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National BIP Network Participants

National BIP Network Participants

Alabama

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Alabama

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Alabama DV Coalition

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Alaska

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Alaska

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Alaska DV Coalition

Brenda Stanfill

Arizona

Anna Harper-Guerrero
Anna Harper-Guerrero, LMSW, is the Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer at Emerge Center Against Domestic Abuse in Tucson, and is a Faculty Associate at the Arizona State University School of Social Work. Anna has worked at Emerge since 2009 and has transformed the organization by introducing innovative new ways to design programs that center on the humanity of participants and the needs of the community. Anna also led the team at Emerge responsible for the design and implementation of a cutting-edge Men’s Education Program, which transcends the traditional model of “anger management” to a more holistic model that addresses root causes of domestic abuse with empathy, hope and love, while simultaneously holding individuals accountable for abusive behavior. Anna has also led the effort at Emerge to address systemic racism and anti-blackness both internally at Emerge and externally in the community. Over the last six years, Anna has worked to curate national and local equity consultants, lead courageous conversations with staff, and strategically push to create an unapologetically antiracist and inclusive culture at Emerge. Prior to joining the Emerge team, Anna worked as a Special Staff Assistant to Pima County Board of Supervisors Chairman Richard Elías, and the Crisis Services Director at the Southern Arizona Center Against Sexual Assault. Dedicated to the health and safety of the community, Anna also serves on the Arizona Supreme Court Committee on the Impact of Domestic Violence, and serves as the Co-Chair of Pima County’s Batterer Treatment Collaboration. She is the current Board Treasurer for Western Little League and recently joined the Board of Directors of Boys to Men. Her past volunteer work includes co-chairing the Pima County Crime Victim Compensation Board, serving as a Commissioner with the Pima County/Tucson Women’s Commission, and also as a board member of both Skrappy’s Youth Program and Borderlinks. Anna is a graduate of the University of Arizona and Arizona State University and received her licensure from the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners in 2004. She has been in the field of social work for 22 years and has extensive clinical and program development experience in domestic abuse and sexual assault services. Anna has provided numerous local and national trainings about domestic abuse, sexual violence, and court/systemic-based best practices. Anna was named Tucson’s 40 Under 40 Woman of the Year in 2009, was recognized with a Thrive Guara Award for Outstanding Advocacy Services in 2017, and received the Laura Penny Community Impact Award through the Women’s Foundation for the State of Arizona in 2018.

Arizona

Kevin Wheeler

Arizona DV Coalition

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Arkansas

Kristy Burton

Arkansas

Breanne McLendon

Arkansas DV Coalition

Brandy Dailey
Brandy Dailey was born in Houston, Texas, but spent most of her life in rural Arkansas. She graduated from Hendrix College with a bachelor’s degree in Politics, and is a Certified Group Facilitator through the Arkansas Public Administration Consortium and a Specialty Law Enforcement Instructor certified through the Arkansas Commission on Law Enforcement Standards. In 2019, she received her master’s degree in Public Administration and a Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Over the years, she has worked for various non-profits in Arkansas and has always been driven to public service. As both a first-generation student and a childhood survivor of domestic violence – Brandy has continuously felt the need to give back to the community that helped shape her future. Mrs. Dailey currently works for the Arkansas Coalition Against Domestic Violence as the Community Response Facilitator, as well as the spokesperson for the national non-profit, Predict-Align-Prevent which focuses on stopping child maltreatment before it happens.

California

Alyce LaViolette
Alyce LaViolette has worked with victims of intimate partner violence since 1978 and founded one of the first programs in the country (Alternatives to Violence) to work with perpetrators of abuse in 1979.  She speaks nationally and internationally on gender, assessment of dangerousness, hands-on interventions with victims and perpetrators, prevention and expert testimony.Alyce is a speaker for the U.S. State Dept. and recently traveled to Vietnam to work with community and governmental groups. Ms. LaViolette has qualified as an expert witness in criminal, family law, federal and civil cases.  She has published peer-reviewed articles as well as a parenting curriculum (For Our Children), when domestic violence has been an issue and the Sage Publication best-selling book, “It Could Happen to Anyone: Why Battered Women Stay”.Alyce has been a keynote or featured speaker at conferences all over the country and received numerous awards for her work including a Lifetime Achievement Award.

California

Michael F Cochrane Sr.
Michael F. Cochrane BA Psy, MBA (Banking and Finance.37+ years as a DV Facilitator/co-facilitator. Men’s and women DV group, anger management groups, parenting, Expertise in intervention techniques for partner abuse, targeting self-esteem issues, rage, and anger. Specializing in various ethnic, cultural issues. Prenenter during trainings, expert witness .

California DV Coalition

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Colarado

Jesse Hansen
Jesse Hansen, MPA, serves as the Program Manager for the Domestic Violence Offender Management Board (DVOMB) in the Division of Criminal Justice, Colorado Department of Public Safety (CDPS). With a background in policy and research, Jesse has worked for the Office of Domestic Violence and Sex Offender Management (ODVSOM) in different capacities since 2011 related to the development and implementation of Standards for the evaluation, assessment, and treatment of offenders. Jesse is passionate about integrating research-informed and evidence-based practices into programs related to the management and treatment of sex offenders and domestic violence offenders.

Jesse serves as the CDPS representative on the Sex Offender Management Board and the DVOMB representative on the Colorado Domestic Violence Fatality Review Board. Additionally, Jesse Hansen has presented nationally at the Domestic Violence Symposium, the Association for Domestic Violence Intervention Programs (ADVIP), the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA) Conference, and the National Adolescent Perpetration Network (NAPN) Conference. He has co-authored several publications on juveniles who commit sexual offenses and the management of domestic violence offenders. Prior to joining CDPS, Jesse served as a Captain in the United States Army. His hobbies and interests include hiking, racing, and reading.

Colorado

Phillipe Marquis
I am an approved clinical supervisor in the State of Colorado and have worked with individuals who perpetrate intimate partner violence since 2004. I am an adjunct professor at Metropolitan State University of Denver’s Human Services Department and have taught courses on domestic violence. I am a co-owner of an agency that specializes in the treatment of system-involved domestic violence offenders, and a consultant and therapist with another agency that works with individuals voluntarily seeking therapy due to relationship conflict and trauma. I am a trainer for the Child Welfare Training Center, facilitating the Accountability & Engagement curriculum, an advanced course offering for child welfare case workers which provides a framework for risk evaluation and engagement of individuals perpetrating intimate partner violence. I have participated in Colorado policy committees over a period of seven years, including the following: Colorado Standards Revision Committee; A group that created a best practice standards document for juveniles engaged in abusive behaviors; and another group working on the development of a white paper for establishing guidelines for providers working with non-criminally involved perpetrators (e.g., family and civil court environments.) I was a non-voting member of the Colorado Governor’s Domestic Violence and Child Welfare Task Group from Sept 2020 to July 2021. I am currently a member of the Colorado Domestic Violence Offender Management Board’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee.

Colorado

Carolina Frane

Colorado DV Coalition

Jesse Hansen

Connecticut

Joe DiTunno
Oversaw the DV contracts in CT since 2004- am now Deputy Director in operations – pre-trial services

Connecticut

CJ Forcier
Charles “CJ” Forcier is currently the Regional Manager for the Connecticut Judicial Department, CSSD Family Services Division. Prior to this appointment, he worked in the New Haven Family Services Office for nearly twenty-nine years. For the last fifteen years of his tenure there, he was the Family Services Supervisor overseeing the Domestic Violence dockets in GA 23, New Haven. In his capacity as a Family Relations Counselor and Supervisor, he has interviewed thousands of offenders and victims of domestic violence. He has served as an Adjunct Instructor for the CSSD Training Academy and has lectured at numerous community agencies and schools throughout the State around the issue of domestic violence. He is currently a member of the CSSD Fatality Review Committee.

Mr. Forcier holds a Masters Degree from Southern Connecticut State University and has attended numerous conferences and training seminars on Domestic Violence. Mr. Forcier was the recipient of the 2007 Connecticut Judicial Branch’s Diversity Award, which recognizes individuals who have made a commitment to understand diverse populations and cultures. In 2011, he was also selected by the Connecticut Coalition against Domestic Violence to their “First 100”, a group of men chosen for their commitment to ending Domestic Violence and applauded for his dedication to the issue within the community.

Connecticut DV Coalition

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Florida

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Florida

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Florida DV Coalition

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Georgia

Jameelah Ferrell
Jameelah Brown Ferrell is the Family Violence Intervention Program Supervisor with the Georgia Commission on Family Violence (GCFV). Jameelah has been employed with GCFV for 15 years. Jameelah is responsible for training, certifying and monitoring the Family Violence Intervention Program (FVIP) providers and facilitators in Georgia. Jameelah also spearheads the coordination for GCFV’s annual conference. Jameelah received a Bachelor’s in Mass Communications from Florida International University in 2000 and a Master’s in Fine Arts from Full Sail University in 2015. Jameelah is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., and she enjoys volunteering, caring for animals, writing screenplays and film production. She resides in Jonesboro, Ga with her dog Sparky.

Georgia

Greg Loughlin

I am the Deputy Director of Strategic Initiatives at Men Stopping Violence in Atlanta, Georgia. Previously, I served as Executive Director at the Georgia Commission on Family Violence, the state agency charged with certifying and monitoring BIPs (known as FVIPs) in Georgia. I am currently state certified as a Family Violence Intervention Program facilitator in Georgia.

Georgia DV Coalition

Alexis Champion
Alexis Champion currently serves as the Director of Training and Capacity Building for the Georgia Coalition Against Domestic Violence. As such, Alexis coordinates, develops and provides in-person trainings and webinars for domestic violence advocates throughout the state of Georgia. She has worked in the field of domestic violence since 2003, when she began as a volunteer, legal advocate, and case manager at Project Safe, Inc., a domestic violence program in Athens, Georgia. Alexis has done independent contract work for United 4 Safety, a non-profit organization serving LGBTQ survivors of intimate partner violence, and also worked for Partnership Against Domestic Violence as Prevention and Outreach Director. Prior to joining the team at the Coalition, Alexis worked for the Georgia Commission on Family Violence as the Family Violence Intervention Program Compliance Coordinator. Alexis received her Bachelor’s in Art History and her Master’s in Social Work from the University of Georgia.

Hawaii

Dayna Miyasaki

Hawaii

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Hawaii DV Coalition

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Idaho

Amber Moe
Amber Moe, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (L.C.P.C.), has worked for the Idaho Courts for over twenty years. She is currently the Senior Court Programs & Services Administrator in Domestic Violence (DV). This position serves as a point of contact at the Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC), Idaho Supreme Court, regarding domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, and dating violence. The Statewide DV Administrator provides consultation, guidance, and support services to District Domestic Violence Court Coordinators in the implementation, development, and enhancement of Idaho’s Domestic Violence Courts and statewide best practice. The DV Administrator also provides guidance and support to Judges, Trial Court Administrators, clerks, other court personnel and the public related to the handling of domestic violence cases within the justice system.

The Statewide DV Administrator coordinates relevant grant awards and is responsible for the administration and management of the Supreme Court Domestic Violence Evaluator roster, identifies areas of needed training, and assists with the planning and coordination of statewide multi-disciplinary training as it relates to domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, dating violence, and Idaho Domestic Violence Courts. Amber also is a member of the State of Idaho’s Offender Intervention Program Oversight Committee.

As a Senior Court Programs & Services Administrator, this role also provides supervision, guidance, and support to other Statewide Administrators in Child Protection, Guardianship & Conservatorship, and Family Court Services.

Idaho

Dana Wiemiller
It has been my pleasure to have worked in a capacity to serve vulnerable populations for nearly 30 years.

Having joined the Idaho Council on Domestic Violence and Victim Assistance (ICDVVA) in January 2020, I serve a dual role as the Grants Supervisor for statewide victim services programs and as the Offender Intervention Program (OIP) Administrator. As the OIP Administrator, I work in coordination with the Council’s OIP Committee and the state’s OIP service providers to ensure compliance with state standards and to facilitate all administrative functions for the state’s Offender Intervention Program.

After moving to Idaho in 2016, I served as a statewide Homelessness Programs Coordinated Entry Administrator for the Idaho Housing and Finance Association for four years. Prior to making the move to Idaho, I enjoyed a 19-year career with the Orange County Transportation Authority in California developing transportation programs and services for seniors, persons with disabilities, and persons of low income as the Manager of Community Transportation Services.

Idaho DV Coalition

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Illinois

Christine Call

Illinois

Ruben Gonzalez
Ruben was born in Mexico City. He moved to Illinois in the late 80’s. With a B.S. in Psychology from the UNAM (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México) he worked in the field of drug abuse prevention before coming to the US. In this country he began to work as a therapist for substance abuse treatment in outpatient and inpatient settings. While working as the director of the Latino Family Services at Lifelink (now a closed agency) in 1995, he was part of the group that started a program for men who used violence. He worked in both fields –substance abuse and domestic violence– in management roles for several years and was part of different Task groups and Committees when Illinois was stablishing its BIP, or PAIP, standards. Ruben also started Batterer Intervention programs at three other agencies in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago and worked with other agencies as co-facilitator. As a practitioner, he began to learn co-facilitation in 1996… and is still learning . He is now dedicating all his time to the DV field. Currently, Ruben is the manager of the Partner Abuse Intervention Program at Anew: Building Beyond Violence and Abuse (formerly known as South Suburban Family Shelter). He keeps doing volunteer work with different community organizations to teach about substance abuse and domestic violence.

Illinois DV Coalition

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Indiana

Terri Noone
I operated a DV program (shelter and nonresidential) for 20 years. I have been working for ICADV for the last 11 providing oversight and guidance to all the DV and BIP programs in the state.

Indiana

Jessica Marcum

Indiana DV Coalition

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Iowa

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Iowa

Jennifer Guild

I started in community based corrections in 1995. I’ve had numerous roles working in corrections including Residential Officer, Community Program Monitor, Probation/Parole Officer both in the sex offender unit and a residential facility, Executive Officer (EO) working in our research department, EO running our Work Release and OWI facilities and currently I am an Executive Officer and have oversight of DV programming in the state of Iowa. Per IA code 708.22B of Iowa, the Department of Corrections and Judicial Districts provide BIP programming.

Iowa DV Coalition

Kirsten Faisal
I’m the Director of Training and Technical Assistance for the Iowa Coalition Against Domestic Violence, where I’ve worked since 1995, helping to develop public policy and engaging with public and private agencies to create healthier communities. I was trained as a intervention facilitator in 1994 (Duluth model) and co-wrote one of the first curricula for women convicted of domestic abuse and have served as an expert witness in civil and criminal domestic abuse cases. I have a bachelor’s degree in anthropology and am bi-cultural, disabled, and companion to many cats.

Kansas

Dorthy Stucky Halley
Dorthy Stucky Halley, LMSW, is co-founder of Halley Counseling Services, P.A., and co-director of the Family Peace Initiative Program, a trauma-focused battering intervention program. She is the past director of the Victim Services Division of the Kansas Office of the Attorney General (2007-2020). Her development of a motivation typology for those who batter has opened the door to a new understanding for judges, prosecutors, law enforcement, advocates, battering intervention providers, and others in the domestic violence field. She led the state efforts to develop standards and certify battering intervention programs throughout Kansas. She has served as an expert witness in domestic violence cases for the past 32 years.

Dorthy has served victims in various capacities since 1986. She was the Executive Director of Safehouse, Inc. for over a decade, and previously served as a Crime Victim Compensation Board member. She was the Practicum Director and Assistant Professor at Pittsburg State University in the Social Work Program from 1997 to 2007. She is the past president of the Kansas Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers (KNASW), the Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence (KCSDV), and the Kansas Organization for Victim Assistance (KOVA). She also serves as a consultant for the Kansas Domestic Violence Fatality Review Board (KDVFRB).

Dorthy received the Outstanding Victim Advocate of the Year Award by KCSDV (1996). She was the first recipient of the Dorthy Halley Lifetime Service Award by the Office of Attorney General Derek Schmidt (2020), and received the Exemplary Service to Children and Families Award by the Kansas Children’s Service League (2020).

Along with her husband, Steve, she has authored curricula for working with those who batter, justice-involved women, and justice-involved youth. They have also authored The River of Cruelty, and Halley’s Alley: Commentaries on marriage, family, healthy relationships, parenting, loss, grief, trauma, and domestic violence. She has provided international and domestic presentations to more than 30,000 advocates, criminal justice professionals, and others. She serves as a delegate and presenter to the United Nations Commission for the Status of Women for the International Public Policy Institute (IPPI), and currently serves on the IPPI Board of Directors. In addition to her work, Dorthy loves water skiing, traveling, and spending time with family.

Kansas

Steven M.S. Halley
Steve is the clinical director of Halley Counselling Services, P.A. and the Director of the Family Peace Initiative (FPI). Having received a bachelor degree in history, and master degrees in both outdoor administration and social work, Halley focused his career on working with individuals and families. For the past 25 years Halley has worked as a wilderness counselor, probation officer, therapist, and batterer intervention provider. His success in understanding and working with those who batter has created high demand for his trainings and the FPI curriculum, which incorporates batterer motive and a trauma-informed approach. In 2016, Halley provided training to the National Association of Victim Service Professionals in Corrections at their national conference regarding his “River of Cruelty: A Trauma-Informed Approach”. In 2017, Halley served on the panel “Innovative Practices: Balancing Accountability and Support for Healing” for the Office of Violence Against Women. Halley is the longest-serving member of the Kansas Governor’s Domestic Violence Fatality Review Board, serving since its inception. He is an avid golfer, songwriter, and along with his wife, Dorthy, authored Halley’s Alley: Commentaries on marriage, family, healthy relationships, parenting, loss, grief, trauma, and domestic violence.

