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 joined Welcome House of Northern Kentucky as CEO in 2017. In addition to leading a staff of 47 and volunteers numbering in the thousands, Ms. Amrine is responsible for setting the strategic direction for Welcome House, which includes expanding both services and the number of people helped throughout the State of Kentucky. She is also a respected advocate for the homeless.

Ms. Amrine has more than two decades of experience in the nonprofit sector. Prior to joining Welcome House, Ms. Amrine was vice president of program operations (with a focus on Medicaid) for the Council on Aging. She also served as emergency services supervisor for the American Red Cross and as a women’s domestic violence advocate for the YMCA of Greater Cincinnati. Ms. Amrine was an adjunct professor at Mount St. Joseph University – her undergraduate alma mater – for six years, teaching courses in social policy and addiction.

Ms. Amrine is a Licensed Social Worker and holds a master’s degree in social work from the University of Kentucky and a CORe certification from Harvard Business School. She is a member of the National Association of Women MBAs, Delta Mu Delta International Honor Society in Business, and the Cincinnati Chapter of Impact 100. Ms. Amrine was named Young Professional of the Year by the Clermont Chamber of Commerce and received the 2018 Alumni Impact Award from Mount St. Joseph University.

To contact Danielle- her email is


Leadership Team

  • Justin Beale, Director of Program Operations
  • Amanda Couch, Director 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
  • Sara Kahmann, Development & Marketing Manager
  • Jasmine Murdoch, Accounting Specialist

Outreach & Stability

  • Bethany Delaney, Payee Account Manager – Lexington
  • Robin Estridge, 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 Team Lead
  • Candace Wenger, Outreach Peer Support Specialist

Service Coordination

  • Sierra Brown, Assessment & Resources Coordinator
  • Shannon Clifton, Service Coordinator
  • Shari Hays, Service Coordinator
  • Tanesha Johnson, Rapid Re-Housing Service Coordinator
  • Brandy Lovensheimer, Service Coordination Supervisor
  • Tony Noletti, Service Coordinator
  • Bridnee Smith, Intake Services Specialist
  • Carl Ralston, Opportunity Youth Service Coordinator
  • Monica Smith, Rapid Re-Housing Service Coordinator
  • Andrew Spurlock, Service Coordinator
  • Ashton Stamper, Service Coordinator

Housing & Shelter

  • Melissa Blanton, Shelter Peer Support
  • Karin Brooks, Shelter Advocate
  • Taylor Bray, Shelter Lead Advocate
  • Beth Holzer, Shelter Advocate
  • Beth Johnson, Shelter Advocate
  • Misty Lester, Shelter Advocate
  • Macey Means, Shelter Advocate
  • Candice Sy, Reserve 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
  • Neil Leyshock, Chair
  • Marie Schenkel
  • Jason Spaulding
  • Ginny Tallent
  • Lauren Vogel
  • Shelley Werner