about us

our mission & history

The mission of the New York City Alliance Against Sexual Assault is to prevent sexual violence and reduce the harm it causes through education, advocacy and research. The Alliance was founded in 2000 by rape crisis centers in New York City in order to advocate for the needs of survivors and the programs that serve them. Through public education, cutting-edge programming, advocacy for survivors and the pursuit of legal and policy changes, the Alliance continues to expand as a hub for resources and information about sexual violence.

our staff and board

Meet our dedicated staff of professionals working to combat sexual assault in New York City as well as our Board of Directors.

Asuna Osako (she/her/hers), Sexual Violence Counselor

Azaleea Carlea (she/her/hers), Director of Legal Services

Gena Jefferson (she/her/hers), Senior Prevention Manager

Jacquelin Hacker (she/her/hers), Staff Attorney

Michelle Henkhaus (she/her/hers), Prevention Program Coordinator

Monica Aravena (she/her/hers), Director of Finance and Operations

Niki Cruz (she/her/hers), Social Media / Communications Manager

Paige Bik (she/her/hers), Intervention Program Manager

Rachel Geller (she/her/hers), Director of Prevention & Policy

Samantha Skaller (she/her/hers), Campus Sexual Assault Coordinator

Tara Fox (she/her/hers), Sexual Violence Counselor

Tracia Banuelos (she/her/hers), Training and Technical Assistance Coordinator

Young Lee (she/her/hers), Senior Accounts & Operations Coordinator

Board of Directors

Rashmi Gill, Board Chair
Carin M. Keegan, Vice-Chair
Susan Xenarios, Secretary
Mark Rutledge, Treasurer
Michael J. Fagan, Communication Committee Chair
Paul Seres, Fundraising Committee Chair
Niketa Sheth
Julia Katz
Marty H. Kang
Samantha Simchowitz