Thursday, December 30, 2021

Schuylkill Hope Center for Victims of Domestic Violence Announces New Executive Director

This week, the Board of Directors of the Schuylkill Hope Center for Victims of Domestic Violence, in Pottsville, announced that Ms. Amy L. Newton, has accepted the position of Executive Director following the retirement of Ms. Sarah (Sally) Casey as President/CEO. 

Newton, a lifelong resident of Lavelle, has an extensive history with the organization (previously known as Schuylkill Women in Crisis), beginning in 1998 when she assisted the agency in implementation of its then new computer database system. Since then, she has held numerous positions within the agency for intermittent periods, including Volunteer Manager, Community Education Specialist, Property Manager, Police Trainer, and serving on the agency’s Board of Directors prior to becoming its Communication’s Director in 2017. 

During her career Newton also worked as a law enforcement officer, Victim Compensation Advocate with the PA Commission on Crime and Delinquency, and as a consultant for the Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police Association. She holds a Bachelor’s degree from King’s College and Master’s in Criminal Justice from Boston University. Newton has for many years also been a leader with the Junior Chamber (Jaycees) at the local, state, regional and national levels and has been repeatedly honored for her service and leadership. 

Newton stated that “I am very happy to be selected to lead this extraordinary organization. The Hope Center has assisted thousands of survivors since 1983. I have been proud to serve through the years and I am excited and honored for this opportunity to now lead and advance the organization into the future. I want to personally thank Sally for her leadership and for being a true inspiration throughout my career here at the Hope Center. My goals as Executive Director are to continue the mission and values of our agency, as well as work to ensure that the same comprehensive services remain available to those we serve.” 

Attorney Rochelle D. Quiggle, Chair of the Hope Center’s Board of Directors, said that “The Board is eager to support Ms. Newton during her leadership in advancing the mission of Schuylkill Hope Center.” 

For more information about the Hope Center or how you can help someone who may be experiencing domestic violence, visit You can also call the office at 570-622-3991 or the hotline at 570-622-6220.