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About Us

Mission Statement

The Sexual Assault Crisis Center-Fox Cities, Inc. transforms lives by providing crisis intervention, advocacy and counseling for individuals and families affected by sexual trauma and exploitation at no cost.

We are committed to addressing the diverse needs of our community by providing prevention education and raising awareness to create a safer Fox Valley.

Our Staff

Amy Flanders, Executive Director

Helen Kobussen, Director, Prevention Education and Community Outreach

Sally Smarzinski, Therapist, Director, Advocacy, Support Groups, and SAKI

Michelle Swenson, LPC, Therapist, Director, On-campus Advocacy

Jennifer Broden, Grants and Development Coordinator

Cathy Kaye, Lawrence University Campus Advocate

Sarah Peterson, Sexual Assault Kit Initiative (SAKI) Advocate

Shana Pike, Community Educator

Cecelia Shoaf, Administrative Assistant

Shelby Sunde, Victim Advocate/Support Group Coordinator

Alaina Vallafsky, DMST Care Coordinator

Board of Directors

Jean Coopman-Jansen, Board President 

Primary Care Associates of Appleton

Cory Gehrt, Board Vice President

Thrivent Financial

Aaron Schellinger, Board Secretary

Starshow Presents, Inc.

Tom Mischka, Board Treasurer

Guardian Life

Kristy Christensen,

McCarty Law LLP

Karla Funk,

A2Z Design, LLC

Amanda Secor, 

Community First Credit Union

Mike Kranzusch