Kerry Naughton, Executive Director
Kerry Naughton, a survivor of child sexual abuse, has worked in the victim advocacy field for over 15 years, focusing on policy advocacy, program development, public education, and movement building at the local, state, and national levels. She has led efforts to expand access to accurate information and effective services to marginalized crime victims, including survivors of color, youth survivors, survivors of human trafficking, incarcerated sexual assault survivors, and murder victim family members whose cases have “gone cold.” Since 2008, Kerry has helped elevate the voices of Oregon survivors and victim advocates calling for smarter approaches to creating safe, healthy communities.
Klarissa Oh has been with OAASIS since its inception in December of 2009. Prior to OAASIS, she worked as Director of the Maternal Infant Health Integrator with BH1, as a Family Assessment Worker with Healthy Start, and as a Group Facilitator with Kids’ Turn, a program that equips children during divorce and custody changes. Klarissa’s work has focused on children’s and women’s health, child development, poverty alleviation, and social justice. In May of 2012, Klarissa had the honor of receiving a Gloria Award from Ms. Gloria Steinem for her leadership in the movement to end child sex abuse. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ChEY_rzPFXw She was recently chosen as one of twenty leaders in the nation to participate in the NoVo Foundations, “Move to End Violence” program. http://movetoendviolence.org/blog/welcome-new-movement-makers
Kristi Kernal, Social Media Director
Kristi Kernal is one of the original founders of OAASIS, and served as vice-president of the original board of directors. In 2012, Kristi was hired to serve as Assistant Director. She currently serves as OAASIS’ Social Media Director. Kristi is passionate about preventing child abuse and supporting survivors in their healing journey, which often includes helping them find a place to serve in the movement to stop child sex abuse.