Christina Starace – Executive Director

Christina Starace joined SAWs as Executive Director in 2018 after more than two decades of experience in nonprofit organizations. Christina brings fundraising and marketing expertise to the organization and is leading SAWs into a new era of expansion and professionalism. She holds a B.A. from Baylor University, an M. Div. from Princeton Theological Seminary and a Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management from Indiana University. Christina is an ordained Presbyterian minister.


Rick Hagarty – Founder and Director of Operations

Rik Hagarty founded SAWs in 2003 toward the end of his career in the transportation and logistics industry. Rik conceptualized and led the expansion of SAWs across Indiana and into other states. His experience in business development, sales and consulting has been instrumental to SAWs. Rik attended Indiana State University.


Emily Barrow – Community Outreach Coordinator

Emily Barrow joined SAWs in 2018 after over a decade of experience in the nonprofit sector in Central Indiana. She brings vibrant optimism, social media expertise and the tenacity to manage SAWs’ participation in state-wide programs. Emily graduated from Ivy Tech Community College with an Associates of Arts degree.