Break the Cycle Staff
Cristy Chung - Director Training & Technical Assistance
Sarah Colomé - Training & Technical Assistance Program Manager
Annika Gifford - Senior Director of Programs
Khalisa Jacobs - Senior Director of Communications and Development
Quincy O’Neal - Operations Manager
Tonjie Reese - Youth Programs Coordinator
Amy Sánchez - Chief Executive Officer
Alex Scott - Staff Attorney
Rachel DeLadesmo - Social Media Campaign Coordinator
Board of Directors
Jennifer Kuhn is the President of our Board of Directors. She is an innovative attorney with twenty years of experience developing collaborative solutions to help individuals and organizations meet their goals. Currently, Jennifer is the Senior Corporate Relations Manager for Allstate Financial where she provides strategic communication counsel to Allstate Financial senior leaders to drive the company's operating strategy, enhance employee engagement and lead holistic communication efforts across the company. Jennifer created The Allstate Foundation's Domestic Violence Program which focuses on building financial independence for domestic violence survivors and has reached over 100,000 survivors. In 1991, Jennifer obtained her Juris Doctorate from Chicago-Kent College of Law. Working as an Assistant States Attorney in Cook County, Illinois, Jennifer specialized in domestic violence prosecutions and assisted in the creation and development of the first-ever Domestic Violence Division. In 1999, she served as staff to the President Clinton's National Advisory Council on Violence Against Women in the creation of a comprehensive manual detailing the accomplishments of the violence against women movement and making recommendations for future action. Returning to Illinois, Jennifer served as Chief of the Crime Victim Services Division for Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan for four years before joining Allstate. Jennifer is a single mother of an energetic 14-year-old son, Connor.
Rachel Barchie Rachel Barchie is an experienced litigator with a passion for nonprofit work. Since March 2015, Rachel has been Executive Director of the Moss Foundation, the family foundation of Jerry and Ann Moss. Rachel is currently helping the Moss Foundation to define its mission, vision, and funding areas in order to maximize the impact of the Foundation's philanthropic giving. Rachel was previously a partner with Greenberg Glusker Fields Claman & Machtinger LLP, where she handled cases in a variety of subject areas, including employment, entertainment, intellectual property, real estate and general business litigation. In September 2008, she was honored by the State Bar of California with the "Distinguished Pro Bono Service Award" for her work representing a transgender, HIV-positive asylum seeker from Mexico. Rachel's involvement with Break the Cycle began in the summer of 2003, when she was a law intern in BTC's Los Angeles office. Rachel subsequently helped start the Break the Cycle Young Professionals group, before joining the Board in August 2010. Rachel received her B.A. from Scripps College and her J.D. from UCLA School of Law. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband Greg and their daughter, Lucy.
Dionne Smith Coker-Appiah, PhD is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Georgetown University School of Medicine. She received a PHD in Psychology at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, a Master’s degree in Counselor Education at Wake Forest University, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology at the University of Virginia. She completed a psychology internship at The Ohio State University and completed postdoctoral training at Johns Hopkins University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Coker-Appiah has been a faculty member in the Department of Psychiatry since 2008.
Jonda K. Martin is the President and Owner of Cable Data Corporation, a data collector on cable systems’ statements of accounts filed with the Licensing Division of the Copyright Office. During her 25 years of working at CDC, she has actively been involved in all aspects of the company, including research, data-entry, report generation, data analysis and administration. Jonda received a Bachelor of Science/Business Administration degree from American University in Washington, D.C., with concentrations in international business and management of information systems. She has also received a MBA from University of Maryland. On a semi-annual basis, Jonda testifies as an expert witness before the Congressional Copyright Royalty court (formerly known as the Copyright Arbitration Royalty Panel (“CARP”) regarding data collection and data analysis methodologies as it pertains to the distribution of copyright royalties paid by cable and satellite companies.
