National Alliance to End Sexual Violence
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meet our team

The Board

 

Monika Johnson Hostler, President

Executive Director, North Carolina Coalition Against Sexual Assault

Managing Partner, RALIANCE

President, Board of Directors, National Alliance to End Sexual Violence

Monika Johnson Hostler has served as the Executive Director of the North Carolina Coalition Against Sexual Assault (NCCASA) since 1999 and is a founding Managing Partner of RALIANCE.  She also serves as the President of the Board of Directors of the National Alliance to End Sexual Violence (NAESV). In addition to working on behalf of 90 rape crisis centers in North Carolina, Ms. Johnson Hostler is a pivotal asset to the national sexual assault movement. She has also served on the Wake County Board of Education since 2013 and was elected Board Chair in 2016. She received her Bachelor’s Degree from Fayetteville State University and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from NC Central University. Her leadership in the anti-sexual violence movement and the public education field are examples of her commitment to social justice and equality.

 

 

Annette Burrhus-Clay, Vice President

Annette Burrhus-Clay started her journey working with crime victims as a college student in 1978. What began as a volunteer commitment developed into a 40 year passion and career. She spent her years working in the sexual assault and domestic violence fields as a service provider, trainer, and administrator in Texas and California, the last 20 years with TAASA, before retiring in 2017.

Annette served on numerous statewide advisory boards and task forces and was appointed for two terms to the Blue Ribbon Task Force on Child Abuse Prevention by former Governor Rick Perry. She also served on the advisory board for the Rape Abuse Incest National Network (RAINN) and worked with the Department of Defense and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention on sexual violence initiatives. She continues to serve as Vice-President of the National Alliance to End Sexual Violence (NAESV).

Today, Annette works as an independent consultant on sexual assault as well as non-profit management issues. In her spare time, she serves on her HOA board, is a PTA volunteer, and spends as much time as possible with her exceptional grandchildren.

 

 

 

 

Levette Johnson, Secretary

Levette is the Executive Director of the MS Coalition Against Sexual Assault. She has twenty-three (23) years of experience in non-profit program administration and grant management of state and federal grant programs; coordinates local, statewide, and national training and technical assistance; her greatest asset is collaboration with stakeholders in efforts to end sexual violence. Ms. Johnson has spent more than two decades to promote victim safety, enhance services and response to victims of sexual assault. She collaborates and partner on statewide projects to address underserved populations such as women of color, persons with disabilities, and college-aged women. She supports advocates to improve sexual assault services and response in rural communities. She works to expand response in the faith community with a M.A. and a D.M. in Faith-based Crisis and Family Counseling.  Since 1998, she has volunteered as a crisis counselor with the local rape crisis center.  Since 2010, she serves as a project director for the OVW Training and Technical Assistance Provider to the campus program.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kim Alaburda, Treasurer

Kim is the Executive Director of the New Mexico Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs for 33 years. Her accomplishments and continued passion include advocating for the equal justice, policy, service and medical needs of survivors of sexual violence in rural, Native, border and urban areas of New Mexico. She has guided the Coalition’s substantial research efforts, creation of programming specific to New Mexico’s Underserved (people with disabilities, BIPOC, Transgender and immigrant communities), and more than double the state’s rape crisis centers, SANE units and prevention projects. She sits on funding implementation and conference planning teams to ensure appropriate funding and attention to projects that address sexual violence.  Ms. Alaburda works side by side with NM Crime Victims Reparation staff, and a variety of diverse service providers and advocacy organizations to safeguard continued funding and policy attention to sexual violence in New Mexico.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Laura Cordes, Board Member

As an organizer and public policy advocate, Laura has spent her career forwarding legislative and administrative policies to uphold and secure rights and supports for vulnerable and marginalized populations throughout the health care, criminal justice, and higher education systems. She is the former executive director of the Connecticut Alliance to End Sexual Violence, the statewide coalition of community-based sexual assault crisis services programs, and has served on numerous state boards and commissions to advance the needs of survivors. Since relocating to Maine in 2019 she has served as the executive director of the Maine Association for Community Service Providers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Indira M. Henard, MSW, Board Member

Executive Director, the DC Rape Crisis Center (DCRCC).

Indira has been with the DC Rape Crisis Center for the last thirteen years serving in different capacities, lending invaluable experience including leadership roles in fundraising, operations, cultivating relationships and strategic partnerships, as well as coalition building. Under Ms. Henard’s Executive leadership she has not only repositioned the oldest and the first rape crisis center in the country, but she has laid a strong foundation as the agency prepares to celebrate 50 years of survivor centered, and community led services. Additionally, under Ms. Henard’s leadership the DC Rape Crisis Center received the 2019, and 2020 Best Places to Work by the Washington Business Journal, 2019 and 2020 Best of Washington Award to include the Business Hall of Fame, as well as the 2019 Agency of the Year Award by the National Association of Social Workers.

Ms. Henard has worked nationally and internationally in helping organizations build capacity to respond to the needs of sexual violence in their communities.  Ms. Henard’s high-level training and technical assistance provided to local nonprofits, and international NGO’s has resulted in the repositioning of the sexual assault coalition in the District of Columbia, opening the first rape crisis center in Lagos, Nigeria, as well as working with a coalition of international NGOs in developing a mobile app to aid refugee workers who are working with sexual assault victims. Ms. Henard has been recognized locally and nationally with numerous awards, for her contributions to the violence against women movement to include receiving the 2020 Washingtonian of the Year award.

