Director of Services, Rape Crisis Center
Megan joined the Rape Crisis Center in January of 2018. She is a two-time graduate from The University of Akron with a Bachelor’s in Social Work and a Master’s in Higher Education Administration. Megan has a desire to strengthen community collaboration and create a strong continuum of care for survivors. Megan’s goal is to disrupt cycles of trauma and eliminate barriers for survivors to support them on a path of Hope and Healing. Megan has a passion to educate and inspire others to take a proactive stance against human trafficking, sexual violence, and intimate partner violence!
Megan currently holds leadership roles in the Sexual Assault Coalition in Summit County and is the Chair of the Domestic and Sexual Abuse Coalition in Medina County.
Megan plays an active part in educating and eliminating Human Trafficking in Ohio by sitting on the Attorney General’s Public Awareness committee for Human Trafficking and actively working alongside the Summit Regional Human Trafficking Task Force which serves Summit, Medina, Stark and Portage Counties. She hopes to continue connecting, advocating, and educating our community alongside our RCC team.
“We owe future generations a world free of sexual violence. I believe we can build that world. Do you?” Tarana Burke
Director of Grants & Public Policy
Kate Robbins, MPH, is passionate about the intersections of policy, community, art, equity, and health. Born and raised in Akron, OH, she earned her B.A. in English Literature and minored in Management & Information Systems at Kent State University. She graduated with her Master’s in Public Health from Columbia’s Mailman School for Public Health in 2014. She lived in New York City for over a decade, advocating for universal healthcare as Executive Director of Physicians for a National Health Program NY Metro and Director of the Campaign for New York Health. When the pandemic hit, she navigated the shutdown by finding her way back to Akron to be close to family. She’s excited to bring her expertise in policy and grant writing to serve the mission of the Hope & Healing Survivor Resource Center.
“Contrary to what we may have been taught to think, unnecessary and unchosen suffering wounds us but need not scar us for life. It does mark us. What we allow the mark of our suffering to become is in our own hands.” -Bell Hooks
Director of Human Resources
Janet joined the Battered Women’s Shelter and Rape Crisis Center in August 2022. She has a BS in Human Resources and Business Management and maintains her CP-SHRM certification, Certified Professional from the Society of Human Resource Management. After providing HR guidance with a for-profit Fortune 50 company for ten years, Janet shifted her focus to non-profit. She has now worked in the non-profit world for more than 15 years in the Akron area.
“If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito.” Dalai Lama