Kansas DV Coalition

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Kentucky

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Kentucky

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Kentucky DV Coalition

Isela Arras
Isela Arras, is the Chief Operating Officer at the Kentucky Coalition Against Domestic Violence. Isela has overseen most of the existing initiatives at the Coalition level, including: Data Quality, Housing, AmeriCorps, Certification, Meaningful Access, and Substance Use Disorder. These projects that exist to support the Coalition’s 15 member programs and the survivors who seek our services. Since joining KCADV in 2002, she has served as liaison and resource to KCADV’s member programs that work with immigrant and refugee women and their children in order to increase accessibility to domestic violence services to immigrant communities. Increasing overall accessibility to domestic violence services by underserved communities and culturally-specific groups is a key priority in her position. Isela has a dog and cat. She is an avid reader and pool player.

Louisiana

Eva Lessinger
Eva Lessinger has dedicated over 15 years to work in the fields of domestic violence, reproductive health, women’s empowerment, and trauma healing. Eva is a social worker by training and presently serves as the Director of Programs at the New Orleans Family Justice Center, a multidisciplinary agency dedicated to addressing interpersonal violence and trauma. Eva takes an intersectional, feminist, and human rights based approach to examining issues of power and equity within direct social services and advocacy work. Eva is particularly passionate about issues of equity, immigrants’ rights, reproductive justice, and learning to stay hopeful about our capacity for change.

Louisiana

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Louisiana DV Coalition

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Maine

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Maine

Tessa Mosher
Tessa Mosher is the Director of the Office of Victim Services at the Maine Department of Corrections. She is responsible for victim notification, certification of the Maine Domestic Violence Intervention Programs, overseeing the MDOC Office of Victim services. Duties include oversight of the victim services restitution program to ensure timely payments to crime victims, assists in harassment complaints at MDOC facilities, oversight of victim safety planning meetings and victim notification prior to sex offender and domestic violence offender releases, and obtaining input and advocating for victims whose offenders are applying for supervised community confinement and furloughs.

Tessa assisted in implementing the MDOC Domestic Violence program, updated media and funeral/deathbed policies pertaining to include the victim’s voice in such and advocated for Statute change to include victims with a protection from abuse order. She developed a victim friendly guide to Maine Court ordered restitution to assist victims in the collection of restitution. She is a member of the Maine Victim Witness Advocates Association, A Board Member of the National Association of Victim Service Professionals in Corrections, member of the child death and serious injury review panel, Maine domestic violence and sexual assault commission, Maine homicide review panel, Interstate compact on juveniles, Interstate compact on adults, and the Restorative Justice Council. Tessa is an appointed member of the Juvenile Justice Advisory Group and Victims’ Compensation Board. Most recently, she was appointed to the Juvenile Justice Task Force. She has received the Guiding Light award from the Sexual Assault Crisis and Support Center in 2010. Tessa has worked with victims of crime for over 25 years between her experience as a Victim Witness Advocate and her advocacy at the DOC. She has a Criminal Justice degree, and a wide range of knowledge and experience within the Criminal Justice System and victim advocacy.

At large member and chair of the membership National Association of Victim Assistance in Corrections

Membership Chair Maine Domestic and Sexual Abuse Commission

Maine DV Coalition

Karen Wyman
Karen Wyman is the Prevention and Intervention Director. In her role, she supports statewide prevention and intervention approaches that move individuals and communities toward greater safety and collective liberation. Karen has over 20 years of social change and service roles in Maine, New Mexico, and Ohio.

Maryland

Lisa Nitsch
As Director of Training and Education, Lisa Nitsch is responsible for House of Ruth Maryland’s intervention services for abusive partners and the Training Institute, which coordinates professional development for staff, external community education, and professional technical assistance. She has been with House of Ruth Maryland since 1998 and has advanced through a variety of positions, including overseeing the agency’s Clinical Services for survivors and their children, the Teen Initiative, and the Developmental Childcare Center.

Lisa is an appointed member of the Maryland Governor’s Family Violence Council and is on the Board of the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence. She served as Vice President of the national organization, Women in Fatherhood, and as Co-Chair of Maryland’s Abuse Intervention Collaborative. She has been on training teams for notable organizations such as Futures Without Violence, Battered Women’s Justice Project, Women of Color Network, Institute on Domestic Violence in the African American Community, and the National District Attorneys Association. She has served as an advisor to the United States White House, the National Institutes of Health, the United States Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women, and the United States Department of Health & Human Services’ Administration for Children & Families. Lisa is most proud of being recognized as a field leader in Ed Gondolf’s 2015 book, “Gender-Based Perspectives on Batterer Programs”, her 2013 award from the Center for Urban Families for her “years of dedication in serving Baltimore City’s most vulnerable citizens”, and the Special Day of Honor designated for her by Mayor Nagin in 2007, for “promoting positive outcomes and providing support to the fathers of New Orleans” following the devastation of hurricane Katrina. Her current, but ever-changing, interests include developing programs for abusive partners within disinvested communities that address the dual experience of both holding privilege and being oppressed, increasing access to learning tools for service providers, and exploring community-based accountability models for abusive partners beyond the criminal legal system.

Lisa’s roots run deep in her hometown of Baltimore City, Maryland, where she proudly works and lives with her remarkably patient husband, incredible nieces, and gentle pit bull.

Maryland

Chris Murphy
I am a psychology professor and licensed clinical psychologist. I directed a community-based BIP for 25 years where we trained graduate students to do this work and conducted research on psychological characteristics of IPV offenders, intervention strategies, and the process of change. Currently I collaborate with Maryland BIPs and serve as co-chair of our state Abuse Intervention Collaborative.

Maryland DV Coalition

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Massachusetts

David Adams
David Adams is co-founder as well as Program and Co-Director of Emerge, the first counseling program in the nation for men who abuse women. David has led groups for abusers for over 40 years and parenting education groups for 18 years. He is one of the nation’s leading experts on abusers and abuser interventions and has conducted trainings of social service and criminal justice professionals in over 47 states and 24 nations. He has published numerous articles and book chapters on domestic violence. His book, Why Do They Kill? Men Who Murder Their Intimate Partners, was published in 2007. Dr. Adams is Co-Chair of the Criminal Justice Committee of the Massachusetts Council on Domestic Violence, and was Director of the National Danger Assessment Training Project from 1999-2006. He is a frequent Expert Witness on court cases involving allegations of domestic violence.

Massachusetts

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Massachusetts DV Coalition

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Michigan

Jeffrie K. Cape
Jeffrie K. Cape LMSW ACSW CAADC is the director of Charron Services LLC and started HEAL (Helping Explore Accountable Lifestyles) a 52 session Battering intervention program and WEAVE (Women Exploring Accountably Violent Encounters) in Oakland County, Michigan.

Jeffrie has extensive clinical experience and also has a private practice with varied clientele. She was appointed to the Michigan Domestic Violence and Prevention and Treatment Board by Governor Snyder in 2011 She helped develop local standards for battering intervention programs and was a member of the governor’s task force to develop state standards. She was active in the development and formation of BISC-MI in 1995. She serves on the board and was chair in 2001-2002. She chaired the Batterer Intervention Provider Standards Compliance Council (BIPSCC)for several years.  She is one of the originators of AQUILA.

Jeffrie also is employed part time at ADA (Alternatives to Domestic Aggression) in Washtenaw County, where she facilitates groups, trains, supervises staff, develops and refines curriculum for community and prison based programs. She participates in a variety of state and local task forces as well as providing local and national training and supervision for agencies and individuals who work with individuals involved in domestic violence.

Michigan

Kathy Hagenian
Kathy Hagenian has served as the Executive Policy Director for the Michigan Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence (MCEDSV) from 1996-2021.  Ms. Hagenian is widely respected for her leadership in legislative and policy initiatives, expertise in protocol and curriculum development, and service on numerous state-wide and national multi-disciplinary task forces, committees, and boards. She regularly serves as faculty for a broad array of professionals regarding issues of intervention and prevention of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, and human trafficking. Her training and policy focus is centered on recognizing and honoring the lived experience of survivors, which includes understanding trauma along with an emphasis on survivors’ strength, resilience, and healing.

Throughout her over 35 years of experience in the movement to end violence against women, Ms. Hagenian has been recognized for her commitment to survivor empowerment and to ensuring that the experiences of survivors and advocates continue to be at the forefront of the work.

