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. www.rosebrooks.org.