Our Team

Jack Powell, Ed.D.

Executive Director

“I am pleased to partner with the talented staff and Board of Chaucie’s place.  I am looking forward to advancing its mission to empower the community to reduce child sexual abuse and youth suicide - so critical to the future of our state’s young people.”


Melissa Peregrin 

Director of Operations and Communications

"All children deserve to be protected. I am so excited to be part of the tremendously important work being done by the Chaucie's Place team every single day."



Shannon Besore 

Stewards of Children Program Coordinator

"I am very excited to join such a talented and passionate team.  No child should ever have to experience the devastation of sexual abuse.  I am devoted to increasing awareness of child sexual abuse and look forward to educating others to put an end to this worldwide issue."



Summer Huber

Administrative Assistant

“No child should have to experience the atrocity of child sexual abuse. I am eager to stand with such an enthusiastic team at Chaucie’s place to work together to prevent child sexual abuse and youth suicide in our community. Mother Teresa once said, ‘I alone cannot change the world but I can cast my stone across the waters to create many ripples.’”



Tom Shriver

Lifelines® Program Coordinator

"I'm thrilled to be joining Chaucie's Place as the Lifelines Program Coordinator. The mission of Chaucie's Place is a powerful one. I'm honored to be a part of a team dedicated to ending child sexual abuse and youth suicide. Through my time in youth ministry, I have developed a passion for students. Lifelines is an extraordinary way for me to continue living out that passion."



Jessica Herzog

Smart Steps™ Program Coordinator


“I feel incredibly honored to serve as Chaucie’s Place Smart Steps Program Coordinator. The mission of Chaucie’s Place is one that is very close to my heart. Throughout my professional career I have focused my efforts on helping victims of violent crime. It is my belief that through education we can help to prevent the dark cycle of child sexual abuse. It is my greatest passion to help with that prevention.”



Nellie Moshier

Volunteer and Event Coordinator

 “I am honored and excited to be a part of this team and to further the mission of Chaucie’s Place. Volunteers are the lifeline of nonprofit organizations and their contributions will further the prevention of youth sexual abuse and suicide.”



Margaret Blandford

Smart Steps™ Program Specialist


"I am thrilled and honored to be joining such a passionate team as a Smart Steps Program Specialist! In my previous professional experience, I have worked with child and teen survivors of sexual abuse and assault in programs that encouraged healing and empowerment. I am excited to now focus my energy on education and prevention regarding these types of abuse."