Staff & Volunteers

Every TBTNF Staff Member is 100% a volunteer.

Meet our team who continue to donate their valuable time and expertise!

Katie Koestner (she/her)

Katie Koestner (she/her)

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Katie is the first woman in the United States to speak out nationally and publicly as the victim of campus “date” rape at age 18. Katie has been featured on the cover of TIME Magazine, The Oprah Winfrey Show, NBC Nightly News, CNBC Talk Live, CNN, Larry King Live, Good Morning America, Later Today, MSNBC, Entertainment Tonight and other national television programs. Katie is the subject of an HBO movie and has lectured for over 5000 schools and organizations in North America and around the world.

Amy Tilton (she/her)

Amy Tilton (she/her)

CLIENT SERVICES DIRECTOR

Amy serves as the Client Services Director for TBTNF. Amy coordinates the biannual TBTNF Global Virtual Event and manages the TBTNF Gear Shop. She provides technical direction to participants and volunteers for national TBTNF projects and events, such as the Shine Your Light Yoga Festival. With a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Sciences and professional experience in the medical field, Amy brings a passion for wellness to TBTNF.

Emily Wang (she/her)

Emily Wang (she/her)

CHAPTER DIRECTOR

Emily is currently a senior at the University of Michigan studying Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology, with a minor in Gender and Health. She joined TBTNF in 2020 because of her passion for sexual violence prevention work, and she hopes to bring a trauma-informed perspective to her future career as a medical professional.

Renata Gloeden (she/her)

Renata Gloeden (she/her)

VOLUNTEER

Renata has a degree in Data Processing but likes to work with people. She has experience in auditing and security information. She works in a large bank in Brazil to educate employees and society about fraud prevention, social media risks, and private information exposure. She devotes her time and experience to helping people in this great cause to end sexual violence. She is Brazilian, lives in NY, is married and has two wonderful kids.

Kellianne Hickey (she/her)

Kellianne Hickey (she/her)

VOLUNTEER

Kellianne is a 2016 graduate of Loyola University Maryland. She double-majored in Global Studies and Political Science with a minor in Spanish and studied abroad in Alcalá de Henares, Spain her junior year. For her senior seminar project, she worked with administrators to spread awareness of Title IX rights on campus, through programming events, a new website, and a short video. An active member of TBTNF at Loyola, Kellianne hopes to pursue a career in law advocating for survivors of sexual violence. She worked as a Project Manager with Campus Outreach Services.

Amanda Blaugher (she/her)

Amanda Blaugher (she/her)

LEGAL COORDINATOR

Amanda serves as the Program Director for TBTNF and is the A.D. of Residence Life at Penn State Harrisburg. She oversees campaigns such as 10 Points of Light and Respect My Red. Amanda works tirelessly to assist event holders with planning and organizing their walks, runs, vigils and educational programs. She holds a Master’s Degree in Counseling from Shippensburg University and created a Women’s Empowerment Program. She has presented to over 200,000 students and professionals across the country.

Lahari Ramagiri (she/her)

Lahari Ramagiri (she/her)

PROJECT COORDINATOR

Lahari is an Honors student at the Virginia Commonwealth University, pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in biology. She is dedicated to supporting victims of sexual violence through her work on the Shine Your Light Yoga team. She is pursuing a career in the medical field, where she hopes to continue to help trauma victims heal.

Katherine Yenzer (they/she)

Katherine Yenzer (they/she)

CHAPTER COORDINATOR

Katherine is a graduate student at George Washington University studying Social Policy and Philosophy. They have a background as a confidential peer resource for survivors of interpersonal violence and as a sexual health and wellbeing educator.

Kaitlyn Dewing (she/her)

Kaitlyn Dewing (she/her)

CHAPTER CONNECTION MANAGER

Kaitlyn is a senior at the University of South Carolina in Columbia, SC, where she is a double major in Psychology and Criminal Justice. She has always had a passion for helping others and enjoys advocating for causes she is passionate about. Advocating for the end of sexual violence is the reason she is involved with Take Back the Night.

