Katelyn N. Brewer, CEO

PRESIDENT & CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER High energy, entrepreneurial executive, Katelyn N. Brewer, is passionate about empowering people, organizations, and communities to enhance the impact of social movements. As President & CEO of Darkness to Light, the nation’s leading advocate for the prevention of child sexual abuse, her expertise in transforming organizational cultures, achieving programmatic scale, …

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Gwendolyn Bouchie, Communications

VICE PRESIDENT OF MARKETING & BEHAVIOR CHANGE COMMUNICATION Gwen joined Darkness to Light in 2015 and is a graduate of the College of Charleston with a focus on corporate and organizational communication. Passionate about health and wellness, she’s managed health and welfare programs at a state and national level to better support grassroots community initiatives. Gwen has championed the causes …

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Patrick Hayes, Programs

DIRECTOR OF CURRICULUM DESIGN Patrick Hayes has over a decade of experience researching and implementing curriculum design for a variety of learning experiences. With a Masters of Fine Arts from Savannah College of Art and Design and a Masters of Business Administration from Southern New Hampshire University’s online global campus, Patrick merges his experience by …

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Brad Stubbs, Operations

Director of Finance and Operations Brad Stubbs, MBA has over 15 years leadership experience in accounting and finance operations as well as general business operations with high growth apparel companies in the private sector. With 11 of those years being spent at the multi-billion dollar, multi-national corporation Under Armour and the last five years with …

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Katherine Lee, Communications

DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS Born and raised in Charleston, SC, Katherine has been with Darkness to Light since 2013. She started in the Programs Department as the Program Coordinator learning the ins-and-outs of our programs. In September of 2017, she joined the Communications Department as the Digital Marketing Specialist where she managed our social media …

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Jennifer Hessmiller, Programs

ONLINE CURRICULUM MANAGER Jenny moved to Charleston from Northeast Pennsylvania. She received her MA in International Relations from St. Andrews University and her MSc in Africa and International Development from Edinburgh University in Scotland. While at university, she had the opportunity to conduct field research in Ethiopia and Uganda, where she pursued her passion of …

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Carol Hogue, Programs

PROGRAMS QUALITY ASSURANCE SPECIALIST Carol grew up in Lancaster, SC. She lived in Missouri, Kentucky, and Alabama before returning to her home state and has lived in Charleston, SC for 25 years. Carol graduated from Charleston Southern University with a Bachelor of Science and from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary with a Master of Religious Education. She has …

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Kendall Sherry, Development

GRANT WRITER Kendall spent ten years as an IT help desk technician for a 100M international GIS company in upstate New York. After one too many Microsoft Office upgrades, she headed back to the State University of New York (SUNY) Schenectady and pursued a new career in the non-profit world. Blackbaud certification led her to …

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Lindsey Houston, Operations

OPERATIONS MANAGER Lindsey was born and raised in the rural settings of Minnesota. She received her BBA and MBA from the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire. Prior to Darkness to Light, Lindsey spent five years working for a military non-profit that focused on education, Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation. Through this experience Lindsey realized …

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Steve Mandell, Programs

EDUCATIONAL OUTREACH SPECIALIST  Steve Mandell joined Darkness to Light in July 2018. He spent nearly 25 years in education, most recently serving as Head of School at Pinewood Preparatory School in the Charleston, SC area. In addition to being a Head of School for the past ten (10) years, Steve has held numerous administrative posts …

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Dr. Kim Longfield, Research

LEAD RESEARCH CONSULTANT Dr. Kim Longfield has more than 25 years of experience in research and international development. Her areas of expertise include translating evidence into practice, stakeholder engagement, strategic advising and communications, research and evaluation design, and capacity building. She has worked in social marketing, behavior change, social franchising, HIV/AIDS, reproductive health and family …

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Donna Sherard, Communications

SOCIAL BEHAVIOR CHANGE COMMUNICATIONS CONSULTANT Donna is a seasoned health marketing and social behavior change (SBC) specialist with more than 20 years of global health and private sector experience  across a range of health and development topics including: adolescent sexual and reproductive health, nutrition, maternal and child health, HIV and family planning. Her areas of …

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Anna Warner, Communications

MARKETING CONTENT COORDINATOR Anna Warner is a journalist and photographer with a passion for visual storytelling. She has written articles and shot photographs for numerous publications, including Beyond the Wall: Migrants, Migration and the Border, a long-form investigative journalism book on the impact of Mexican migration to Southern California. Most recently, she presented research at the …

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Amy Nguyen, Communications

Social Behavior Change Practicum Intern Amy Nguyen comes to Darkness to Light as a graduate student and photographer who is passionate about bringing her education and creativity to the Darkness to Light team. She is currently a Master’s of Science in Public Health (MSPH) candidate in Health Education and Health Communication at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg …

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Kelsey Racey, Operations

Prevention Education Coordinator Originally from Orangeburg, SC, Kelsey is a 2019 College of Charleston graduate. She chose to complete her senior internship with Darkness to Light and remained a part of the team starting in May of 2019. Kelsey started as a Programs Coordinator helping Authorized Facilitators prepare for trainings, processing Partner in Prevention applications, …

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