Starting in 2012, the NVRDC founders sought to create an organization to create a seamless network of referrals and services to all crime victims.

Network for Victim Recovery of DC empowers victims of all crimes to achieve survivor defined justice through a collaborative continuum of advocacy, case management and legal services.


NVRDC is motivated by three guiding principles:

1. The belief that survivors of crime must have a welcoming place to go in order to learn of their rights and enjoy a supportive and empowering environment as they process their experiences and determine how to respond to the crime;

2. The commitment to a holistic model of victim services to assist victims of all types of crime; and

3. The understanding that research has affirmatively shown that legal services provided with supportive counseling and case management services provide a greater benefit to survivors who are participating in the civil or criminal justice process.

NVRDC doesn’t do this alone. The staff reaches out to community-based organizations, faith-based communities, law firms, businesses, government agencies to get assistance. By strengthening DC’s safety net for crime victims, NVRDC assists in rebuilding families, communities, and the nation’s capital.

NVRDC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization; Federal ID #45-4888353.


Our Core Values:

NVRDC emphasizes self-determination and client-centered service for our clients and staff—our role is to provide tools and resources with which individuals can do for themselves.

NVRDC values community-driven innovation and resourcefulness. Seeking input from the community, we support our staff in ventures to think “outside of the box” to better serve our clients and community members. We recognize that staff, clients, and communities are pools of resource and catalysts for change.

NVRDC recognizes the importance of non-profits being transparent and accountable to staff, clients, and community. Through open and healthy communication, NVRDC promotes honesty, integrity, and flexibility to engage in the mission.

NVRDC values diversity in its many forms. We are committed to reflecting the community within and tailoring our services to meet the unique needs of all crime victims, regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, immigrant status, sexual orientation, or ability.

NVRDC emphasizes and values an inter-disciplinary approach to addressing the needs of our clients, within the organization, and through our referral process.

Sustainable Passion
NVRDC runs on the energy of our mission-driven services and passion. We actively promote self-care among our clients and with our clients. We dedicate ourselves to operating sustainable and efficient programs by collaborating with partner organizations, being fiscally sound, and building and maintaining community support.

NVRDC’s mission requires us to ensure for our clients that our partners and system-based agencies are accountable to our community and the populations that are entrusted to serve. Additionally, NVRDC values our own integrity in the community which requires us to maintain a reputation of honesty and transparency. This is achieved through holding staff, leaders, our board, and other stakeholders accountable to our mission and vision.  


