Board Members

Lorraine Whoberry

Founder / Executive Director
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Lorraine Reed Whoberry, a wife, mom, now a grandmother, is the founder and executive director of the S.T.A.C.I.E Foundation, and associate pastor of New Hope Ministries and Sharing Hope Center. The S.T.A.C.I.E. Foundation was inspired by Lorraine, 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.

“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

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.

Darie Adams, MSW

Board Director

Darie Adams is a Family Financial Advocate BCMH at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital.

John Miller

Board of Director

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 Committe, Winton Place Youth Center Board of Directors, and the St. Bernard Parish Pastoral Council. John was elected to the S.T.A.C.I.E. Foundation board of directors, July 2015.

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Paula Bussard

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.

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