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 Hanna, Executive Director
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 Barfield, Statewide Prevention Coordinator
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 Perkins, Communications Coordinator
Becky is the Communications Coordinator for the Ohio Alliance to End Sexual Violence. Her role is to develop, publish and distribute resources and communications, including newsletters, fact sheets, manuals, and social media communications. Additionally, Becky provides technical assistance, best practices, and support to rape crisis programs and adovocates. Becky is a survivor of sexual violence and a passionate advocate, serving over 600 survivors in the past ten 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 from Miami University in Oxford, OH, certification in the Management of Volunteer Programs from the Cincinnati Association of Volunteer Administrators, and is an accomplished grant writer and trainer.
Rosa Beltré, 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.
Cricket Rerko, 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.