Sexual Assault Support Services (SASS) is dedicated to supporting Lane County survivors of sexual violence, and to preventing sexual violence in our communities.

Staff

Martina Shabram, PhDExecutive Director 541.221.3308she/her pronouns

Kaelyn Kirkpatrick, MAAssociate Director541.603.8715they/them pronouns

Evelin RamirezAssistant Director of Programs 541.603.8177she/her/ella pronouns

Marco “Vinny” ZarateResiliency Skills Coordinator541-999-2316he/him/el pronouns

Elle BelfattoYouth Advocacy Program Coordinator541-600-0824they/she pronouns

Andoení VerdugoLatinx Connection Coordinator541-603-8093ella/she/her pronouns

Syd ReedSupport Groups and Education Coordinator541-517-5409she/they pronouns

Elleot GordonYouth Outreach Coordinator541.603.6148she/her pronouns

Gisela CerratosLegal Services & Systems Navigation Coordinator541.731.4393she/her/ella pronouns

Board of Directors

Kasia MlynskiBoard Presidentshe/her pronouns

Kasia grew up in Hillsboro, Oregon. She graduated from University of Redlands in 2008 with a Bachelor of Science in Global Business. In 2010, Kasia moved to Eugene to attend the University of Oregon School of Law. During law school, she volunteered at Lane County Victim Services and participated in the Domestic Violence Clinic. After law school, Kasia clerked for the Honorable Charles Zennaché at the Lane County Circuit Court. She then spent seven years representing  survivors at the UO Domestic Violence Clinic, Student Survivor Legal Services. In 2021, Kasia joined Oregon Law Center/Lane County Legal Aid and now represents survivors in family law and protective order matters. Kasia is passionate about working with the community to prevent sexual violence and provide trauma-informed services to survivors.

You can email the Board of Directors at the address listed above; we will try to get back to you within a week. If you are trying to contact SASS about services, please call their business line at 541-484-9791.

Angie PeatowBoard Treasurer

Angie Peatow has lived in Eugene practically her entire adult life. She moved here to finish an undergraduate degree, stuck around for an MBA, and after stints as a financial analyst at manufacturing firms, she now does her financial analysis for her alma mater, the University of Oregon. Along with her fondness for SASS, she finds herself volunteering for work towards social justice and education. She loves live music and dancing, even though her two sons will not attend any shows with her.

Lauren BuseBoard Secretaryshe/her pronouns

I am a family nurse practitioner, with specialized training in child abuse, sexual assault, domestic violence, human trafficking, elder abuse, and strangulation. I am passionate about working with survivors but also about community prevention. I am from Nebraska, but am loving living in Oregon with my wonderful spouse.

Lindsay Selser

Lindsay Selser is the Communications & Engagement Manager for the Planning and Development Department within the City of Eugene and is currently the SASS Board Chair. Lindsay, originally from Montana, attended Willamette University in Salem, Oregon where she was active in the anti-sexual violence efforts on campus including participating in the Vagina Monologues. After moving to Eugene, Lindsay picked up right where she left off and joined the anti-sexual violence efforts by volunteering at SASS. She enjoys the outdoors, biking and spending time with her family.

Susan Lax

Susan has worked as a psychotherapist in a variety of mental health settings over the past 25 years. Prior to that she was a speech pathologist. Her work milieus include rape crisis centers, a psychiatric hospital, a community mental health center, a rehabilitation hospital, and services for the homeless. Along with her enthusiasm for all things SASSy, her passions are Argentine tango, community activism, live theater, & travelling.