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.

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 Development

Mark Cardona, Director of Operations

Sam Skaller, Senior Campus Coordinator

Scarlett Thompson, Prevention Coordinator

Shilpy Chatterjee, Senior Prevention Coordinator

Noris Alexa De Jesus-Petrone, Director of Programs

Board of Directors

Cecilia Gastón
Helen Rosenthal
Shalini Somayaji
Min Um-Mandhyan