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 (Yo hablo español)
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 a bachelor’s in psychology with a minor in Women and Gender Studies and a Masters of Criminal Justice from Weber State University. Currently, they are the Assistant Director for UCASA and support sexual assault programs, domestic violence service providers, and government organizations in Utah, offering support services for underserved clients as well as training and technical assistance. Andi’s career has focused on working with LGBTQIA+ victims of crime from youth to adulthood. Their professional life has included facilitating trans support groups, and cultural competency training for a number of organizations throughout Utah, including Starbucks Coffee Company, victim service providers, universities, and various community members.
In Andi’s free time, they enjoy building dioramas, Legend of Korra, scary video games like: The Last of Us 2, Resident Evil, Dead By Daylight (Jill/Sadako main), their cats (Bolin and Toriko), and the mountains. They may or may not have extensive knowledge on all things sasquatch and fear the creature when they hike.
Natalie S. Mataya (She/Her) - Operations Manager
(801) 746-0404 Ext. 705
Natalie is highly motivated, hard-working, and fully invested in UCASA's vision. She is someone with an extensive background in serving others. With her many years of accounting experience and through her work in several non-profits across the state of Utah, Natalie brings invaluable skills to the UCASA team. As a strong believer in networking relationships and partnerships, Natalie strives to connect stakeholders together to help those who are served by and who work with UCASA.
Outside of work Natalie is a mother of two children, a second class baker, weekend boater, and a devoted community member who volunteers as a reading/math coach at the local elementary school.
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 (Yo hablo español)
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!
Esmeralda Gregorio (she/her) - Outreach Specialist
(801) 746-0404 Ext. 702 (Yo hablo español)
Esmeralda Martha Gregorio has a bachelor’s degree in Family Science from Utah Valley University. And a previous degree in Psychology in Mexico. Esmeralda has a lot of experience working with people and connecting with the community. She has given service at other non- profit organization as student in UVU and got the opportunity to work for governmental institutions in Mexico that give her a bigger love for advocacy.
Outside from UCASA, Esmeralda is a happy mother of four little kids, she loves to dance (specially folklore dance), spend time with her family and read books. Esmeralda has followed the mission and vision of UCASA and is really committed to be part of the team in this organization.
Javier Campos (he/him) - Program Manager
(801) 746-0404 Ext. 707 (Yo hablo español)
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.
Danny Reyes, CHES®, has a Bachelor of Science in Public health with an emphasis in health education and promotion and is a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES®). Danny is currently pursuing a Master's degree from Utah State University and values the connections between health and education. He believes health is our most valuable possession and his core focuses of interest include health promotion, health education, community outreach, employee wellness, nonprofit organizations, nutrition, and health policy. Danny is an avid follower of digital health tools and innovations.
Danny is also a current board member of the Utah Public Health Association.
Nubia Pena, JD (she/her) - Advocacy & Prevention Training Specialist
(801) 746-0404 Ext. 3 (Yo hablo español)
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.