Brie Franklin, Executive Director
Brie joined CCASA in December 2014 with over 16 years of experience in the movements to end sexual and domestic violence. She worked as an advocate and educator at both rural and urban community-based advocacy organizations in Washington, Idaho, and Oregon as well as in New Zealand. She also worked at the state level administering rape prevention and education funds and providing training and technical assistance on a wide range of topics relating to sexual violence intervention and prevention. Prior to joining CCASA, Brie was the financial director at a local sexual assault advocacy organization and was also involved in legislative and policy work in Oregon. Brie has a M.A. in Sociology from Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand and a Graduate Certificate in Non Profit Management from the University of Oregon.
Josh Keehne, Training and Technical Assistance Coordinator
Josh joined CCASA in January 2017. Prior to joining CCASA, Josh was the Advocacy Coordinator for Project Hope, the community-based domestic violence and sexual assault advocacy center in Gunnison, Colorado. There he provided direct client services to survivors, participated in Multi-Disciplinary Teams, provided training and supervision to staff and volunteers, facilitated support groups, developed and facilitated prevention/awareness trainings to middle and high school students and other community members, and was responsible for data collection and reporting. Additionally, he often guest lectured at Western State Colorado University on various aspects of gender-based violence. Josh was raised in Gunnison, in a service oriented family. After high school he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps Infantry. After his enlistment, he enrolled at Western State Colorado University. While attending college he was selected to attend the National Social Justice Training Institute. Josh also served as a member of CCASA’s Inclusiveness Team. He brings a passion for Social Justice and the Anti-Oppression movement. He is dedicated to a high level of professionalism regarding victim advocacy, and promoting social change. Josh sees himself as a co-conspirator to the women’s movement, and is a passionate advocate for feminist leadership. He understands that sexualized violence is perpetuated by people from all walks of life, though, stands fast to the idea that masculinity and phallocentric ideologies are a root cause of violence in our culture, and are manifestations of systemic oppression in our society.
Rosa Molina, Membership and Outreach Coordinator
Rosa joined CCASA in June 2014. Having been born and raised in Denver, she has worked and volunteered for several community based organizations in the area. After acquiring her degree in Video Production from The Art Institute of Colorado, Rosa produced and collaborated on several videos and publications regarding public health issues, primarily those of under-served populations. She is also an alumni of the FOX Broadcasting Diversity Development American Indian Summer Institute. Prior to joining CCASA, Rosa spent three years working with Jefferson County Public Health as a Health Disparities Community Outreach Specialist, helping to raise awareness and garner public support for local ordinances. In her free time Rosa enjoys raising her three daughters, their three-legged cat, a chi’poodle, and of course her fiancé.
Agueda Morgan, Director of Programs
Agueda joined CCASA in July 2015. She has worked in the field to end sexual violence since 2006, when she began volunteering on the hotline at Moving to End Sexual Assault (MESA) in Boulder County. From 2007-2015, she worked in a paid staff position at MESA providing direct client services to survivors of sexual violence through case management and advocacy; managing their 24-hour English and Spanish crisis line; coordinating, training, and supervising advocates; providing community outreach and education to the Latino/Hispanic community; and collaborating with other community services providers through the local sexual assault response team and other efforts. Agueda’s experience also includes working for the Women, Infant and Children program in Denver. She received a B.S. in Health Care Management and Nutrition from Metropolitan State College of Denver and a Master’s of Public Administration with a concentration in Gender-Based Violence from the University of Colorado-Denver.
Raana Simmons, Director of Policy
Raana joined CCASA in November of 2015 and brings with her the collective experience of working as a prevention educator, community organizer, awareness campaign director, and advocate in the field of domestic and sexual violence. Prior to joining CCASA, she worked for a variety of community-based organizations throughout the state of Florida and in 2012 was elected Chair of the Sexual Violence Task Force of Tampa Bay – an alliance of agencies and individuals committed to ending sexual violence by engaging the community through survivor empowerment, public policy and legislative work, collaboration, and outreach. Most recently Raana managed the Sexual Violence Department for the only state-certified, community-based center serving survivors in both rural and urban communities of West Central Florida where she specialized in coordinating services for marginalized and historically disenfranchised communities in addition to establishing partnerships with community members and organizations for the betterment of providing trauma-informed services for survivors. Raana holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Communication, Public Relations from the University of North Florida and is currently completing a Master’s of Public Administration with a concentration in Gender-Based Violence at the University of Colorado-Denver.