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At the onset of the design phase, NoVo engaged 11 trusted advisors to lend their expertise and perspective on the direction and design of Move to End Violence. Comprised primarily of interviewees from our stakeholder research phase, this Advisory Committee included individuals with shared values and a vast range of experience, including working to end sexual violence, domestic violence, sex trafficking, child sexual abuse, and violence against girls and women in conflict zones. Their work occurs at the local, state, national, and international levels, and via a diverse range of social change strategies. We are greatly indebted for their wisdom and guidance over the course of the program’s design.
Maura M. Bairley, Organizational Consultant
Ted Bunch, A Call to Men, Co-founder
Timothy Dorsey, Open Society Foundations Strategic Opportunities Fund, Program Officer
Lisa Fujie Parks, California Partnership to End Domestic Violence, Prevention Program Manager
Judy Gold, United Nations Commission on the Status of Women, US Rep
Ruchira Gupta, Apne Aap, Co-founder
Monique Hoeflinger, Ms. Foundation, Senior Program Officer
Monika Johnson Hostler, North Carolina Coalition Against Sexual Assault, Executive Director
Heidi Lehmann, International Rescue Committee's Gender-Based Violence Unit, Director
Beckie Masaki, Asian Women's Shelter, Co-founder
Patti Tototzintle, Casa de Esperanza, Chief Executive Officer
Maura M. Bairley is an anti-violence educator, activist and organizational consultant. Ms. Bairley is the former Director of the Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Program at Columbia University and has worked as a community organizer, trainer, facilitator, and advocate in the movements against violence against women and the LGBT community. As a doctoral student in Social-Organizational Psychology at Teacher’s College, her research interests include organizational development and leadership for social change.
Ted Bunch is the co-founder of A Call to Men: The National Association of Men and Women Committed to Ending Violence Against Women, where he continues to work as an educator, activist, and lecturer. Ted is recognized both nationally and internationally for his expertise in organizing and educating men in the effort to end violence against women. He is dedicated to strengthening community accountability to end all forms of violence against women. Formerly, Ted was the senior director and co-creator of Safe Horizon's Domestic Violence Accountability Program, which is the largest program for domestic violence offenders in America. He is a recognized trainer, lecturer and consultant on male accountability. A committed ally for more than a dozen years, Ted has gained leadership status in the domestic violence, rape and sexual assault prevention communities across the country.
Ted is an Advisory Board Member to the New York State Integrated Domestic Violence Court and a founding member of the New York City Batterer Task Force. Ted brings a great enthusiasm and a wealth of knowledge to his work. He has trained at numerous colleges and universities throughout the United States as well as the National Football League. Ted was appointed by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon as a Committee Member to UNiTE, an international network of male leaders working to end violence against women.
Timothy Dorsey serves as Program Officer for the Strategic Opportunities Fund at the Open Society Foundations. In this capacity, Tim facilitates grantmaking across OSI’s U.S. Programs related to research and development around emerging areas of interest; rapid response to urgent situations; and special initiatives that address cross-cutting social justice concerns.
Prior to his work at the Open Society Foundations, Tim served as Director of the Youth Media Learning Network (YMLN), a national initiative to support professional development for artists and educators who teach social-issue media production to young people. He has a broad range of experience in media arts, youth engagement, and nonprofit leadership related to education and social change. For four years he was Managing Director of the Educational Video Center (EVC), a New York City-based youth media organization dedicated to teaching documentary video production to high school students. He has also served as Deputy Director of the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC); coordinated youth programs at Sponsors for Educational Opportunity and The Experiment in International Living; and taught English Language Arts at the high school level at the Navajo Preparatory School (Farmington, New Mexico), St. Bede’s Secondary School (Northern Province, South Africa), and Woodrow Wilson High School (Washington, DC). He has participated on steering committees and advisory boards for Girls Incorporated’s National Media Literacy Initiative; the Urban Visionaries Youth Film Festival; the International YMCA’s Program for Teens; the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN); and the Youth Media Reporter; and conference planning committees for the Neighborhood Funders Group (NFG) and Grantmakers in the Arts (GIA). Tim currently serves on a national advisory committee for the NoVo Foundation; and as Co-Chair of the Art and Social Justice Working Group.
Tim holds a B.A. from Georgetown University and an M.A. from the Bread Loaf School of English at Middlebury College. He has been the recipient of fellowships from the Lannan Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Center for Social Innovation at Stanford University, and the National Alliance for Media Arts and Culture (NAMAC).
Lisa Fujie Parks has been working to prevent domestic and sexual violence and promote health and equity for over 15 years. In 1999, she led a team of LGBTQ youth and adults to design one of the country’s first LGBTQ relationship violence prevention projects, the LOVE & JUSTICE Project. She has conducted hundreds of trainings, provided consultation services in over 10 states and co-authored several publications. One of Lisa’s strengths is her ability to combine the best of community-based public health practice with constituency-driven social justice organizing and advocacy to promote bold and comprehensive community change. She is currently implementing the California Partnership to End Domestic Violence’s Prevention Plan 2009-2013, to mobilize a statewide prevention network to promote respectful and equitable nonviolent relationships in all families and communities in California.
Judy Gold, the Obama administration’s appointee to serve as the U.S. representative to the U.N. Commission on the Status of Women, is a board member of the Women’s Media Center and a former Clinton Administration official in the Office of Women’s Initiatives and Outreach. Her professional experience includes positions as chair of Women’s Policy for the Obama for America Campaign, chair of the Illinois Commission on the Status of Women, and in Mayor Daley’s Cabinet as Chief of Policy for the City of Chicago.
