Key People

Board of Directors


  • Pamela Pinkett, Chair
  • Diane Lewis, Vice Chair


  • Caryl Bernstein
  • Lou Cardenas
  • Darryl Christmon
  • Deborah Epstein
  • Carolyn Gruber
  • Elaine Horn
  • Andrew Kentz
  • Stephanie Kushner
  • Patricia Massey
  • Karen Mayers
  • Gina Schaefer
  • Ann Scher
  • Anne Zummo Malone


Senior Staff


  • Sandra Jackson, Executive Director
  • Garikai Beverly, Director of Finance
  • Elizabeth Kiker, Director of Development
  • Rex Yancey, Jr., Director of Operations


Program Coordinators:

  • Sheila Dashiell
  • Nadine Earlington
  • Jamie Farmer
  • Crystal Graham
  • Angela Harrison-Mitchener
  • Laurette Hilliard
  • Seteria Hollinshed
  • Chrishana Robinson
  • Tara Villanueva
  • Bonita Ward


Our vision is to enable the largest number of people we serve to achieve stable housing, trauma recovery, mental health, addiction recovery, employment and abuse-free relationships.  To achieve this vision House of Ruth will:

  • Sustain an unwavering focus on our mission, principles and vision and the women, children and families we serve.
  • Seek continuous improvement by identifying and incorporating proven interventions and locating and employing staff and clinicians with specialized skills.
  • Achieve measurable successes by identifying and employing strategies to fully engage participants in the positive change process.
  • Increase staff’s effectiveness in consistently using proven interventions.