Newly appointed executive director of the Center for Sexual Assault Crisis Counseling and Education, Quentin Ball, will take over from Ivonne Zucco who led the organization for eight years.
Under Zucco’s leadership, The Center was recently awarded a $100,000 Impact Fairfield County grant.
“This grant, coupled with a robust counseling program and a far-reaching preventative education program, positions The Center for a successful 2017-18 fiscal year,” Ms. Ball said in a statement.
Ms. Ball was most recently was the Chief Strategy Officer at New Beginnings Family Academy in Bridgeport.
Prior to this role, she had almost 15 years experience working in pharmaceutical marketing, doing strategic planning, multi-media marketing, and management.
Ms. Ball will lead the organization through two upcoming special events – the SoNo 5k and Half Marathon in October and the Gingerbread Houses & Cocktails for a Cause in December.
Ms. Ball said she also looks forward to bringing an increased level of performance management to outcomes-based programming.
She is passionate about the organization’s mission, having supported friends and family members through incidences of sexual assault throughout her life. In college, Quentin sat on the
review board for sexual assaults, and helped set policies to protect the rights of victims.
On Monday, Ms. Ball appeared with Ms. Zucco and members of the Greenwich Police Special Victims Unit Sergeant Brent Reeves and Detective Christy Girard at a press conference on reporting rape and sexual assault with sensitivity in the media, as well as services for victims and school outreach.
Resources for victims of sexual assault:
The Center for sexual Assault Crisis Counseling and Education; which offers a free, confidential 24/7 help hotline, Local English: (203) 329-2929, Toll-free English (888) 999-5545, and State-wide Spanish (888) 568-8332; the Greenwich YWCA, which runs a 24/7 domestic abuse hotline at 203-622-0003, and the Child Guidance Center of Souther Fairfield Count, a non-profit mental health resource for children and families. Child Guidance is the state 2-1-1 provider for emergency mobile psychiatric services for Stamford, Greenwich, Darien and New Canaan. Dial 2-1-1 from anywhere and reach a trained triage coordinator who will assess needs and connect caller with a Crisis Specialist. The line is multilingual.