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Staff

Leadership & Support Staff

Erin Thornley Parisi

Erin, our Executive Director, provides visionary leadership for the agency’s services and directs the agency to meet its mission, strategic goals and objectives.

Missy Mael

Missy (she/her), our Senior Director of Education, manages the overall direction of the Community Education Department including education, outreach, prevention, and risk-reduction programming.

Dana Pellebon

Dana (she/her), our Senior Director of Client Services, leads our counseling and advocacy services and coordinates community partnerships for county-wide sexual assault victim services.

Beth Shippert-Myers

Beth (she/her), our Director of Marketing & Development, oversees agency fund development, events, communications and marketing efforts.

Evelyn Henn

Evelyn (she/her), our Operations Manager, manages the main office facility, greets clients, collects and analyzes data and keeps all our programs running smoothly.

Ahmad Moghadam

Ahmad (he/him), our Compliance and Grants Manager, researches and applies for grants and assists us with other fundraising efforts.

Samantha Read Burden

Samantha (she/her), our Development Assistant, assists with agency fundraising events and marketing efforts.

Dana Pellebon

Dana (she/her), our Senior Director of Client Services, leads our counseling and advocacy services and coordinates community partnerships for county-wide sexual assault victim services.

Stephani Argandoña

Stephani (she/her), our Bilingual/Bicultural Advocate, counsels clients whose primary language is Spanish and provides medical and legal advocacy for all victims.

Annie Bruns

Annie (she/her), our College Campus Advocate, provides counseling and outreach to students at Edgewood College and Madison College. Annie also provides medical and legal advocacy.

Heidi Kobor

Heidi (she/her), our Madison Metro Youth Advocate, counsels youth ages 12-18 and provides medical and legal advocacy.

Shaquella Johnson

Shaquella (she/her), our Multicultural Advocate and Community Outreach Specialist, conducts outreach in African American and Black communities and provides personal support and medical and legal advocacy.

Marcela Kyngesburye

Marcela (she/her), our Bilingual/Bicultural Advocate, responds to helpline calls and medical and legal accompaniments in English and Spanish.

Alex Skalla

Alex (she/her), our Helpline Services and Volunteer Coordinator, coordinates our helpline and advocacy, including helpline volunteers and on-call advocates.

Tierney Twing

Tierney (she/her), our Advocate, responds to helpline calls and medical and legal accompaniments.

Bridget Bell

Bridget (she/her), a Bilingual/Bicultural On-Call Advocate, responds to helpline calls and medical and legal accompaniments on nights and weekends.

Lizbeth Covarrubios

Lizbeth (she/her), a Bilingual/Bicultural On-Call Advocate, responds to helpline calls and medical and legal accompaniments on nights and weekends.

Heidi Healy

Heidi (she/her), an On-Call Advocates, responds to helpline calls and medical and legal accompaniments on nights and weekends.

Tara Kelley

Tara (she/her), an On-Call Advocate, responds to helpline calls and medical and legal accompaniments on nights and weekends.

Megan Murphy

Megan (she/her)an On-Call Advocate, responds to helpline calls and medical and legal accompaniments on nights and weekends.

Elizabeth Tappy

Elizabeth (she/her), an On-Call Advocate, responds to helpline calls and medical and legal accompaniments on nights and weekends.

Sarah Yanke

Sarah (she/her), an On-Call Advocate, responds to helpline calls and medical and legal accompaniments on nights and weekends.

Eric Stanko

Eric (he/him), our Male-Identified-Survivor Group Facilitator, runs our Men Moving Forward Support Group.

Missy Mael

Missy (she/her), our Senior Director of Education, manages the overall direction of the Community Education Department including education, outreach, prevention, and risk-reduction programming.

Heather Chun

Heather (she/her), our Prevention & Education Specialist, is responsible for our prevention efforts with high schools, including gender equity clubs and she coordinates our GameChangers youth advisory board.

Natalie DeMaioribus

Natalie (she/her), our Education Programming Coordinator, coordinates the logistics of the many presentations we do as well as all outreach efforts and risk reduction programming. Natalie also coordinates and teaches Chimera Self-Defense.

Natalia Hildner

Natalia (she/her), our Multicultural Community Outreach Specialist, works with Latinx people and community agencies primarily serving Latinx people, to increase awareness about RCC’s bicultural and bilingual counseling, medical advocacy and legal advocacy services.

Demond Hill

Demond Hill (he/him), our Mentoring Project Coordinator, leads our Youth Mentoring program seeking to engage and empower black at-risk youth in the west-side neighborhoods of Madison.

Shaquella Johnson

Shaquella (she/her), our Multicultural Advocate and Community Outreach Specialist, conducts outreach in African American and Black communities and provides personal support and medical and legal advocacy.

Calista Storck

Calista (she/her), one of our GameChanger Facilitators, helps keep our youth advisory board on track with meetings and projects.

Bryn Cory

Bryn (she/her), one of our Chimera Instructors, teaches Chimera Self-Defense.

Natalie DeMaioribus

Natalie (she/her), our Education Programming Coordinator, coordinates the logistics of the many presentations we do as well as all outreach efforts and risk reduction programming. Natalie also coordinates and teaches Chimera Self-Defense.