Men’s Leadership Council

The Rape Foundation Men’s Leadership Council

Executive Committee

Nez Balelo
Joel Brand
Stephen Grynberg
Trent Jones
Teddy Karatz

Drew Koven
Steve Levine
Dan Rush
Jay Tobin

Our Goals

The Rape Foundation Men’s Leadership Council was started by a group of men who felt that a passionate male voice was needed in the work being done to prevent rape and other forms of sexual violence. Council members come from a broad range of professions in our community and bring expertise from many different fields to this important work.  As concerned fathers, brothers, husbands, partners, and sons, we seek to make a lasting impact on our community and beyond.

We accomplish these goals by:

  • Education – Sponsoring programs for men that increase their knowledge about all forms of sexual violence and enlist their participation in prevention efforts.
  • Communication – Creating and disseminating effective messages and media aimed at helping men become part of a unified voice against sexual violence and abuse.
  • Advocacy – Working for reforms that reduce the prevalence of sexual violence.
  • Fundraising – Supporting the nationally acclaimed programs of the Rape Treatment Center and Stuart House at Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center.