Evanna Bradley-Tschirgi
Child & Youth Counselor
Bilingual Counselor
Bilingual: Spanish
Bianca McIntosh
Clinical Advocate Administrator
Bilingual: Spanish
Lead Residential Advocate
Bilingual Residential Advocate
Bilingual: Spanish
Residential Advocate
Residential Advocate
Residential Advocate
Residential Advocate
Children's Residential Advocate

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