Board of Directors | Staff Leadership

TESSA's Board of Directors as of October 2014

Diana May, President
Whitney Luckett, Vice President
Anne Markley, Secretary
Clarissa Hobson, Treasurer

Christina Baker
Howard Black
Shannon Gerhart
Cheryl Lewis
Shirley Martinez
David McCone
Bob McDonald
Marnie Melius
Molly Miles, Immediate Past President
Dr. Jeff Oram-Smith
Di Thompson, MD


Ms. Staci Woods | Controller

With TESSA since 2006

Ms. Woods has spent 14 years working with agencies who serve victims of Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault. After receiving her BA in Psychology from California State University, Long Beach Staci began her career in direct-services but soon began to utilize her statistical and financial acumen to support agency stability and efficiency. During her 8 years at TESSA, Ms. Woods has worked in special events, resource development, and finance. Most recently she was promoted to Controller and now oversees financial strategy and planning for the agency.   

Ms. Becky Treece | Development Director 
With TESSA since 2015

Ms. Treece has extensive experience working within the nonprofit sector in Colorado, primarily around poverty, women’s equality and empowerment, and social justice issues. Prior to joining TESSA, she spent three years as an independent consultant assisting nonprofits and special interest groups with communications and development strategies. Ms. Treece holds a B.S. in Public Relations from Northern Arizona University.


Ms. Angela Hackett | Safehouse Manager
With TESSA since 2010

Ms. Hackett is passionate about combatting all forms of oppression and providing hope and healing to victims of trauma. This passion inspired her to educate the community on healthy relationships and measures of inclusivity.  Angie presented at the 2013 Colorado Advocacy in Action Conference, 2012 Domestic Violence Academy, the 2011 Colorado Organizations for Victims Assistance (COVA) conference, and the 2011 Domestic Violence Summit.  In addition, she is a certified trainer for the bystander intervention program known as GreenDot™ and sits on the Board of Directors for the Colorado Coalition against Domestic Violence (CCADV).  She holds a B.A. in Communication and is currently pursuing her graduate degree in Non-profit Management. 

Ms. Brandy Lockhart | Advocacy Program Manager
With TESSA since 2014

Ms. Lockhart has 13 years of experience in program management and direct services. For the last 10 years Ms. Lockhart has worked specifically with nonprofit organizations, providing specialized advocacy and clinical support to a variety of at-risk populations. Brandy earned her undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs and an MA in Clinical Counseling from the University of Northern Colorado. She holds several professional certifications and has served on the Board of Directors for a number of community agencies in the Pikes Peak region. Ms. Lockhart chose her professional trajectory based on a desire to empower and equip women and families with the tools and skills to live holistic and more peaceful lives.



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