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Our Leadership

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Our Leadership

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Our Board of Directors & Agency Leadership

Peaceful Paths is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors who are committed to the sustainability of the agency mission and the overall health of the agency.  Board members represent a diverse segment of the community and work to promote the work of the agency through awareness, fundraising, and advocacy.

Board membership openings are reviewed annually in March. Those interested in joining the board should contact Dr. Theresa Beachy at to apply for membership.

Learn About Events & Other  Ways To Help In Our Monthly Newsletter! 

Executive Board
Board of Directors
Sally Ryden


Retired Physician

JoAnn Wilkes

Past President

Santa Fe College

Donna Cohen
Thomas Stanfield

Interior Designer

Alachua Police Department

Allison Glover
Clay Sweger

ACSO Victim Advocate

EDA (Eng Denman & Associates)

Wendy Harris

Pharmaceutical Sales

Yolanda Thomas

Santa Fe College

Joe Johnson

Vice President

Gainesville Chamber of Commerce

Lesley Holler

Campell Spellicy Engineering

Rachael Wacha

City Auto Repair

April Strickland
Shane Holt

Naylor Publications

Brittany Wise

University of Florida


Property Manager

Susie Ulloa
Lauren Lauritzen

VA Medical Center

Lisa Wolcott

Wolcott Counseling & Wellness LLC





Peaceful Paths currently employs 47 full, part time and seasonal staff. The agency's day to day operation is overseen by the leadership team. 

Dr. Theresa Beachy

Chief Executive Officer

Pronouns: She/Her

Diona Walker

Director of Residential Programs

Pronouns: She/Her

Brandi Corbin

Chief Operations Officer

Pronouns: She/Her

Jenna White

Director of Outreach Programs

Pronouns: She/Her

Stephanie Freas

Director of Development

Pronouns: She/Her

Erica Merrell

Chief Financial Officer

Pronouns: She/Her

Brittani Melvin

Director of Legal Services 

Pronouns: She/Her

Crystal Sorrow

Director of Education and Youth Services

Pronouns: She/Her

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