Leeann has been with the organization since 2009, beginning as a Crisis Intervention Advocate. She has worked within different departments of the agency besides direct services, including Human Resources, Grants and Contracts Management and Fund Development. Leeann was a member of the Next Generation Leaders of Color 2012 Cohort, served as the VALORUS (formerly California Coalition Against Sexual Assault) Regional Chair, is an alumnus from the Solis Policy Institute (SPI) and has also served as a Commissioner for the Santa Cruz County Women’s Commission. Currently, she is a board member for Pajaro Valley Prevention & Student Assistance and is a Commissioner for the Justice & Gender Task Force. Leeann earned her B.A. from California State University, Fresno in 2007. She lives in Salinas with her husband and two young daughters, Ryann and Brooklynn.