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Daniele Dreitzer, MSW

Executive Director

Daniele joined The Rape Crisis Center as Executive Director in March 2013. Prior to joining RCC, Ms. Dreitzer served in several other positions in the non-profit community in Southern Nevada.

Most recently, Daniele served as Program Director for the Sojourn Foundation, an organization working to combat child sexual abuse and exploitation, and Communities In Schools of Southern Nevada as the Executive Director.  From February 2002 until August 2011, Daniele served as the Executive Director of Henderson Allied Community Advocates DBA HopeLink, helping to dramatically expand the budget and programs of the organization.  Daniele was involved in numerous innovative and collaborative projects involving housing programs and child welfare.

Prior to joining HopeLink, Daniele worked in several capacities with the American Cancer Society.  Daniele has lived in Las Vegas since 1996.  She holds both a bachelor’s and MSW from Washington University In St. Louis.  Daniele is a graduate of the 2005 Leadership Henderson class.

Contact Daniele Dreitzer: Daniele@rcclv.org

 

Shizue Hill

(Bi-lingual – Japanese)
Lead Crisis Advocate

Shizue is the longest serving staff member of The Rape Crisis Center team, having been with the organization for close to 20 years.  Shizue has a true passion for victim services, and has worked over the years to develop innovative programs and services for all individuals affected by sexual violence.  Shizue does extensive outreach to inmates in our detention centers and prisons who are victims of sexual violence, as well as homeless individuals.  Shizue oversees our advocates and crisis hotline in addition to the Circle of Hope support group and other victims’ services.

Contact Shizue Hill: Shizue@rcclv.org

 

Wendy Losada

(Bi-lingual – Spanish)
Court Advocacy and Latin@ Outreach Manager

Wendy has served in a variety of capacities since joining The RCC team in 2009.  In her current role, Wendy oversees court and criminal justice advocacy efforts and long-term support for victims as they go through the long process after an assault to bring perpetrators to justice. Wendy also oversees our outreach efforts in the Latin@ community, helping to recruit bi-lingual advocate volunteers, as well as getting critical safety and awareness information out to the Latin@ community.

Wendy serves in a variety of volunteer roles regarding victim services through her church as well.  Wendy is a graduate of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police and North Las Vegas Police Department Citizen Academy programs.  Wendy has lived in Las Vegas since the mid-1990’s.

Contact Wendy Losada: Wendy@rcclv.org

 

Gabrielle Amato:

Education and Outreach Manager

Gabrielle is a native of Las Vegas and graduate of the Las Vegas Academy High School.  Following high school, Gabrielle completed a degree in Women’s Studies from Sarah Lawrence College completing her thesis on the topic of sexual health education as an empowerment tool for young women.  Gabrielle has also had experience working and volunteering with the Animal Foundation and Planned Parenthood.  Gabrielle has a passion for working with young people and helping to educate youth on the importance of healthy relationship communication and informed decision making.

Contact Gabrielle Amato: Gabrielle@rcclv.org

 

David Kenney

Court Advocate

David joined the RCC team in early 2013.  David has been a resident of Las Vegas for over 30 years.  David has previous experience in the United States Air Force as a security specialist, as well as having extensive legal background, having worked as a paralegal for over 20 years.  David is extremely dedicated to his clients, helping them understand and navigate the legal system. David holds an associate’s degree in paralegal studies, and is currently studying to obtain his associate’s degree in Women’s Studies.  David plays a critical role in offering compassionate care, support, and understanding to his clients.

Contact David Kenney: David@rcclv.org

 

Colleen Sullivan-Estell

Finance Coordinator

Colleen has been working with The Rape Crisis Center since early 2012.  She started out in the role of receptionist, and moved into the Finance Coordinator position in the spring of 2013.  Colleen has extensive accounting experience, having worked in finance with numerous businesses before joining the RCC team.  RCC is Colleen’s first experience in the non-profit world.  Colleen is a long-time resident of Las Vegas, having graduated from Valley High School.  She holds a BS in Accounting from UNLV.

Contact Colleen Sullivan-Estell: Colleen@rcclv.org

 

Pedro (Peter) Guevara

(Bi-lingual – Spanish)
Program Assistant

Peter joined the team at The Rape Crisis Center in spring 2013.  Peter serves as the receptionist as well as assisting the program staff in a variety of capacities, and providing support to both the therapists and clients of the Signs of Hope Counseling Center.  Peter spent time studying at a number of colleges and universities, including George Washington University in Washington DC.  Peter has lived a number of places including New York, Maryland, and Venezuela, though he is originally from Miami.  He has called Las Vegas home since 2012.  Peter previously worked in property management.

Contact Peter Guevara: Peter@rcclv.org

 

The Rape Crisis Center is also supported by the work of numerous part-time advocates and facilitators, as well as dozens of volunteers. 

We have two counselors that currently work with the Nevada Women’s Philanthropy Signs of Hope Counseling Center, Dr. Debadetta Bhattacharyya and Dr. Kathleen Bergquist.  

MISSION

We commit to offering help, hope, and healing to those affected by sexual violence. We provide education, awareness and support as far as our arms can reach.
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