Our Team

Administrative Team

Director of Trauma Services: Dr. Janine D’Anniballe Janine@movingtoendsexualassault.org
Janine D’Anniballe has been dedicated to the prevention, treatment, and training of sexual assault issues for the past 20 years. She is the Director of Trauma Services at Mental Health Partners in Boulder, Colorado. Previously, she was the Executive Director of MESA for ten years. She also received her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Tennessee.

Dr. D’Anniballe has worked with countless survivors of sexual assault. She has provided training and consultation to attorneys, law and military personnel, mental health professionals, victim advocates, and university staff in more than 30 states. She is also a trainer for the Ending Violence Against Women Project in Colorado. As a result, she provides training all over the state to address systematic response issues in sexual assault cases. In 2003, Dr. D’Anniballe joined the faculty of the National Judicial Education Program. The program educates judges on how sexual assault cases are approached in the courtroom. It also helps to minimize re-traumatization of victims without undermining defendants’ rights.

A licensed psychologist, Dr. D’Anniballe has a private consulting practice in Boulder with an emphasis on psychological trauma. She also testifies as an expert witness in sexual assault cases throughout Colorado.

Office Manager: Amanda Raye Brookman Amandaf@movingtoendsexualassault.org
Amanda Brookman joined the MESA team in March of 2015. Currently, she attends classes at Regis University, working towards a bachelor’s degree in Applied Psychology. Amanda has always had a passion for volunteer work, and hopes to expand her efforts by working with survivors of sexual assault.

Client Services Team

Bilingual Therapist: Laia Jorba Laia@movingtoendsexualassault.org
Laia Jorba, LPC, R-DMT, RSME/T, received her BA and PhD in Political Science from the Autonomous University of Barcelona. Her focus was on the social integration of immigrants. She taught and conducted research at the Autonomous University of Barcelona for 6 years. Laia was also a program director at Catalonia Europe Foundation for four years. She managed teams, wrote grants, and coordinated programs.

Laia received her MA in Somatic Counseling Psychotherapy from Naropa University with a double concentration in Dance Movement Therapy and Body Psychotherapy. She currently integrates verbal and body-centered interventions in her work, which is important in treating trauma, attachment, and developmental issues. She is also trilingual in Catalan, Spanish and English. Laia understands the difficulties of moving identities in a modern society.

Bilingual Case Manager: Martha Hawkinson Martha@movingtoendsexualassault.org
Martha joined MESA as the Bilingual Case Manager in October of 2015. After moving from beautiful (but chilly)  Minnesota, she has been given the opportunity to serve MESA’s clients, celebrating diversity and working to eradicate sexual assault. Prior to MESA, she received her BA and BS in Spanish and Psychology from Loyola University in Chicago. During college, Martha spent her time advocating for under-served monolingual Spanish-speakers seeking legal guidance and emergency resources. Now, her work at MESA is founded upon the sincere belief “that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” –Margaret Mead

Prevention Education

Prevention Coordinator: Camilo Casas Camilo@movingtoendsexualassault.org
Camilo Casas has worked as a journalist and in many human services. These have included public health interventions, emergency medicine, and disaster relief. Camilo once covered the rape epidemic in the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. As a result, he now advocates for men to take on a greater role in ending sexual violence. He holds a BA (Hons) and MA (Oxf) in Human Sciences from the University of Oxford.

 

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