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Victim Services/Housing Team

Brian Beery

Youth Resident Coordinator

Brian is a native of Warsaw, Indiana and a graduate of Grace College with a bachelors degree in Sports Marketing. Recently married to wife Katie and has an energetic Corgi named Addi. Enjoys playing softball and working with YW youth residents.

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Jodi Brummette

Court Advocate and Wright State University Lake Campus Sexual Assault Advocate

1988 Graduate of VWHS. Associates degree of Applied Business in Legal Assisting from Lima Tech. Bachelors from BGSU in Advanced Technology. Has a son and daughter. Lives in Van Wert with partner Paul. Loves her 4 legged fur babies.

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Chelli Gamble

Adult Case Coordinator

A native of Van Wert County , she has been in the social work field for 20 years beginning her career as a child advocate. She has been at the YWCA since 2013. Chelli is married to Will and has 3 daughters and a granddaughter and enjoys camping.

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Ashley Grant

Weekend Case Aide
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Celia Hitchcock

Case Aide

Van Wert native with Associate’s degree in Human Services from Rhodes State College. Currently working on Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Indiana Wesleyan University.Proud mother and wife with a hobby in essential oils.

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Zac Lee

Case Aide
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Julie Schaufelberger

Outreach Coordinator

Nearly a lifelong resident of Van Wert. Married to Matt. Has 4 kids involved in many sports. Member of the VW Tailgate Tour ReckingCrew. Enjoys cooking, especially for her kid's sports teams. Loves cycling and is a certified POUND instructor.

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Katelin Watkins

Case Aide

Elida and Apollo graduate who loves spending time with family and friends. She has lived in Van Wert for 4 years with her husband Ethan and sweet baby boy, Killian. Katelin started out at the YWCA working in the After School Program.

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Therapy Dog

Stella is a Great Pyrenees/ St. Bernard mix that visits the YWCA several days per week and provides comfort to residents. Stella and her handler, Jodi Brummette, have under gone many hours of training for her to be licensed as a therapy pet.