Kathryn Jacob, LMSW
Kathryn Jacob is a mission-driven executive who has dedicated 20 years working to end domestic violence through her innovation, leadership and drive.
In 2015, Kathryn was named the President and CEO of SafeHaven of Tarrant County, and within her first year at the helm she moved the agency's headquarters to the local Family Justice Center and subsequently boosted its yearly budget from $6.5 million to &8.5 million, acting on a new strategic plan.
Prior to SafeHaven, she served as the Executive Director of the Housing Crisis Center of Dallas for six years where she worked to prevent and treat homelessness for domestic violence victims and veterans. Jacob also had a three-year stint as the Associate Director of Program Services at The Salvation Army in DFW and successfully directed five shelters, including one domestic violence facility.
She spent time with the Appalachia Service Project and led extensive staff trainings on domestic violence in rural area. Prior to her stretch in east Tennessee, Jacob served in the United States Peace Corps and founded two sustainable women’s groups focused on women’s safety, rights and equality in Turkmenistan. There she became proficient in Turkmen and Uzbek languages.
Jacob received her Masters of Social Work and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Fordham University, and she earned her Bachelors of Social Work from Creighton University. She is a Licensed Master Social Worker and was named the North Texas Social Worker of the Year in 2017.
Board of Directors
Tracy Rector, Chair
Rector Oil, LP
Julie Glass, Secretary
Curt Osiek, Treasurer
Rhodes, Osiek, Patyk & Co
Jim Cox, Vice Chair, Board Development
JPC, Oil & Gas
Laura Gonzales, Vice Chair, Fund Development
Edward McFalls, Vice Chair, Facilities
Retired, BNSF Railway
Jeanine Werberig, Vice Chair, Programs
Happy State Bank
Choose Courage Foundation
Arlington ISD Superintendent
City of Grand Prairie
Tarrant County Criminal District Attorney
Merecedes-Benz Financial Services
Linebarger, Goggan, Blair & Sampson
SafeHaven Sr. Leadership Staff
Kathryn R. Jacob, LMSW
President and CEO
Chief Financial Officer
Chief Sustainability Officer
Chief Operations Officer