Advocacy & Case Management

Nikki Charles Co-Executive Director

Nikki Charles
Co-Executive Director

Lindsey Silverberg Director of Advocacy & Case Management

Lindsey Silverberg
Director of Advocacy & Case Management

Cierra Clark Case Manager

Cierra Clark
Case Manager

Sarah Foster Case Manager

Sarah Foster
Case Manager

Leise Gergely Senior Case Manager

Leise Gergely
Senior Case Manager

Kris Klassen Case Manager

Kris Klassen
Case Manager

Rochelle Kwan Case Manager

Rochelle Kwan
Case Manager

Sara Melgarejo Assistant Case Manager

Sara Melgarejo
Assistant Case Manager

Audrey Meshulam Case Manager

Audrey Meshulam
Case Manager

Jess Sturgess Case Manager

Jess Sturgess
Case Manager


Legal Advocacy

Bridgette Stumpf Co-Executive Director

Bridgette Stumpf
Co-Executive Director

Matthew Ornstein Co-Director of Legal Services

Matthew Ornstein
Co-Director of Legal Services

Kristin Eliason Co-Director of Legal Services

Kristin Eliason
Co-Director of Legal Services

Kiera Bloore Staff Attorney and Legal Intern Coordinator

Kiera Bloore
Staff Attorney and Legal Intern Coordinator

Naida Henao Staff Attorney

Naida Henao
Staff Attorney

Charlotte Keenan Staff Attorney

Charlotte Keenan
Staff Attorney

Ruth Perrin Staff Attorney

Ruth Perrin
Staff Attorney

Jabeen Adawi VLNDC Project Coordinator

Jabeen Adawi
VLNDC Project Coordinator

Maggie Schmidt Staff Attorney

Maggie Schmidt
Staff Attorney

Ashley Morse Elder Justice Fellow

Ashley Morse
Elder Justice Fellow




Special Projects

Merry O'Brien Grant Administrator and Elder Justice Coordinator

Merry O'Brien
Grant Administrator and Elder Justice Coordinator


Board Members

Ryan D. Guilds, Chair
Counsel, Arnold & Porter LLP

Marc Filer, Treasurer
Forensic Accountant, Pricewaterhouse Coopers

Amit Juneja, Secretary
Associate Director, Fortigent

Blair Decker
Pro Bono Counsel, Hogan Lovells

Christopher Ekimoff
Director, Financial Advisory Services, 
Resolution Economics Groups LLC


Jack Fleming
Senior Digital Communications Associate,
The Education Trust 

Jane Lee
Attorney, U.S. Department of Justice

Monica McHugh
Director of Operations & Finance, Every Voice Center

Liam Montgomery

Miranda Petersen
Program and Policy Director, Protect Our Defenders

Open Positions

NVRDC seeks an energetic, and entrepreneurial Sustainability and Communications Manager to lead and grow NVRDC’s outreach and fundraising efforts.

This individual will be an innovative self-starter, resourceful, highly organized, a team player, a critical and analytical thinker, self-reflective and self-aware, and open to growth and learning. The ideal candidate will be committed to working with people from diverse cultural, linguistic, economic, educational, and vocational backgrounds to demonstrate NVRDC’s dedication to social justice and access to justice for all victims of crime in DC.

This position will report to NVRDC’s Co-Executive Directors while spearheading the development and implementation of NVRDC’s fundraising and communications strategies. As a new position in the organization, the selected candidate will have the opportunity to build and grow the organization’s development and communications strategies at NVRDC.


The majority of the Sustainability and Communication Manager’s time will be spent on refining and carrying out NVRDC’s Sustainability Plan that includes strategies to implement development and communications efforts that include cultivation of existing and new donors, coordinating and ensuring completion of all grant writing efforts, and oversight of NVRDC’s external and internal messaging.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Execute NVRDC’s annual development plan; 
  • Support NVRDC’s Co-Executive Directors in securing financial support from individuals, foundations and corporations;
  • Develop and maintain a comprehensive donor database;
  • Coordinate with NVRDC’s outreach staff on their work related to NVRDC’s communications and messaging strategies;
  • Manage NVRDC’s social media content strategies by overseeing staff responsible for day-to-day social media engagement;
  • Provide oversight to NVRDC’s Outreach and Communications staff in ensuring consistent messaging internally and externally;
  • Oversee the planning and promotion of NVRDC’s annual events and giving campaigns;
  • Support NVRDC’s Co-Executive Directors in developing and maintaining ongoing relationships with major donors;
  • Creating and executing a strategy for a large sustained base of annual individual donors;
  • Support NVRDC’s Co-Executive Directors in board engagement and training related to fundraising and communications;
  • Supporting NVRDC’s Co-Executive Directors in other related tasks necessary to ensure the success of the organization’s giving and communications goals. 


This position requires a self-starter who works well independently and as a team player. Specific skills and background must include:

  • BA (required) PR, Strategic Communications, Marketing or related field
  • At least 2 years of experience supporting and implementing fundraising and/or strategic communication efforts for an organization.
  • Experience managing a cohesive digital media content strategy;
  • Strong oral and written communications skills;
  • A reputation for integrity, dependability and professionalism.

Start Date: May 22, 2017

This is a full-time, (40 hours per week) FLSA exempt, at-will position. Compensation range: $55,000-65,000. NVRDC offers a competitive benefits package including paid-time off, medical and dental care coverage, and retirement plan options with an employer match.

NVRDC is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against employees or applicants for employment on the basis of an individual’s race, color, religion, creed, sex, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, or status as a victim of sexual or domestic violence or stalking, or any other status protected by applicable federal and District of Columbia laws. Reasonable accommodations are available to qualified applicants upon request. Auxiliary aids and services are available in alternative formats.

Interested candidates should apply by submitting a cover letter, resume and three references to Bridgette Stumpf, by May 1, 2017. All inquiries related to this position should be submitted to Bridgette Stumpf via email to


Sustainability and Communications Manager