2018 Presenters

Apryl Alexander

Dr. Apryl Alexander is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Graduate School of Professional Psychology at the University of Denver. She received her Psy.D. in clinical psychology from the ...
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Ashley Arens

Ashley Arens joined RMvlc in November 2014. Ashley obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from East Carolina University in 2009 and her MSW and Master of Science in ...
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Casey Beyer

Casey earned her degree in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, which has given her the tools to challenge oppressive structures of power and privilege. Prior to moving to Denver, ...
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Cheryl Bowdridge

Cheryl began prevention work in August of 2014. In three years Cheryl has grown fourteen class presentations a year, a support group and Girls on The Run program to presenting ...
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Michelle Bryan

Michelle Bryan is an Outreach Advocate for Family Tree's Domestic Violence Outreach Program. In this role, Michelle coordinates and facilitates healthy relationship workshops for youth. Additionally, Michelle provides direct ...
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Jackie Cash

Jackie Cash has been managing the Colorado ACP since the program laws passed in 2007. She has presented locally and nationally on the topic of confidential address programs, and is ...
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Nanette Chezum

Nanette is a survivor of a verbally and psychologically abusive relationship. She uses her voice to educate about the early warning signs that indicate a relationship is heading down an ...
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Lindsay Christopher

Lindsay Christopher has been working in the domestic violence field since 2011. She obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2011 with ...
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Consuelo Contreras

Consuelo Contreras is a Bilingual Victim Advocate/Hotline Coordinator for Tu Casa, Inc. of Alamosa, Colorado. Consuelo completed her Bachelor of Arts degree at Adams State University in Sociology with ...
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Heidi Dobbins

Heidi Dobbins is Project Safeguard’s Legal Advocacy Coordinator and serves in a supportive role to the Legal Advocates within the organization. Prior to her position as Legal Advocacy Coordinator, ...
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Jenn Doe

Jenn Doe began her career in victim services as a campus advocate and Violence Prevention Education Coordinator. She later worked as the Outreach Coordinator for a community based domestic violence ...
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Maura Doherty Demko

Maura Doherty Demko holds 19 years of experience in human services to include working as Executive Director for the Sexual Assault Services Organization, an Emergency Services Therapist and Team Lead ...
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Brooke Ely-Milen

Brooke Ely-Milen is the Director of the Domestic Violence Program at the Colorado Department of Human Services, where she has worked since 2006. Prior to joining DVP, Brooke worked ...
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Jolene Engelking

Jolene Engelking has been with SVJI@MNCASA since 2016, providing technical assistance around systems response to sexual assault. She has a deep love of advocacy and working to end sexual ...
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Jennifer Eyl

Jennifer Eyl is an Attorney and Licensed Professional Counselor who has worked in the fields of domestic and sexual violence since 1994. Jennifer is the Director of the Domestic Violence ...
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Alyssa Fieseler

Alyssa Fieseler, LSW is a therapist at the Crisis Center, a non-profit agency serving survivors and child witnesses of domestic violence in Castle Rock, Colorado. Alyssa specializes in work ...
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Alexis Freet

Alexis Freet is Project Safeguard’s Legal Director. Alexis oversees Project Safeguard’s Lawyers for Victims Program and provides technical assistance to the four Lawyers for Victims expansion sites statewide. ...
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Melissa Haenchen

Melissa Haenchen is Manager of Outreach & Community Engagement with WINGS. Melissa holds a Bachelors degree in Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies from the University of Kansas, and has been ...
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Avi Haimowitz

Avi Haimowitz has been with Deaf Overcoming Violence through Empowerment (DOVE) since early 2011, starting out as Outreach Coordinator and currently serving in the role of Program Director. She supervises ...
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Jessica Higgins

After graduating from Colorado College with a Bachelor's Degree in English Literature, Jessica worked as the communications coordinator with Colorado Youth Matter, a comprehensive sex ed organization. Along with ...
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Kazi Houston, MSW, JD

Kazi Houston, MSW, JD is the Program Manager for the Legal Information Network of Colorado. LINC is a federally-funded project housed at Rocky Mountain Victim Law Center that is ...
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Claudia Hurtado-Myers

Claudia Hurtado-Myers, has extensive experience and passion for working with survivors. In addition to being an attorney, Claudia has volunteered hundreds of hours helping survivors with legal and immigration ...
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Lisa Ingarfield

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Ruthie Kolb

Ruthie Kolb has a background in reproductive health and education across the lifespan. She has been a high school math teacher, a postpartum coach, a curriculum evaluation project manager, a ...
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Tammy Kuennen

