Advocates Staff

Lisel Petis, J.D.

Executive Director

“As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands… one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.” – Sam Levenson

Marnie Christensen

Program Director for Client Services
 “And let us not grow weary of doing good, for at the right time we shall reap a harvest of blessings, if we do not give up.”  – Galatians 6:9

Mark Fitzgerald

Operations and Development Manager
“Nothing endures but change” – Heraclitus

Graham Hackett

Social Change Program Manager

“The world owes us nothing. We owe each other the world.” – Ani DiFranco

Julia Luciano

Victim Advocate
“…think of those flowers you plan in the garden each year. They will teach you that people too must wilt, fall, root, rise in order to bloom.” – Rupi Raur

Milena Munar

Bilingual Advocate & Shelter Manager
“When adversity strikes, that’s when you have to be the most calm. Take a step back, stay strong, stay grounded and press on” – LL Cool J.

Chelsie Holmes

Victim Advocate
“Leave your pain here and go out and do your magnificent things.” – Judge Rosemarie Aquilina (Larry Nassar case)