Dr. Debra L. Stanley
Executive Director

Anne Milun Litecky

Program Manager

Cherie Peay

Program Coordinator


Dr. Heather L. Pfeifer

Dave Thomas

Dr. Gabriela Wasileski 

Dr. Mel de la Cruz

Debbie Bradley

Certification Coordinator 

Francis Beirut Poblete


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                                                                      SUMMER SESSION IS VIRTUAL

                                                                                                                                             June 5-9, 2023  

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From our hearts to yours, a BIG offering of thanks to crime victim service providers, including Roper Academy Alumni Association (RAAA) who continue to bring             comfort and calm to the lives of crime victims and their families, as well as kindred support to one another.                                                                                                                                                                                                                          ~ Wishing everyone peace and good health!

Creating Ties That Bind

The purpose of the RAAA (formerly, The Victim Services Professional Network [VSPN])  is to provide a vehicle by which Alumni may assist in the attainment of the goals set forth by the Academy. As such the goals of the Alumni Association are:

  1. To build a network for victim service providers.
  2. To establish a mentoring program for Association members, to include victim service providers new to the field as well as seasoned providers.
  3. To assist with identification of training needs at both the basic and advanced levels.
  4. To expand and enhance the level of professionalism within the victim services field.
  5. To establish non-profit status for the Association

As such, the Alumni Association has created a set of committees designed to support these goals. A description of each committee is listed in the left-hand column.  RAAA welcomes the active involvement of its members and as such is always looking for more Alums to serve on these committees so they can share their talents and knowledge with their fellow peers.


The Alumni Association would not be where it is today without the devotion of a select group of individuals who volunteered their time to help create the Association and subsequently serve on its Executive Board as Officers, and supporting members.

For their never-ending dedication to the Alumni Association, we offer our sincerest thanks …

Michelle Lee (Class of 2011) Co-Chair (2021 - 2023)

Theresa (Terrie) Lewis (Class of 2015)  Co-Chair (2021-2023)

Kim Vasco (Class of 2004) – Founding President , 2004-2006.

Beverly Brooks (Class of 2004) – Founding Vice-President, 2004-2005.

Jessica Dickerson (Class of 2004) – Founding Secretary, 2004-2008.

Bonnie Robertson (Class of 2005) – Vice-President, 2005-2006; President, 2006-2008.

Bob Ertter (Class of 2005) – Board member, 2005-2006.

Debbie Bradley (Class of 2005) – Vice-President, 2006-2009

Cherie Peay (Class of 2004) – Founding Treasurer, 2004-2009

Valda Rotolo (Class of 2004) – President, 2008-2009

Linda Fair (Class of 2006) – Co-Chair (2009-2012)

William A. Griffin (Class of 2008) – Co-Chair (2009-2012)

Dianna Abramoski (Class of 2007) – Treasurer (2009-2012)

Alicia Davis-Johnson (Class 2007) – Secretary (2008-2012)

Did you know the Alumni are on Facebook

Search for “Roper Victim Assistance Academy,” then ask to join our group! It’s a great way to stay connected with your fellow alum, and to be able to share information with one another …

Class of 2019 (winter)                      


Dear fellow alums,

              As an alumni,  your involvement in the ROPER ACADEMY ALUMNI ASSOCIATION (RAAA)

is needed now more than ever! 

Join us at an upcoming RAAA Board meeting,

or send us a comment, question or suggestion.

We would love to hear from you!

Please email Michelle Lee at  

       ~ Most sincerely,

                    RAAA officers and members at large


meetings are open to all RAAA alumni

AGENDA ITEMS:  Coming Soon!   

2023 MEETING DATES: February 1, April 5, June 7, August 2, October 4,  and December 6
MEETING TIME:  1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

LOCATION:  virtual unless otherwise stated (RSVP Required for Link & Password)

MEETING LINK & PASSWORD: Check your email!  or Contact Naomi (below)  

CONTACT: Naomi Taffet, officer at


On behalf of of the Roper Academy Alumni Association, 
we proudly introduce and congratulate 
our NEW  2023-2025 Executive Board Members!

Co-Chair - Sharon DiMaggio
Co-Chair - Shardal Rose
Treasurer - Jessica Foster
Secretary- Naomi Taffet

J. Sean Delehant
Audra Hill
Alexandra Laughlin-Beard
Fatima Lewis
Denise Marcell Camp
Michelle Lee
Terrie Lewis
Robin Washington
LeCresha Washington

Rebecca Wise