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.

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.

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.

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.

Julie Sena

Julie Sena

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.