Staff & Board of Directors

Meet the team behind the mission.

Welcome House is more than a homeless shelter. It’s a place that inspires hope within our clients to have a better future. And it begins with the people working behind the scenes.

Danielle Amrine – Executive Director

After an extensive search process, we are pleased to announce Danielle Amrine has been selected as the next Executive Director for Welcome House of Northern Kentucky. Her first day will be Thursday, July 27.

Danielle comes to Welcome House from the Council on Aging serving as the Vice President – Operations for Medicaid Services. As of June 2017, Danielle Amrine was named Young Professional of the Year by the Clermont Chamber of Commerce.

Since joining the Council on Aging in 2007, Danielle’s roles included PASSPORT care manager and Care Transitions coach. She also served as COA’s Transitional Care Business Manager, leading nationally-recognized programs that help people complete smooth transitions from one care setting to another, while reducing unnecessary hospital admissions and nursing home placements. Danielle’s work has been regional and included extensive coordination with Northern Kentucky Medicaid service providers.

A resident of Batavia, Danielle is a Licensed Social Worker and holds a master’s degree in social work from the University of Kentucky. She has an interest in and has received training in psychology and mental health services. She used those skills working with victims of domestic violence as a Women’s Advocate for the YWCA House of Peace Domestic Violence Shelter in Cincinnati. She also has firsthand experience coordinating case management and counseling services for military personnel and their families as a supervisor for the Cincinnati chapter of the American Red Cross. As a manager Danielle’s scope of experience includes successful management of 30 to her most recent position 250 direct reports. In addition to day to day service, Danielle has been an adjunct instructor at the College of Mt. Saint Joseph – Department of Sociology and Social Work, teaching a course in Social Policy and an interdisciplinary course in Addictions.

Please help us welcome Danielle- her email is damrine@welcomehouseky.org.

Staff

Leadership Team

  • Candace Aulick, Director of Program Operations
  • Justin Beale, Director of Program Operations
  • Ken Eder, Finance Director
  • Elizabeth LaPash, Compliance & HR Director
  • Bev Merrill, Housing Services Director
  • Kelly Rose, Development & Marketing Director

Administration & Development

  • Ashley Anderson, Grant Writer
  • Kirsten Auch, Account & Payroll Supervisor
  • Sara Kahmann, Development Coordinator
  • Jasmine Murdoch, Accounting Clerk
  • Kay Roberts, Data & Technology Specialist
  • Roseanna Yarnell, Receptionist

Income & Benefits

  • J.P. Decker, Street Outreach Service Coordinator
  • Chris Hammann, Street Outreach Service Coordinator
  • Christina Koopman, Income & Benefits Team Lead
  • Robyn Mercer, Payee Services Coordinator
  • Susan Ostendorf, Social Security Outreach Assistant
  • Andrea Price, Payee Account Manager
  • Dayna Schambach, Social Security Outreach Specialist
  • Kashauna Shepherd, Social Security Outreach Specialist
  • Ashley Withers, Payee Service Coordinator

Service Coordination

  • Dave Bazler, Service Coordinator
  • Sierra Brown, Service Coordinator
  • Amanda Couch, Service Coordinator Supervisor
  • Dan Clifford, Assessment & Resource Coordinator
  • Connor Creaghead, Service Coordinator
  • Julie Doyle, Mental Health Service Coordinator
  • Yolanda Hamza, Service Coordinator
  • Delores Quevedo, Service Coordinator Assistant
  • Briana Perry, Service Coordinator

Housing & Shelter

  • Kenya Anderson, Part-time Shelter Staff
  • Karin Brooks, Part-time Shelter Staff
  • Taylor Bray, Shelter Service Coordinator
  • Beth Johnson, Part-time Shelter Staff
  • Chrystal Kelow, Full-time Shelter Staff
  • Chrystal Kirkendall, Shelter Cook
  • Misty Lester, Shelter Staff
  • Randy Parker, Janitorial
  • Kenyatta Sims, Reserve Shelter Staff
  • Julie Walter, Staff and Facilities Supervisor
  • Steven Withers, Housing Navigator
  • Carrie Wynn, Reserve Shelter Staff

Board of Directors

  • Madelaine Blincoe
  • Neil Blunt
  • Melissa Bradley
  • Katie Davidson
  • Shauna Dynes
  • Diane Fritz
  • Tom Hausterman, Chair
  • Alyse Hoffer
  • Kristi Horine
  • Stephanie Huhn, Treasurer
  • Michelle Kolb
  • Neil Leyshock, Secretary
  • Chris Markus
  • Selena Murdoch
  • Wayne Onkst
  • Claire Parsons
  • Marie Schenkel
  • Joe Schutzman
  • Elizabeth Stewart-Pirone, Vice-Chair
  • Ginny Tallent
  • Angie Taylor