Core Staff

Yolanda Schlabach

Executive Director
Yolanda is a Registered Nurse, having worked in labor and delivery and N.I.C.U. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Leadership and Management from Regent University in 2004, then graduated from Liberty University with a Master’s in Human Services & Counseling. Yolanda attended the University of Maryland, earning a Certificate in Working with Survivors of Violence, Trauma and Torture. She is currently enrolled in a doctorate program for community counseling and trauma.

Yolanda served as a member of Delaware’s Human Trafficking Coordinating Council and Co-Chair of the Victim Services Committee form 2015-2017. She is the Founder of DelCAT—the Delaware Coalition Against Trafficking.

Yolanda has served as Executive Director of Zoë Ministries, Inc. since 2012, when the organization received 501©3 status. For the past several years, she has spent her time engaged in public awareness and professional training and education to bring the reality of human trafficking to the forefront in Delaware. The organization’s goal is to bring long-term housing and aftercare for trafficking survivors to DE.

Tammy Holland

Clinical Program Director
Tammy Holland currently serves as Clinical Counselor and Clinical Program Director for Zoe Ministries Inc. Tammy has been involved in sex trafficking efforts since 2013. Her experiences include working with Wellspring Living in Georgia, and Rahab Ministries in Ohio. She moved to Delaware in 2018 with her husband and two sons.

Tammy holds two master’s degrees, one in College Student Personnel, and the other in Professional Counseling. She has been trained and is certified in EAGALA. This is a psychotherapy model where horses play an integral role in the sessions. She also has a certification in trauma.

She has a deep desire to bring healing and hope to survivors of sex trafficking, and to help prevent the vulnerable from being exploited. She believes that healing happens in healthy relationships and through the power of the Holy Spirit.

Rachael Boyd

Program Director
Rachael Boyd serves as the Program Director for Zoë Ministries, Inc. After a long career in the healthcare industry, Rachael made the decision to follow her heart into serving others. She will graduate in May from City Vision University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with concentration in Nonprofit Management.
Before joining the Zoë team, Rachael served as the administrative assistant for a small, youth serving nonprofit in Cecil County, Maryland. She also held various positions at the local hospital before stepping away from the medical field.
Rachael has been an active member of her church’s missions’ team, visiting Haiti twice. She also served as a Sunday School teacher. Rachael is a wife, mother of three grown children, and grandmother of one grandson. She is a lifelong resident of Cecil County, Maryland.

Sharon Stevens

Education Director
Sharon Stevens currently serves as the Spiritual Director and Education Coordinator for Zoë Ministries, Inc., speaking to groups within churches and communities to bring sex trafficking awareness. She is trained in the Power Over Predators trafficking preventive curriculum, with a goal to present to every middle and high school throughout Delaware. Sharon, additionally, created the curriculum for Zoë’s Equine Mentorship Program, which she coordinates for youth, 12-17 years of age.

She has dedicated much of her life to teaching and mentoring youth, evident in her previous positions as a Psychology teacher and Community Group Facilitator at Delmarva Christian High School and Youth Leader at Slaughter Neck UMC. Sharon has served as Community Lay Director on the board of the Chesapeake Walk to Emmaus, of which she has been an active member since 1995.

In 1992, she earned a bachelor degree in education from Salisbury State University, followed by a bachelor degree in theology in 2015 from Christian World College of Theology.

Stephanie Kearns

Marketing & Social Media Director
Stephanie serves as the Marketing & Social Media Director at Zoë Ministries, INC. In addition to her work with Zoë, Stephanie serves at PODD church, as the Director of the Production Team, and serves on their Creative Team. She also serves at TLC church, as their bookkeeper.

Prior to joining the Zoë Team, Stephanie has held positions as an event coordinator at The Duncan Center, as the member care specialist at Breakthrough Personal Coaching, as a store manager at a retail store, and as an assistant teacher at a private academy.

Stephanie holds a Bachelors's degree in Behavioral Science from Wilmington University and has plans to return to complete a Master's in Marketing.

"You must do the things you think you cannot do."
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Renee West

Volunteer & Event Coordinator
Renee serves as our Volunteer & Event Coordinator. She oversees the onboarding and ongoing training of our volunteers. She also manages the planning of all Zoe events.

Prior to her work with Zoë, Renee worked as an Event's Coordinator and Administrator with Barclay where she worked for 12 years.

Support Staff

Monique Hampton

Outreach Specialist
Monique is a pastor and teacher. She has worked as public servant for over 15 years with the State Delaware. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree from University of Phoenix in Management.
She also has a Master’s Degree in the Biblical Studies from enLightened Bible Institute. She is the founder of Passage to Home transitional residency program.
Monique previously served as a board liaison, Executive Assistant to Deputy and Secretary of State in Delaware, and as Deputy Director of Boards & Commissions for the Honorable Jack A.
Markell.
Having been born into and reared up in a human trafficking environment, Monique’s desire is to bring awareness of human trafficking to others, especially youth. Her hope is that through awareness, our young people can avoid the traps of predators, so they can become the pre-destined people that God has called them to be.

