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The WCSAP staff is a robust team that provides statewide and national leadership on supporting survivors and changing culture related to sexual violence. If you want to reach out to us, use the Contact Page button below to see the breakdown of ways to contact us by subject. It really helps us help you if you send us an email from the forms listed on that page.
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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 full IT support to all team members of the organization, manages all of our hardware and software assets, administers our SaaS accounts, and maintains our 2 Drupal websites and our Salesforce CRM. He enjoys finding simple solutions that actually reduce work. After all, IT is supposed to help, not hinder!

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Executive Assistant & Membership

Donna is the Executive Assistant for the WCSAP Executive Director. Her responsibilities include supporting the WCSAP Board of Directors, Lobby Day, Annual Conference and recently her passion, Membership. Donna has a background in management, human resources and Executive level support. She is a mother to four sons and grandmother of eight. Donna is biracial: Japanese and Caucasian.

Donna began working with WCSAP in March of 2010. At that time, her awareness of DV & SA was limited. She quickly learned she was a Woman of Color, a survivor of DV, and had internalized racial inferiority. WCSAP became the place where she grew in awareness of DV, SA, Racism and social justice. She developed her knowledge at the coalition while under several leaderships and prides herself in her ongoing evolution in these areas. 

Donna is journaling her mother's immigration to America as a war bride. Over the years, Donna has been revisiting her Japanese heritage and has some favorite Japanese Zen Philosophies for healing: Wabi Sabi and Kintsugi.

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Accountant

Jazmin is a bilingual Hispanic woman, mother of three wonderful little boys. She’s been continuously working in the accounting field since 2007. She’s a QuickBooks ProAdvisor and is an Enrolled Agent with the IRS. Over the years, she has worked doing accounting for all types of businesses, but it was in 2012 when she discovered her passion was ‘accounting for nonprofit organizations.’ She truly enjoys being able to help nonprofit organizations keep track of their finances so their staff can focus on the main goal which is carrying out the mission.

Working with many wonderful women throughout her career, she felt empowered and pursued her lifelong dream of owning her own practice. Now she hopes to do the same and support other individuals on their journey.

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Advocacy Coordinator

Patricia is from Toppenish (Yakima Valley), the Yakama Reservation and identifies as an Indigenous Chicana.  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, Patricia learned early on that each individual is highly capable and brings their own expertise and strength to their life experience and the greater community.

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

Patricia 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 Certification (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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