Tammy Kuennen is a tenured professor at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. Before joining DU in 2004, she was a Women’s Law and Public Policy Fellow ...
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Jose Juan Lara Jr

Jose Juan Lara, Jr., MS, has been involved in the movement against gender violence since 1999 in Texas and has facilitated workshops at national, state, and local conferences on crisis ...
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Victoria Lutz, JD

From 2004 to 2012 Vicki was the executive director of Crossroads Safehouse, and during the decade prior to 2004 she held the same title at New York’s Pace Women’...
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Pamela Maass

Starting in law school Pamela advocated on behalf of victims of violent crime as a law clerk for the Denver DA. After graduating, Pamela served as a Felony Deputy District ...
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Jennifer McCoy-Hanna

Jennifer McCoy-Hanna is a Victim Advocate at Tu Casa, but had been a hotline volunteer since 2015. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology with an emphasis in ...
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Christie McElhinney

Christie McElhinney, MPA, is principal and founder of Third Sector Communication Strategies, a consulting firm that works exclusively with nonprofits, foundations and organizations committed to the common good. With 20+ ...
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Shannon Meyer

Ms. Meyer has over 20 years of experience working with nonprofits, primarily in the field of land conservation. She has advised staff and boards on all manner of organizational development ...
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Amy Miller

Amy Miller is the CCADV Public Policy Director. Since 2008, Amy has passed 9 domestic violence bills and influenced hundreds of state and federal domestic violence related pieces of legislation. ...
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Kimberly Moore

Kimberly Moore is a Prevention Professional with the Douglas County School District. She is a part of TEAM U.P. (Universal Prevention). The team consists of seven members that provide ...
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Kimberly Parker

Kimberly Parker is the Housing Victim Advocate at The Alliance in Salida, Colorado and is developing the new housing program for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. She has ...
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Cassie Potts

Cassie Potts received her Bachelors in Human Services and Criminal Justice in 2002 and her Masters in Community Counseling in 2006. She is Licensed in the state of Colorado. Trainings ...
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Katie Pribyl Dobbins

Katie Pribyl Dobbins has worked on the Training and Community Education Team as the Volunteer Coordinator at SPAN for the last 5 years and has worked in Boulder County non ...
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Sarah Reimers Summers

Sarah is the Statewide Civil Legal Services Coordinator at Rocky Mountain Victim Law Center where she coordinates a project working to increase access to civil legal services for crime victims. ...
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Kim Reynolds

Kim Reynolds has been with the Address Confidentiality Program (ACP) since June of 2010. She participates in two National Association of Confidential Address Programs (NACAP) committees and sits on the ...
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Erin Shannon

Erin Shannon, MA is an Art Therapist and Social Justice Counselor working with children, youth, and families at Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Nonviolence (SPAN) in Boulder. Erin’s work blends ...
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Raana Simmons

Raana joined CCASA in 2015 as the Director of Policy, bringing with her the collective experience of a prevention educator, community organizer, awareness campaign director, and advocate in the field ...
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Darla Stuart

Darla Stuart, Executive Director, has been involved with The Arc for more than 25 years. Darla’s tenure at The Arc of Aurora includes leading local, state, regional, and national ...
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Tracey Tatro Swindle

Tracey Tatro Swindle is a survivor of Domestic Violence, ER Nurse, and a Sex Assault Forensic Nurse Examiner and part of CCADV's Survivor Caucus. Tracey has worked closely with ...
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Emily Tofte Nestaval

Emily Tofte Nestaval began her career as a domestic violence hotline advocate in 2001. Since then, she has been dedicated to supporting survivors and making the legal system more accessible ...
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Olga Trujillo

Olga Trujillo, JD is an attorney, speaker, author and survivor. Her experience over the past 27 years has been as a private attorney, an attorney for the U.S. Department ...
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Jalice Vigil

Jalice Vigil is a Probation Analyst with the Division of Probation Services at the Colorado Judicial Department, State Court Administrator’s Office. Jalice has been with Judicial for 18 years. ...
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Amy Warden

Amy Warden is an Outreach Advocate for Family Tree’s Domestic Violence Outreach Program. In this role, Amy facilitates healthy relationship workshops for youth and provides domestic violence consultation for ...
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Angel Weant

Angel has worked in the criminal justice system for 18 years. She began her career with the Colorado Judicial Branch in the 1st Judicial District, Jefferson County Colorado, where she ...
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Ashley Wilson

Ashley Wilson, has worked in a variety of crisis setting including children's hospitals, DHS, and currently as the in house program evaluation coordinator at Rise Above Violence. Ashley has ...
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