Russell Amos has been a
prosecutor with the Clackamas County District Attorney’s Office for the
last 11 years, during which he has prosecuted cases that include drug
crimes, property crimes, domestic violence, child abuse, and sex abuse.
For the last five years, Amos has been prosecuting felony person crimes
that primarily include cases involving the physical and sexual abuse of
High-Tech Crime Training Specialist in the High-Tech Crime Training
Services department of SEARCH, where he coordinates and provides
training on high-tech crime investigations and forensics. He is a
national expert on investigating peer-to-peer networks that facilitate
the distribution of child pornography. Mr. Armstrong served in law
enforcement for more than 27 years before joining SEARCH in 2008. His
law enforcement career includes extensive work in child abuse
investigations; he also led San Diego County ICAC investigations. He
has widespread knowledge of forensic investigations, specializing in
networks and all associated aspects.
Bryan Brock has been a Deputy District Attorney for Clackamas County for over 15 years. Currently he is specializing in Internet crimes against children and gang prosecution and is cross-designated to prosecute child pornography federally as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney. Prior to becoming a crimefighter, Brock was a Development Engineer for Precision Cast Parts for 5 years. He holds both a Law Degree and Mechanical Engineering degree and is a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Oregon.
Nicholas Brock is the
Manager of the West Coast Operations for the CyberTipline in the
Exploited Children Division (ECD) at the National Center for Missing
and Exploited Children (NCMEC). In this capacity, he assists in the
management of a staff of 24 analysts and support personnel. Mr. Brock
has handled over 44,300 CyberTipline reports, resulting in numerous
arrests of child sexual offenders. He has presented and participated in
various law enforcement investigative training programs on high
technology crimes, online child exploitation, and investigative and
analytical skill development. He has provided extensive technical
assistance to law enforcement in the United States, as well as abroad,
on cases of child sexual exploitation, especially Internet crimes
against children. Mr. Brock has been with NCMEC since May 2005.
Roger A. Canaff
Roger Canaff was born in New York City in 1967 and raised in Northern Virginia. He attended the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and then the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law. After a brief period in private practice, he took a job with the Alexandria, Virginia Office of the Commonwealth's Attorney in 1997. During his time there he prosecuted many different types of crimes, with a specialty in child abuse, child sexual assault, and juvenile crime. In 2003 he joined the staff of the National Center for the Prosecution of Child Abuse at the American Prosecutors Research Institute in Alexandria, VA as a Senior Attorney. In 2005 he returned to active prosecution in Bronx County, NY in that office's Child Abuse and Sex Unit prosecuting both adult and child sexual assault crimes. In June 2007, he was hired by the New York State Office of the Attorney General as the Deputy Chief of the newly formed Sex Offender Management Unit. After serving for two years in this position, he was hired by the United States Army in June of 2009 as a Highly Qualified Expert with the Trial Counsel Assistance Program, U.S. Army Legal Services Agency. As an Army civilian, he trained and consulted with military prosecutors specializing in Special Victims issues worldwide. He left federal service in February, 2012. He re-joined the National District Attorney's Association as a Fellow in October of 2012 within the National Center for Prosecution of Child Abuse.
An experienced child, adolescent, adult, and disabled victims legal expert, he has lectured to prosecutors, law enforcement, medical experts, advocates and other allied professionals as well as the public. He continues to train and consult internationally and lives in New York City and Northern Virginia.
Ashley Carroll is the Interim Domestic Violence Coordinator with Clackamas County Children, Youth and Families Division located at A Safe Place Family Justice Center. Ashley has been active in the domestic and sexual violence field for five years, receiving her Master's in Social Work from Portland State University in 2014 and working with Clackamas County since 2011. Ashley works to coordinate the local domestic violence and aging systems, from direct victim services to family support and offender accountability. Training is a large part of her job, predominantly on topics of older adult abuse, domestic violence, and the commercial and sexual exploitation of children.
Laura Carroll joined the
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) in 2007 and
is currently the Supervisor of the Child Sex Trafficking Team within
the Special Analysis Unit (SAU) of the Case Analysis Division.
The Child Sex Trafficking Team was established by NCMEC in 2011 to
provide comprehensive analytical services to law enforcement
investigations, as well as, link cases of possible child sex
trafficking victims to missing child cases known to NCMEC. During
her career at NCMEC, Laura has previously held the following positions:
Senior Analyst within the CyberTipline in the Exploited Child Division
as well as Senior Analyst within the Child Sex Trafficking Team.
In each of her positions at NCMEC, she has worked closely with all
levels of law enforcement, both in providing analytical information and
available resources for their investigations. Additionally, Laura
previously served as a Police Officer, First Class with the Fairfax
County Police Department in Fairfax, VA.
Ms. Carroll holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Criminal Justice from Marymount University in Arlington, VA.
John Casalino graduated in 1990 from Vassar College with a B.A. in Political Science. After graduating from Temple Law School in 1996, he was in civil practice. Mr. Casalino has been a Multnomah County District Attorney for over 16 years. He has prosecuted property, drug, domestic violence, homicide and gang crimes. For the last 9 years, he has been on the Multidisciplinary Child Abuse Team (MDT). As leader of that team, Mr. Casalino prosecutes crimes with child victims, including child homicides, physical abuse and sexual assaults.
Scientist, author, professor, dog musher, and founder of the Alaska Family Violence Prevention Project, Dr. Linda Chamberlain is an internationally recognized keynote speaker and advocate for health issues related to domestic violence, adverse childhood experiences, brain development and trauma, and the amazing adolescent brain. She is known for her abilities to translate science into practical information with diverse audiences and convey a message of hope and opportunity. Dr. Chamberlain holds faculty appointments at the University of Alaska and Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She earned public health degrees from Yale School of Medicine and Johns Hopkins University. For the past decade, her work has focused on creating tools that combine the latest science with best practices and practical strategies that front-line service providers, parents, and under-served communities can incorporate and adapt into daily practices. The scope of her work has expanded into the field of mind-body practices to identify self-care strategies for trauma survivors and she is certified as a practitioner in Tension and Trauma Releasing Exercises (TRE). Her publications include The Amazing Brain -- a series of booklets that help caregivers to understand early brain development. Awards and recognition for her work include a National Kellogg Leadership Fellowship, an Alaska Women of Achievement Award, and serving as the Inaugural Scattergood Foundation Scholar on Child Behavioral Health. She lives on a homestead with her husband and dog-team outside of Homer, Alaska.
is a 3rd
Degree Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and the owner of Impact Jiu
Jitsu. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a ground-based martial art and is widely
regarded as one of the most effective self-defense and fighting styles.
