Rosa is currently the Interim 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 base 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.
Becky is the Communications Director for the Ohio Alliance to End Sexual Violence. She has been with OAESV since 2012, and 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 advocates. 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 is a Certified Personal Trainer and fitness instructor who enjoys running and spending time with her husband and daughter.
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 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 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 joined OAESV as Program Assistant in October 2015. In this role, Tessa manages OAESV's Cleveland office, OAESV Resource Hotline, and assists with events and trainings. She is a 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's focuses within the anti-sexual violence field include anti-oppression and self-care strategies.
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.
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.
Kelly joined OAESV in January 2016. As a legal advocate she provides advocacy and guidance for survivors with complex legal needs in addition to training and technical assistance related to criminal and civil legal issues. 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.