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Carolina Gutierrez
Bilingual Services Coordinator

Carolina Gutierrez has been engaged in domestic violence and sexual assault direct services for eleven years. She worked primarily with Spanish-speaking communities as an advocate in dual DV/SA service provider for 4 years, leading a successful ongoing support group for Spanish speaking women as well as culturally relevant Core Advocacy Training in Spanish as coordinator and lead trainer.

In 2012, she began her work with a culturally specific service provider, el Centro Intergral Educativo Latino de Olympia (CIELO).  As a Guatemalan immigrant herself, she was drawn to serve the Indigenous Guatemalan populations immigrating to the South Puget Sound and focused on indigenous language access. She went back to Guatemala in 2015 to learn about violence prevention and services efforts among the indigenous populations to bring back the most current and culturally relevant practices. As the program director, she grew the sexual assault program to include a rural area office and several advocates who spoke not only Spanish but the main indigenous languages of the area.  

Her passion is child sexual abuse prevention. She works to end the silence in communities about violence and trauma and that everyone has access to this information. 

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IT Maestro

Conrad Schuler has been with WCSAP since December 2011. He provides IT support to the organization, including maintaining the 3 Drupal websites and the Salesforce CRM. He enjoys finding simple solutions that actually reduce work, and avoiding shiny, new, overly complex technologies that increase work. That sounds something like this:

If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

Leave him alone, and he will probably hole up in his office, bathing in the glow of multiple monitors.

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Executive Assistant

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Prevention & Social Change Manager

Kat (she/her/hers) is excited to return to WCSAP and continue her work in social change. In this role she provides training, technical assistance, and resource development for sexual assault programs and allied partners across the state. Her favorite part of coalition work is getting to work closely and support the efforts of preventionists. Reach out to her for support with primary prevention & health promotion best practices, exploring root causes & anti-oppression, curriculum design & evaluation, community & youth engagement strategies, and/or campaign & messaging development.

Kat has been working in the movement to end gender-based violence for over 15 years; previously providing advocacy for survivors of sexual and intimate partner violence at community and campus based local programs, as well as at a dual SV/IPV statewide coalition. Kat is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA where she studied sociology and religious studies, and also received a certificate in Gender Violence Intervention.

Outside of the office you might find her... cooking up a storm, working on a (jigsaw, word or number) puzzle, snuggled up with her two chihuahuas, or out in search of trails or spots to swim! And in case it's your kind of thing, she's a Virgo so you could also reach out to her to nerd out about cute spreadsheets & lists, the oxford comma, or other organizational fun.  

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Michelle Dixon-Wall
Advocacy Services Manager

Michelle Dixon-Wall began working as a sexual assault and domestic violence advocate in 2001 at a dual agency predominantly serving the migrant farm working community in Oxnard, CA, where she grew up. She relocated to Olympia in 2005 and has worked at two local programs in Western Washington. She has worked in shelter, medical and legal advocacy, sexual assault response, program management, promotora outreach, and community engagement. She joined WCSAP in 2013 as the Resource Sharing Project Coordinator. In this role, she supported and provided technical assistance to 18 Sexual Assault Coalitions from the Dakotas to the U.S. territories in the Pacific for 6 years. She is currently the Advocacy Services Manager supervising aspects of direct service and program management technical assistance and training. 

Michelle is a graduate of the Evergreen State College, with a primary field of study in gender and social justice. 

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Advocacy Coordinator

Patrícia is from Toppenish (Yakima Valley), the Yakama Reservation. As an Advocate on the front lines in Toppenish, Yakima and Seattle — Patrícia continues her work, side by side with passionate Advocates throughout Washington State. Patrícia enjoys creativity and thinking “outside of the box” with her colleagues within the WCSAP staff and with the WCSAP membership — Advocates. As the fifth child of six children born to an Immigrant (Mexico) parent and a Migrant parent, who were both farm workers and activists as they raised their family in Toppenish, Patrícia learned early on that each individual is highly capable and brings their own expertise and strength to their life experience and the greater community.

When Patrícia is not working she loves spending time with her 3 adult kids and 10 grandchildren!

She began her work with the movement to end violence in the mid 90’s as a trained volunteer Rape Crisis Line Advocate in Seattle. As a Crisis Advocate she was trained to support people calling in to the Crisis Line and meet survivors at the hospital. Later, Patrícia found this very helpful in her work at Columbia Legal Services as their Community Worker. At CLS Patrícia had the privilege of working with people who worked in farm labor and in warehouse work around sexual harassment in the work place. CLS began the Amparo Project and Patrícia facilitated house meetings with workers to discuss sexual harassment and rape in the work place. Patrícia also worked as a Volunteer Sexual Assault Advocate in Yakima. While at CLS Patrícia became a WCSAP Board Member and later was the Bilingual Advocacy Specialist at WCSAP in their collaboration with WSCADV and the Crossing Borders Project. Patrícia also had the privilege of working for WSCADV as a consultant in their Crossing Borders work.

Patrícia is a Certified Facilitative Mediator (Yakima, WA); Advanced Certificate (China) in QiGong Image Healing & Meditation; Racial Justice Facilitator Certification (Tacoma, WA); Tao Hands Blessing Practitioner Certificate (Portland, OR).

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Child Advocacy Coordinator

Soleil was raised in a bicultural family with a Mexican father and an American mother. She has lived in both Mexico and the United States, and her journey has mirrored that of first generation immigrants in many ways. Soleil specializes in Gender-and-Sexual-Based Violence, and she worked with trafficking survivors with the International Organization for Migration in Morocco. Soleil has experience working in child protection with an Indian Tribe in Alaska, and worked in immigration legal advocacy here in Washington State. Her early training was working with Special Education children within the school environment. Soleil enjoys spending her free time with her rescue dog – a big pile of fluff that wants to be petted 24/7.

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Executive Director

Sue has been the Executive Director of WCSAP since November 2020. Most recently, she has led efforts in Whatcom County related to systems change, community coordinated responses, community needs assessments, and developing institutional policies and practices. Previously, Sue has worked at a sexual assault advocacy program, a coalition for healthy youth development, a bilingual school, and a domestic violence shelter. Sue is originally from Ohio and lived and worked in communities in Alaska, Minnesota, Honduras, and Arizona before moving to Washington in 2010. Sue has a Bachelor's of Social Work from Miami University and a Master's in Sustainable Communities from Northern Arizona University. Sue has two children, and in her spare time, enjoys reading, watching movies, jogging, hiking, and connecting with friends.

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