Michael’s training in traditional martial arts began in 1984. In 1991,
while living in Japan, he began studying Shoot Fighting which combined
striking with ground fighting. After returning to Oregon, Michael
pursued training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. In 1998, he opened his own
academy, now called Impact Jiu Jitsu which has since grown to an
association of 12 academies. Michael is dedicated to helping others
find success with martial arts. He and his team train Army Combatives
with the Oregon National Guard and take part in law enforcement
defensive tactics training.
Carol L. Chervenak, MD completed her medical education and family practice residency at University of Arizona, following an undergraduate degree in Pharmacy from the University of Washington.
Following clinical education in child-abuse assessments at the Center for Child Protection in San Diego, California in 1997, she became the medical director of ABC House, the child victim assessment center for Linn and Benton counties, where she evaluates children for concerns of abuse and neglect.
Dr. Chervenak has helped establish a medical protocol for assessing children found at methamphetamine lab sites; compiled and lectured on guidelines for substance abuse and breastfeeding; and directs appropriate assessments and testing of children exposed to various drug-endangered environments.
She is on the Advisory Council for Child Abuse and Neglect; the Oregon Governor's Sexual Assault Task Force; has been a member of the Oregon Governor's Methamphetamine Task Force; and a lecturer for the Oregon and National Alliances for Drug Endangered Children.
Cindy W. Christian, M.D. holds The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia endowed Chair in the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect, is a Professor of Pediatrics at the Perelman School of Medicine at The University of Pennsylvania, and serves as an Assistant Dean in the medical school's Program of Diversity and Inclusion. Dr. Christian completed her pediatric residency and child-abuse pediatrics fellowship at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, where she has spent her career. Dr. Christian devotes much of her clinical and academic work to the care of abused children. For more than two decades, she directed the child-abuse program at CHOP. She is a faculty director of the Field Center for Children's Policy, Practice and Research at The University of Pennsylvania. She is the immediate past Chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Child Abuse and Neglect. In 2007, Dr. Christian was named Pennsylvania Pediatrician of the Year by the PA Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics. In 2010, Dr. Christian was appointed as the first medical director for the Philadelphia Department of Human Services, leading the development of policies and strategies to improve the health of Philadelphia's dependent children. Dr. Christian's research and educational efforts are related to the medical evaluation and care of abused children.
Ian Clanton is a Parole and Probation officer within Multnomah County in the Department of Community Justice. Ian began his career as a Corrections Deputy. It was during his time as Corrections Deputy that he became aware of the impact Parole and Probation Officers had on the community. A short time later, Ian was hired as a Parole and Probation Officer, which is the role he has held for over 15 years. Ian has supervised caseloads that have included sex offenders, domestic-violence offenders, and generic offenders. In 2009, he began supervising a caseload of sexual and generic offenders who were deemed to have high levels of psychopathic traits, which included several individuals who were involved in human trafficking. Ian now supervises a caseload of individuals who are actively involved in human trafficking.
Jim Clemente is a retired FBI Supervisory Special Agent/Profiler and former Prosecutor for the New York City Law Department. During his 22-year career with the FBI, he has investigated cases from bank robberies to serial killers. He has also investigated public corruption, white collar and violent crime, and has worked as an undercover agent posing as everything from a street beggar to a broker on Wall Street. For over a decade he was an FBI Profiler investigating serial violent and sexual crimes. He is an internationally recognized expert in the fields of sex crimes, child sexual victimization and child abduction. Today he lectures and delivers keynote presentations across the country and around the world on topics including: sex offender typologies, "Nice Guy" acquaintance offenders, compliant victimization, grooming, rape typologies, deception detection, equivocal death investigations, crimes against children, and child abductions. He also consults on criminal and civil cases and does television commentary for multiple news and entertainment shows. He is the technical advisor and freelance writer for "Criminal Minds," "Those Who Kill" and "Secrets & Lies." He appears regularly as a host and guest on the YouTube channel "Crime Time and Media Mayhem." He produces and is on-air talent for several television productions as well, including "Killer Profile" on LMN. In 2014, Clemente authored his first novel, Without Consent, about his own experience as a survivor.
Kelley A. Cloyd is a Deputy District Attorney assigned to the Human Trafficking Team for the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office in Portland, Oregon. In conjunction with law enforcement and community partners, she works to aggressively prosecute those who engage in human trafficking, as well as ensure adequate protection and support for victims.
Sharon Cooper is the CEO of Developmental and Forensic Pediatrics, PA -- a consulting firm that provides medical care, research, training and expert witness experience in child maltreatment cases as well as medical care for children with disabilities. She works regularly with numerous national and international investigative agencies on Internet Crimes against Children cases.
Dr. Cooper spent 21 years in the Armed Forces, retiring as a Colonel, and has for the past several years, worked in both the civilian and military arenas in child abuse and developmental pediatrics. She holds a faculty position at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill School of Medicine and the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland. She is a consultant to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, and has evaluated many victims of child abuse images and commercial sex trafficking. She has testified before the U.S. Congress and in numerous courts of law. She is the lead author of the first medical, social science and legal textbook on child sexual exploitation.
Dr. Cooper was selected to be a member of the United States Attorney General's National Task Force, Defending Childhood, Children Exposed to Violence.
