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 - Interim Executive Director/Director of Programs
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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!
Olyvia Burbidge - Director of Operations
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Born and raised in Utah, she completed a Gender Studies degree through the school of social and cultural transformation at the University of Utah and spent time as a legislative fellow working with legislators and policy around reproductive rights. Olyvia has worked with Utah non-profits since 2014 and is excited for the opportunity to build this coalition in the community she loves. The body liberation movement centers her work and she has a deep love for fat liberation and reproductive rights. When she's not working, Olyvia is usually watering her houseplants or looking for a lake to swim in!
Susan Chasson MSN, JD, SANE-A - SANE Program Manager
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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 - SANE Educator
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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 - SANE Educator
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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.
Jo’D Peterson - Training and Education Program Coordinator
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Jo’D believes it’s everyone’s responsibility to do their part to end violence and oppression in all its forms. For her part Jo’D has spent the last 15 years working with survivors of domestic violence and sexual abuse. In her spare time Jo’D loves loading up her dogs for a long road trip to one of our national parks. In another life Jo’D might’ve been a host on HGTV, because she enjoys creating beautiful, welcoming spaces with her DIY projects, home decor, and gardening
Javier Campos - Training and Education Program Specialist
(801) 746-0404 Ext 700Javier Campos received his Master's in Social Work from the University of Utah where he also received his Bachelors in Social Works and a Bachelors of Arts in Teaching Spanish. He teaches at Salt Lake Community College and the University of Utah. 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 ten years he has been working with nonprofit organizations as an instructor and program coordinator which serve disenfranchised communities in the areas of Glendale and North Salt Lake. He has developed curriculum and delivered programs centered around increasing protective factors and decreasing risk factors for youth and families. He was born and raised in Colombia, South America. He has been married for nineteen years and has two kids. Currently he is pursuing his PhD in education at the University of Utah. His area of interest is “The Effects of Mental Health on Higher Education Among the Latinx Community.” During his spare time he loves to cook, write poetry and spend time with his biggest treasure: his family.
Doniell Arnold - Sexual Assault Services Project Coordinator (Duchesne, Dagget, Uintah Counties)
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Doniell is an outgoing, compassionate, mother of five and married to the love of her life. She has many hobbies including remodeling, singing, dancing and making people laugh. She owned her own dance studio for several years and she is also right now taking a hiatus from a local band where she is a part of a vocal trio. Now days she is working hard on completing her Real Estate License but most importantly can be found supporting her children's ventures and being the loudest mom cheering them on! Her compassion for others has lead her to her service with UCASA where she has enjoyed becoming a part of that family
Angelica Burnett - Sexual Assault Services Project Coordinator (Tooele County)
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Nubia Pena, JD - Advocacy & Prevention Training Specialist
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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.