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Meet the Team

Chris McMurry, Founder 

Chris is best known for envisioning and launching innovative new ideas and businesses across a wide variety of fields -- content marketing, consumer goods, domain registration and hospitality tech -- and growing them into market-leading organizations. In late 2013, he envisioned as a new service for Theresa's Fund, his family's charity. The concept launched in the fall of 2014 to become the first and largest online and mobile searchable directory of domestic violence programs and shelters in the U.S. and Canada and a leading source of helpful tools and information for people experiencing and working to end domestic violence. If you ask the avid road cyclist what he enjoys most when not pedaling up a mountain, his answer is always “making progress.

Ashley Rumschlag, Vice President of Digital Services 

Ashley joined the team in 2017 after over a decade in the hospitality industry where she focused on growing membership bases and leveraging technology to improve the client experience. Her work for includes helping launch the Purple Ribbon Awards, Facebook Group and a variety of website enhancements. She is a trained domestic violence advocate, supporting victims and survivors who reach out to  For Ashley, the best part of working with this organization is the opportunity to solve problems that otherwise might not be solved for domestic violence survivors.

Rita Smith, Vice President of External Relations

Rita is a nationally recognized expert in domestic violence who has been interviewed by hundreds of newspaper reporters, appeared on many local and national radio and television news shows, including the Washington Post, USA Today, People Magazine, NPR, The Today Show, Good Morning America and Oprah Winfrey Show. She began her career in 1981 as a shelter crisis line advocate and ascended to lead the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) from 1992-2014 where she established the original relationship between and NCADV. Rita doubles as a consultant to the non-profit 501(c)3 Theresa’s Fund Inc., which operates Smith currently serves as a senior advisor to the National Football League on policy and training issues related to domestic violence and sexual assault.

Amanda Kippert, Editorial Director

Amanda is an award-winning freelance journalist and the content editor of She is a trained domestic violence advocate and volunteers with the emergency help line of her local domestic violence shelter. Her writing has appeared in more than a dozen local and national publications. You can learn more at

Rachael Myers, Digital Services Specialist

Rachael joined the team in 2020 after 8 years in the product management field where she used her creativity to improve the product management cycle and grow sales. Her work for includes assisting domestic violence programs with account management and onboarding, marketing projects such as email campaigns, social media, content creation and all things

The following guidelines are used by to determine which books we will make available in our Recommended Books section. If you are an author and would like us to consider your book for our site, please review the guidelines carefully before submitting. To submit a book, email us at and include a PDF copy of the book.

  • Your book must be published by a traditional publisher, not self-published.
  • The book must be professionally written, researched, fact-checked, edited and copyedited.
  • The book must meet book publishing industry standards for formatting, structure and presentation.
  • The writing must exhibit expert understanding of domestic violence or related topics.
  • The author is ideally widely recognized for their expertise on the topic presented.
  • The book must have an ISBN 10.
  • The book must be available through
  • You must submit a PDF version of the book so that it can be easily reviewed.

While we receive many book submissions and reserve the right to determine which books will become available on, we’re nonetheless greatly appreciative of all the good work created by the many people working to help survivors and end domestic violence.