UCASA's staff is made up of world-class leaders, visionaries, community champions, educators, and trainers. We’re an organization that works a variety of initiatives: educational and training programs, public policy and legislative advocacy, and sexual violence prevention program. Our team is well-equipped to do it, too: each of us brings a unique background and skills to the organization, and as a result, UCASA has won local and national acclaim for our commitment to combating sexual violence in all of its forms. Our staff is dedicated to fighting for justice and brings a world-class skill set to our organization.
Liliana Olvera-Arbon (she/her) - Executive Director
(801) 746-0404 Ext. 6 (Spanish speaker)
Liliana Olvera-Arbon joined UCASA over a year ago, with over 10 years of experience working in social services. She demonstrated profound leadership while working at a Los Angeles based rape crisis center and later as a Program Coordinator at the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault. Her vision is to center and uplift the voices of communities marginalized by society and bring a deep commitment toward social equity and collective liberation. She is dedicated to educating people of their rights and opportunities and envisions a world free of gender-based violence. In her spare time, Liliana enjoys taking walks to the park with her husband and their sweet doggy Daisy!
Andi Tremonte (they/them) - Assistant Director
(801) 746-0404 Ext. 2
Andi Tremonte has an educational background in Psychology and Women and Gender Studies and is pursuing a Masters of Criminal Justice. Andi is currently the Assistant Director for UCASA and formerly the Education and Outreach Coordinator for the Utah Domestic Violence Coalition. Andi supports domestic violence service providers, sexual assault programs, and government organizations in Utah, offering support services for underserved clients as well as training and technical assistance.
Furthermore, Andi has been a Transgender support group facilitator and Safe Zone trainer for OUTreach Resource Centers in Northern Utah. They have facilitated LGBTQIA+ cultural competency training throughout Utah for Starbucks Coffee Company, local organizations, universities, Rape Recovery Center, and various community members. Andi is an avid sasquatch and werewolf enthusiast whose hobbies include; painting miniatures, Xena Warrior Princess, She-Ra, Legend of Korra, board games, hanging out with their cats, Jorge, Toriko and Bolin, and the outdoors: except water, anything but water.
Susan Chasson MSN, JD, SANE-A (she/her) - SANE Program Manager
(801) 746-0404 Ext. 4
Susan Chasson is the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Program Manager for the Utah Coalition Against Sexual Assault. She has helped hospitals and communities create programs for providing health care and forensic evidence collection to victims of sexual violence in Utah for more than 25 years. She practices as a family nurse practitioner at the Merrill Gappmayer Family Medicine Clinic in Provo. Susan is actively involved in the expansion of Wasatch Forensic Nurses to Utah County where they will be providing sexual assault medical forensic examinations starting May 1st of 2017. She is President-elect of the International Association of Forensic Nurses and a member of the Advisory Council of the National Sexual Violence Resource Center.
Camden Caifa (she/her) - SANE Educator
(801) 746-0404 Ext. 703
Covers the Central/Southwest part of the state which includes Juab, Millard, Sanpete, Sevier, Beaver, Piute, Wayne, Iron, Garfield, Washington, and Kane counties.
As a SANE educator she supports the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner teams that are performing medical-forensic exams for adolescent/adult patients reporting acute sexual assault. This support includes ongoing training, research into evidence-based practice, supporting team collaboration with multidisciplinary teams including advocacy, law enforcement, hospital leadership, district attorney offices, Utah Toxicology lab, Utah Bureau of Forensic Services, and Utah Victims of Crime Organization. Camden has lived in Utah since 2006. Happily married to her former flight partner. Has three smart and talented children ages 19, 17, & 6. Loves to hike, travel, scuba dive, dance, whitewater raft, and organize things in her spare time.
Trish Crump (she/her) - SANE Educator
(801) 746-0404 Ext. 704
Covers Tooele, Summit, Wasatch, Utah, Salt Lake, Davis, Weber, Box Elder and Cache Counties. Her role as an educator is to support the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner teams caring for adolescent/adult patients reporting acute sexual assault. This support includes training, supporting team collaboration with multidisciplinary teams including advocacy, hospital leadership, law enforcement, court prep/support, Utah Bureau of Forensic Services, Utah Toxicology Lab, and Utah Victims of Crime Organization.
Trish received her Associates of Nursing Degree in 2004, and is currently working on BSN & Master of Nursing, Forensics. She is certified as an Adolescent/Adult Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE-A). She was the recipient of the SAAM Award (Sexual Assault Awareness) in 2016.
She has been a forensic nurse for 9 years. Trish began working for Wasatch Forensic Nurses as an Adolescent/Adult Forensic Nurse in 2014. She is part of the leadership team and her responsibilities include: Resource nurse, Law enforcement liaison, Court liaison and Education coordinator. She has specialized training in strangulation & interpersonal violence, touch DNA, and evidence collection. She enjoys the opportunity to share her knowledge with members of the multidisciplinary team serving victims of sexual assault.
Bethany Crisp (she/her) - Outreach Coordinator
(801) 746-0404 Ext. 709
Bethany Crisp studied Political Science at Brigham Young University. While at BYU, Bethany spent her time getting involved in Utah politics at the local, state, and federal level interning and working for elected officials. She worked as Communications Director for a Utah non-profit, Girls Lobby, encouraging Utah girls to learn how to lobby their state legislature. Bethany has formerly worked for political campaigns and for The Refuge Utah, serving victims of sexual assault. She volunteers in the community with the Court Appointed Special Advocate Program and as a victim advocate for The Refuge Utah. She is passionate about local politics and community outreach among the Latino population in Utah. She enjoys hiking in her free time and is looking forward to working at UCASA!
