Willow Domestic Violence Center Announces Tiffany Welch-Quinn as Chief Operating Officer

February 2, 2021, Rochester, N.Y. — Willow Domestic Violence Center is pleased to announce the appointment of Tiffany Welch-Quinn, MSW, MPA, LNHA (she, her) to its executive leadership team. As Chief Operating Officer, Welch-Quinn will oversee the delivery of Willow Center’s survivor-centered programs and services throughout the Greater Rochester region.

“I am thrilled to welcome Tiffany to the Willow team,” said Meaghan de Chateauvieux (she, her), President and CEO of Willow Domestic Violence Center. “Tiffany’s forward-thinking, innovative, and survivor-centered leadership will empower our staff, strengthen our partnerships, and lift our mission to ensure access for every survivor.”

Most recently holding the position of Nursing Home Administrator with Rochester Regional Health (RRH), Welch-Quinn has a proven commitment to excellence and a record of progressively responsible positions in long-term care, residential facilities, social work management, and clinical social work. She a member of the Rochester Business Journal’s (RBJ) Forty under 40 Class of 2017 in recognition of her transformative leadership in the workplace and community.

Welch-Quinn shared, “Joining the Willow family is more than a new journey for me.  This opportunity will allow me to be a part of a team that has been making a positive difference in the lives of others for over 40 years. I look forward to being a change agent for our community members.”

While at Unity Living Center on the Rochester Regional St. Mary’s campus, Welch-Quinn revamped Ancillary Services to meet the Eden Alternative person-centered approach. She played a key role in the center’s consecutive improvement quarters, resulting in the facility moving up to three quality stars from one star when she began. In 2017, she was tapped to host the Administrator in Training program, undertook renovation of unused patient areas to create quiet relaxation spaces for residents, and redeveloped the long-term care new employee orientation to meet NYS DOH regulatory requirements.

Welch-Quinn holds a MPA from SUNY Brockport; a MSW from the University of Michigan; and a BSW from Syracuse University. Additionally, she is a Business Advisory Board Member for the Rochester Educational Opportunity Center, a Children’s Ministry volunteer with The Father’s House, and on various Rochester Regional Health volunteer committees.

“Tiffany is joining Willow Center at the perfect time”, added Willow Center Board Chair, Erica Tickle (she, her). “Our Board recently adopted a new strategic plan that will drive vital growth and focus on bringing services to survivors throughout our region. Together, the board and staff are committed to moving forward this important work for survivors.”


Founded in 1979, Willow Domestic Violence Center has provided comprehensive domestic violence services for the Greater Rochester community for over 40 years, reaching a yearly average of 7,000 survivors of domestic violence. The organization provides a full continuum of free and confidential services, without judgement, including a 24/7 hotline, emergency shelter, counseling, court advocacy, case management, prevention outreach and training.