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Erin Walters, the Executive Director of the Sexual Assault Counseling and Information Service (SACIS) and Counseling and Information for Sexual Assault/Abuse (CAISA), has been working with survivors of sexual violence since 2006. Since joining the staff at SACIS/CAISA, she has held several positions, including Administrative Assistant, Director of Education and Counselor, but ultimately accepted the position of Executive Director in January of 2012. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Clinical Counseling, both of which were earned at Eastern Illinois University, and is also a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Illinois. Erin currently serves as the Convener for the Illinois Coalition Against Sexual Assault (ICASA) Governing Body, and she has served and/or continues to serve on a number of statewide committees throughout her tenure at SACIS, including the Illinois Coalition Against Sexual Assault (ICASA) Executive Committee, the ICASA Finance Committee and the ICASA Contracts Review Committee (serving as Chair for approximately 2 years) and the Illinois Certified Domestic Violence Professionals (ICDVP) Board of Directors. She is also working on several local/area Boards of Directors in an effort to advocate for victims of violence, inspire change within our society, and build bridges with other area professionals, including the Children’s Advocacy Center of East Central Illinois, and the Charleston Area Chamber of Commerce. She serves on the Sexual Assault Task Force committees on the campuses of Eastern Illinois University and Lake Land Community College and is an active ally and advocate for the GSD community both on and off campus. Erin is a passionate advocate who embraces opportunities to build networks of support for survivors of sexual violence and their significant others.