Trisha brings more than 20 years of experience serving victims of crime in Maryland and across the country.
As MNADV Board President, I’m thrilled to announce the appointment of Dr. Trisha Gentle as our new Executive Director. Her extensive experience working for victims and survivors of violence combined with her knowledge of nonprofit management and her passion for social justice make her the perfect leader for our agency.
For more than 20 years, Trisha has dedicated her career to serving victims of crime through her work in nonprofit, government, and private consulting work. Most recently, she served as the Deputy Assistance Director at the Prince George’s County Department of Social Services where she was responsible for all administrative and programmatic components of the Homeless Services Continuum, Eviction Prevention, Energy Assistance, and other poverty reduction services and strategies.
She has also served as Director of Victim Services for Washington, D.C. where she established the first office dedicated to crime victims within in district and was responsible for a $24 million agency budget and implementing a District‐wide five‐year strategic plan, approved by City Council, to maximize funds and outline strategies for District response to crime.
Previously, she’s held positions such as Director of Justice Grants Administration for Washington D.C., Executive Director of Public Safety at the Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault in Juneau, Alaska, and Executive Director at Standing Together Against Rape in Anchorage, Alaska, among many others.
Trisha has a Master’s in Human Services Administration and Development from Lincoln University, and a Doctorate of Education in Leadership and Social Change and recently published her thesis, “Voices of Women: The Intersectionality of Oppression.”
The MNADV board and staff would like to thank our Interim Executive Director Darren Mitchell for his incredible service, support, and leadership during this transition.
In the coming months you will be hearing more about Trisha’s exciting plans and MNADV’s future initiatives, and look out later this month for an invitation to our 2018 Annual Meeting where we will officially introduce Dr. Gentle to our members and stakeholders.
Trisha can be contacted directly by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
– Inga James, MNADV Board President