Elyse Hamilton-Childres, Chair

Jamie Sellers, Co-Chair

Sara Schreibman, Secretary

Sgt. Craig Varnum, Legal Committee Chair

Adonicca McCallister, Outreach Committee Chair

Gaylene Macuska, Memorial Tree Ceremony Chair




Executive Committee

Consists of the current DVAC Chair & Co-Chair, Secretary, past Chair, and Chairs of each DVAC subcommittee. Their purpose is to plan monthly meetings, address issues that arise from previous meetings, and set the strategic direction of the DVAC based on member feedback. 

This committee typically meets on the Thursday following each of DVAC's monthly programs.

Legal Committee

Purpose is to explore ways to improve victim safety and batterer accountability through the legal system.

This committee typically meets on Thursdays but does not meet every month.  Contact dvac.charlotte@gmail.com for meeting schedule.


Outreach Committee

Purpose is to organize awareness marches and events and to promote inclusiveness through DVAC.

Meeting schedule varies.  Contact dvac.charlotte@gmail.com for details.  

Memorial Tree Ceremony Committee

Purpose is to organize the annual Memorial Tree Ceremony in December in collaboration with CMPD.  This ceremony recognizes lives lost to domestic violence in North Carolina throughout the year.

This committee meets as needed to make preparations for the ceremony.


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