OUR COMMITMENT

At Voices Beyond Assault, we promote and take action toward sexual assault. We are at our strongest when we embrace and reflect on strategies for those affected by terrorist behavior. With fierce optimism, we individually and collectively fight social injustices that impact all of us. Our commitment to solution has allowed us to create a space for people to heal. 

 

MEET OUR TEAM

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BRIANNA MICHELLE

Founder & President

Brianna Michelle is on a mission to bring more awareness to the epidemic of sexual assault. No more turning a blind eye to an act that is affecting so many lives.

 

A brutal rape and kidnapping while in college woke up a sleeping giant that said,"NO MORE" to sexual abuse and she began using her voice as power.  For so long she was silenced by molestation as a child, now there is no holding her back from telling her story.

 

Being that most sexual assault goes unreported, Michelle aims to tackle the taboo issue of sexual assault and give a voice to men, women and children around the world.

 

Brianna had her wings clipped by adversity but she has still been able to thrive and work toward goals; graduating college, studying/living abroad, traveling the world advocating, pursuing a career as a model and spokesperson. Her pain turned into ambition making a name for herself in the modeling/acting industry working for various brands, national commercials and television.  She is inspired to change laws, empower others, and build one of the most effective organizations dealing with sexual assault.

 

Her mission to bring sexual assault to the forefront, address the effects, prevention and empower survivors to be empowered by their survival is endless.

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BOB ROACH

Chief Financial Officer

Bob Roach is a financial services and operating company executive with extensive experience in investments, finance, compliance (SEC & FINRA), and capital raising/investment banking. As a Chief Financial & Compliance Officer, Bob has established and maintained financials, financial reporting and compliance policies, overseen regulatory filings, reviewed marketing collateral, and managed infrastructures for broker-dealers, investment advisers, and investment funds as well as their respective clients.

 

Mr. Roach has been a licensed Series 24 principal since 1996 and a licensed Aeries 2 FINOP since 2003. He possesses extensive experience as a broker-dealer principal, CFO, FINOP and Chief Compliance Officer. In this capacity, in addition to financial oversight and regulatory (FINRA) filings, Bob's experiences include: raising equity & debt capital for small/middle market businesses, private placements, mergers and acquisition advisory, and oversight of investment banking and fund wholesaling broker-dealer businesses. Mr. Roach holds the FINRA Series 7, 24, 28, 66, 79, 87 & 99 licenses.

 

Mr. Roach holds an MBA in Finance from the University of Chicago - Booth School of Business, and a BA in Economics from Dartmouth College.

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CURTISHA THOMAS

Director, Strategic Partnerships & Initiatives

Curtisha Thomas is a stand out in all she does in philanthropy. She is a woman who is dedicated to ending the cycle of sexual assault and domestic violence.  Knowing first hand what effects abuse has on a person.  She is using her experience, skills, and passion making sure that Voices Beyond Assault conquers its mission in empowering survivors. 

Curtisha is a highly analytical thinker in identifying, scrutinizing, improving, and streamlining complex work processes and because of her proven relationship-building and compassionate heart, Voices Beyond Assault is elated to have Curtisha on our team.

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ALEXANDRA RICHARDSON

Director, Community Engagement

Alexandra Richardson is student from Ireland currently undertaking an MPhil in International Peace Studies at Trinity College, Dublin. Always feeling deeply dissatisfied with the current injustices that many members of our society presently face, particularly in relation to sexual assault or abuse. This sense of injustice has led her to explore different ways she can address sexual assault. She spends most of her time doing research and volunteer work.

 

She is determined to play a more significant role in ending these prevailing social issues, and am delighted to be involved in the work of Voices Beyond Assault (VBA). VBA has an empowering mission which I strongly align my personal value system to; aiming to end the our society’s culture of victim-blaming, sexual exploitation and abuse. She believes that my leading aspiration in life is to emancipate any individual who has experienced sexual assault or abuse. Always willing to offer as much help as she can, to anyone who seeks it, and assist them in finding their own voice.

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SARAH MOLYNEUX

Associate Director Community Engagement

Hi! My name is Sarah, and I am a STEM college student. I am passionate about speaking out about assault, since I had a very hard time accepting and talking about my own sexual assault story at first. I want to encourage people that their story is important no matter who you are or what happened to you!

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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ROBBIN TURNER

Chair

Robbin Turner is the Founder and Botanical Formulator of Violet Botanical Skincare. She holds a master’s degree from Temple University in kinesiology with advanced knowledge and competencies in applied integrative physiology of exercise. Robbin is an active member of the Global Wellness Institute’s Beauty Meets Wellness Committee. In addition to writing her own blog, she’s the contributing writer for DLG Naturals. Robbin has over ten years of applied clinical experience studying the relationships among physical activity, health, and wellness. Now, she uses her expertise to bridge the gap between wellness, clean beauty and healthy skin care.

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