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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 ...
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Katie Abeyta

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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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Angie Lorena Alvarado Caro

Angie Lorena Alvarado Caro nació y creció en el complejo y mágico país de Colombia. Es magíster en Psicoterapia Contemplativa y Psicología Budista de Naropa University. ...
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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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Karina Arreola

Karina Arreola, Esq., is among Colorado’s leading practitioners in the field of humanitarian immigration visas. Since starting at Colorado Legal Services in 2009, she has represented hundreds of survivors ...
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Erin Atencio

Erin Atencio is the Physical and Mental Health Program Manager at The Gathering Place where she has been for four years. Previously she worked in behavioral health settings primarily serving ...
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Melody Baker

Melody Baker is a member of the Mandan, Hidatsa, Arikara (MHA) Nation in Fort Berthold North Dakota. She belongs to the Wide Ridge (Itisuku) clan and is a child of ...
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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 ...
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Casey Ballinger

Casey Ballinger has been employed in the victim services field since 2014. Her experience ranges from legal advocacy for survivors of domestic violence to providing direct services in emergency shelter ...
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Diego Barrera

Diego Barrera is an activist and organizer from Northwest Arkansas. He co-founded inTRANSitive, a grassroots organization addressing the issues affecting Trans people in Northwest Arkansas. Diego has over four ...
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Morgan Baskall

Patricia Medige, Esq., has represented low wage workers and crime victims at Colorado nonprofits since 1995. She co-founded and is President of the Board of Directors of the Rocky ...
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Madisson Bednark

Emma Martin serves as the Program Director at The Initiative. Ms. Martin graduated with a degree in Feminist and Gender Studies from Colorado College, where she worked to interrogate the ...
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Arriana Belkin

Arriana Salma Belkin currently serves as the Public Affairs Manager at Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains (PPRM), where she works to engage others in the political and advocacy process ...
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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 ...
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Sarah Berg

Sarah J. Berg is the Deputy Title IX Coordinator of Prevention at the University of Colorado Denver. Formerly she worked as the Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator and then Director at ...
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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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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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Monica Bies

Monica Bies is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 20+ years of experience working in Boston, MA and now Denver, CO in partnership with public school systems. In her role ...
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Nicole Bishop

Nicole Bishop, MS, is an administrator, a visionary, & a systems expert who is passionate about making a difference. She has worked in the public sector for almost 25 years in ...
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Fawn Bolak

Fawn Bolak is the Reproductive Rights Content Director for ProgressNow Colorado, where co-founded the Keep Abortion Safe project and develops content and messaging around reproductive rights issues, working closely ...
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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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SherryLynn Boyles

Ms. Boyles currently serves as Executive Director of TESSA. Her background includes serving as Executive Director of the Texas Association Against Sexual Assault as well as a consultant for the ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Curt & Christie Brungardt

Drs. Curt and Christie Brungardt are best known as social entrepreneurs who have worked tirelessly to address issues of injustice and inequality. Between them, they have 47 years of experience ...
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Mozhdeh Bruss

Mozhdeh Bruss has a Ph.D. in Evaluation, Measurement and Research, M.P.H. in Nutrition and is a registered dietitian with more than 30 years of experience in areas ...
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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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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 ...
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Regan Byrd

Regan Byrd is an award-winning anti-oppression activist, speaker, and trainer. She has trained dozens of organizations on anti-oppression, including the Colorado Democratic Party, Denver Public Schools, and ...
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Anne Byrne

Anne Byrne is the founder of The Blue Bench (RAAP) and played a significant role in the creation of the Colorado Coalition Against Sexual Assault. Byrne served as the CEO ...
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Katie Campbell

Katie Campbell has worked in the nonprofit sector for 8-plus years and has held various positions ranging from front line service to management roles. Her previous experience includes working ...
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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 ...
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Giugi Carminati