Javier Campos (he/him) - Program Manager
(801) 746-0404 Ext. 707 (Spanish speaker)
Javier Campos, CSW, received his Master's in Social Work from the University of Utah with an emphasis in Mental Health and Global Social Work. He also received his Bachelor’s in Social Work and a Bachelor of Arts in Teaching Spanish. He works as a Mental Health Therapist and teaches at Salt Lake Community College and the University of Utah. His goal when he finishes his PhD is to continue working and serving diverse communities in need. During his academic career he had the opportunity to travel to Ghana and Mongolia to participate in social work research and present to university students as well as local and governmental organizations.
For the last fourteen years he has been working with nonprofit organizations as an instructor and coordinator serving disenfranchised communities in the areas of Glendale, West Valley, Kearns, Rose Park, and North Salt Lake. He has developed curriculum and delivered programs centered around increasing protective factors and decreasing risk factors for youth and families. Mr. Campos has also served rural communities as an ally with other agencies presenting and delivering workshops and trainings on domestic violence and sexual assault. He has collaborated with state, private, nonprofit, and local institutions on multiple prevention programs. He is certified in the State of Utah as a 40 Hour Sexual Advocate. He is trained in Couples Counseling and Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. He is a certified Children’s Mental Health Case Manager. He has completed the UADVT Survivor and UADVT Offender trainings. He is also trained in the C-SSRS and Danger Assessment tools.
He was born and raised in Colombia, South America. During his spare time, he loves to cook, write poetry, and spend time with his biggest treasure, his family.
December Hatch (she/her) - Sexual Assault Services Project Coordinator (Duchesne County)
(801) 746-0404 Ext 702
I am so excited to be a new member of the UCASA team! I am highly motivated, hard working, and committed to helping people heal. I’ve spent the last 4 years working in advocacy, outreach, and community education for substance use disorders and recovery. I am the president of a successful nonprofit and have spent countless hours volunteering with multiple entities that all work towards empowering and strengthening our community. My time working in that field became the platform for my highest calling, dedicating my life to the service of others. I strive every day to be a voice for those who cannot speak up for themselves and to be an ally for people who feel forgotten. I believe that empathy and education are my greatest tools for being a positive force for change. I believe all of these things have made me stronger in all of my roles, as a mother, a spouse, employee, and community member. I am working towards higher education and my greatest goals are to help as many people as possible and to be a strong, positive, female role model for my children.
Nick Arteaga (he/they)
(801) 746-0404 Ext. 708 (Spanish speaker)
Nick Arteaga he/they is a proud and visible queer, non-binary Chicanx from Southern California. He has over 6 years of volunteer work with Utah’s LGBTQIA+ and BIPOC communities and enjoys advocating for equitable practices in all spaces for historically excluded people. Nick graduated from SLCC with honors in May 2019 earning his Associates in Psychology. Prior to entering the non profit world, they worked as a paraprofessional in special education for 6th grade elementary students. Nick’s specialty is events planning and education with a focus on advocating for multiply marginalized identities. They currently give LGBTQ+ trainings to organizations all across Utah and have years of experience on presenting topics like gender, race, body image/fat shaming, mental health and more! Nick was on the committee for Genderevolution since 2015 and Events Director from 2018-2021. He is the Vice Chair for Utah’s LGBTQ Chamber of Commerce Safe Zone foundation board and co-founder of Unidxs_SLC, a local LGBTQ+ and Latinx work group creating spaces and educational and social events for all LGBTQ+ and Latinx people in Utah. In their free time, Nick enjoys spending time with their family, being outdoors, eating yummy vegan food with their longtime partner Kayla and being the best first time dad to the most perfect, beautiful, angel baby tuxedo cat, Milly.
Nubia Pena, JD (she/her) - Advocacy & Prevention Training Specialist
(801) 746-0404 Ext. 3 (Spanish speaker)
Ms. Nubia Peña received her Juris Doctorate from the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law in May 2016. She was selected as one of 25 law students in the nation to be recognized and highlighted for her social justice activism in the National Jurist, a leading news source in legal education. Ms. Peña has actively sought to bring awareness to issues of violence and systemic oppression through her personal and professional endeavors. She has close to a decade of experience assisting survivors of domestic abuse, sexual assault, and victims of violent crimes as a Law Enforcement Victim Advocate.
Since 2007, Ms. Peña has been the Training and Prevention Education Specialist at the Utah Coalition Against Sexual Assault (UCASA) where she developed training on Teen Dating Violence, Latino Youth Empowerment, Assisting and Empowering Immigrant Survivors, and Understanding Rape and Sexual Assault. Her most recent endeavors include bringing awareness across the U.S. to the intersections of violence prevention and the School-to-Prison Pipeline, a national epidemic that targets our most vulnerable youth with disproportionate school discipline practices that streamline them into juvenile detention centers. Also, Ms. Peña is the Program Coordinator for the Racially Just Utah Coalition where their mission is to positively and proactively ensure racial equality in Utah through policy reform, accountability, and education.
Ms. Peña received a Bachelor’s in Sociology with a Criminology emphasis and graduated with Summa Cum Laude honors from the University of Utah in 2006.