Daniele Dreitzer, MSW
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
(Bi-lingual – Japanese)
Advocate and PREA Coordinator
Shizue is the longest serving staff member of The Rape Crisis Center team, having celebrated her 20th Anniversary with RCC last year. 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.
Contact Shizue Hill: Shizue@rcclv.org
(Bi-lingual – Spanish)
Bilingual Program 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, with an emphasis on the Latin@ community. 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
Prevention and Education 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
Prevention and Education Program Assistant
Lisa started with the Rape Crisis Center in 2012 as a victim advocate. She later worked as a YourSPACE facilitator and then joined the RCC full time to assist with outreach, scheduling, and training for the Prevention and Education Programs. Lisa is a student at the College of Southern Nevada pursuing a degree in Criminal Justice.
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
Client Services Coordinator
Jocelyn joined the RCC team in February 2015. Prior to joining RCC Jocelyn worked as a substitute teacher for the school district and as an intern advocate for the District Attorney Office. Jocelyn is a Las Vegas native and a graduate of the University of Nevada Las Vegas. Jocelyn received a BA in Criminal Justice with a minor in Human Services. Jocelyn oversees client services at RCC, ensuring that all clients receive direct assistance, advocacy, and support.
(Bi-lingual – Spanish)
Claudia joined the RCC team in early 2015. Claudia has been a resident of Las Vegas for 8 years. Claudia has previous experience in the journalism and public relations fields as well as volunteer experience. She holds an associate’s and bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Media Studies. She is passionate about helping those who are affected by sexual abuse and assault and decided to transition into the non-profit field. Claudia oversees all aspects of volunteer, recruitment, training, management, recognition and retention.
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 four counselors that currently work with the Nevada Women’s Philanthropy Signs of Hope Counseling Center, Dr. Debadetta Bhattacharyya, Dr. Kathleen Bergquist, Sandra Morel, MFT (Bilingual – Spanish), Laura Deitsch, CPC.