Technical Advisory Group

Photo of Jeff W. Cohen Jeff W. Cohen currently serves as an assistant professor in the Social Work and Criminal Justice Program at the University of Washington Tacoma. He has been teaching criminal justice and related courses at the university level since 2008. His scholarship focuses on the intersections of gender, masculinities and crime, school bullying, restorative justice, and Integral theory. Dr. Cohen has experience working on projects engaging campus men in sexual assault prevention. He currently serves as Vice President of the American Men’s Studies Association, a national organization of academics, practitioners and activists dedicated to the critical study of men and masculinities.
Photo of Jill Dunlap Jill Dunlap is the Director for Equity, Inclusion and Violence Prevention at NASPA-Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education. Prior to joining NASPA, Jill was Director of the University of California, Santa Barbara Campus Advocacy, Resources & Education (CARE) Program for four years. Jill has also served as the Director of the Women’s Center at Northern Illinois University for five years, and the Assistant Director of the Women’s Resource Center at the University of Missouri-Kansas City for five years. In 2014, Jill served as the non-federal negotiator representing four-year, public institutions on the Violence Against Women Act negotiated rulemaking committee. Jill has been trained as a domestic violence and sexual assault advocate in Illinois, Kansas, Missouri and California, and has more than 2,000 hours of advocacy and crisis intervention training. She has worked closely with college student survivors of interpersonal violence in a professional capacity for more than 13 years. Jill was one of 29 members of the University of California Presidential Task Force to Reduce Sexual Violence and Sexual Assault, which was charged with revising the University of California policy on Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence to align with the 2013 reauthorization of VAWA. Jill has written four successful Grants to Reduce Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence and Stalking on Campus through the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women on three different campuses, totaling more than $800,000. Jill has extensive training in both Title IX and Clery compliance. In addition, Jill has been an adjunct faculty member at a diverse range of institutions, including a two-year community college, a four-year public institution and a for-profit institution, teaching in the field of Sociology. In addition, Jill taught the first for-credit course focused on understanding interpersonal violence on campus at UCSB in Fall 2012 with the Feminist Studies Department. Jill completed her PhD in Political Science and Public Administration at Northern Illinois University in Fall 2016, where her dissertation work focused on the experiences of students impacted by sexual violence on campus. In addition to her dissertation research, Jill is the principle investigator on several other IRB-approved research projects related to gender-based violence on campus. Among those projects is a needs assessment of prevention educators and advocates on campus, a campus website content analysis assessing for resources provided to survivors, and a salary survey of campus professionals.
Photo of Sarah Hachmeister Sarah Hachmeister is the Statewide SANE/SART Project Coordinator at the Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence. In that role, she provides training and technical assistance to a wide range of multidisciplinary professionals on sexual and domestic violence dynamics, response, and prevention. She holds a master’s degree in counseling from MidAmerica Nazarene University and a bachelor’s degree in family studies human services from Kansas State University.
Photo of Laurie K. Hart Laurie K. Hart, LMSW is the Program Coordinator for the Sexual Violence Prevention and Education (SVPE) program at the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE). She received her Bachelor of Arts Degree and her Master of Social Work Degree from the University of Kansas. She is also a Licensed Master Social Worker through the Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board. In her current position as the KDHE SVPE Coordinator, she provides technical assistance to local communities and schools working to implement sexual violence primary prevention programming using the social ecological model. She also has several projects that focus on a shared risk and protective factor approach to sexual violence prevention. In addition, she serves as the chair for the National Rape Prevention Education Directors Council. Prior to working at KDHE, Ms. Hart was employed at a community-based rape crisis center as the director of a sexual violence prevention program.
Photo of Matthew Huffman Matthew Huffman is the Prevention Director at the Missouri Coalition Against Domestic & Sexual Violence. He joined the staff in 2012 as a Program Development Specialist with a focus on prevention programming. Matthew has experience in community organizing, and prevention work with middle-school to college-age students. He has developed programs promoting healthy sexuality and relationships in the LGBTQ community, and helped revive the University of Missouri–Columbia’s Relationship and Sexual Violence Prevention (RSVP) Center’s work with men on campus. He gained valuable experience at True North in Columbia, first as a shelter advocate and then as a youth outreach coordinator.
