Crisis Response Coordinator
Rhoda is a Virginia transplant, coming to the Shenandoah Valley from Ohio to attend Eastern Mennonite University, where she studied art education. After over five years of working with Children's Services and Crossroads Counseling Center, Rhoda joined the Collins Center in 2009 and fills a variety of roles, including serving as the primary forensic interviewer for the Child Advocacy Center and the graphic designer for the agency. Rhoda is an experienced advocate for victims and their non-offending family members, and has helped grow the organization's crisis program to offer more comprehensive, accessible services to victims. In her current role as Crisis Response Coordinator, Rhoda conducts on-site forensic interviews, provides and coordinates advocacy, accompaniment, and crisis services, and oversees print and digital media for the agency. Her skills as an artist have led her to create a successful art therapy group that she co-leads with Collins Center therapists. Rhoda is currently enrolled in the Masters in Restorative Justice program through the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding at Eastern Mennonite Univeristy. Outside of the Collins Center and school, Rhoda's passions include creating art, international traveling, hiking, running, and anything else that takes her outside.