Geraldine Crisci, M.S.W. is a mental-health professional with 30 years experience in the field of trauma. She is a private practitioner who provides assessment and treatment to children, youth and their families. She is also a professional trainer providing educational programs to mental health, protective services, law enforcement, medical and other helping profession.
Geraldine developed and teaches the six-day Trauma Assessment and Treatment Program for Safeguards, which has reached 1,500 professionals in the past 10 years. Geraldine has developed protocols for the assessment and treatment of trauma, sexualized behavior problems and sibling sexual abuse. Geraldine also developed reunification protocol for families. She has provided support to agencies and families in successful adoption of children from the Protection system.
She has worked extensively with residential treatment programs for children and youth for the past 20 years. She specializes in addressing the impact of trauma on the behavior of children and youth. To this end she develops clinical programs to provide children, youth and their families with corrective effective therapeutic intervention. Geraldine is a member of the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (APSAC). She co-authored Paper Dolls and Paper Airplanes: Therapeutic Exercises for Sexually Traumatized Children, which is currently in its 10th year of printing.
Geraldine delivered the closing plenary at the ATSA 33rd Annual Research and Treatment Conference. The plenary addressed normative development in prepubescent children and the prevention of future sexual offending.
Sabra Darcy is a Beaver, having graduated from Oregon State University in 2004 with a Bachelor's Degree in Human Development and Family Sciences. She began working with Department of Human Services in August 2004. She's been with the agency almost entirely since 2004, with the exception for six months she spent in 2012 working for the Cow Creek Bank of Umpqua Tribe of Indians. She has held various positions within the agency, including Permanency Worker, Child Protective Service Worker, Adoptions Worker. She is currently a CPS supervisor in Oregon City, OR, though has worked in several counties—Benton, Linn, Lincoln, Douglas, and now Clackamas.
Special Agent Supervisor (SAS) Mike Duffey is a graduate of Florida State University with a degree in Criminology and attended his basic police certification at Pat Thomas Law Enforcement Academy in 1994. He began his law-enforcement career 19 years ago with the Tallahassee Police Department as a patrol officer, eventually moving to the street crimes unit, working primarily with street narcotic sales.
In 2003, SAS Duffey joined Florida Department of Law Enforcement in the Computer Crime Center. Since joining the Computer Crime Center in 2003 SAS Duffey has been involved in computer crime cases that involved fugitives, gangs, domestic security, homicides, fraud, network intrusions, BOT Networks and Internet Crimes Against Children investigations. In 2004-2007 SAS Duffey worked with the Department of Children and Families to secure funding to combat online child exploitation. The mission of this program provided local law-enforcement agencies with the necessary training, equipment, and funding needed to allow for successful online undercover child exploitation investigations. This effort was the first of its kind and eventually led to other states modeling this initiative.
SAS Duffey is an instructor in the area of Online Child Exploitation for the Department of Justice and the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Forces and is recognized as an expert in State and Federal court in the area of online child exploitation.
Detective Geoff Erichsen has been assigned to the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Child Abuse Team for the past three years. Detective Erichsen has over 19 years of law-enforcement experience. Prior to being promoted to detective in 2011, Detective Erichsen spent 12 years as a patrol deputy and 4 years in the Special Investigations Unit conducting narcotic investigations. In his current assignment, Detective Erichsen primarily conducts investigations involving the physical and/or sexual abuse of victims under the age of 18.
Mark D. Everson, PhD is Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he is the Director of the Program on Childhood Trauma and Maltreatment. Dr. Everson has served on both the National Board of Directors and the National Advisory Board of the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (APSAC). He is one of the developers of the RADAR child forensic interview protocol. During the last 30-plus years, Dr. Everson's professional career has had a primary focus on research and training in the area of child forensic investigations in cases of alleged abuse.
Justin Fitzsimmons is the Program Manager of the High Tech Training Services division of SEARCH Group, Inc. He is a nationally-recognized legal authority on technology-facilitated crimes against children. He is licensed to practice law in Illinois and has significant experience as a prosecuting attorney. Prior to joining SEARCH Group he was a Senior Attorney with the National District Attorneys Association's National Center for Prosecution of Child Abuse. He managed NDAA's technology-facilitated child exploitation unit. He trains at other national, state and local conferences on the subject of sexual and physical crimes against children. Before joining NDAA he was the supervisor of the Special Prosecutions Unit of the Kane County State's Attorney's Office. He was also assigned to the Child Advocacy Center where he prosecuted sexual assault and severe physical abuse of children.
Van Nguyen Greco
Dr. Nguyen Greco received her medical degree from St. Louis University School of Medicine, completed her pediatric residency at Loma Linda University Children's Hospital, and trained in child abuse at LSU/Children's Hospital of New Orleans. She is board-certified in both general pediatrics and child abuse pediatrics. She performed child abuse evaluations in New Orleans, Louisiana for two years before spending the last decade as a part-time child abuse pediatrician with the Child Abuse Services Team of Orange County, California. She is currently an associate professor of pediatrics (volunteer faculty) of University of California, Irvine, where she serves as an on-call child abuse pediatrician at UCI Medical Center. She regularly provides education on child maltreatment to the community, including medical and non-medical audiences.
Tamara Hillard, LICSW is the owner/operator of True North Counseling and Consulting in Yarmouth Port, Massachusetts. She provides psychotherapy to adults, teens and children, as well as consultation and supervision for clinicians. She also offers presentations/trainings at regional and national conferences, offering trauma-focused child therapy with a specific focus on recovering from childhood sexual abuse and the building of resilience and "active prevention skills."
Ms. Hillard served as the Clinical Treatment Specialist/Clinical Director of Children's Cove: The Cape Cod and Islands Child Advocacy Center from June 2000 to June 2013, while also maintaining a small private practice. Ms. Hillard has a Master's Degree in Social Work from the University of Vermont and has been trained in trauma work, TF-CBT, EMDR and play therapy.
Prior to moving to Cape Cod, Ms. Hillard lived in Vermont and was in private practice, while also serving as the Clinical Supervisor and therapist for OUR House, The CAC for Central Vermont, from 1996 to 2000. Her background includes office- and school-based therapy, consultation, supervision, and training/teaching with a focus on working with victims of abuse.
