Middle Way House Staff

Middle Way House staff is diverse with respect to ethnicity, age, formal education attainment, and work history. Our standards require that staff members have the ability to work with a diverse population; be flexible, resourceful, compassionate, have a deep understanding of our empowerment model, and possess the willingness and ability to let people make decisions about their own lives.

 Debra Morrow, Executive Director

Debra graduated magna cum laude from Indiana State University with a degree in criminal justice. Prior to her appointment as executive director, she served as Community Service Coordinator at Middle Way House for seven years, and previously worked with incarcerated women at
New Leaf-New Life.

New Wings Emergency Shelter Staff

Help & Crisis Line: (812) 336-0846          Administration: (812) 333-7404

Leah Steele, Childcare Coordinator

Carrie Stillions, Crisis Intervention Services Coordinator

Lindsey Stout, Assistant Crisis Intervention Services Coordinator

Nicolas Bergen, Crisis Intervention Specialist

Auriel Jasper-Morris, Crisis Intervention Specialist

Jacob Goergen, Support Crisis Intervention Specialist

Meghana Puchalapalli, Development Crisis Intervention Specialist

Lauren Fox, Facilities Manager

Heather Rae, Legal Advocate

Sharon Groeger, Legal Advocate

Lindsey Badger, Prevention Program Coordinator

Kyla Wargel, Prevention Program Specialist

Sara Huntington, Resident Advocate

Donna Storm, Triage Specialist

Jane Parker, Weekend/Overnight Staff

Bev Carson, Weekend/Overnight Staff

Administrative Office

Jack Clark, Accounts Manager

Kristi Brown, Director of Development

Erin Hollinden, Events Coordinator

Sam Ujdak, Grants Manager

Linda Lentz, Human Resources Manager

Amalia Shifriss, Outreach Communications Coordinator

The RISE! Transitional Housing Program

(812) 337-4510

Jennifer Parker, Facilities Manager

Cassandra Petty, Community Outreach Coordinator

Zac Depew, Community Resources Specialist

Trisha Lee, Community Resources Specialist

Vicky Pollitt, Resident Advocate

Michelle Lanham, Resident Advocate

Monte Simonton, Youth Program Coordinator

Priscilla Cuevas, Youth Program Coordinator


Heidi Weaver, County Service Specialist

Greene County Outreach Office

(812) 384-8769

Brandon Holcomb, Advocate

Carol Byers, Advocate

Christa Turpin, Advocate


Martin County Outreach Office

(812) 295-2993

Lisa Muench, Advocate


Owen County Outreach Office

(812) 829-1660

Kathy Talkington, Advocate