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 – Executive Director

After an extensive search process, we are pleased to announce Danielle Amrine has been selected as the next Executive Director for Welcome House of Northern Kentucky. Her first day will be Thursday, July 27.

Danielle comes to Welcome House from the Council on Aging serving as the Vice President – Operations for Medicaid Services. As of June 2017, Danielle Amrine was named Young Professional of the Year by the Clermont Chamber of Commerce.

Since joining the Council on Aging in 2007, Danielle’s roles included PASSPORT care manager and Care Transitions coach. She also served as COA’s Transitional Care Business Manager, leading nationally-recognized programs that help people complete smooth transitions from one care setting to another, while reducing unnecessary hospital admissions and nursing home placements. Danielle’s work has been regional and included extensive coordination with Northern Kentucky Medicaid service providers.

A resident of Batavia, Danielle is a Licensed Social Worker and holds a master’s degree in social work from the University of Kentucky. She has an interest in and has received training in psychology and mental health services. She used those skills working with victims of domestic violence as a Women’s Advocate for the YWCA House of Peace Domestic Violence Shelter in Cincinnati. She also has firsthand experience coordinating case management and counseling services for military personnel and their families as a supervisor for the Cincinnati chapter of the American Red Cross. As a manager Danielle’s scope of experience includes successful management of 30 to her most recent position 250 direct reports. In addition to day to day service, Danielle has been an adjunct instructor at the College of Mt. Saint Joseph – Department of Sociology and Social Work, teaching a course in Social Policy and an interdisciplinary course in Addictions.

Please help us welcome 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

  • Yolanda Hamza, Social Security Outreach Specialist
  • Morgan Koranda, Street Outreach Nurse
  • Andrea Price, Payee Account Manager
  • Dayna Schambach, Payee Service Coordinator
  • Kashauna Shepherd, Outreach & Stability Team Lead

Service Coordination

  • Sierra Brown, Service Coordinator
  • Gabi Deaton, Service Coordinator
  • Sarah Dickie, Service Coordinator
  • Brandy Lovensheimer, Service Coordination Supervisor
  • Delores Quevedo, Intake Services Specialist
  • Carl Ralston, Opportunity Youth Service Coordinator
  • Monica Smith, Rapid Re-Housing Service Coordinator
  • Andrew Spurlock, Service Coordinator

Housing & Shelter

  • Kenya Anderson, Reserve Shelter Staff
  • Karin Brooks, Part-time Shelter Staff
  • Taylor Bray, Reserve Shelter Staff
  • Sara Howrey, Reserve Shelter Staff
  • Beth Holzer, Part-time Shelter Staff
  • Beth Johnson, Part-time Shelter Staff
  • Misty Lester, Shelter Staff
  • Kenyatta Sims, Reserve Shelter Staff
  • Julie Walter, Staff and Facilities Supervisor
  • Carrie Wynn, Reserve Shelter Staff

Board of Directors

  • Madelaine Blincoe
  • Laura Canter
  • Katie Davidson, Secretary
  • Shauna Dynes, Chair
  • Tom Hausterman
  • Emily Heidt
  • Alyse Hoffer
  • Kristi Horine, Treasury
  • Stephanie Huhn
  • Neil Leyshock, Vice Chair
  • Chris Markus
  • Wayne Onkst
  • Ben Pimental
  • Marie Schenkel
  • Jason Spaulding
  • Cara Stewart
  • Elizabeth Stewart-Pirone
  • Ginny Tallent
  • Sheri Vogel
  • Shelley Werner