Maria-Vittoria "Giugi" Carminati is a trauma-informed attorney, a women's advocate, and a registered psychotherapist. She founded The Woman's Lawyer, a trauma-informed law firm focused on ...
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Maria-Vittoria Carminati

Maria-Vittoria "Giugi" Carminati is a trauma-informed attorney, a women's advocate, and a registered psychotherapist. She founded The Woman's Lawyer, a trauma-informed law firm focused on ...
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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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Lisa Cesario

Lisa Cesario joined the SungateKids team in 2006, and brings with her a wealth of experience and knowledge. Lisa has experience working with children who have been victims of neglect, ...
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Nancy Chavez-Porter

Nancy Chávez-Porter emigrated from Lima Peru in 2004. Nancy began her activist career at SPAN around 12 years ago; she started as the Administrative Assistant and a year ...
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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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Nanette Chezum

A survivor of a verbally and psychologically abusive relationship with a law enforcement officer, Nanette’s passion is educating the public about intimate partner abuse via her personal story. Additionally, ...
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Marnie Christensen

Marnie Christensen spent 27 years as a police officer with Fort Collins Police. During this time she was appointed to Colorado's Domestic Violence Offender Management Board and became a ...
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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 ...
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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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Beth Collins

Beth Collins works as the Domestic Violence Program Specialist at the Colorado Department of Human Services. Prior to joining DVP, Beth worked providing training and technical assistance to advocates, and ...
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Shannon Collins

Shannon Collins is the Campus Training and Technical Assistance Program Manager at the Center on Domestic Violence at the University of Colorado Denver. In this capacity, she provides training and ...
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Abbey Collins, MPH

Abbey Collins is the program coordinator for the SART Peers program in Weld County, CO. Abbey is an employee of the Sexual Assault Victim Advocate (SAVA) Center. She earned her ...
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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 ...
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Bridgett Comer

Bridgett is the Owner and Lead Trainer of Rocky Mountain Self Defense in Littleton, Colorado. Bridgett fell in love with Krav Maga in 2012 while training at the Academy of ...
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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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Alex Cook

Alexandra attended Drake University in Des Moines, IA graduating with a Bachelor’s in English Literature. After graduation, Alexandra lived in Spain working as an English tutor, moving back to ...
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Juston Cooper, M.P.A.

Juston Cooper is a native of Denver Colorado graduating from Denver public schools in 1996, he holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Marketing from Metropolitan State University and ...
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Daniel Crampton

Dr. Daniel J. Crampton is a Psychologist and has served as a Paramedic with the Ute Pass Regional Ambulance District for over 25 years. He is the COO and founder ...
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Lori Cuno

Lori is a Colorado native and is a devoted outdoor fan. She is very close to her family and together they enjoy camping and winter sports. Lori was born with ...
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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 ...
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Shannon Day

Shannon Day is the Training & Technical Assistance Manager with CCADV. She brings life experience from direct sales, public speaking, owning a business, co-founding and managing a non-profit, ...
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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 ...
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Michelle Dixon-Wall

Michelle Dixon-Wall works with the Resource Sharing Project at the Washington Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs. In her role, she supports 18 Sexual Assault Coalitions from the Dakotas to ...
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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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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. ...
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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 ...
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Jenn Doe

Jenn Doe has over 5 years of experience working in the violence prevention field. She has coordinated peer education programs at the high school and college levels and provides training ...
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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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John Doe

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Jane Doe

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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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Millie Duran

Casa Milagro Youth Solutions presents short inter-active theater performances on teen dating violence, males disrespecting females, bullying and gang intervention to our youth. The performances present the opportunity for ...
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Michael Eidelson

Alejo joined Rocky Mountain Victim Law Center in September of 2018 as an Intake Specialist and is bilingual English-Spanish speaking. He obtained his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from ...
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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 ...
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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 been working in the fields of domestic and sexual violence since 1994. She currently directs the Domestic Violence Program ...
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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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Jennifer Eyl

