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 1999 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.
Anita Krasniqi, SAFETI Coordinator
Crystal Ward, Training Coordinator
Heima Sritharan, TTA Senior Coordinator
Emily Miles, Executive Director
Jessica Truncali, Communications Lead
Kristen Houlton Shaw, Director of Strategic Initiatives
Mark Cardona, Director of Operations
Sam Skaller, Senior Campus Coordinator
Scarlett Thompson, Prevention Coordinator
Shilpy Chatterjee, Senior Prevention Coordinator