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Team Members

Mrs. Laura Kuester M.S., LPC

Mrs. Laura Kuester M.S., LPC

Executive Director

Mrs. Kuester graduated from Northeastern State University with a bachelors’ degree and went on to Missouri State University to get her Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology.

Mrs. Theresa Morris

Mrs. Theresa Morris

Director of Human Resources

Mrs. Morris graduated from Northeastern State University with a Bachelors’ Degree in Health and Physical Education.

Michelle Rye

Michelle Rye

Sexual Assault Services Coordinator


Michelle Rye has been with Help In Crisis since January 2021. Working in Stilwell, she has dedicated herself to aiding victims of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault.

Mrs. Cynthia “Cindy” Burnett

Mrs. Cynthia “Cindy” Burnett

Director of Grant Administration

Mrs. Burnett graduated from Northeastern State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Education.

Mrs. Shawna Morris

Mrs. Shawna Morris

Child Advocacy Center’s Director

I began my career with Help-In-Crisis on October 1, 2002 in Tahlequah as the Sexual Assault Services Coordinator.

Mrs. Krys Havenar

Mrs. Krys Havenar

Director of Client Services

Mrs. Havenar graduated from Hendrix college with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and Spanish.

Shronn Schuelke

Shronn Schuelke

Director of Shelter Operations

Shronn Schuelke is a Tahlequah resident where she lives with her spouse of 23 years, Carden Crow.

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