Our Foundation

Safe At Home was created to end the cycle of domestic violence and save lives through education and empowerment. We provide healing services to youth who have been traumatized by exposure to violence including domestic violence, child abuse, teen dating abuse, and sexual assault in order to empower them to live healthy lives free of violence.

Our Mission and Story

Founded in 2002 by Ali and Joe Torre, Safe At Home provides services in schools to children exposed to violence in order to help them heal from trauma.

Joe’s Story

Growing up in a home where there was domestic violence was very difficult and left lasting scars. Although I didn’t realize it then, I used to feel like the abuse was my fault. I felt helpless and alone. For many years, I felt ashamed and worthless. As an adult, I began to speak openly about my childhood experience with domestic violence. As I gained the understanding and knowledge that too many children live in fear, are unaware of how to ask for help, and suffer the same debilitating fear that I and my family had, my wife, Ali, and I founded the Safe At Home Foundation in 2002.

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The Joe Torre Safe At Home Foundation is committed to providing programs and services with financial efficiency and transparency at the highest level.

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Staff & Board

The Safe At Home staff and board are committed to helping children heal and thrive.


  • Benjamin Engel

    Chief Executive Officer

  • Ann Dean

    Senior Director of Special Events & Development Operations

  • Jason Musni

    Manager of Development Stewardship & Content

  • Tracy Weber-Thomas

    Chief Operating Officer

  • Myra Hellerstein

    Associate Vice President of Operations

  • Rachel Quiles

    Director of Digital & Prevention Programs

  • Hilda Aceves

    Regional Program Director (Los Angeles)

  • Jennifer Herbert

    Associate Vice President of Programs

  • Rose Robles

    Program Supervisor

  • Brittney Calhoun

    Program Supervisor

  • Yingdan Huang

    Accounting Manager

  • Eleni Schoenbeck

    Director of Data Services & Analytics

  • Typhani Carter

    Vice President of Programs

  • Pamela Krasner

    Senior Program Advisor

  • Aaron Stern

    Manager of Grants and Foundation Relations

  • Ana Cerrato

    Executive Assistant/Project Manager

  • Jennifer Coppola Mastri

    Senior Director of Development

  • Jocelyn Toner

    Director of Donor Engagement

Board Members

  • Chairman, Joe Torre

    Major League Baseball

  • Alejando J. Gomez

    The Coca-Cola Company

  • Matthew Roux

    Millennium Management LLC

  • President, Alice W. Torre

  • Maury S. Gostfrand

    The Montag Group

  • Seth Ruthen

    Apollo Global Securities

  • Treasurer, James S. Redpath

    Cypress Associates, LLC

  • Tom Kushner

    Wells Fargo Securities, LLC

  • Deborah Sternberg

    Young Entrepreneurs Academy of Baton Rogue

  • Secretary, Margaret M. Janes

    Formerly Pfizer, Inc.

  • Frank P. Longobardi

    CohnReznick LLP

  • Lori Yve Sunkin, MFT

    Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

  • Michael Ball

    Two Sigma Investments, LLC

  • Edward Mady

    Dorchester Collection

  • Michelle Taylor-Jones

    Manulife Financial

  • Andrea A. Bernstein

    Retired Partner, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

  • Robert Murray

    Retired CEP Graham Capital Management

  • Ronald W. Turner II

    Turner Brown LLC

  • Joseph Cohen

    The SWITCH

  • Alison Sanders Petrocelli


  • Ed Wolterman

    American Mortgage Service Company

  • Robert Gaynor

    Capital One / GE Capital

  • Gerry Polizzi

    Bank of America / Merrill Lynch

  • Michelle Gittlen

    GPR Inc

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