April 2016 OAESV Board meeting. Seated left to right: Julie Broadwell, Secretary; Kaitlyn Wessels, President. Standing left to right: Emily Resnik, Jennifer Jaketic (since resigned); Erica Preston, Vice-President; Jaime Miracle; Shari Murnahan; Ryn Farmer; Sharlene Boltz, Treasurer. Not pictured: Andrea Harris.


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.  Below, Board Members share their reasons for joining the Board, and for standing up against sexual violence in Ohio:

Sharlene Boltz – Treasurer: I bring 30 years of legal experience to the fight against violence against women.  As a victim advocate, threat assessment consultant and law professor, I welcome the opportunity to share my experience teaching and working with various audiences about the complex issues presented by domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking with OAESV.”

Julie Broadwell – SecretaryJulie originally joined the Board in January 2013 in her position as Northwest Ohio Regional Leader, as OAESV is committed to having local rape crisis center directors’ voices be heard.  Julie serves as the Secretary on the Executive Committee.  Julie believes it is very important to have a diverse board with many different areas of expertise represented and is proud to be on the board as a community rape crisis center director with 20 years’ experience.

Ryn Farmer

Andrea HarrisAndrea Harris sees her service on the Board of the Ohio Alliance to End Sexual Violence as an opportunity for her to further advocate with and on behalf of the victims and the survivors of sexual violence.  As an Ohio survivor of rape who found herself with few resources for support, healing, and justice, she is passionate about making sure that all Ohio’s survivors of sexual violence know that they are not alone in their fight and know that people are working to not only better support survivors but also to eradicate every form of sexual violence in the state.  Her service on the OAESV Board is a reflection of her deeply held belief that the voices of survivors of sexual violence must be included at every level of the societal discussion about sexual violence.

Jaime Miracle“I wanted to be a member of the Ohio Alliance to End Sexual Violence board because I saw just how important it is for a coalition to exist in Ohio when our state didn’t have one.  The work that rape crisis centers across the state do, day in and day out, is critical to the health and well-being of millions of Ohioans, and having one unified voice to advocate for these centers and the survivors they serve is crucial.  I am proud to have been a part of the coalition’s re-birth in Ohio.  I am committed to making sure that we do all we can to end sexual violence, and until then serve all survivors of sexual assault in whatever capacity they need.”

Shari Murnahan

Erica Preston – Vice President

Emily Resnik

Kaitlyn Wessels – PresidentKaitlyn came to the Ohio Alliance to End Sexual Violence in March 2013.  She brings to the Board years of sexual assault advocacy in Southwest Ohio, as well as expertise in nonprofit fundraising and development.  After serving many local women, men, and children, Kaitlyn was eager to expand her advocacy to the state level.  “OAESV is building the capacity of our rape crisis centers and our legislature to better serve Ohioans,” she says.  “It’s a privilege to be on the front lines of the movement to end rape culture.”


Interested in Becoming a Board Member?

Are you interested in giving of your time, talents, and expertise by serving as an OAESV Board Member? Please fill out our board member application, which includes requirements regarding duties and commitment. To download a printable paper copy of the application, click HERE.