About Us

Delaware County Women Against Rape (DCWAR) is a private non-profit agency founded in 1974. DCWAR provides comprehensive direct services to any victim of rape, other sexual assault, and other serious crimes, and to significant persons in the victim's life. In addition, DCWAR provides education programs to schools and community groups, as well as training for allied professionals, such as police, emergency responders, and medical personnel, both to increase community awareness of the impact of crime on victims, and to develop prevention strategies.

DCWAR Fact Sheet.pdf
Audit DE County WAR FS 2018.pdf



Board of Directors

Juan Salcedo
President

Chief David M. Splain
1st Vice President

Linda DeMeglio
2nd Vice President

Osceola E. Williams
Secretary

Kimberly Marucci, EdD
Treasurer

Jeanne L. Frantz

Captain Laura D. Hartshorn

Timothy Huke

Sheldon A. Kovach, JD

Colleen Lelli, EdD

Dianne Outland, MSW

Rina F. Vassallo, EdD

Sophia Zouras

Staff Management

Karen Hosler Kispert, PhD, Interim Executive Director
KHKispert@delcowar.org

Candice Linehan, MSW, LSW, Assistant Executive Director
CLinehan@delcowar.org

Dana Leahan, Director, Crime Victims Services
DLeahan@delcowar.org

Jennifer DiPillo, Esq., Director, Crime Victims Law Project
JDiPillo@cvlppa.org

Kim Jester, Director, Education Department
KJester@delcowar.org