SNAP Houston Leader Named to SNAP’s National Board of Directors
The local leader for SNAP Houston has been named to the national Board of Directors for SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests.
Eduardo Lopez de Casas is an abuse survivor and is very passionate in his advocacy and representation of fellow victims and their experiences. Almost 50 years ago, Eduardo was sexually abused first by some of his schoolteachers then later by parish clergy. Not knowing what to do, he willingly shared his experiences with friends but sadly, nothing was ever done to pursue those who had violated him until he connected with SNAP where he became the SNAP Leader in Houston Texas. Eduardo’s healing journey is about being able to assist other victims as a SNAP Leader and advocate.
“Eduardo is a powerful advocate, a compassionate listener, and a talented leader who will bring new skills and depth to our board of directors,” said Zach Hiner, Executive Director of SNAP. “We are thrilled that Eduardo will be serving in an even greater leadership capacity than he already has been and I look forward to working with him more closely.”
As a member of the Board of Directors, Eduardo will be assisting with overall governance of the organization and will also be bringing his unique skills to assist with outreach to Spanish-speaking survivors and to create new outreach strategies for survivors across the country.
“I am excited to have been added to SNAP’s Board of Directors and look forward to using my skills and talents to bring healing and hope to survivors,” said Eduardo. “SNAP has been an important part of my own healing journey and I am excited to be involved making that a reality for other survivors.”
CONTACT: Eduardo Lopez de Casas, SNAP Houston and member of the Board of Directors ([email protected], 832 641 6319)
(SNAP, the Survivors Network, has been providing support for victims of sexual abuse in institutional settings for 30 years. We have more than 25,000 survivors and supporters in our network. Our website is SNAPnetwork.org)