Jennifer Eyl is an attorney and licensed professional counselor who has been working in the fields of domestic and sexual violence since 1994. She currently directs the Domestic Violence Program ...
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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 Legal Director for Project Safeguard. ...
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Danielle Fagan

Deb Witzel, M.A., comes to 20th JD Probation with an extensive history. She has been a restorative justice practitioner, trainer and consultant since 2004, facilitating hundreds of successful restorative ...
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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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Brie Franklin

Brie Franklin is the Executive Director at CCASA. She has over 16 years of experience in the sexual assault and domestic violence fields providing direct services as well as program ...
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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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Sabrina Fritts

Sabrina Fritts is a sexual and domestic violence advocate, as well as a certified Block Therapy Instructor, and brings her practical Human Resources experience, holistic knowledge, and playful healing ability ...
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Stevi Gray

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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 ...
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Graham Hackett

Graham Hackett is the Social Change Program Manager for Advocates of Routt County. He is a veteran educator, program coordinator, and public speaker who’s worked for over two decades ...
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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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Karen Hampanda

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Karen Hampanda

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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Anne Hellstrom

Anne Hellstrom, M.S.Ed., LPC is the Clinical Program Manager at the Crisis Center, a non-profit agency that serves victims of domestic violence. In addition to her role ...
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Erin Henry

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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Nikki Hernandez

Nikki Hernandez has been working with the Colorado ACP since January 2017. She began as the New Participant Liaison and is now the Outreach Coordinator. In her current position, Nikki ...
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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 ...
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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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Kathryn Holland

Kathryn Holland is the financial manager of the Sexual Assault Victim Emergency Payment Program (SAVE) which ensures that medical and anonymous reporting victims of sexual assault are provided payment assistance ...
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Shen Hollcraft

Shen Hollcraft is a graduate of Naropa University, holding an MA in Mental Health Counseling. As a student, Shen completed her practicum as a peer mentor with Queer Asterisk and ...
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Veronica Horn

Veronica Horn, Advocacy Program Director. Veronica received her M.A. in Spanish Language and Literature in 2002 and also holds a Diploma in Secondary Education; both degrees were received from ...
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Kazi Houston, MSW, JD

Kazi Houston, MSW, JD, is the Legal Director at Rocky Mountain Victim Law Center (RMvlc) in Denver, Colorado. Kazi obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Seattle University in ...
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Kristiana Huitron

Ms. Huitrón has been advocating for sexual assault and domestic violence survivors for more than 15 years. Working in Rural and urban settings she developed curriculum and supportive programming ...
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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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Sasha Hutchings

Sasha is the Director of the Victim Services Network at the Denver District Attorney’s Office. Sasha has depth of experience working with marginalized communities, including her work as the ...
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Lisa Ingarfield

Lisa joined CCASA in November 2017 as the Project Director/Principal Investigator for the Colorado Forensic Compliance Evaluation Project. She has over 15 years’ experience in sexual assault response and ...
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Lisa Ingarfield

Lisa Ingarfield, PhD, is currently the Sexual Assault Response Program Director for the Office for Victims Program, Division of Criminal Justice, Colorado Department of Public Safety and Adjunct Faculty at ...
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Alejo Irurueta

Alejo joined Rocky Mountain Victim Law Center in September of 2018 as an Intake Specialist and is bilingual English-Spanish speaking. He obtained his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from ...
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Tara Jae

Dr. Tara Jae, MFA, PhD, is the Executive Director of Youth Seen, a community-based organization fostering and empowering the social and emotional well-being of LGBTQI youth and their ...
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Roshan Kalantar

Roshan Kalantar, SPAN Shelter Program Director, has 15+ years’ providing counseling, support and advocacy for survivors of individual and institutional violence. She describes her work “grounded in feminist, Womanist, queer ...
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Teri Karjala

Teri Karjala, owner of the Creative Counseling Center LLC is a Licensed Professional Counselor as well as a Marriage and Family Therapist. Teri’s credentials also include being a Registered ...
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Josh Keehne