Ms. Hillard takes an active and creative approach to evidence-based, trauma-focused Cognitive-Behavioral treatment and actively challenges the gestalt of thinking patterns that can negatively affect emotions and outcomes. Ms. Hillard is currently writing a book for providers.
For 16 years, Chief Jim Holler served as Chief of Police of the Liberty Township Police Department in Adams County, Pennsylvania. On December 1, 2007, he retired as the Chief of Police to continue consulting in the areas of child abuse.
In the 16 years as police chief, his responsibilities were not only to manage daily activities of the police department, but also to investigate all types of crimes from homicide to domestic violence to child sexual abuse cases, where he specialized in crimes against children.
Chief Holler became an Internet Crimes Against Children investigator, starting the first task force in Adams County in 2005. He has conducted proactive Internet investigations — making multiple arrests for possession of child pornography and undercover chat-related arrests for soliciting sex from a minor.
He served as a fire marshal for Liberty Township for 8 years, becoming the Township's first fire/arson investigator. Prior to Chief Holler's law-enforcement career, he retired as a paid firefighter from Montgomery County, Maryland with of 23 years of service.
Chief Holler is a nationally known speaker specializing in child-abuse investigations and is also a consultant for the Fox Valley Technical College in Appleton, WI, the Pennsylvania Child Welfare Training Program, University of Pittsburgh, School of Social Work, and the National Children's Advocacy Center in Huntsville, Alabama.
Chief Holler serves in various community roles, including the board President of the Wetzel/Tyler County WV Children's Advocacy Center, the founder and past Board President of the Adams County Children's Advocacy Center, Inc., Vice President of Survivors, Inc., a local domestic violence/rape crisis center, a member of the multi-disciplinary child abuse team, the child death review team and many other child-abuse and domestic-violence-focused committees within his community.
Kristen Howell, MSW has worked in the field of social work and family violence for the last 18 years. Kristen graduated from Baylor University with a Bachelor's in Social Work and the University of North Carolina with her Master's in Social Work. She is the Director of Development at Momentous Institute in Dallas, a large nonprofit that helps build and repair social emotional health for children. The programs include therapeutic services, a laboratory school for low-income children and training for thousands of educators and mental health professionals each year. Kristen was previously a clinical social worker at Genesis Women's Shelter for 10 years. She trains and speaks national on the impact of violence and trauma on families.
Michael Hulshof-Schmidt teaches in the graduate school at Portland State's School of Social Work. He applies a combination of Anti-Oppressive Practice, Eco-Feminist, and Psychodynamic theories to inform his operational framework. His company – EqualityWorks, NW – integrates the voices of Howard Zinn, Beverly Tatum, Peggy McIntosh, and Marian Wright Edelman. Michael's mission is to create and sustain conversations around equity in regards to race, gender, and privilege.
Detective Andy Kiesel has worked for the Oregon City Police Department since 2007. During that time he has been assigned primarily to the patrol division, and also has collateral duties as a Firearms Instructor. As a result of his ability to build rapport, and his passion to advocate for victims, he was selected as a Detective substantially earlier than many of his peers. For the past 3 years, he has been assigned as a Detective where his primary focus is on large-scale child abuse investigations, most of which are sexual-based crimes. He has attended the Basic Police Academy and the Detective Academy. He holds certifications as a Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced Police Officer, and is dually-sworn as a federal investigator. Detective Kiesel holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminology from Southern Oregon University.
Julie Kenniston, MSW, LISW is the volunteer Executive Director of The Center for Family Solutions. She is also an independent contractor and trainer presenting nationally and internationally on interviewing, investigation, and the prosecution of child abuse cases. As the former Director of Training and Education at Butler County Children Services in Hamilton, Ohio, Ms. Kenniston has trained professionals and paraprofessionals dealing with child abuse and domestic violence in both civil and criminal courts. She is a trainer for the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention grants, the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children, the National District Attorneys Association, and the Ohio Attorney General sponsored Finding Words Ohio. Ms. Kenniston organized and coordinated the Forensic Training Institute for The Childhood Trust in Cincinnati, Ohio starting in August 1997 and trained in the program since its inception. Ms. Kenniston is a board member for the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (APSAC), co-chairing the forensic interviewer certification task force. Ms. Kenniston was a Sexual Abuse Investigator for Hamilton County Department of Human Services where she conducted over 3,000 forensic interviews of alleged child victims of sexual abuse. Ms. Kenniston is a co-author with Anne Graffam Walker, PhD, and co-editor with Sally Small Inada, MA, on the 3rd edition of the Handbook on Questioning Children: A linguistic perspective published by the American Bar Association.
Detective Chris Kolcharno has been a sworn police officer since 1988 with the Blakely Police Department and is currently a detective with the Lackawanna County District Attorney's Office, supervising the Special Victims Unit. He has been exclusively investigating crimes against children since June of 2001. Detective Kolcharno received a Bachelor's of Science in Administration of Justice from the Pennsylvania State University in 1991. He is a certified trainer for the Pennsylvania Municipal Police Officer's Education and Training Commission. Detective Kolcharno is a member of the Pennsylvania State Police Area II Computer Crime Task Force, the Pennsylvania ICAC Task Force, and the FBI Scranton Resident Agency –Scranton Multi-Agency Cyber Task Force. Detective Kolcharno had the first asset forfeiture seizure in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania from a child abuse case -- a radio station from a preferential child molester -- which was valued at $900,000. This seizure was the reason for the asset forfeiture provision which was written into Pennsylvania's version of Jessica's law
Germaine Kollias, BA has been a Forensic Interviewer at Children's Center since 2011. Germaine was a Law Enforcement Officer for 10 years in Oregon. While working in Law Enforcement she worked as a Youth Services Officer and was assigned to the local Boys and Girls Club. Ms. Kollias also functions at Children's Center in the role of Community Outreach Specialist and conducts trainings to the community as well as MDT members on how best to respond to concerns of child abuse.
