Iowa Coalition Against Sexual Assault

3030 Merle Hay Road

Des Moines, IA 50310

www.iowacasa.org

Email: membership@iowacasa.org

Phone: 515-244-7424

© 2019 by the Iowa Coalition Against Sexual Assault (IowaCASA)  |  Grievance & Complaint Policy 

Technical Assistance

Advocate Assistance, also known as Technical Assistance (TA), consists of support and resources the coalition provides to victim service advocates, victim service programs, and allied professionals. Each of our staff provides assistance on a number of diverse topics. Check out the list below to find the type of assistance you're looking for, and who on our staff can help.

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Beth Barnhill

Executive Director

She/her/hers

(515) 850-1915

Email me

 

I can provide TA on anti-oppression and anti-racist initiatives, board development, leadership structure, nonprofit sustainability, sex offender treatment, and statewide and federal policy initiatives.

Elizabeth Balcarcel

Latino Services Specialist

She/her/hers

(515) 850-1911

Email me

I can provide TA on anti-oppression and anti-racist initiatives, bilingual advocacy, co-advocacy with culturally specific programs, and working with underserved and non-English speaking communities

Nadia La Fontant

Underserved Advocacy & Training Specialist

She/her/hers

(515) 850-1910

Email me

I can provide TA on accessibility, the Action Network for Diversity & Inclusion (ANDI), co-advocacy with culturally specific programs, the Prison Rape Elimination Act, training, working with incarcerated survivors, and working with survivors who have disabilities and/or mental illnesses. 

Anti-oppression and Anti-racism Work

 

Jocelyn Hernandez

Community Engagement Specialist

She/her/hers

(515) 850-1912

Email me

I can provide TA on bilingual advocacy, community engagement and outreach, fostering relationships with underserved communities, training, and social change and social justice strategies.

Shundrea S. Trotty, MPA

Director of Iowa Services & Projects

She/her/hers

(515) 850-1909

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I can provide TA on anti-oppression and anti-racist initiatives, capacity building, leadership structure, nonprofit sustainability, staff and leadership development, and trauma-informed supervision.

Maggie Woznicki, LMSW

Membership & Sustainability Specialist

She/her/hers

(515) 850-1905

Email me

I can provide TA on accessibility, confidentiality, documentation, membership standards, sustainability, and working with survivors who have disabilities and/or mental illnesses. 

 

Communications

Beth Barnhill

Executive Director

She/her/hers

(515) 850-1915

Email me

 

I can provide TA on anti-oppression and anti-racist initiatives, board development, leadership structure, nonprofit sustainability, sex offender treatment, and statewide and federal policy initiatives.

Matty Tate-Smith

Communications Specialist

He/him/his

(515) 850-1907

Email me

 

I can provide TA on branding, communications, event coordination, fundraising, graphic design, legislative policy work, marketing, media, messaging, newsletter design and distribution, social media, and web design.

Leadership

 

Beth Barnhill

Executive Director

She/her/hers

(515) 850-1915

Email me

 

I can provide TA on anti-oppression and anti-racist initiatives, board development, leadership structure, nonprofit sustainability, sex offender treatment, and statewide and federal policy initiatives.

Shundrea S.

Trotty, MPA

Director of Iowa Services & Projects

She/her/hers

(515) 850-1909

Email me

I can provide TA on anti-oppression and anti-racist initiatives, capacity building, leadership structure, nonprofit sustainability, staff and leadership development, and trauma-informed supervision.

Julie Wooden-Kean

Director of Finance and Administration

She/her/hers

(515) 850-1902

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I can provide TA on administrative issues, grant management, financial and fiscal policies, payroll guidance, and time and effort tracking. 

Legal Advocacy

 

Rebecca Stout

Staff Attorney

She/her/hers

(515) 850-1914

Email me

I can provide TA around any kind of legal questions you may have related to access of services for sexual assault survivors, Title IX questions, and working with schools to address potential Title IX non-compliance.

Scherael Thurston-Shell

Staff Attorney

She/her/hers

(515) 850-1913

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I can provide TA to member programs and advocates related to the legal rights and options available to survivors. In addition, I can provide legal referrals. 

Laura Velazquez

Legal Advocate

She/her/hers

(515) 850-1922

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I can provide TA to member programs and advocates related to finding appropriate legal aid and resources for survivors of sexual abuse and assault. I can also help provide legal referrals for those who need it.

Legislative and Policy Work

 

Beth Barnhill

Executive Director

She/her/hers

(515) 850-1915

Email me

 

I can provide TA on anti-oppression and anti-racist initiatives, board development, leadership structure, nonprofit sustainability, sex offender treatment, and statewide and federal policy initiatives.