Josh grew up in Rural Colorado, then served in the Marine Corps. after high school. He then came back to Colorado to study Sociology, Criminal Justice, and Psychology. Sociology lead ...
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Sophie Keeley

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 ...
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Sophie Keeley

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 ...
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Sophie Keeley

Sophie Keeley is a trilingual psychotherapist (English, French, and Spanish) at Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Nonviolence (SPAN), where she supports survivors of domestic violence primarily from the Latinx community. In ...
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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. ...
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Lindsay Klatt

Lindsay Klatt is a Denver native and graduate of Metropolitan State University. She began her career in non-profit development and then found a passion for victim advocacy working directly ...
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Natasha Koeplin

Ms. Koeplin received her degrees in social work and paralegal studies in 2006. In 2010 she moved to Denver, Colorado where she began working in personal injury civil litigation. Ms. ...
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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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Marianna Kosharovsky

Marianna Kosharovsky is the Executive Director of ALIGHT (Alliance to Lead Impact in Global Human Trafficking), which connects trafficking survivors to critical (and free) legal assistance through innovative technology. With ...
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Cato Kraft

Cato Kraft is the Program Director of Estes Valley Crisis Advocates (EVCA) in Estes Park, Colorado. Cato has dedicated her professional career to being a fierce advocate for creating community-...
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Tammy Kuennen

Tammy Kuennen is a tenured professor at Denver Law. Prior to joining the faculty, she taught for two years in the Domestic Violence Clinic at Georgetown Law, where she earned ...
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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 ...
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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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Chance LeBeau

Chance LeBeau is a Colorado native and the Housing Program Specialist at Violence Free Colorado. With a degree in Chicanx Studies from MSU Denver, Chance believes that all people hold ...
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Lynn Lee

Lynn Lee has successfully completed over 400 Restorative Justice conferences and is currently the Chair of the Pikes Peak Restorative Justice Council. She has been the co-chair for the ...
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Russell Lengel

Lisa Cesario joined the SungateKids team in 2006, and brings with her a wealth of experience and knowledge. Lisa has experience working with children who have been victims of neglect, ...
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Linda Loflin Pettit

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 ...
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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 ...
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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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Alexandra Lynch

Alexandra Lynch has been Development Director for Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Nonviolence (SPAN) since 2009. Among her duties at SPAN, Alexandra manages SPAN’s client database and performs data analysis ...
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Jason Lyons

Commander Jason Lyons has 22 years in law enforcement, the last 6 years with Castle Rock Police Department. Commander Lyons has held assignments in patrol and investigations, as well as ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Emma Martin

Emma Martin serves as the Program Director at The Initiative. Ms. Martin graduated with a degree in Feminist and Gender Studies from Colorado College, where she worked to interrogate the ...
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Virginia McCarver

Virginia McCarver, Ph.D., is a researcher and strategist with Moms Fight Back, a nonprofit organization dedicated in part to providing families resources to combat sexual assault. She is also ...
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Derek McCoy

Derek is former collegiate (University of Colorado - Business Marketing BA) and professional football player who turned his focus to social justice after ending his sports career. After spending 4 years ...
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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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Bernie McFarling

Bernie McFarling serves as the Sexual Assault Prevention & Response Program Manager for Ellsworth AFB, SD. She is the consultant to the installation commander on effective prevention and response strategies that ...
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Patricia Medige

Patricia Medige, Esq., has represented low wage workers and crime victims at Colorado nonprofits since 1995. She co-founded and is President of the Board of Directors of the Rocky ...
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Maria Mendez

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Kim Messina

Kim Messina is the Victim Services Coordinator for the Brighton and Commerce City Police Departments Victim Services Unit, located in the 17th Judicial District, Colorado. Kim has served in the ...
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Shannon Meyer

Shannon Meyer joined Response, an Aspen-based domestic and sexual abuse prevention nonprofit, as Executive Director in November 2017. Prior to that, she spent the last two decades working with ...
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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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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 ...
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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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Agueda Morgan

