a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization serving Summit County, Ohio

Leadership Team

Leanne Graham, MA, CA

President & CEO

Passionate about our mission, Leanne leads by example, overseeing our team of compassionate staff, interns and volunteers. Leanne holds her team to the highest standard of excellence.

Rebecca Cool, MSW, LSW

Director of Services

Becky ensures victims receiving support and crisis services, via phone, chat, text, or in person, are provided with superior trauma-informed services from staff, volunteers, and interns.

Chelsea Robertson

Assistant Director of Services

Chelsea oversees victim advocate satellite offices and programs including the Barberton Municipal Court, Stow Municipal Court, Summit County Domestic Relations Court, and Akron Sexual Assault Kit program services.

Kait Pfouts

Assistant Director of Engagement

Kait joined VAP in October of 2020; has a Bachelor of Political Science and Criminal Justice, with a Minor in Sociology and Law Enforcement, from The University of Akron; and is a credentialed advocate through NACP. She currently organizes our community outreach services, so she is often seen out in the community.

Terry Costigan

Director of Finance

Terry oversees the agency's income and expenses. He assists Leanne in the creation of agency and program budgets and ensures we are staying in line with projections.

Evelyn Williams, PhD

Director of Educational Services

Evey provides an educational environment that promotes learning among staff and other community professionals who encounter victims in their daily work. This is done through on and offsite training that places a focus on best practice services that are trauma-informed and culturally sensitive.

Miranda Twiggs, LSW, CA

Assistant Director of Operations

Miranda provides the bridge between direct services and administration to help our offices run smoothly. With extensive experience as a victim advocate and a keen eye for system development, she ensures a seamless experience for clients while maximizing program efficiency and effectiveness. 

C.A. - Credentialed Advocate through the National Advocate Credentialing Program.

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