HARRISBURG— The Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape (PCAR) is proud to announce the hiring of Jim Willshier as Chief Public Affairs Officer. PCAR partners with a network of victim service providers to bring help, hope, and healing around issues of sexual harassment, abuse, and assault to the Commonwealth.
Willshier’s main responsibilities at the coalition include developing media and public policy strategies for the organizations, serving as a spokesperson for PCAR and the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, and building relationships with prospective corporate investors, donors, state and federal government officials.
“We’re honored to add Jim to the talented staff we have at PCAR and NSVRC,” PCAR CEO Karen Baker said. “Jim brings a wealth of experience and knowledge and will be a valuable asset to our team. We look forward helping Jim build relationships with members of the media, elected officials and other community stakeholders.”
Willshier joins the PCAR team from the Pennsylvania Association of Community Health Centers where he served as the lead staff promoting state and federal legislative and budget policy on behalf of the state’s nearly 300 Community Health Center sites for more than seven years.
George Washington University’s National Association of Community Health Centers named Willshier a National Emerging Leader Finalist in 2014. He also possesses a master’s in Public Administration and a bachelor’s in Administration of Justice from Penn State University.
Willshier can be reached at 717-728-9740 ext. 144.
PCAR works to end sexual violence and advocates for the rights and needs of sexual assault victims. We partner with a network of victim service providers to bring help, hope, and healing to people in all of the Commonwealth’s 67 counties. Last year, victim services providers provided services to approximately 30,000 victims. Each year, victim service providers teach over 300,000 Pennsylvanians how to stop sexual harassment, abuse, and assault in their communities. Over 50,000 professionals are trained by victim service providers to enhance the Commonwealth’s systemic responses to victims.