Indira Henard is the Executive Director of DCRCC. Indira has been involved in the violence against women movement for 20 years. Indira’s expertise in gender based violence is rooted in an anti-oppression, feminist theory and survivor centered model. Indira’s direct service experience in various gender based violence programs has helped to inform her policy analysis that has led to coordinating public policy initiatives, organizing and planning space for survivor led advocacy and educating local and International communities around civic participation within the violence against women movement.
Indira received her Masters of Social Work degree from the National Catholic School of Social Service at Catholic University of America. Additionally, Indira has deep ties within the policy sector having served as a Ralph Bunche Institute Fellow at Duke University, a Congressional Truman Fellow on Capitol Hill, and a Charles Hamilton Houston Fellow at Georgetown Law Center.
Prior to joining the DC Rape Crisis Center, Indira served as a Senate Aide for Senator Barack Obama D-IL on Capitol Hill, as well as Special Assistant on his Presidential Campaign. Indira was most recently awarded the national “Victim Impact Award” from the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences.
Tammi Hogan is a licensed independent clinical social worker in Washington, D.C. As a
specialist in trauma informed practices, she has worked for more than a decade in nonprofit
human services administration, and provided direct services to survivors of trauma and violence.
After experience in building capacity in operations and finance, she focused on programming as
a Director of Evaluation. In this position, she developed and implemented a streamlined
monitoring and evaluation system and customized database for 19 diversely funded programs
serving approximately 1200 youth annually. Through her administrative experience, she has a
proven track record of developing and implementing strategic planning initiatives and evaluation
systems for organizational change. She is committed to the use of data to drive operational and
programmatic improvements in addition to staff development and training.
Her direct service experiences include working with youth, adults and families in crisis, in a
wide range of settings and including involvement with child welfare and juvenile justice systems.
Within the last decade, her focus has been on sexual violence, including sexual assault and child
sexual abuse. She currently develops and supervises all clinical training and services at D.C.
Rape Crisis Center, which values the importance of consent, equity, and accessibility and is
committed to the belief that all forms of oppression are linked.
Sabrina Roc is excited to be the new Clinical Services Coordinator with the DC Rape Crisis Center. Hailing from the sunshine state, Sabrina graduated from Florida State University in 2012 with a Bachelor of Science in Family and Child Sciences, and a minor in Psychology and Sociology. After spending several years working in college student development at three major university systems, Sabrina moved to the DMV area to pursue her master’s degree in Couple and Family Therapy at the University of Maryland. Sabrina has previously worked with the Young Parents Project, an organization that closely helped teenage mothers within the juvenile justice system with parenting skills and social service resources. Sabrina also has direct client experience working with various individuals, families, and couples through the Center for Healthy Families.
Rubi Mancilla is the Advocacy Services Manager with DC Rape Crisis Center. Born and raised in California, she received bachelors in Psychology and Women’s Studies at the University of California Riverside. Rubi first came to Washington DC to intern with the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network, later permanently relocating to work alongside a community resource center while completing her Master’s in Counseling Psychology. Throughout her time in Washington, DC, Rubi has worked to help women in their twenties make the most out of their experience in the city, whether by mentoring soon to be college graduates or creating a women’s group to help women new to the city form social support systems with individuals in similar situation.
Juanita Morgan is DCRCC’s newest Hotline Advocate, she is a proud mother of two and a native Washingtonian. She loves to help people in any way she can, especially those in need of a listening ear. She is currently pursuing the start of her own business in helping others to have healthier lifestyles and financial stability. She likes to assist wherever she can and empower people physically and mentally. Juanita is looking forward to continuing her work with DCRCC encouraging and letting survivors know they are not alone.
Angela Taylor was born and raised in Washington, DC. She received her High School Diploma from Cardozo Senior High school. Most of her work has been in the retail field, and it was there that she found a passion for helping others. Angela is currently a Staff Hotline Advocate for the DC Rape Crisis Center and enjoys helping those who call our hotline.
Denise graduated from Virginia State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Work. She then obtained a Masters degree from Virginia Commonwealth University. Her focus of study was on clinical social work. Since that time, Denise transitioned to Washington, DC and has been providing therapeutic services to children, adults, groups and families for over 17 years. Denise is a licensed clinical social worker and a licensed marriage and family therapist. She has worked extensively with individuals who have experienced childhood traumas that include sexual abuse, physical abuse and emotional neglect. Denise has knowledge of mental health conditions which may include PTSD, depression, anxiety, grief & loss, self-esteem problems, marital/couple and family issues. She is passionate in helping individuals to overcome obstacles. In therapy, Denise creates a safe space that facilitates self-exploration and personal growth.
Shaumia is currently DCRCC’s Office Manager. In this role, Shaumia oversees office management functions and assists with program and administrative projects. Prior to DCRCC, Shaumia worked as a caregiver for the elderly community in Temple Hills, MD. Shaumia was recently trained as a hotline advocate for DCRCC’s 24-hour crisis hotline and is excited to assist in this capacity. Shaumia looks forward to continuing to support the movement to end sexual violence.
Alyza Weinberg is the Youth and Young Adult Trauma Therapist at the DC Rape Crisis Center. Alyza completed her master’s in clinical social work at Smith College and is a licensed graduated social worker
in the District of Columbia. Alyza has worked with several non-profits and high schools in DC. Alyza’s particular area of interest and expertise is youth and trauma.
Benny was raised in New Jersey and received her bachelor’s degree in Women and Gender Studies at Rutgers University. It was at Rutgers where Benny began her anti-violence work as a student educator surrounding topics of interpersonal violence and bystander intervention. After graduation, Benny worked as a bilingual case manager at Women Aware, a domestic violence agency in Middlesex County. Benny permanently relocated to Washington, DC in 2014 and has continued working directly with survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence and child sexual abuse. Benny now works in prevention education and training and holds a Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Maryland in Baltimore.