Sue Aebischer, Executive Director

Ms. Aebischer began at House of Ruth in 1991 as the Shelter Director and was promoted to Program Director in 1994, a position she held until May, 2005 when she became our Executive Director. Active in the field of domestic violence since 1979, Ms. Aebischer oversees the administration, programs, and strategic plan of the organization.


Sharon McGrath-Gold, CFO

Ms. McGrath-Gold has been a part of House of Ruth for over 20 years. She manages the financial and risk management operations, human resources, information technology, facilities, and government contract compliance. Prior to joining our staff, she served as Board President.


Pat Bell, Director of Development

Ms. Bell has been with House of Ruth for 10 years, and manages all fundraising, communication and public relations for House of Ruth. She brings a tremendous amount of experience to our agency, having worked in the corporate sector for more than 25 years.

Melissa Pitts, Director of Programs

Ms. Pitts has worked at House of Ruth for 17 years and oversees all programs of the agency. She is responsible for program compliance, efficacy, and ensures that quality services are provided to each client. She supervises 2 full-time Program Directors and 2 full-time Program Managers.