Executive Leadership

Ellen Donnarumma
President/Chief Executive Officer

Ms. Donnarumma joined Dismas Charities Inc. in January of 2024 as CEO, where she will be focused on continuing and growing Dismas’ industry leadership role in Community Corrections.  Prior to joining Dismas, Ellen spent 17 years at Community Resources for Justice (CRJ) in Boston, Massachusetts where she provided executive leadership for the Reentry Services and External Affairs Division consisting of over 300 employees.  Prior to CRJ Ms. Donnarumma was an independent consultant providing executive level guidance in the areas of government affairs, public relations, communications, community development, behavioral health, and criminal and youth justice.  She also has previous executive level experience at Community Solutions, Inc., a non-profit organization that promotes self reliance, accountability and responsibility for at risk and disadvantaged youth and adults, where she was instrumental in expanding the foot print of that organizations foot print and revenue base.  Ellen is active in many national trade organizations and associations.  She holds a degree in Communications and Political Science from Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI.

Faith Good
Senior Vice President of Operations

Faith Good assumed the role of Senior Vice President of Operations in 2023.  In that role, Faith is responsible for Dismas’ national network of Residential Reentry centers.  During her long career with Dismas, which began in 1987, Faith has held almost every position in a Dismas Center including entry level.  Her extensive experience and track record of success makes her uniquely qualified to lead the Dismas Field Operation into a future of continued success.  Faith holds a degree in Corrections and Administration of Justice from Eastern Kentucky University.

Michelle Kersting
Chief Financial Officer

Michelle joined Dismas in 2023 and is responsible for the management and oversight of Finance and Human Resources.  She will also have a critical role in the development of all plans regarding the continued growth and success of the company.  Michelle has more than 25 years of leadership experience with non-profit organizations in the roles of team member, consultant and board member, and has held several leadership positions in Finance during that time.  She holds a B.S. in Accounting and an MBA both from the University of Louisville and continues to make community involvement in local non-profit boards and civic organizations a priority.

Executive Leadership Staff

At the completion of a Dismas Charities national leadership conference, Dismas Charities Executive Leadership Staff gathers on the lawn at the national headquarters in Louisville, Kentucky. Comprised of men and women of exceptional professional credentials and experience, members of our staff dedicate themselves to living the highest expression of the values and beliefs of Dismas Charities.