ABOUT US

​MISSION AND HISTORY

Alternatives to Violence Center is a grass roots organization founded in 1981.  Formed by a working board of trustees and one full-time staff, the agency was originally called Highland County Domestic Violence Task Force. After prompting from Clinton County Commissioners, the agency soon expanded to include Clinton County.  In an effort to ensure Clinton County was represented, as well as the services and communities served, the agency re-branded itself and began working as Alternatives to Violence Center in 2008.

 

Alternatives to Violence Center's mission is to provide alternatives to violence and solutions to survivors and their families.  The agency accomplishes this mission by providing 24-hour crisis intervention to any individual experiencing violence, abuse, stalking or neglect.  

Alternatives to Violence Center is a current member of Ohio Domestic Violence Network, Ohio Alliance to End Sexual Violence, Ohio Network of Child Advocacy Centers, and End Slavery Cincinnati.  Membership ensures the agency is adhering to best practices as outlined by these groups.  

  

STAFF

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

CLINTON COUNTY STAFF

HIGHLAND COUNTY STAFF

CLINICAL

DEPARTMENT

Dara Gullette

Jessica Aber

Carrie Christie, R.N.

Sommer Green 

Nicole Hopkins 

Lynn Knisley 

Bill Fife

Julie Brassel

Jamie Chaney

Nicole Haines

Teri Cragwall


 

Dr. Joseph Herrington, PhD

Karen Kleather, R.N.

Rachael Perkins, R.N. 

BOARD

Pamela  Limes

PRESIDENT

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Jeremy Ratcliff 

BOARD MEMBER

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Cindy Asmus 

TREASURER

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Tonya Sturgill

BOARD MEMBER

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Dawn Shumaker

BOARD MEMBER

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Jeanna Alexander

BOARD MEMBER

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Angie McNeilan

BOARD MEMBER 

Our Board meets bi-monthly on the third Tuesday of the month at 6:00pm. Locations alternate between our Hillsboro and Wilmington offices.

April 16- Wilmington

June 18- Hillsboro

August 20- Wilmington

October 15- Hillsboro

December 17- Wilmington

 

 All meetings are open to the public.

 

 Individuals requesting Board action on an issue are to provide the President of the Board with written notice at least seven (7) business days before the meeting in order to be placed on the agenda.  The Board may assign time limits for public comments.