National Network of Abuse Intervention Program Organizational Structure

Organizational Structure

Executive Officers
Executive Chair: David Garvin
Executive Vice Chair: Jameelah Brown Ferrell

The Chair and Vice Chair would define Network membership expectations and establish a tracking system to ensure members meet them, as well as identify and assist with liaison recruitment, engagement or transition is necessary.

Steering Committee
Steering Committee members include Committee Chairs and Advisors. Steering Committee members are separate from the BIP and the State/US Territory/Tribal DV Coalition Representatives.

The expectations of the Steering Committee Members include:
1. Attend and participate in the majority of the monthly National meetings and the quarterly Steering Committee meetings.
2. Assist the Network to maintain a national level focus.
3. Inform the agenda of the Network.
4. Support the efficient operation of Network meetings.
5. Establish the agenda of their assigned Committee.
6. Coordinate with the members and support task progress for their assigned Committee.
7. Submit quarterly progress reports for their assigned Committee to the National Network
8. Track membership participation in their assigned Committee
9. Recruit participants of the National Battering Intervention & Prevention Network

State/US Territory/Tribal Liaison
Each State, US Territory and Tribe will have 1 BIP liaison and 1 Survivor Service liaison preferably from the State/US Territory/Tribal DV Coalition. There may be multiple attendees from each state. However, the organizational structure will be limited to 2 formal voting liaisons. It is expected that intentional efforts will be made to include those from historically under-represented and under-served populations.

The expectations for the representatives include:
1. The BIP liaison must attend and participate in the majority of the monthly meetings.
2. The BIP liaison is expected to know and be able to describe the issues affecting the BIPs in the state.
3. The BIP liaison is expected to liaise and coordinate with the BIPs in the state.
4. The BIP liaison is expected to communicate with the State DV Coalition.
5. Active participation in one NBIPN committee.

General Participants
The National Battering Intervention & Prevention Network operates with a spirit of inclusivity and transparency. Anyone who is interested in supporting its mission, vision and goals is welcome to attend the National Meetings. Those General Participants who attend will not be voting members but are considered general participants in the Network. General Participants are encouraged to participate in the committee of their choice.

Committees have been identified to carry out the tasks needed to sustain the growth of the Network, meet the needs and interests of membership and to further the mission. Each committee will be made up of volunteers from both within and beyond the General Membership.

Committee work will be led by an assigned Advisor, a Chair, a Vice-Chair, and an Administrative Coordinator.
● Chairs are members of the Steering Committee who have demonstrated experience in the focus area of the committee and facilitation skills to keep the membership focused. They are expected to set the agendas for meetings, lead the facilitation of meetings, and manage the advancement of committee tasks.
● Vice-Chairs are members of the General Membership who are identified as having the ability to support the efforts of the Chair as well as the capacity to step in for the Chair in their absence.
● Administrative Coordinators are individuals from the General Membership who provide administrative support to the Chair and Vice-Chair by recording and distributing meeting notes, collecting and sharing materials among group members, and maintaining group attendance. Ideally, this position is held by a member who has an interest in becoming an emerging leader in the area of focus of the committee.
● Advisors are members of the Steering Committee who have demonstrated professional expertise in the focus area of the committee. They are expected to attend meetings, share their experience and provide consultation to the Chair and Vice-Chair in setting the vision and agenda for the Committee.


Representation Committee
Engages providers and programs that serve under-represented populations: LGBTQIA+, rural, etc.
Chair: Rod Kaskalla
Vice-Chair: Sara Paris
Administrative Coordinator
: Molly McCambridge
Advisors: TBD

Training Committee
Develops training and technical assistance events, tools, and a resource library for providers.
Chair: Chris Huffine
Vice-Chair: Kevin Tarrance
Administrative Coordinator: Andrea Cary-Grant
Advisors: Johnnie Trujillo

Program Administration Committee
Supports programs with tools for policy development, staffing, and funding.
Chair: Dorthy Stucky Halley
Vice-Chair: Juli Harpell-Elam
Administrative Coordinator: Eva Lessinger & Tessa Mosher
Advisors: Lisa Nitsch & Pa Vang

Strategic Development Committee
Identifies opportunities to strengthen the representation of, access to, and investment in quality intervention programming.
Chair: Paul Bellman-Boyer
Vice-Chair: TBD
Administrative Coordinator: TBD
Advisors: Debby Tucker & Alyce LaViolette

Research Committee
Research Committee is responsible for leading, interpreting, and disseminating research findings and supporting their implementation in practice.
Chair: Rich Tolman
Vice-Chair: Brandy Dailey
Administrative Coordinator: Erin Wilkins
Advisors: Etiony Aldarondo & Oliver Williams

Communications Committee
Communications Committee represents the National Battering Intervention Network to a variety of audiences through a multimedia strategy.
Chair: Jeffrie Cape
Vice-Chair: TBD
Administrative Coordinator: TBD
Advisors: Pam Wiseman & Johnny Rice, II

Women Who Use Force Committee
The Women Who Use Force Committee furthers the Network’s interest in the growth of learning and support in the area of work with women who use force in their intimate relationships.
Chair: Melissa Scaia & Juanita Jones
Vice-Chair: TBD
Administrative Coordinator: Faye Kihne
Advisors: Lisa Young Larance