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
(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
Christina Hall, MSW
Prevention and Education Manager
Christina Hall completed her Bachelors in Psychology at Brigham Young University, Provo in 2014, and her Master’s in Social Work at UNLV in 2016. She began as a practicum student at RCC, helping to launch the Enough Abuse Campaign. She has been deeply engaged in prevention efforts in the community since then, which included working with the Nevada Task Force for the Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse, Prevent Child Abuse Nevada, and finally as the current Prevention and Education Manager at RCC. As the Prevention and Education Manager, she coordinates a team of facilitators that provides prevention education to children and adult audiences in the Las Vegas community.
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
Brittany Cotrell, MA
Grants & Development Manager
Contact Brittany Cotrell: CBrittany@rcclv.org
Brittany (Britt) Cotrell joined the Rape Crisis Center in June, 2019 as our Grants and Development Manager. She comes to us from her most recent development role at Ohio State Legal Services Association where she wrote and managed grants for a large state-wide legal aid program. Britt has almost a decade of nonprofit experience, specializing in grant-based roles where she leveraged data to improve programs and find new funding opportunities. Using her development skills, she hopes to attract more donors to the Rape Crisis Center by sharing the incredible impact of our work and increase grant revenue through meaningful, strategic partnerships.
Her life’s mission is to cultivate mutual understanding through sharing and to serve others through acts of intention and kindness. She received both her Bachelors’ (History and Russian) and Master’s degrees (Slavic and East European Studies) at The Ohio State University. She is a member of the National Grants Professional Association (GPA) and Young Nonprofit Professional Network of Southern Nevada (YNPN).
Sindy Chaidez, MA
(Bilingual – Spanish)
Client Services Coordinator
Sindy joined The Rape Crisis Center at the beginning of 2018. Sindy has a wealth of international experience and speaks multiple languages. Prior to joining RCC, Sindy has worked for other community organizations in the Las Vegas area including Communities in Schools. Sindy earned a Master’s degree in International Human Rights and Genocide Studies from Kingston University, London, UK.
Contact Sindy Chaidez: Sindy@rcclv.org
Education Programs 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
(Bilingual – Spanish)
Counseling Center Coordinator
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
Contact Danielle Bell: Danielle@rcclv.org
Contact Brittany Perez: PBrittany@rcclv.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
Family Justice Center & Housing Specialist – Advocate
Contact Shema Dannatt: Shema@rcclv.org
Contact Nicole Khoury: Nicole@rcclv.org
Dr Kathleen Bergquist, LCSW, ID, Ph.D.
Clinical Director – Signs of Hope
We have multiple counselors that currently work with the Nevada Women’s Philanthropy Signs of Hope Counseling Center.
Laura Deitsch, LCPC
Ashley Martinez, LCPC-I
Emily Lewis, LMFT-I
Dawn Canty, LMFT-I
Holly Shank, LCPC-I
Cheryl (Liz) Carrasco, LCSW
Carolina Villar-Mendez, LCPC
Sarah Mount, LMFT
Sandy Simanton, LCSW
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.