Women's Crisis Center names new Executive Director

Christy Burch was named Executive Director of the Women’s Crisis Center on July 1, succeeding Marsha Croxton who is retiring. Burch has served as Director of Prevention at WCC for the last five years.

 

“Christy’s experience and enthusiasm for our mission to end domestic violence, rape and sexual assault is powerful,” said WCC Board Chair Casey Flick. “Christy is well respected for the work she has done, and continues to do, across our area and the state.” 

 

Burch also founded Your Story is My Story Inc., a consulting company dedicated to creating social change through art, advocacy, and activism.  Prior to WCC, Burch worked as Director of the University of Kentucky’s Violence Prevention Center, the birthplace of the Green Dot Violence Prevention Strategy.  Burch also worked as a training administrator for KCADV and has consulted for rape crisis centers and domestic violence programs across Kentucky.

 

WCC was established in 1976 as the Rape Crisis Center of Northern Kentucky to provide a 24-hour crisis hotline, crisis intervention, advocacy, community education, counseling, and support services for rape survivors. In 1979, its name changed to reflect additional services being provided to battered women and their children.



WCC's service area includes 13 counties in Northern Kentucky. In addition to operating the only two state-certified residential domestic violence shelters within these counties, WCC operates six outreach offices located in Carrollton, Covington, Hebron, Maysville, Vanceburg and Williamstown, KY.