Sandra Henriquez

Sandra Henriquez

Sandra Henriquez, M.B.A.

Executive Director

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.

Lindsay McDaniel Mapp

Lindsay McDaniel Mapp

Lindsay McDaniel Mapp

Prevention Manager

Lindsay McDaniel Mapp is the lead for CALCASA/Prevent Connect’s new partnership in Washington DC. Lindsay works in close collaboration with the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) and the National Alliance to End Sexual Violence (NAESV) to raise the visibility and leverage the collective power of sexual violence prevention programming, policies, and communications at the national level. She has a background in working on gender-based violence, most recently in a technical assistance and resource capacity at the National Network to End Domestic Violence.  Before that, Lindsay worked both locally as counselor and clinical supervisor and internationally as an organizational development consultant supporting the emergence of the national coalition, “Life Without Violence”, in Moldova.  Lindsay has a Master’s in Counseling from the University of Florida.

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.

Imelda Buncab

Training and Technical Assistance Coordinator

Since 1996, Imelda has worked to end gender-based violence for various organizations in providing direct services, training, and advocacy. Additionally, she specializes in anti-trafficking training, organizational capacity building, and survivor advocacy. Imelda’s anti-trafficking work has given her the privilege to work with social change advocates around the globe. She has participated as a speaker and spokeswoman in numerous local, state, and international conferences addressing the issues of human-trafficking and sexual assault intervention. She also co-authored the “Human Trafficking” chapter in the book, “Medical Response to Adult Sexual Assault: A Resource for Clinicians and Related Professionals.” Imelda is a Co-Founding Member of the National Organization of Asians and Pacific Islanders Ending Sexual Violence (NAPIESV).

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.

 

Elizabeth Torres Mejia

Elizabeth Torres

Program Assistant

Elizabeth Torres Mejia majored in Women’s and Gender Studies and minored in Psychology at Wellesley College. Elizabeth’s long-term commitment to human rights began at a young age and stems from personal hardships and the desire to help others. She is a trauma-informed yoga instructor and promotes healing in her classes through a trauma-informed empowerment model. In her free time she enjoys spending time with loved ones; exploring the great outdoors with her dog; following laughter; practicing and teaching yoga; learning; and volunteering.

Meghan Yap

Meghan Yap

Meghan Yap

Training and Technical Assistance Specialist

Meghan first became involved with the fight to end sexual assault as a research assistant with UC San Diego Medical School’s Center on Gender Equity
and Health (GEH). Through her work with the “It’s on Us” campaign, Meghan speaks publically about her experiences with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), rape, and recovery with the hope that her story will empower other survivors. In April 2016, Vice
President Joe Biden awarded Meghan the White House “Champion of Change” honor for her efforts to address campus sexual assault and promote survivor-centered services and policies at UC San Diego. In her free time, Meghan volunteers as an Emergency Medical
Technician (EMT) for clinics in developing/underserved regions. .

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

Terry Woodward

Terry Woodward

Terry Woodward

Legal and Systems Advocate

Terry Woodward is the Legal and Systems Advocate for California Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CALCASA). She provides technical assistance and support to survivors, and training to advocates in the criminal, educational, and civil realm. She works in the college/university setting advising survivors of their legal options. Ms. Woodward also works with advocates, advising on immigrant and incarceration issues. As a native Californian, Ms. Woodward graduated from Scripps College in Claremont, CA. She obtained her law degree from Loyola Law School. Upon graduation from Law School, Ms. Woodward worked in the areas of civil and criminal defense, as a prosecutor for Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office and for Los Angeles County Counsel.

Kristelyn Berry

Kristelyn Berry

Kristelyn Berry

Training and Technical Service Specialist

Kristelyn Berry is the Training and Technical Assistance Specialist for Intervention. In her current role with CALCASA, Kristelyn supports the Intervention and Advocacy Team to support Rape Crisis Centers, develops tools and trainings, and provides critical technical assistance to stakeholders and advocates. Prior to joining CALCASA, Kristelyn worked at the National Network to End Domestic Violence as the Senior Safety Net Coordinator managing national conference logistics and providing technical assistance on technology safety to survivors of domestic violence. Kristelyn received her B.S. in Human Services from Old Dominion University, and completed her Master’s in Social Work with a concentration in Social Change from George Mason University.

Lorena Campos

Lorena Campos

Communications Coordinator

Lorena Campos the Communications Coordinator and began her work with CALCASA as an intern in the spring of 2015. Since then Lorena has graduated from the University of the Pacific with a B.A. in Political Science, and Minor in Ethnic Studies. In her current role, Lorena supports the daily communications with members, allies, and affiliates and works closely with the communications team on new and continuing projects. 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, and Stockton, California native. She loves to be with family, and going to the flea market.