Board of Directors

Rebekah Crawford - Board President
Rebekah Crawford
Board President
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Rebekah Crawford
Rebekah Perkins Crawford is a co-survivor. As a researcher she cares about how religious communities talk about consent and reports of sexual violence within religious organizations. As an advocate she cares about how trauma and experiences of acute vulnerability affect holistic wellness. She is grateful to be a part of a community that provides a support system for survivors and their loved ones.
Chris Linscott - Board Vice-President
Chris Linscott
Board Vice-President
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Chris Linscott
Chris is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) who loves our region and our people. He welcomes every opportunity to help our community grow, heal, and thrive, and, is incredibly humbled and grateful to be a small part of the essential work of SAOP.
Denise O’Donnell - Board Treasurer
Denise O’Donnell
Board Treasurer
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Denise O’Donnell
Denise O’Donnell is one of the newest Vice Presidents at Hocking College bringing to the table a wealth of knowledge from the accounting and business world, in particular, higher education. In addition to her career, Denise furnishes relationships with Non-Profit Organizations and counsels on varied industry advisory boards. Her true passion lies in teaching where she has taught a variety of accounting and business courses at University and Community College level.
Patty Stokes - Board Secretary
Patty Stokes
Board Secretary
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Patty Stokes
Patty Stokes, Ph.D., teaches in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Ohio University. She became passionate about ending sexual violence when confronted with its high prevalence and resultant trauma among her students. Realizing that its impact was equally harmful throughout our communities, she completed volunteer training with SAOP in summer 2015. When SAOP began moving toward independent non-profit status, she became the founding board member. She feels privileged to see the organization blossom and grow thanks to the incredible dedication and empathy of its staff and volunteers.
Hanan Al-Shadadi - Board Member
Hanan Al-Shadadi
Board Member
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Hanan Al-Shadadi
Hanan Al-Shadadi is from Yemen and is a Ph.D. student and a teaching assistant in the School of Communication Studies at Ohio University. Her passion for reducing violence against women in all shapes and forms started early in my life. She serves on the board because for her, silence is no longer an option.
Elizabeth Dennis - Board Member
Elizabeth Dennis
Board Member
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Elizabeth Dennis
Elizabeth Dennis earned her Master’s Degree in Higher Education Administration at The Ohio State University, and has been obsessed with finding joy in work ever since.  Professionally, her primary focus has been Human Capital Growth & Management while also serving as a senior executive in Marketing, Sales, and Operations.  She has worked in industries including architecture, luxury goods, manufacturing, nonprofits and hospitality for companies as large as $500M in revenues with workforces a large as 10,000.  Elizabeth has worked relentlessly to develop a reputation as a dedicated outcome-oriented mentor by also serving in community service organizations such as Rotary International and  Central Ohio education foundation boards of trustees.  She is a no-nonsense speaker as a result of a 15-year span as a self-employed independent consultant focused on Human Capital consulting.   Prior to joining Hocking College as Director of Human Resources, Elizabeth served as Chief People Officer for RCO Limited LLC, a proud franchisee of Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers LLC.  In her spare time, she mentors her two sons who are both college students, and enjoys horseback riding, travel, cooking, and perfecting her homemade chocolates – a personal passion started with her Mom in 1978\!
Reagan Neviska - Board Member
Reagan Neviska
Board Member
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Reagan Neviska
Reagan Neviska is a graduate of Kenyon College and staff member in the Office of Information Technology at Ohio University. She loves Ohio and the community of Southeastern Ohio, and is passionate about social justice. Reagan became interested in serving on the board after becoming aware of the way sexual violence has shaped her own life and the lives of loved ones. 
Allison Hunter - Board member
Allison Hunter
Board member
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Allison Hunter
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