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


Senior Leadership Team

  • Amanda Couch, VP of Program Operations
  • Elizabeth LaPash, VP of HR & Grant Administration
  • Kelly Rose, VP of Marketing & Development
  • Brian Van Arsdale, COO

Management Team

  • Kirsten Auch, Account & Payroll Supervisor
  • Kate Flanagan, Director of Housing & Supportive Services
  • Jenna Gurren, Director of Homeless Solutions
  • Evan Hennessy, Supervisor of Housing & Supportive Services
  • Bruce Hill, Supervisor of Regional Services
  • Antoine Taylor, Supervisor of Homeless Solutions
  • Julie Schatz, Shelter Services Supervisor

Administration & Development

  • Natalie Endres, Development & Marketing Coordinator
  • Brandy Lovensheimer, Compliance Coordinator
  • Paul Klein, IT Specialist
  • Jasmine Murdoch, Accounting Specialist
  • Brian Theis, Accounting Specialist

Homeless Solutions

  • Amanda Booker, Service Coordinator
  • Samantha Goldsberry, Assessment & Resource Coordinator
  • Alyson Hubbard, Receptionist
  • Troy Harper, Outreach Peer Support Specialist
  • Kelsey Jackson, Service Coordinator
  • Tamara Jones, Social Security Outreach Specialist
  • Lisa Kutz, Street Outreach Service Coordinator – Team Lead
  • Shannon McGuire, Service Coordinator
  • Mark Singleton, Mental Health Service Coordinator
  • Andrew Spurlock, Service Coordinator
  • Kim Troxel, Street Outreach NP
  • Lindsay Vogel, Service Coordinator
  • Candace Wenger, Outreach Peer Support Specialist

Shelter Services

  • Becky Adams, Medical Respite Program Coordinator
  • Diana Biddle, VA Shelter Advocate
  • Jessica Godby, Shelter Advocate
  • TJ Jansen, VA Program Coordinator
  • Misty Lester, Shelter Advocate
  • Meghan Radcliff, Family Promise Program Coordinator
  • Kristina Vickers, Shelter Advocate
  • April Williams, Service Coordinator, Shelter
  • Carrie Wynn, Shelter Advocate

Regional Services

  • Michelle Elrick, Prevention Service Coordinator – Buffalo Trace, Teal Lead
  • Jason Giles, Rapid Re-Housing Service Coordinator – Buffalo Trace
  • Vincent Lewis, Street Outreach Service Coordinator – Buffalo Trace
  • Gabby Mitchel, Rapid Re-Housing Service Coordinator – Buffalo Trace
  • Bridgette Smith, Street Outreach Service Coordinator – Lake Cumberland
  • Kennedy Parks-Wilson, Street Outreach Service Coordinator – Lake Cumberland

Housing & Supportive Services

  • Jerrilyn Bryant, Payee Service Coordinator
  • Kassi Freckinger, Payee Service Coordinator w/Account Manager backup
  • Shari Hays, Housing Navigator & HOME TBRA
  • Andrea Price, Payee Account Manager – Team Lead
  • JoAnn Shockney, Housing Navigator – Team Lead
  • Nadine Strait, Housing Service Coordinator
  • Monica Smith, Rapid Re-Housing Service Coordinator
  • Elizabeth Warren, Rapid Rehousing Service Coordinator

Board of Directors

  • Lily Ambrosius
  • Chris Bauer
  • Laura Canter – Secretary
  • Elisahia Chamberlain
  • Chris Francis
  • Corey Foister
  • Emily Heidt, Treasury
  • Alyse Hoffer, Chair
  • Ellee Humphrey
  • Connie Kremer
  • Lucy Lane
  • Jeff Lucas
  • Amanda Meeker
  • Christopher Owens
  • Paula Rottinghaus
  • Marie Schenkel
  • Katherine Simone
  • Jason Spaulding
  • Travis Taylor
  • Lauren Vogel – Vice Chair
  • Randi Wise