Jan 25, 2023

New executive director set to take reins of KCSDV

Posted Jan 25, 2023 7:00 AM
Michelle McCormick
Michelle McCormick

News release

TOPEKA — Michelle McCormick, LMSW, will join the Kansas Coalition Against Sexual & Domestic Violence, Topeka as its new Executive Director. Her first day with KCSDV is Feb. 20.

“We are delighted to welcome Michelle as the next leader of KCSDV,” said Carol Ruth Bonebrake, president of the KCSDV Board of Directors. “Michelle’s experience demonstrates her dedication to serving victims and survivors of sexual and domestic violence, which is the core of KCSDV’s work.”

The Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence is Kansas’ leading statewide voice for victims and survivors of sexual and domestic violence. KCSDV works to prevent and eliminate sexual and domestic violence through a statewide network of programs providing support and safety for all victims of sexual and domestic violence and stalking, with a primary focus on women and their children. KCSDV was founded in 1982. The nonprofit is in Topeka, Kansas.

McCormick has a background in victim advocacy and intervention with deep experience working with and serving survivors of domestic and sexual violence. She joins KCSDV from the Office of the Kansas Attorney General, where she was the Director of the Victim Services Division and the Victim Rights’ Coordinator. She has a Bachelor of Science in Sociology from Emporia State University, and a Master of Social Work from the University of Kansas.

McCormick takes the reins from longtime Executive Director Joyce Grover who led KCSDV for 11 years. Grover announced her Feb. 3 retirement in November 2022.

“The Board believes Michelle brings a strong vision of growth for KCSDV’s mission and future programs. We are looking forward to working with her,” said Bonebrake.

For more information about KCSDV, visit its website at https://www.kcsdv.org.