The Umbrella Center will provide a comprehensive array of services under one roof with a mission to support survivors of violence and abuse in Charlotte-Mecklenburg.


Steering Committee

Family Justice Center efforts are led by a multidisciplinary steering committee including the following members:
  • Kimberly Drumm Captain, Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office
  • Penny L. Dunn  Chief, Davidson Police Department
  • Rashida Gittens  Cybersecurity Risk & Governance Analyst, Duke Energy
  • Elyse Hamilton-Childres  Division Director, Mecklenburg County CSS Prevention and Intervention Services
  • Sonya Harper  Director of Criminal Justice Services, Mecklenburg County
  • Ron Kimble  Co-Founder, Jamie Kimble Foundation for Courage
  • Emily Kunze  Assistant City Manager, City of Charlotte
  • Laura Lawrence, Coordinator, Chief Operating Officer & General Counsel, Safe Alliance
  • Stacy Lowry  Director, Mecklenburg County Community Support Services
  • Jacqueline McKnight  Deputy Director, Mecklenburg County Child and Family Services
  • Judge Paige McThenia  Lead Domestic Violence District Court Judge, NC Administrative Office of the Courts
  • Spencer Merriweather  District Attorney, Mecklenburg County
  • Andrew Oliver  Executive Director, Pat's Place Child Advocacy Center
  • Karen Parker, Chair, President & CEO, Safe Alliance
  • Melanie Peacock  Major, CMPD
  • Roy Sisk  Captain, Matthews Police Department
  • Jennifer Terry  Vice President, Levine Children's Atrium Health Medical Group
  • Audra Toussaint  Director of Support, American Prison Data Systems
  • Anthony Trotman  Assistant County Manager, Mecklenburg County 
  • Steven Voorhees  Deputy Chief, Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department