Matty Tate-Smith

Communications Specialist

He/him/his

(515) 850-1907

Email me

 

I can provide TA on branding, communications, event coordination, fundraising, graphic design, legislative policy work, marketing, media, messaging, newsletter design and distribution, social media, and web design.

 

Prevention and Human Trafficking

KellyMarie Z. Meek

Prevention and Human Trafficking Specialist

She/her/hers

(515) 850-1906

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I can provide TA on human trafficking, primary prevention efforts, prevention funding for victim service programs, and sexual assault prevention for educators, parents, and caregivers. 

 

Resource Sharing Project

The Resource Sharing Project is a national Technical Assistance provider for all 56 states, districts, and territories, led by the Iowa Coalition Against Sexual Assault, along with the North Carolina Coalition Against Sexual Assault and the Washington Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs. To find out more, visit www.resourcesharingproject.org.

Elizabeth

Edmondson Bauer

Sexual Assault Services Program (SASP) Technical

Assistance Specialist

She/her/hers

(515) 401-8984

Email me

While I do not directly provide TA to member programs, I provide support and resources to state sexual assault coalitions and state funding administering agencies. 

Kris Bein

Assistant Director

of the Resource Sharing Project

She/her/hers

(515) 401-8722

Email me

While I do not directly provide TA to member programs, I have experience training coalitions on capacity building, management, and advocacy skills. 

Valerie Davis

Sexual Assault Demonstration Initiative Specialist

She/her/hers

(515) 330-6175

Email me

While I do not directly provide TA to member programs, I work with dual and multi-service programs across the nation on how to create meaningful sexual assault services for all survivors. 

Cat Fribley

Director of the

Resource Sharing Project

She/her/hers

(319) 339-0899

Email me

While I do not directly provide TA to member programs, I have experience training coalitions on board development and management and capacity building.

Leah Green

Rural Technical

Assistance Specialist

She/her/hers

(515) 444-7381

Email me

 

While I do not directly provide TA to member programs, I provide support and resources to state and territorial coalitions and rural dual/multi-service advocacy programs across the country on issues related to creating sustainable sexual assault services. 

Norio Umezu Hall

Publications Specialist

He/him/his

(515) 505-2729

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While I do not directly provide TA to member programs, I write publications for the 56 state and territorial sexual assault and dual coalitions that the Resource Sharing Project works with. These publications include relevant tools, resource summaries, and newsletters.

 

Technology

Kelsi Roby

Training and Technology Specialist

She/her/hers

(515) 850-1920

Email me

I can provide TA on certification, training requirements, training requests, EmpowerDB questions and utilization, best practices for technology, confidentiality and technology, social media and website utilization, and co-advocacy.

Training

 

Nadia La Fontant

Underserved Advocacy & Training Specialist

She/her/hers

(515) 850-1910

Email me

I can provide TA on accessibility, the Action Network for Diversity & Inclusion (ANDI), co-advocacy with culturally specific programs, the Prison Rape Elimination Act, training, working with incarcerated survivors, and working with survivors who have disabilities and/or mental illnesses. 

Jocelyn Hernandez

Community Engagement Specialist

She/her/hers

(515) 850-1912

Email me

I can provide TA on bilingual advocacy, community engagement and outreach, fostering relationships with underserved communities, training, and social change and social justice strategies.

Kelsi Roby

Training and Technology Specialist

She/her/hers

(515) 850-1920

Email me

I can provide TA on certification, training requirements, training requests, EmpowerDB questions and utilization, best practices for technology, confidentiality and technology, social media and website utilization, and co-advocacy.

Underserved Communities

 

Elizabeth Balcarcel

Latino Services Specialist

She/her/hers

(515) 850-1911

Email me

I can provide TA on anti-oppression and anti-racist initiatives, bilingual advocacy, co-advocacy with culturally specific programs, and working with underserved and non-English speaking communities

Jocelyn Hernandez

Community Engagement Specialist

She/her/hers

(515) 850-1912

Email me

I can provide TA on bilingual advocacy, community engagement and outreach, fostering relationships with underserved communities, training, and social change and social justice strategies.

Nadia La Fontant

Underserved Advocacy

& Training Specialist

She/her/hers

(515) 850-1910

Email me

I can provide TA on accessibility, the Action Network for Diversity & Inclusion (ANDI), co-advocacy with culturally specific programs, the Prison Rape Elimination Act, training, working with incarcerated survivors, and working with survivors who have disabilities and/or mental illnesses. 

Maggie

Woznicki, LMSW

Membership & Sustainability Specialist

She/her/hers

(515) 850-1905

Email me

I can provide TA on accessibility, confidentiality, documentation, membership standards, and working with survivors who have disabilities and/or mental illnesses.