Tierra Barber (she/her)

Tierra Barber (she/her)

VOLUNTEER

Tierra strives to help others become the best version of themselves through education and health and wellness. Professionally she serves as an Assistant Director of Admissions for Central Michigan University. Tierra graduated from Baylor University and is a graduate of the 2011 NCAA Leadership Institute. She also completed the Athlete Development Professional Certification Program with The Wharton School. You can find Tierra teaching regular yoga, meditation, and fitness.

Taylor Hendrickson (she/her)

Taylor Hendrickson (she/her)

VOLUNTEER

Taylor Hendrickson graduated from Breck School in Golden Valley, Minnesota in 2016. Passionate about human rights and women’s issues, Taylor became involved in the Summit to End Sexual Violence when she approached Katie Koestner after Ms. Koestner spoke at her school. Taylor plans to study International Relations at university and hopes to work abroad after completing her education.

Sarah Stuparits (she/her)

Sarah Stuparits (she/her)

PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Sarah began her work for TBTNF by managing the Shine Your Light Yoga Festival event. She holds a Bachelor’s degree from Loyola University Chicago in International Studies and English. Sarah is currently attending University of Northern Colorado Graduate School, working towards becoming a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and working as a Registered Behavior Technician currently. Sarah aspires to spend her life allowing the voiceless to have a voice. She plans to learn the science behind behavior and apply it to make changes in  the world of social justice.

Hannah Cella (she/her)

Hannah Cella (she/her)

NEWSLETTER COORDINATOR

Hannah is a undergraduate student at the University of South Carolina pursuing degrees in English and Criminal Justice. Following the completion of her undergraduate degree, she plans to attend law school. She is also a student athlete competing in all 3 seasons for cross country, indoor track, and outdoor track.
Emily DiGiacomo (she/her)

Emily DiGiacomo (she/her)

CHAPTER OUTREACH

Emily is a senior at the University of Connecticut, majoring in Economics and Political Science and minoring in History and Human Rights. As Cymbal Section Leader in the University of Connecticut Marching Band, she works tirelessly for the betterment of the band-both on the field and off. She also as worked as U21 Intern, working with other college students globally to come up with a solution to a real-life SDG challenge.

Erin Henshaw (she/her)

Erin Henshaw (she/her)

TRAUMA SENSITIVE TRAINER

Erin Lee Henshaw is a facilitator and co-founder of The Mind Body Project. She launched this company in 2015 to bring trauma sensitive mindfulness programs to schools, hospitals and communities. She believes in experiential learning and has taught mindfulness programs in China, India, South Africa and the United States. Programs with Erin involve a strong foundation in brain science, a container of kindness and a dash of optimism for increasing comfort and reducing struggle. Erin is currently teaching online courses, workshops, trainings and individual sessions.

Erica Zenn (she/her)

Erica Zenn (she/her)

VOLUNTEER

Erica Zenn is recent graduate of Cornell University where she earned a degree in American Studies. While she is currently volunteering with the Respect My Red campaign, promoting respectful and consented physical contact for all people, in the past she has volunteered at the Association to Benefit Children (ABC) and Reading is Fundamental (RIF). Erica is thrilled about the opportunity to be a part of the International Summit to End Sexual Violence because of the surplus of positive, strong, and committed individuals.

CONTACT US

TBTNF is a 100% volunteer organization. We do our best to respond to inquiries within 24 hours, if not sooner. TBTNF has victims' rights attorneys to provide Legal Assistance for survivors. Please complete the intake form. For all other inquiries, complete our contact form. If you are in need of immediate medical or legal support, please call 911. If you are in need of counseling support, please call (800) 656-4673 in the US or visit our Resources section for further information.

CONTACT US

TBTNF is a 100% volunteer organization. We do our best to respond to inquiries within 24 hours, if not sooner. TBTNF has victims' rights attorneys to provide Legal Assistance for survivors. Please complete the intake form. For all other inquiries, complete our contact form. If you are in need of immediate medical or legal support, please call 911. If you are in need of counseling support, please call (800) 656-4673 in the US or visit our Resources section for further information.

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