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


Marsha Probst President
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

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

Cody Benson
Executive Director, Washington Coalition of Crime Victim Advocates
1st term end 2018

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

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

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

Andrew Yurick
Attorney, Woodbury, NJ
1st term ends 2016