Staff

We are blessed to have a dedicated team of staff who are passionate about serving the needs of domestic minor sex trafficking victims.

  • For general inquiries, please call our main office at (614) 665.0665
  • For specific questions, please see the staff directory below.

Meet our Staff

  • Jen Taber, Clinical Coordinator

    Jen has served Gracehaven since 2012 as a volunteer community educator and consultant. She brings with her a passion for engaging youth who are from vulnerable populations and places a high value on cultivating authentic relationships enveloped in the love of Christ.

    Jen officially joined Gracehaven’s staff in 2019 as Clinical Coordinator.  She has a master degree in Social Work Administration, an independent clinical, supervisory licensure in Social Work along with many other clinical certifications. She has 20 years of experience serving youth and families impacted by the realities of trauma and criminal exploitation. She is a tenacious advocate for the rights and protections of those who have been victimized. She specializes in developing and implementing innovative trauma informed service delivery models for both high risk populations and the organizations that provide services to them.

    jtaber@gracehaven.me

  • Melissa Harvin, Director of Administration

    Melissa joined YFC staff in 2017 as a Resident Assistant at the Gracehaven house. She loves being with the girls but her prior experience as an auditor quickly became useful to Gracehaven's administrative team. She has a degree in business from The Ohio State University and professional experience in both operational and financial administration. Melissa lives in Columbus with her husband and two children. Together they serve as a licensed foster family and enjoy caring for and learning from kids from hard places. You can find Melissa either with her head in a book or at a local farmers' market, yarn shop or recreation center with a few kids in tow. 

    mharvin@gracehaven.me

  • Elisha McNeal, Prevention Education Coordinator

    Elisha McNeal graduated from Mount Vernon Nazarene University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work in 2003. In 2008, she began volunteering with COFYC with the teen mom program. She had no idea that God would use those years to teach and prepare her for her future work. Elisha stayed home with her four children for their pre-school-age years and then, in 2017, God opened the door for her begin to working at Gracehaven. Elisha has developed a passion for doing trauma-informed care with the residents and is grateful that God has allowed her to partake in His work in freeing the oppressed. Elisha is active in her church and is happily married to her husband Joel. Elisha enjoys laughing, deep conversations, exercising and spending time with family and friends. 

    emcneal@gracehaven.me