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.

Nora Blumenstein, MSW

Nora Blumenstein, MSW

Advocacy and Operations Director (she, her, hers)

My work at Rose Haven is guided by this quote from artist, activist, and academic Lilla Watson: “If you have come here to help me you are wasting your time, but if you have come because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work together.”

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.

Heather Hilligoss

Heather Hilligoss

Program Director (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.

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.

Madison Reed, BSW

Madison Reed, BSW

Advocate (she, her, hers)

My work at Rose Haven is focused on creating a welcoming space for guests where they can feel heard, supported, and valued.  It is a privilege to be a part of this community and I am continuously encouraged by the resiliency of each of our guests!

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.

Valerie Vozza

Valerie Vozza

Guest Services Coordinator (she, her, hers / they, them, theirs)

In my work at Rose Haven, I strive to always make sure our guests feel seen and heard. I am grateful to be part of a community that uplifts and celebrates one another.

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, MIA

Marie Ellsworth, MIA

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 Associate (she, her, hers)

I focus on bringing equity and advocacy through communications. I can only do this work by being in community with our guests and I’m so lucky to do that with my neighbors at Rose Haven. Always here to learn!