Sexual Assault Support Services (SASS) is dedicated to supporting Lane County survivors of sexual violence, and to preventing sexual violence in our communities.
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.
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.
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.
Teri Gutierrez is currently the Administrative and Project Manager Director at ORCAS which is a health innovation company that creates self management programs to improve physical and emotional well-being. She has been involved in the anti-violence movement for nearly 30 years and has volunteered and worked for various organizations dedicated to addressing and preventing sexual and domestic violence such as the Oregon Attorney General’s Sexual Assault Task Force, SASS and the non-profit Nonviolent Alternatives which she founded and subsequently directed. Teri has many interests, chief of which is spending time with her family and spoiling her grand daughter.