About PAVE

Mission

PAVE empowers students, parents, and civic leaders to end sexual violence with prevention education promoting respect for oneself and each other. Additionally, PAVE creates a safe space for survivors to thrive after trauma.
  • PAVE is the only national nonprofit that works both to prevent sexual assault and heal survivors through social advocacy, prevention education, and survivor support.
  • PAVE has trained more than 50,000 college students and 2,500 professionals and maintains over 50 chapters and affiliates across the country.
  • PAVE was founded in February 2001 by Angela Rose as a student organization at the University of WI-Madison in response to her own experience of being kidnapped from a shopping mall and sexually assaulted at the age of seventeen. It has since grown into a multi-national 501C3 nonprofit organization.
  • PAVE’s work has been featured on many national media outlets including CNN, Today Show, Oprah Winfrey Network and a special edition of 48 Hours on CBS.

Vision

We envision a world free of sexual violence where all survivors are healed from trauma.

Values

Empowerment
Empathy
Authenticity
Collaboration
Respect
Inclusivity
PAVE Staff and Volunteers
  • Angela Rose – Founder and Executive Director
  • Ariella Neckritz – Outreach Director
  • Alesa Esmond – Fundraising and Social Media
  • Kharye Dunlap – Senior Development Officer
  • Jennifer Stifter – Program Development Intern
Board of Directors
Advisory Board

Principal, Essergy Consulting
Huntington Beach, CA

    • Jacquelyn W. White, Ph.D., Emerita Professor of Psychology

Senior Research Scientist
Center for Women’s Health & Wellness
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Co-Chair, National Partnership to End Interpersonal Violence (www.npeiv.org)

    • Zoё D. Peterson, Ph.D.

Director of the Sexual Assault Research and Education Program
Associate Professor of Psychological Sciences
University of Missouri-St. Louis

    • Kristen N. Jozkowski PhD

Assistant Professor of Community Health
University of Arkansas
Research Fellow, The Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, & Reproduction

Junior Board
  • Delaney Henderson | Virginia
  • Dominique Maderal | Wisconsin
  • Jean Ruggiero | Connecticut
  • Carla Westlund | California