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.

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.

Bernice Kight

Office Manager

Bernice coordinates administrative support, including supervision of staff, maintenance and repairs for all locations, ordering of supplies, records maintenance, and related services.

Andrea Daley

Fiscal Officer

Andrea is responsible for ensuring the accuracy and integrity of WCSC’s financial information. She also works with the executive director on the organization’s annual budget. Andrea also handles overall accounting and finance functions.

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.

Swinda Hall-Daley

Shelter Night Manager

Swinda oversees the evening, weekend and holiday operations of Sojourner House, WCSC’s emergency shelter.

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.

Angelica Marrero



The receptionist 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.

Elisabeth Stewart

Child Counselor

Lis provides crisis assessment, intervention and emotional support to child survivors of violence, including addressing their emergency needs.

Color photo of Court Advocate Minerva Saldana in a white sweater with a pearl necklace.

Minerva Saldana

Court Advocate/Counselor

Minerva is responsible for providing court and criminal justice advocacy to victims of domestic violence, rape and other crimes.

Temara Honore

Transitional Housing Case Manager

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

Carolyn Williamson

Thrift Stores Manager

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

Lakima Ford

Shabby Chic Corner Coordinator

Lakima handles retail operations, including organizing donations, sales and displays in our “thrift boutique” inside Closet To Closet.

Millie Calvin

the home store coordinator

Millie handles retail operations, including sales, organizing donations and arranging displays in our home goods thrift store. 

Suzanna Christopher


Suzanna arranges for pickup and delivers large donations to the thrift stores, and assists with organizing merchandise.

Kester Clercent


Kester arranges for pickup and delivers large donations to the thrift stores, and assists with organizing merchandise.


Karen Hunt,

Karen began her board membership in 2015. She also serves on the Fundraising Committee and the Strategic Planning Committee. Karen is the program director for a nonprofit perinatal center.

Carolyn merritt,
Vice President

Dr. Carolyn Merritt is also a member of the Finance Committee and the Strategic Planning/Bylaws Committee. Carolyn is a board-certified dermatologist, with a practice in Christiansted.

aisha webster,

Aisha is a volunteer victim advocate with WCSC, and a former employee. She also currently serves on the Finance Committee and the Fundraising Committee. Aisha is the service manager for a local business firm.

Venné Williams,

Venné Williams, PT, DPT, has been a board member for three years. She also serves on the Finance and Membership Ad Hoc Committees. Dr. Williams is a practicing orthopedic therapist, and a physical therapist in the community.

Melbourne Adams,

Captain Adams is a retired member of the U.S. Virgin Islands Police Department. He also serves on the Board Development and Fundraising committees. Melbourne 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.


Shannan Calhoon,

Shannan is a member of our major fundraiser volunteer committee. She is a registered nurse and a certified Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner.

Lisa Coates,

Lisa is a long-time supporter of WCSC's mission, through our major fundraisers. She is a personal chef and owner of Cafe Christine Bistro in Christiansted.

Kristin Dare,

Kristin's educational background is in business marketing. She moved to St. Croix from the mainland to be of service in the community. She has taught at and written grants for one of the island's schools and is the owner of Dare Yoga.

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 R. Jones,

Yemaya is a well-known local artist and a fabric designer. She has been a WCSC supporter for many years, particularly with our art fundraisers.

Kimberly Mills,

Dr. Kimberly Mills is an active volunteer victim advocate with WCSC. She has over 20 years of experience in executive management and university special education programs. She is the Senior Executive Director of the UVICEDD.

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.

Leslie Stillwagon,

Leslie's philanthropic work benefits nonprofit organizations and schools on St. Croix and in Philadelphia, where she resides. She has a home on St. Croix and has been coming to the island her entire life. Leslie has been a professional photograher for over 20 years.