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Rape Response’s executive director to retire after 12 years
Jeanne Buffington
Jeanne Buffington

Jeanne Buffington, executive director for Rape Response Inc.,  said she will step down from her position later this year, but she will continue to work with the nonprofit supporting sexual assault survivors.

Buffington’s retirement as executive director comes after 12 years at the helm. 

She told The Times on Wednesday, June 15, that she felt like it was the right time. She will stay on in a contract position focusing on grant funds management and special events.

“I felt really stretched and just haven’t had enough hours in the day,” Buffington said.

Rape Response provides services to survivors of sexual assault, ages 13 and older, in Dawson, Forsyth, Habersham, Hall, Lumpkin and White counties in Georgia.

This article was originally posted by the Gainesville Times, a sister publication to Forsyth County News.