24-Hour Helplines:  Phone: (919) 967-7273  Text: (919) 504-5211  Online Chat:

Our Staff


Rachel Valentine
Executive Director

Business + Finance Director

Amanda Mbata-Graham
Client Services Director

Tracey Miller
Outreach + Engagement Director

Kelly Taylor
Development + Communications Director


Matt Herman, Administrative + Operations Specialist
Shelley Gist Kennedy, Volunteer Coordinator

Education + Outreach

Jenna Gant, Rape Prevention Education Coordinator
Soleir Gordon-Schaefer, Latino Services Coordinator
Sol Pederson, Youth Education Program Manager
Aneesha Tucker, Youth Education Assistant

Client Services

Stephanie Basakis, Trauma Care Network Coordinator
Melissa Black, Crisis Advocate
Susana Castaneda, Bilingual Online Helpline Assistant
Osney Lorenzo Perez,  Advocacy Case Coordinator

Development + Communications

Molly Gant, Communications Coordinator

OCRCC Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is the governing body of the Orange County Rape Crisis Center. Board members work with staff to ensure that all programs and services are in line with our mission and vision.  

-Attend bi-monthly board meetings.
-Serve on a committee per your interests and experience and attend monthly meetings.
-Build relationships with the community to share the mission of the OCRCC.
-Host a full table at the Annual Holiday Auction.
-Participate in conversations regarding prudent financial governance.
-Help guide the strategic vision of the OCRCC.
-Make a significant personal gift to the OCRCC.

Board Members
Julia Da Silva, President
Emilly Gavilanes
Kelly Holcombe, Treasurer
Brooke Jones
Kimberly Jones
Christian Lawson
Trish Noel
Joe Polich
Audrey Shore, Vice President
Tricia Smar
Trisha Socias
Phil Venable

Join Our Board of Directors

Click here to read our Board Prospectus, learn more about the Center, and how to get involved with our Board.