Kelly Vates

Kelly Vates

Executive Director

Kelly is the Cofounder and Executive Director of Fair Haven Rape Crisis Center and a Survivor, Thrivor & Overcomer of sexual violence  and exploitation.

Kelly is a recovery vetern, visionary, published author & national presentor on sexual trauma. She has a passion for people as well as dogs and is a Certified TDI Handler for Fair Haven’s Certified Therapy Dog- Aspen.

Kelly has a strong background in both management, entrepreneurship and serves her Heavenly Father with her whole heart.

Rebecca Alvarez

Rebecca Alvarez

Becky started with Fair Haven in March of 2019.

She earned her bachelor’s degree in Human Resources from Purdue and her MBA from Keller Graduate School of Management.

Becky loves working with people and problem solving. Outside of work, she enjoys all things outdoors, watching her kids play sports, and dancing in the kitchen.

Shana Robertson

Shana Robertson

Education & Outreach Coordinator

Shana Robertson is Fair Haven’s Education and Outreach Coordinator who works towards eradicating sexual violence in the community through prevention and education.

Shana has a bachelor of liberal arts and social sciences and has received an Outstanding Service Award by the Indiana Coalition to End Sexual Assault for her prevention work.

Shana sees the beauty in all things, serves the Lord with with her whole heart and spreads whimsical fun wherever she can.

Becca Emerson

Becca Emerson

Anti-Trafficking Coordinator

Becca has been a part of Fair Haven since 2015. She received her Bachelors of Arts in Human Development and Family Studies from Purdue Northwest in 2016. She enjoys long drives with loud music, playing with her pups, and a good pepperoni pizza.

Sylvia Velasquez

Sylvia Velazquez

Direct Services Coordinator

Sylvia grew up in Chicago and has earned an Associates in Criminal Justice Degree from Purdue Northwest.  Sylvia enjoys eating a good deep dish pizza and  is an avid dog lover. She has really enjoyed working at Fair Haven and helping survivors on their road to recovery.

Natalie Boyd

Natalie Boyd

Assistant Direct Services Coordinator

Natalie has been a part of Fair Haven since November of 2018. She graduated from Purdue Northwest with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Foreign Language with a concentration in Spanish. She works predominately with the teen population. She enjoys watching Netflix with her family and hanging out with her crazy pup!

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Melissa Perkins

Administrative Assistant

Melissa started with Fair Haven in June of 2015. She earned her Associates Degree in Business Management from South Suburban College. In her spare time, Melissa enjoys crafting, camping & hiking with her family.

Helping Hands Together

Our Dedicated Staff

Fair Haven’s front line staff is comprised of 6 advocates who tirelessly work to provide support to survivors along their recovery journey and evidence-based, age appropriate prevention education to the community!  Fair Haven Advocates are committed to fulfilling our organization’s Purpose & Mission and are the heart of our agency.
Aspen the therapy dog


Our Support Animal

Working at Fair Haven since she was just 9 weeks old, Aspen has grown into a beautiful four-year-old Great Pyrenees/Golden Retriever weighing 100 pounds. She shares an office space with her handler and our Executive Director, Kelly Vates. When they are not working with clients, they are out in the community spreading awareness.