January 11, 2021 (Redding, CA) – After more than 18 years of dedicated and tireless service to One Safe Place (OSP) and its vision to create “a community free of domestic and sexual abuse,” Angela Jones is resigning her position as Executive Director.
In her letter to the Board of Directors, Angela wrote, “I feel overwhelmingly honored to have worked the last 18 years in leadership positions positively impacting the lives of families and our community. It has been an incredible journey creating new programs, assisting victims, and supporting their growth, just as it has been gratifying mentoring staff and supporting their growth to reach their full potential.” She continued, “As wonderful and meaningful as it has all been, the time seems right for me to move on to the next chapter of my life and career. I will continue to be an ambassador for OSP in the community and will find new ways to continue to support the organization.”
When asked about this transition, Dr. Stephen Campbell, current President of the Board of Directors said, “I first met Angela more than 15 years ago standing in the tiny entrance of what was then the Women’s Refuge Center. Since that time, it has been an incredible honor to work with her and watch her grow in her own way as a leader, even as One Safe Place grew with her. She will be deeply missed, but we are so grateful she will still be in our community, and we wish her nothing but the very best in her new endeavors.”
During Angela’s tenure at One Safe Place, she was instrumental in the merger between the Women’s Refuge and the Family Justice Center, the building and completion of the Sierra Center, and helping to lead the organization to the strong entity it now is in the community. Some other notable milestones throughout her leadership term were the institutionalized use of ACEs, protective factors, and resiliency at OSP; the Change the Culture campaign that engaged community awareness of OSP’s mission and encouraged bystander engagement; and her collaboration with Dr. Dugan and the District Attorney’s Office/Kert Rulofson (former DA Investigator) to found the first of its kind Strangulation Clinic on-site at One Safe Place.
Angela will be transitioning to a completely new field, taking on the role of Mortgage Loan Originator for Axia Home Loans. Her final day as Executive Director will be March 5, 2021.
The Board of Directors has already begun the process of managing the transition period and searching for a new Executive Director. They are committed to making sure One Safe Place won’t miss a step in fulfilling its mission to provide intervention and safety to a community affected by family violence and sexual abuse.