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Minnesota

Scott Miller
Scott Miller is the Executive Director for the Domestic Abuse Intervention Programs and has worked for the DAIP since 2000. Scott coordinates Duluth’s coordinated community response to domestic violence by managing the system change efforts and men’s nonviolence program. Scott trains nationally and internationally on the Duluth Model method of organizing. He also partners with communities around the world who are naming, organizing and creating innovative responses to domestic violence using the Duluth Model. Scott has also co-authored the latest edition of DAIP men’s nonviolence curriculum Creating a Process of Change for Men Who Batter. Scott works independently as an expert witness in criminal and civil trials to explain how the tactics of abusers and the associated risks generated by battering are linked to the counterintuitive behaviors of victims. Scott has testified more than 40 times in state district courts, federal court and federal military court. In 2021, Scott was hired by the Minnesota Child Welfare Training Academy through the University of Minnesota School of Social Work in partnership with the Minnesota Department of Human Services. Scott will provide domestic violence training to social workerss across the state of Minnesota. From 2001 to 2015, Scott was a contract trainer and forensic interviewer for First Witness Child Abuse Resource Center in Duluth, MN. Scott was responsible for conducting forensically sound interviews of children suspected of being physically or sexually abused as part of a criminal investigation. Scott also trained nationally on how to conduct interviews with children and work from a multidisciplinary team approach in the investigation of child abuse. Scott Miller has been working in the women’s movement since 1985.

Minnesota

Melissa Petrangelo Scaia
Melissa is currently the Director of International Training at Global Rights for Women. She has a wealth of experience as the recent former executive director of Domestic Abuse Intervention Programs (DAIP), also known as “the Duluth Model.” Prior to working in Duluth as the executive director and a trainer on “the Duluth Model” for many years, she was the executive director of Advocates for Family Peace (AFFP) where she worked for 17 years. AFFP is a local multi-county domestic violence program that provides advocacy, emergency shelter, transitional housing, batterers intervention program (BIP), and supervised visitation program. She has also organized and lead two Coordinated Community Response(CCR) programs to address domestic violence.

Melissa has co-facilitated groups for men who batter and women who use violence in Duluth, St. Louis County, and Itasca County, Minnesota and recently as part of an international research project through videoconference software (VCS). She co-authored curriculum working with women who use violence and addressing fatherhood with men who commit domestic violence.

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Mississippi

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Mississippi

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Mississippi DV Coalition

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Missouri

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Missouri

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Missouri DV Coalition

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Montana

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Montana

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Nebraska

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Nebraska

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Nebraska DV Coalition

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Nevada

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Nevada

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Nevada DV Coalition

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New Hampshire

Scott Hampton

New Hampshire

Danielle Snook
Danielle Snook has been with the Office of Victim/Witness Assistance at the New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office for over 21 years. In her role as a Program Administrator, Ms. Snook oversees several initiatives and programs with the goal of improving the systems that respond to domestic and sexual violence, child abuse and neglect, stalking and human trafficking. She manages the revision of statewide multidisciplinary protocols, and coordinates multidisciplinary and discipline specific trainings and conferences, all of which provide best practices and guidance for a victim-centered and trauma informed response by criminal justice professionals and other allied partners working with victims of crime. Additionally, Ms. Snook oversees New Hampshire’s Domestic Violence Fatality Review Committee, Attorney General’s Task Force on Child Abuse and Neglect, Lethality Assessment Program and State Victim Assistance Academy.

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New Jersey

Paul Bellan-Boyer
Paul Bellan-Boyer is the Director of the Division of Injury Prevention for the Jersey City Dept. of Health & Human Services. In that role he founded, manages, and facilitates in the HealthierJC Peaceful Families abuse intervention program, as well as leading other work in street violence prevention, and community mental health and outreach.

After a twenty year career as a systems and network engineer and programmer, Paul moved to human services work through seminary, chaplaincy, and housing-based social work.

New Jersey

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New Mexico

David J. H. Garvin
David serves as the Director of Battering Intervention and Systems Response for the New Mexico Coalition Against Domestic Violence. David has been directly involved in the anti-domestic violence movement since 1986 when he founded the Alternatives to Domestic Aggression (ADA) battering intervention program. David was named the 2009 National Association of Social Workers-Michigan (NASW-MI) Social Worker of the Year. David’s work in the movement to end domestic violence was featured in the book Gender-Based Perspectives on Batterer Programs: Program Leaders on History, Approach, Research and Development, by Edward W. Gondolf, 2015. In 2017 David was awarded the Glenn R. Winters Award (renamed the Nachtigal Award in 2018) from the American Judges Association. David is a co-founder and current Chair of the Battering Intervention Services Coalition of Michigan

New Mexico

Rod Kaskalla
Currently the Domestic Violence Prevention Coordinator for the Pueblo of Nambe, New Mexico, under the umbrella of Nambe Pueblo Healthy Family Services. He is a Member of the New Mexico Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NMCADV) and Coalition to Stop Violence Against Native Women (CSVANW). Advisory Board Member for the “National Native Coalition of Men’s Programs’ 2018. May 2012-August 2016, North American Men Engaged Network (NAMEN) Steering/Coordinating Committee. March 2009-September 2010 worked as a consultant with the Pueblo of Santa Clara, New Mexico, Strengthening Native Families Program, conducted, facilitated and trained facilitators for their Men’s Program. January 2008-2010 worked part-time for the Community Against Violence Shelter (CAV) with the City of Taos, New Mexico, help to establish, develop, conduct, facilitate and train facilitators for their “CHANGES” Program, a New Mexico State, Children, Youth and Families Department (CYFD) approved Domestic Violence Batterer’s Intervention Program. Employed with Eight Northern Indian Pueblos Council (ENIPC), Peacekeepers Domestic Violence Program, located in Espanola, New Mexico, from 1996-2008 as a Batterer’s Reeducation Co-Facilitator and Program Director. Roderick goes by Rod Kaskalla who is from Zuni Pueblo, New Mexico, married and resides in Nambe Pueblo, New Mexico. He is also an artist known for his traditional Zuni Channel Inlay Jewelry.

New Mexico DV Coalition

Pam Wiseman
Pamela Wiseman, M.A., became the Executive Director the New Mexico Coalition Against Domestic Violence in 2009. For 20 years prior, she served as Executive Director of Safe Passage, an Illinois domestic violence and sexual assault agency. There Ms. Wiseman led efforts to develop a statewide position on improving court response, and was principal author of the paper Achieving Accountability in Domestic Violence Cases: A Practical Guide for Reducing Domestic Violence.

Working with the Illinois Coalition, she helped develop court watch programs, which rely on volunteers to observe proceedings and recommend improvements, to make courts more responsive to citizens. Ms. Wiseman now provides assistance on the development of court watch efforts to New Mexico communities, and conducts trainings on organizational dynamics for domestic violence agencies throughout the state. She also developed a major national conference hosted by NMCADV, Message Matters, focused on effective messaging about violence and abuse. Author of the best-selling book Ditch That Jerk: Dealing with Men Who Control and Abuse Women, her work has been featured in local and national media, including Cosmopolitan magazine, the Domestic Violence Report, radio and television.

New York

Alison Dieguez

New York

Hannah Pennington
Hannah Pennington is the Deputy Commissioner for Policy and Training at the Mayor’s Office to End Domestic and Gender Based Violence (ENDGBV), formerly known as the Office to Combat Domestic Violence. Previously, Hannah served as the ENDGBV’s Director of Policy and before that Executive Director of the Manhattan Family Justice Center. Hannah came to the Mayor’s Office from Sanctuary for Families where she was Director of the agency’s Bronx Legal Project housed at the Bronx Family Justice Center. Hannah started her legal career in private practice as an associate at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, where she worked on various commercial litigations and government investigations for over seven years. She graduated from Rutgers Law School and the Cornell University School of Industrial Relations. While at Rutgers, Hannah co-founded the Domestic Violence Advocacy Project and secured a federal Violence Against Women Act grant to fund the program.

New York

Anne Patterson

New York DV Coalition

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North Carolina

Bea Coté
Bea is a social worker and an advocate who has worked exclusively with abusers for over 20 years. She is the founder of IMPACT Family Violence Services LLC, which provides abuser programs (DV Intervention Programs) in 5 NC counties. Bea trains and consults regionally and nationally on all facets of domestic violence, but enjoys focusing specifically the abuser. Bea founded a non-profit organization, Step Up to Family Safety, which provides access to DVIP services, supports programs like Legacy, and spreads a message of prevention of domestic violence throughout the Carolinas. She reminds the community that #OnlyAbusersCanStopAbuse

North Carolina

Chris Hall
Christopher Hall is a Doctoral Candidate within the Educational Research Methodologies department of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He has been working in domestic and sexual violence intervention since 1997 and has worked at Emerge and the West Virginia Coalition Against Domestic Violence. His specialization is in program evaluation, with research interests in intersectional oppression theory, leveraging privilege, intimate partner violence intervention, and reflective practice. His experience includes finding methods of investigating oppression theory through qualitative interviewing techniques with intimate partner violence perpetrators, and use of the transtheoretical model and motivational interviewing in domestic violence interventions. He currently works as a Graduate Research Assistant for the Office of Assessment, Evaluation, and Research Services within the UNCG School of Education.

