Marathon Shores, Fla – The Domestic Abuse Shelter, Inc. (DAS) Board of Directors today announced the hiring of Sheryl Schwab, MS, LMHC as the agency’s new Executive Director. In making the announcement, DAS Board Chair Jennifer Powell said, “Sheryl is an experienced leader having served in several of the state’s certified domestic violence centers. Her commitment to domestic violence survivors and their children is evident in her passion for our important work.”
Schwab began her career in the domestic violence services arena at Women in Distress of Broward County. In her 14 years, she served in numerous position ranging from Director of Training and Education, Director of Outreach Services, and Director of Programs and Services. Most recently, she served as Director of Victim Services at Peace River Center. Powell said, “The knowledge and skills that Sheryl brings to DAS is vast and will be an incredible asset to survivors, their children, our allied partners, in fact to our entire community.”
In addition to her work at the local and community level, Schwab has been involved statewide through her service on the Board of Directors of the Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence (FCADV). She has served on numerous councils, committees and caucus throughout her career all with the focus on providing resources and services for survivors of domestic violence and working to create social change.
In accepting the position as Executive Director at DAS, Schwab said, “Today is a highlight in my career, I am incredibly excited to begin working with the DAS Board of Directors, our community partners and survivors of domestic violence as we take the next steps together. I believe together we can create the social change necessary to make a lasting impact for survivors and their children and for our entire community.”
DAS is Monroe County’s only certified domestic violence center and provides critical life-saving shelter, services and programs to survivors. If you are in fear or want help for a family member or friend in fear for their safety, please call the toll-free confidential Florida Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-500-1119 for assistance, advocacy and support.