Every year, the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) honors leaders in every state in conjunction with Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). This year, they announced the Visionary Voice Award in Texas to Stephanie Schulte, an ER Charge Nurse in El Paso, Texas.
Stephanie is a long-time survivor advocate who’s passion for this work has impacted both her professional and personal life. Schulte serves on the TAASA board of directors (currently Immediate Past-President). Additionally, she is a Governor Appointee to the statewide Crime Victims Institute Advisory Council. She formerly practiced as a certified SANE and a sexual assault advocate at the Center Against Sexual and Domestic Violence in El Paso.
She has been engaged in responding to and ending sexual assault in her El Paso community and statewide. She has served her local RCC as well as the TAASA board for 7 years. She continues to volunteer as a nurse planner for obtaining CNE’s for SANEs at TAASA Conferences. Stephanie has also written and spoken about her own victimization to educate our communities and be a source of strength for other survivors.
We love Stephanie and are so thankful for her hard work and dedication. Congrats to all award recipients who work so diligently to end sexual violence across the country!