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North Dakota

Taylor Sorensen
Taylor Sorensen, director of domestic violence intervention with the Community Violence Intervention Center (CVIC), coordinates deliberate and purposeful interventions that challenge the beliefs behind participants’ use of violence and abuse within intimate relationships. Sorensen has more than six years of experience supporting individuals impacted by interpersonal violence. She manages 10 full-time/part-time staff who provide domestic violence intervention programming to about 200 people each year for the state’s leading domestic and sexual violence support organization and works closely with system agencies throughout greater Grand Forks to support participants’ completion. A Dale Carnegie Training graduate, Sorensen strives to inspire and motivate those around her into action. In her spare time, she enjoys going on adventures to try and experience new things. Sorenson is a graduate of the University of North Dakota with a bachelor of science degree in criminal justice.

North Dakota

Faye Kihne
Faye Kihne acquired her bachelor’s social work license in 1991 and has practiced in the field of domestic violence and sexual assault for 30 years. Most of her career, she worked for the Community Violence Intervention Center, Grand Forks, ND and has experience in a wide array of services including victim advocacy, victim witness, training, supervised visitation, prevention, evaluation, leadership development and battering intervention. Faye has coordinated the ND Alliance to End Partner Abuse since 2016 and transitioned her employment to the state coalition in 2019. Faye coordinates efforts to ensure training is provided to facilitators across the state, encouraging state standards are implemented, advocates for funding/legislative opportunities, and provides collaborative opportunities for battering intervention programs in ND.

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Ohio

Anne Murray

Ohio

Sandra Huntzinger
Worked in the field of IPV for 22 years from shelter services, state coalition, Ohio Attorney General’s Office and now the Center for Family Safety & Healing. My intention throughout my career is to change the systemic response to victims from within by reviewing and altering harmful policies.

Ohio DV Coalition

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Oklahoma

Phillip Altes
Pastoral ministry for 25 years, BIP for 14 years, Marvelous BIP team, amazing wife and 2 amazing granddaughters, 9 and 11. Love mountains, music and motorcycles.

Oklahoma

Lynette McKinney
My name is Lynette McKinney, I am the Certification Program Manager for the Office of the Oklahoma Attorney General. The quick answer to what I do is I oversee and conduct in depth reviews of programs, including site visits to facilities to monitor facilities in the delivery of domestic violence, adult human sex trafficking and batterers intervention services.

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Oregon

Chris Huffine
Chris Huffine, Psy.D., licensed psychologist, has worked with abusive men for nearly 30 years. He is the Executive Director of Allies in Change in Portland, Oregon. During his career he has worked with thousands of abusive men and hundreds of female and male victims of abuse. He is considered to be a national expert on working with abusive partners and has provided trainings around the country, including a semi-annual 40-hour training in Portland on the Allies in Change curriculum. He recently published a book for abusive partners called “Becoming Allies . . . With Your Partner, Yourself, and Others: Addressing the Abuse and Control in Your Relationships”. He is a member of the advisory group to the Oregon state attorney general to monitor standards for batterer intervention programs and of the Oregon Domestic Violence Fatality Review Team. Allies in Change is a 501c3 non-profit based in Portland, OR. It offers nearly thirty weekly groups for abusive partners, including specialized ones for voluntary attendees, women, and one multigender group for LGBTQ+ abusive partners. Of particular note, Allies in Change works with more voluntary abusive partners than any other agency in the country.

Oregon

Eric Mankowski
I am a community psychologist and professor in the Department of Psychology at Portland State University. My program of action research is aimed at understanding and transforming gendered violence. In particular, I study how battering intervention programs work as part of the coordinated community response to intimate partner violence. I am currently completing a national study of state regulatory standards for BIPs. At Portland State University, I established the first course ever taught on the psychology of men and masculinities, where I also teach a course on intimate partner violence interventions. I conduct trainings locally, nationally, and internationally on battering intervention for survivor advocates and BIP providers. I serve on the American Psychological Association’s Working Group on Health Disparities in Boys and Men and on the APA’s Expert Panel on Gun Violence Prediction and Prevention. Locally, I co-chair the Oregon Batterer Intervention Program Advisory Committee and am a member of the Oregon Domestic Violence Fatality Review Team. I have received grant funding for my research from the National Science Foundation, the National Institute of Nursing Research, and the National Park Service. Publications of this research include an edited volume, “Men, masculinity, wellness, health and social justice: Community based approaches”, as well as numerous articles and book chapters about battering intervention, intimate partner violence, and community-based programs for boys and men.

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Pennsylvania

Juanita Jones

Pennsylvania

Tony Lapp
Tony Lapp, LCSW​ is executive director of Courdea, formerly Menergy, a 38-year-old intervention program for people who have abused an intimate partner. Recipient of the 2014 Powerful Partner Award from Women’s Way, Tony is an experienced trainer, educator, writer and therapist. A long-term member and former coordinator of the Domestic Abuse and Battering Intervention Network of Pennsylvania, Tony collaborates with numerous projects in the Philadelphia area related to family violence, including Shared Safety, the Domestic Violence Law Enforcement Committee of Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Department of Human Services Domestic Violence Collaborative.

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Rhode Island

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Rhode Island

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Rhode Island DV Coalition

Ian Colomer

South Carolina

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South Carolina

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South Carolina DV Coalition

Sara Barber

South Dakota

Jay Marchand
Jay Marchand, MSW, CSW-PIP has worked in the social work field for 14 years and started his career with LSS Re-Entry Services in 2012 as a case manager for fathers re-entering their communities from the South Dakota prison system. Jay held various positions within the program until being named Director of Re-Entry Services in 2018. Through his role as Director, he oversees programming for men and women preparing for release from prison; with programs located in 5 different communities within South Dakota. Jay also oversees Re-Entry Services abusive partner intervention programming and continues to facilitate abusive partner groups himself.

South Dakota

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South Dakota DV Coalition

Krista Heeren-Graber
Krista Heeren-Graber, MS has served as Executive Director at South Dakota Network against Family Violence and Sexual Assault since 1999 and has worked in the domestic and sexual violence field in South Dakota for thirty-five years. Krista earned her M.S. from South Dakota State University in Counseling and Human Resource Development. In addition to serving as Executive Director, Ms. Heeren-Graber also holds a position as an Adjunct Instructor at the University of Sioux Falls and is an expert witness in South Dakota civil and criminal courts.

Tennesee

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Tennesee

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Tennesee DV Coalition

Tina L Fox
A native Memphian and the granddaughter of a slave, Tina Fox has recently retired from Tennessee State Government after thirty (30) years of dedicated service. She served as the first African American state Director of Victim Services for the Tennessee Board of Parole (2012 – 2019). Tina was recognized nationally for her work with crime victims in April 2018 as she received the National Crime Victims’ Rights Award from the United States Department of Justice.

She graduated from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation’s Leadership Academy and holds a Graduate Certificate in Executive Leadership, Master’s degree in Public Studies in Strategic Leadership, and Bachelor’s degree Science in Criminal Justice from Tennessee State University where she is an active alumnus. She is also a graduate of the University of Tennessee at Knoxville’s Naifeh Center for Effective Leadership Institute for Public Service. Tina recently received from e-Cornell University her Leadership Certificate in Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging.

Tina is currently the Assistant Director of Programs for Tennessee Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence; she facilitates and monitors Statewide certified Domestic Violence Programs (31) and manages the Domestic Violence State Coordinating Council.

She serves on the Boards of Directors for Break Away (nonprofit Domestic Violence Organization) and Walk Bike Nashville; and the organizer for Black Girls Do Bike Nashville (to get women of color on bikes).

Tina is a faithful member of the Schrader Lane Church of Christ in Nashville.

Texas

Claire Sudolsky

Texas

Maria Jose Angelelli

Texas DV Coalition

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Utah

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Utah

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Utah DV Coalition

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Vermont

Heather Holter

Vermont

Kiona Heath

Vermont DV Coalition

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Virginia

Keith Fender
Dr. Fender received a BSW in 1993, an MSW in 1996, and a Ph.D. in 2000. He is currently a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, a Certified Sex Offender Treatment Provider, and a Clinically Certified Domestic Violence Counselor in the state of Virginia. He is a clinical member of The Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA). He has operated a batterer intervention program since 1996 and the program was certified in 2000. He was the Chair of the Virginia Batterer Intervention Certification Board from 2004-2013. He was named the Executive Secretary of the Board in 2013.

