Ayana manages the Domestic Violence Homicide Prevention Demonstration Initiative and provides technical assistance and training on implementing the LAP within jurisdictions across the country. Ayana graduated in 2012 from Dickinson College with her Bachelor’s degree in Women’s and Gender Studies and minors in English, History, and Creative Writing. She went on to obtain her Master’s degree in Women’s and Gender Studies from Towson University in 2014. While completing her Master’s program, she interned at the House of Ruth Maryland in Baltimore, Maryland and upon graduation began working as a Client Case Coordinator at the Betty Ann Krahnke Center (the domestic violence shelter) in Montgomery County, MD. Ayana considers herself to be a womanist and has a real passion for animal rights, as well.
Kristine supports the day-to-day operations of the LAP and provides training and technical assistance to sites interested in and implementing the LAP. Kristine previously directed community outreach at The Willow Domestic Violence Center in Lawrence, Kansas, where she served as liaison to local law enforcement. She worked as a 911 dispatcher for 7 years and trained para-professional volunteer counselors at Headquarters Counseling Center (the suicide prevention lifeline center for Kansas). She holds a Bachelor’s in Emergency Management with a minor in Public Safety Telecommunications. Kristine is an avid traveler, loves gardening, and having adventures with her niece and nephew.