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Executive Team


Sarah Porter

Executive Director

Sarah Porter became Victory Programs’ Executive Director in December 2019.  She initially joined the agency in 2013 as Director of Programs and was promoted to Chief Operations Officer in 2015 before stepping into the role of Interim Chief Executive Officer in 2018.

Before joining Victory Programs, Sarah held leadership roles with various organizations in California and Massachusetts with services for children, families, neighborhoods, and communities including positions at Larkin Street Youth Services, Hamilton Family Center, Cambridge Family and Children’s Services, and Kaya Children International.

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Christopher Lawrence

Chief Financial Officer

Melinda Giovengo

Chief of Programs

Saffron Jaggan

Chief Human Resources Officer

Taylor Morley

Chief Operating Officer

Kelly Whalen

Chief Development Officer

Division Directors

Rich Baker

Deputy Director of Prevention

Elizabeth Blackstone

Director of Residential Recovery Services

Kathy Crehan

Director of Strategic Initiatives

Shauna Helton

Deputy Director of Development

Laura Holton

Deputy Director of Residential Recovery Services

Ashley Platt

Deputy Director of Housing

Tammy Simmons-Dixon

Director of Housing

Virginia Vincent

Deputy Director of Low-Threshold Housing

Meg von Lossnitzer

Director of Prevention