Anne has previously presented- and has another proposal - please see that bio....
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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. ...
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Kara Napolitano

Kara spent ten years in Africa, the Middle East, and Asia, working with education-based NGOs in post-conflict areas. It was during this time that she was introduced to ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Sarah O'Brien

Sarah O'Brien is currently a Master's of Theological Studies at the Iliff School of Theology where she focuses on theological and philosophical implications of power on social structures ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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Amy Pohl

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Elizabeth Porter-Merrill

Liz Porter-Merrill grew up on Colorado’s Western Slope and graduated from the University of Colorado School of Law in 2006. After two years clerking for judges, Liz became ...
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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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Veronica Quinonez

Veronica holds a Masters of Arts degree in Conflict Resolution from Georgetown University and a Bachelors in Psychology and International Relations from Virginia Commonwealth University. She has managed the CDC "...
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Megan Rae

Megan Rae (B.A. Theatre Performance/ M.A. Gender and Women’s Studies) has presented throughout the country on utilizing theatre to transition theory to praxis. Creating “When…” Advocacy Productions ...
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Shelley Reader

Shelley Reader is the Shelter and Community Advocacy Program Manager at the Crisis Center in Castle Rock, CO. The Crisis Center is a non-profit agency that provides, shelter, advocacy ...
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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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Galena Rhoades

Galena Rhoades, Ph.D., is a Research Associate Professor in the Psychology Department at the University of Denver. Her research is on romantic relationship development and functioning, and the related ...
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Ashley Riley Lopes

Ashley Riley Lopes, MPA joined the Office for Victims Programs in July of 2015 as a Grants Administrator/S.T.O.P. Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Administrator. Ashley is ...
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Echo Rivera

Hi! I’m Echo Rivera and my passion is to help others create effective and beautiful presentations. As a community psychologist, I present a lot. At first, I struggled with ...
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Loretta Ross

Loretta J. Ross is one of the creators of the theory of “Reproductive Justice,” and a nationally renowned speaker and writer on women’s issues, hate groups, racism and intolerance, ...
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Ann Rush Crampton

Dr. Ann Rush Crampton holds a PhD in Education specializing in Training & Performance Improvement. She is a retired U.S. Air Force officer, and she has spent over 30 years ...
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Zac Schaffner

Zac Schaffner is a Homeless Programs Specialist at the Colorado Dept. of Local Affairs’ (DOLA) Division of Housing. As a member of the Office of Homeless Initiatives, Schaffner works with ...
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Zoa Schescke

Zoa P. Schescke, MPA (she/her/hers) has worked with young people involved in public systems of care for over 14 years. As an advocate for young people within these ...
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Gosia Schmitz

Gosia Schmitz is the 17th Judicial District Sex Assault Response Team (SART) Coordinator in Colorado. Previously, Gosia was the Volunteer Coordinator for Moving to End Sexual Assault in Boulder, CO. ...
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Natasha Shafer

Natasha Shafer is the PREA Coordinator for the Colorado Division of Youth Corrections. She has 20 years of experience in the juvenile justice system. She acquired her master's degree ...
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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 ...
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Donnie Smith

Donnie Smith has been a caseworker for Jefferson County's Division of Children, Youth, Family and Adult Protection for three years. He has worked as an Intake caseworker, investigating allegations ...
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Jeanne Smoot

Jeanne Smoot is a nationally recognized expert on policies addressing forced marriage in the U.S. As Tahirih’s Senior Counsel for Policy and Strategy, Ms. Smoot is mobilizing a ...
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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 ...
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Jean Solis

Jean has worked at The Arc of Aurora with and for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) for 27 years. For the past 18 years she has coordinated ...
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Laura Solomon

Laura Solomon is the Division of Child Welfare Intake Administrator for the state of Colorado. In Laura’s current position she is responsible for overseeing child welfare practice from the ...
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Lynne Sprague