 

 

Chris Kaiser, Board Member

Chris served for 10 years as policy director and staff attorney for the Texas Association Against Sexual Assault, from 2009-2019, where he advanced evidence-based policy to promote public health, increase law enforcement and prosecutorial transparency, and improve safety for incarcerated sexual assault survivors. He is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati College of Law, where he served as an Ohio Innocence Project Fellow and articles editor of the Human Rights Quarterly. He earned a B.A. in Philosophy, Summa Cum Laude, from the University of Kentucky. Chris currently serves as Advocacy Director for the ACLU of Louisiana.

 

 

 

 

 

Tracey Horth Krueger, Board Member

Tracey is the President and CEO of the Indiana Coalition to End Sexual Assault and Human Trafficking (ICESAHT). Tracey has been with the coalition since it launched five years ago. She oversees the organization’s overall growth including the four programmatic frameworks of Victim Services Capacity building, Prevention, Training and Evaluation and Policy. Tracey has worked in the nonprofit field for over 20 years including being the Executive Director of the Domestic Violence Network and then working as a nonprofit consultant.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Debra Robbin, Board Member

Since joining Jane Doe Inc. in 2002, Debra has provided leadership for the Coalition’s advocacy, education and prevention efforts. She served as the Interim Executive Director since October 2013 before being appointed as Executive Director in early 2015. Working to support survivors and prevent sexual and domestic violence for more than 30 years, Debra is a respected leader across Massachusetts and the nation.

Debra has played a central role in the policy, prevention and services initiatives of the Coalition. Under her leadership, the Coalition has expanded its efforts to mobilize men and boys, to address the needs of underserved communities, and to strengthen both core services and prevention efforts. Through her involvement with the Governor’s Council to Address Sexual and Domestic Violence, her prior role as Co-Chair of the Massachusetts State Prevention Team and Teen Sexual and Dating Violence Prevention Task Force, she has helped shape the policies and priorities of the state’s systems and services in supporting survivors, holding offenders accountable, and preventing violence and abuse. She currently serves as an appointed member of the Governor’s Council to Address Sexual and Domestic Violence and as a board member of the National Alliance Against Sexual Violence.

 

The Team

 

Terri Poore, Policy Director of the National Alliance to End Sexual Violence

Advocating for social justice, especially for survivors and sexual violence prevention, is her passion.  Terri worked at the National Sexual Assault Coalitions Resource Sharing Project providing technical assistance on the Sexual Assault Services Program before joining NAESV full time. She was with the Florida Council Against Sexual Violence for 13 years as the Director of Public Affairs and, before that, as the Director of Training and Technical Assistance. In the 90’s, Terri worked as a sexual violence counselor and program coordinator at a rape crisis center in North Florida and as a victim advocate in the Office of the State Attorney. Terri holds a master’s degree in social work from Florida State University and a BA in Sociology from Loyola University in New Orleans. When not in D.C., her home base is Tallahassee, Florida.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Whitney Parker, Social Media and Web Content

Whitney is an outgoing, sophisticated, entrepreneur working to develop and grow as a young professional. Originally from Silver Spring, Maryland, Whitney has been able to draw inspiration from her community and the people who have mentored her along the way. In 2009, Whitney graduated from North Carolina A&T State University with a bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communication with a concentration in Media Management. After a short break, she returned to school and was awarded a master’s degree in Corporate and Organizational Communication with a concentration in Social Media and Online Communities from Northeastern University.

Since receiving her undergraduate degree, Whitney has had the opportunity to work for some of the best media companies in the country; Sinclair Broadcast Group, Black Entertainment Television/Viacom, Gannett Company, Inc. and the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network. She also volunteers with local organizations that highlight educating young people and preparing them for college and the "real" world.

 

 

 

 

 

Jennifer Han, Accountant for the National Alliance to End Sexual Violence from Han Group LLC.

She is the managing principal of Han Group with over 20 years of public accounting experience focused exclusively on nonprofit community.

Jennifer earned her B.S. in Accounting from Georgetown University and holds her certified public account licenses from the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Virginia, and New York.

 

 

 

 

Maureen L. Gallagher, State Policy Consultant 

Maureen is an independent consultant with more than 25 years of experience in the fields of sexual and domestic violence intervention and prevention child protection and child abuse prevention. Maureen has extensive experience in state and federal policy research, analysis, development, advocacy, and implementation; systems change advocacy; coalition building and collaboration; grant writing and implementation; training and technical assistance to direct service organizations; and project management. Her anti-violence work is informed by her early experience providing direct services to victims and survivors and their families and is grounded in a social justice and racial equity framework.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Denisse Bonilla-Chaoui, Office Administrator at NAESV

Denisse has an eclectic background which includes work as a trilingual interpreter for Prince Georges County Public Schools, Special Assistant in charge of large and small events at the School of Foreign Service Dean’s Office BSFS program in Georgetown University, and stints in France working in the surfing industry and in education.  She is a fluent speaker of Spanish and French and holds a B.A. in Foreign Languages from George Mason University.