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Natasha Senjanovic

Natasha Senjanovic

Natasha Senjanovic is an award-winning freelance reporter, producer and editor who specializes in covering gender-based violence.

After more than three decades, Kathy Walsh is out as leader of the Tennessee Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence. Her exit follows a federal investigation. (Photo: Tennessee Legislature)

After top departure, an interim director leads Tennessee’s domestic violence nonprofit

By: - January 17, 2023

The Tennessee Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence has a new, interim head, following the abrupt departure last month of its longtime leader. Jennifer Escue joined the nonprofit two years ago, as director of programs. Before that, she spent nearly two decades with Catholic Charities of Tennessee, overseeing programs for refugees resettling to the state. […]

After more than three decades, Kathy Walsh is out as leader of the Tennessee Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence. Her exit follows a federal investigation. (Photo: Tennessee Legislature)

Longtime Tennessee domestic violence leader is out following critical federal investigation

By: and - December 14, 2022

This story was jointly reported by WPLN News and the Tennessee Lookout. The longtime leader of the Tennessee Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence has left the organization. The change comes less than a week after WPLN News and the Tennessee Lookout reported on federal findings of whistleblower retaliation at the nonprofit. Kathy Walsh […]

(Credit: Rachel Iacovone, Nashville Public Radio)

Investigation finds Tennessee domestic violence nonprofit retaliated against employee

By: and - December 7, 2022

This story was jointly reported by WPLN News and the Tennessee Lookout. A federal watchdog has found that the Tennessee Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence unlawfully retaliated against and then forced out an employee who blew the whistle about potential misuse of federal funding.  The investigation by the Department of Health and Human […]