Meet our Staff
We are excited to announce that Sarah Colomé will be joining the Women's Resources Center as the new director starting September 8, 2017. As the former Capacity Building Program Manager for Break the Cycle, a national nonprofit organization providing comprehensive dating abuse programs to youth and young adults, Sarah was responsible for designing and implementing innovative training and technical assistance projects across the nation. In addition to collaborating with partners such as Freeform (ABC Family), Georgetown University, Johns Hopkins University, Mary Kay, and Alpha Chi Omega, Sarah has managed three technical assistance projects supporting grantees of the Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women. Prior to joining Break the Cycle, she was rooted in Chicago, empowering survivors of sexual assault with A Long Walk Home, Inc., an arts-based organization that mobilizes young people to end violence against girls and women, and as a Medical Advocate with Rape Victim Advocates.
Molly joined the WRC staff in January 2013 as an Assistant Director. She teaches courses on sexual assault awareness and prevention, coordinates the First Year Campus Acquaintance Rape Education (FYCARE) Program, and collaborates with campus and community leaders on sexual assault prevention and education. Molly is a licensed social worker with a Master of Social Work from the University of Illinois and a Bachelor of Arts in English writing and women's studies from Illinois Wesleyan University. Prior to her role at the WRC, she worked as a home-visiting pregnancy and parenting educator in the Danville, IL area; as a counseling intern and advocate at a rape crisis center in Springfield, IL; and as the Sexual Health Graduate Assistant for McKinley Health Center. She volunteers with Rape Advocacy, Counseling, & Education Services in Urbana and a women's mentorship council at Illinois Wesleyan, and she loves feminism, dogs, writing, and singing.
This past summer, the Women's Center Assistant Director Rachel Storm accepted a position coordinating the Public Arts program with the City of Urbana. We are so excited for Rachel's new journey, and we are currently searching for a new individual to serve as the Assistant Director. Stay tuned for more information.
Sylwia Dutka joined the WRC in the summer of 2017, and is currently coordinating programming and volunteers until a new Assistant Director is hired. Sylwia graduated from the University of Illinois with a degree in Gender and Women’s Studies and a minor in Chemistry. She has interned at the Women’s Resources Center for two years, working on programs such as the Feminist Activist Academy and the Feminist Film Festival. She was also a voting member on the Student Cultural Programing Fee Committee representing the Women’s Funding Board. She received the Jean Alice Scharre Thompson Scholarship in 2016, and the Community Builder Award from the WRC in 2014.
Office Support Associate
Joan, a community volunteer and former stay-at-home mom, joined the Women's Resources Center in March 2010 as Secretary through the Extra Help Services and now serves as the WRC full time Office Support Associate. Joan ensures that the day-to-day operations of the women’s center run smoothly including greeting callers and visitors, stocking supplies and maintaining equipment, and maintaining program statistics and financial records. Joan recently completed her bachelor degree at Eastern Illinois University. Her interests include Habitat for Humanity and housing issues for women and children.
Graduate Student Worker:
Undergraduate Student Workers:
WRC Advisory Council: