Staff + Board

Our Staff


Rachel Valentine, Executive Director
Shelley Gist Kennedy, Volunteer Coordinator
 Business and Finance Manager

Client Services

Amanda Mbata-Graham, Clinical Services Director
Boluwatife Aluko, Crisis Response Assistant
Aleksandra Bachvarova, Crisis Response Assistant
Stephanie Basakis, Clinical Case Manager
A. Cardenas, Advocacy Program Manager
Susana Castaneda, Bilingual Online Helpline Assistant
Asia Elzein-Platt, Clinical Therapist
Osney Lorenzo Perez,  Bilingual Crisis Response Assistant
Hannah Rideout, Support Group Coordinator
Shana Sobhani, Crisis Response Assistant
Setareh Vahdati-Shams, Crisis Response Assistant

Education + Outreach

Tracey Miller, Director of Outreach and Community Engagement
Maria Diaz, Youth Education Assistant
Suzette Feller, 
Youth Education Assistant
Soleir Gordon-Schaefer, Latino Services Coordinator
Hailey Levia, Rape Prevention Program Manager
Sunny Osment, Bilingual Rape Prevention Education Assistant and Bilingual Online Helpline Assistant
Sol Pederson, Youth Education Program Manager

Development + Communications

Kelly Taylor, Development and Communications Director
Molly Gant, Communications Coordinator
Jacob Nelson, Development Coordinator

Our 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 the mission and vision.

Dulce Esperanza Castillo
Julia Da Silva, President
Lauren Erickson Bennett, Treasurer
Saira Estrada
Emilly Gavilanes
Shanda Hamlett
Cindy Hoang
Kelly Holcombe

Annie Johnston, Vice President
Kimberly Jones
Christian Lawson
Brooks Rainey Pearson
Audrey Shore
Trisha Socias
Jeff Strickler
Phil Venable

We are actively seeking new board members! Applications are due by July 22nd. 

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.

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