He opened Blue Ridge Counseling in 1996 and has treated a wide range of psychiatric disorders including mood disorders, anxiety disorders, psychotic disorders, cognitive disorders, and sexual disorders. He was responsible for the geriatric mental health services in 7 nursing homes/assisted living facilities from 1998 until 2012.

His other specialty areas include: forensic mental health, geriatric mental health, violence risk assessments, sex offender evaluations, sex offender treatment, and batterer intervention treatment programs. He has completed over 5000 domestic violence risk assessments since 1996. He is currently responsible for the operation of certified batterer intervention programs in central and southwest Virginia. He served his local community as a member of numerous domestic violence fatality review teams as well as domestic violence task forces throughout southwest Virginia. Our Health Magazine recognized Dr. Fender for “Best Bedside Manner” among health professionals in 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013.

The Radford Counseling Group began operation in 2000 to specifically address forensic mental health needs in Southwest and Central Virginia. The practice has office locations in Radford, Virginia; Dublin, Virginia; Roanoke, Virginia; and Abingdon, Virginia. Sex offender treatment services are also provided throughout the state of Virginia. Radford Counseling Group employs approximately thirty professionals that provided services throughout the state of Virginia.

Radford Counseling is currently contracted with the Virginia Department of Corrections, the Virginia Department of Juvenile Justice, and the United States Federal Probation and Parole Districts throughout the state to provide various substance abuse counseling services, psychosexual evaluations/risk assessments, individual sex offender treatment, group sex offender treatment programs, sexual deviance testing, and batterer intervention programs. Radford Counseling currently provides outpatient treatment of approximately 450 violent sexual offenders and probation clients for state and federal probation districts in the state of Virginia. Radford Counseling also serves departments of social services statewide providing psychosexual evaluations, psychological evaluations, domestic violence risk assessments, and parental capacity evaluations.

Dr. Fender has qualified as an expert witness in state and federal courts in Virginia and North Carolina and his services have been utilized in the Appeals Court of Virginia as well as the Supreme Court of Virginia on topics related to domestic violence, sexual offending, parental capacity, substance abuse, and competency. Dr. Fender has served as an instructor at the Cardinal Police Academy’s Sex Crimes School and he has assisted law enforcement officers at the local and state levels with cases that involved sexual violence, domestic violence, and domestic fatalities. Dr. Fender has also collaborated with Virginia State Police Sex Offender Investigative Unit as well as the United States Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force Team in the community management and monitoring of violent sexual offenders. Dr. Fender has also served the United States Federal Courts as the government’s expert forensic evaluator for local and international cases.

Virginia

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Virginia DV Coalition

Kristi Vanaudenhove

Washington

Amie Roberts
Amie Roberts is the Domestic Violence Intervention Treatment (DVIT) Program Manager for the State of Washington. Prior to her current role, she was a Mental Health Program Administrator at the Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery in Washington. She has worked in the mental health field in direct services or administration for over 15 years. She has experience in domestic violence and sexual assault victim services, substance use treatment, domestic violence perpetrator treatment, mental health and couples counseling. She has been in her current role since December 2015. Amie has served on the Washington state’s Gender and Justice Commission’s committees regarding domestic violence risk assessments and treatment from HB 1163 and HB 1517. Throughout her time as the DVIT Program Manager, she has chaired the DVIT Advisory Committee, contracted with national experts in domestic violence treatment for input on the State of Washington’s approach to DVIT, and spearheaded changes to the Washington Administrative Code, which sets standards for domestic violence intervention treatment (WAC 388-60B). Amie has presented to stakeholder groups in the State of Washington as well as two international conferences regarding the state’s new approach to DVIT. She oversees the certification of DVIT programs, conducts compliance reviews, investigations, and provides technical assistance to the programs as well. Amie Roberts holds a B.A. in Spanish Literature from Utah State University and an M.A. in Counseling from the University of Phoenix, Salt Lake City campus.

Washington

Stacy Crutcher-McFadden
I have worked in social services for 35 years, 24 years post graduate school. I have maintained a private practice with offices in Oregon and Washington States for the last 17 years. I am one of only 4 dv providers in WA state that is a level 4 provider, certified to treat clients with psychopathy traits. I love the work I do and witnessing so often the transformation in client’s behavior, thinking and overall risk factor, because of the amazing work they do in groups. I see coordination of care as one of the most important pieces of effective dv treatment, especially as it relates to holding clients accountable.

Washington DV Coalition

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West Virginia

Kimberly Sanford Sizemore
Kimberly Sanford Sizemore is an educator on the dynamics of intimate partner abuse for Putnam County, West Virginia. She holds a BS in criminal justice from the West Virginia State University and certifications from the Duluth Model DAIP. In 2006, she obtained licensing and initiated the Putnam Day Report Center’s Batterer Intervention Prevention Program. Previously, she advocated for victims as Senior Victim’s Liaison with the Putnam County Prosecutor’s Office before transitioning to offender supervision and rehabilitation with the Day Report Center. She has been a statewide trainer for the WV Coalition Against Domestic Violence and assisted with the WV BIPP Curricula, served on the Putnam County Community Criminal Justice Board as well as the Putnam Veteran Court Team, and has been a long-time member of the Putnam County STOP Team. Kimberly also serves as the Governor’s appointed BIPP Representative on the WV Family Protection Services Board.

West Virginia

Hernando Escandón
Hernando Escandón has provided outpatient counseling services to local clients with mental health and/or substance abuse issues since 1994. He holds a Master’s Degree in Counselor Education from Ohio University.

He is a Licensed Professional Counselor (with the Approved Licensed Professional Supervisor designation) in WV, a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor-Supervising Counselor and a Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor-Clinical Supervisor in Ohio. In addition, he holds the WV Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor Supervisor and the Certified Criminal Justice Professional. He also holds national credentialing as a Master Addiction Counselor and a Substance Abuse Professional.

He has facilitated Batterers Intervention group sessions in WV and/or OH continuously since 1995 and has completed training in both the Creating a Process of Change for Men Who Batter and the Emerge Batterers Intervention programs. He served on the committee formed by the WV Coalition Against Domestic Violence which both developed its own Batterers Intervention and Prevention Program (BIPP) curriculum and trained new facilitators throughout WV in its use. He was a contributing author for the Ohio Domestic Violence Network’s 2010 Best Practice Standards for Batterers Intervention. He currently is a committee member of the Risk Assessment in Criminal and Civil Settings as well as an Advisory Group member for both the Mid-Ohio Valley Substance Use Disorder Collaborative and the Parkersburg, WV Recovery Point facility.

He is a Past President of the West Virginia Certification Board for Addiction and Prevention Professionals, has served continuously on that board since 2012, and is currently its designated voting delegate for the International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium.

Mr. Escandón’s primary employment is as the Director of the Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Day Report Center (DRC) in Parkersburg, where he has worked since 2005. He also has a part-time professional counseling practice and provides clinical supervision to candidates for any of the credentials that he currently holds.

West Virginia DV Coalition

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Wisconsin

Darald Hanusa, Ph.D.
Dr. Darald Hanusa is a Board-Certified Diplomate (BCD) in Clinical Social Work and is licensed in the State of Wisconsin as a Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). He currently holds the following credentials: Licensed Substance Abuse Counselor (LSAC), Certified Batterer Treatment Provider (WBTPA), Certified Group Psychotherapist (CGP). He has a certificate in Corporate Counseling which includes study in Personnel Psychology, Organizational Development and Workforce Development. Dr. Hanusa is a Senior Preceptor and Senior Lecturer Emeritus at the School of Social Work, University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is a 1997 recipient of the Luan Gilbert Award for outstanding contributions in domestic violence intervention and prevention awarded by the Dane County Commission on Sensitive Crimes, Domestic Violence Coordinated Community Response Task Force. He is a member of the Wisconsin Batterers Treatment Providers Association and the Dane County domestic violence task force, both of which he is a founding member and past chair. Clinically, Dr. Hanusa has specialized in the area of domestic violence with both perpetrators and the survivors of violence since 1980. Since 1989 he has offered assessment and treatment services for abusive men through the ATAM Program (Alternatives and Treatment for Abusive Men) and counseling for survivors through the Midwest Domestic Violence Resource Center at the Midwest Center for Human Services. He currently offers services in English and Spanish. Dr. Hanusa has provided several hundred presentations, lectures, appearances and workshops concerning a variety of topics. He provides consultation, expert witness services and training to private and public agencies and professionals working with domestic violence, workplace violence, corporate communication and anger management-fitness for duty issues. He has conducted training workshops nationally and internationally, including work with the Department of Defense, Naval and Marine Corps Family Advocacy Programs. Utilizing approaches that focus on cognitive-behavioral, motivational and interpersonal therapies, Dr. Hanusa provides general mental health services for individuals, couples, families, and groups focusing on marital relationship issues, assertiveness/communication skills, stress and anxiety, anger management, child and adolescent behavioral problems, parenting skills, mood disorders, self-esteem and substance abuse.

