Sexual Assault Support Services (SASS) is dedicated to supporting Lane County survivors of sexual violence, and to preventing sexual violence in our communities.
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Board of Directors
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.
Dominique Rossi is an attorney and policy advisor working for the Oregon State Senate. She has previously served as a domestic violence advocate, freelance journalist, and as the director of the Women’s Law Forum. Her hobbies include hiking, poetry, and crafting. She lives in Portland, Oregon with her two collies and fiancé.
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.
Maura Roberts in an attorney at a local Springfield firm and is the newest SASS Board member. As an attorney she has broad experience in civil issues, including estate planning, business transactions and family law. Prior to her work as an attorney, she worked for the Nonprofit Association of Oregon and as a result, is acutely familiar with the challenges and opportunities of nonprofit organizations. She has also served as an Americorp volunteer at a literacy program for low-income, non-English speaking families with young families where she taught in English and Spanish, coordinated volunteers and connected program participants to community resources.
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.