TPD Captain Named BOD's President
For Refuge House
September 25, 2013
The Refuge House serves all people affected by domestic violence and sexual assault across the eight counties of the Big Bend. Refuge House offers support and resources to people who have been hurt by abuse or violence. Refuge House also offers guidance and encouragement for families and friends worried about a daughter, sister, child, or parent. They also meet with churches, professional groups, workplaces, and clubs to talk about how they can help prevent domestic violence and sexual assault in the community. The mission the Refuge House is to provide direct services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, and to their children and families, as well as to work to eliminate such violence through community education and public advocacy.
The Tallahassee Police Department's Captain Joani Chase has been named the Board of Directors President for 2013 and will serve as the Refuge House completes its 35th year as a member of our community. Captain Chase will wear many hats as the BOD's President including:
- Serving as the Agency’s Representative.
- Presiding over all meetings of the Board of Directors.
- Ensuring proper oversight of the organization.
- Safeguarding financial accountability.
- Promoting excellence within the organization.
Tallahassee Police Chief Tom Coe offered his congratulations to Captain Chase saying, “TPD is proud to have Captain Chase serving our community. TPD is honored to be a part of such an important organization and we support the efforts of the Refuge House. We are committed to, and will work every day to end all forms of domestic violence and sexual assault in Tallahassee.”
David Northway, Public Information Office, (850) 891-4255