Deputy Prosecutor Kristina Korobov is the Supervisor of the Special Victims Team and the Director of Prosecutor Education at the Marion County Prosecutor's Office in Indianapolis, IN. In this position, Korobov is responsible for meeting the training needs of the attorneys in her office. Korobov supervises all attorneys and staff who handle Sex Crimes, Crimes Against Children, & Domestic Violence cases at the screening, felony, and misdemeanor levels. She also serves as the office point-person on child abuse homicides. Kristina has been prosecuting cases involving domestic and sexual violence and child abuse cases since 1997. She began her career in prosecution at the Marion County (Indianapolis, IN) Prosecutor's Office, where she worked from 1996 until 2005, serving as Chief of the Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Unit, Chief of the Domestic Violence Unit and as a Major Felony Prosecutor. In addition to handling cases, Kristina was responsible for attorney supervision and training, policy development, community outreach and training for law enforcement officers. Among other cases during her tenure, Korobov prosecuted Scott Cooper, a police officer who was manufacturing child pornography; serial rapist Charles Hill; and Samuel Shrum, Marion County's first Repeat Sex Offender. Ms. Korobov continued her prosecution career as an Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney with the Loudoun County Commonwealth's Attorney in Leesburg, Virginia, a suburb of Washington, DC, where she handled all domestic violence and some physical child abuse cases, was responsible for Law Enforcement Training, and was a member of the Loudoun Domestic Abuse Response Team (DART) from 2006 to 2009. Ms. Korobov also served as the Coordinator of the Indianapolis Violence Reduction Partnership, an initiative funded by the United States Department of Justice and as Chief Counsel for Strand Analytical Laboratories, a private DNA Laboratory.
Korobov has been training on a national level since 2003 and formerly served as a Senior Attorney and Acting Director for the National Center for the Prosecution of Violence Against Women (NCPVAW), a division of the National District Attorney's Association (NDAA) in Alexandria, VA. As Acting Director, Kristina trained multi-disciplinary audiences at the National, Regional, State, and Local levels. She has also trained internationally and has presented training on tribal lands. In addition to covering subjects involving violence against women, Korobov has provided training on child abuse and the intersection of domestic violence and child abuse, as well as presentations on witness intimidation, trial skills, gang prosecutions and homicide cases.
In 2013, Korobov received the Visionary Voice Award from the National Sexual Violence Resource Center. In 2002, Kristina was named Prosecutor of the Year by the Indiana Coalition Against Sexual Assault and received an Outstanding Lecturer Award from Communities Against Rape / Center of Hope for Youth. She has served on the Boards of the Midwest Regional Network for the Intervention with Sex Offenders (MRNISO), Indiana Coalition Against Sexual Assault, and the RAINN National Advisory Board. She currently serves on the Board of Legacy House (Indianapolis), MRNISO, and the National Institute of Fitness and Sport.
Brad Leikem is a Child Abuse Detective with the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office. He has worked for Clackamas County since 1995. From 2009 till 2011, Brad was assigned to the Domestic Violence Enhanced Response Team (DVERT) and worked high lethality domestic violence cases. He was promoted to the rank of Detective in April 2013. At that time he was assigned to the Child Abuse Team, working sexual abuse, physical abuse and death investigation cases of persons 17 years old and under.
Dr. Dan Leonhardt is a child abuse pediatrician at Legacy Randall Children's Hospital and the Medical Director of CARES Northwest in Portland, Oregon. Dr. Leonhardt received his medical degree from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine and completed a pediatric residency at Cincinnati Children's Hospital and Medical Center. After completing residency, Dr. Leonhardt worked as a general pediatrician for three years before joining the staff at Children's Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Medical School as a member of their protective services team. Dr. Leonhardt is board certified in general pediatrics and child abuse pediatrics.
Don LewisMr. Don Lewis is a High-Tech Crime Training Specialist in the High-Tech Crime Training Services department of SEARCH. He has widespread knowledge of digital forensics, including photo imaging and analysis. Before joining SEARCH in 2012, Mr. Lewis served for 23 years with the Lakewood (Colorado) Police Department, most recently as its Forensic Computer Analyst. He ran the forensic computer lab and was responsible for all aspects of digital evidence, from collection through analysis. He also was a Police Imaging and Technology Specialist, analyzing images and creating imaging policies. He was a Police Photo Technician/Criminalist, operating and managing the department’s photo lab and conducting forensic imaging for its crime lab. He was also System Administrator of the department’s mug shot system.
Sue LewisSue Lewis, LCSW has worked in the field of child abuse and neglect since the early 1990s and as a forensic interviewer in Oregon since 1998. From 1998 until 2011, she was a member of the interviewing team at CARES Northwest. In 2011 she joined Children’s Center in Clackamas County where she has continued to interview children and adolescents on child abuse concerns. In addition, she is the Interviewer Supervisor providing clinical supervision for the forensic interviewers on staff. Sue has provided trainings both locally and nationally on a variety of topics related to forensic interviewing and child development. She also assisted in the development of the recent edition of the Oregon Interviewing Guidelines and is a faculty trainer for the NCA approved Oregon Child Forensic Interviewer Training which is offered statewide.
Shannon Martucci is a Child/Adolescent Forensic Interviewer (CAFI) with the Federal Bureau of Investigation. She covers the Western Region of the United States. She provides interviews, consultation, and training for FBI agents, assistant United States attorney’s and other federal, state and international law enforcement.
