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Susan McInnis, Director of Finance and Operations

Susan studied Business Administration at UC Berkeley, has experience in the non-profit field and previous experience in finance and software development since the early 2000s. She has volunteered for several girl’s agencies, including Friends for Youth and Girls for a Change. She has served on several non-profit boards as well, including the Alliance for Girls and Girls Middle School. She also started the after school program called Up On Top. She has been with Next Door Solutions since 2013.

Donna Knowlton, Director of Development

Donna has worked in the non-profit sector since 2004. As the foster/adopt Recruitment and Training Coordinator at Future Families (now Bill Wilson Center), she managed the process of helping families becoming a new foster/adopt parents. As Program Director at Bay Area Women’s Sports Initiative (BAWSI), she directed and supervised the BAWSI Girls Program in over 20 elementary schools. As a Development Specialist at Unity Care Group, she coordinated engaged numerous community volunteers and donors to meet the various needs of UCG’s foster youth. Donna has been with Next Door Solutions since 2013.

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Kathleen Krenek, Executive Director

Kathleen Krenek assumed the position of Executive Director of Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence in July, 2001. She has worked in the non-profit world since 1984, and in domestic violence prevention and intervention since 1999. After working at the local level, Kathleen became the Public Policy Director for the Wisconsin Coalition Against Domestic Violence, where she moved several pieces of significant legislation through the state House of Representatives. Most significantly, a bill that secured the largest funding increase for domestic violence services in Wisconsin history. From there she moved to the national level to work as Director of the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence, where she led policy development and technical assistance to battered women’s programs across the country.

Kathleen has written numerous papers dealing with topics including poverty, welfare reform, incarcerated battered women, and battered women who kill. In 2001, she published “The Transformation of the Battered Women’s Movement”.

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