Sandra Henriquez

Sandra Henriquez

Sandra Henriquez, M.B.A.

Cheif Executive Officer

Sandra Henriquez has more than two decades of experience working in social services, of which 16 years were in non-profit management. She had demonstrated profound leadership as the former Associate Director for Intervention Programs at the Los Angeles Commission on Assaults Against Women (now Peace Over Violence). She also served on CALCASA’s board of directors for more than a decade. Her participation on the board was essential to the Coalition’s reorganization, hiring of staff, and the development in policies and procedures.

David Lee

David Lee

David S. Lee, M.P.H.

Director of Prevention Services

David Lee leads CALCASA’s team that provides training and technical assistance to California’s rape crisis centers on prevention activites. He manages PreventConnect, the nation’s leading online community to advance primary prevention of sexual and domestic violence. He’s been a part of the movement to end sexual assault and domestic violence since 1982.

Emily Austin

Emily Austin

Emily Austin

Director of Advocacy Services

Emily Austin is the Director of Advocacy Services for California Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CALCASA). She works on improving system responses to sexual assault in such areas as college/university, incarcerated populations, and workplace.  She provides technical assistance and training to rape crisis centers and collaboration partners on issues of trauma-informed strategies, collaborative models, and advocacy. A native of Northern California, Ms. Austin graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles with a BA in Women’s Studies and English. She received her law degree from the University of Southern California; Gould School of Law.  Upon graduating law school, Emily was an Audrey and Sydney Irmas Fellow at the California Women’s Law Center.  Her fellowship focused on teen dating violence and the educational system’s response to teen dating violence, sexual assault, and sexual harassment.

Villena Vega Koumis Picture

Villena Vega Koumis

Villena Vega Koumis

Administrative Assistant

Prior to CALCASA, Villena studied technical drawing and started her career experience as a draftsperson at an electrical firm and then at an architectural firm also as a draftsperson while living in Guam. Then moved to Sacramento, CA in 1987 where she became employed within the Hotel Hospitality Industry, and in Administration.

Villena joined CALCASA in September 2005 as an Administrative Assistant. Being a survivor herself of childhood sexual assault, she discovered her passion for the movement. She moved to a position as Program Associate for Project Access where she provided high-level administrative and logistical support to CALCASA’s Training and Technical Assistance and Education Grant to End Violence Against Women with Disabilities, an Office on Violence Against Women funded project. When the funding for Project Access ended, she moved into the Administrative and Library Associate position where she was responsible for the management of CALCASA library. She provided reference assistance for CALCSA’s library patrons, updated the library records, database and other related library functions.

She left for about two years and returned into a permanent position Administrative Assistant in June of 2015. She currently assists CALCASA staff in facilitating support services to California rape crisis centers, prevention programs, campus programs, allied members, and the general public. As a survivor, Villena looks forward to continuing her passion for the work with CALCASA in participating and supporting the movement to end sexual violence.

Ashleigh Klein

Ashleigh Klein

Ashleigh Klein

Training and Technical Assistance Coordinator

Ashleigh began her work in the movement to end sexual violence in 2005 as a volunteer with the local rape crisis center in her community. Having dabbled in activism as a teenager, Ashleigh was quickly drawn to the social change elements of prevention work and worked in several community-based programs. She has had the privilege of collaborating and partnering with numerous community stakeholders, including community and state colleges, on implementing sexual violence prevention programs.

Liliana Olvera-Arbon

Liliana Olvera-Arbon

Liliana Olvera-Arbon

Training and Technical Assistance Coordinator

Liliana Olvera-Arbon joins CalCASA with 4 years of experience working at a California Rape Crisis Center. Liliana entered the field as a volunteer Sexual Assault Counselor providing support, information and hospital accompaniments on a 24-hour hotline to survivors of sexual assault. Liliana rapidly learned the system and was promoted to a staff position serving as the Hotline/SART Assistant and later as the Hotline/SART Coordinator. During her time in the field Liliana worked on several programs including PREA, Campus Sexual Assault and Advocating for Marginalized Communities. Liliana had the unique opportunity of working collaboratively with community stakeholders,college administrators, Title IX coordinators and campus advocates in creating trauma informed and empowerment-based holistic approaches. She is committed to informing people of their rights and options and envisions a world free of gender-based violence.

Adrienne N. Spires

Adrienne N. Spires

Training and Technical Assistance Coordinator

Adrienne N. Spires, Training and Technical Assistance Coordinator on child sexual abuse, sex offender management, male survivors and trauma informed approach. She is based out of the CALCASA Sacramento office.