Ms. Gold works as a partner at Perkins Coie, in both the Government Relations and Business Law practice areas. She has two decades of transactional experience in general corporate, real estate and private equity as well as in the areas of government relations, public affairs, and crisis management. A current focus of her practice is the creating of public private partnerships between local government agencies and private sector clients for the purposes of stimulating economic development. Judy also has significant expertise in helping client's evaluate public policy and political issues and externalities.
Ruchira Gupta was inspired to found Apne Aap after working closely with 22 courageous young women in prostitution in the brothels of Mumbai to make her Emmy Award-winning documentary, The Selling of Innocents. Ruchira has campaigned tirelessly to promote the leadership of survivors in the global fight to end trafficking – bringing groups of survivors to speak before the UN General Assembly in 2008 and 2009, elevating their voices to the highest levels of global policy. She has been honored with the Clinton Global Citizen Award in 2009, the UK House of Lords’ Abolitionist Award in 2007, an Emmy in 1995 and was recently featured in Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn’s bestseller Half the Sky.
Her most significant contribution to civil society, governments, and multi-lateral bodies like the United Nations has been to highlight the link between trafficking and prostitution and to lobby with policy makers on shifting the blame from the victim to the perpetrator. Ruchira has worked in the United Nations in various capacities for over ten years in Nepal, Thailand, Philippines, Kosovo, USA, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Myanmar, Indonesia and Iran. In some of these countries she has helped to develop National Action Plans on women’s empowerment and laws against human trafficking.
Monique Hoeflinger is a lawyer, a community organizer, and a senior program officer at the Ms. Foundation, where she manages grantmaking and programmatic initiatives focused on ending gender-based violence. Prior to joining the Ms. Foundation, Monique worked for more than 10 years in organizational development and leadership for social change. As a lawyer and community organizer, her work has focused on issues of violence against women, criminal justice, and organizing within the queer community. Before joining the Foundation Monique worked with the LGBT Mentoring Project, a small consulting group independently funded to provide training and strategic support to LGBT organizations around the country. In 2008 Monique served on the Obama campaign’s national LGBT vote team, where she helped build the most visible and effective network of LGBT activists of any presidential campaign in history.
Prior to her work with the Obama campaign, Monique served as chief of staff at the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, where she managed a wide range of initiatives designed to foster cross-departmental work and increase organizational effectiveness. Before becoming chief of staff, her work at the Task Force focused on developing issue-specific campaigns to defeat anti-LGBT ballot measures, enact equality legislation, and strengthen the capacity of local organizations.
Monique worked as a civil rights attorney for the Ohio Justice and Policy Center, a research and advocacy organization focused on prison reform. In 2000 she was awarded a Soros Justice Fellowship from the Open Society Institute based on her work with women in the criminal justice system. Monique also has worked for the ACLU National Prison Project in Washington, DC and the Metlhaetsile Women’s Center in Mochudi, Botswana. Monique has taught both graduate and undergraduate course in women’s studies. She holds a law degree from the University of Cincinnati and a master’s degree in women’s studies from the Ohio State University.
Monika Johnson Hostler is the Executive Director of the North Carolina Coalition Against Sexual Assault (NCCASA) and the first woman of color board president of the National Alliance to End Sexual Violence (NAESV). Monika has been with NCCASA since 1999. Prior to becoming executive director, Monika held other positions at NCCASA as well as the Scotland County Rape Crisis Center. She has been working to end sexual and domestic violence for the past 13 years, both on the local and national level. She serves on various boards and committees, and was recently appointed by the Lt. Governor to the North Carolina Criminal Justice Partnership. Most recently, Monika has presented and written on working with the media, sexual violence in the African American community, sexual violence in the military, leadership development, and middle management.
Heidi Lehmann is an internationally-recognized expert on violence against women and girls in conflict zones. She has over twelve years experience in the U.S., Africa, and Asia; her work as a public health professional has taken her to some of the worst conflict zones in recent history, including Sierra Leone, Darfur, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Liberia. Today Lehmann heads the International Rescue Committee's Gender-Based Violence Technical Unit, working to help the IRC build a reputation as a pioneer in gender-based violence programming in over 13 countries. Spending almost half of her time outside the U.S., she leads IRC's work on key policy, programming, and advocacy issues related to gender-based violence, participates on various United Nations working groups, and is often called on to brief members of Congress. Before joining the IRC, Heidi worked as a victims' advocate and in jails, facilitating groups for men and women arrested for domestic violence and training law enforcement personnel.
Beckie Masaki is a founding member and Associate Director of the Asian & Pacific Islander Institute on Domestic Violence at the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum. She is also the co-founder and former executive director of the Asian Women’s Shelter (AWS) in San Francisco, and has worked in the movement to end violence against women for over 28 years. Beckie has extensive experience in providing multilingual, multicultural direct services to domestic violence and trafficking survivors, innovative program development, prevention, community building, policy-making and institutional advocacy. She has provided peer-based training and technical assistance to a wide range of groups on local, state, national, and international levels, including work through AWS’s national Peer-to-Peer Technical Assistance and Training program, and in partnership with the Family Violence Prevention Fund and Praxis International. Beckie has been active in the San Francisco Domestic Violence Consortium for the past 21 years. On the statewide level, Beckie is an appointed representative of the California Domestic Violence Advisory Committee, on the Blue Shield Against Violence Advisory Committee, and member of the California Partnership to End Domestic Violence. On the national level she serves on the steering committee of the National Judicial Institute on Domestic Violence.
Patti Tototzintle is Chief Executive Officer at Casa de Esperanza. She oversees all organizational programming, internal operations, and local collaborations and partnerships. Patti has more than 20 years of experience in the nonprofit sector. She has worked in leadership capacities for the Amherst Wilder Foundation, WomenVenture, and Hispanic Women’s Development Corporation. Patti created a comprehensive leadership development program for leaders from communities of color and immigrant communities for the Blandin Foundation.