Housing Staff

Courtney Mills

Courtney is a servant leader in her role at Zoë Ministries, Inc. She communicates the culture of serving clearly through effective training and on-boarding. Prior to joining Zoë Ministries, Courtney worked as a paralegal at the debt defense law firm, Mary Higgins, LLC. She has co-led a mission trip to El Salvador and empowered others to join in various volunteer events. She serves actively at Journey Church and loves the opportunity to meet new people, travel to new places, and laugh at inappropriate times.

Courtney earned a bachelor degree in Business Administration from Goldey Beacom College in 2018 and a certificate in Ministry Intensive Leadership in 2019.

“If I have seen further than others, it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants.” - Isaac Newton

Board of Directors

Debbie DiVirgilio

Debbie is a Certified Governance Trainer through Board Source and a Licensed Standards for Excellence Consultant. She has more than 25 years of experience serving in the nonprofit sector in a variety of roles including Board Member, Executive Director, Program Director, and Grant writer. Debbie is a nonprofit coach, consultant, teacher, facilitator and grant professional. Debbie holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Behavioral Sciences from Wilmington University and a Master’s Degree in Non-Profit Management from Regis University and a Master’s of Divinity from Liberty University. She is a Grant Professional Certified as conferred by the Grant Professional Institute and served on the Board of Directors of the Grant Professionals Association for eight years. Debbie is also a certified coach, teacher and speaker with The John Maxwell Team. She is a Credentialed Christian Nonprofit Leader through Asuza Pacific University. Most recently, Debbie completed the requirements to become a Certified Enneagram Coach. Debbie has two adult sons who are married to two beautiful women. She and her husband and their faithful golden retriever live in northeastern Maryland.

Fred Mast

CPA
Fred Mast is the office managing shareholder for Jefferson, Urian, Doane, and Sterner, PA, a local public accounting firm. He graduated from the University of Delaware with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting degree in 2002, and immediately began working in public accounting. Fred obtained his Certified Public Accounting (CPA) license in 2004.

Fred has lived in Sussex County, Delaware his entire life, and serves on several local boards of directors, including Nanticoke Health Services, Inc. and Southern Delaware Tourism, the state tourism agency for Sussex County, Delaware. He also serves on several local non-profit finance committees, as well. Fred is involved in local youth sports, the leadership at his church, and enjoys doing life with his wife and three children.

Paul Stock

Paul is the Executive Vice President of the Excellence Academy at Delaware Alliance for Nonprofit Advancement (DANA). His career spans more than twenty-five years in senior management positions in for-profit and nonprofit organizations. He has operations and quality management experience having run a direct fulfillment program supplying custom configured computers for Hewlett Packard to their enterprise customers in the United States. Paul is lean, six sigma certified, and has an extensive process development and improvement experience as a consultant and employee. Additionally, he has organizational development expertise, is a certified Myers-Briggs Type Indicator practitioner and served as a coach and leadership development instructor at Prison Fellowship’s Leadership Development Institute. He taught strategic planning for Prison Fellowship’s Eastern Region where he served as Executive Director for the Mid-Atlantic Region for seven years. Paul developed the Good to Great Strategic Planning model for DANA’s 2015 DANA Fellowship Program. Paul has worked with and developed local boards in Virginia, Maryland, and Delaware. Stock received his B.A. from the University of Virginia and a Masters of Divinity and Masters of Theology from Trinity International University in Deerfield, Illinois.

Louis Raath

Louis currently serves as the Global Business Leader for the Industrial Dry Filtration business unit at W.L. Gore & Associates. His professional experience in multiple business roles includes new business development, product management, strategy and business leadership.
During the past two decades his career has gifted him the privilege of working in a multicultural environment that has taken him across the world, engaging with nationalities and business opportunities on all continents. This experience helped him realize how similar the core needs of all human beings are, no matter where they are from. This created a passion in him to see individuals develop, grow, and fulfill their God given potential.
He has the ability to weave the individual strengths and contributions of team members into alignment with a common goal and drive towards the fulfillment of an organization’s vision. Louis, his wife and three children, all born and raised in South Africa, relocated to the USA in 2012 and now reside in Pennsylvania. He holds an MBA from Herriot Watt University in Scotland and a Masters in Chemical Engineering from the University of Pretoria in South Africa.

Faren Brown

REALTOR
Faren graduated from Liberty University, earning a Bachelor of Science in Psychology with an emphasis in Life Coaching. She is a licensed realtor for the State of Delaware and an active member of Sussex County Association of Realtors. Faren and her family are entrepreneurs, owning businesses ranging from lawn care to design and property renovations. Serving predominately Kent and Sussex Counties, her passion reaches beyond the businesses to the people she serves. Faren believes every person is called to freedom and whether it is sitting down in a coaching capacity or working on a renovation, her heart is to move others closer to that freedom. Faren has a limitless desire for growth and continued learning--always changing and always aspiring to be better than yesterday.

Faren was born and raised in Delaware where she lives with her Air-Force veteran husband and their three children. Together they enjoy the outdoors and lots of laughter.

Presenters


What is Human Trafficking?

"Human trafficking is modern-day slavery and involves the use of force, fraud or coercion to obtain some type of labor or commercial sex act; or, commercial sex involving a person under 18 years of age."- U.S. Department of Homeland Security