Who we are
Who we are
Bea is the Founder and Executive Director of IMPACT Family Violence Services and Step Up and has worked with abusers for over 25 years. Her work is nationally recognized. She has served as chairperson of the DVAC (Domestic Violence Advocacy Council) in Charlotte, NC; Charlotte City Council appointee to DVAB (Domestic Violence Advisory Board); and NCPAT (NC Providers of Abuser Treatment).
Kelly has been with IMPACT for 8 years and is our case manager, lead court advocate and also facilitates groups in two counties as well as our anger management program, i.am. Her other experiences include Child Protective Services.
Carroll is a retired pastor and volunteers as a chaplain. He has fit right in and co-facilitates our Cleveland County groups. He's low key but has lots of wisdom!
Julie facilitates an Impact group in Lincoln County in addition to providing individual counseling for those enrolled in IMPACT and seeking additional counseling. She brings experience in working with a diverse population and is a natural with our clients.
Kristy is a graduate of the University of South Carolina with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and a Master’s Degree in Social Work. Kristy facilitates an Impact group in Gaston County and provides individual counseling to those enrolled in the Impact program. She is also the Program Developer for out-of-state projects. Kristy comes to us with a background in school-based mental health counseling and child protective services.
Kristie is a Charlotte native who most recently finished her MA in Human Services Counseling: Addiction and Recovery Counseling from Liberty University. Kristie facilitates Batterer Intervention groups in both Union and Mecklenburg Counties. Kristie is a survivor of domestic violence and a recovering addict that uses her educational and life experiences to convey a message of strength and hope to both the abused and the abusers. She is a DV and MHSA advocate in her community and often speaks at various institutions and meetings to bring the message of recovery, restoration, and redemption to her audiences.
In addition to facilitators, we are assisted by interns from Queens University and Charlotte, UNCC, CPCC, Belmont Abbey College, Wingate University and Gaston College. We expect to soon be working with interns from Winthrop University. These interns are the backbone of the program; they not only assist in the planning and running of groups and representing the agency in court, they also help put a face to the agency at community awareness events. They take information back to their schools, where they often become involved with on-campus awareness events about dating and sexual violence.
IMPACT is also fortunate to have volunteers. These young people work in much the same way as interns, but they do so for no credit or compensation. They are dedicated, reliable, helpful and all around wonderful people!
Advisor to the Board
Deanna's powerful story of survival is told in the feature length documentary, Private Violence.