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Dr. Natasha Rangel, Founder and President

Dr. Natasha Rangel is a faithful servant leader, woman of action, and fearless warrior. At age 14, God revealed her gifts to love and serve. Natasha has been involved in community outreach for over 15 years.

Dr. Rangel’s philanthropic mission is SAVING others, by escaping all forms of violence, through courage, voice; self-love; enabling them to heal with purpose and hope for a fulfilling life. Her goal is to transform society’s response to domestic violence and sex trafficking through awareness, advocacy, and trauma-informed care.

She believes that we, society, are responsible for creating a safe climate that supports and promotes healing for victims and survivors of domestic violence and sex trafficking.

Natasha believes it is important to empower women in their own healing, walk beside them, and leave judgement at the door. Dr. Rangel’s hope is to capture victim and survivor resiliency in how trauma is transformed into healing.

Dr. Rangel possesses a B.A. Psychology, M.Ed. Organizational Behavior, and Ph.D. Organizational Leadership. She is praised for her faith, resiliency, strong work ethic, love for people, loyalty, and leadership excellence. Dr. Rangel is a change maker stepping up to SAVE lives.

  • Nationally Certified Domestic Violence Advocate
  • Certified Trauma Informed Care Practitioner
  • Certified Cognitive Behavioral Technique Coach
  • Trained in Intimate Partner Violence
  • Trained in Strangulation
  • Trained in Emergency Protective Orders in Texas
  • Trained in Legal Rights of Sexual Assault Survivors
  • Trained in Advanced Safety Planning
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Carol S. Gamble, Vice-President

Carol Gamble has over 25 years of experience working with non-profits and ministries. She has worked with many vulnerable populations, both in San Antonio and Austin and surrounding areas, including women in Domestic Violent relationships (at various stages), veterans, children and youth, elderly, those recovering from substance and/or alcohol abuse, those who were incarcerated and formerly incarcerated, both men and women, those dealing with re-entry after incarceration, those dealing with mental health illness, and the homeless population which encompasses most of the previous mentioned categories.

Her heart is to minister to those who are hurting and who have all too often been forgotten. The hat that she most loves to wear, aside from Mother and Grandmother, is that of ADVOCATE, for those needing help advocating for themselves. She has experience as a volunteer (with many women’s & children shelters, as a hot line crisis volunteer, and as a volunteer legal advocate), as a director of a homeschool co-op, as a high school librarian, as a fundraiser for a variety of non-profits and ministries, as a grant writer, as an event planner for small to corporate size event planning, as an executive director of 2 local non-profits, the first which serves women in abusive relationships and the other which serves the homeless population in the downtown San Antonio area. She sees the challenge for women to have to re-live their abuse in a court room, and risk being “revictimized”.

Carol has known the founder of The S.A.V.E Women’s Foundation, Dr. Natasha Rangel, for approximately 10 years and has joined her on her mission to help women who are stuck in relationships with no hope, and sometimes with no family support and/or no knowledge of the system and what resources are available to them. The system still has a long way to go but with non-profits such as ours, we are wanting to bring an end to the multitude of cases which are unknown because of the lack of hope and knowledge of these resources. We want to bring awareness and hope to these women. We want them to have hope for a new life.

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Charito Lincoln, Director of Philanthropy/Board Secretary

Charito Lincoln has over 20 years in the financial services industry with almost 15 years in the Corporate Social Responsibility field in corporate and foundation giving, employee giving, volunteerism and event planning. She is known for designing and executing strategies, governance structure, reporting metrics and transition plans.

Charito has a heart for helping others! Her significant non-profit experience will help accelerate the mission of saving women.

 

 

Crystal Weeks Cohens, At-Large Board Member

Crystal is an accomplished, vision-driven C-Suite executive with over 20 years of extensive health care experience. Mrs. Cohens has a passion for making health care accessible to diverse populations in which health disparities exists, particularly underserved communities and vulnerable populations within the non-profit and government sectors, Federally Qualified Health Centers, and Community Health Centers.

Mrs. Cohens earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Livingstone College in 1998 and her Master of Science Degree in Healthcare Administration from Walden University in 2013.

Mrs. Cohens is the current Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Health Network Solutions in Cornelius, North Carolina. Mrs. Cohens previously served as the COO of ReGenesis Health Care (RHC) in Spartanburg, South Carolina from 2018 to 2021. Prior to being promoted to COO at RHC, Mrs. Cohens served as the Director of Quality from 2016 to 2018 and the Group Practice Manager from 2014 to 2015.

Mrs. Cohens is an active volunteer in her community, as well as an active member in her church, overseeing the Health Ministry. Mrs. Cohens is an active Board of Directors member for The S.A.V.E. Women’s Foundation, United Way, and The Shephard’s Center.

Mrs. Cohens enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter, who is a current law student at Syracuse University, Dineen School of Law. Mrs. Cohens also enjoys reading a good book, watching suspense movies, traveling, and listening to live jazz.

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