Photo of Rebeca Llamas Rebeca Llamas is from Brownsville, Texas and is currently a freshman at the University of Texas at Austin majoring in Architectural Engineering. As part of her Girl Scout Gold Award project, she created a campaign named Students Against Sexual Assault to promote awareness among upperclassmen in high school and incoming college freshmen about sexual assault on university campuses. Her website, studentsagainstsexualassault.com, contains sexual assault prevention resources available in each university in the US along with general information on consent, primary prevention, and what to do if you or a friend has been sexually assaulted.
Photo not available Jen Marsh is currently the VP of Special Projects at RAINN. She works with external stakeholders and senior managers to develop and provide solutions to complex issues related to sexual violence. Until recently, Marsh served as the VP of Victim Services, overseeing the National Sexual Assault Hotlines and coordinating services and communication with 1,000 affiliate sexual assault service providers nationwide. In addition, she acted as the RAINN project and account manager for the Department of Defense Safe Helpline, which serves the DOD community worldwide as well as the PC SAVES helpline for the Peace Corps. With over 12 years of experience in the field of nonprofit management, she has been published in the journal Evaluation and Program Planning and presented at national victim services conferences on online crisis intervention best practices. Marsh testified before Congress in the spring of 2011 and she is a member of the U.S. Department of Justice National Victim Assistance Standards Consortium, the Department of Defense Sexual Assault Advocate Credentialing Program Certification Committee, and the CrisisTextline Advisory Board. In 2012, Marsh was appointed by the Director of the Peace Corps to serve as the Chair of the Volunteer Sexual Assault Advisory Council. She has been featured in numerous national and local media outlets including ABC News, NBC News, CNN, NPR as well as in People, Teen Vogue and The Atlantic.
Photo of James Moran James Moran (he/him/his) currently serves as the Education Coordinator for the Kansas City Anti-Violence Project, a nonprofit that serves LGBTQ-identified survivors in Missouri and Kansas who have experienced violence, trauma, harassment, and neglect. James also serves as an adjunct professor in the Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies department at the University of Central Missouri. An LGBTQ community activist and organizer for over 10 years, James has taught on LGBTQ issues, violence prevention, and bystander intervention, and has created and facilitated various support groups for LGBTQ-identified folks of various ages in multiple states. James is a nationally-certified Victim Advocate with a passion for LGBTQ advocacy and activism, believing that each person is an expert in their own experience and needs, and uses this queer feminist philosophy to help support individuals on their own path.
Photo of Dr. Lindsay Orchowski Dr. Lindsay Orchowski is a Staff Clinical Psychologist at Rhode Island Hospital, and Assistant Professor (Research) at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University. She also serves as the Deputy Title IX Coordinator for the Alpert Medical School. Her research focuses on the design and evaluation of theory-driven sexual assault prevention programs. She has received funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institutes of Health, and Department of Defense to evaluate promising sexual assault prevention approaches for middle school, high school, college and military populations. These programs have included bystander intervention skills training models, social norms marketing campaigns, self-defense and resistance education workshops for women, interventions to engage men as allies in violence prevention, and programs for high risk groups that focus specifically on alcohol use as a risk for sexual aggression. Dr. Orchowski is a member of the AAU Campus Climate Survey design team, and is an Associate Editor for Psychology of Women Quarterly.
Photo of Rachel West Rachel West is the Prevention Coordinator at the Nebraska Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence. She worked in the movement to end violence against women for fourteen years, beginning as an advocate at a local shelter. She now works with Nebraska’s network of sexual and domestic violence programs to build the network’s capacity to develop and implement comprehensive and effective sexual and domestic violence prevention strategies across Nebraska. Prior to this, she developed and presented training material on effective sex offender management at the national level on the Department of Justice’s Center for Sex Offender Management Project in Silver Spring, Maryland, and collected and analyzed data for the University of Nebraska’s Bureau of Sociological Research and the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Women’s Studies, and a Master of Arts in Sociology with an emphasis on crime and gender, from the University of Nebraska Lincoln.