About Us

Our staff is professionally trained and has over 40 years of combined experience in the domestic violence field. IWH has helped residents and clients from over 50 countries on six continents. Our staff speaks over 11 languages and have access to translation services for 140 languages.

First Responders

IWH is a state-certified domestic violence/sexual assault center. We are available to assist first responders, such as police, fire and rescue, and healthcare professionals, as part of a multi-disciplinary team to ensure the safety and well-being of victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.

If you need additional information, contact (770) 413-5557

Our Board

Heather Beitz
Board Chair

CEO & Clinical Operations Director, iResearch Atlanta

Robert Sumners
Board Treasurer

Client Accounting Services (CAS) Supervisor
Bennett Thrasher, LLP

Sara Bass
Board Secretary

Attorney, Fisher Broyles

Cristina de Zulueta
Board Member

Marketing and Communications, Mimaki USA

Kirstin Testoni
Board Member

Marketing Manager, Arthritis Foundation

Zach Mitchell
Board Member

Director of Business Operations, iResearch Atlanta

Wes Gifford
Board Member

Financial Advisor, Dempsey Lord Smith LLC

Takita Green
Board Member

Supervising Investigator, Sexual Exploitation and Crimes Against Children Unit, Dekalb County District Attorney's Office

Joanna Helsby
Board Member

Deputy Chief of the Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Unit, DeKalb County District Attorney’s Office

Yolanda Mack
Board Member

Deputy of the Sexual Assault Unit, Fulton County District Attorney’s Office

Shondeana Morris
Board Member

Judge, Superior Court of Fulton County

Anna Blau
Executive Board Director /
Ex-Officio Board Member

International Women’s House

Our Staff

Anna Z. Blau, M.Ed

Executive Director

Laura M. Mora

Supervisor, Victims’ Services Unit

Sue Klein, MBA

Financial Administrator

Drea Williams

Victims’ Advocate

Azucena Monufar

Victim’s Advocate

Journey Habtemariam

Victim’s Advocate

Andrea Reyes

Shelter Manager

Lynn Tarnow

Volunteer/Outreach Coordinator

Cristina Mora

Weekend Shelter Manager

Roxana Thiers

Shelter Coordinator

Hannah J. Blau

Children's Advocate

Samantha Boyle

Overnight Shelter Coordinator