NSVRC honors 22 with Sexual Assault prevention award

March 29, 2011
Tracy Cox, Communications Director
877-739-3895, Ext. 116
National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NSVRC honors 22 with sexual assault prevention award
(Enola, Pa.) April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). To mark the event, the National Sexual Violence Resource Center’s (NSVRC) annual Visionary Voice Award, highlights individuals throughout the country who are doing outstanding prevention work within their communities. Individuals are selected by state, tribal, or territory anti-sexual violence coalitions and represent a wide range of individuals doing this critical work at the local level.
In conjunction with the following coalitions, NSVRC is pleased to announce the 2011 Visionary Voice Award winners:

• Michaela Andruzzi, Utah Coalition Against Sexual Assault
• Dr. David Barczyk, Louisiana Foundation Against Sexual Assault
• Carol Carey, South Dakota Network Against Family Violence and Sexual Assault
• Jan Derry, West Virginia Foundation for Rape Information and Services
• Regina McDevitt, Tennessee Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence
• Kathleen M. Dumais, Maryland Coalition Against Sexual Assault
• Jean Fei, New York State Coalition Against Sexual Assault
• Ben Felix, Nevada Coalition Against Sexual Violence
• Bobbi Gagne, Vermont Network Against Domestic and Sexual Violence
• Joelle Gomez, California Coalition Against Sexual Assault
• Carol Lavery, Pennsylvania Coalition
Against Rape
• Binnie LeHew, Iowa Coalition Against Sexual Assault
• Sara Lewis, Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault
• Terri Livermore, Colorado Coalition Against Sexual Assault
• Melva Luker (with Anne Ream),
Arkansas Coalition Against Sexual Assault
• Leticia Piper, Guam Coalition Against Sexual Assault & Family Violence
• Joan Renner, Washington Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs
• Corrine M. Sanchez, Coalition to Stop Violence Against Native Women
• Sarah Shanahan, New Hampshire Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence
• Joyce Siegel, Michigan Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence
• Mary B. Weiss, Indiana Coalition Against Sexual Assault
 
“We have a record number of honorees this year, and we are thrilled to be collaborating with state and territory coalitions to highlight the impressive work of these individuals. The leadership and creativity of these visionary voices confirms my belief that we are indeed making progress in preventing sexual violence,” said Karen Baker, NSVRC Director.
To learn more about SAAM, visit www.nsvrc.org , contact 877-739-3895 or email resources@nsvrc.org. The National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) identifies, develops and disseminates resources regarding all aspects of sexual violence prevention and intervention. Founded by the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape in 2000, the NSVRC focuses on “Collaboration  Prevention  Resources.”
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