Our Team

Gael Strack, Esq.
Chief Executive Officer

Gael Strack, Esq., is the CEO of Alliance for HOPE International and oversees the Alliance’s Training Institute on Strangulation Prevention.  She is a former prosecutor and the founding Director of the San Diego Family Justice Center.  She spearheaded much of the initial work and research on strangulation crimes from a prosecutor’s perspective.

Casey Gwinn, Esq.

Casey Gwinn, Esq., is the President of Alliance for HOPE International and oversees the Alliance’s Camp HOPE Initiative.  He is the former elected City Attorney of San Diego and founder of the nationally recognized Child Abuse and Domestic Violence Unit of the City Attorney’s Office in 1988 and the San Diego Family Justice Center in 2002.

Sarah Sherman Julien
Program Manager of Training Institute for Strangulation Prevention

Sarah Sherman Julien is the Program Manager for the Training Institute on Strangulation Prevention. Sarah provides direct support for Gael Strack and Casey Gwinn, and the Training Institute. She has more than six years in managing corporate and nonprofit operations and has a background and Master’s Degree in teaching. Sarah worked as a Domestic Violence Prevention and Education volunteer for two years before pursuing her passion for working in the field full-time.

Sarah Dillon
Program Manager of Training and Finance.

Sarah is the Program Manager of Training and Finance.  She collaborates with new clientele to bring The Training Institute on Strangulation Prevention to communities across the county and around the world.  She also supports the Alliance with accounting and financial operations.  Before joining the Alliance, Sarah managed in corporate banking in addition to working administratively for non-profits such as Haven of Hope and Dress for Success, where she provided financial training and counseling to survivors of domestic violence.