Leadership & Staff

Vicki Kraft

Vicki Kraft

President & CEO
Paul Savastano

Paul Savastano

Newhouse Board Chair
Bridgette Mavec

Bridgette Mavec

EVP Clinical Cervices

Hayward Lafferty

Hayward Lafferty

VP Development

Newhouse employs full and part-time staff. The organization’s structure includes executive leadership, administrative support, therapists, counselors, school teacher, advocates, and kitchen staff. The team is exceptional in skill, talent, and compassion. Everyone is committed and dedicated to helping survivors of abuse break the cycle of domestic violence and live self-sufficient lives.

Want to join the Newhouse team? Open positions are posted on our indeed page.

Additional Administrative Staff: 
Christy Wineland, Grants Manager
Stephanie Neiger, Communication & Events Manager
Cicelynn Elix, Community Engagement Coordinator

Board of Directors

Jeff Albright; VP Head of Equity Trading, Waddell & Reed
Sue Bernstein, Secretary; 
Community Volunteer
Kori Carew; Attorney, Director of Strategic Diversity Initiatives, Shook, Hardy & Bacon, LLP
Vicki Clayman; Owner, Partners N Promotion, Inc.
Brian Dietz; Attorney, JE Dunn Construction Co.
Annette Ernst; Community Volunteer
Sally Ellis Fletcher; Assoc. Dean of Nursing, UMKC School of Nursing
Amy Fox; Tutor & Substitute Teacher
Christine Franco; CEO, Chinquapin Trust Co.
Patrick Frickleton, Owner, Camp Bow Wow
Patty Hemberger,  Community Volunteer
Joly Herman; Founder, Solo Parent Magazine
Matthew Moderson, Treasurer; Attorney, Kutak Rock LLP
Melissa Oliva; Benefits Advisor, Truss
Duvel “DJ” Pierre; Attorney, Spencer Fane
Paul Savastano, Chairman; Technology Manager
Rochelle Stringer, Vice-Chair; Attorney, Huhtamaki Inc.
Debbie Swearingen; Dir. Business Banking, Community America
Rachel Sweet; City of Kansas City, MO, Mayor’s Office
Karen Torline; Attorney, Kuckelman, Torline, Kirkland, & Lewis
Wendee Woodson, Dir. of Human Resources, GBA Architects Engineers