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Staff & Board Members

Staff

Jeanne Buffington, Executive Director  

Jeanne provides overall leadership and management of the agency, working closely with the Board of Directors, staff and volunteers to support and promote Rape Response’s mission and activities.


Jen Tarnowski, Advocacy Director 

Jen supervises Rape Response staff and provides intervention, support and advocacy for survivors and their loved ones. 


Gale Adams, Direct Services Coordinator

Gale supervises our volunteers and interns, and provides intervention, support and advocacy for survivors and their loved ones during crisis and recovery.


Erica Autry, Programs Coordinator

Erica provides crisis intervention, support and advocacy for survivors and their loved ones. She also assists with grant writing, reporting and various administrative tasks.


Angel Jackson, Campus Advocacy & Outreach Coordinator

As the Campus Advocacy & Outreach Coordinator, Angel provides outreach and awareness of Rape Response services on college campuses throughout our service area. She provides crisis intervention, support and advocacy to survivors and their loved ones.


Ariel Donaldson, Mobile Advocate

As a Mobile Advocate, Ariel travels throughout our six county service area to provide crisis intervention, support and advocacy to survivors and their loved ones.


Laura Rodriguez, Bilingual Advocate 

Laura focuses on providing outreach and awareness of our agency and services to Hispanic communities in our service area. She provides support and advocacy to survivors and their loved ones.


Kayla Garbutt, Advocate

Kayla provides crisis intervention, support and advocacy to survivors and their loved ones.


Jasmine Fortson, Advocate

Jasmine provides crisis intervention, support and advocacy to survivors and their loved ones.


Stacy Emerick, Licensed Professional Counselor

Stacy leads our counseling program, providing trauma focused therapy for survivors of sexual trauma and leading our weekly support group.


Phoenix Garland, Advocate/Educator

Phoenix provides crisis intervention, support & advocacy to survivors and their loved ones. She also uses our Let’s Talk curriculum to educate students on Georgia laws regarding sexual assault, lowering risk of personal involvement, what constitutes a healthy relationship and how to make smart choices with social media.


Kim Glaze, Educator

Kim uses our Let’s Talk curriculum to educate students on Georgia laws regarding sexual assault, lowering risk of personal involvement, what constitutes a healthy relationship and how to make smart choices with social media.


Carrie-Anne Hunt, Educator

Carrie-Anne uses the Let’s Talk curriculum to educate students on Georgia laws regarding sexual assault, lowering risk of personal involvement, what constitutes a healthy relationship and how to make smart choices with social media.


Brittany Tarnowski, Educator

Brittany uses the Let’s Talk curriculum to educate students on Georgia laws regarding sexual assault, lowering risk of personal involvement, what constitutes a healthy relationship and how to make smart choices with social media.


Summer Boone, Educator

Summer uses the Let’s Talk curriculum to educate students on Georgia laws regarding sexual assault, lowering risk of personal involvement, what constitutes a healthy relationship and how to make smart choices with social media.



Board of Directors

President: Sean McCusker
Vice President: Melissa King
Treasurer: Jeremy Perry
Secretary: Wanda Bryant

Members at Large:

Kris Brown
Debbie Edwards
Chris Gailey
Monica Hayman
Laura Major
Shelly Martin
Carol Martin
Ashton Meeks
Alyson Paul
Carol Shirley
Leigh Stallings-Wood
Wanda Vance
Elisabeth Vaughan
Camille Viera
Sally Walden-Crowe
John Walden
Trey Wood