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The Gateway Domestic Violence Center in Gainesville welcomed its new board, including four new members, during a Jan. 15 meeting.
“We can’t accomplish anything without the upstanding support of our board and this community,” said Jessica Butler, executive director at Gateway. “Domestic violence is a delicate issue that affects people from all walks of life, which is why we try to recruit board members that represent the composition of our area.”
The board includes Loveanne Addison, Rachel Greene Ayers, Larry Baldwin, Amy Boyd, Lynn Carter, Sally Clark, Susan J. Daniell, Katie B. Davis, Bert Dillon, Jenny Floyd, Cheryl Forrester, T. Loren Funk, Kristi Griffin, Patrick Higingbotham, Heather Casey Hollimon, Kathy Lamon, Jamila Leavell, Kelly Lee, Tami Lee, Brenda Matthews, Mary Meadows, Jan Mundy, Karen Owens, Andre Robertson, John Robertson, Mary Stanford, Carol J. Shirley, Anthony C. Shope, Vanessa Sykes, Susanne Stribling-Turner, Kaylee Welch, Jennifer Westbrook, Keith Whitaker and Tiffany Whitmire.
In 2014, Gateway implemented a program to address early childhood education; continued to focus on financial self-sufficiency for victims of domestic violence; and partnered with a group of MBA students from the Cottrell School of Business at the University of North Georgia to improve business practices at Gateway’s thrift stores.