Tracey E. Vitchers is a non-profit executive and nationally recognized expert on sexual violence prevention and survivor advocacy.
Tracey currently serves as the Executive Director of It’s On Us, a nonprofit founded in 2014 as an initiative of the Obama-Biden Administration to combat campus sexual assault through peer-to-peer prevention education programs and activating the largest student organizing program of its kind. It’s On Us is the only national sexual assault prevention nonprofit in the United States to combine grassroots organizing and prevention education with large-scale culture change campaigns through partnerships with creative agencies, influencers, PR and communications firms, and media. Tracey joined It’s On Us in November of 2017 following its transition out of the White House to Civic Nation.
Tracey is a currently an active member of the Advisory Boards of Culture Of Respect, The Every Voice Coalition, and SafeBAE.
Tracey previously served on the Governing Boards of End Rape On Campus, Safe Haven of Pike County, and SAFER. She also previously organized with Know Your IX.
Tracey was named 2014 Women’s Media Center Progressive Women’s Voices Fellow in September 2014.
In May 2011 Tracey founded the national youth service-learning program The 9/12 Generation Project and acted as Director until the fall of 2013.
Tracey holds a BA from Williams College in Women’s & Gender Studies and English Literature and a MA from Utrecht University in Comparative Women’s Studies in Culture & Politics.
Senior Director of Education and Research
Silvia Zenteno is the Director of Educational Programs and Training at It’s On Us, where she works to develop peer-to-peer prevention and intervention programs for campus communities around the country.
Previously, Silvia was a Biden Foundation policy fellow, working under the Violence Against Women pillar to identify gaps in services for youth and college/university students. Silvia also worked as a management analyst at the U.S. Justice Department’s Office on Violence Against Women, where she worked on the Campus and Consolidated Youth teams to improve the national response to gender-based violence.
Born in Bolivia and raised in Alexandria, VA, Silvia stayed close to home to attend George Washington University, where she earned a B.S. in Political Science in 2015. She currently lives with her dog, Collin (also from Bolivia), in Washington, DC.
Associate Director of Campus Organizing
Blake Kitterman is the Associate Director of Campus Organizing at It’s On Us, a role in which he is privileged to engage with local and regional organizers to work towards broad-scale changes in the movement to prevent campus sexual violence.
Blake’s portfolio of organizing work includes training with the Obama-era nonprofit Organizing for Action and End Rape On Campus, where he most recently served as a member of the Speaker Series. As a young political operative, Blake has served in various party positions, including the Executive Vice President of the TN Young Democrats, the Southern Regional Director of the Young Democrats of America LGBTQ+ Caucus, and a Delegate to the 2016 Democratic National Convention. Blake’s TEDx speech, Me Too, Now What?, navigates queer discrimination in criminal justice systems and the barriers that exist for LGBTQ+ assault survivors in the South. Additionally, Blake has been spotlighted in public campaign initiatives with the National Center for Lesbian Rights and GLAAD in opposing the nomination of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
Based in the Volunteer State, Blake earned his B.S. in Political Science & Public Service at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Presently, Blake lives in Chattanooga, TN with his hedgehog, Regina Pork Chop, and is a certified scuba diver.
Associate Director of Men’s Engagement & Special Projects
Kyle Richard is the Associate Director of Men’s Engagement and Special Projects for It’s On Us. He is an advocate & national speaker for sexual violence prevention in sports.
He has been recognized by It’s On Us, The Capital One Orange Bowl, The Institute for Sport & Social Justice & media outlets like ESPN CNN, etc. for being an active bystander & for his efforts to engage athletes & men in violence prevention. He had the privilege of receiving a letter of praise from Commissioner Roger Goodell at the 2018 It’s On Us Biden Courage Awards.
In 2017, the graduate & former 2x captain for SUNY Cortland Football (‘20), intervened with his friends in what was potentially an act of sexual assault. When Kyle confronted the assailant in the aftermath, the assailant shot him twice, leaving him doubtful to return to the field. Fortunately, he completed a comeback & led the Red Dragons for the next 2 years.
When his story began to spread, he received messages from an array of sexual & domestic violence survivors. This sparked his desire to transition from the linebacker role, to the role of helping organizations like It’s On Us & the sports world tackle issues of violence through prevention work.
Assistant Director of Trainings
Adrianna Branin is the Assistant Director of Trainings at Its On Us. She works to offer free trainings and programming to teach students how to recognize interpersonal violence and utilize violence prevention techniques.
Over the past five years, Adrianna has dedicated her time to educating her college’s students, faculty, and staff on the prevalence of sexual violence and methods of intervention in harmful situations. Adrianna had the honor of being It’s On Us’s 2019 Courage Award Recipient for stopping a sexual assault on her campus and confronting the perpetrators. Her courageous actions were recognized by the PASSHE educational system and she was named an “Outstanding Citizen of the Commonwealth” by Pennsylvania’s Governor, Tom Wolf. She had the pleasure of being a panelist at the first national It’s On Us Summit and has advocated for survivor-centered legislation in Harrisburg. Adrianna also worked on the development of the SAPRO program that was commissioned by the Pentagon as a way to train military personnel in how to recognize and report sexual violence. Her activism has been featured in the Philadelphia Inquirer and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Adrianna is originally from Philadelphia and received her B.A. in Political Science and Religious Studies from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She currently lives in Central Pennsylvania with her dog, Azula.