Instructors

Diane Branson - SATI Instructor

Salem Hospital
  • SANE

Diane was born and raised in Oregon and, with the exception of two years at The University of Puget Sound in Tacoma Washington, Oregon has always been her home.  She has been a Registered Nurse for many years, graduating in 1977  from Good Samaritan Hospital and Nursing School  in Portland Oregon. She received her SANE training in November 2009 and is certified by both the Oregon SATF and the IAFN.  Diane is currently employed at Salem Hospital in the Emergency Department and as the SANE Program Coordinator for Salem Health.  As a SANE she sits on both the Marion and Polk County SARTs and is a member of the Medical Forensic Sub-Committee of the SATF and the SANE Certification Commission.   She is also involved with the Emergency Nurses Association on both the state and local level.

Dr. Angela Carter - SANE, SATI Instructor

Marie Equi Institute
  • Advocate
  • SANE

Dr. Angela Carter is a licensed Naturopathic physician practicing in the Portland Area. They are the founder and clinical director of the Marie Equi Institute, a non-profit health care organization focused on promoting the health and well being of the LGBTQI community of the Pacific Northwest. They also chair the Meaningful Care Conference, a biannual integrative LGBTQI medical conference in Portland, Oregon.

Dr. Carter works as a LGBTQI health advocate with several organizations including Basic Rights Oregon and Oregon Health and Sciences University to improve the culture of care for LGBTQI people in Oregon hospitals and medical facilities.

Dr. Carter teaches in a variety of settings; they have taught minor surgery, LGBTQI health and gynecology in medical schools, and have been a presenter on transgender health issues at national medical conferences.

Kristen Foskett, FNP - SANE, SATI Instructor

One Community Health
  • SANE

Originally from Ohio, Kristen moved to Oregon to attend Oregon Health & Science University where she earned her Master’s in Nursing as a Family Nurse Practitioner in 2015 and is currently working on a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree at OHSU and plans to graduate June 2016.

Kristen works as a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) in Oregon since 2011. She also works in Primary Care at One Community Health in The Dalles. She resides in the small town of Mosier, Oregon and enjoys painting, backpacking, skiing, and anything that can get her outside with her two dogs

Kris Karcher - SATI Instructor

Coos County Chief Deputy Medical Examiner
  • SANE

Ms. Karcher serves as a forensic nurse and as the Chief Deputy Medical Examiner for Coos County, Oregon.  She received her BSN from Oregon Health Sciences University and a Masters level Certificate in Forensic Nursing from Bethel College of Nursing in Colorado Springs, CO.  Her current role in the Medical Examiner’s Office allows diverse applications of her forensic expertise and numerous opportunities to educate other professionals regarding the value of forensic nursing.  She is an Oregon Certified Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (OR-SANE), and has served on the Attorney General’s Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Certification Commission, and serves as an instructor with the ORSATF’s Sexual Assault Training Institute.  Ms. Karcher is President of the newly formed Oregon Chapter of the IAFN.   Her duties with Coos County also include being a member of the Coos County’s Major Crime Team and Motor Vehicle Collision Reconstruction Team.  Ms. Karcher is in the process of developing a formal Forensic Nurse/Death Investigation internship through her office so that she can share her knowledge, experiences and encouragement with other forensic nurses.

Kelley Kendall, MN, RNP - SANE, SATI Instructor

Oregon State University
  • SANE

Kelley is a family nurse practitioner with 28 years of professional experience working with diverse populations. She completed the Women's Health Care Nurse Practitioner Program, through the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in 1988.

She later returned to school and obtained her Master’s in Nursing in the Family Nurse Practitioner Program at University of Washington in June 1996. Since 2002, she has worked at Oregon State University Student Health Services providing primary care, urgent care and reproductive/sexual health care. She completed her SANE training and Oregon certification in 2008 and has provided SANE care to OSU students since then. She has been an appointee to the Oregon SATF since 2012, initially serving on the Campus Committee and now on the Medical Forensics Committee and recently also became an SATI SANE instructor.

