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Vera house, Inc. Staff & Board


Interim Executive Director
Sheri Rodriguez, MA • 315-425-0818
E-mail Sheri

Interim Director of Operations
Tricia Matthews • 315-425-0818
E-mail Tricia

Interim Director of Finance
Dana Zanders • 315-425-0818 ext. 2202
E-mail Dana

Co-Director of Advocacy 
Sara Miller, LMSW • 315-425-0818 ext. 2225
E-mail Sara

Co-Director of Prevention Education
Loren Cunningham, MSW • 315-425-0818 ext. 2208
E-mail Loren

Co-Director of Prevention Education
George Kilpatrick, MA • 315-425-0818 ext. 2254
E-mail George

Co-Director of Clinical Services
Carrie Land-Steves, LMFT • 315-425-0818 ext. 2206
E-mail Carrie

Co-Director of Shelter Services 
Angelica Keene • 315-468-3260 ext. 4205
E-mail Angelica

Co-Director of Shelter Services 

Brittany Sanderson • 315-468-3260 ext. 4218
E-mail Brittany

Alternatives Program Coordinator
Desiree Williams, MSW • 315-425-0818 ext. 2229
E-mail Desiree

Abuse in Later Life Program Director
For more information, please e-mail

For more information regarding development and fundraising, please e-mail

Marketing and Communications
For marketing and communications, please e-mail

Volunteer Program
To learn more about volunteering, please e-mail


Vera House, Inc. Board of Directors

Marissa Saunders • Essential Conceptions Consulting; NIA Ministries Worldwide
1st Vice President
Benjamin-Ariel Charles • In My Father's Kitchen 
2nd Vice President
Carolina Cordero Dyer • Goodwill of the Finger Lakes
Amber May Joyce 
Ashlea Schad, MBA, CFRE • Utica University  

Margaret Benze  Al Otro Lado
James Branche  United Radio
Nitch Jones • Upstate Medical University
Sapna Kollali  BOCES of NY State 
Stacy Marris • Costello, Cooney & Fearon
Ebony Pengel • Healthy Alliance 
Dawn Penson Disability Advocate; National Federation of the Blind 

Agency Counsel
Katie Centolella, Esq.