Anita Carpenter serves as the CEO of the Indiana Coalition Against Sexual Assault, where since 1999, she has been responsible for education, technical assistance, grant-writing, fund development, victim advocacy, public relations, public policy review, program development, event coordination, planning, evaluation, staff development and supervision, fiscal management, and strategic planning.
These duties include a focus on board relations and encompass planning and development for the anti-sexual violence movement across the state.
Anita served on three Congressionally appointed Task Forces for the Department of Defense and currently serves on three national level committees with the CDC, RAINN, and VAWA; in Indiana she serves on two Governor Appointment state levels councils as well as several state level committees.
brings over 20 years of experience in working directly with victim populations.
Prior experience is drawn from her work as the Executive Director of a domestic violence/sexual violence crisis center, Human Resources Director for a disability services organization, and Crime Analyst for the FBI and Shelby County Dept. of Corrections in Memphis TN.
brings a commitment to working with the faith community and special needs populations, recognizing that survivors are often unable to find spiritual healing through traditional counseling and advocacy programs, and survivors with special needs are often unable to find advocacy and support through traditional programs.
has been involved with the primary prevention movement in Indiana since the introduction of the Rape Prevention Education funds from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention