Our Team

Melissa Peregrin 

Executive Director

"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."



Director of Programs

 "I consider my job an honor.  Working to empower our most cherished population is an awesome undertaking.  It is critical that children are allowed to grow up in a safe environment and are able to meet their greatest potential.  I welcome the opportunity to develop and deliver curriculum that provides children with the knowledge needed to help protect themselves".  



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."



Margaret Smith

Prevention Education Specialist

"I am thrilled and honored to be joining such a passionate team as Youth Sexual Abuse Education 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."



Prevention Education Coordinator, Suicide

“I feel incredibly honored to serve as Chaucie’s Place Youth Suicide Education 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.”



Summer Huber

Volunteer Coordinator

“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.’”



Sarah Folks
Administrative Assistant

“Protecting young lives is one of the greatest purposes we as humans have. I am excited and honored to be a part of an organization and team that is dedicated to doing just that on a daily basis.”



Robyn Nadler
Lifelines® Program Intern

 "I developed a passion for mental health awareness and advocacy through personal experiences when peers in high school and college did not seem to have the access they required to address their mental health needs. I am excited to work at Chaucie's Place because this organization offers a way for schools to provide these resources in addition to the preventative education it provides. I look forward to being apart of an organization that actively strives to prevent sexual abuse and youth suicide."