Board Members

Lorraine Whoberry

Founder / Executive Director
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Lorraine Reed Whoberry, a wife, mom, and grandmother, is the founder and executive director of the S.T.A.C.I.E Foundation, Sharing H.O.P.E. Center http://www.sharinghopecenter.org and associate pastor of New Hope Ministries http://www.newhopeministries.org.

The S.T.A.C.I.E. Foundation was inspired by Lorraine in 2001, who survived a brutal attack on her daughters in 1999, which took the life of Stacie (for whom the foundation is named) and her younger daughter Kristie, who survived the attack.

Lorraine finds hope and healing by reaching out to other victims. She chose to overcome the aftermath of the offender’s decimation by focusing on the positive attributes and making positive differences in her community and across the Nation. As an impact speaker, she discusses topics that include accountability, consequences, hope and forgiveness from a victim’s perspective. She teaches on forgiveness at a level that few of us can even comprehend.

Lorraine serves on the Ohio Interstate Compact Juveniles State Council https://www.juvenilecompact.org/midwest/ohio since 2013. Lorraine received training as a National Community Crisis Response Team Member through the Ohio Victim Witness Association in partnership with the Attorney General’s Office and serves as a volunteer on the Ohio Crisis Response Team. Lorraine became a volunteer Victim Awareness Facilitator with the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections in 2011. Lorraine serves as a volunteer Victim Offender Dialogue Facilitator since 2012. Lorraine is a member of the Tri-State Trauma Network organization.

“The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock.” Matthew 7:25

 

Richard Whoberry

Board Director
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Richard is a follower of Christ Jesus, a devoted husband to Lorraine and her #1 supporter. He is the father of two beautiful daughters, stepdad to Kristie, and a grandfather. His has a passion for prison ministry and often shares his testimony of 20+ years of sobriety. He spends his spare time restoring classic, vintage and antique cars. Richard has served on the S.T.A.C.I.E. Foundation board of directors, since October 2007.

Darie Adams

Board Director
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Darie Adams is a Family Financial Advocate BCMH at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. Darie has served on the S.T.A.C.I.E. Foundation board of directors, since 2009.

John Miller

Board of Director
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John Miller, a veteran, honorably discharged in 1993, served in the United States Army. John is a graduate of Muskegon Community College having studied Political Science, and Michigan State University majoring in Political Theory  and Constitutional Democracy, holds certifications in loss mitigation, financial counseling, and foreclosure intervention and default counseling. John is the father of his only son,  Isaac Miller, who was tragically murdered at the age of 14. In addition to a lifetime of public service, John shares an experience as a parent of a child lost to violence and through his tragedy brings both a deep compassion to promote awareness of the impact of victimization, and community intervention. John served on the Walnut Hills Community Council Safety Committee, Winton Place Youth Center Board of Directors, and the St. Bernard Parish Pastoral Council. John serves as Committee Chair for the Annual Isaac Miller Memorial Fundraiser. John  was elected to the S.T.A.C.I.E. Foundation board of directors, July 2015. 

Debra Love

Board of Director
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Debra has been a practicing Licensed Social Worker for the past ten years.  Debra studied social work at Xavier University and completed her Master’s Degree at Northern Kentucky University recently in 2016.  Debra’s passion is for youth where she has been a youth therapist and serves as a youth mentor and board member of the Avondale Youth Council.   Debra has a colorful career in which she has practiced in various capacities establishing strong community partnerships in the Cincinnati Social Service community.  In 2013 she was the recipient of the Shining Star Award in her first year of employment with an area real estate developer and in 2016 was nominated by community residents for outstanding community leadership.  Debra was elected a board member of the S.T.A.C.I.E. Foundation board of directors in 2016.

Paula Bussard

Board of Director
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Paula Bussard is no stranger to helping people find solutions to their challenges. With degrees in psychology, counseling, communications and education, Paula has worked for more than thirty years in companies, ministries, and para-church organizations to encourage the broken hearted and help those trapped by challenges to become free and fulfilled.

Currently, Paula co-pastors New Hope Ministries with husband Larry is a proud mother of two grown children, Christa and Jonathan, and delights in her grandchildren, Nathan and Lauren.

For info on New Hope Ministries, visit www.ComeToNewHope.com, The Sharing H.O.P.E. Center www.sharinghopecenter.org and for Neighborhoods Embracing Transformation, www.Time4NET.org

Paula was elected to the S.T.A.C.I.E. Foundation board of directors, July 2016.