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.

Dana Zedak, LSW, CA

Senior Director of Educational Services

Dana provides on and offsite training to victim advocates, student interns, first responders, and other professionals who encounter victims in their day to day work. She thrives when teaching others to become better crisis workers and loves helping young professionals advance in their careers. 

Rebecca Cool, MSW, LSW

Director of Community 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.

Ariana Barrett

Director of Strategic Partnerships

Ari creates and executes strategic initiatives to expand relationships with longstanding partners, while developing new ones. She focuses on the fiscal advancement and sustainability of the agency through donor engagement, grants management, and awareness campaigns.

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.

Miranda Twiggs

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. 

Paul Henry

Assistant Director of Engagement

Paul engages diverse local communities through presentations and media to build brand awareness among potential client populations and allied professionals, alike. He plans successful marketing campaigns and serves as the face of VAP at community events.

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