Wisconsin

Todd Werner
I have been a social worker for the last 37 years and have been primarily responsible for facilitating batterers groups for the last 31 years. I am the co-founder of a mental health and substance abuse clinic called Peaceful Solutions Counseling located in Wausau Wisconsin.

Wisconsin DV Coalition

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Wyoming

Joshua Kaufman

Wyoming

Kristy Oster
My name is Kristy Oster. I am a District Manager in the largest field Office in Wyoming, which is still rather rural. As an agent, Reentry Coordinator now manager, this topic has always been of interest to me. We have created DV group reporting, a specialized caseload and have been working very hard to increase treatment effectiveness and accountability. We do not have state standards, treatment options in regards to statewide training or funding but we may have some open ears to start considering that for the future. I am excited to learn from others and to continue developing our program.

Wyoming DV Coalition

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U.S. Virgin Islands

Qiyamah A. Rahman
Rev. Dr. Qiyamah A. Rahman works part time with the Virgin Islands Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Council as the Sexual Assault Response Team Coordinator for the Territory. In that capacity she coordinates the Sexual Assault Response Teams for St. Croix and St. Thomas/St. John. The Teams mission is to employ a multidisciplinary coordinated approach that is victim centered in order to address and eliminate sexual violence in the Territory. Rahman has worked in the field of domestic violence and sexual assault since the 1980s. She has conducted trainings, lectured and written on domestic violence and sexual assault. She has co-facilitated batterers intervention groups in Georgia and St. Croix. She received a BA in Education and a Masters in Social Work from the University of Michigan. Her Doctorate of Arts in Humanities is from Clark Atlanta University’s Africana Women’s Studies where she conducted field research on violence against women in the United States, South Africa and Ghana. Her dissertation topic was clergy sexual misconduct.

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At Large/National Resource

James Henderson
James Henderson is an internationally known expert around the criminal justice and a systems response to intimate partner violence. In his home state of Michigan he is the director of Accountable Choices, a men’s program addressing intimate partner violence and fatherhood in the Detroit metropolitan area, since 1995. He also facilitates a gender responsive, trauma informed and holistic focused alcohol education and prevention course, which looks at the multiple pathways into addiction and a safe way out. As a consultant he is the director of Offender Accountability for the Training Institute on Strangulation Prevention. He has been a trainer with the international training team of the European Alliance For Hope and Empowerment since 2018. He is also an Associate with the National Criminal Justice Training Center of Fox Valley Technical College. He is working with the Center for Court Innovations around trauma informed and hope focus intervention with men, and assisting communities on improving the delivery or engagement of programs addressing men’s use or coercive control. In 2020 he spoke at the Organization for Economic and Community Development in Paris on the system’s response to family violence and child abuse, and continues to work on projects the OECD around probation supervision, engagement and interventions with men who have abused women.

From 2002-2019 he provided technical assistance for the Office on Violence against Women’s federally funded grantees through The Battered Women’s Justice Project. and the American Probation and Parole Association He has partnered with several national and international training organizations on a multitude of projects involving criminal and family court, offender accountability, collaboration, engagement, and intervention, all tapping into his 25 years of experience in the field of abuse, trauma and recovery. From 1991-2010, James was a probation officer responsible for overseeing the policies and practices of intensive probation for domestic violence offenders in Ann Arbor, MI. He was assigned to the Washtenaw County Domestic Violence Unit as part of the Judicial Oversight Demonstration Initiative from 1999 to 2005, and works from a system perspective to enhance victim’s safety and defendant accountability. During his time as a probation officer, he continued leading five weekly battering intervention sessions in Wayne County; he also worked at Dawn Farm, the county’s largest substance abuse intervention program. Before joining the criminal justice system in 1991, he worked as the clinical director of Straight, Inc., a family-oriented substance abuse program for adolescents.

In 1998, James was appointed by the Mayor of Ann Arbor to serve on the Ann Arbor Domestic Violence Coordinating Board. He has served two terms as a regional representative for the Batterer Intervention Services Coalition of Michigan, and has been active with them since 1997. He was also an active member of the Arab American Domestic Violence Coalition from 2001 to 2010. In 2002, he received a certificate of appreciation for outstanding service on behalf of crime victims from the Washtenaw County Prosecutors office. James has extensive training in Batterer Intervention, having completed intensive on-site training from Duluth, Men Stopping Violence, The Family Piece Initiative, Allies in Change, House of Ruth, MRT-DV and Strength at Home. He has attended and evaluated Batterer Intervention programs in Australia, New Zealand, Japan, the Netherlands, Belgium, Paris and in the US.

James has conducted trainings on the effective interviewing of DV offenders and those victimized by violence, and endeavors to change the interviewer’s focus from “information gatherer” to “trauma informed strength based interviewing”. James trains on the utilization of evidence-based practices in probation group reporting to gain better compliance, using the community to assist in the monitoring of offenders, thus enhancing victim safety. James is a national advisor to the European Family Justice Center, the Alliance for Hope international, the Center for Court Innovation, and the Steering Committee for Adult Children Exposed to Domestic Violence, and previously served as part of Governor Cuomo’s COVID-19 victim safety task force. He has worked with the American Probation and Parole Association, The National Association of Pretrial Agencies, and Fox Valley Technical College around offender assessments and monitoring.

James had been a Certified Addiction Counselor II since 1987 and an Internationally Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor from 1990 to 2015. He has been certified in Eating Disorder Intervention, relapse prevention by Terence Gorski, and in Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy by the Elbert Ellis institute in NY. He received his Master’s in Social Work from the University of Michigan in 1995.

At Large/National Resource

Oliver J. Williams
Oliver J. Williams, PH.D., Professor of School of Social Work at the University of Minnesota, in St. Paul (1989-present). He was the Executive Director of the Institute on Domestic Violence in the African American Community (IDVAAC) From June 1994 to September 2016 and served as the project Director of the African Immigrant and Domestic violence Initiative, 2010 to 2016 and Director of the Safe Return Initiative that addressed prisoner reentry and domestic violence from 2003-2016. He directed the African American Domestic Peace Project (AADPP) that works with community leaders in 12 cities across the United States from 2008 to 2018. He has worked in the field of domestic violence for more than thirty-five years.

Dr. Williams is a clinical practitioner; working in mental health, family therapy, substance abuse, child welfare, delinquency, domestic violence and sexual assault programs. He has worked in battered women’s shelters, developed curricula for batterers’ intervention programs and facilitated counseling groups. He has provided training across the United States and abroad on research and service-delivery surrounding partner abuse.

Currently, he is a consultant with the Education for Critical Thinking 2017 to present and an advisor with Domestic Violence Shelters.org from 2016 to 2019 and an Institute for Violence Abuse and Trauma Fellow from 2017 to present. Over the years, Dr. Williams has been appointed to several national advisory committees and task forces from the Center for Disease Control, U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Office on Women’s Health, and the U.S. Department of Education. He has been a board member of various domestic violence and human service organization including the early days of the National Domestic Violence Hotline 1999-2000 and the National Family Justice Center Alliance Advisory Board from 2006 to 2016.

In 2000, he was appointed to the National Advisory Council on Domestic Violence by the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services and U.S. Attorney General. In 2010 he hosted a roundtable on youth and violence for the U.S. Attorney General. He also participated in a roundtable with the U.S. Attorney General on issues related to fatherhood and participated in a Whitehouse Roundtable on Fatherhood and Domestic Violence. He has conducted training for the U.S. Military Family Advocacy programs in the U.S. and abroad. He has presented to numerous Family Violence, Research and Practice organizations in the United States, Kenya, South Africa, Canada, Virgin Islands, Brazil, United Kingdom and Germany. In 2015

Dr. Williams was invited to speak at the United Nations about domestic violence among Africans in the United States and in Africa. His research and publications in scholarly journals, books, reports and DVD’s have centered on creating service delivery strategies to reduce violent behavior and support victims of abuse. He has consulted with the NFL, MLB and NBA on issues related to domestic violence. Dr. Williams has received many awards among them include an award from the American Psychological Association, a International “Telly Award” for his documentary work; the National “Shelia Wellstone Institute Award” related to his National work on Domestic Violence; the National Family Justice Center, Alliance for Hope Award and a Distinguish Alumni Award from the University of Pittsburgh, School of Social Work. Dr. Williams received a bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Michigan State University; a Masters in Social Work from Western Michigan University; a Masters in Public Health and a Ph.D in Social Work both from the University of Pittsburgh.

