RALIANCE is a national partnership dedicated to ending sexual violence in one generation.
RALIANCE partners with a wide range of organizations to improve their cultures and create environments free from sexual harassment, misconduct and abuse. Every day, RALIANCE helps leaders establish safe workplaces and strong communities by advancing research, influencing policy, and supporting innovative programs. RALIANCE is based in Washington, DC and combines decades of experience and resources from three leading national sexual violence prevention organizations into a single, unified force.RALIANCE FINANCIAL INFORMATION
- Our Specialists
S. Renee Smith, CPC
S. Renee Smith is the Chief Corporate Responsibility Officer for RALIANCE. She is a business and community leader who has held leadership positions at Fortune 500 companies. With 20 years of experience in communication and image development, S. Renee is a former director of public relations, advisor to a president in academia, television host, producer, and spokesperson for Paramount (UPN-Philadelphia). She’s also an entrepreneur and media expert in business, brand, and talent development who has worked with some of the nation’s top organizations and distinguished leaders. S. Renee is the author of six self-development books and has served as an advocate for equal educational opportunities. Further, she served as an honorary commander at our nation’s only port mortuary. She received the distinction of being named the first honorary command chief at the nation’s largest military aerial port.
Karen Baker, LMSW
Karen Baker is a founding Managing Partner of RALIANCE. She has served as Chief Executive Officer of the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) and Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape (PCAR), which serves as the fiscal agent for RALIANCE, since March 2018. Prior to that, she was Director of the NSVRC since its opening in 2000. With a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Kansas, she is committed to social justice and has expertise in sexual violence prevention, messaging, and collaborating for positive social change.
Sandra Henriquez, MBA
Sandra Henriquez is a founding Managing Partner of RALIANCE. She has worked in the movement to end sexual abuse and domestic violence since 1985. Ms. Henriquez joined the leadership of the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CALCASA) In 2010, where serves as the Chief Executive Officer. She holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) and believes in creating strategic partnerships which lead to systemic change.
Monika Johnson Hostler, MPA
Monika Johnson Hostler is a founding Managing Partner of RALIANCE. She has served as the Executive Director of the North Carolina Coalition Against Sexual Assault (NCCASA) since 2003. In addition to working on behalf of 90 rape crisis centers in North Carolina, Monika is a pivotal asset to the national sexual assault movement. Johnson Hostler, serves as the president of the National Alliance Ending Sexual Violence (NAESV). She received her master’s degree in public administration from NC Central University. Her leadership in the anti-sexual violence movement and the public education field are examples of her commitment to social justice and equality.
David S. Lee, MPH
David S. Lee, MPH, is the Director of Prevention for RALIANCE. He also oversees Prevention at the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CALCASA) where he manages CALCASA’s national project PreventConnect, the nation’s leading online community to advance primary prevention of violence against women. He oversees RALIANCE’s Sport + Prevention Center, an online resource to support sport being part of the solution to end sexual violence. Mr. Lee has been involved in the movement to end sexual assault and domestic violence since 1982 working with a variety of local sexual assault and domestic violence prevention agencies before joining CALCASA in 2005.
Terri Poore, MSW
Terri Poore is the Policy Director for RALIANCE. She has worked with the National Alliance to End Sexual Violence on federal policy and appropriations related to sexual assault for 13 years, first as a board member and now as the Policy Director. She worked at the Florida Council Against Sexual Violence for 13 years as the Director of Public Affairs and, previous to that, the Director of Training and Technical Assistance. In the 90s, Terri worked as a sexual violence counselor and program coordinator at a rape crisis center in North Florida and as a victim advocate in the Office of the State Attorney. Terri holds a masters degree in social work from Florida State University and a BA in Sociology from Loyola University in New Orleans. She works from her home in Tallahasee, Florida.
Laura Palumbo, MA
Laura Palumbo is Communications Director at RALIANCE and the National Sexual Violence Resource Center. Laura works on strategic messaging, media engagement and educational materials to promote that prevention is possible. For over eight years she has led NSVRC in developing materials for advocates, parents, college students, and media. She holds a Master of Arts in Communications from Penn State University with specializations in Critical Cultural Studies, Media Analysis and Non-profit Management.
Chad K. Sniffen, MPH
Chad Sniffen is the Research and Evaluation Manager for RALIANCE and the Outreach Manager for the National Sexual Violence Resource Center. He is RALIANCE’s lead expert on the Sexual Misconduct and Violence Taxonomy, and has worked extensively with corporations that use the Taxonomy including Uber and TripAdvisor.
Chad has worked or volunteered in the movements against sexual and domestic violence as a prevention educator, victim advocate, researcher, women’s self-defense instructor, and board member since 1999. Prior to RALIANCE, he worked at the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault and was focused on technical assistance to rape prevention education programs and building the PreventConnect online community of practice. He has also worked for community rape crisis and domestic violence programs in California and Arizona, as well as campus prevention programs at the University of Arizona and the University of California, Davis. He earned a Master of Public Health degree from the University of Arizona in 2007.
Megan Thomas is the Social Media Manager for RALIANCE and the Communications Specialist for the National Sexual Violence Resource Center. She posts to RALIANCE’s social media platforms and reviews and develops email communications, blogs, and press releases. In 2015, she graduated from York College of Pennsylvania with a B.A. in Professional Writing.
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