Rosa is the Executive Director of the Ohio Alliance to End Sexual Violence. She has been with the Coalition since 2013 in the capacity of Director of Advocacy & Training. Rosa serves as the Co-chair of the State of Ohio Anti-Oppression and Accountability Committee, as well as the Co-Chair of the Women of Color Caucus of the State of Ohio. She is an ordained Minister of the Spanish Pentecostal Churches, and the Regional Social Service Director of her Faith community. She serves as a facilitator, Training Consultant and keynote speaker for organizations who seek her expertise in understanding abuse through the Eyes of the Bible, Racism, Internalized Oppression, Latino Cultural Competency and Bridging the gap between faith based organizations, Community agencies and social justice. Rosa has spent the last 15 years training, cultivating community relations, providing development to organizations and communities focused on Fair Housing, Child Abuse, Sexual Assault/Abuse, Volunteerism, Financial Literacy, and Church Call to Action, among others. Rosa is action driven, passionate about Women of Color empowerment, leadership, knowledge, enriching the life of others, and provoking change.
Lana joined OAESV in May 2014 as the Finance Specialist. She performs all the accounting, payroll and grant financial reporting. She coordinates with the outside accounting firm for the annual financial statement audit along with the 990 tax filing. She reports to the Executive Director and the Board of Directors. Lana is a lifelong resident of Northeast Ohio with a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting from The University of Akron. She obtained her CPA license December 1994. Lana and her husband Tim have 4 children. She enjoys her time with her family and is an avid Cleveland sports fan.
Kelly joined OAESV in January 2016. As the Training & Technical Assistance Specialist, she assists rape crisis centers, campuses, and allied professionals in providing effective services to survivors and preventing sexual violence through timely, relevant training and technical assistance. Kelly is a survivor of sexual violence and a lifelong advocate. She started her career in victim services as a Victim Advocate and Volunteer Coordinator with the YWCA H.O.P.E. Center of Northwest Ohio in 2011. Kelly received a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree from the University of Toledo in July of 2008. In her free time, Kelly enjoys kayaking with her husband Rob, spending time with her family, and relaxing with a good book.
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.
April provides administrative and organization support to the Legal Team in efforts to provide holistic representation to survivors of sexual violence and human trafficking across Ohio. April has many years of experience working in both academic and corporate structures of state and local government. Having a strong background in information technology lead to several great opportunities, a few being Miami University in Oxford, OH and Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA. It was those opportunities that lead to her K-12 teaching experience and opportunity to design the first computer programming/coding curriculum for Mecklenburg County Schools in South Hill, VA. April has a BBA and a MBA from Averett University in Danville, VA; a Higher Ground Women's Leadership certificate from the Grace E. Harris Leadership Institute at Virginia Commonwealth University and a post graduate Paralegal Certificate from Capital University Law School in Columbus, OH. In efforts to connect the technology with her business and legal training, April is preparing to sit for the Association of Certified Electronic Discovery Specialist examination in 2019. Originally from Newark, NJ, April is a wife, mother and, "MiMi"; as well as a huge basketball fan that loves cooking and spending time with family and friends.
Camille Crary, J.D.
Camille joined OAESV in December 2015. As OAESV's first Staff Attorney, Camille is responsible for developing and leading our organization's new legal program. She creates written training materials and resource sheets, provides training and technical assistance, and works with our team on evaluating and recommending public policy proposals. Camille is a 2014 graduate of the University of Wisconsin Law School, where she served on the Senior Editorial Board of the Wisconsin Law Review and Fundraising Chair of the Wisconsin Law Students for Reproductive Justice. Before joining OAESV full-time, Camille was a Cleveland Rape Crisis Center and OAESV Public Policy and Law Fellow. She then spent one year in private practice focusing on civil sexual harassment cases. During law school, Camille worked as an intern for the Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault, the Wisconsin Department of Justice, the United States District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin, and a private Cleveland employment discrimination law firm. She is a Teach For America alum (DC '08), holds an M.Ed. from George Mason University and a B.A. in Broadcast Journalism and Political Science from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities.
Jenn Eidemiller (she/her/they/them pronouns) is the new Resource and Communications Coordinator at Ohio Alliance to End Sexual Violence. In her past roles, she oversaw LGBTQ+ anti-violence trainings for service providers, professionals and community members throughout Ohio. Born and raised in Ohio, Jenn holds a Bachelor of Arts with research distinction in Psychology and Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies. Her varied background and experience includes social psychology research, helpline advocacy, and program development. Jenn currently lives in Columbus, Ohio and enjoys scrolling through dog rescues in her free time with her partner. She is excited to continue to work within the anti-violence field with OAESV.
