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, Childcare Coordinator

Carrie, Crisis Intervention Services Coordinator

Lindsey, Assistant Crisis Intervention Services Coordinator

Nicolas, Crisis Intervention Specialist

Auriel, Crisis Intervention Specialist

Jacob, Support Crisis Intervention Specialist

OPEN, Development Crisis Intervention Specialist

Lauren Fox, Facilities Manager

Gina Erickson, House Manager

Heather, Legal Advocate

Sharon, Legal Advocate

Grace, Legal Advocate

Lindsey, Prevention Program Coordinator

Kyla, Prevention Program Specialist

Sara, Resident Advocate

Jamie, Family Advocate

Mary, Afternoon Advocate

                                                                                             Donna, Triage Specialist

Jane, Weekend/Overnight Staff

Bev, Weekend/Overnight Staff

Administrative Office

Kristle Kopp, Accounts Manager

Kristi Brown, Director of Development

Erin Hollinden, Events Coordinator

Sam Ujdak, Grants Manager

Linda Lentz, Human Resources Director

Amalia Shifriss, Outreach and Communications Coordinator

The RISE! Transitional Housing Program

(812) 337-4510

Jennifer Parker, Facilities Manager

Cassandra Petty, Community Outreach Coordinator

Zac, Community Resources Specialist

Bristy, Community Resources Specialist

Vicky, Resident Advocate

Bethany, Resident Advocate 

Monte, Youth Program Coordinator

Priscilla, Youth Program Coordinator

Floyd Vorice, Maintenance Supervisor 


Heidi, County Service Specialist

Greene County Outreach Office

(812) 384-8769

Brandon, Advocate

Carol, Advocate

Christa, Advocate


Martin County Outreach Office

(812) 295-2993

Heidi, Advocate


Owen County Outreach Office

(812) 829-1660

Kathy, Advocate

Barb, Advocate