Lynne is the Director of Advocacy and Co-Executive Director at Survivors Organizing for Liberation (SOL), formerly the Colorado Anti-Violence Program. A Texas transplant, Lynne became political around her ...
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Carmen Stevens

Carmen Stevens is a Board of Immigration Appeals accredited representative and Immigrant Advocate coordinating the “Por Ti Misma” program for the San Luis Valley Immigrant Resource Center. She provides outreach ...
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Jenny Stith

Jennifer Stith, MAT, MA serves as Executive Director of WINGS, whose mission is to break the cycle and heal the wounds of childhood sexual abuse by providing education, advocacy and ...
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Russ Strand

Senior Special Agent (Retired) Russell W. Strand, is the owner of Russell Strand Consulting LLC. He provides consultation, systems auditing, training, education and assistance to agencies and service providers around ...
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Myra Strand

Myra Strand, MA, is the president of Strand² Squared LLC where she provides training and education, and consultation support services both in person and online. Myra began working with people ...
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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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Jodie Sullivan Anderson, JD

Jodie Sullivan Anderson is the Staff Attorney at Rocky Mountain Victim Law Center who specializes in Victim Rights Act cases. Jodie obtained her BS degree in Psychology from Texas Christian ...
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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 ...
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Anne Tapp

Anne Tapp, SPAN Executive Director, has a 30-year history of working in social justice and anti-violence movements as an advocate, trainer, organizer, leader and administrator. She has served ...
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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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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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Natasha Tidwell

Natasha Tidwell earned her Ph.D. in Social Psychology from Texas A&M University and is a faculty member at Fort Lewis College. Her areas of expertise are intimate relationships, ...
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Rebecca Tiell-Krekeler

Monica Bies is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 20+ years of experience working in Boston, MA and now Denver, CO in partnership with public school systems. In her role ...
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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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Becky Treece

Ms. Treece, Development Director of TESSA, has extensive experience working within the nonprofit sector in Colorado, primarily around poverty, women’s equality and empowerment, and social justice issues. Prior to ...
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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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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 ...
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Emily Vickers

Emily attended the Illinois Institute of Art in Chicago graduating with a Bachelor’s in Marketing and Management. With a background of marketing in this day and age, social media ...
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Jorge Vidal

Jorge Vidal serves as the Project Coordinator for the Culturally Specific Services Program Grant (CSSP). For more than 10 years, Jorge has worked in the social work field at various ...
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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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Hellitz Villegas

Hellitz Villegas serves as Project Associate at Tahirih’s Forced Marriage Initiative. She provides direct social services to individuals facing forced marriage, responds to requests for technical assistance nationally, and ...
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Lydia Waligorski

Lydia Waligorski is the Public Policy Director for the Colorado Coalition Against Domestic Violence, and has been an advocate and counselor for survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence since ...
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Jennifer Walker

Jennifer Walker holds a master degree in Public Administration from the University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center. For the last 17 years, Jennifer has served as the ...
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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-...
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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, ...
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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, ...
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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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Carroll Watkins-Ali

Dr. Carroll A. Watkins Ali (AKA Sadikia Ali) received her Ph. D in Theology and Religious Studies from the University of Denver and Iliff School of Theology. Her academic training ...
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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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Julia White

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

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Ashley Wilson

Ashley Wilson has a Masters in Public Health from UC Berkeley and a B.S. in Human Development and Family Studies from CSU. She has rural Colorado experience in community ...
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Deb Witzel

Deb Witzel, M.A., comes to 20th JD Probation with an extensive history. She has been a restorative justice practitioner, trainer and consultant since 2004, facilitating hundreds of successful restorative ...
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Tracy Wright

Tracy D. Wright is the Technical Assistance Provider and Women of Color Leadership Project Coordinator with the North Carolina Coalition Against Sexual Assault (NCCASA) for the National Resource Sharing Project. ...
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