Staff Directory

Rebekah Albert

Rebekah Albert

Executive Director

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Our guests come to Rose Haven carrying burdens which most of us can’t fathom: loss of home, abuse, illness, addiction and poverty. And their suffering takes a huge toll on their hearts, souls, bodies and minds. I am inspired by their tenacity. I find my own hope in their capacity for hope. They make me proud.

Avi Deol, LMSW, MA

Avi Deol, LMSW, MA

Program Manager/Advocate

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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.

Becky O’Neil McBrayer

Becky O’Neil McBrayer

Advocate

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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

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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

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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.

Katie O’Brien

Katie O’Brien

Community Outreach & Development Consultant

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

Liz Starke

Liz Starke

Development Manager

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

Eboni Brown

Eboni Brown

Program Assistant & Shower Program Coordinator

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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

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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.

Heather Swientek

Heather Swientek

Advocate & Triage/Intake Coordinator

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There is so much hunger in our community which bread and water can only begin to satisfy. People are hungry to be loved just as they are, to be empowered and nourished in so many ways. Hospitality is a gift that we can offer each woman and child who come through our doors. I am grateful to be able to be present to our beautiful women and children at Rose Haven.

Jessica Almroth

Jessica Almroth

Volunteer Coordinator

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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.

Thanks to Our Photographer

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