Fall 2011 Newsletter - Page 2

Congratulations to Palle Rillinger!

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Ms. Palle Rilinger has been the President and CEO of Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault (MOCSA) since 1984 and has worked tirelessly to promote MOCSA’s services and provide extensive prevention and education services to the metropolitan Kansas City area. After 27 years of excellence in leadership and service, Ms. Rilinger is set to retire from her position at MOCSA at the end of 2011.

Under Ms. Rilinger’s leadership, MOCSA has become a leader among sexual assault service providers. One example of this leadership was the recent invitation to MOCSA by the Resource Sharing Project, a national sexual assault technical assistance provider, to present MOCSA’s innovative work to a national audience at the Sexual Assault Services Program National Forum in July 2011 in Alexandria, Virginia. Ms. Rilinger presented a workshop at the National Forum on the use of support groups as tools of healing for survivors of sexual violence.

Ms. Rilinger has led a distinguished career that began with obtaining a master’s degree in social work from the University of Kansas and working in the areas of mental health and child protection before beginning her role dedicated to ending sexual violence and non-profit administration. The Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence wishes to congratulate Ms. Rilinger for her tremendous achievements. While her insight and leadership will be missed, she leaves MOCSA as a strong, survivor-centered organization that will continue to thrive. We extend a sincere thanks to Ms. Rilinger for dedicating her career to this work.

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