National Alliance to End Sexual Violence
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meet our team

The Board

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.

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

Carrie Ward, M.A., Treasurer

Carrie is the Chief Executive Officer of the Illinois Coalition Against Sexual Assault (ICASA).  Carrie joined ICASA as Program Developer in 1996 and was promoted to Grants Director in 2004 and Executive Director in 2019.  For many years, Carrie conducted programmatic site visits at ICASA centers and provided technical assistance and training for centers on a wide range of program areas, assisted new and current centers to navigate ICASA’s funding and certification processes and oversaw the allocation of funds to ICASA centers.  As CEO, Carrie works with ICASA to assist with strategic planning, governance, and oversight, serves as ICASA’s primary spokesperson and conducts policy work to further ICASA’s legislative agenda. Carrie represents ICASA on numerous task forces and statewide committees and represents ICASA when working with other rape crisis organizations, allies and partners across the nation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Liliana Olvera-Arbon, Board Member

Liliana is the Executive Director at the Utah Coalition Against Sexual Assault, with over 15 years of experience working in social services. She demonstrated profound leadership while working at a Los Angeles-based rape crisis center and later as a Program Coordinator at the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault.  Her vision is to center and uplift the voices of communities marginalized by society and bring a deep commitment toward social equity and collective liberation. She is dedicated to educating people of their rights and opportunities and envisions a world free of gender-based violence.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rosa Beltré, Board Member

Rosa Beltré, Afro-Taina-Latinx, is the President & CEO of the Ohio Alliance to End Sexual Violence. Rosa Beltré first joined OAESV as the Advocacy and Training Director in July 2013, before serving as OAESV’s Interim Executive Director, and ultimately becoming OAESV’s first Latina Executive Director in June 2017.

Rosa is an ordained Minister of the Spanish Pentecostal Churches, Vice-President of International Women Ministry MDM, author, and the Mission’s Director of her Faith community. 

Rosa is a Taino, Afro-Latinx, catalyst of change, who is action- driven womxn, passionate about power/gender-based violence, BIPOC empowerment, leadership, knowledge, enriching the lives of others, bridge building/ collaboration, accountability and provoking change.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Indira M. Henard, MSW, Board Member

Indira is the Executive Director of the DC Rape Crisis Center (DCRCC). She 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

Rose Luna, Board Member

Rose Luna is the Chief Executive Officer at the Texas Association Against Sexual Assault (TAASA). She has been with TAASA for over 19 years and has served the agency in a variety of roles before becoming CEO in September of 2017. Rose has led TAASA to become an influential authority on sexual assault through public policy, coalition building, and putting survivors first. Rose is a seasoned advocate and revered speaker, trainer, and writer as her work has been shared statewide and nationally. She serves on the steering committee of the inaugural sexual assault survivor task force at the Texas Governor’s Office, She is President of the Board of the Texas Victim’s Service Association, as well as member of the Texas Evidence Collection Protocol advisory board.  Rose’s direct service experience in addition to her business operations and marketing background make for a beautiful intersection of effective leadership and change. 

 

 

 

 

 

The Team

Monika Johnson Hostler, President & Chief Executive Officer

Monika Johnson Hostler is the President and CEO of the National Alliance to End Sexual Violence. She previously served as the Executive Director of the North Carolina Coalition Against Sexual Assault (NCCASA) since 1999 and is a founding Managing Partner of RALIANCE. 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Terri Poore, Policy Director 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maureen L. Gallagher, Policy and Programs Manager 

Maureen has more than 25 years of experience in the field of sexual and domestic violence intervention and prevention, including children and family services. She joined NAESV full-time after working with the organization as a consultant. Prior to consulting, Maureen served as the Policy Director for Jane Doe Inc., the Massachusetts Coalition Against Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence for nearly 10 years. Maureen also served as Sexual Assault Program Coordinator at the Nebraska Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence for several years before moving back to Boston. She received a BA in Sociology from the College of the Holy Cross and an MA in Sociology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. In 2022, Maureen received a Master of Legal Studies degree from Northeastern University. 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Megan Owens, MSW, Corporate Research Associate

Megan is a St. Louis native who has been working in the field of domestic and sexual violence for over five years, working both directly with survivors and in administrative capacities. She has worked at several local Missouri programs, and prior to joining NAESV, she worked at the Missouri Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence. Megan’s background is both in advocacy and communications and in addition to her work with survivors, she worked on multiple grassroots advocacy campaigns, Missouri’s State Capitol, and on research projects related to human trafficking and juvenile justice. She earned her Master’s in Social Work at the University of Missouri-Columbia, and before that, she received her Bachelor’s in Journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia. Megan’s passion for systems change, social justice, and anti-oppression drives her continued work in the movement to end sexual violence.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Camille Clay, Operations Coordinator 

Camille’s journey into advocacy began with her early involvement at the Texas Association Against Sexual Assault, where her mother served as the executive director for two decades. Exposed to the impactful work of her mother from a young age, Camille co-founded a peer education group during her high school years, aiming to educate fellow students about sexual assault and dating violence. Earning a degree in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Texas at Arlington, Camille embarked on a career in education, obtaining certification as an elementary school teacher. For five years, she dedicated herself to shaping young minds in the classroom. Camille transitioned into the realm of communications and administration, serving as a consultant for mission-driven individuals and organizations. Her path led her to NAESV, where she provided invaluable support through consulting projects, including the development of onboarding and training programs for future full-time employees. In 2023, Camille joined NAESV on a full-time basis, bringing her experience and dedication to the organization’s mission.

 

 

 

 

Ellen Fern, Policy Consultant

Ellen is President and Founding Principal of the Moonstone Group LLC which is a DC-based government relations, public policy, and consulting firm. She has broad experience in federal legislative affairs, appropriations, coalition building, managing and developing public education campaigns, and grassroots advocacy. Ellen has worked for more than two decades on a variety of policy issues including gender-based violence, the social welfare of children, K-12 education, youth and families including juvenile justice, foster care, judicial training, and teen pregnancy prevention. In her previous roles, Ellen was a principal and manager of federal relations at the Bose Public Affairs Group and served as the director of national and corporate partnerships at the National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy. She also ran the Washington, D.C. office of a national consulting firm, which specialized in grassroots organizing and communications strategies to affect public policy. Ellen started her career on Capitol Hill working for the late Senator Claiborne Pell of Rhode Island and then Representative Chuck Schumer of New York.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jennifer Han, Accountant, Han Group LLC.

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