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Kate Hanger, Executive Director, CA

As the Victim Assist Helpline and Human Trafficking Infoline Coordinator, Ms. Hanger provides victims of crime with much needed resources and support. Kate has more than 15 years of experience working for nonprofit organizations in the Richmond area, specifically in community outreach and education. She received her BS in Psychology from Virginia Commonwealth University and studied Counseling at Marymount University. Kate is a city girl living the country life with her husband and two daughters.


Dina Blythe, Homicide Survivor Support Group Coordinator

Ms. Blythe is honored to work with all the great victim/witness personnel and mental health clinicians around the state to coordinate support group services for co-victims of homicide. Dina has worked in the human services field for 20+ years, specializing in prevention and direct services to domestic violence and child abuse survivors.


Natalie Dunn, Volunteer Coordinator

Natalie received her BSW from Virginia Commonwealth University and her MSW from the University of Kentucky. She has experience working with intimate partner violence and sexual assault survivors, emergency psychiatric services, and started out at VVAN as an intern. Natalie is committed to providing a thorough, meaningful, and individualized intern/volunteer experience. When she isn’t working, you can find her living in the mountains, volunteering at the local fire & rescue station, and gardening with her boyfriend and cat.

Erin Jackson

Erin Jackson, Finance & Office Manager

Mrs. Jackson is thrilled to join the Virginia Victim Assistance Network as the Finance & Office Manager. Erin has a wealth of administrative and financial experience both professionally and as a volunteer. She has held various Executive Administrator roles for a variety of non profit organizations. In addition, for many years she volunteered as a PTA Treasurer and Chairperson. In her spare time you can find Erin hanging out with her husband and two children or on a beach soaking up the fresh air.

Robyn Sordelett

Robyn Sordelett, Project & Training Coordinator

Robyn Sordelett, M.S.W. has varied experience as a clinical social worker and as an advocate for trauma-informed care and violence prevention in multiple settings, including the criminal justice system, youth-serving organizations, and through legislative advocacy. As the ICJR Coordinator, she works with allied partners to strengthen local and regional responses to better serve survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence. Robyn has a BA from the University of Richmond and received her Master of Social Work from the University of Southern California. Robyn lives with her husband and three children on their farm in rural Virginia.