Kelsey McKay has been a prosecutor in Travis County, Texas for ten years. Over the last four years she has exclusively prosecuted strangulation related crimes. She staffs cases for law enforcement, presents cases to the Grand Jury, and participates in plea negotiations and trials. She also provides training for agencies and coordinates with law enforcement to assist in their investigation of strangulation cases. Kelsey has prosecuted a variety of cases involving strangulation from assault, sexual assault and capital murder. She has worked over the last few years to strengthen how her community investigates, treats and prosecutes both strangulation and intimate partner cases to better medical and criminal response. She has worked to develop experts in the community to testify to a jury regarding the evidence in strangulation and family violence cases. She has worked to change how her community responds to domestic violence by implementing an evidence-based approach in place of a victim dependent system. To this end, she worked with law enforcement to create an Assault Victim Statement and a Strangulation Supplement that has transformed the role of first responders in the investigative role by carrying her knowledge into the field on every case. As a result, strangulation cases filed with the DA's office have more than doubled over the last four years and quality of investigations has been enriched. Her focus on training first responders, both law enforcement and medical, has strengthened evidence-based investigation and increased the chances for a successful prosecution.
Happy Medina is a 21-year veteran with the Anaheim Police Department. He is currently assigned as an investigator to the Orange County Human Trafficking Task force. His previous assignments include; Patrol, Sexual Assault Detective, Recruit Training Officer at the Orange County Sheriff’s Academy, and Community Policing Officer. Investigator Medina’s collateral assignments include, Field Training Officer, Terrorist Liaison Officer and Hostage Negotiator, and an instructor at the Orange County Sheriff’s Academy. During his career Medina has receive the VFW Officer of the Year Award, Distinguished Service Award and was a recent recipient of the Hero’s with a Heart Award. He has four adult daughters, a dog, “Greta” and a beautiful wife who he has been married to for 30 years. Investigator Medina has a profound belief in God, and he believes that faith is what helped him sustain through what he describes as the worst day of his career. On that day, he was the first responder.
Dr. Sandra Murray attended both medical school and pediatric residency at the University of California, Irvine. After her residency, she worked in general and in-patient pediatrics for two years. She then completed a fellowship in Family Violence at the Chadwick Center for Children in San Diego. Dr. Murray is board certified in general pediatrics and in child abuse pediatrics. She is the past medical director of the Riverside Child Assessment Team in Riverside County, and is currently the medical director of the Child Abuse and Protection Team at Miller Children's Hospital in Long Beach. She is a professor of pediatrics at the University of California, Irvine where she is a child abuse pediatrician at UCI Medical Center and at Children's Hospital of Orange County, and occasionally is a newborn nursery attending at UCI Medical Center. She is an active member of several organizations that focus on prevention and education about child abuse and family violence.
Kelly O'Donnell is currently a Child Protective Services Worker for the Department of Human Services Child Welfare for the North Clackamas branch. She's been employed by DHS for the last five years. Prior to that she worked eight years at nonprofits, Boys and Girls Club and then Metropolitan Family Service running school based programming and parent engagement. She's also been an on-call worker for Clackamas County Juvenile Intake and Assessment Center.
Ms. O'Donnell graduated from Portland State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice.
Sarah Ohlsen has spent a decade in the criminal justice field focusing, primarily, on child sexual exploitation. Currently, she is the CSEC Sr. Program Specialist and is responsible for leading the countywide collaborative that shapes the jurisdictional response to commercial sexual exploitation of children. In this role, she works closely with leaders in government, law enforcement, prosecution, victim services, and the community. Additionally, she provides technical assistance and consultation to numerous agencies on best practices, program development, measuring success, and staff management, as it relates to child sexual exploitation and sex trafficking.
Prior, she worked for the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children in the Exploited Children Division in both managerial and analytical capacities. In these positions, she supervised staff, developed and managed numerous projects, trained law enforcement, and worked on over 24,000 cases of alleged child sexual exploitation. In addition, she has spent time as a management consultant for large institutions focusing on operational excellence, evidence based management, and the organizational change process. Sarah holds a Master's Degree in Criminology from George Mason University.
Allie Phillips is a nationally-recognized author, attorney and advocate for animals and vulnerable victims. She is a legal expert on the linkage between violence to animals and people, therapy animals helping crime victims, animal protection and prosecution, human-animal interactions and pound seizure (shelter animals used in research). She is licensed to practice law in Michigan and Maryland and has significant criminal prosecution trial experience as an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney in Michigan. She has trained prosecutors and criminal justice professionals since 1997. She joined the National District Attorneys Association in 2003 where she trained on child abuse issues, including the linkage between violence to animals and children. In 2007, she joined American Humane Association as the Vice President of Public Policy and then Vice President of Human-Animal Strategic Initiatives. She managed the Washington D.C. office and was responsible for lobbying and advocacy on child and animal welfare legislation. She developed and managed national initiatives including creating the first written guidelines how housing pets at family violence shelters (Sheltering Animals & Families Together (SAF-T) ™) and Therapy Animals Supporting Kids (TASK)™ Program. In 2011, Ms. Phillips rejoined NDAA to launch the National Center for Prosecution of Animal Abuse, including training on the linkages between violence to animals and people, children exposed to animal abuse, and how therapy animals can help maltreated children. Her work has been featured on The Today Show, by the Associated Press, and in The Washington Post, USA Today, Denver Post, Cat Fancy Magazine, Chatelaine Magazine (Canada), Colorado Public Radio, Washington Public Radio, and dozens of national animal radio talk shows.
In 1996, Deputy District Attorney Barrie Pink began working in the Dependency Courts for the County Counsel’s Office in Los Angeles. DDA Pink joined the Orange County District Attorney’s office in 1998 and has been with them for the past 17 years. DDA Pink has prosecuted crimes ranging from drug offenses, residential burglary, sexual assault and attempted murder. For the last 9 years DDA Pink has been assigned to the Family Protection Unit prosecuting felony domestic violence, elder abuse and child abuse. DDA Pink has obtained multiple life sentences following trial in the areas including, but not limited to domestic violence elder abuse and child abuse.