Patti Kenyon, RN - Oregon SANE, SANE-A, SANE-P, DME, SATI Instructor 

Samaritan Albany General Hospital
  • SANE

Ms. Kenyon has over 40 years of experience in critical care, emergency medicine and forensic nursing. She received her initial training for the care of sexual assault victims in Minnesota, and after moving to Oregon, attended the first Oregon statewide SANE training in April, 2003. She was the ORSATF SANE Coordinator from 2008-2011 and has served on the Oregon SANE Certification Commission.

Presently, she is a Sexual Assault Training Institute SANE instructor and the chair of the ORSATF’s Medical Forensic Committee. She is employed by Samaritan Albany General Hospital as the SANE Supervisor of Sarah’s Place, a free standing SANE clinic located at Samaritan Albany General Hospital. Ms. Kenyon is currently an active member of SART teams in Linn and Benton counties and serves on the State Task Force on Testing of Sexual Assault Forensic Evidence Kits. She is a Deputy Medical Examiner for Linn and Benton Counties and a member of the Benton County Crisis Response Team.

Robin Olafson, RN - SANE, SATI Instructor 

Providence St. Vincent
  • SANE

Robin Olafson graduated from Oregon Health Sciences University School with a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing in 1999 and has spent the majority of her nursing career in the emergency room setting. Currently she works in the Emergency Department at Providence St. Vincent in Portland, and was previously in Redmond, Bend, and Eugene.

Robin has been a practicing SANE RN since 2002 and has been certified by Oregon since 2005, IAFN since 2012 and in 2016 received her certification in Forensic Nursing. Practicing in the urban and rural setting, along with a recent medical mission trip to Uganda has helped prepare Robin for the challenges that are presented to SANE RNs in a multitude of community settings.

Robin is currently a member of the Washington County SART team and has been an active member of the State SANE/SAE Certification Commission. She was the SANE Coordinator for the Attorney General’s Sexual Assault Task Force from February 2012 – March 2016.

Jodie Bureta, JD - SATI Instructor

Oregon Department of Justice
  • Prosecutor

Jodie graduated from Willamette University College of Law in 2003, and served as a Deputy District Attorney with Marion County from 2003 until February 2014. She has prosecuted child and adult sexual offenses since 2004, and was a member of the Marion County multidisciplinary child abuse review team as well as the multi-agency homicide/assault response team. Additionally, Jodie belonged to the statewide internet crimes against children information sharing group, and has served as chair of the Marion County sex offender protocol group. Jodie has been part of four legislative work groups to draft new sex offense legislation, resulting in the passage of new law. Jodie has taught investigation of sexual crimes at a statewide law enforcement conference, and joined the Sexual Assault Training Institute in 2011.

In February of 2014 Jodie accepted a job with the Oregon Department of Justice where she now prosecutes statewide elder abuse and abuse of people with disabilities, including sexual assault.

Erin S. Greenwald, JD -  SATI Instructor

Oregon Department of Justice
  • Prosecutor

Erin is a Senior Assistant Attorney General for the Oregon Department of Justice (DOJ). Since March 2010, she has been DOJ’s Domestic Violence Resource Prosecutor (DVRP). As the state’s DVRP, Erin provides resources and training specific to domestic and sexual violence issues to law enforcement, prosecutors, advocates, and community organizations. For several years, Erin has focused on providing training opportunities to improve trauma-informed investigation and prosecution techniques in Oregon. To further that goal, Erin attended the two-week Special Victims Capabilities Course in Ft. Leonard Wood, Missouri. In addition to creating, hosting, and facilitating trainings and conferences around the state, Erin continues to handle complex domestic and sexual violence cases while also working on legislative and policy matters related to those same issues.

Before joining the Department of Justice, Erin worked as a Deputy District Attorney in Yamhill and Marion Counties. Since 1999, she has prosecuted domestic violence and major person felonies, including child and adult sex abuse crimes and homicides. Erin also currently serves on a number of statewide domestic and sexual violence–related work groups, including the Governor’s Domestic Violence Prevention and Response Task Force, the Oregon Sexual Assault Task Force (SATF), and Oregon’s Domestic Violence Fatality Review Team of which she is co-chair. She is also a prosecutor instructor with SATF’s Sexual Assault Training Institute.

