When young men and women stand together, there’s no limit to what we can do.

Genesis Young Leaders


Founded in 2001, Genesis Young Leaders (GYL) is a group of young professionals who share a commitment to ending domestic violence in our community.

The mission of GYL is to eliminate family violence through volunteerism, education and community awareness. Members volunteer monthly with the children staying at our shelter, attend educational events and networking happy hours, and host one of the cornerstone events of the winter season, the GYL Masquerade Ball.

Genesis Young Leaders are advocates and educators who believe that if we all work together the spread the same message, we can put an end to domestic violence.

Join today by signing up below. Questions? Contact Elizabeth Corley at ecorley@genesisshelter.org or 214.389.7714.


Be a leader in your community and take a stand against domestic violence.



Be a leader in your community and take a stand against domestic violence.

Genesis Young Leaders Board of Directors

2020-2021 Board Presidents

Emily and Dalton Potts

Michael Anorue
Serene Ateek
Tamara Boozell
Camie Carlock
Melody Chambers
Caitlin Conner
Hannah Dempsey
Brittany Dunn
Majd Ello
Amy Foxman
Kelsey George
Jessica Giraudon
Alyssa Gross

Jason Harlan
Virginia Hock
Brownlee Hopkins
Greg Hopkins
Michelle Jacobs
Emily Johnsen
Rohit Kandimalla
Michael Lefko
Maverick Lezar
Matt McKee
Rachel Oleksiak
Melissa Panella
Lindsay Pistor

Scott Pistor
Madeline Roeder
Jessica Rolls
Brooke Roshell
Hope Sanders
Adrienne Santaularia
Jordan Rolfe Stimpson
Ty Stimpson
Sarah Turpin
Ally Van Deuren
Christian Wright

It’s time to set an example for our generation and stand up against domestic violence.

A Patron Membership refers to a regular membership with an additional monetary donation. The added contribution is used to provide life-changing services to the 3,700 women and children who rely on Genesis each year.

You may join at any time of the year! Our membership drive is always open.