2019 Presenters

Jessica Naberhaus is a supervisor in Adult Protective Services, Denver Human Services. She has over a decade of experience investigating allegations of mistreatment o fat-risk adults, service as guardian ...
Read More

Katie Abeyta

Coming Soon...
Read More

Chelsea Baldwin

With 8 years of direct service work at residential and non-residential domestic violence organizations, 5 years as a contract administrator with the State of Colorado and 1 year as ...
Read More

Sirikit Benja-Athonsirikul

Sirikit began her career as an attorney for the child at The Suffolk County Legal Aid Society. In 2014, Sirikit joined a medical legal partnership at the New York Legal ...
Read More

Darlene Brace

Darlene is an advocate and survivor of IPV and sexual assault. She is passionate about sharing knowledge and having tough conversations. She is almost finished with her Certified Sex Addiciton ...
Read More

Lindsey Breslin

Lindsey Breslin is the Hotline Supervisor for Moving to End Sexual Assault (MESA). Her career as a social worker spans over 23 years working on various social justice issues through ...
Read More

Megan Burch

Megan Burch, LSW, is a therapist in private practice, Joy Creek Counseling. Megan focuses on trauma recovery with survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. In addition, Megan partners with ...
Read More

Jolene Cardenas

Jolene joined CCASA in April 2018. She moved to Colorado in 2014. Most recently she held the position of Communications Manager at the Colorado Organization for Latina Opportunity and Reproductive ...
Read More

Lindsay Christopher

Lindsay Christopher is the Housing Program Manager at Violence Free Colorado. Lindsay moved to Colorado in 2007 to pursue her education at the University of Colorado at Boulder. She has ...
Read More

Hannah Colter

Hannah Colter has worked as a DV Consultant for Jefferson County for two years. She has built relationships with caseworkers and the Survivors they work with, trained over 100 county ...
Read More

Sharon Daugherty

Sharon Daugherty, MS, has always been an outspoken survivor. She founded Innermotion, the nation's first sexual assault dance theatre company in 1990. She is now the Sexual Assault Outreach ...
Read More

Sarah Deer

Sarah Deer (a 2014 MacArthur Fellow) is a citizen of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation. Currently, a professor at the University of Kansas, Deer is also the Chief Justice for the ...
Read More

Sarah Dobson

Sarah Dobson is a peace educator who has been working with youth and adults in the US and Central America for the past 12 years. She earned her B.A. ...
Read More

Jenn Doe

Jenn Doe began her career as a campus advocate and violence prevention educator. She later worked for a community based domestic violence shelter, where she provided education to high school ...
Read More

John Doe

Second co presenter bio...
Read More

Jane Doe

And the third copresenter biography...
Read More

Brooke Ely-Milen

Brooke Ely-Milen is the Director of the Domestic Violence Program (DVP) at the Colorado Department of Human Services. Brooke has worked on behalf of survivors of domestic violence for ...
Read More

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 ...
Read More

Leah Green

Leah is originally from Eastern Iowa and earned a bachelor’s degree in Women’s Studies and Studio Art from Cornell College. She has been involved in the anti-violence ...
Read More

Abby Hansen

Abby Hansen, MSW, LCSW currently serves as the Director of Counseling & Advocacy Services with SafeHouse Denver. Prior to becoming the Director, Abby worked as a Domestic Violence Advocate at SafeHouse ...
Read More

Elissa Hardy

Elissa Hardy, LCSW is the Community Resource Manager at the Denver Public Library. This department consists of three other social workers and six peer navigators. The team supports and builds ...
Read More

Sequoya Hayes

Sequoya’s pronouns are she/her. She is a Licensed Social Worker (LSW). Her professional experience spans more than 18 years of clinical and community social work practice. As an ...
Read More

Brenda Herrera Moreno

During her time at Hampshire, Brenda gained the skills and knowledge to navigate how systems silence and delineate marginalize communities. Her passion to create transformative spaces for individuals led to ...
Read More

Sarab Khalsa

Sarab Khalsa joined Sexual Assault Services Organization in 2015 as an advocate on the crisis hotline. Through this experience she gained a further interest and passion for working with survivors. ...
Read More

Kelsey Lansing

Kelsey Lansing joined SASO as a hotline and prevention education volunteer in 2015. She is a member of the Navajo tribe from the Near the Water clan and is born ...
Read More

Renee Lopez

I am the Bilingual Advocate/Latina Outreach Coordinator for Domestic Safety Resource Center in Lamar, Colorado for the past 3 years. I am part of the Colorado Latina Leadership Network ...
Read More

Tsunemi Maehara Rooney

Tsunemi Maehara Rooney, M.A. Licensed Professional Counselor with a Maters in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology from Naropa University. She has been the Outreach Counseling Program Director at Safehouse Progressive Alliance ...
Read More

Tracy Malone

Tracy Malone is a social media influencer and she has done marketing for businesses for over 24 years. Embracing social media from the beginning, and building her own following to ...
Read More

Kit Maloney

For the last two decades Kit’s been an activist, academic, and entrepreneur committed to channeling her passion for gender equity into a celebration of women’s sexual pleasure for ...
Read More

Alicia Montero

A published poet, Alicia holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Notre Dame and an MFA from the University of Colorado at Boulder. She currently serves as a ...
Read More

Amber Mott

Amber Mott is from Laurel, Mississippi. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and working toward her Master's Degree in Social Work at the University of Southern Mississippi. ...
Read More

Rebecca Nickels

Rebecca Nickels, MSW is the principal for RPN Strategies where she helps nonprofits be their best. Her consulting focuses on interim executive leadership, strategic planning, board governance, equity, and executive ...
Read More

Ana Paula Noguez Mercado

Ana Paula joined API-GBV in Feb 2018. She is responsible for coordinating, designing and facilitating trainings, as well as providing technical assistance on language access for domestic violence and ...
Read More

Margaret Ochoa

Margaret Ochoa, J.D., is the Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Specialist for the School Safety Resource Center. In that role, she provides resources for school personnel, students, and their communities ...
Read More

Nancy Olson

Nancy Olson joined Project Safeguard as Executive Director in 2013, bringing two decades of experience in advocating for women's health and well-being including work in domestic violence, breast ...
Read More

Erin Shannon

Sophie is a trilingual psychotherapist (English, French, and Spanish) at Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Nonviolence (SPAN) and works with survivors of domestic violence. She also facilitates DV101 trainings and various ...
Read More

Rita Sneider-Cotter

Rita Sneider-Cotter is the SART Coordinator and community advocate for sexual assault survivors in the beautiful Florida Keys. As the SART Coordinator Rita has pulled together members from a ...
Read More

Casey Swegman

Casey Swegman is a nationally recognized expert on the issue of forced marriage in the United States. As Forced Marriage Initiative Project Manager Ms. Swegman provides national technical assistance and ...
Read More

Virginia  Vassar Aggrey

Virginia Vassar Aggrey began working as an Activities Leader for the New Americans Project after moving to Denver from Washington, DC in 2014. She led programming at six different branches ...
Read More

Ruby Jo Walker

Having worked in the trauma field for over 30 years, Ruby Jo Walker, LCSW, is an expert in interpersonal neurobiology, with specialization in the neurobiology of trauma, resiliency, and post-...
Read More

David Walts

David is a 30 year police veteran at Broomfield Police Department in Colorado. During his years with Broomfield, he has served in Patrol, Investigations, Special Operations, Administration and Detention. Presently, ...
Read More

Julia White

Julia White is an attorney with Rocky Mountain Victim Law Center who has also worked as a prosecutor and in civil litigation....
Read More

Marci Whitman

Co presenter biography...
Read More