Natalee Levine, JD - SATI Instructor  

Victim Rights Law Center
  • Prosecutor

Natalee Levine is a staff attorney with the Victim Rights Law Center in Portland, Oregon where she manages the VRLC’s Transitional Housing Program. For more than 20 years, Natalee has been active in the movement to end violence against women and children. Before joining the VRLC in 2014, she worked as a Deputy District Attorney assigned to the Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Team, in Marion County, Oregon. In addition, she co-chaired the Marion County Sexual Assault Response Team, was an active member of the Marion County Human Trafficking Task Force, and played a key role in the implementation and development of the Marion County Mental Health Court—an alternative treatment court for people suffering from severe and persistent mental illness.

Prior to law school, Natalee worked as the Transitional Program Coordinator at Clackamas Women’s Services and as a Domestic Violence Specialist at The West Women’s and Children’s Shelter. She has also served as a volunteer Pro Tem Judge for the Youth Peer Court in Keizer, Oregon, as a volunteer Rape Victim Advocate in Multnomah County, Oregon, and as a Public Assistance Caseworker in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Brigid Turner, JD - SATI Instructor 

Deschutes County District Attorney’s Office
  • Prosecutor

Deschutes County Deputy District Attorney (DDA) Brigid Turner received her Juris Doctorate from University of Oregon School of Law in 2006; she attended undergrad at Utah State University. Brigid has focused on the prosecution of crime in Oregon as a Deputy District Attorney for the past 10 years, appointed as DDA for Deschutes County in 2009 and prior to that in Crook County. Prior to her appointment as a DDA, Brigid clerked at the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Eugene, Oregon. She tried misdemeanor criminal cases in U.S. District Court, as well as legal research and writing for federal civil and criminal cases.

Brigid is an experienced trial attorney with over 40 jury trials, including trials for crimes of Domestic Violence, Child Sexual and Physical Abuse, Adult and Adolescent Sexual Assaults, Property Crimes, DUII, Animal Neglect and Wildlife Offenses. She provides training and instruction for law enforcement, prosecutors and other community partners on a wide range of topics, including Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence investigation and prosecution.

Brigid argued her own response to an interlocutory appeal before the Oregon Supreme Court in 2012 in a high profile Rape case, in an attempt to enforce the constitutional rights of the victim. Ultimately, she was successful at trial in holding the defendant, a doctor and college instructor, accountable for his crimes. In October 2013, she was selected to be a Sexual Assault Prosecutor Trainer for the Sexual Assault Task Force.

Stephanie Tuttle, JD - SATI Instructor

Oregon Department of Justice
  • Prosecutor

Ms. Tuttle is the Deputy Chief Counsel for the Criminal Justice Division of the Oregon Department of Justice. Prior to her appointment in 2012, she was a Senior Assistant Attorney General for five years. She continues to occasionally prosecute cases, as well as provide technical assistance to prosecutors throughout the state. Before joining the Oregon Department of Justice, Ms. Tuttle worked as a prosecutor with the Marion County District Attorney’s Office for almost 14 years. During her tenure at the Marion County District Attorney’s Office, Ms. Tuttle was a member of the sexual assault prosecution team for nine years. She prosecuted all types of sex crimes, involving both adult and child victims. She also handled other crimes, including child abuse, assaults, and homicides. She was a member of her local Child Abuse Review Team (CART) as well as the Marion County Domestic Violence Council. She is currently a member of the State Child Fatality Review Team.

Before becoming a prosecutor Ms. Tuttle worked as a law clerk at the Marion Co. DA’s Office. Her interest in prosecution began when she interned in the Marion County DA’s Office Victim Assistance Program during her senior year at Willamette University. During her internship as a victim advocate, she became interested in criminal law, and decided to become a prosecutor. Her goal was to prosecute sexual assault cases.
Ms. Tuttle has taught for the Oregon District Attorney’s Association (ODAA), Conference for Western Attorneys General (CWAG), DPSST, CART, Willamette University, and the Attorney General’s Sexual Assault Task Force Sexual Assault Training Institute, as well as other programs.  When she is not at work, she enjoys spending time with her four children.