Jane Randel is a social responsibility consultant and a co-founder of NO MORE, (nomore.org). Ms. Randel is currently serving as a consultant to the NFL and NASCAR as they look to address issues of domestic violence and sexual assault within their organizations as well as in service to the public at large. Ms. Randel was Senior Vice President of Corporate Communications and Brand Services at Kate Spade & Company. She led corporate, business and crisis media relations, managed the annual report and oversaw internal communications, including the corporate intranet. Ms. Randel spearheaded Love Is Not Abuse and served as the Chair of the Board of Directors of the Fifth & Pacific Foundation (now the Kate Spade & Company Foundation) until December 2014. She is a member of the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape/National Sexual Violence Resource Center’s Honorary Board and the immediate-past President of the Board of the Corporate Alliance to End Partner Violence. In 2005, Ms. Randel was named one of 21 Leaders for the 21st Century by WomensEnews; in 2006, she was included on the Crain’s New York Business list of “40 under 40;” in 2009 she was honored by the Girl Scout Council of Greater New York for her work on teen dating abuse; and in 2012 she received the Hero with a Heart Award from the Joyful Heart Foundation. Ms. Randel also co-authored an award winning paper, “Coming into the Light: Intimate Partner Violence and Its Effects at Work” with Anne O’Leary-Kelly, Emily Lean, Carol Reeves of the University of Arkansas School Department of Management at the Sam M. Walton College of Business. Ms. Randel is a graduate of Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut and lives in New Jersey with her husband and three sons.
Kyle P. Schneberg is a civil litigator who represents individuals from all manner of social, cultural and financial backgrounds. He focuses his practice on the areas of Elder and Dependent Adult Abuse and Personal Injury. Kyle received his Juris Doctor degree from the Pepperdine University School of Law and Bachelor of Arts degrees from the University of Southern California. He joined the Board of Directors for Break the Cycle in 2013. His relevant experience includes serving indigent victims of domestic violence for several years through the Los Angeles County Bar Association Domestic Violence Project.
Vince Rotonda has worked with some of the most established companies, in a career that spans over twenty five years in the entertainment business including: Ryan Seacrest Productions, DreamWorks, Castle Rock, Spelling, Viacom, Comcast, Columbia TriStar, Relativity Television and Sony Pictures. In addition, he has produced several hundred episodes of television for multiple networks including ABC, NBC, Fox, MTV, VH1, E, Food Network, History Channel, TLC and the Style Network. Vince has a long standing history of activism but his passion for the domestic violence movement comes in part from his two teenaged daughters, Chloe and Eden.
Brian Singer is the Controller at jetAVIVA, a private firm that specializes in providing personalized sales, brokerage, customer acceptance, delivery, and pilot services specifically tailored to those in the market for light, single-pilot turboprops and jets. jetAVIVA has completed more than 600 aircraft sales around the world, and the company, with a half-billion dollars worth of sales, is the number-one light jet sales organization in the world—and one of the top five brokerage firms. As Controller, Brian manages all aspects of jetAVIVA's financial, accounting, legal, and human resource affairs. Specializing in both accounting and finance, Brian relies daily on his technical experience in the fields of budgeting, financial modeling and analysis, reporting, statistical analysis, cash-flow forecasting and GAAP compliance. Prior to joining jetAVIVA, Brian served many years as Controller for Western Golf Properties, a golf course management company overseeing properties from coast-to-coast. Brian graduated from the University of California, Irvine with a degree in Political Science with an emphasis in Public Law and Game Theory.
Melissa Siegel Barrios graduated from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in 2012 with a two Bachelor's degrees, one in Political Science and one in Sociology. She co-created and formerly coordinated the LoveSpeaksOut Speaker's Bureau on Teen Dating Violence in Charlotte. Melissa is also the former Chair of the national youth advisory board for loveisrespect, which promotes healthy relationships and influences prevention of dating abuse nationwide. As an Information and Education Coordinator for Mecklenburg County Community Support Services, Melissa is planning prevention and outreach efforts for teen dating violence with an emphasis on healthy relationships. She also coordinates efforts with other community organizations as part of the Teen Dating Violence Awareness Committee to strive to encourage healthy relationships throughout the Charlotte-Mecklenburg community.