Brave Step

Leadership

Brave Step is comprised of a passionate board of directors, advisory board, and strategic experts helping fulfill the mission to empower those impacted by sexual violence. 

Board of Directors

Chaz Beasley

Chaz Beasley

Counsel, Structured Finance and Securitization at Katten

Kenneth Cooper, CPA

Kenneth Cooper, CPA

KPMG LLP

Dr. Erin DiCesare, PhD

Dr. Erin DiCesare, PhD

Johnson C. Smith University

Darrell Fincher-Crusan, MS, PHR, SHRM-CP

Darrell Fincher-Crusan, MS, PHR, SHRM-CP

Wells Fargo

Nan Gray

Nan Gray

Field Marketing Manager, Spectrum Reach

Dr. Lisa Littlejohn Hill, PhD, MBA and LCMHC

Dr. Lisa Littlejohn Hill, PhD, MBA and LCMHC

Vision Counseling and Consulting, PLLC

Caleb Holloway

Caleb Holloway

Associate General Counsel, Atrium Health

Courtney Lawrence, MSW, LCSW

Courtney Lawrence, MSW, LCSW

Mecklenburg County Community Support Services

Ashley Pearson

Ashley Pearson

General Counsel, Tryon Management Group, LLC

Christine Roper

Christine Roper

MSPT, PYT, Owner of Roper Physical Therapy

Emily Wetsel, CPA

Emily Wetsel, CPA

Signing Director, CLA Charlotte

Advisory Board

Carole Bentley Ball, MA, LCMHC

Carole Bentley Ball, MA, LCMHC

Isis Bey, LCSW, TFCBT, CCTP II

Isis Bey, LCSW, TFCBT, CCTP II

Dr. David Brantley III

Dr. David Brantley III

Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Michael Christo

Dr. Michael Christo

Lead Psychiatrist, Novant Health

Gene Edwards, PhD

Gene Edwards, PhD

Jan Keny, MS, LCMHC

Jan Keny, MS, LCMHC

Jeanne Owens, MSW, LCSW

Jeanne Owens, MSW, LCSW

Diana Torres, MSW, LCSW

Diana Torres, MSW, LCSW

Michael Yonkovig, PhD, Psychologist

Michael Yonkovig, PhD, Psychologist

Team

Crystal Emerick

Crystal Emerick

Founder & Executive Director

Yenting Liu, MSW, LCSW

Yenting Liu, MSW, LCSW

Program Manager

Kelsey Ruocco

Kelsey Ruocco

Volunteer Social Media

Strategic Partner

George W. Appenzeller, MSW, LCSW, LISW AP and CP, LPC

George W. Appenzeller, MSW, LCSW, LISW AP and CP, LPC

Social Work Solutions, PLLC

Sarah Meadows, MSW, LISW AP

Sarah Meadows, MSW, LISW AP

Social Work Solutions, PLLC