Alisa (she/her) is the Department of Defense Sexual Assault Advocate Certification Program (D-SAACP) Senior Program Manager at NOVA. She manages the congressionally mandated program to certify all civilian and military Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Program Managers (SAPR PMs), Sexual Assault Response Coordinators (SARCs), SAPR Victim Advocates (SAPR VAs).

Alisa has experience in victim advocacy and public policy. Before NOVA, Alisa served as a congressional staff member at the U.S. Capitol for U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (IL) U.S. Senator Chris Coons (DE), and Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester (DE), where she worked on several policy subjects. She also worked in the nonprofit sector at the Obama Foundation.

Alisa has nine years of military service. She currently serves as a U.S. Army Reserve Commissioned Officer. Her commitment to advocacy was revealed during her mobilization, where she served as a Uniformed Victim Advocate (UVA) for survivors of sexual assault and sexual harassment.

Alisa is pursuing a Master’s in Social Work at the University of Michigan. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in English from Delaware State University. She is also a certified credential advocate through the National Advocate Credentialing Program (NACP).

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