A publication of the Kentucky Center for Public Service Journalism

Christy Burch named executive director of Women’s Crisis Center; founder of Your Story is My Story

Women’s Crisis Center, a non-profit agency committed to leading the community in the social change needed to end domestic violence, rape, and sexual abuse, has named a new Executive Director.

Christy K. Burch, formerly Women’s Crisis Center’s Director of Prevention and founder of Your Story is My Story Inc., began as Executive Director on July 1st.

Christy Burch

“Christy’s experience and enthusiasm for our mission to end domestic violence, rape, and sexual assault is powerful. She is well respected for the work she has done, and continues to do, across our area and the state.  Women’s Crisis Center is fortunate to have Christy Burch as our next Executive Director,” says Casey Flick, WCC Board Chair.

Burch has worked to integrate and expand the violence prevention efforts throughout Women’s Crisis Center for the past 5 years.  She is also the founder of Your Story is My Story Inc., a consulting company dedicated to creating social change through art, advocacy, and activism.  

Prior to becoming the Director of Prevention at WCC, Burch worked as Director at the University of Kentucky’s Violence Prevention Center (VIP), the birthplace of the Green Dot Violence Prevention Strategy.  Burch also worked as a training administrator for the Kentucky Coalition Against Domestic Violence (KCADV) and has consulted for rape crisis centers and domestic violence programs throughout the commonwealth.

“For the past 20 years, I have witnessed thousands of survivors claim their voices and access healing services. I have experienced the hope of community after community, person after person, one small dot at a time. I believe we are changing the culture around violence and Women’s Crisis Center is at the forefront of that change.  I honor the hard work and strong foundation set and am full of energy, dedication, innovation, and vision for the future of this critical community agency”, Burch said.

Burch succeeds Marsha Croxton who has served at WCC Executive Director for the past 7 years.

“It has been a true honor to have had the opportunity to work with a dedicated staff, an engaged board of directors and collaborative community partners as we have served victims of interpersonal violence.  I am excited at the progress we have made to provide more trauma-informed services to the individuals who seek our assistance. Intervention has been the heart of everything we do, but prevention has become our passion. I look forward to the day our crisis services are no longer needed and I believe that Christy will help us achieve this transformation,” says Croxton.

Women’s Crisis Center (WCC) is a 501(c)(3), nonprofit social service agency committed to leading our community in the social change needed to end domestic violence, rape, and sexual abuse.  Services are provided confidentially and at no cost to our clients. To learn more visit www.wccky.org.

Related Posts

Leave a Comment