Emily Ornelas, CPA - Treasurer

Emily McCauleyMs. Ornelas is a Certified Public Accountant and member of Book and Associates, CPAs, in Dover, Delaware since 1991. She has a Master’s of Science in Organizational Leadership, a Bachelors and Associates degree in Science in Accounting.  Ms. Ornelas is a member the Delaware Society of Accountants and the American Institute of Public Accountants (AICPA.) 

A Texas native, Ms. Ornelas relocated to Delaware in 1982. She is active in community organizations, such as Victim’s Voices Heard. While supporting many causes over the years, her main focus is collecting donations for the food bank and contributing to foster children programs.

Grace Guan

Grace.WebMs. Guan is a licensed attorney in Pennsylvania and New Jersey and currently works as associate general counsel for an investment company in Delaware. She is a first-generation Chinese American, having moved to the United States from China when she was thirteen. She has been living in Delaware since 2001. Ms. Guan has a bachelor degree in biology from University of Delaware and Juris Doctor degree from Delaware Law School.

Ms. Guan completed the severe violence dialogue program in 2013 and has since been involved with Victims’ Voices Heard as a guest speaker for the Impact of Crime on Victims program.

Crystal Heath

Crystal.WebMs. Heath is a clinical therapist with a client-centered philosophy. She has more than 15 years of experience in the human services field, working with adults, youth, children and their families. Areas of focus are trauma and other behavioral health challenges individuals may face.

Ms. Heath holds a Masters’ of Science degree in Mental Health Counseling from Walden University and a Masters’ of Science degree in Health Services Management from New School University. She is a Board Certified Human Services Practitioner and a Certified Multi-Systemic Therapist.

Ms. Heath's son, Edwin, was murdered on May 13, 2015.  This loss and her experience as a survivor fuel her passion for our work, and gives her empathy for other survivors.

Tara Smith

sherylTara Smith came to Victims' Voices Heard as an intern in April 2019. She joined the board in September of the same year.

Tara was born and raised in Laurel, Delaware. She holds a BA in Interdisciplinary Studies (Philosophy and Sociology) from St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York and an MA in Liberal Studies from St. John’s College in Annapolis, MD. In May of 2020, Tara completed a second Master's Degree in Conflict Analysis and Dispute Resolution at Salisbury University in Salisbury, Maryland. She continues to develop her skills in mediation, facilitation, and leadership.

Trish Bachman

Trish BachmanTrish Bachman, GPC, is a nonprofit professional with a people-centered approach. Trish owns The Write Stuff Delaware, a grant consulting business that serves small to midsize nonprofits. Recognized by the Grant Professionals Association as a Grant Professional Certified, she is an Approved Trainer, and founding member of the Delmarva Chapter. Trish is a published author of peer-reviewed journal articles on the topic of burnout.