Sandra Henriquez is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CALCASA). She has led CALCASA since 2010, helping to elevate the profile of sexual violence and the work of rape crisis center programs throughout the state and nation.
Ms. Henriquez has worked in the anti-violence against women’s movement since 1985 and holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration. As the CEO at CALCASA, Ms. Henriquez has helped to transform the organization’s culture and strategies by centering the experiences of those who are most marginalized, amplifying their voices and focusing on creating systemic change. Under her leadership, CALCASA has embarked on several efforts to create strategic partnerships with change influencers in order to create a cultural shift among industries including sport, transportation and unions, and with systems on behalf of incarcerated victims of sexual violence, immigrants in detention, farmworkers, and janitorial workers in communities throughout California. Sandra Henriquez is a founding Managing Partner of RALIANCE – a national partnership dedicated to ending sexual violence in one generation.