On Thursday, July 19, 2012, Irina Romashkan, a respected and beloved member of the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) family, passed away at age 53. She is survived by her loving husband, Sergei, daughter, Katya, and granddaughter, Sophie. Irina’s life was celebrated on Wednesday, July 25, 2012, by her family, friends, and colleagues at a service in Alexandria, Virginia.
Irina joined OVC in March 2010 as the Communication Specialist, with the mission to move OVC’s efforts forward in its online presence, publication and product development, dissemination, and outreach. Prior to joining OVC, she served as a senior project specialist for the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), working on a variety of projects, including the Enhancing Law Enforcement Response to Victims guide.
She will be warmly remembered and her vibrancy greatly missed by her OVC family.