Jessica Haymaker joins KCSDV this July as the Rural Sexual Assault Coordinator. Jessica comes to KCSDV after graduating with her Masters in Social Work from the University of Kansas. Previously, Jessica worked at the The Crisis Center, Inc. in Manhattan, KS, which is a community-based provider or sexual and domestic violence services. Jessica has also volunteered her time as a social worker at Truman Medical Center and Rose Brooks Center, both in Kansas City, MO. Jessica graduated with her Bachelor’s degree from Kansas State University.
Becky Price joined KCSDV in June as the Development Coordinator. Becky comes to us from Kansas Big Brothers Big Sisters where she worked the last 25 years in several leadership roles and has successfully implemented many fund raising strategic plans both in rural and urban communities. She has completed the advocate training at WTCS (now The Willow Domestic Violence Center) in Lawrence, volunteered for a Rape Crisis Center in Washington and has many years of experience with victim / offender mediation.
Melena Levi-Kaufman recently accepted the Rural Collaboration Coordinator position with KCSDV. As the Rural Collaboration Coordinator, Melena will be coordinating and working closely with rural DV/SA advocacy programs and other KCSDV staff and projects to develop programming, best practice strategies, protocols, and training curricula for responding to the needs of rural survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, and stalking. She previously served as KCSDV’s Director of Economic Projects. KCSDV’s Economic Projects Division coordinated the collaborative project known as OARS (Orientation Assessment Referral Safety) with the Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services as well as projects involving financial literacy, poverty, homelessness, and housing issues.
Mallory Rousseau has been promoted to the position of Prevention Projects Coordinator as of May 2012 and will be overseeing the CDC-funded DELTA project at the state level. Prior to accepting this position, Mallory worked at KCSDV as the Administrative Assistant and Prevention Projects Assistant. Mallory graduated from the University of Kansas in 2011 with bachelor’s degrees in both Sociology and Women’s Studies.