Suzanne joined the Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center in 1995 and has served as its Chief Executive Officer since 1998. She is recognized as an expert in the field of domestic violence, and was named a Champion of Change by the White House in 2011.
Suzanne previously served as President of the Board of Directors at Jane Doe Inc., the Massachusetts Coalition Against Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence. She also holds a position on the Governor’s Council on Sexual and Domestic Violence and the Massachusetts Council on Family Service Agencies.
Kelly is the Chief of Operations at the Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center and leads the national training and technical assistance work of the Center. Kelly began at the Center in 1997 as a volunteer and joined the staff in 1998.
Kelly has focused her work on analyzing the response systems created to protect victims and hold offenders accountable.
In 2003, after the tragic domestic violence homicide of one of her clients, Kelly created our nationally acclaimed Domestic Violence High Risk Team model (DVHRT). Based on Dr. Jacquelyn Campbell’s Danger Assessment, the model seeks to reduce domestic violence homicides and re-assaults by employing risk assessment practices to identify potentially lethal offenders, establishing case-specific multidisciplinary responses, and coordinating the monitoring of high-risk domestic violence cases.
The DVHRT model has received the Mary Byron Celebrating Solutions Award and the National Network to End Domestic Violence Spirit of Advocacy Award, and was highlighted as a promising practice in former Vice President Joe Biden’s speech marking Domestic Violence Awareness Month in 2010. The model has been replicated in over 25 communities across the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and in several other states.
Kelly was named a 2006 Community Unsung Heroine by the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women in 2006.
Kate began at the Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center as an intern while she was completing her master’s degree in social work at the University of New Hampshire in 2005. She went on to provide clinical services to children and families until 2009.
As Programs Manager, Kate oversees survivor and youth prevention services for the Center. She is also the Coordinator for the Greater Newburyport Domestic Violence High Risk Team (DVHRT) and a Project Specialist on the Training and Technical Assistance Team, where she provides her expertise to jurisdictions throughout the United States on intimate partner homicide prevention strategies.
Liz is the Director of Administration of the Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center. She joined the team in June 2008 and manages human resources, information technology, office facilities, and often serves as a project manager. Liz came to Jeanne Geiger from Bausch & Lomb, where she spent ten years working in the international marketing department.
Kelly is the Director of Advancement at the Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center. Kelly joined the Center in 2012 as the Communication and Events Manager. In 2017, Kelly was promoted to Director of Advancement.
She is a seasoned, results-driven professional with over 20 years of experience, including building brands, developing relationships, and creating visibility and mind-share through engaging communications.
Kelly came to Jeanne Geiger from Majestic Communications, which was her own PR and Marketing agency for over 13 years. She holds a B.A in Communications from Simmons College in Boston.
Alicia started at the Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center in 2019 as Communications Manager, responsible for developing and executing the organization’s marketing and communications strategy.
Alicia has over a decade of experience in communications, specializing in public relations, social media marketing and branding. She earned her B.S. in Communications from Champlain College in Vermont, where she also received the state’s 40 under 40 award in 2012.
Kay joined the Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center in January 2017 as Director of Finance, responsible for all financial operations and compliance at the Center.
Kay came from Third Sector New England, a nonprofit organization in Boston where she spent 18 years, the last eight as Program Director of the Fiscal Sponsorship Program.
She has an MBA from Yale University and extensive nonprofit financial experience, as well as knowledge of federal and state grants programs for social justice organizations.