Moving to End Sexual Assault (MESA) has served the community since 1972 as the only sexual violence resource center serving Boulder County, Colorado.

MESA provides support and services to ALL survivors of sexual violence and does not discriminate against any person based on race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, education, geographic location, age, ability, language, national origin, culture, immigration status, politics, profession, religious beliefs and/or spirituality.

Our Mission

We believe that every person has the right to live free of sexual assault.

We are moving to end sexual assault and the suffering it causes in our community.

We challenge all forms of oppression and recognize their connection to sexual violence.

What is Sexual Violence?

What is Sexual Violence?

Sexual violence is intentional sexual contact with another person without that person’s consent.

Being intoxicated by drugs or alcohol is never an excuse for sexual misconduct in any form. It does not take away one’s responsibility to ask permission to touch someone.

What Can Sexual Violence Look Like?

Sexual violence can take many forms, some of which do not involve penetration. It can range from unwanted sexual contact over the clothes, like touching someone’s buttocks or fondling their breasts, to rape. Some forms of sexual violence do not even involve touch, such as peeping, stalking, and flashing.

Failure to stop sexual activity when someone asks for the behavior to stop is sexual assault.

MESA can walk with you step by step through your healing process.

An advocate is waiting for your call. Reach out today.

Hotline: 303.443.7300
Text BRAVE to 20121

Case Management Report

In 2018, MESA conducted a survey of their case management clients to better understand the individuals they serve, identify gaps in services, and inform improvements to service delivery. MESA’s case management services include support with navigating criminal and legal processes, as well as referrals to other resources, such as mental health providers, food banks, and other essential supports. Click on the image of the report to read more.


Janine D’Anniballe, Director (she/hers)

Janine D’Anniballe, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist and a nationally recognized expert in sexual assault and traumatic stress, and treatment for survivors.  A native of Ohio, she received her undergraduate degree from the University of Dayton and her doctorate in Counseling Psychology from the University of Tennessee.  Dr. D’Anniballe currently serves as the Director of Trauma Services at Mental Health Partners in Lafayette, Colorado.  She also has been the Director of Moving to End Sexual Assault (MESA), the sexual violence resource center serving Boulder County, Colorado for the last 23 years.

Christina Boykin, Executive Assistant and Operations Coordinator (she/hers)

Christina Boykin brings a highly versatile skill set earned over two decades in the fields of executive support, legal, arts administration, K-12 education, and the development of non-profits and start-ups. With an emphasis on process improvement and project management, Christina can turn raw business chaos into beautiful orderly systems. MESA’s mission aligns perfectly to her personal values. Born in Maryland and raised in Florida, Christina has previously co-hosted a late night talk show in Jacksonville, served as Vice President and Media Director for the Longmont Artists’ Guild, painted large-scale murals across the Front Range, and creates fine art portraits in oil professionally.

Dana Rae Vaughn, Program Services Manager (she/hers)

Dana Rae Vaughn, Ph.D., began her career as a teacher and teacher trainer serving as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Malawi. Following her four years with Peace Corps, she remained in Malawi for three more years working as the Education Coordinator at Dzaleka Refugee Camp. Dana Rae returned to the United States to attend The Mandel School at Case Western Reserve University, where she earned a Master’s in Social Science Administration. Following her master’s degree, Dana Rae worked in prevention education and victim advocacy services at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill and the University of Denver. Dana Rae recently completed a doctorate in Interpersonal and Family Communication from the University of Denver, where her research focused on family secrets and privacy management. Dana Rae is committed to public service and recently participated as a Virtual Peace Corps Participant in Armenia and Botswana. When she is not at work, Dana Rae enjoys photographing birds, writing letters to her pen pals, and playing with her cats.

Allyssa MacAllister, Client Services Supervisor (she/hers)

Allyssa MacAllister, MSW, is dedicated to creating positive change for survivors of violence. Allyssa began her career working with families in the Child Welfare System, where she often saw the intersectionalities of victimization and unhealed trauma go unaddressed. Determined to make a more meaningful impact, she pursued an MSW in Leadership and Management and participated in a Human Rights Leadership Academy that emphasized the empowerment of marginalized populations, leading her to refocus her career on serving survivors of sexual violence and human trafficking. Allyssa sought opportunities to engage in program development, community outreach, partnership management, and capacity-building, and served on Colorado’s Human Trafficking Hotline for five years. Allyssa brings this experience into equipping MESA volunteers with the skills, resources, and support needed to ensure that both volunteers and survivors have a fulfilling MESA experience. When not working, Allyssa finds refuge in the mountains, where hiking, camping, snowboarding, and admiring mother nature bring balance to her life.

Fievel the Facility Dog

Fievel received his advanced training from Canine Companions for Independence and is expertly trained to work in a professional setting. He knows over 40 commands that allow him to interact with clients and staff in a gentle and loving way. In his free time he enjoys long walks, being in his backyard chasing squirrels, and playing with his dog sister Roo and two cat brothers Nemo Michael Phelps and Felix. Follow his work and play on his Instagram page: @fievelthefacilitydog