Meet Rose Brooks Center’s New CEO



Available for Immediate Release
From:  Rose Brooks Center
Date: June 10, 2021

Media Contact: Director of Marketing
Scott Mason,

After Nation-Wide Search Rose Brooks Center Names New CEO

Lisa brings to the role of CEO an impressive 30 years of service to Rose Brooks Center, with 19 years as Chief Operating Officer.


Kansas City, Missouri, June 10, 2021 — After a nation-wide search, the board of directors and selection committee are excited to announce that current Chief Operating Officer, Lisa Fleming, will assume the role of Rose Brooks Center CEO following Susan Miller’s retirement in July. Board President and selection committee member John Lathrop, expresses his sincere confidence after the search brought in a large number of applicants. “Lisa has been one of the key leaders in our organization for many years. She has all of the abilities needed to continue our rich legacy of care and compassion for survivors of domestic violence. We could not have picked a better person to lead Rose Brooks as we move forward.”

Lisa brings to the role of CEO an impressive 30 years of service to Rose Brooks Center, with 19 years as Chief Operating Officer. Ms. Fleming has demonstrated the ability to translate vision, philosophy, and the survivor’s voice and choice into the strategic design and implementation of nationally recognized domestic violence prevention and intervention services. Her collective history of leadership also offers a strong foundation of executive oversight in key areas, including day-to-day operations, local and federal grant development/administration, budgeting and financial management, as well as program evaluation for local, state, and federal grants.

In a statement, Lisa expresses her excitement and gratitude. “I am incredibly honored to accept the role of CEO. I look forward to sustaining a legacy of survivor-centered advocacy and building upon the achievements of the last 43 years.”

Lisa deeply understands Rose Brooks Center’s strategic goals and was instrumental in creating its 2021-2024 strategic plan. With that in mind, Lisa will continue her ongoing leadership for integrating principles of accessibility, equity and inclusion, and trauma-informed care into policy and practice. Ms. Fleming’s work history, knowledge, and expertise will help carry Rose Brooks Center’s long legacy of providing the highest level of care for survivors of domestic violence and systems support for years to come.


Rose Brooks Center’s mission is to break the cycle of domestic violence so that individuals and families can live free of abuse. Rose Brooks offers emergency shelter for adults and their pets, including wrap-around comprehensive care, as well as community programming and violence prevention services. For those who are in an abusive relationship or need support, Rose Brooks is here to help you plan for safety or connect you to services. Please call our 24/7 hotline at 816-861-6100.

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Rose Brooks Center is about saving lives. Read letters from the CEO, stories about featured programs, and more here.

Bridge Program

Serving patients experiencing domestic violence in the safety of local hospitals and clinics.

Children's Programs

Offering a wide variety of services to support the emotional and physical well-being of children who are healing from domestic violence.

Community Training

Since 2001, Rose Brooks Center has been providing quality domestic violence education to the Kansas City community and beyond.

Court Advocacy

Advocating for and guiding survivors through complex court systems.

Economic Empowerment

Helping survivors repair the effects of economic abuse through credit repair, budgeting, and education.

Emergency Shelter

Providing a safe sanctuary where individuals, families, and pets are welcomed, wrapped in support, and can begin to heal.

Employment Advocacy

Employment Advocacy includes developing job interview skills, job search, and ongoing support to survivors in maintaining employment.


Providing confidential support, information, individual safety planning, resources, and more. The 24-hour Hotline is 816-861-6100.


Helping survivors find safe, affordable housing and gain economic stability within a safe home, free from violence.

Onsite Clinic

On-site medical and healthcare services within the safety of emergency shelter.

Pet Shelter

An on-site state-of-the art pet shelter for dogs, cats, and other family pets.

Police Advocacy

Providing advocacy services for victims of domestic violence and education for officers to improve victims safety.

Project SAFE

A school-based violence prevention program working to end the cycle of domestic violence by providing support to youth dealing with violence at home or communities.


Stories about our incredible volunteers and the work they do to support our mission.