Meet The Team

RHONDA COOK

Client Care
Representative

Rhonda Cook, MSW brings to Anafiel House over 25 years of social work experience in a variety of settings with diverse clients. As a social worker, Rhonda understands the role of advocates and posses the skills necessary to facilitate change. As the Client Care Representative for Anafiel House, Rhonda assists client in identifying those services required to meet their needs. Rhonda is a warm, open, encouraging, and direct, believing that healing is a collaborative endeavor that requires honest caring without judgement. This philosophy makes Rhonda an integral part of the Anafiel House team.

MARK WARNER

Executive Director

Mark Warner is the founder and Executive Director of Anafiel House, guiding new advocates in the field of Intimate Partner Violence and overseeing the background details of the organization. Mark hails from Northern Michigan but has been a permanent fixture in North Georgia for more than a decade. Mark is a seasoned technical communicator with more than 20 years of experience in Information Technology. Mark currently holds a master's degree in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from Adler University. Mark believes that no survivor of Intimate Partner Violence should be left to face the challenges of recovery alone. It was his unshakable drive that saw Anafiel House go from a concept to an incorporated nonprofit organization. Mark has found his life's passion in service to his community and plans to continue fostering and growing Anafiel House as his lasting legacy.

CALLORA PEARCE

Office Manager

Callora Pearce brings to Anafiel House over 30 years of administrative & managerial skills, hospitality, as well as providing exceptional customer service. With these skills and her personal experience, combined with being a survivor herself, Callora understands the importance of the support needed to empower and encourage survivors during difficult times.

ANNA COYLE

Administrative
Assistant 

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Anna Coyle is a current social work major at Chattanooga State Community College. She began volunteering for Anafiel House in October of 2020 and was hired shortly after. Anna is originally from Dalton, Georgia but has been living in Ringgold for almost two years. Her passion for the social work field and empowerment of survivors stems from growing up in a violent household. Her ultimate goal is to seek justice for all families who have been affected by IPV.

JAMES KAY

Grant Writer

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James Kay is our grant writer who has been with us since February of 2021. James is originally from Dalton, Georgia but currently resides in Denver, Colorado. He graduated from Dalton State College in 2018 with a bachelor's in business management and a minor in entrepreneurship. He is now in pursuit of his MBA in nonprofit management from Shorter University. James has experience with starting up his own business, as well as managing a local nonprofit. James has a passion for helping those in need, as well as assisting nonprofits in the growth of their organizations.

Our Board Members

SIMONE PURNSLEY

Vice President
Board of Directors

Info to soon follow

ROBERT BELL

President
Board of Directors

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Info to soon follow

SARAH STEELE

Secretary/Treasurer
Board of Directors

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Info to soon follow

Our Volunteers

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Tool Belt

John Johnson

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Vintage Camera

Anna Blake

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On the Desk

Heather Bryson

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Gardener

Sylvia Kirby

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Tool Bench

Kenneth Meyers