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 year, GYL Night Out.

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 Nicole Berg at nberg@genesisshelter.org or 214.389.7701.


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

2021-2022 Board President

Brittany Dunn

Michael Anorue
Serene Ateek
Tamara Boozell
Brandy Brasfield
Anna Grace Carey
Camie Carlock
Melody Chambers
Kathleen Childs
Heather Cole
Caitlin Conner
Rachel Crooks
Teddy Daniels
Pete Dattolo
Holly Dozier
Amy Foxman
Nick Gaumer

Kelsey George
Jessica Giraudon
David Green
Guy Griffith
Nicole Griffith
Alyssa Gross
Cortney Haygood
Brownlee Hopkins
Greg Hopkins
Megan Hughes
Kylie Jennings
Justin Jennings
Emily Johnsen
Stephanie Kirkbride
Michael Lefko
Maverick Lezar

Matt McKee
Elizabeth Pittman
Andrew Porteous
Krista Porteous
Dalton Potts
Emily Potts
Jordan Rolfe Stimpson
Jessica Rolls
Brooke Roshell
Lauren Sanderson
Adrienne Santaularia
Joe Santaularia
Ty Stimpson
Ally Van Deuren
John White
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.