Domestic Violence Shelter for Women

Our Team


Interim Chief Executive Officer
Sonja Gutierrez
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Chief Program Officer
Brooke House
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Programs & Services

Crisis Intervention

Client Advancement


Crisis Intervention Manager

Jessie Hayward
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Client Advancement Manager

Holly Aldridge

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Counseling Services Manager


Resident Specialists

Cassi Dillard
​Rosemary Ferreira
​Thelma Hernandez
​Suzann Mares
Michele Pino

Anissa Lopez

Child Advocate

Alyssa Smith
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Transportation & Residential Specialist

Princess Bousqueto
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Administrative & Community Partner Staff

Community Partnership Manager

Claudine Barjak Cardenas
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Office & Facilities Coordinator

Rachel Perucki
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Yvonne Faldyn
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Fabulous Finds Thrift Store

Thrift Store General Manager

Mia Wagner
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Production Associates

​Cooper Ellis
​Gloria Gonzales-Flores
Bella Hernandez
Sara Roznvsky

Daisy Simental

Laura Simental

Sal Rodriguez

Domestic Violence Shelter for Women

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Employment Opportunities

Chief Executive Officer
The Chief Executive Officer is the key management leader of the Kendall County Women’s Shelter. This position is responsible for overseeing the administration, programs and strategic plan of the organization. Other key duties include fundraising, marketing, and community outreach. The position reports directly to the Board of Directors.


Board Governance:  Work with board in order to fulfill the organization mission

  • Responsible for leading the Kendall County Women’s Shelter in a manner that supports and guides the organization’s mission as defined by the Board of Directors.

  • Responsible for communicating effectively with the Board and providing, in a timely and accurate manner, all information necessary for the Board to function properly and to make informed decisions.


Financial Performance:   Develop resources sufficient to ensure the financial health of the organization

  • Responsible for fundraising and developing other revenues necessary to support the Kendall County Women’s Shelter mission.

  • Responsible for the fiscal integrity of Kendall County Women’s Shelter, to include submission to the Board of a proposed annual budget and monthly financial statements, which accurately reflect the financial condition of the organization.

  • Responsible for fiscal management that generally anticipates operating within the approved budget, ensures maximum resource utilization, and maintenance of the organization in a positive financial position.

  • Responsible for ensuring proper stewardship of in-kind and monetary donations.


Mission and Strategy:  Work with board and staff to ensure that the mission is fulfilled through programs, strategic planning and community outreach

  • Responsible for implementation of programs that carry out the organization’s mission.

  • Responsible for strategic planning to ensure that Kendall County Women’s Shelter can successfully fulfill its Mission into the future.

  • Responsible for the enhancement of the organization’s image by being active and visible in the community and by working closely with other professional, civic and private organizations.

  • Responsible for developing, maintaining, and monitoring the organization’s adherence to the formal Mission, Vision, Culture, and Values statements.

  • Responsible for creating meaningful partnerships with local, regional, and statewide agencies to support and enhance KCWS’ mission.


Operations:  Oversee and implement appropriate resources to ensure that the operations of the organization are appropriate

  • Responsible for the hiring and retention of competent, qualified staff.

  • Responsible for effective administration of operations.

  • Responsible for signing all notes, agreements, and other instruments made and entered into and on behalf of the organization.

Counseling Services Manager

Responsible for the oversight of residential and non-residential counseling. Responsible for onsite management of mental health services. Oversees and provides individual and group counseling for victims of domestic violence and their children. Supervises mental health interns mental health volunteers. Represents the agency in a positive and professional manner by performing the following duties. 

Maintenance Technician

Provide general maintenance of KCWS Shelter, Administrative Building and Fabulous Finds Thrift Store and grounds. This is a part-time, non-exempt position. Position is approximately 25-30 hours per week.