Staff Directory

Katie O’Brien

Katie O’Brien

Executive Director (she, her, hers)

The strength and resilience of the women and children we serve continuously inspires me.

Avi Deol, LMSW, MA

Avi Deol, LMSW, MA

Deputy Director (she, her, hers)

My work centers around advocating on the behalf of those accessing our services and making connections to community resources. It is a privilege to serve the diverse and resilient community at Rose Haven.

Liz Starke

Liz Starke

Development Director (she, her, hers)

To truly practice feminism, we must build up those in our community who are struggling the most.

Jessica Almroth

Jessica Almroth

Operations & Volunteer Manager (she, her, hers)

Rose Haven has given me the incredible opportunity to connect our volunteers with ways to serve some of the most vulnerable people in our community. I truly believe in our model of radical acceptance, and that everyone who is here, belongs here.

Steph NG Ping Cheung, MSW

Steph NG Ping Cheung, MSW

Lead Advocate (she, her, hers)

My work at Rose Haven is focused on offering a safe and loving space for our guests in their journey to seeking support and building community.

Heather Hilligoss

Heather Hilligoss

BLOOM Program Coordinator (she, her, hers)

My goal with BLOOM is to take a holistic approach to wellness, addressing the physical and emotional health of our guests, as well as bringing educational and employment opportunities, that promote healing, growth, and self-empowerment.

Christine Keery, MSW

Christine Keery, MSW

Advocate & Hospitality Coordinator (she, her, hers)

Rose Haven is a special place of hospitality, healing and hope. It is a privilege to serve as an Advocate for the strong and resilient women and children in our community.

“I can do things you cannot, you can do things I cannot; together we can do great things.” (St. Mother Theresa of Calcutta)

Jaye Stone

Jaye Stone

Shower Program Coordinator (she, her, hers)

My work here at Rose Haven is very meaningful to myself and those we serve. I get to provide a safe, peaceful, and relaxing experience, for a community that too often lingers in chaos and anxiety.

Anika Ghirnikar

Anika Ghirnikar

Guest Services Coordinator (she, her, hers)

My work at Rose Haven is focused on providing a warm and welcoming environment for our guests, we strive to make Rose Haven a place of safety and healing.

Tracy Lowman

Tracy Lowman

Nutrition Program Coordinator (she, her, hers)

My work at Rose Haven offers a daily opportunity to meaningfully engage with our community and uplift those in need. Nourishing food, a hot cup of coffee and  a friendly understanding face can make all the difference in someone’s day.

Marie Ellsworth

Marie Ellsworth

In-Kind Donations Coordinator (she, her, hers)

My work at Rose Haven is focused on offering a safe and loving space for our guests in their journey to seeking support and building community.

Megan Owen

Megan Owen

Development Assistant (she, her, hers)

My work at Rose Haven is focused on offering a safe and loving space for our guests in their journey to seeking support and building community.

Thanks to our Photographers

We thank Kelli Pennington, Brita Britnell and Nikki Fenix for their photography of the Rose Haven staff.