Dan Powers, LCSW is a clinical social worker and currently serves as Senior Vice President and Clinical Director for Children's Advocacy Center of Collin County in Plano, Texas. He supervises a staff of 22 therapists and clinical interns providing no cost services to victims of child abuse and family violence as well as their non-offending family members. As Senior VP he is responsible for clinical operations and program development as well as directing the Advocacy Center's clinical internship and training program. Dan has over 25 years of experience working within the field of child abuse, sex offenders and family violence. He frequently testifies as an expert witness in state and federal courts. He has also testified on several occasions before Texas legislative committees. Dan has made numerous presentations at major national and regional conferences on the sexual victimization of children, sex offenders, and the multidisciplinary response to child abuse. He is best known for his spirited presentations on wellness and survival for child abuse professionals. He is a member of the Texas Children's Justice Act Task Force. In 2008 Dan was appointed by Governor Rick Perry to serve as a professional member of the Texas Council on Sex Offender Treatment and in 2011 Dan was appointed by the Governor as the presiding officer of the newly created Texas Office of Violent Sex Offender Management.
Erin Schweitzer has been a Deputy with the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office for almost 20 years. In 1999 Erin was asked to be part of CARES Northwest, a regional child abuse assessment center as an assigned deputy, which started her career in child abuse cases. After spending 2 1⁄2 at CARES Northwest, Erin was promoted to Detective and assigned to the Child Abuse Team, where she investigated all types of crimes against children. In 2007 The INTERCEPT task force was formed, and Det. Schweitzer was selected to be the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office detective assigned to that Task Force. While at INTERCEPT, Det. Schweitzer has investigated technology based crimes against children to include Undercover Chat investigations, online child exploitation, production and distribution of child pornography investigations, and is one of 3 certified Peer to Peer instructors in the state of Oregon. In 2013 Det. Schweitzer was introduced to the Sparks of Hope foundation and began volunteering for that program whose mission is to empower children who are survivors of physical and sexual abuse. Since becoming involved with child abuse survivors, Det. Schweitzer has found a tremendous joy giving back to the community she has fought so hard to protect during her law enforcement career. Erin is married and has been with her husband for 17 years, and together they have two young boys.
Rhonda Sciortino was abandoned at the age of six months, and became a ward of the court until she emancipated at 16. Except for a brief time with a wonderful foster family, those first 16 years were spent in the custody of a mentally ill man and alcoholic woman -- her grandparents.
When Rhonda was eight years old, the little shack where she lived was destroyed by fire. They had no insurance, and for months they were homeless. Rhonda vividly recalls wearing the same filthy sundress and flimsy dimestore flipflops to school day after day for months after that fire.
At age 15 Rhonda decided to seek emancipation. One of the prerequisites was that Rhonda have a job, so she went to work for the first person who would hire her–an insurance agent. When her employer explained the concept of insurance, Rhonda was flabbergasted. “You mean someone would have paid for our house to be rebuilt AND given us money for clothes and a place to sleep?”
Rhonda learned everything she could about insurance. Despite being denied again and again, Rhonda repeatedly petitioned the Insurance Commissioner to allow her to sit for the insurance agent exam even though she wasn’t yet 18. An exception was finally granted, and Rhonda became California’s youngest licensed insurance agent at 17.
At the age of 27, Rhonda’s passion for good child welfare providers
and appropriate insurance intersected. She committed herself to
protecting people and organizations that protect children. She had
personally experienced excellent foster care during her short time with
a foster family, and she knew the shame of homelessness as a result of
inadequate insurance. Rhonda quit her job and started her own
retail insurance organization. A few years later, she opened a
national brokerage which helped insurance brokers all over the US
protect the child welfare organizations in their areas.
In 2008, Rhonda sold Child Welfare Insurance Services to Markel Insurance Company. She now serves as their National Child Welfare Specialist, helping child welfare organizations all over the US to manage the risks and realities of caring for kids.
Rhonda is happily married to Nick Sciortino. They live in
Newport Beach, CA near their daughter, son-in-law, and two grandsons
who are the joys of their lives.
Lisa Shipley is a Detective with the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office, and has been with the agency since 1994. She is a graduate of San Jose State University. She began her career as a Deputy Sheriff in California in 1988. Lisa has been assigned as a Detective in the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Child Abuse Team since 2004. During that time, she has investigated all types of crimes against children. She is passionate about utilizing techniques to help elicit confessions from suspects in child sex abuse cases. She is a CrossFit Level 1 trainer. She enjoys spending her free time with her family.
Dr. Sue Skinner is the Medical Director at the Children's Center of Clackamas County, and has been working in the field of child abuse and neglect for 20 years. She is board certified in both general pediatrics and child abuse pediatrics, and is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics as well as APSAC. Dr. Skinner has lectured both locally and nationally on various issues related to child abuse, she has also assisted in the development of guidelines and training modules for the state of Oregon. She has a particular interest in physical abuse of school-aged children, physical and environmental neglect, drug endangered children & the medical evaluation of adolescents.
is a Police
Investigator with over 34 years of
investigative experience. Solis spent the first 18 years as a
Police Officer with two city police agencies in California and the last
16 years as a District Attorney Police Investigator involved in the
prosecution and investigation of child abuse, elder abuse, domestic
violence and homicide. He has testified as an expert in these
areas in several California counties and has been consulted by law
enforcement agencies throughout the United States. He retired
2014 but was asked to return to continue to work these cases on a
part-time basis and continue his training of Law Enforcement, Medical,
Educational and other Mandated Reporters involved in the investigation
of child and elder abuse cases.
Dr. Joe Sullivan is a Director of Mentor Forensic Services, an organization specializing in providing consultancy and training in Behavior Analysis, Child Protection and Professional Sexual Misconduct issues. He is a registered Forensic Psychologist with the Health Professionals Council (HPC UK) and is on the British Psychological Society (BPS) register of Chartered Psychologists as well as being a Registered Psychologist in Ireland. He holds a PhD in Forensic Psychology, a Masters Degree in Criminology, a Post-Graduate Diploma in Psychology, a Bachelor of Arts Degree in applied Social Sciences, and a Certificate of Qualification in Social Work.
He is a lecturer and honorary senior research fellow in Criminology with London Metropolitan University and holds an honorary lecturership in Forensic Psychology with the University of Birmingham.
