mara-resize Mara Haight, ACMHC                   Executive Director Contact Mara has nearly ten years of experience advocating for survivors of violence and oppression. She began as a volunteer victim advocate and is passionate about social justice and is proud to engage in feminist activism.
 melinda-resize Melinda Pettingill,
LCSW
Clinical Director
Contact
Melinda joined the Rape  Recovery Center in 2014 after serving as a clinician at UNI and the YWCA.  Her passion is in compassionate and caring client centered services. In her free time she enjoys art and running.
 stephany-resize Stephany Murguia Outreach and Access Coordinator            Contact Stephany’s background is in public relations, journalism, community advocacy and organizing. Her passion is in empowerment of marginalized communities and social justice.
 katherine-resize Katherine Aguilera Advocacy                  Coordinator              Contact Katherine is a graduate of Westminster College where she studied Sociology and Psychology. In her free time she enjoys cooking, writing, watching films and attending community events or volunteering for community-based organizations.
 fubuki-resized Fubuki Abe             Executive Assistant Contact Fubuki comes to us with expertise in customer service, marketing and financial management.  A Salt Lake City local and a volunteer with Planned Parenthood, La Familia and TDOR for the people.  In their free time they engage in community building and activism.
 april-resized April Riney, ACMHC Therapist April enjoys using art, play, and other modes of expression to help clients explore their beliefs and ways of being. She is trained in EMDR and is passionate about working with survivors of trauma. April enjoys baking, dancing, and finding a quiet spot to take in life.
 brooke-resize Brooke Alexander, CSW                        Therapist Brooke believes everyone is an expert on their own experience. She desires to companion clients in living authentically and wholeheartedly. Brooke is passionate about social justice and feminist activism.
 carla-resize Carla Galvez             Bilingual Advocate Carla’s background is in domestic violence advocacy, social justice, and exercise sciences. She believes in a mindfulness and feminist approach to many aspects in life. In her free time she spends it being active in nature, kickboxing, yoga, meditation, reading, cooking, art, music and is  passionate about LGBTQ+, Latino and animal rights.
 evelin-resize Evelin Damian Ramirez                   Bilingual Advocate Evelin received her bachelor’s in Sociology from the University of Utah. She is very involved in the community and attends as many community events as she can. Evelin enjoys reading, blogging, and spending time outdoors.
 maryvic-resized Maryvic Ruiz  Receptionist Maryvic is from Venezuela and raised in the United States. She received her Associate of Science at Weber State University. She has a background in plant biology and media broadcasting. She enjoys drawing, reading, studying, and spending time with family and friends.
 phoebe-resize Phoebe Galvez, CSW               Bilingual Therapist Phoebe is a graduate from the University of Utah. Her past experience has  been working in domestic violence , criminal justice and substance abuse. She is passionate about social justice and policy. She loves her two cats and two dogs, and enjoys Zumba on her spare time.
 sam-resize Samantha Moea’i, CSW             Therapist Sam graduated from the University of Utah with her MSW. She is a trauma informed therapist that  believes that the healing journey is a process of learning to feel a whole range of emotions. She loves family, good food, animals, walks, hikes, runs, treats, yoga, Netflix, traveling and adventuring.
 karen-resize Karen Yu           Clinical Intern Karen is working on her Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at the University of Utah. She believes every one is shaped by their own experiences and deserves to be treated with compassion and respect. She enjoys sitcoms, movies, cheering on the Utah Utes football team, and volunteering for local animal rescue organizations.
 yajanetsy-resize Yajantesy Ruano Primary Prevention   Educator Yajanetsy is a first generation student studying sociology at the University of Utah. On her free time she enjoys reading for fun, sleeping, eating, and dancing. A quote she likes:     “At the end of the day, we can endure much more than we think we can.” – Frida Kahlo
 olga-resize Olga Hernandez- Favela           Outreach Intern Olga is currently a student at the University of Utah and is part of the Gender Studies and Economics programs. Her background and interests are in social justice work. On her off time she enjoys television, film, and misquoting both.
Hospital Response Team                        Contact Annalee Parkinson                                                         Candace Haas                                                                     Ericha Schlehuber                                                              Jade Fisher                                                                        Melinda Smith                                                                   William Hynes                                                                       Emma Zevallos                                                                   Tiffany Perry                                                                      Kathryn Jones-Porter                                                          Alondra Zavala                                                                        Fubuki Abe                                                                            Jessica Osman                                                                      Tobbie Sanchez                                                                      Danielle Searle