Clema S. Lewis

Executive Director

Clema is responsible for overall management and is our chief spokesperson. She sets annual goals and objectives, and implements policies.

Carolyn Forno

Assistant Director

Carolyn manages the Crisis Center administrative staff and is responsible for fiscal operations. She also oversees capital improvement projects.

Josefina Cruz

Director, Crisis Intervention/Bilingual Counselor

Josefina is our bilingual Spanish-speaking crisis counselor and supervises the counseling staff.

Susan Diverio

Director, education programs

Sue is responsible for operations at the Alice Pfaelzer Children’s Center, including career exploration and volunteer service programs for youth.

Viviana Padilla

Thrift Stores Manager

Viviana is responsible for daily operations and administration of Closet To Closet, Shabby Chic Corner and The Home Store.

Sheelene Gumbs

Crisis Counselor

Sheelene provides advocacy, crisis intervention and other supportive services for people impacted by violence, including assistance with action planning.

Brenda Lewis

Case Manager

Brenda provides crisis intervention and supportive services to the residents of Sojourner House, including court advocacy and action planning.

Judy Fyfield

Childcare Provider

Judy provides on-site childcare services for the children residing at Sojourner House Shelter while their parents work, go to school or keep appointments.

Temara Honore

Transitional Housing Case Manager

Temara manages our Transitional Housing Program, including securing temporary housing and providing case management for survivors.

Lavonne Wise

Fundraising coordinator

Lavonne, our primary liaison with donors, develops our annual fundraising plans, with the Executive Director. She is also in charge of our major fundraisers.

Alicia Edwards


Alicia greets clients and visitors, handles incoming calls, performs general administrative tasks and assists with special projects.

Debra Benjamin

Communications Coordinator

Debra’s work includes developing WCSC’s messaging, marketing of our mission, vision and efforts, and management of our online presence.

Susanna Christopher


Susanna performs pickups of large donations. She assists with organizing at Closet To Closet.

Open Position

Child Counselor

Provides crisis assessment, intervention and emotional support to child survivors of violence, including addressing emergency needs of child victims.

Open Position

Volunteer coordinator

Assigns tasks to volunteers, responsible for organization of donations and sorting room. 


Adrienne Seward,

Adrienne has volunteered with us for many years. She is also the office manager for a local business firm and a new business owner.

Karen Hunt,
Vice President

Karen began her board membership in 2015, and serves on the board development committee. Karen is the program director for a nonprofit perinatal center.

Dr. Carolyn merritt,

Carolyn has served as a board member previously. She is the owner of her own dermatology practice.

Venné Williams,

Venné Williams, PT, DPT, has been a board member for three years. Dr. Williams is a practicing orthopedic therapist, and has been a physical therapist in the community for the past eight years.

Melbourne Adams,

Captain Adams is a retired member of the U.S. Virgin Islands Police Department. He has volunteered with WCSC in various capacities since its creation.

Claudette Anderson,

Claudette is a Certified Public Accountant for the State of New York, with a reciprocity certificate in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Claudette has been a supporter of our mission for many years.

susan atkins,

Susan is in her second term of board service. She is a retired communications and fundraising executive and the chairperson of our Fundraising Committee.

Shannan Calhoon,

Shannan is a new board member. She is a member of our major fundraiser volunteer committee. Shannan is a

Lisa Coates,

Lisa is a new board member. She is the owner of Cafe Christine Bistro in Frederiksted. Lisa is a longtime supporter of our mission and a special supporter of our major fundraisers.

Kristin Dare,

Kristin is a new board member. She is the owner of Dare Yoga. Kristin is a member of our major fundraiser volunteer committee.

lisa harris moorhead,

Lisa is an attorney for the legislative branch of the Virgin Islands government. She has supported WCSC’s mission in many ways for more than 20 years.

Yemaya Rice-Jones,

Carol is a founding member of WCSC. She has been a volunteer victim advocate, a trainer for victim advocates and has served on many committees over the years. Carol is also a social worker for hospice patients.

Claire Roker,

Claire worked for the legislative branch of the Virgin Islands Government before her retirement. She is a long-time supporter of WCSC's mission, from financial support to acting as a community ambassador.

Aisha Webster,

Aisha is a volunteer victim advocate with WCSC, and she is a former employee. She is the service manager for a local business firm.

Carol Battuello,

Carol is a founding member of WCSC. She has been an active volunteer victim advocate and plays a very active role in advocate training for many years. Carol is also a social worker for hospice patients.