Fond Farewells and Hearty Welcomes
FCASV has had the benefit of having some excellent staff members who have dedicated themselves to ending sexual violence. As we closed 2013, we bid a fond farewell to Ebony Tucker, Esq. During her nearly 5 year tenure at FCASV, Ebony served as the Legal Assistance to Victims Director and later as Associate Executive Director. Her contributions to the work of the Council and the community will not be forgotten and we wish her luck as she takes on the position of CEO at LaFASA, Louisiana’s sexual assault coalition, in Baton Rouge. We know she will continue to be a great leader in the movement and wish her all the best!
In September, we welcomed Sandhya Sathe (center) to the position of Director of Accounting and Finance. She has worked in human services non-profit organizations in Tallahassee in similar positions for the last 25 years. She has worked with Federal, State and local grant. She is looking forward to learning about the programs that make FCASV a premier organization. Joining our team along with Sandhya is Estelle Davis (not pictured), Senior Account Manager. Estelle formerly worked with Sandhya at a human services non-profit agency in Tallahassee.
We are also pleased to also welcome Theresa Prichard (left), Esq., to FCASV as the new Legal Assistance to Victims Director. Theresa graduated from the University of South Florida in 2002 with a bachelor's degree in Anthropology and from Florida State University in 2008 with a law degree. While at FSU, she spent 2 years interning with the Public Interest Law Center working on having the practice of sentencing juveniles to life without parole in non-homicides overturned. In the summer of 2007, as a law student, she began working at Legal Services of North Florida as a Florida Bar fellow, representing domestic violence victims. She continued clerking at Legal Services through her last year of law school and after passing the Bar Exam in 2008, she went to work as an attorney at Legal Services of North Florida representing domestic and sexual violence victims in family law and immigration cases.
Jose L Carval (right), joined FCASV as the new Program Assistant in early January. Jose graduated from Florida State University in the fall of 2010 with a bachelor’s degree in International Relations. After graduating, he spent 4 years doing project management work for nonprofit organizations and health care administration. Jose is not only a proud first generation American, he is also proud to be the first male employee of FCASV. Eager to make difference, Jose understands the importance of having a male presence in the fight against sexual violence and hopes to be an influential voice in the movement.
This project was supported by a grant awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.