Cleveland Rape Crisis Center to Welcome Rena Romano as Keynote Speaker for Faces of Change Luncheon

January 24, 2019

Rena RomanoOn Wednesday, April 17, 2019, Rena Romano will share her story of survivorship in a keynote speech for Cleveland Rape Crisis Center’s Faces of Change Luncheon from 12:00-1:30 p.m. at the Hilton Cleveland Downtown, 100 Lakeside Ave. E., Cleveland, OH 44114.  Click here to purchase tickets.

Rena Romano is an author, keynote speaker and certified speaking and mindset coach.  An award-winning career in construction sales led her to start her own business sharing the successful strategies that brought her success.  Her achievements accelerated with a shift in perspective of her painful past, transporting her from victim to “Sur-THRIVER.”

Acknowledging and celebrating her survival, she shares the strategies she discovered to help others reconnect with their inner strengths, to thrive, and to be the change they want in their life.  Rena is a member of the National Speakers Association, a veteran of the TEDx stage, and was a featured guest on The Oprah Winfrey Show.

“We are thrilled that Rena Romano will bring her powerful message of survivorship as our keynote speaker,” said Sondra Miller, Cleveland Rape Crisis Center President & CEO.  “Rena is a terrific example of someone who is not just surviving, but thriving after trauma.”

The Faces of Change Luncheon is a community event that raises awareness and financial support for survivors of rape and sexual abuse.  This event seeks to attract 1,000 people and raise $285,000 to benefit the Center’s programs.

Rita Andolsen, Director of Communications & Community Engagement at MetroHealth, and Jeffery Weaver, Executive Vice President & Group Head – Portfolio Management at KeyCorp, will co-chair the event.

Cleveland Rape Crisis Center will honor Jeanne Van Atta with a Face of Change Award during the luncheon.  Ms. Van Atta is one of the original founders of Cleveland Rape Crisis Center.  The all-star Sing Out! Chorale will also make a special appearance.  Click here for sponsorship and ticket information, or call 216-619-6194 ext. 106.


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About Cleveland Rape Crisis Center

The mission of Cleveland Rape Crisis Center is to support survivors of rape and sexual abuse, promote healing and prevention, and advocate for social change.  With 80 employees and 100 volunteers, the Center reaches more than 40,000 people each year through its counseling, advocacy, prevention and training services in Cuyahoga, Lake, Geauga and Ashtabula Counties.

For more information, visit or call 216-619-6194. The Center’s 24-hour rape crisis and support hotline is 216-619-6192 (call/text) or