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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 Drupal website, the Salesforce CRM, and the Moodle lMS. 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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Prevention Coordinator

Darin J. Dorsey (He/Him/His) has been doing sexual violence prevention education since 2009, where he started as a Student Educator at a University. Since then he has worked as a prevention educator in a diverse set of communities across multiple states. He has experience providing direct service as an advocate, including answering crisis lines and responding to hospital calls. Outside of work he enjoys spending time with his partner and their two pets, writing science fiction, and watching episodes of The Office over and over again.

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Interim Co-Executive Director

Michelle Dixon-Wall has been the Resource Sharing Project Coordinator at the Washington Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs since 2013. 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. She began working as a sexual assault and domestic violence advocate in 2001 in a Southern California dual agency predominantly serving the migrant farm working community. 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, promatora outreach, and community engagement.

Michelle is a graduate of the Evergreen State College, with a primary field of study in gender and social justice. She and her partner, Rey, have two dogs and are working on rehabilitating their 1921 farm house.

Currently, she holds the Interim Co-Executive Director position with Valériana Chikoti-Bandua.

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Portrait of Patrícia Flores
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 and holds an Advanced Certificate (China) in QiGong Image Healing & Meditation.

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Child Advocacy Specialist

Tabitha is the Child Advocacy Specialist with the Washington Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs (WCSAP). She currently co-facilitates Advocate Core and the advocacy portion of Therapist Core training. Prior to her work with WCSAP, Tabitha served as a domestic violence and sexual assault advocate with Skagit Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Services. She also served as their Volunteer Program Coordinator, and fostered a deep love and respect for community volunteerism. Tabitha facilitated a community readiness assessment in Skagit County, assessing young people's attitudes and beliefs about dating violence and prevention. She continues to advocate to center youth voices and experiences in the anti-violence movement

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Organizational Services Specialist

Talcott Broadhead is a transgender author, Social Worker, professor, and former Director of PLU’s Center for Gender Equity. Talcott’s work centers survivors, transgender liberation, anti-racism and gender equity. They have developed gender affirming policy and curriculum for many State agencies, Universities and Healthcare providers. Talcott is the author of “Meet Polkadot," a children's book about a non-binary transgender child navigating a binary world. Talcott’s pronouns are they, them and their.

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Interim Co-Executive Director

Born into the world as a refugee, Valériana Chikoti-Bandua hails from the country of Angola. She was born in Zambia but subsequently raised in Papua New Guinea as her family fled the Angolan civil war in hopes to start life over. She holds a Master’s Degree from Florida International University in global Governance and International Security. Valériana’s professional experience ranges from formally being a co-owner of Etali design and Consulting LLC, to serving Angola as a human rights diplomat in the UN to delivering a TED talk titled protect the girl child. She is an accomplice to front line fighters of the anti-sexual violence movement especially for immigrant communities and in particular women of color.

Currently, she holds the Interim Co-Executive Director position with Michelle Dixon-Wall.

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1979 — 2019

⦁   Celebrating 40 Years of Advocacy   ⦁