Stalking Resource Center Staff
Kathy Blake, Legal Assistant
Kathy Blake, M.A., is the Legal Assistant with SRC. Ms. Blake is currently studying law and joined SRC as a legal intern in August 2013. She began her current position in January 2014. Ms. Blake currently conducts research on stalking case law, statutes, and legislation. She also assists with case summaries and legislative updates.
Rebecca Dreke, Deputy Director
Rebecca Dreke, MSSW, is the Deputy Director with SRC and has been with the program since 2007. Ms. Dreke provides training for law enforcement, prosecutors, victim service providers and other professionals on all aspects of stalking, including the use of technology to stalk, campus stalking, and stalking and sexual assault. She also contributes to the success of the SRC by co-authoring publications for the field regarding stalking support groups, model campus policies to address stalking and guides for advocates.
Michelle M. Garcia, Director
Michelle M. Garcia, MPP, has served as the director of the SRC since 2006. Ms. Garcia provides training and assistance on various aspects of stalking to multidisciplinary professionals across the country. Additionally, she manages the day to day operations of the SRC, including project development, program planning, grant writing and administration, budget development and administration, and hiring and supervising staff.
Elaina Roberts, Program Attorney
Elaina Roberts joined the SRC as the Program Attorney in January 2014. Mrs. Roberts provides technical assistance and training on all aspects of stalking to law enforcement, prosecutors, victim service providers, and other professionals. She also conducts legal research and analysis on current state and federal stalking laws, case law, and legislation. Mrs. Roberts obtained her B.S. in Psychology from Texas Christian University and her J.D. from Baylor Law School.
Sue Ryan, Program Attorney
Sue Ryan joined the SRC as the Program Attorney in May 2014. Mrs. Ryan provides technical assistance and training on all aspects of stalking to law enforcement, prosecutors, victim service providers, and other professionals. She also conducts legal research and analysis on current state and federal stalking laws, case law, and legislation. Mrs. Ryan obtained her B.S. in Computer Science and Management from Boston College and her J.D. from University of California Los Angeles Law School.
Jess Staskal, Program Assistant
Jess joined the SRC in May 2015. She manages the SRC website and social media, responds to requests for information and referrals, assists with planning and logistics of trainings, conferences and webinars, and provides general office support. Jess hails from Iowa where she received her B.A. from Drake University and got started in the anti-violence advocacy movement.