Detective Sergeant Todd Baltzell - SATI Instructor 

Newberg-Dundee Police Department
  • Law Enforcement

Detective Sergeant (D.S.) Todd Baltzell has worked with the Newberg-Dundee Police Department for the past 21 years.  After two years on patrol, D.S. Baltzell was promoted to Detectives in recognition for his compassion for victims.  During that time, he was responsible for investigating child abuse, sexual assaults, domestic violence, and homicide.  He investigated over 700 sexual assault cases, primarily child/teen sexual abuse.

While in detectives, D.S. Baltzell recognized the importance of educating the community in the area of domestic and sexual violence.  For three years, he co-facilitated community trainings addressing the child sexual abuse with an emphasis on the dynamics of the abuser.

Five years ago, D.S. Baltzell was promoted to Sergeant.  It was during this time, he created the Newberg-Dundee Domestic Violence Response Team, a highly specialized team of officers trained to investigate domestic violence cases.  In 2013, D.S. Baltzell assisted the Department of Justice (DOJ) with a presentation to a group of Bosnian judges on the topic of the multi-disciplinary approach to Domestic Violence.

D.S. Baltzell has had a distinguished career.  He is the recipient of the Distinguished Service Award presented by the Oregon Peace Officers Association; the Champions for Children Award from the Yamhill County Multi-Disciplinary Child Abuse Team; and the Crime Victims Advocacy Network Award for his dedication for working with victim advocates.  The Oregon Peace Officers Association recognized him for his outstanding work on sexual assault cases.  D.S. Baltzell has been named the Newberg-Dundee Police Department Employee of the Year three times and he received the City of Newberg’s top honor -- the George Layman Award for his outstanding service.

 

Deputy Chief Steve Bellshaw - SATI Instructor

Salem Police Department
  • Law Enforcement

Deputy Chief Steve Bellshaw has worked for the Salem Police Department since 1989,  As Deputy Chief, Steve has supervised Salem Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Division from 2007 - 2013. Steve currently supervises the Support Division which includes hiring, training, Internal Affairs, Fleet, Police Records, and the Department budget.

Previously, Steve worked as a Patrol officer and as Detective working sex crimes and homicides.  In 1998, he was promoted to Sergeant and served as the Youth Services Supervisor and later the Internal Affairs Sergeant. Steve then founded the CEASE Team and worked drug house and nuisance complaints.

Steve was promoted to Lieutenant in 2004 and has served as a Patrol Shift Commander. His last job as a Lieutenant was to supervise of the Drug Activity Response Team, Street Crimes Unit, and the Crime Prevention Unit. Other assignments have been to serve on the Marion County Domestic Violence Council, Child Abuse Review Team and the Marion County Sexual Assault Team. Steve currently co-chairs the Criminal Justice Committee of the Attorney General’s Sexual Assault Task Force, and serves as an instructor with the Sexual Assault Training Institute, training police officers statewide and nationally about sexual assault response and investigations. Additionally, Steve trains police officers nationwide for the International Association of Chiefs of Police.

Dawn Hietala - SATI Instructor

Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training
  • Law Enforcement

Dawn Hietala is a U.S. Army Veteran and a graduate of Oregon State University. She started her law enforcement career with the Linn County Sheriff’s Office as a Civil Deputy, and soon moved on to the Albany Police Department where she recently retired after 25 years. Dawn was a patrol supervisor for twelve years, but in 2004 chose a career of investigation over supervision. She spent the last eleven years as a detective. She is a Certified Forensic Computer Examiner, receiving her training at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Glynco, Georgia, and with the International Association of Computer Investigative Specialists (IACIS). Dawn also specialized in Fire and Arson Investigation and attended the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, Maryland.

Dawn was awarded Officer of the Year by Albany Police Department in 2011, Investigator of the Year by the International Association of Arson Investigators in 2011, and the Distinguished Service Award by the Oregon Police Officer’s Association in 2014.

Currently Dawn is a skills instructor and evaluator with the Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training and a law enforcement instructor with the Oregon Sexual Assault Task Force.

Detective Carrie Hull - SATI Instructor

Ashland Police Department
  • Campus
  • Law Enforcement

Currently, Carrie Hull is employed by the Ashland Police Department as a detective assigned to the You Have Options Program as the Program Director. Carrie Hull is an instructor with the Oregon Sexual Assault Training Institute where she teaches best practices in sexual assault investigations to law enforcement officers across the nation, serves as a member of the Legislative and Public Policy Committee for the Oregon Sexual Assault Task Force, is a Senior Associate with Margolis Healy and serves as a member of the National Crime Victim Law Institute’s Advisory Council in addition to serving as faculty for the National Center for Campus Public Safety (NCCPS) instructing at their Trauma-Informed Sexual Assault Investigation and Adjudication Educational Program.

In 2013 Carrie Hull formalized her approach to sexual assault reporting and investigations by founding the You Have Options Program, a national law enforcement program that provides reporting options for survivors of sexual violence. Carrie Hull co-authored “You Have Options: Improving Law Enforcement’s Response to Sexual Assault,” in the December 2014 issue of Police Chief Magazine. She has participated in roundtable discussions facilitated by U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill regarding campus sexual assault, was featured as a subject matter expert in “Pursuit of Truth: Adult Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse Seeking Justice” and testified in the Oregon Legislature regarding and in support of sexual assault protective orders and advocate privilege.

In 2015 Carrie Hull was selected to receive the End Violence Against Women International Professional Impact Award for work that has significantly influenced response to violence against women, the National Crime Victim Law Institute’s (NCVLI) Victims’ Rights Partnership Award and the American Association of University Women (AAUW) Breaking Barriers Achievement Award. In 2014 she received the local and regional Ruby Award from Soroptimist International and has been the recipient of three community-policing awards and two merit awards in addition to being named Officer of the Year at the Ashland Police Department.

Lieutenant Patrick Moore - SATI Instructor

Roseburg Police Department
  • Law Enforcement

Lieutenant Moore of the Roseburg Police Department is currently assigned as Commander of the Douglas Interagency Narcotics Team, and prior to that was in command of the department’s Criminal Investigations and Emergency Operations for 11 years. He was a charter member and interim chair of Douglas County’s SART, chair of the multi-disciplinary child abuse team, on the board of directors of the child advocacy center, and currently chairs their violence prevention coalition.

Lieutenant Moore’s previous assignments include tours as a patrol supervisor, narcotics operations officer, detective assigned to sex crimes, and the U.S. Army Military Police Corps. He joined the Sexual Assault Training Institute as an instructor in 2003, co-authored the sexual assault curriculum adopted by Oregon’s police academy, and previously chaired the Sexual Assault Task Force’s sub-committee on Legislation & Public Policy. In 2005, he was awarded the Oregon Peace Officers Association Medal of Valor.

Traci Boyle-Galestiantz, MSW, LCSW - SATI Instructor

Portland Community College
  • Advocate

Traci has worked as an advocate, support group facilitator, volunteer coordinator and outreach director in the field of domestic and sexual violence since 1996. Much of Traci's work has focused on prevention and education with youth and college students, including organizing Take Back the Night events, community awareness workshops and service learning projects.

Traci now teaches classes on domestic violence, women in activism and diversity issues for Portland State University and Portland Community College. She is currently the Coordinator for the Women’s Resource Center at Portland Community College, Sylvania Campus. Traci has been an instructor for the Task Force for 11 years and is passionately committed to ending domestic and sexual violence.

Allison Cleveland - SATI Instructor

self-employed
  • Advocate

After 22 years Allison retired from the National Fire Service in September of 2000. She held positions of trainer, strike team leader and operations manager. She still is certified through Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in National Incident Management Systems (NIMS) and Incident Command Systems (ICS). Allison retired as a member of a Type #2 Overhead Team.

Allison currently does community based social work as a trainer, consultant, grants specialist and the Director for Oregon Anti-Violence Project (OAVP).   Her focus population is in underserved communities. The Oregon Anti-Violence Project is a proud member of the National Coalition of Anti Violence Programs.

She has served on several boards including the Oregon Sexual Assault Task Force, Oregon Department of Justice Crime Victims Services Division’s Advisory Committee, Equity Foundation, Social Justice Alliance, and Rural Organizing Project.

Allison is a founding member of the Association of Queer University Women (AQUW) and Gender Positive Systems Advocacy Committee (GPSAC)

Allison is a 2012 recipient of the Oregon Department of Justice, Crime Victims’ Service Division Crime Victims’ Rights Week Award; “In recognition of your advocacy for marginalized communities, collaborative approach to working with diverse voices to end domestic and sexual violence, and commitment to advancing gender and sexual minority rights”.

 Allison’s education is in social psychology with some post graduate work in applied psychology and communication. She is trained as a mediator.

Jenna Harper, MA - SATI Instructor

Sexual Assault Resource Center
  • Advocate
  • SART

Jenna is the Prevention & Education Manager with the Sexual Assault Resource Center (SARC) managing, developing, and delivering primary prevention education to youth. Previously, she served for five years as the Training Coordinator at the Oregon Attorney General’s Sexual Assault Task Force developing victim-centered, multi-disciplinary curriculums and organizes and presented at trainings for law enforcement, advocates, nurses, prosecutors and SARTs in best practice for response to sexual assault across the state. Jenna has worked in domestic and sexual violence as an advocate for a rape-crisis hotline, counselor, health educator, and as a crisis worker both in Chicago and abroad in Latin America.

Kim Larson, JD - SATI Instructor 

Marion County District Attorney’s Victim Assistance Division
  • Advocate

Kim Larson is the Director of Marion County Victim Assistance and has held that position since 2003. She began advocating for victims of crime in 1992 as a volunteer for Victim Assistance and was later hired in 1996 to create and manage a program to provide advocacy services for victims of domestic violence. Kim’s 22 years of experience as an advocate includes advocating for victims of child abuse, sexual assault, stalking, domestic violence, juvenile crime and co-victims of homicide, as well as providing 24-hour crisis response to victims of sexual assault and co-victims of homicide.

Kim received her law degree from Willamette University in May 2005 and subsequently passed the Oregon Bar Exam. Kim chairs the Marion County Domestic Violence Council and is an appointed member of the Attorney General’s Task Force on Victims’ Rights Enforcement, the Oregon Attorney General’s Sexual Assault Task Force (SATF), the Oregon Domestic Violence Fatality Review Team, and the Crime Victim Services Division Grant Advisory Committee. She is also an instructor for the SATF Sexual Assault Training Institute and the Oregon State Victim Assistance Academy.

Elizabeth Norton, MSW - SATI Instructor

My Sisters’ Place
  • Advocate

Elizabeth “Lisa” Norton is a member of the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians where she has lived and worked for over 20 years. She has worked and volunteered in a variety of capacities for the Siletz Tribe, including Tribal Court, TANF, Child Welfare, Enrollment, Mental Health Research, and Small Business Development. She has been a sexual assault advocate for over ten years, both on and off the reservation. She received her MSW from Portland State University, and is currently working on her Ph.D. in Social Work and Research. Her research interests include community-based, participatory action research. She also is looking at ways to reduce secondary trauma, as a result of sexual assault, in Indian Country.

Lisa currently serves as Executive Director of My Sisters’ Place, a community-based agency in Newport, Oregon.

Caroline Olfert - SATI Instructor

Oregon State Victim Assistance Academy
  • Advocate

Caroline has served crime victims for more than 17 years before becoming the Oregon State Victim Assistance Academy director in 2014. As the academy director, Caroline organizes annual statewide basic academies for new victim advocates working in nonprofit and governmental agencies, as well as advanced training for more experienced advocates. Caroline’s favorite part of coordinating the academies is her ability to support advocates in both professional development and career sustainability.

