Her philosophical ideas reflect the PCADV board of directors' vision for the organization's growth and development moving forward,” said board president, Michelle Robinson-Ritter.
Her prior experience includes president and CEO of Planned Parenthood of Chester County and executive director of the AIDS Fund.With the help of our dedicated advocates and staff, we respond to calls 24/7, 365 days a year.We provide confidential, one-on-one support to each caller and chatter, offering crisis intervention, options for next steps and direct connection to sources for immediate safety.The Hotline is an excellent source of help for concerned friends, family, co-workers and others seeking information and guidance on how to help someone they know.We work to educate communities all over through events, campaigns, and dynamic partnerships with companies ranging from The Avon Foundation to Verizon. It helped to just not to be afraid to talk about it, to make you feel like you’re not crazy — because you can get to a point where that’s exactly how you feel.Carole began her career in the domestic violence movement in 1976 when she helped to found the Bucks County program, A Woman's Place.
She later became president of the PCADV board and joined the staff in 1983. In honor of Carole's amazing work on behalf of victims of domestic violence, the PCADV board has established The Carole Alexy Legacy Fund.
Before relocating to Pennsylvania, Higginbotham worked as executive director of a community-based domestic violence center in South Carolina before going on to lead the South Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault as executive director.
She has also been an active volunteer on a number of non-profit boards including Planned Parenthood Pennsylvania Advocates, Thrift for AIDS, Center for Responsible Funding and the National Coalition Against Sexual Assault, where she served on the drafting committee for 2000 reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA).“It’s an honor for me to have the opportunity to help lead PCADV through its next chapter.
You'll be directed to our donation page, where you can specify where you want your money to go, whether it be to PCADV, you local domestic violence center, prevention efforts, and more.
At PCADV, we thank you greatly for your donation that will go a long way to ending domestic violence and making our communities safer for all.
A committed advocate, Higginbotham brings to PCADV more than twenty-five years of experience dedicated to addressing mission-related issues including domestic violence, reproductive and sexual health, HIV/AIDS and LGBTQ health.