May 282014

SCCADVASA is thrilled to announce our new Executive Director, Sara Barber, who will officially begin on Monday, June 9th!

“When the executive transition committee was formed last year, we made a commitment to SCCADVASA that we would find the right candidate to bring the new mission and vision to fruition,” said Kristin Dubrowski, Board Chair. “We took this commitment very seriously and went through many rounds of resumes and interviews – and at times even questioned whether our standards were too high. Fortunately, Sara proved that our standards weren’t too high, but that we just hadn’t found the right candidate yet. Sara’s passion for the work, her strategic problem-solving skills, her thirst for knowledge and her diplomatic demeanor will make her an ideal leader for SCCADVASA.”

Sara Barber, SCCADVASA Executive Director

Sara Barber, SCCADVASA Executive Director

Sara has a Certificate in Nonprofit Management, an M.A. in Criminology and Criminal Justice and will complete United Way’s Blueprint for Leadership program this June. Sara also brings nearly 14 years of experience working in the DV field to SCCADVASA and is currently the executive director of the Domestic Abuse Center (DAC) in Columbia. Throughout her employment at DAC her focus has been on victim safety and offender accountability. Sara has also been an invaluable member of SCCADVASA’s legislative committee for the 2014 legislative session and is committed to furthering her knowledge of sexual assault issues.



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May 202014

COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA – May 19, 2014 – To raise awareness about domestic violence and sexual assault, and honor the programs and staff that work with these victims, the South Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (SCCADVASA) will host their Annual Meeting on Thursday, May 22, 2014 at 12pm at the Hampton Inn & Suites Columbia Southeast Ft. Jackson.

“Once a year, we come together as a Coalition to honor all of those who work with the most vulnerable victims in our state. This year, in addition to announcing our Community Award recipients, we are excited to announce our new Executive Director!” says SCCADVASA Interim Executive Director, Colleen Campbell Bozard. “After a long and exhaustive search, we are thrilled with our choice and can’t wait to introduce the next leader in the fight to make South Carolina safer for everyone.”

The South Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (SCCADVASA), is a statewide coalition made up of the 23 domestic violence and sexual assault advocacy programs in South Carolina. Since 1981, SCCADVASA has been a leader in representing the critical needs of survivors and their families. The mission of SCCADVASA is to end domestic violence and sexual assault in South Carolina by influencing public policy, advocating for social change and building capacity of member programs, organizations and communities across the state. To learn more about SCCADVASA, please visit

For more information about SCCADVASA, its member programs, or domestic violence and sexual assault, contact SCCADVASA at (803) 256-2900 or visit us online at



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