Sandra Henriquez (she/her/hers) is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of VALOR. She has led VALOR since 2010, helping to elevate the profile of sexual violence and the work of rape crisis center programs throughout the state and nation.
Ms. Henriquez has worked in the movement to end sexual and domestic violence since 1985. She holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration. As VALOR’s CEO, Ms. Henriquez has helped to transform the organization’s culture and strategies by centering and amplifying the voices and experiences of those who are most marginalized, and working to create systemic change. Under her leadership, VALOR has embarked on several efforts creating strategic partnerships with change influencers in order to create a cultural shift among industries including sport, transportation and labor, and with systems on behalf of incarcerated victims of sexual violence, immigrants in detention, farmworkers, and janitorial workers in communities throughout California.