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.
Becky Perkins, Communications Director
Becky is the Communications Director 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 twelve 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. In her spare time, Becky enjoys running and spending time with her husband and daughter.
Rosa Beltré, Advocacy & Training Director
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.
Maggie McGuire, Resource Specialist
Maggie joined OAESV in June 2014 as the Program Assistant and was promoted to Resource Specialist in 2015. 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.
Lynn Bilal, Prevention Coordinator
Lynn Hart Bilal is a native of Youngstown, Ohio where she received her Master’s in Education-Counseling and Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Youngstown State University. Since 1990 Lynn has dedicated her services to the anti-violence movement in various capacities. In addition to spending 25 years providing direct service to victims of sexual assault, she has worked as a Standardized Patient, a Social Worker for a domestic violence shelter, a Caseworker for abused and neglected children, a Job Coach for adults with disabilities, a Counselor for a driver intervention program, a part-time Instructor at Youngstown State University, and most recently a Community Organizer. Lynn’s vast experiences and lessons learned from years of outreach, collaboration with local agencies, and advocacy with survivors has inspired her powerful mission to assist in ending sexual violence. In her free time, Lynn enjoys traveling with her husband Kelan, spending time at home relaxing with their American Staffordshire Terrier, and exercising at the YMCA.
Tessa Greene, Program Assistant
Tessa is Cleveland area native and a graduate of Case Western Reserve University where she received her B.A. in Medical Anthropology and Religious Studies. Her studies focused on reproductive health and new age religion. Tessa has experience in event planning and leadership and sexual health programming. She is a volunteer at Preterm and enjoys a little yoga and live music. Every now and then you can hear her over the airwaves on WRUW FM 91.1 Cleveland.
Ann Brandon, Training & Technical Assistance Specialist
Ann Brandon joined OAESV in October 2015 and most recently worked for 13 years at a dual rape crisis/domestic violence program in Northern Kentucky. Ann’s experience includes consulting with the Kentucky Association of Sexual Assault Programs providing training and consultation during a 5-year research project funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which measurably reduced the perpetration of sexual violence by over 50%. Her experience includes fundamental knowledge in the areas of sexual violence, bystander intervention, organizational capacity, program implementation, strategic planning, and community mobilization.