CEO and President – Jennifer Elmore
Jennifer Elmore is a fierce advocate for survivors and passionate about creating a cultural sea-change ending protectionism of perpetrators and the re-victimization of survivors. Jennifer received the Justice Department Special Courage Award in 2021. She is a NACP Certified Victim Advocate and a founding member of Survivors United.
In business over 30 years, Jennifer has spent her entire career in the wealth management space. She was with Wells Fargo for over 20 years and finished her banking career as Sr. VP and Managing Director with Abbot Downing, a boutique ultra-high net worth client. In 2021, she founded Adolos, LLC, a mulit-family office designed to achieve financial-life balance for wealthy families.
Raised in a military family, Jennifer grew up all around the United States and parts of Europe. She graduated with a degree in Trust Administration from Campbell University in Buies Creek, NC in 1993 and immediately went to work for First Union Bank in Charlotte, NC. Along the way she earned and maintains her CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM (CFP) designation.
Jennifer is also an accomplished artist. Her creative outlets include, national gingerbread competition, which she won in 2015 and has never placed outside the top 10, gardening and event planning. She lives in Chapel Hill, NC with her husband Mike, their twin daughters, Sophia and Regan and a small pack of rescue dogs. They have three older children, Max, Eva and Blake. In addition to her busy family, Jennifer loves miniature Dachshunds and cooking.
Communications Director – Brian Purchia
Brian Purchia is the Communications Director for Protect Our Defenders and has been with the organization since its launch.
Described by Craigslist founder Craig Newmark as “genuinely innovative,” Brian has served as a spokesman for former San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom, Change.org, Green For All and a number of other social change organizations.