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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.

Gale Adams, Direct Services Coordinator

Gale provides intervention, support and advocacy for survivors and the people who love them during crisis and recovery. Gale also supervises staff and volunteers.

Erica Autry, Programs Director

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

Angel Footman, Advocate & Intern Coordinator 

Angel provides crisis intervention, support and advocacy to survivors and those who care about them during times of crisis and recovery. Angel coordinates and supervises interns and Let’s Talk prevention programs. She is also a facilitator for Darkness to Light, Stewards of Children.

Claudia DeLeon, Bilingual Advocate 

Claudia provides crisis intervention and support to survivors and their loved ones. Claudia speaks Spanish and English, enabling her to provide direct services and outreach to Spanish speaking survivors and communities.

Marlene Corona, Bilingual Advocate 

Marlene provides crisis intervention and support to survivors and their loved ones. Marlene speaks Spanish and English, enabling her to provide direct services and outreach to Spanish speaking survivors and communities.

Anjana Freeman, Licensed Professional Counselor & Community Educator

Anjana provides Community and Professional Education on topics including Trauma Informed Services, the Psychology and Physiology of Trauma, Secondary Trauma and Self-Care. Anjana also facilitates support groups and provides individual counseling for survivors of sexual trauma. 

Kim Glaze, Prevention Education Coordinator

Kim coordinates middle school Prevention Education classes in the counties that we serve. She 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.

Natalie Millican, Prevention Educator

Natalie 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.

Carrie-Anne Hunt, Prevention 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.

Jen Tarnowski, Campus Advocate and Outreach Coordinator

Jen provides intervention, support and advocacy for survivors on college campuses and the people who love them during crisis and recovery. 

Board of Directors

President: Sean McCusker
Vice President: Melissa King
Treasurer: Jeremy Perry
Secretary: Angie Hanes

Members at Large:

Kris Brown
Wanda Bryant
Katie Crumley
Chris Gailey
Monica Hayman
Shelly Martin
Carol Martin
Carol Shirley
Leigh Stallings-Wood
Michelle Taylor
Wanda Vance
Elisabeth Vaughan
Camille Viera
Sally Walden-Crowe
John Walden
Trey Wood