Annette Burrhus-Clay is starting her 21st year with the Texas Association Against Sexual Assault (TAASA), and has served as Executive Director since January 2002. She has over 35 years experience working in the sexual assault and domestic violence fields as a service provider, trainer, and administrator in Texas and California. As Executive Director she provides leadership and oversight of the statewide membership organization as well as contributes her voice to the national leadership within the anti-sexual violence movement.
Burrhus-Clay continues to speak and consult in the areas of sexual violence, workplace violence/sexual harassment, working with special populations and reaching out to closed communities. Her areas of expertise and interest include working with elderly, teen, and male sexual assault victims as well as collaboration and outreach to the military, universities, churches, and other traditionally self-contained institutions.
Burrhus-Clay is a member of several statewide advisory boards and task forces and was appointed for two terms to the Blue Ribbon Task Force on Child Abuse Prevention by former Governor Rick Perry. She is also serves as Vice-President for the board of directors of the National Alliance to End Sexual Violence (NAESV), the advisory board for the Rape Abuse Incest National Network (RAINN) and has worked with the Department of Defense and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention on sexual violence initiatives.
Clay is a licensed law enforcement instructor in the state of Texas and holds a MA degree in Political Science from Sul Ross State University.