(March 26, 2019) Leontyne Evans has joined Survivors Rising, a survivor-led sexual and domestic violence organization that provides peer-mentorship, education and policy advocacy. In her role as Survivor Engagement Specialist, Leontyne will program events and initiatives to empower survivor voice and leadership.

An active member of the Survivors Rising Speakers Bureau, Leontyne has also worked as a consultant on survivor initiatives with Men Against Domestic Violence Action Coalition (MADVAC), the Women’s Center for Advancement, and the Women’s Fund of Omaha. Most recently, she spoke at the YP Summit advancing a joint project between the Human Resources Association of the Midlands (HRAM) and the Women’s Fund aimed at creating safe environments in the workplace for victims/survivors of violence.

“I am blessed to be able to walk in my purpose helping survivors find their voice. It only takes one survivor’s story to change someone else’s,” Leontyne said.

“Leontyne bring a breadth of knowledge and lived-expertise experience that we are confident will be of great value to survivors, the community and our organization,” said Jacey Gengenbach, Survivors Rising Board President.

Leontyne holds a behavioral science/psychology degree from Bellevue University. She is a trained mediator, a certified financial counselor and certified life coach, is trained in the facilitation of focus groups and is the author of Princeton Pike Road.

Founded in 2016, Survivors Rising is dedicated to advocacy, education, and support for survivors of sex trafficking, sexual exploitation, sexual assault, domestic/dating violence and stalking. Our mission is to advocate and empower survivors and ensure the survivor voice is represented in prevention, policy, service provision and offender accountability. We are committed to working with survivors to provide hope and tools for healing and to providing survivor engagement in all aspects of our communities.