Staff & Board of Directors

Meet the team behind the mission.

Welcome House is more than a homeless shelter. It’s a place that inspires hope within our clients to have a better future. And it begins with the people working behind the scenes.

Danielle Amrine – Chief Executive Officer

Danielle Amrine has a passion for nonprofit work and making the world a better place, for humans and creatures alike. Throughout her career she has worked with several nonprofits, bringing social service programs to life and bettering overall client and program outcomes. Danielle earned a BSW from Mount St. Joseph University, MSW from the University of Kentucky, MBA from Thomas Moore University, and the CORe Business Certification from Harvard University.

Danielle is the Chief Executive Officer of The Welcome House of Northern Kentucky where she focuses on providing a continuum of services that end homelessness in the Northern Kentucky region. She is a member of the National Association of Women MBAs, Delta Mu Delta International Honor Society in Business, and a board member for the Leadership Council of Greater Cincinnati and The League for Animal Welfare.  Danielle enjoys reading, volunteering with several different animals rescues, and spending time with her two daughters (Mallory and Lydia), five rescue dogs (Chewie, Dixie, Lucy, GusGus, and Roscoe), along with being an avid baker.

To contact Danielle- her email is


Leadership Team

  • Amanda Couch, VP of Program Operations
  • Elizabeth LaPash, Compliance & HR Director
  • Bev Merrill, Housing Services Director
  • Kelly Rose, Development & Marketing Director
  • Brian Van Arsdale, COO

Administration & Development

  • Kirsten Auch, Account & Payroll Supervisor
  • Bethany Delaney, Accounting Specialist
  • Jasmine Murdoch, Accounting Specialist

Outreach & Stability

  • Robin Estridge, Street Outreach Service Coordinator
  • Yolanda Hamza, Social Security Outreach Specialist
  • Troy Harper, Outreach Peer Support Specialist
  • Lemuel Israel, Payee Account Manager – Lexington
  • Morgan Koranda, Street Outreach Nurse
  • Aaron Payne, Payee Service Coordinator
  • Andrea Price, Payee Account Manager
  • Tasha Ross, Housing Service Coordinator
  • Kashauna Shepherd, Outreach & Stability Supervisor
  • Israel Smith, Street Outreach Service Coordinator
  • Candace Wenger, Outreach Peer Support Specialist

Service Coordination

  • Sierra Brown, Assessment & Resources Coordinator
  • Jamie Burgess, Service Coordinator
  • Monique Conyers, Rapid Re-Housing Service Coordinator
  • Drallene Fuller, Service Coordinator
  • Samantha Goldsberry, Rapid Re-Housing Service Coordinator
  • Shari Hays, Service Coordinator
  • Bruce Hill, Rapid Re-Housing Service Coordinator Buffalo Trace
  • Tanesha Johnson, Rapid Re-Housing Service Coordinator
  • Brandy Lovensheimer, Service Coordination Supervisor
  • Tony Noletti, Service Coordinator
  • Mark Singleton, Mental Health Service Coordinator
  • Bridnee Smith, Intake Services Specialist
  • Monica Smith, Rapid Re-Housing Service Coordinator
  • Andrew Spurlock, Service Coordinator
  • Ashton Stamper, Service Coordinator

Housing & Shelter

  • Melissa Blanton, Shelter Peer Support
  • Taylor Bray, Shelter Lead Advocate
  • Kevin Dorning, VA Program Coordinator
  • Stella Hall, Winter Shelter Team Lead
  • Beth Johnson, Shelter Advocate
  • Misty Lester, Shelter Advocate
  • Macey Means, Shelter Advocate
  • Emily Ricket, Shelter Advocate
  • Traci Stone, Shelter Advocate
  • Candice Sy, Shelter Advocate
  • Carrie Wynn, Shelter Advocate

Board of Directors

  • Chris Bauer
  • Laura Canter
  • Katie Davidson, Secretary
  • Chris Francis
  • Shelly Fuller
  • Emily Heidt, Treasury
  • Alyse Hoffer, Vice Chair
  • Lucy Lane
  • Neil Leyshock, Chair
  • Marie Schenkel
  • Jason Spaulding
  • Ginny Tallent
  • Travis Taylor
  • Lauren Vogel