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Jessica L. Atcheson

Marketing and Communications Manager

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As BARCC’s first staffer solely dedicated to communications, Jessica L. Atcheson leads strategies to advance BARCC’s mission and raise its organizational profile. She develops, implements, and evaluates strategic communications initiatives in a variety of online and offline channels.

Prior to joining BARCC, Jessica served as the writer and editor at the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee, an international human rights nonprofit. She began her career in nonprofit communications at Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health, where she worked as associate editor. She has also earned a bachelor’s degree in English with a minor in communication studies from Hamilton College, studied at Oxford University, and served as a survivor advocate through the AmeriCorps Victim Assistance Program. She volunteers at the Network/La Red, which works to end partner abuse and support LGBQ/T survivors.

Stephanie DeCandia

Stepanie DeCandia is BARCC’s director of programs. She provides oversight of and strategic direction for BARCC’s client services and​ advocacy programs as well as its legislative and policy work. She first started at BARCC as a​ legal intern and also served as the Victim Rights Law Center’s supervising staff attorney (when it was a BARCC program) as well as BARCC’s legal advocacy coordinator, manager of system advocacy and policy, and director of client services and advocacy. In addition to her work at BARCC, Stephanie is a part-­time lecturer at Northeastern University, where she teaches a class entitled Sexual Violence: Counseling, Programs, and​ Policy. She earned a law degree from Northeastern University School of Law and a​ bachelor’s degree in social work from Providence College.



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