VPC staff

There are two full-time advocates on staff Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m and volunteers covering our 24/7 phone lines. Our staff and volunteers have gone through extensive advocacy training.


Lindsey, Director

Lindsey (she/her) has worked for VPC for almost four years, first as the Program Advocate and now as Director. Lindsey has volunteered and worked in the field of mental health and domestic and sexual violence in various capacities since 2005. Lindsey has a bachelor's degree in Family Social Science with a minor in Family Violence Prevention and a masters degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. Lindsey is passionate about the intersections of non-violence, social justice, equity and inclusion, and building safe and healthy communities.

Rachael, Program Advocate 

Rachael (she/her) is in her 2nd year with VPC and has worked in this field since 2015. Rachael has a bachelor's degree in Psychology with a minor in Communication. Her career has included mental health support, residential recovery programs, working to end homelessness, supporting people who are homeless residing in emergency shelter and supportive housing, providing economic empowerment for women, as well as supporting survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking. 

To contact us during business hours, Monday-Friday 8am-4pm:

Lindsey: 218-387-1262, lindsey@violencepreventioncenter.org

Rachael: 218-387-1237, rachael@violencepreventioncenter.org

Our phone lines are available 24/7 thanks to our team of volunteer advocates.

You may call 218-387-1262 or 218-387-1237 at any time to speak with a trained advocate.

Board of Directors

Amanda Weberg (Chair)

Nicole Rice (Program Chair)

Ellen Seltz (Secretary)

Bekah Watson (Finance Chair)

Anne Swallow Gillis (Personnel Chair)

Mike Carlson

Roger Linehan 

Hannah Hoaglund

Jaye White

Jean Spry

KathyAnn Travis

 A Violence Prevention Center board member mentioned at one of our meetings that her board work was one of the most meaningful things she does. 

Would you like to join us in working to prevent violence and help those that have been subjected to it? 

We are seeking new board members to help with this critical mission. Please call the VPC office at (218) 387-1262.