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Vera House Launches Nationwide Search for Chief Executive Officer

SYRACUSE, NEW YORK (April 3rd, 2023) — Vera House today launched a nationwide search to hire a chief executive officer charged with the overall strategic and operational responsibilities for Vera House staff, programs, and finances as well as executing its longstanding mission of preventing, responding, and partnering to end domestic and sexual violence and other forms of abuse.

Carolina Cordero Dyer, 2nd Vice President, Vera House Board of Directors, chairs the CEO search committee.  The Board’s search committee has selected the executive recruitment firm DHC Search, which specializes in recruiting for the nonprofit sector, to lead the national search.

Cordero Dyer said, “We are casting a wide net for an impactful hire who will lead this organization forward at a critical time. Our clients and this community deserve nothing less.”    

The preferred candidate will have strong human service and/or trauma-informed experience and the ability to confidently manage the responsibilities of organizational leadership, fundraising, management, and finance. 

More information and the full job description can be found here on our Careers page. For additional questions, to refer a candidate, or to apply in confidence click here

About Vera House, Inc.

Vera House is a non-profit organization in Syracuse, New York, dedicated to responding to and preventing sexual and domestic violence and other forms of abuse. The organization shelters survivors of domestic violence, offers prevention education programs, operates a 24-hour crisis line, organizes nurse treatment for victims of sexual assault, and performs outreach and advocacy. For more information, visit or follow Vera House on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


A Message to Andrew Cuomo

“The Friends of Andrew Cuomo” spent over $300,000 to launch an ad campaign designed to paint former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo as a victim of political attacks because of the sexual harassment claims against him. We cannot allow this gaslighting to continue while the ad revictimizes victims of not only Cuomo’s sexual harassment but ANYONE who has ever experienced abuse. The tactics used by Cuomo and his supporters further represent the barriers that survivors face every day that prevent them from coming forward and getting support. 


We at Vera House have asked Andrew Cuomo to take accountability for the harm he has caused on multiple occasions. Instead of admitting to his wrongdoings, he continues to use power and control to suppress and invalidate the truths of the survivors.  Today we released a video, produced by Solon Quinn Studios and supported by Survivors’ Network, that sends a powerful message to survivors, "I believe you."  


We are asking you to help us amplify the video so that survivors throughout New York and the rest of the world know that we believe and stand with them. 


Here’s how to get involved:  

1. Share our post on Facebook, Linkedin, and Twitter  

2. Engage with our content on Instagram and TikTok   

3. Share survivor support resources from your organization  

4. Tag @verahouseinc  


For any questions or to request an interview with a member of Survivors' Network, please contact us at: