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 and was recognized as a “Woman to Watch” for 2016 by Vegas Magazine.
Contact Daniele Dreitzer: Daniele@rcclv.org
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: Colleen@rcclv.org
(Bilingual – 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 all services, programs, and outreach with the Latin@ community. She is also very involved in 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. Wendy is passionate about getting critical safety and awareness information out to the Latin@ community and making sure the RCC’s services in Spanish continue to expand.
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
Client Services Coordinator
Lisa joined the staff of the RCC team in July 2016, having been a volunteer for over two years prior to that. Lisa had previously worked at the Women’s Center at UNLV and was a teacher for much of her career prior to that time. Lisa holds a bachelor’s degree in English and Communications from Madonna University.
Contact Lisa McAllister: LisaM@rcclv.org
Christina Hall, MSW
Prevention and Education Manager
Christina is a graduate of Brigham Young University and recently compled her MSW at UNLV. Prior to her staff role, Christina served as a practicum student with RCC helping to launch the Enough Abuse Campaign. Christina is active with her church and very passionate about prevention efforts.
Contact Christina Hall: Christina@rcclv.org
(Bilingual – Spanish)
Volunteer and Hotline Manager
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, as well as our Hotline.
Contact Claudia Magana: Claudia@rcclv.org
Carmella is a passionate advocate speaking out against all forms of gender-based violence. Carmella worked on these issues with the UNLV Community for several years prior to joining The Rape Crisis Center team in August 2017. Carmella has also worked in the banking industry. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Nevada Las Vegas and grew up in the Las Vegas Valley.
Contact Carmella Gadsen: firstname.lastname@example.org
School Based Advocate
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 now serves as the School Based Advocate, working with youth in K-12 schools and their families is addressing school related issues that may be connected with their experience of sexual assault or abuse. Lisa is a student at the College of Southern Nevada pursuing a degree in Criminal Justice.
Contact Lisa Ferriolo: Lisa@rcclv.org
Leslie joined the RCC team in December 2016. Leslie is responsible for our services to incarcerated individuals, including taking reports of sexual assault in custody, as well as providing supportive services and groups at multiple facilities around Southern Nevada. Prior to serving on the RCC Staff, Leslie has worked to support clients in the HIV/AIDS community at multiple agencies in Las Vegas.
Contact Leslie Rush: Leslie@rcclv.org
(Bilingual – Spanish)
Patricia joined The Rape Crisis Center team in October 2016. Patricia has previously worked in the medical field. Patricia is dedicated to making all clients at RCC feel comfortable and welcome.
Contact Patricia Jimenez: Patricia@rcclv.org
Education Programs Coordinator
Linda joined The Rape Crisis Center as Education Programs Coordinator in August 2016. Linda has a long history of work in the non-profit sector in Las Vegas, with a primary focus on agencies that support Children and Families. Linda is a proud parent and grandparent.
Contact Linda Flower: Linda@rcclv.org
We have multiple counselors that currently work with the Nevada Women’s Philanthropy Signs of Hope Counseling Center.
Clinical Director – Kathleen Bergquist, LCSW, JD, Ph.D.
Sandra Morel, MA, LMFT – Bilingual – Spanish
Laura Deitsch, MA, LCPC
Hilary Westrom, LMFT
Ashley Martinez, MA, CPC Intern
The Rape Crisis Center is also supported by the work of numerous advocates who work after-hours, as well as facilitators, and dozens of volunteers.