Board of Directors

    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.
    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.
    Katie Cleland - Board Secretary
    Katie Cleland
    Board Secretary
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    Katie Cleland
    Katie Cleland received her bachelors in Child & Family Studies from Ohio University and a masters in Nonprofit Management & Philanthropy from Bay Path University. With her strong passion for Southeast Ohio, Katie is on the board of SAOP to be an advocate for sexual assault and sexual violence.
    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.
    Crystal Trout - Board Member
    Crystal Trout
    Board Member
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    Crystal Trout
    Crystal is endorsed by the Counselor, Social Work, and Marriage & Family Therapist Board to practice as a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Ohio. She is also a National Certified Counselor. She holds a Masters of Education in Counseling and Human Development with an emphasis in Mental Health and a Bachelor of Arts in Counseling and Human Services from Lindsey Wilson College. She is currently working on her doctorate in Counselor Education and Supervision at Ohio University. She has worked in rural school-based counseling, community mental health centers in Kentucky and Ohio, college counseling and private practice settings before her position at SAOP. Her interests and expertise include women's issues, the impact of trauma and its treatment, gender, and sexual minority concerns in Appalachia.
    Rebekah Crawford - Board Member
    Rebekah Crawford
    Board Member
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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.
    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\!
    Robin Stock - Board Member
    Robin Stock
    Board Member
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    Robin Stock
    Robin Stock serves as Executive Director of Development for Major Giving at Ohio University, and spent six years prior as Senior Director of Development for the university's renowned Scripps College of Communication.** **Prior to joining Ohio University, she served Columbus’ nonprofit community at organizations such as Prevent Blindness Ohio, City Year Columbus, and Wexner Heritage Village. She has served on the boards of organizations such as the Salesian Boys & Girls Club, The Wellness Community of Columbus, Factory Street Studio, and Rising Appalachia. 
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