Sandra Henriquez

Sandra Henriquez

Sandra Henriquez, M.B.A.

Chief 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.

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.

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.

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.

Julie Sena

Julie Sena

Project Coordinator | Event Planner

Julie Sena leads the planning, operation and execution of CALCASA’s yearly Statewide Sexual Assault Conference and the CALCASA hosted biennial National Sexual Assault Conference in partnership with the National Sexual Violence Resource Center.

Julie began in the movement in 2009 while working for a local sexual assault and domestic violence agency coordinating multiple large-scale community and fund development events. She is passionate about making the community a better place for everyone and is excited to draw on her two-decades of non-profit operations and project management experience to accomplish this goal at CALCASA..

Sarah Orton

Sarah Orton

Project Coordinator

Sarah holds a BA in Sexuality Studies with a focus on Research Methodology from the Evergreen State College. In 2011, during the pursuit of her undergraduate degree, she began volunteer work in reproductive justice and has been working in sexual assault prevention and intervention for the last six years in California and Tennessee. Her work has primarily included program management and implementation at community rape crisis centers, college campuses, and systems-based facilities. Additionally, she has a background in training and education, including providing comprehensive sex education and healthy sexuality group facilitation. As a Bay Area native, Sarah is excited to be continuing her work with CALCASA and providing support throughout California.

 

Marsela Rojas

Marsela Rojas

Project Coordinator

Marsela Rojas has roots in Southern California and Mexico. Her work has primarily included education, advocacy, and research around sexual violence prevention, reproductive justice, and prisoner rights. She has taught women’s studies at a university and in prison, facilitated workshops and trainings at college women’s centers, and provided advocacy for survivors of sexual and domestic violence.

At CALCASA she works with rape crisis centers across the state to provide advocacy to survivors in prisons and detention centers. Marsela is committed to the long-term systemic change necessary to free our communities from interpersonal and structural violence in all its forms. When she’s not in the office she likes to cook for friends and family, hike, and visit museums.

 

Shelby Phillips

Shelby Phillips

Program Assistant

Shelby was born in Lancaster and raised in Pasadena, CA. She studied economics and political science at the University of California, Merced. Following her studies she spent 4 weeks in Rome, Italy and 1 week in Accra, Ghana learning about social justice and race relations. Passionate about social justice, the move to CALCASA was a natural fit for her. In her free time, Shelby loves meeting new people, exercising and making videos with her stepdaughter Kaniya. She is also preparing for law school.

 

Meghna Bhat

Meghna Bhat, PhD (she/her/hers)

Project Coordinator, Prevention

As an outspoken advocate against gender violence and social injustice, Meghna has 17 years of extensive work experience in interdisciplinary gender based research, prevention education, community outreach and partnerships in diverse settings. Meghna has earned her PhD in Criminology, Law, and Justice (Gender and Women’s Studies) from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Drawn from her own traumatizing experiences with gender violence and being trained in digital storytelling, she is passionate about using storytelling and film for prevention and healing. As an immersive storyteller, a proud first-generation South Asian immigrant, and prevention educator, Meghna is excited to be re(joining) CALCASA in contributing her expertise and education to advancing statewide prevention efforts in California. She enjoys brisk walks, cooking, nurturing her plants, and acrylic painting.

 

Priscilla Klassen

Priscilla Klassen

Project Coordinator

Priscilla was introduced to Sexual Violence Prevention work in 2005 as a member of her campus feminist organization. After organizing various campus events, such as Take Back the Night, SpeakOut, and the Clothesline Project, Priscilla began volunteering as a Sexual Assault Response Team member for local rape crisis centers. She has most recently spent over eight years working with adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities in the residential setting. Priscilla is excited to merge her work in prevention with her work with folx in the IDD community.