Board and Leadership Team

The SAFE Alliance Staff

Executive Office

Kelly White HeadshotKelly White
Chief Executive Officer
Julia Spann HeadshotJulia Spann, MSW


Senior Leadership

Wendie Abramson HeadshotWendie Abramson, LMSW
Chief Quality Officer;
Director of Deaf SHARE
Melinda Cantu HeadshotMelinda Cantu, MSW
Vice President, Housing, Healing, and Support Services
Angela Glode HeadshotAngela Glode
Chief Development Officer
Kitt Krejci HeadshotKitt Krejci
Chief Financial Officer
Daniel Cox Malyszka HeadshotDaniel Cox Malyszka, PHR, FPC, SHRM-CP
Chief Human Resource Officer
Coni Stogner HeadshotConi Stogner
Vice President of Prevention and Community Services

Senior Directors

Aja Gair
Senior Director of Community Advocacy

Kari Hamilton
Senior Director, Residential Services, Austin Children’s Shelter

Yvette Mendoza Rouen
Senior Director of Shelter & Children’s Services at SafePlace

Sarah Rees
Senior Director of Counseling & Therapeutic Services

Barri Rosenbluth, LCSW
Senior Director, Expect Respect

Abigail Sharp
Senior Director of Child Abuse Prevention

Piper Stege Nelson
Chief Marketing and Communications Officer

Lauren Zurbrugg
Senior Director of Development

The SAFE Alliance Board of Directors


Michael Simons, Chair
Vinson & Elkins

Cameron Brown, Vice Chair

Bob May, Treasurer and Immediate Past Board Chair
Formerly McCombs School of Business, University of Texas


Boone Almanza
Almanza, Blackburn & Dickie, LLP
Noël Busch-Armendariz,

Institute on Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault, University of Texas
Gerardo Castillo
AEI Energy
Quan Cosby
Marsh & McLennan Companies
John Daigre
Dell Medical School at University of Texas at Austin
Gretchen Ellis
GWA Partners, LP
Theresa Garza
G-51 Capital
Kristie Gonzales
Janet Heher
Community Volunteer
Felicia Hester
Community Volunteer
Amanda Hodges
Chris Huston
Veritas Technologies,
Shannon Hutcheson
Hutcheson Bowers, LLP
Catherine Morse
James “Chico” Parker
Sayers & Associates
MariBen Ramsey
Community Leader and
Independent Consultant
Nelia Robbi
McGinnis Lochridge
Celina Romero
Duggins Wren Mann & Romero, LLP
Chance Sampson
Entergy Texas, Inc.
Todd Stewart
Dealer Wizard
John Strickland
Seton Healthcare Family
Upali Weerasooriya
University of Texas
Rachael Wyatt
US Trust/Bank of America

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