Ohio Alliance to End Sexual Violence
As Ohio’s statewide coalition, OAESV advocates for comprehensive responses and rape crisis services for survivors and empowers communities to prevent sexual violence.
Who We Serve
- Rape crisis programs
- Allied organizations
- Law enforcement agencies
- Allied professionals (medical, legal, mental health, etc
- Individuals seeking information and resources
- Culturally specific organizations
- Technical Assistance
- Curriculum and Resource Development
- Public Policy Advocacy
- Regional Educational and Networking Opportunities
- Resource Library
- Speakers and Presenters for events and trainings
- Toll-free Information Line
Key Ohio Alliance Projects
- Statewide directory of resources for survivors and co-survivors
- Statewide prevention conference
- Statewide intervention networking and training opportunities
- Supporting relevant statewide policy
- Statewide events calendar
- Monthly membership e-newsletters
- Public Policy Action Alerts
- Membership Recruitment
An OAESV membership offers tangible benefits such as technical assistance, training, education materials, current news updates as well as opportunities and resources for effecting public policy changes to support survivors and prevent sexual violence. Additionally, OAESV offers the critical component of building bridges of collaboration between those who work directly with survivors and allies alike in order to strengthen the collective voices of those working together to influence the movement toward ending sexual violence in Ohio.
Please complete the 2015 MEMBERSHIP REGISTRATION FORM and send it, along with your Membership payment made out to “Ohio Alliance to End Sexual Violence,” via email, fax or mail to:
Ohio Alliance to End Sexual Violence
526 Superior Avenue, Suite 1400
Cleveland, OH 44114
Submit payment online here:
OAESV has wide-ranging expertise in prevention of sexual violence and providing trauma-informed response with survivors. OAESV staff travel extensively throughout Ohio to meet the needs of rape crisis programs and allied organizations in Ohio.
Katie joined OAESV in October 2011. She manages the day to day operations and provides technical assistance, training, coalition building and support to sexual assault service providers across Ohio. She co-chairs the Sexual Assault Advisory Board of Ohio. She holds a Master’s degree in Counseling from Ohio University, is a licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and holds a BFA in Photography from the Rochester Institute of Technology. She has an Executive Coaching certificate from the Weatherhead School of Management at CWRU and a certificate from the Women Staff Leadership Development Initiative. Prior to joining OAESV she was the Women’s Health Advocate for five years at the Flora Stone Mather Center for Women at CWRU. She is the 2011 recipient of the American College Health Association’s New Professional Award through the Ohio College Health Association and contributed as a Task Force member to A Safer Campus, a guidebook on prevention and response to sexual and intimate partner violence and stalking for Ohio campuses.
Jasmine is the Statewide Prevention Coordinator for the Ohio Alliance to End Sexual Violence. Through her work, she is the statewide resource on primary prevention of sexual violence and supports all Ohio Department of Health funded Rape Prevention Education Programs with technical assistance and trainings. She is a trained facilitator in media literacy through the New Mexico Media Literacy Project, as well as the Technology of Participation (ToP)® Group Facilitation Methods through the ToP Trainer Network. In addition to her expertise on prevention, she is a long-time advocate for sexual violence survivors volunteering with her local rape crisis program.
Becky is the Statewide Outreach Manager for the Ohio Alliance to End Sexual Violence. Her role is to provide support, training and technical assistance to rape crisis centers throughout Ohio regarding response and advocacy services for survivors, with emphasis on supporting effective responses to underserved populations. Becky is a passionate advocate for sexual assault survivors, serving over 600 survivors in the past nine years. Starting in victim services as a volunteer, she worked for a local rape crisis center for seven years, four of them as Program Director. She holds Bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and Health Promotion, certification in the Management of Volunteer Programs, and is an accomplished grant writer and trainer.
Training and Outreach Coordinator
Rosa received her BA from Mount Vernon Nazarene University in 2004. She is from the Dominican Republic and has lived in the States most of her life. She is a single parent of 2 outstanding teenagers. After over 15 years of experience working in Corporate America as a Bilingual Education Consultant, her passion to be more involved in the community, advocate and educate on social and health issues empowered her to move into the non-profit arena as a Workforce Program Coordinator and Career Consultant. She joined the OAESV team in July 2013. Rosa has been a Spanish Advocate for CRCC for over 2 years; she serves in the Cleveland Fair Housing Board, Amiga Unidas (Metro Health) Volunteer and is very active with the Spanish Pentecostal Churches of the Midwestern Region, where she is the Community Outreach Coordinator.
SART Project Coordinator
Alison “Cricket” Rerko is the Sexual Asssault Response Team (SART) Project Coordinator for OAESV. Her role is to assist in developing and strengthening SARTs throughout Ohio through training and technical assistance. A nationally-recognized speaker and educator, Cricket has presented at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota and for the National Conference on Health Care and Domestic Violence. She assisted in the development of the State of Ohio Protocol for Sexual Assault Forensic and Medical Evaluation. She currently serves on the International Association of Forensic Nurses Committee on SANE Education, and is Executive Chair for the Cuyahoga County SART. She has authored articles and has been interviewed by the media regarding the care of patients who have experienced violence. Cricket has 15 years of experience as a registered nurse, and is a board-certified SANE in both Adults and Pediatrics.
Maggie joined OAESV in June 2014 as the Program Assistant. In this role, she provides day-to-day administrative support to the rest of the OAESV Team. She obtained her B.A. in Anthropology with a minor in Nonprofit Administration from Cleveland State University, where her academic focus was cultural anthropology. Maggie also volunteers as a hotline advocate for the Cleveland Rape Crisis Center. She continues to passionately support survivors and volunteers with related projects in her spare time.
Board of Directors
The members of the Board of Directors for the Ohio Alliance to End Sexual Violence are a dedicated group of volunteers who have the responsibility of directing the organization’s financial development, public policy, and fiscal oversight, which helps to ensure the continued success of OAESV. Board Members for OAESV welcome your input and appreciate any feedback you have to offer in guiding the important work of the Alliance.
- Julie Broadwell – Northwest Regional Leader
- Linda Connolly
- Susanne Dietzel
- Christine Dodd
- Andrea Harris
- Julie Harris – President
- Kate Lawson – Southwest Regional Leader
- Teresa Matthews – Treasurer
- Jaime Miracle
- Kristin Richner – Vice President