At Large/National Resource

Bea Hanson

At Large/National Resource

Juan Carlos Areán
Juan Carlos Areán is an internationally recognized activist, public speaker, trainer and  facilitator, and published author. Since 1991, he has worked to engage men across different  cultures to become better fathers, intimate partners and allies to end domestic violence and  achieve gender equity. He is presently the Director of the Faith and Community Based  Youth Violence Prevention Initiative at Futures Without Violence. Previously, he served as  Director of the National Latin@ Network at Casa de Esperanza and as a Sexual Assault  Prevention Specialist at Harvard University. 

Juan Carlos was the lead developer of Futures Without Violence’s Fathering After Violence Initiative and Casa de Esperanza’s Campaign Te Invito. He is co-author of various articles,  curricula and educational tools for men, including Working With Fathers in Batterer Intervention  Programs (Oxford University Press) and Fathering After Violence: Enhancing safety for women and  children post separation (FWV). He is a founding member of the United Nations Network of  Men Leaders to combat violence against women created by former Secretary General Ban  Ki-moon. 

Mr. Areán has served as an expert in many media outlets, including CNN, MSNBC, NPR,  the Huffington Post, CNN en Español, Univision and Telemundo. He is an active trainer and facilitator, who has led hundreds of workshops and presentations throughout the United  States, the Americas and the Caribbean, as well as in Europe, Asia, the US Congress and the  United Nations in New York and Geneva. 

A person of many interests, he has a Masters degree in music composition and is an  ordained interfaith interspiritual minister. 

At Large/National Resource

Jeremy Nevilles-Sorell
Jeremy NeVilles-Sorell has worked in the field of domestic violence since 1994 on issues affecting children who have experienced domestic violence, supervised visitation, batterer’s intervention, and providing training and education. He worked for four years coordinating the Duluth Family Visitation Center serving families with a history of domestic violence and dealing with visits and exchanges of children between parents. Jeremy also worked for four years as the Children’s Program Coordinator at Women’s Transitional Housing Coalition in Duluth, Minnesota, providing activities and groups for children who have witnessed violence. He joined the staff of Mending the Sacred Hoop Technical Assistance Project in 1998, a national program to assist American Indian Tribes and Alaskan Native Villages to develop responses to violence against Indian women through training and technical assistance. He has held various titles with Mending the Sacred Hoop from team leader, program coordinator, co-director, and is currently the Training and Resources Director. He was faculty for the IHS-ACF Health Domestic Violence Project for its duration: 2002-2009. This project worked with more than 100 Indian, Tribal and Urban health care facilities as well as domestic violence (DV) advocacy programs across the United States to improve the health care responses to domestic violence. From 2017 – 2019 he served on the Men of Color as Crime Victims Expert Working Group for the OVC National Resource Center for Reaching Victims. In 2015 he began working with Wica Agli and in March of 2019 assumed the position of Director of the National Native Coalition of Men’s Programs. He has conducted groups with teenage boys and girls on domestic violence, facilitated groups for Native men who have battered, been an advocate for male victims, developed curricula for engaging men in violence prevention, and organized community education events. Jeremy has been a speaker and consultant for many national, state, and local programs on youth issues, community education, working with men, and worked on public policy reform. He remains involved with community groups and local educational efforts to raise awareness engage and promote non-violent lifestyles for men.

At Large/National Resource

Beth Meeks
Beth Meeks is currently the Director of Capacity Technical Assistance at NNEDV. She has more than 30 years of experience in the field of gender based violence. Prior to her role at NNEDV she served as the Executive Director of the Louisiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence for 7 years and also served for 13 years as the Executive Director of a local dual program in Ohio. She spent more than a decade working in BIP programming and has served as a trial consultant and expert witness in multiple homicide cases. Beth has a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work and a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice – Forensic Psychology.

At Large/National Resource

Rebecca Thomforde Hauser

Rebecca Thomforde Hauser (she/her) is the Director of Community Accountability and Engagement for Gender and Family Justice Programs at the Center for Court Innovation in New York, NY. Working from a perspective of social justice and grounded in collaboration, Rebecca engages communities to identify internal strengths and challenges in their efforts to address domestic and sexual violence, provides on-going support in those efforts, including training to judges, court and community stakeholders on a variety of domestic violence issues including: evidence-based best practice; community engagement, intervention and engagement for persons who cause harm through IPV, and survivor safety and autonomy. For five years, Rebecca was the Domestic Violence Accountability Coordinator for the state of Vermont, overseeing the certification process of domestic violence accountability programs, providing training and technical assistance to programs in collaboration with the Vermont Network Against Domestic and Sexual Violence and the Vermont Council on Domestic Violence. Before coming to the Center, she was a Victim Witness Advocate at the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office in Boston and an intern at Safe Havens: The Interfaith Partnership Against Domestic Violence. Rebecca lives in Vermont with her husband, two children, cats and a dog. She spends her free time running through the beautiful Green Mountains thinking about how to make the world a place where all people thrive.

At Large/National Resource

Debby Tucker
http://www.ncdsv.org/ncd_staff.html Deborah D. Tucker, MPA, President, NCDSV Board of Directors E-mail Debby at dtucker@ncdsv.org. Debby served as Executive Director of the National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence (NCDSV), a position she held from the organization’s beginning in 1998, until February 2015. After accepting the position of Domestic Violence Specialist at Child Protective Services, Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, NCDSV’s Board of Directors elected her to the Board and the office of President.

Debby has been dedicated to ending violence against women since becoming a volunteer with the first rape crisis center in Texas in 1974. She was Assistant Director of the Austin Rape Crisis Center, then co-founded and served as Executive Director of the Austin Center for Battered Women from 1977 until 1982. (In 1997, ARCC and ACBW combined into SafePlace.)

In 1982, Debby became the first Executive Director of the Texas Council on Family Violence, a position she held until 1996. She assisted communities in Texas to establish shelters, other services for battered women and initiate battering intervention programs. She represented battered women and member agencies to the Texas Legislature. In this role, she promoted laws and policies to improve the criminal justice and health and human service systems’ responses to domestic violence. Under her leadership, the Texas Council grew to be one of the largest coalitions in the country with over 50 staff providing training and technical assistance, public education and advocacy. In February 1996, the Texas Council opened the National Domestic Violence Hotline (1-800-799-SAFE and 1-800-787-3224 TTY), a 24/7 service for the U.S. and territories.

In August 1996, Debby joined Sarah M. Buel, JD, in opening Tucker, Buel and Associates, a consulting firm offering customized consultation and training to end violence against women. In May 1998, Sarah and Debby co-founded the National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence to sponsor conferences and provide customized training and consultation nationwide. The National Center received funding from the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice to collaborate on the development of curriculum and trainings with the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, the National Sheriffs’ Association and the National Center for Rural Law Enforcement. The National Center has an award-winning website, initially funded by Altria, that provides direct access to information for local, state and national professionals and volunteers.

The National Center collaborated with the Avon Foundation for Women to produce educational materials for the Speak Out Against Domestic Violence Campaign and works with many individuals and organizations to address violence in the military community. The National Center consults with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on DELTA (Domestic Violence Prevention Enhancements and Leadership Through Alliances), a program involving 14 state coalitions to advance the prevention of domestic violence. NCDSV consulted from 2007-2011 with the CDC Foundation on the Robert Wood Johnson-funded DELTA PREP program preparing 19 additional state coalitions to initiate in DELTA and initiate evidence-based prevention strategies in their states.

Debby has extensive experience on the national level. She served as Co-Chair of the U.S. Department of Defense Task Force on Domestic Violence from 2000-2003. She served as founding Chair of the National Network to End Domestic Violence during its leadership in the passage of the Violence Against Women Act in 1994. She is a member of the Advisory Committee for the Corporate Alliance to End Partner Violence, the Board of Advisors for WomensLaw.org. She co-chairs the National Alliance to End Domestic Abuse with Toby Myers, NCDSV’s Vice President, and they serve on the National Leadership Council of Jewish Women International.

In Texas, she served as Treasurer for Texans Against Gun Violence and she chairs the Master of Public Administration Advisory Committee for Texas State University. In 2012, the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration presented Debby with the Alfred M. Zuck Public Courage Award. In April 2014, the College of Liberal Arts at Texas State University presented her with a Distinguished Alumna Award (video). In May 2014, Debby was inducted (video) into the Texas Women’s Hall of Fame. See photo.

Doris Buffet awarded Debby with The Sunshine Lady Award in 2008. She received the National Network to End Domestic Violence’s Standing in the Light of Justice Award in 2005 and the Marshall’s and Futures Without Violence’s Domestic Violence Peace Prize in recognition of her national leadership. She has also been honored by the National Association of Social Workers. In July 2003, along with Fernando Laguarda, Debby was recognized on the NASDAQ sign in Times Square by Lifetime TV. She received the YWCA’s Outstanding Achievement Award and the Texas Council on Family Violence established the Deborah D. Tucker Staff Achievement Award, of which she was the first recipient. In addition, the National District Attorneys Association honored her with their Stephen L. Von Riesen Lecturer of Merit Award.

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