Sonia Corrales is the Chief Program Officer for the Houston Area Women’s Center.


Sonia has worked in the field of domestic and sexual violence since 1992 and has more than 20 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 SAFER Working Group, and the Mayor’s Commission Against Gun Violence, the Texas Teleforensic Remote Assistance Center (Tex-TRAC), and Harris County Public Defender Board. She is a graduate of the University of Texas at El Paso, alumna of Leadership Houston Class XXVI, American Leadership Forum-Criminal Justice Class 4, and of the Bank of America Neighborhood Excellence Leadership Program and Center for Houston’s Future. Sonia is the 2016 TAASA Advocate of the Year recipient as a 2018 honoree of the Houston Business Journal Women Who Mean Business award and the 2019 Houston Texans, Campeon de La Cumunidad.

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Sonia Corrales - HAWC Chief Program Officer