Staff Directory

Katie O’Brien

Katie O’Brien

Interim Executive Director

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

Avi Deol, LMSW, MA

Avi Deol, LMSW, MA

Program Director

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 Manager

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

Jessica Almroth

Jessica Almroth

Operations & Volunteer Manager

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.

Christine Keery, MSW

Christine Keery, MSW

Advocate & Hospitality Coordinator

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)

Leigh Estrada

Leigh Estrada

Food Program Coordinator

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.

Heather Hilligoss

Heather Hilligoss

BLOOM Program Coordinator

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.

Jaye Stone

Jaye Stone

Shower Program Coordinator

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

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.

Steph NG Ping Cheung, MSW

Steph NG Ping Cheung, MSW

Lead Advocate

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 Photographer

We thank Kelli Pennington for her photography of the Rose Haven staff.