Betty Dell Williams: Executive Director
She has been employed with The Refuge in victim services since December 2002.  Assumed the Executive Director’s position in June 2006. Main Responsibilities: Oversee the day to day operation including grant management, fiscal accountability and executive duties but provides services and support to clients as needed.  Certified for assisting with TPO’s in 4 judicial circuits.
Nina Gunter: Shelter Manager
Began working as a shelter advocate in August 2014. Assumed the Shelter Manager position in May of 2015. Responsible for day to day operation of the shelter and supervises shelter staff.  Provides services and support to clients.  Plans and facilitates structured support group meetings for adults.
Tammy Harden: Assistant Shelter Manager
Began working as a shelter advocate in December 2004. Assumed the Assistant Shelter Manager position in October of 2009.  She is a Case Manager for clients that work during the day. Responsible for night to night operation of shelter and supervises night shelter staff.  Provides services and support to clients.
Gail Summerset: Night Shelter Advocate
Began working as a shelter advocate in July of 2004.
Susan Wortman: Child Advocate
Marsha Hardiman: DV TANF Assessor/Outreach
Sandra Reyes: Bilingual Legal Advocate
Denise Swain: Weekday Housemother
Leann Warren: Administrative Assistant to Executive Director
Dawn Scarboro: Emanuel County Outreach Advocate
: Weekend/Relief Shelter Advocate
Maureen Copeland: Shelter Advocate/Relief Advocate
Contract with through Telehealth
Kelly Stuckless: Volunteer Coordinator
Kelsey Buff: Weekend/Sexual Assault Advocate
Heather Williams/Sexual Assault Coordinator

Seanna Jones LPC, NCC, M.S Ed.: DV and SA Therapist

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Mailing Address

PO Box 853

Vidalia, GA 30475

912-538-9935 Vidalia Office

478-268-9156 Swainsboro Outreach Office

912-216-3898 Sexual Assault Center

The Refuge Domestic Violence Shelter, Inc. does not discriminate against individuals or group on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex or disability.  If you believe you have been the target of discrimination, you have the right to file a civil rights complaint.  Information on how to file a civil rights complaint can be found on the Office of Justice Programs website ( or by contacting the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council at 404-657-1956

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“This project is supported by VOCA Sub-Award No. C19-8-176 administered by the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council and awarded by the Office for Victims of Crime. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication/program/exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office for Victims of Crime or the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council.”