Meet Our Team

Lisa Alexander M.S.

Founder

Executive Director

 

Lisa founded Stand Up Survivor in 2015 as a result of surviving domestic abuse in her first marriage.

 

She has Bachelor's degree in Psychology and a Masters's in Counseling Psychology.

She is currently a doctoral candidate completing her research on Domestic Violence and the Church. 

She has combined her experience, education, and passion to create a platform and organization where people can find answers, hope, healing, and the courage to Stand Up for themselves, their children, and their future.

Yetzenia NegronBA-NMCM  

President

Yetzenia is an administrator of federal grant funding at Orange County's Housing and Community Development Division.

 

Ms. Negron has 10 years of experience as a Certified Domestic Violence Advocate.

 

She's a graduate student at the University of Central Florida, pursuing a Master's in Public Administration and is a member of the Hispanic Heritage Committee of Greater Orange County.

Marshalle Lockhart MS. Ed, MSHS, CLC

Vice-President

Marshalle has a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of West Indies, Jamaica, a Masters from Purdue University, and a Masters from Nova Southeastern University.

 

She is a Curriculum Specialist for English at Broward College. Throughout her career in education, she has dedicated herself to student achievement, program and curriculum development and management, and utilizing data-driven instructional practices. She is passionate about helping others succeed.

Ginnelly Carrasco

Ginnelly Carrasco MSW

Clinical Director

Ginnelly is an alumnus of the University of Central Florida for both her undergraduate and graduate studies. She has worked in the nonprofit sector for 12 years, and she has a passion for serving and advocating for marginalized and disenfranchised populations.

 

She believes that it's part of her mission and purpose to help those who want to heal, then pay it forward and help others heal, healing the world one person at a time.

Jasmine Giebenrath M.S.

Secretary

Jasmine has a B.A. in English and an M.S. in Counseling Psychology. She is a former teacher who currently works in the defense training industry.

Jasmine supports Stand Up Survivor's mission in any way she can, and loves seeing survivors thrive as they become free from domestic violence. She is happily married and has two amazing children.

Abu Patel

Board Member

Abu has a Bachelor's in Criminal Justice and Risk Management. His passions consist of domestic violence awareness, feeding the community, and helping those in need. He believes that together we can change the world.

 

He is currently a bodily injury liability adjuster. He is happily married and appreciates his life and family. 

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Rachel Scheutz
Program Coordinator

Rachel earned her Bachelors degree in English from Virginia Tech. She continued her education there and earned her Masters in Curriculum & Instruction. From there, she went on to become a middle school English teacher.

She joined our staff in July 2020 and has used passion for helping others, and her desire to continue learning, to help further Stand Up Survivor's mission and vision. 

In her spare time, she enjoys baking, reading, taking walks with her family, and teaching spin classes.

Gracie Da Silva-Parrett
Levantarse Sobreviviente Program Coordinator

As a survivor of domestic violence, and having witnessed and assisted survivors of  abuse for over  11 years, Gracie was determined to make a change. She went back to school and became a  Social worker to better assist survivors of abuse. She earned her Bachelor’s degree  at the University of Central Florida and presently is going on to complete her Master's of Social Work.

 

Currently, she is a case manager/Domestic Violence Advocate at Stand Up Survivor working  specifically with the Hispanic and Latino community through their Levantate Sobreviviente program. Gracie is trilingual in English, Spanish, and Portuguese.

Gracie’s passion for advocating for survivors of abuse is not only a passion--it is a commitment.