Dr. Sullivan has been assessing sex offenders for the last 26 years and has worked in the UK's two leading specialist residential sex offender assessment and treatment programs where he engaged intensively with over 300 sex offenders. Throughout his career he has amassed over 10,000 hours of therapeutic contact with sex offenders and has completed several hundred sex offender risk assessments.
Dr. Sullivan has also undertaken assessment and therapeutic intervention work with women who sexually abuse children and adults accused or suspected of professional sexual misconduct. Part of his work also includes the assessment and treatment of adult survivors of child sexual abuse.
He has acted as a consultant to the U.S. Attorney General, the Vatican, Judicial Reviews, Social Service Departments, Probation Services, Churches and Education departments and has been called as an expert witness to give evidence to criminal, civil and family courts.
He has developed a series of behavior analysis tools which are used in the evaluation of offence and suspect profiling. In 2006, Dr. Sullivan assisted in the creation of a Behavior Analysis Unit in the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre, a UK law enforcement agency and has assisted in a number of high profile national and international police investigations into sexual crimes against children.
Dr. Sullivan has also worked as an independent consultant for several UK and European police forces specializing in assisting investigations into sexually motivated abduction, murder and assault of children. He has received a Chief Constables Commendation for his contribution to the investigation into the sexually motivated abduction and murder of a child in 2001.
Dr. Sullivan is currently engaged in supporting several ongoing research projects relating to the sexual exploitation of children. He has published and presented papers to national and international conferences on the techniques he uses for engaging, assessing and interviewing sexual offenders.
Ms. Elizabeth Tow is a High-Tech Crime Training Specialist in the High-Tech Crime Training Services department of SEARCH, where she coordinates and provides training on high-tech crime investigations. Before joining SEARCH in 2010, Ms. Tow spent five years in local law enforcement in two states. She served as a Public Safety Dispatcher for the Grass Valley (California) and Helena (Montana) Police Departments, where she gained experience in curriculum development and training and ICAC peer-to-peer investigations. Ms. Tow is a Certified Trainer in the California Law Enforcement Telecommunication System (CLETS) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) National Incident Management System/Standardized Emergency Management System (NIMS/SEMS).
JR Ujifusa has been working on human trafficking crimes and issues for the last 5 years and is also a Special Assistant United States Attorney for the district of Oregon focusing on federal human trafficking crimes. He is a member of the Multnomah County District Attorney's Human Trafficking Team which oversees the Prostitution Coordination Team, the Sex Buyers Accountability and Diversion Program, First Offender Program, Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children Law Enforcement group, and is the primary prosecutor for all felony prostitution and human trafficking cases within Multnomah County. He has been a Deputy District Attorney since 2005 and has also prosecuted drug crimes, felony property crimes, violent crimes, sexual assaults, domestic violence related crimes, homicides and gang related crimes.
Thomas J Valvano, MD, JD is the Medical Director of the Suspected Child Abuse and Neglect (SCAN) Program at Doernbecher Children's Hospital and a Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Oregon Health & Science University. He is also a medical examiner at CARES Northwest. Dr. Valvano received his Medical Degree from the University of Rochester School of Medicine in Rochester, NY. He also holds a JD (Doctor of Jurisprudence) from Northeastern University School of Law in Boston, MA. He completed his residency in Pediatrics and a Fellowship in Child Abuse Pediatrics at Children's Memorial Hospital in Chicago. He is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics in Pediatrics and Child Abuse Pediatrics.
Detective Paul Wade has been with the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office since 1995. Detective Wade is currently assigned as the Domestic Violence Investigator for the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office DVERT Unit, and serves as an Instructor of the Defensive Tactics Unit for the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office. Detective Wade is a former SWAT Officer, is a Krav Maga Force Instructor (the self-defense system taught to Israeli police and military) and holds a purple belt Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. When not running around with his kids and their activities, he trains and competes in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu all over the country and has earned medals for his accomplishments. His wife and son also train and compete in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. In his free time, he enjoys running and backpacking, and anytime in between he is reading.
Ms. Lauren Wagner is a High-Tech Crime Training Specialist in the High-Tech Crime Training Services department of SEARCH, where she performs tasks related to training local, state and federal agencies on computer technology issues with criminal justice applications. She is a recognized national expert on the role that social networking websites can play in law enforcement investigations, and has authored numerous white papers for investigators. Ms. Wagner routinely provides technical assistance to law enforcement agencies in active cases. She prepares training materials, teaches SEARCH investigative courses and speaks at conferences throughout the U.S. Ms. Wagner is an ICI certified instructor and received a 2009 “Excellence in Training” award from California POST
High-Tech Crime Training Specialist in the High-Tech Crime Training
Services department of SEARCH, The National Consortium of Justice
Information and Statistics, where he coordinates and provides training
on high-tech crime investigations and forensics to local, state, and
federal justice and public safety agencies. Mr. Williams is
a detective with the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department, working
for the Sacramento Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC)
Taskforce. Additionally, he is an instructor for Fox Valley
Technical College and the Sacramento Sheriff’s Basic Recruit Training
Jana Wiseman has been working as a Juvenile Court Counselor for Clackamas County for the past 20 years. During the last four years, Jana's primary job responsibilities have been working with Commercially Sexually Exploited Victims (CSEC) and developing a CSEC Coalition for the county. This has included developing protocols and responses for these victims in a multi-disciplinary team approach, as well as conducting trainings on this topic.
Andrea Zaferes has been investigating aquatic deaths and teaching water rescue/recovery with TeamLGS for 24 years, is a medicolegal death investigator with Dutchess County Medical Examiner's office, and helped start a nonprofit organization, RIPTIDE to assist with submerged evidence/body recovery, and aquatic abuse and homicide investigations. She has spoken at more than 60 forensic conferences, is one of the leading public safety dive trainers in the U.S. and Canada with several national awards, has more than 100 publications, serves as a court-certified aquatic death expert, is a pro bono consultant to NCMEC, has taught thousands of law enforcement personnel and death investigators, and assists with adult and pediatric investigations internationally.
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