Institute Faculty

Current Faculty

In order to provide the best research and educational resources possible, the Institute for Shelter Care works with a national network of experts from various fields. Meet some of our faculty and research partners.

Jeanne L. Allert, Ph.D.

Jeanne L. Allert, Ph.D.

Founder and Executive Director
Institute for Shelter Care

Kim Checkeye

Kim Checkeye

Director of Shelter Mentorship
Institute for Shelter Care

Clint Elliott, Esq.

Clint Elliott, Esq.

Legal Counsel
Doane & Elliott, PSC

Jennifer Fox

Jennifer Fox

Assistant Director of Shelter Mentorship
Institute for Shelter Care

Paula Harper

Paula Harper

Ministry Fundamentals Program Manager
Institute for Shelter Care

Bobbie Mark

Bobbie Mark

Director of Survivor Care
Redeemed Ministries

Dennis Mark

Dennis Mark

Executive Director
Redeemed Ministries

Mel Meyer

Mel Meyer

Former Director
Out of Darkness at Frontline Response

Jeff Shaw

Jeff Shaw

Chief Program Officer Frontline Response Founder

Out of Darkness

Rachel Stephens, Psy.D.

Rachel Stephens, Psy.D.

Assistant Professor
Regent University

Cynthia Terlouw Kvistad

Cynthia Terlouw Kvistad

Executive Director
Terebinth Refuge

Linda Thomas

Linda Thomas

Director of Communications
Institute for Shelter Care

Past Faculty

Jeff Barrows, Founder – Gracehaven
Ivanie Bronson, Chief Diversity Officer – Walden University
John Van Drunen, Executive Vice President – ECFA
Jasmyne Crow, Former Shelter Mentorship Program Manager – Institute for Shelter Care
Jessica Emerson, Director – Human Trafficking Prevention Project,
University of Baltimore, School of Law
Daniel Emr, Executive Director – Worthwhile Wear
Dr. Heather Evans, LCSW, Founder/Owner – Evans Counseling Services
Ked Frank, Founder and President – Refuge for Women
Julie Haltom, Former Director of Survivor Services – Institute for Shelter Care
Karen Kutzner, Former Manager of Research and Evaluation – Institute for Shelter Care
Aaron Newcomb, Development Director – Engedi Refuge
Lea Newcomb, Executive Director – Engedi Refuge
Carolyn Potter, Executive Director – The WellHouse
Jessicah Ray, PA-C – Head First Concussion Care
Lacy Tolar, Co-Founder and Executive Director – Rescue 1 Global
Jenny Williamson, Founder, CEO – Courage Worldwide
Melissa Yao, Executive Director – National Trafficking Sheltered Alliance