Meet the Staff

Kristen P. Pulice, MSW, LCSW

Chief Operating Officer


Kristen Pulice is the Chief Operating Officer at the Indiana Coalition to End Sexual Assault & Human Trafficking (ICESAHT). Kristen moved to Indiana from Long Island, New York in 2008; a decision that revitalized a lifelong passion to set right social injustices and began utilizing her knowledge and skills on a macro level as a social change agent in the anti-sexual violence field. In 2015, she along with ICESAHT’s CEO, developed Indiana’s Centers for Disease Control recognized statewide sexual assault coalition, the Indiana Coalition to End Sexual Assault & Human Trafficking, forming it into the strong and reputable statewide coalition it is today. Ms. Pulice is a strong advocate against sexual violence; from changing the social norms that allow it to exist in the first place, to individual attitudes, values, behaviors, laws, institutions, and widespread social norms. After receiving a Bachelor of Science in Applied Social Science from Binghamton University in 1998, Kristen entered graduate studies at Adelphi University where she received a Master’s in Social Work in 2000. Ms. Pulice earned her professional license from the state of NY in 2000. Before offering services on a macro level, Ms. Pulice provided 13 years of clinical therapy; including individual and family therapy, case management, crisis intervention and advocacy within a mental health, therapeutic foster care, and school-based setting. Ms. Pulice’s last three professional years in New York were spent in an administrative/supervisory role as a senior social worker within the family-based therapeutic treatment foster care program she had worked for seven years. Upon moving to Indiana in 2008, Ms. Pulice received her professional license from the state of IN and continued her clinical work with adolescents and families but desired to do more to address the horrors of sexual violence in our communities. In 2011, Ms. Pulice became the Director of Primary Prevention and Education for a predecessor to ICESAHT, a position funded by the Rape Prevention and Education Grant though the Centers for Disease Control. Along with the current duties tasked as COO of ICESAHT, Ms. Pulice informs public policy regarding sexual violence and laws impacting victims of sexual violence, and serves as a Governor appointed Council member on the Domestic Violence Prevention and Treatment Council (DVPTC).