Lina Jaramillo, Maryland LAP Project Lead (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Lina Jaramillo is the Maryland LAP Project Lead at MNADV. Lina comes to MNADV after working in the crisis intervention field for the past four years. Her most recent work was as an Associate Director of Crisis Intervention for a Domestic Violence agency in North Carolina. During Lina’s time there, she managed the daily operations of the crisis intervention team, 24/7 crisis lines and supervised a team of crisis counselors and volunteers. She worked with a diverse population of survivors seeking safety and resources. Lina holds a Master of Social Work and Bachelor of Arts in Family & Child Studies and Spanish.
K. Tony Korol-Evans, Ph.D. , Statewide Trainer (email@example.com)
K. Tony Korol-Evans, Ph.D. has been working in the anti-gender-based violence field for almost three decades. In addition to testifying in Maryland’s General Assembly and writing performance pieces about the aftermath of sexual assault, Dr. Korol-Evans has held numerous positions working with and for survivors. Most recently, Tony was the Training & Outreach Specialist at the Maryland Coalition Against Sexual Assault (MCASA). Prior to that position, she had managed grants for MCASA and coordinated various programs within the organization as the Division Manager. Dr. Korol-Evans also worked for several years with the Department of Defense (DoD) Safe Helpline (SHL). She began as an Assistant Shift Manger, supervising and taking chats and calls from sexual assault survivors all over the world. Tony was promoted to SHL and then to Follow-Up Program Specialist. Dr. Korol-Evans also served on the advisory board for a Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) grant-funded program in Maryland, TAMAR (Trauma, Abuse, Mental Health, And Recovery), which focused on helping incarcerated women with histories of child sexual abuse successfully transition back into the community. Dr. Korol-Evans holds an Interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Theatre & Drama from Northwestern University as well as an M.A. and B.A. from the University of Maryland-College Park. In her free time, Tony acts, directs, and performs intimacy choreography in the Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area, including spending nine weeks each year performing at the Maryland Renaissance Festival. She thanks her husband Mark, children Sara and Wallace, sister Jean, and her granddaughter the Dolphin, as well as other family and all of her friends for making her life full of love and laughter.
Lucane LaFortune, (Interim Executive Director) Deputy of Programs (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Lucane LaFortune, M.Ed., is a Haitian-American intersectional womanist. Currently pursuing a PhD in Education and Transformational Leadership, her work is concerned with survivors on the margins. Lucane has served as a victim service expert for more than 20 years. She is the co-founder of Culture Works, a social justice firm that aims to enhance the way organizations, government agencies, and businesses engage culturally diverse communities.
Anca Negrea, Fiscal Manager (email@example.com)
Tannequa Roker, Executive Assistant (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Tannequa (Tanny) Roker is the Executive Assistant at MNADV. She is responsible for assisting with managing the day to day operations of the office. She has a proven track record of senior-level executive support, maximizing efficiency, and helping to set new standards to optimize performance. Previously working at the Prince Georges County Dept. of Social Services, she was responsible for the administrative operations under the Quality Assurance and Compliance Division. In her role, Tannequa investigated the CPS backgrounds of individuals indicated for physical and sexual abuse in the State of Maryland. She has also worked with social workers, counselors, and other professionals to provide resources for clients that may be suffering from poverty, temporary hardships, substance abuse, domestic violence, and those with short and long term medical needs. Enthusiastic and personable, her passion is to contribute, support, and make a difference. Currently pursuing a degree in social science, she is open to learning, willing to lead or follow, and is self-motivated. When she isn’t working, you’ll find Tannequa enjoying time with her friends and family, volunteering for community events and exploring life with her children.
Renee Wells, Operations Manager (email@example.com)
Renee Wells is the Operations Manager and is responsible for the overall management, oversight and evaluation of all organization-wide administrative and operations functions. In her role, Renee provides strategic and solutions-oriented guidance, development and/or direct supervision of the following areas: fiscal management, human resources, office management, communications, and Information Technology (IT). Renee is passionate about being instrumental in maintaining a high-functioning work¬culture in which all employees have clear expectations and guidelines, professional development opportunities, and access to necessary resources. Renee earned her Bachelors of Science degree in Sociology with a concentration in Criminal Justice from Bowie State University. She has over 15 years of experience working in the non-profit sector in administration, social service supervision, community outreach management, volunteer coordination, field implementation and resource development. In her personal time, Renee loves to explore new adventures with her significant other, family and friends that incorporate travel, music, wine, and food. Renee also enjoys time with her cat Hendrix, is obsessed with coffee, loves comedy and coloring as therapy, is a certified bartender, a certified ServSafe food safety manager and enjoys voice-acting with many years of experience as an on-air radio personality. For the past 10 years Renee has owned and operated an independent online radio show as well as an artist management company providing management services to a variety of artists in the entertainment business.
MNADV Board of Directors
- VICE PRESIDENT
Pacific Islander Domestic Violence Resource Project (DVRP)
Michelle Daugherty Siri, Esq.
Women’s Law Center of Maryland
Jeffery S. Gray
Maryland-National Capital Park Police
- LaTisha Carter
My Covenant Place
- Gary C. Norman, Esq. L.L.M.
Attorney, Consultant, and Mediator
- Rae Leonard
Anne Arundel Medical Center
- Jim Fredericks
Anne Arundel County Sheriff
- Kelley Rainey
Family & Children’s Services of Central Maryland
- LaTisha Carter