September 29, 2008: BPSOS is proud to welcome Rissa Obcemea, MSW, to the Falls Church office. Rissa is the case manager supervisor for the Survivor Services Department (SSD). She will be providing case management for the Victims of Exploitation and Trafficking Assistance (VETA) program, and training and support for SSD case managers and other departments as well.
Rissa earned her MA in Social Work from Columbia University and holds BAs in Psychology and General Education. Additionally, she was a US Fulbright scholar in the Philippines researching human trafficking programs. She also has direct service experience with domestic violence shelters and immigrant services.
Rissa is bilingual in English and Tagalog (Filipino).