Dionne Coleman | Executive Director

Dionne “Dee” Coleman has spent the last 7 years of her career working in the nonprofit sector, in both state and local levels, in various project management, marketing and development roles. In the early 2000’s, after learning about the horrific realities of human trafficking, Dee set out to find ways to help build awareness through personal research and volunteering at local agencies including an A21 Campaign chapter in Southern California. Dee is a graduate of Denver University and is currently pursing her masters in Global Business Management. She is a member of the Greater Orlando Human Trafficking Task Force. Dee finds the passion for her work in educating the Central Florida community about the realities of human trafficking. She finds it a great honor to work on behalf of the women in our community that have been sexually trafficked.

Jenny Brodnax | Program Manager

Jenny started at Samaritan Village as a dedicated volunteer in 2014, and came on staff summer of 2015 as our full time Program Manager. She has more than 30 years experience in the corporate world, but was called into jail ministry in retirement and has dedicated her life to women in hard situations. Jenny, or “Mama Duck” as our residents call her, spends her days managing our residents’ schedules, coordinating with volunteers, and ensuring that each of our residents is receiving the one-on-one care she needs.

Caroline Austin | Business Operations Manager

Caroline came on board with Samaritan Village May 2017. She is a graduate of Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw, Georgia with a Bachelor’s of Science in Human Services. Caroline is very passionate about the mission of Samaritan Village and made the move from Atlanta to Orlando to become a part of the team. She now works with all of our wonderful volunteers, oversees our undergraduate interns, and creates marketing materials to spread the word of Samaritan Village to members of our community.

Rachel M. Russell, LMHC | Clinical Director

Rachel is a Florida state Licensed Mental Health Counselor, a National Certified Counselor, and a Qualified Supervisor. She earned her Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Palm Beach Atlantic University and her B.A. in Sociology from University of Central Florida. Rachel leads demand reduction efforts on the Greater Orlando Human Trafficking Task Force and has worked in private practice and community agencies with women and teens who have experienced sexual trauma. Her diverse life experiences have provided insight and passion for those who are hurting, therefore she considers it a privilege to support others as they walk through their own healing and experience the abundance of what God has planned for them.