Presenters

Katie Abeyta

Katie graduated from Colorado State University with a degree in Human Development and Family Studies and a minor in Spanish. She worked in the domestic violence field for 5 years ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Brie Franklin

Coming soon......
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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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Elissa Hardy

Elissa Hardy, LCSW has worked in long term care, hospice, Big Brothers Big Sisters, an adolescent treatment program, outpatient mental health as well as with the chronically homeless population. She ...
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Erin Henry

Erin Henry is the Director of Clinical Programs at WINGS. Erin is a licensed clinical social worker, EMDR practitioner, and trauma therapist, with over 5 years of group experience....
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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 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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 a Prevention Specialist with the Colorado School Safety Resource Center. She provides resources for communities to identify, prevent, and respond to sexual abuse and assault. ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Kristin Toombs

Kristin Toombs, Homeless Programs Manager, Division of Housing. Prior to DOH, Kristin spent four years as Community Director of Common Ground's Street to Home Program and six years as ...
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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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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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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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David Welch

An enrolled member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, David earned an MA in Counseling at Regis University and currently teaches in their undergraduate applied psychology program. David was ...
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