Our Staff

Michelle Beyer
Executive Director

Emily Meinhart
Chief Operating Officer

Melissa Gilbert-Crano
Program Director

Gina Thornsley
Program Director


Trina Pittman   
Respite Coordinator

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Samantha Anderson

Ali Alspach
Assistant Respite Coordinator

“Healing does not mean the damage never existed. It means the damage no longer controls our lives.”

“Our wounds are often the openings into the best and most beautiful part of us.”

ASCEND offers six Support Groups and Classes for Adults 18 and over every weekday!