NOVA’s Board of Directors is comprised of up to fifteen elected members committed to the mission of championing dignity and compassion for those harmed by crime and crisis.

Marsha Probst President & Treasurer
Director, Victim Assistance, Park City, UT
1st term ends 2015

Sandra McGowan, Vice President for Administration
Chief (ret.), State of New Jersey Office of Victim Witness Advocacy, Huntingdon Valley, PA
2nd term ends 2017

Rose Torgerson, Secretary
Director of Training at the Washington Coalition of Crime Victim Advocates
1st term ends 2016

Andrew Yurick, Member-At-Large
Attorney, Woodbury, NJ
1st term ends 2016

Hon. Tim Jeffries, Immediate Past President
Founder, P7 Enterprises, Scottsdale, AZ
2nd term ends 2017

Salvatore N. Barranca, VP Business Development
Graphtec, Inc., Jessup, MD
Term ends 2016

Cody Benson, Executive Director
Washington Coalition of Crime Victim Advocates, Olympia, WA
1st term ends 2018

Jim Cranston
Co-Founder & Principal Consultant
LawVision Group, Dallas, Texas
Term ends 2016

Bilenda Harris-Ritter
Attorney, Ritter Law, Maumelle, AR
1st term ends 2017

Patricia A. Payne, Consultant for Non-Profit Organizations
Willow Grove, PA
Term ends 2016

Frances Pellicia, MD
The Children’s Hospital at Saint Peter’s University Hospital, Brunswick, NJ
2nd term ends 2015

George Sylvestre
Purdue Pharma, L.P.
First term ends 2017

Jude Vajda, Crime Survivor and Financial Advisor
Merrill Lynch, Boston MA
Term ends 2016

Brendan Williams
Associate General Counsel, National Association of Professional Employer Organizations
1st term ends 2018