Our Team

Administrative Team

Director of Trauma Services: Dr. Janine D’Anniballe Janine@movingtoendsexualassault.org
Janine D’Anniballe has dedicated herself 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, which 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

Client Services Team

 

Bilingual Victim Advocate: 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

Hotline Supervisor: Natalie Ziemba Natalie@movingtoendsexualassault.org

Natalie joined the MESA team in May 2017. She earned her B.A. from the University of Colorado at Boulder, while serving MESA as a volunteer. She then spent two years in the South Pacific as a Peace Corps Volunteer, and then received her MSW from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Natalie has an extensive background providing crisis response, support and advocacy in the aftermath of sexual assault, and is thrilled to be back at MESA as a staff member to support current volunteers and future change makers. She enjoys nuanced discussions about social justice and intersections of identity, and how they connect with sexual violence.

Prevention Education

Prevention Coordinator: Sarah Dobson Sarah@movingtoendsexualassault.org

Sarah Dobson joined the MESA team in May 2017. Sarah grew up in Baltimore, MD and earned her B.A. in Sociology from the University of Maryland where she volunteered as a peer counselor on a crisis hotline. After graduating, Sarah moved to Nicaragua to co-found a community project providing educational programs for rural youth.  Once passing leadership to community members, she worked as a community educator for an NGO focused on women’s sexual and reproductive rights, where she was able to develop and implement trainings with youth, women, men, sex workers, and police.
 
From there, she moved to Costa Rica to study at the United Nations mandated University for Peace, earning a M.A. in Gender and Peacebuilding and volunteering as a Peace Educator in schools which suffered from high rates of bullying and suicide. After graduating, she worked at Earth Charter International coordinating youth projects. Sarah relocated back to the US to work for MESA in gender violence prevention, and she has a particular interest in engaging men and co-constructing peaceful, healthy masculinities.