Regional Support

Regional Support Program

The Regional Support Program was created in an effort to meet the needs of our members and help better serve survivors at all levels. The Regional Support Program consists of three staff members that are based across the state to provide in-depth and comprehensive remote or on-site technical assistance and training to better increase capacity and TAASA’s visibility.

Collectively, the Regional Support Department also attends TAASA region meetings and can serve as a point of contact for media requests, press conferences, and interviews if needed to help further our mission, and to help further our member program’s reach to survivors in their area.

Click here to see the Region Map.

Our staff are:

Rick Gipprich, Jr. – Regions B & F
Regional Support Program Director/Campus Sexual Assault Specialist 

Rick serves as the director of the regional support staff team and works regionally and statewide to provide technical assistance and training on issues related to advocacy, minimum standards, programming, community engagement, and education & training.  Rick is based in San Antonio and serves as the point of contact for South Texas, the Rio Grande Valley, and the border areas. You can reach him at 210-367-8976 or at rgipprich@taasa.org.

In addition, Rick works on issues related to campus sexual assault and Title IX compliance to ensure that both colleges and universities, and community-based sexual assault programs have access and capacity to work together to meet the needs of survivors on campus. If you are doing work with campuses in your area, or need support in your efforts, he is your point of contact.

Shelli Collins – Region D
Regional Support Specialist

Shelli serves the greater Houston and Coastal areas of the state, as well as some parts of East Texas. Her focus is on capacity building of sexual assault and other member programs to assist and meet the needs of survivors. Shelli is based in Humble, and serves the greater Houston and Coastal areas of the state, as well as some parts of East Texas. Her focus is on capacity building of sexual assault and other member programs to assist and meet the needs of survivors. Shelli can be reached at 281-236-9271 or scollins@taasa.org.

Christina Coultas – Region C
Non-Profit Leadership Specialist

Christina provides technical assistance and training state-wide. She focuses on executive leadership, including management on issues such as grant reporting and compliance, staffing and job descriptions, timesheets, board engagement and recruitment, human resources and personnel management, and more. She is based in Plano and serves as a point of contact for Dallas, Fort Worth, and areas North and West of the DFW area. You can reach Christina at 214-603-1522 or at ccoultas@taasa.org.

Financial Resources for Rape Crisis Centers in Texas

Federal grants and financial compliance documents are available as a resource tool. If you need financial technical assistance on this subject or other financial grant related topics, please contact Mark Hernandez at mhernandez@taasa.org, or call 737-333-9941.

Federal Grants – Recommended Resources

Type Resource
Letter
Training

Federal Grants – New Uniform Grant Guidance (UGG) Standards

Series Resources
1
2 New citations 2 CFR Part 200 Subpart A
3 New citations 2 CFR Part 200 Subparts B through F
4 New Procurement Rules

Revised citations Subpart D procurement standards (Coming Soon)

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