Sonia Corrales serves as the Deputy Chief Executive Officer at the Houston Area Women’s Center. Sonia has worked in the field of domestic and sexual violence for over 30 years and has 24 years of leadership experience. Specializing in anti- violence work, she has served on numerous local, state and national boards and/or committees including Houston Sexual Assault Kit Task Force, Harris County Domestic Violence Coordinating Council, Health and Human Services Commission Task Force to Address the Relationship Between Domestic Violence and Child Abuse and Neglect, the National Sexual Assault Forensic Evidence Reporting Act Working Group (SAFER), the Mayor’s Commission Against Gun Violence, the Texas Teleforensic Remote Assistance Center (Tex-TRAC), UHD Advisory Board for the Master’s of Nonprofit Management, Harris County Public Defender Board, One Safe Houston Taskforce, and the Independent Houston Police Oversight Board. Sonia serves as an advisory board member of Barrio Dogs and a board member of Navidad en el Barrio. She is a graduate of the University of Texas at El Paso, alumni of Leadership Houston Class XXVI, American Leadership Forum Criminal Justice Class 4, the Bank of America Neighborhood Excellence Leadership Program and Center for Houston’s Future, and of Latinos for Education. Sonia is the 2016 TAASA Advocate of the Year recipient as a 2018 honoree of the Houston Business Journal Women Who Mean Business award the 2019 Texans Campeon de La Comunidad, and 2021 Comcast Hispanic Hero Honoree.