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GaDuGi SafeCenter announces new executive director

March 6, 2014


The GaDuGi SafeCenter, a local sexual violence support agency, announced Chrissy Heikkila will take over as executive director.

Chrissy Heikkila.

Chrissy Heikkila.

According to a news release, the center's board of directors unanimously approved Heikkila to replace Sarah Jane Russell, who served as executive director for 26 years.

A native of Great Bend, Heikkila has worked at the agency since 2009. She is a Kansas University graduate and is currently working toward a master's degree at Fort Hays State University, according to the release.

The GaDuGi SafeCenter provides free support services to those affected by sexual violence in Douglas, Jefferson and Franklin counties.


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