Becca joined OAESV in May of 2018. As the Legal Advocate, she is responsible for providing advocacy and referral linkage for survivors of sexual violence who have needs specific to the criminal justice and/or civil legal systems, and for providing training and technical assistance to rape crisis centers specific to legal advocacy for survivors. Starting in the sexual violence movement as a volunteer advocate in 2003, Becca recognized her passion for the movement. She joined The Domestic Violence Shelter in Mansfield working with and advocating for survivors and their families. As a Miami University alumnus, Becca returned to Miami to serve as the Sexual Assault Response/ Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Students. In this role she assisted survivors in navigating the various systems and processes along with providing resources and services both on and off campus. Becca has chaired committees, assisted in crafting policy, and coordinated universal efforts to prevent and respond to sexual violence. Becca is a graduate of the University of Toledo College of Law and maintains Registered Advocate with Advanced Standing status with the Ohio Advocate Network.
Lauren N.D. Jones
Lauren ND Jones is the new Legal Campus Advocate for the Ohio Alliance to End Sexual Violence. Lauren graduated from Ohio University with a Bachelor in Criminal Justice. Lauren has worked in the advocacy field since 2013, when she started as a victim advocate with the Montgomery County Prosecutor's Office. Lauren quickly discovered a passion for advocacy and anti-oppression work, and joined the YWCA as a Crisis Support Specialist before becoming a victim advocate with Project Woman. Lauren also volunteered as a community advocate for the Clark County Sheriff's Office. Lauren enjoys spending time with her family and reading.
Megan Jones-Williams is currently the Director of Training and Advocacy for OAESV, having worked in the movement to end gender-based violence since 2001. Her educational background in interpersonal communication has influenced her prior work as a program coordinator, advocate, educator, counselor, and activist with crisis centers and gender violence prevention programs in Illinois, Iowa, and Missouri. In her previous position as coordinator of a rape crisis center, Megan provided leadership and vision for the program, managed the budget and grants, supervised staff, co-chaired the local SARC, and advised a campus/community men's anti-violence group. Additionally, she has created volunteer programs, pioneered community awareness campaigns, coordinated conferences, accompanied survivors at the hospital, and provided numerous trainings for victim advocates. Megan has had the privilege of presenting at various local, regional, and national conferences, including the 2012 and 2013 National Sexual Assault Conferences, and served as the Governing Body Convener (i.e. Chair of the Board of Directors) for the Illinois Coalition Against Sexual Assault from 2013-2015. Megan is passionate about engaging in conversations about the ways sexual violence intersects with other forms of oppression, and developing practical strategies to strengthen the productivity and effectiveness of sexual assault services. She values a comprehensive approach to gender violence that combines high quality service provision to survivors from all walks of life, with innovative and proactive prevention education. Megan enjoys cooking, cheering for the Cleveland Cavaliers and attending concerts with her partner, Derrick, although they spend most of their free time chasing after their two young children.
Tiearra joined OAESV in May 2017 as the Office Administrator. She provides human resources, executive, and finance support to the organization, in addition to serving as the point of contact for the organization via email and the Resource Line. Tiearra works in OAESV's Cleveland office, providing support for the organization and staff statewide.
Olivia works to initiate an intersectional perspective in addressing violence in Ohio. Olivia formerly worked with underserved populations at the Ohio Domestic Violence Network and within legal, campus and community advocacy at a local program in Clark county. She is a community organizer and civil rights activist, working with numerous human rights groups including LGBTQI civil rights organizations and the NAACP. Olivia holds a bachelor's degree in Sociology with a focus in African American studies from Ohio University. Outside of work Olivia enjoys walks with Kane (her rescue pup), yoga and volunteering in the community.
Prior to joining OAESV, Kandra worked as an Assistant State Public Defender at the Office of the Ohio Public Defender in the Death Penalty Department. There, Kandra represented individuals on Ohio's death row throughout their State and Federal appeals. Kandra has also worked in Prison Legal Services, representing inmates seeking parole. When Kandra is not in the office, she is cooking, reading, or catching a show with her son, Bren.
Taylr comes from years of advocacy and anti-oppression work, previously working as a Program Coordinator with the Ohio Sexual Violence Helpline; a Teen Advocate with the YWCA Dayton; a Facilitator with the Young Feminist Collaborative; and a Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Instructor at Wright State University. Taylr graduated with a Bachelor of Sciences in Communications from the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University and a Master of Humanities degree from WSU. She loves hiking and kayaking with her partner and participating in many forms of activism.
Shandra has worked with multi-faceted sexual assault agencies for over seven years. She recently rejoined OAESV as the Director of Coordinated Community Responses. In this role, Shandra is responsible for training law enforcement, advocates, sexual assault nurse examiners, prosecutors, and military personnel across the state on best practices for creating and implementing a coordinated community response to sexual assault and intimate partner violence. She also participates on several state advisory committees, including the Women of Color Caucus (WOCC) Leadership Team, convened by the Ohio Alliance to End Sexual Violence, the Ohio Domestic Violence Network, and the Ohio Network of Child Advocacy Centers, as well as the Sexual Assault Advisory Board of Ohio (SAABO). In her role with OAESV, Shandra is most excited about ensuring all survivors of sexual assault are treated with dignity and respect, have equitable access to resources, and are receiving culturally appropriate services. She is also focused on engaging the community in prevention efforts and strategies to bring an end to sexual violence. In her spare time, Shandra enjoys cheering on the Crimson Tide football team, catching up on television shows, and traveling.