Our Staff and Board of Directors

Center Staff

 

Sally Sheppard, LCSW
Executive Director
Sally Sheppard is a 
clinically licensed social worker and has been working with victims of sexual assault and abuse for over 15 years. Sally received her Bachelors of Arts degree from Appalachian State University in Sociology with a concentration in Criminology and Social Control. She has a... Read more

Lori Karr
Victim Assistance Counselor

Lori has a bachelor’s degree from The University of Georgia in Child and Family Development. She has worked with children and families for over fifteen years in a variety of settings. She joined our team as the Family Advocate in September of 2009 and has since been trained in Finding Words Georg...
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Alicia Chandler
Forensic Interviewer Specialist
Alicia Chandler is a graduate of the University of Georgia with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology and a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice. She has also earned her Masters of Public Administration with a concentration in Criminal Justice from Columbus State University. Alicia has dedicated he...
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Annelise Allgood, LMSW
Director of Clinical Services 
Annelise Allgood is a Licensed Master Social Worker who received both her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Social Work at The University of Georgia. She was born and raised in Clarke County. She has spent much of her professional career assisting children and families through treatment plannin...
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Erica Mortonson, MSW
Director of Adult Services
Erica Mortonson graduated from Valdosta State University in 2013, receiving a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology and Minor in Women and Genders’ Studies. She went on to obtain her Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Georgia in 2015. Erica served as a clinical intern for The Cottage ...
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Linnea Ionno, MPA
Adult Advocate 
Linnea Ionno received her Bachelor of Arts in History with minors in Art History and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies from the University of Connecticut in 2013. She went on to complete her Masters of Public Administration with a certification in Nonprofit Management at the University of Georgia in 2015. Since then... Read more
 
Mary Dulong, LMSW
Family Advocate
Mary Dulong graduated from Framingham State University in 2012, receiving a Bachelor's of Arts Degree in Sociology with a concentration in Human Services. She went on to obtain her Master's Degree in Social Work from the University of Georgia in 2016. Mary served as a clinical intern for The Cottage ... 
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Board of Directors

 

Michael Law
President

Katelyn Kivett
Vice President
 
Clark Oliver
Treasurer 

Katie Darby Hein
Secretary

Tochuku Ikedionwu
Member-at-Large
 

 

 

 

 

Samantha Meyer

Jennifer Elkins

Mary Grace Price

Channette Romero 

 

Lynn Bryant  

 

Tina M. Harris 

 

Courtney Davis


Kirsten Charles


Christine Mallozzi


Mamie Mierzwak


Joe Kaufman