Trish Davis serves as the President of the Nashville Coalition Against Domestic Violence. She is the Director of Client Programs for the Nashville-Davidson County’s Office of Family Safety (OFS) where she is overseeing client programming offered in Nashville’s new community based family justice center, the Family Safety Center, and ensuring services flow seamlessly between it and the Jean Crowe Advocacy Center, OFS’s fully court based family justice center.
Previously, Ms. Davis was the Director of Domestic Violence Services at YWCA Nashville & Middle Tennessee. Ms. Davis has 13 years of experience in management, both working in residential settings with domestic violence survivors and in for-profit corporations. Ms. Davis holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Middle Tennessee State University.
She currently serves of the board of the Tennessee Respite Coalition, which provides relief to families and caregivers from the extraordinary and intensive demands of providing ongoing care.
Mary Katherine Rand
Mary Katherine Rand serves as the President Elect of the Nashville Coalition Against Domestic Violence. She is the Executive Director of The Mary Parrish Center. For over 16 Mary Katherine has dedicated her career to working with families and children that have experienced violence in their lives. Mary Katherine has served The Mary Parrish Center over the last 8 years in many roles, including Therapist and Associate Director. Prior to her time at The Mary Parrish Center, she served as an in-home therapist, providing therapy to families suffering the effects of complex traumas. Mary Katherine is a Licensed Master Social Worker and holds a Master of Science in Social Work from University of Tennessee and a Bachelor's Degree from Rhodes College.
Roberta Higgins serves as the Secretary of the Nashville Coalition Against Domestic Violence. Roberta joined Morning Star Sanctuary in November 2018 as a case manager. She has a degree in Mass Communication and Psychology from Tennessee State University and is currently pursuing a graduate degree in Social Work. She has an extensive case management background, including juvenile, MNPS and DCS. When asked why she’s passionate about her work with DV victims, Roberta says she’s glad to be able to help every person leave better than the way they entered.
Bre Miller serves as the Secretary of the Nashville Coalition Against Domestic Violence. She is the Inmate and Trafficking Specialist for the Nashville-Davidson County’s Office of Family Safety where she is responsible for implementing a domestic and sexual violence group curriculum for victims who are currently incarcerated. She also works with victims of human trafficking and sexual exploitation in a court advocacy and case management role.
Previously, Ms. Miller has worked as a Clinical Counselor carrying out several different types of therapeutic interventions including Trauma Focused- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Solution Focused Therapy for adults and children.
She received her Bachelor of Education at Valdosta State University and completed dual Masters degrees in Social Work and Public Health from the University of Georgia.
Roneisha Simpson serves as the Secretary of the Nashville Coalition Against Domestic Violence. In September of 2018, she became a Domestic Violence Advocate for the Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberland’s. At Legal Aid, she provides court accompaniment to clients, provide information on criminal victim compensation, provide community education, and maintain and develop positive working relationships with community agencies and law enforcement. Prior to this role, she was an Intern at the Jean Crowe Advocacy Center. In addition, to her advocate work with Legal Aid, she volunteers as a Medical Accompaniment Advocate with the Sexual Assault Center.
Roneisha is a native from St. Louis Missouri and holds Bachelor’s in Psychology, and is currently pursuing a graduate in Clinical Psychology at Fisk University.