Our Team
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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.

Melissa Obodzinski

Melissa Obodzinski, Resource Specialist

Melissa joined OAESV in July 2017. As the Resource Specialist, her role is to provide technical assistance to support the initiatives of OAESV’s communications and resource development team and assistance with year round grant writing, reporting processes, and agency publications.  Melissa is a native of Cleveland with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Applied Conflict Management from Kent State University. In her spare time Melissa enjoys playing recreational volleyball, finding new places to eat around the city, and cheering on the Cleveland Indians and Cavaliers.

Tiearra James

Tiearra James, Program Assistant

Tiearra joined OAESV in May 2017 as the Program Assistant.

Kelly Becker

Kelly Becker, Legal Advocate

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.

Camille Crary, J.D.

Camille Crary, J.D., Staff Attorney

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.

Ann Brandon

Ann Brandon, Training and 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.

Lynn Bilal

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.

Becky Perkins

Becky Perkins, Communications Director

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.

Rosa Beltre

Rosa Beltre, Interim Executive Director

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.