Sarah Gyorog.

Transition House, a 42-year-old Cambridge-based agency addressing domestic violence intervention and prevention, said Monday that Sarah Gyorog would be its next executive director, starting Saturday.

Gyorog joins Transition House from the Center for Women in Transition, a St. Louis, Missouri, agency for women in the criminal justice system, where she has been program director since 2009.

“Transition House is a leader in the field and a beacon of hope for people experiencing violence. I look forward to leveraging our team’s skills and resources to bring about the end of domestic violence with a trauma-informed social equity focus,” Gyorog said in a press release.

She succeeds Risa Mednick, who led Transition House starting in 2008. Under Mednick’s leadership the organization completed and extensive shelter renovations; tripled in budget and doubled in staff; increased housing capacity; and developed partnerships leading to the creation of the Community Support Partnership and the Cambridge Domestic and Gender Based Violence Prevention Initiative, the organization said.

“Risa has been a great visionary leader,” said Bill Stanton, chairman of the organization’s board of directors. “We are all grateful to have had Risa directing the organization over the past 10 years and now look forward to a new chapter with Sarah leading the way.”


This post was written from a press release. 

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