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About Us

About Us


One day Maryland will be a state where families and relationships thrive on mutual trust and respect and where there is no place for violence.


The Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence (MNADV) is the state domestic violence coalition that brings together victim service providers, allied professionals, and concerned individuals for the common purpose of reducing intimate partner and family violence and its harmful effects on our citizens. The Network accomplishes this goal by providing education, training, resources, and advocacy to advance victim safety and abuser accountability.

Board of Directors

Executive Committee

President - Tovah Kasdin, Domestic Violence Consultant
Vice President – Inga James, Ijay Consulting
Secretary – Lauren Shaivitz, CHANA
Treasurer – Joan Stine, Community Advocate

Board Members

Kathryn Barakat, Cecil County Domestic Violence/Rape Crisis Center
Janet Blackburn, Community Advocate
David Gale, Crisis Intevention Center
Vivian Levi, Betty Ann Krahnke Center
Jessica Li, Asian/Pacific Islander Domestic Violence Resource Project
Roxanne Melgar, TurnAround, Inc.
Karalyn Mulligan, Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Center at Dimensions Healthcare
Robin Rose, Heartly House
Connie Sgarlata, Family & Children’s Services of Central Maryland – Carroll County
Michelle Smith, Anne Arundel County State’s Attorney’s Office