About Us

Our staff is professionally trained and has over 40 years of combined experience in the domestic violence field. IWH has helped residents and clients from over 50 countries on six continents. Our staff speaks over 11 languages and have access to translation services for 140 languages.

First Responders

IWH is a state-certified domestic violence/sexual assault center. We are available to assist first responders, such as police, fire and rescue, and healthcare professionals, as part of a multi-disciplinary team to ensure the safety and well-being of victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.

If you need additional information, contact (770) 413-5557

Our Board

Joanna Helsby
Board Chair

Deputy Chief ADA, Dekalb County

Jared Purcell
Vice President

Director, Method

Sara Bass

Attorney, Fisher Broyles

Robert Sumners

Bennett Thrasher LLP

Heather Beitz


Carina Buchwald

Development Manager, Planned Parenthood SE

Lauren Brandenburg

Gabrielle Rogers

VP, Marketing at Growing Leaders

Keri Ware
Chair Elect

Attorney, Wilson, Morton & Downs

Yolanda Mack

Deputy District Attorney, Fulton County

Cristina De Zulueta

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta

Takita Green

Supervising Investigator - DeKalb County DA's Office

Wes Gifford

Dempsey, Lord Smith LLL Financial Services

Roseanna Ramirez

Operations Manager

Laura Rogers

Our Staff

Tonya Ferguson, PhD

Executive Director

Laura M. Mora

Supervisor, Victims’ Services Manager

Drea Williams

Victims’ Advocate

Andrea Reyes

Shelter Manager

Chaunda Reynolds

Shelter Coordinator Assistant

Cristina Mora

Weekend Shelter Manager

Roxana Thiers

Shelter Coordinator

Samantha Boyle

Overnight Shelter Coordinator

Madisen Gowan

Victims' Advocate