Our Staff


Sara Niemi
Executive Director
sniemi@pavsa.org
218-726-1442

Vanessa Lebens
Development and Operations Coordinator
vlebens@pavsa.org
218-726-1442

Katy Eagle
Attorney
eagle@pavsa.org
218-348-2611

Meghan Gantz
Legal Advocacy Coordinator
mgantz@pavsa.org
218-348-2261

Paula Morton
Systems/Advocacy Coordinator
pmorton@pavsa.org
218-726-1442

Anna Spielmann
Outreach Advocate
aspielmann@pavsa.org
218-726-1442

Erin Naughton
Volunteer Coordinator
enaughton@pavsa.org
218-726-1442

Kaitlyn Tillman
Therapist, LGSW
ktillman@pavsa.org
218-726-1442

Kate Taylor
Therapist
ktaylor@pavsa.org
218-726-1442

Em Westerlund
SANE Coordinator
emwesterlund@pavsa.org
218-726-1442
Alisha Blazevic
Lead SANE
alisha@pavsa.org
218-726-1442

Mel Alvar
Safe Harbor Northeast MN Regional Navigator
alvar@pavsa.org
218-726-1442

Sue MacDonald
Accountant
accounting@pavsa.org
218-726-1442

Mary Faulkner
SAKI Site Coordinator
mfaulkner@DuluthMN.gov
218-730-5452

Sam Madsen
SAKI Victim Advocate
smadsen@DuluthMN.gov
218-730-5445

Makoons Miller-Tanner
Liaison Advocate
mmiller-tanner@pavsa.org
218-730-5517