Previously Caroline served as the Victim Specialist for the FBI’s Portland division, where she helped individuals impacted by federal crimes such as bank robbery, child exploitation, human trafficking and fraud. Before this, she worked with victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse as a part of a multi-disciplinary team.

Neola Young - SATI Instructor

self-employed
  • Advocate

Neola (no-­lah) Young was raised in Mississippi and now calls Oregon home. Her advocacy work spans many areas including healthcare, economic empowerment, racial justice, and reproductive justice.  In Oregon, Neola has worked to break ground on cultural humility with educators, juvenile justice, and child welfare systems, and worked to make sure the Oregon Health Plan is inclusive of healthcare for transgender Oregonians. They consult with organizations and agencies to create client- and community-centered practices, including addressing the many ways trauma impacts us as individuals and whole communities.

Casey Clithero, MA - SATI Instructor

Southern Oregon University
  • Campus

Casey Clithero is the Assistant Director of Student Support and Intervention for Community Standards at Southern Oregon University. He also serves as the University’s Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Students and Athletics, and has served as a consultant and investigator for local non-profit agencies in the Rogue Valley. He is trained in Title IX investigative best practices as well as the Forensic Experiential Trauma interview (FETI) protocol, and co-facilitates national trainings for the Campus Choice model for college and university personnel. While his background is in higher education administration and student conduct, he has found his most rewarding work in facilitating care and support for survivors of sexual violence, and assisting them toward beneficial outcomes

Angela Fleischer, MSW, LCSW - SATI Instructor

Southern Oregon University
  • Campus

Angela Fleischer is the Assistant Director of Student Support and Intervention for Confidential Advising at Southern Oregon University. She works as a Confidential Advisor with people impacted by sexual assault, domestic or dating violence, or stalking. Angela is trained in Title IX investigations and has a vital role in the Title IX process at Southern Oregon University. She also is the chair of the Violence Prevention and Response Advocates at Southern Oregon University -- a group designed to regularly and systematically review the sexual assault response on campus. Angela is trained in the Forensic Experiential Trauma Interviewing technique, and holds a Master’s in Social Work. She is a founding Board member of the You Have Options Program, was on the Executive Board of the Jackson County Council Against Domestic and Sexual Violence, and participates on the Oregon Attorney General’s Sexual Assault Task Force. Angela has testified before the Senate Judiciary Crime and Terrorism subcommittee and continues to work alongside law makers in the formation of public policy.

She is the founder and administrator of Campus Choice, a partner program to You Have Options Program for campus administrators. Angela is also a faculty member for the National Center for Campus Public Safety, teaching how to Conduct Trauma Informed Investigations. She is privileged to spend much of her time providing training to law enforcement, campus public safety, college administrators, and others in the Forensic Experiential Trauma Interview, Campus Choice, and the You Have Options Program.

Angela is a graduate of Mount Holyoke College (B.A.) and Portland State University (MSW).

BB Beltran

Sexual Assault Support Services (SASS)
  • Advocate

BB Beltran is a long-time Oregonian and has been involved in the anti-violence movement for over a decade. Currently, she is the Executive Director of Sexual Assault Support Services (SASS), which is one of only two stand alone, sexual assault specific agencies in Oregon. Prior to SASS, she worked at the Attorney General’s Sexual Assault Task Force where she helped coordinate Task Force membership, the Sexual Assault Training Institute, and assisted with legislative research and advocacy. BB participates on the Lane County Sexual Assault Response Team, Lane County Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children Task Force, Lane County Child Abuse Prevention Month planning committee and the statewide Legislative and Public Policy Subcommittee of the Attorney General’s Sexual Assault Task Force. She is also a board member for the Oregon Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence.  BB has served on the Lane County Commission for the Advancement of Human Rights, the Governor’s Disproportionate Minority Contact Summit planning committee and is a former board member of the Zonta Club of Eugene-Springfield, The Wesley Foundation Corporation and the Oregon End Violence Against Women Political Action Committee, of which she is a founding member.  She has a B.A. from the University of Oregon.  BB is fun, likes dogs and loves to spend time with family and friends.