Adrienne has a decade of professional experience contributing to organizations that help empower and heal women who have suffered sexual assault and trauma in the State of Illinois. She likes to foster collaborative relationships with a myriad of constituents, including: social service programs, countywide initiatives, state and federal agencies and organizations.

Adrienne likes to discuss the historic fabric of politics and political trends. She enjoys spending time with her family especially her grandchildren.

Karen Sayers

Karen Sayers

I was raised in the San Joaquin valley, but moved to this area when my husband was transferred with the railroad.  We raised our family of 4 children in the area, and have enjoyed living here.  I have a Masters in Business Administration and Accounting.  As a hobby, I bake and decorate cakes and other goodies.  I have worked in non-profit accounting for many years.  I went to a for-profit company, but decided non-profit was what I enjoyed doing the most.  I’m happy to be working for CALCASA.  It’s dedication, vision and commitment are invaluable, and I am happy to be a part of it.

Juliana Baez

Juliana Baez

Juliana Baez

Training and Technical Assistance Specialist

Juliana Baez joins CALCASA as a Training and Technical Assistance Specialist on the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) project. Juliana works in close collaboration with several CALCASA members to provide training and technical support on the PREA project. Juliana earned her bachelor’s degree in Child and Adolescence Studies at the California State University of Fullerton. Juliana has been advocating for children and their families for the past 10 years. Prior to joining CALCASA, Juliana worked directly with victims of Domestic Violence and Victims of Crime. In her free time you can catch her spending time with her three doggies and going on adventures with her husband

Lorena Campos

Lorena Campos

Communications Coordinator

Lorena Campos works closely with leadership and management to support the activities of the Communications Team and coordinates CALCASA’s day to day communications such as content development, messaging, public relations, marketing, and social media outreach. Lorena began her work with CALCASA as an intern in the spring of 2015. Born and raised in Stockton California she graduated from the University of the Pacific with a B.A. in Political Science, and Minor in Ethnic Studies. She is committed to lifting the voices of Survivors and Rape Crisis Center Programs through her work and supporting CALCASA’s national voice. Lorena is a Chicana, who loves to be with family, friends and going to the beach.

John L. Finley

John L. Finley

John L. Finley

Public Policy Associate

John L. Finley works under the direction of CALCASA’s Executive Director, and is responsible for development and implementation of CALCASA’s strategic advocacy and legislative priorities. He works closely with the entire management team to identify, monitor, and execute our legislative agenda on emerging issues related to sexual violence, and provides key legislative analysis on statewide and national public policy. Born and raised in America’s Finest City: San Diego, California, John graduated from Stanford University in 2016 with a B.A. in Political Science. He became involved in the movement to end sexual violence while serving as President of the Associated Students of Stanford University, and lent his voice to the national chorus calling for improved systems of education, prevention, and adjudication in the aftermath of People v. Brock Turner. John is a proud Eagle Scout, and is committed to lifelong advocacy on behalf of survivors of sexual violence and marginalized people everywhere.

Tori VandeLinde, MPH

Tori VandeLinde, MPH

Tori VandeLinde, MPH

Training & Technical Assistance Specialist, Prevention

Tori first became involved in sexual violence prevention through her senior capstone project at the University of Montana. Her and her colleagues with the Franke Global Leadership Initiative developed a sexual consent education curriculum for youth in Missoula, MT. She brought her commitment to sexual violence prevention and community health to her Master’s of Public Health program at Oregon State University, where she also served as a graduate assistant for sexual health and healthy sexuality promotion programs. Tori worked as an intern with the Oregon Sexual Assault Task Force where she helped develop a planning, implemention, evaluation, and sustainability guide for sexual violence prevention for Oregon colleges and universities. Tori is thrilled to continue using her skills, education, and passion to prevent sexual violence and create safer communities through her work at CALCASA.

Celeste Espinoza

Celeste Espinoza

Celeste Espinoza

Media Coordinator

Celeste Espinoza brings visual communication and design skills to support CALCASA in its mission to end sexual violence. Celeste graduated from Sacramento State University in 2017 with a B.S. in Graphic Design. Her commitment to social justice and women’s empowerment drew her to the field of ending gender-based violence. Skilled in illustration, design, and Adobe applications, Celeste was an ADAA 2017 Semifinalist. When Celeste isn’t in the office she enjoys visiting her family, having fun with friends, and finding colorful muses.