Offering SHELTER and HOPE amidst the storm

Our Staff

Gina, Executive Director

Gina is our Executive Director and has been with Safe Harbor since December 2009. She is a graduate of Northern State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Speech Communication. Gina is very excited about the new direction Safe Harbor is taking and hopes that we can make a big impact in all the communities we serve. Gina enjoys spending time with her family and friends, running, cooking and baking.

LaVonne, Assistant Executive Director

LaVonne is our Office Manager and has been with Safe Harbor since November of 2009. She and her husband moved here from Ashley, ND. She has 2 grown children and 2 grandchildren. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends. LaVonne also enjoys motorcycling, camping, water skiing, and cooking.

Debbie, Kids Konnection Coordinator

Debbie is our Kids Konnection Coordinator and has been employed with Safe Harbor since November of 2002. She finds the position to be a very exciting one and needed one. Debbie advocates for children and their parents to be part of each others’ lives while one parent or both are working on adult issues through the Department of Social Services and/or through the Legal System. She is currently the President of the SD Chapter for the SVN, also currently the Secretary of The Aberdeen Area Child Protection Team and The Multidisciplinary Team Member of which both advocate for Children’s Safety and well being.

MacKenzie Gerth, Rural Advocate

Andrea Kost, Shelter Coordinator

Kids Konnection Monitors

Brianna Acosta

Brianna is a third year student at Northern State University planning to graduate in May of 2019. Brianna is working towards acquiring her Bachelor’s degree in Spanish and her Bachelor’s degree in Sociology. She has been volunteering with us since 2011. In 2017 Brianna joined Safe Harbor Kids Konnection as a Visitation Monitor. She says she is grateful for all the opportunities that she has been given by the amazing staff at Safe Harbor and she hopes to one day be able to provide resources and help everyone that walks in the door.  Brianna enjoys coffee, spending time with her kids, and anything Christmas related.

Jessie Balliet

Hannah Kraft

Mariah Uhler

On Call Advocates

Sarah Breitag

Gwen Tietz

Shelter Advocates

Latika Meyer

Rikki Quintero