Meet Our Team

The PASS Team

Carmen Frederic
Executive Director

Carmen Frederic was the original Executive Director of PASS when it was known as Prescott Area Women's Shelter . Carmen was the Executive Director from  2009 to 2015 and rejoined the team in 2017.  Carmen has worked in the non-profit field for over 20 years and brings with her knowledge and abilities in managing shelters and working with the homeless population.  Carmen is originally from Oregon and helped open the first teen shelter program in her hometown, worked for the local Education Service District with low income families and their children and ran a transitional housing program.  Carmen holds a Bachelor degree in Psychology and Family Studies.

Katee Norris,
Director of Programs

Katee Norris holds a Bachelor of Arts in Global Health, German and Anthropology from Pacific Lutheran University in Washington State. After a year working an AmeriCorps job at Federal Way Public Schools, Mrs. Norris and her husband Josh, moved to Prescott.  In Prescott, Mrs. Norris held a position as a VISTA with PASS.  In 2014, Mrs. Norris was promoted to Director of Programs, over-seeing a wide array of self-sufficiency programs for our guests.  Recently becoming a Registered Nurse, she continues to work for PASS, utilizing her new skillset to assist in an even greater capacity. She is passionate about the work being done at PASS and believes fully in the innate worth of every human being.

Meredith Earles,
Case Manager

Originally from Maryland, Meredith Earles moved to Prescott in 2006. Meredith has an extensive background and education in the Social Services Field. Meredith is very passionate about working with at risk families and children, she brings many years of experience providing services to families in need of reunification services and case management. In addition to her case management experience with families, she has also worked as a Case Manager with the homeless who suffer from Serious Mental Illness. While working as a Case Manager, she has provided her clients with resources, supplies, guidance to mental health and permanent housing solutions, she is an excellent advocate for those in need and has extensive knowledge of community resources. With her combined experience and passion for helping others Meredith is a great addition to the Shelter.

Marissa O'Brien
Transitional Housing Case Manager

Marissa O'Brien first found her passion for serving the homeless community while volunteering in Downtown Seattle in 2010. Over the past 9 years, she has worked with several agencies benefiting individuals, youth, and families. She approaches case management with the goal of meeting guests where they are and supporting them to identify their own strengths and plans. Having originally joined the PASS team in 2011-2012 as an Americorps Volunteer, Marissa returned in 2016 and is proud to give back to her community through service at PASS. Marissa holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy from Northern Arizona University.

Board Members

  • Alex Harris
    Attorney at Law
  • Hope Boldt
    Vice President

  • Glenn Johnson    
    Vice President/Branch Manager Wells Fargo 
  • Amore Cianciola
    Director of Catering and Events
    Hassayampa Inn
  • Brian Silvernale
    Inmate Services Bureau Commander

Board meets every second Monday of each month from 4-5:30 PM at PASS.