Dakota Hankin, Executive Director 

I joined EVCA in 2016 after having spent the previous 10 years serving humanitarian and social service nonprofits in the U.S. and globally through roles in nonprofit management, including; strategic planning, program design and management, grant writing, resource development and training, community mobilization, outreach, and advocacy. The organization’s mission of providing advocacy services to survivors of crime and trauma resonated with me and aligned with my previous work and life experience, as did the exceptional team of staff, board members, and volunteers who create a warm, welcoming environment through their truly compassionate care and advocacy.
When not at EVCA, you might find me hiking, skiing, or exploring Estes Park with my favorite furry friend, Baylou.
Do you have questions or input about our services, crisis advocacy, counseling, safehouse, Latino outreach, or outreach programs? I welcome your thoughts. Feel free to contact me at

Jessica Szafoni, Program Administrator 

Jess Smith, Counselor / Safehouse Manager

Brenda Wilkerson, Counselor

I am a Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and a certified addictions counselor (CAC III). I have worked with children and teens who were at risk of a more restrictive placement. I have worked at a mental health hospital and local mental health center. The joy of my life is my four grandchildren, ages three through eight.

Ericka Santana, Bilingual Outreach

Deb Coombs, Advocate

Carly Lober, Advocate