Russell Amos has been a prosecutor with the Clackamas County District Attorney’s Office for the last nine years during which he has prosecuted cases that include drug crimes, property crimes, domestic violence, child abuse, and sex abuse. Amos currently works in the felony person crime unit which prosecutes all felony person crimes that include child abuse, sex abuse, felony assaults, robbery cases, and homicide.
Christopher Armstrong is a specialist in the High-Tech Crime Training Services department of SEARCH, where he coordinates and provides training on high-tech crime investigations and forensics. Mr. Armstrong retired from the San Diego Police Department in 2006 after more than 27 years of service. When he retired, he was lead investigator for the ICAC grant in San Diego County. In this role, he was involved in proactive and reactive investigations, forensic investigations, computer maintenance, office network and networking hardware, and grant financial planning. Immediately prior to his ICAC assignment, he spent over six years as a child abuse investigator, investigating every type of child abuse, including child homicides.
Lundy Bancroft is an author, workshop leader, and consultant on domestic abuse and child maltreatment. His work focuses on three areas: 1. Training professionals on best practices for intervening with male perpetrators of violence against women, toward the goal of promoting accountability and requiring change; 2. Training professionals on the dynamics of emotional injury and recovery in children who are exposed to a man who abuses their mother, to prepare participants to offer the most effective and safe assistance possible to children and their mothers; and 3. Supporting healing and empowerment for abused women, with an emphasis on advocating for the human rights of mothers and their children.
Lundy has twenty years of experience specializing in interventions for abusive men and their families. He has also authored many other book chapters and scholarly articles. Lundy is a former Co-Director of Emerge, the nation’s first counseling program for men who batter. He has worked with over a thousand abusers directly as an intervention counselor, and has served as clinical supervisor on another thousand cases. He has also served extensively as a custody evaluator, child abuse investigator, and expert witness in domestic violence and child abuse cases. Lundy appears across the United States as a presenter for judges and other court personnel, child protective workers, therapists, law enforcement officials, and other audiences.
Jan Chozen Bays, MD, is a pediatrician specializing in the evaluation of children for possible abuse and neglect. After graduating from Swarthmore College she received medical training at U.C. San Diego. For ten years she served as medical director of the Child Abuse Response and Assessment Center (CARES NW) at Legacy Children’s Hospital in Portland, Oregon where over 1,000 children and families are seen each year for concerns of abuse and neglect. She has written a number of articles for medical journals and also chapters in text books on aspects of child abuse including substance abuse and child abuse, child abuse by poisoning, and conditions mistaken for child abuse. She does training for professionals internationally on many aspects of child abuse as well as burn out and compassion fatigue.
Chrystal Bell is a Forensic Scientist with the Oregon State Police Portland Metro Crime Lab. She has been with the OSP Laboratory since 2001 and is currently assigned to the Biology Processing and Crime Scene Units. She analyzes physical evidence in cases including sexual abuse/assault, physical assaults and homicides. In 2010, Bell worked with Dr. Leila Keltner, M.D, Ph.D. of CARES NW to develop a child-specific sexual assault collection kit. She has presented on laboratory analysis and SAFE kit collection for children and adolescents at Legacy Emanuel and Doernbecher Children’s Hospital. She is a member of the Northwest Association of Forensic Scientists, the International Association for Identification, and the International Association of Bloodstain Pattern Analysts.
Lawrence Jay Braunstein is a partner in the law firm of Braunstein & Zuckerman, Esqs, in White Plains, New York. His practice includes the areas of Matrimonial and Family Law and related civil and criminal litigation. Since 1985 he has specialized in child custody litigation and litigation involving allegations of child sexual abuse, physical abuse and abusive head trauma (shaken baby) in matrimonial, family and criminal cases.
He is regularly lectures as an invited speaker, both nationally and internationally, in the areas of child sexual abuse, physical abuse and shaken baby, child custody litigation, expert witness testimony, courtroom psychology, trial procedures, and on various other criminal, family and matrimonial law topics to judges, attorneys, medical and mental health professionals, law enforcement personnel (State and Federal), prosecutors (State and Federal), and child protection service personnel.
Since 1999 he has served on the faculty of the New York City Police Department Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Investigation Course. In 2004 he was the only defense attorney invited by the FBI to participate as a member of the working group to plan the International Online Child Sexual Victimization Symposium, and to present to both the working group and the Symposium. In 2008 he was a faculty member for a course entitled Expert Witness Testimony presented to the FBI Behavioral Analysis Units. He is presently an Adjunct Professor of Law at Hofstra University School of Law, Hempstead, New York. Since 2007 he has been named as one of the “Top Attorneys in the New York Metro Area” as published in the New York Times Magazine’s Super Lawyer Section, and one of the top Twenty-Five “Super Lawyers” in the Westchester County, New York area.
He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers; a Fellow of the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers; Co-Chair of the New York State Bar Association, Family Law Section, Child Custody Committee; Past Chair of the Westchester County Bar Association Family Law Section; Co-Chair of the Westchester County Bar Association, Family Law Section, Interdisciplinary Committee on Mental Health and Family Law; and Past Legal Chair of the New York State Interdisciplinary Forum on Mental Health and Family Law. He is also a member of the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (APSAC), a member of the APSAC Task Force on Videotaping of Forensic Interviews; and a member of the Expert Faculty of the International Society for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (ISPCAN). He serves on the Board of Editors of, and is a contributor to, the Journal of Child Custody, and the Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment and Trauma.
Ashley Carroll is the Abuse in Later Life Project Coordinator with Clackamas County Children, Youth and Families Division. Ashley spent three years volunteering for Clackamas Women’s Services and a year interning for the Clackamas County Domestic Violence Coordinator. Ashley is currently active in the local fields of domestic violence, aging services, and commercially and sexually exploited children.
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.
Since that time, Dr. Chervenak has helped establish a medical protocol for assessing children found at methamphetamine lab sites; compiled and lectures 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; the Oregon SANE Commission; 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.
Geraldine Crisci holds a Masters Degree in Social Work from the University of Connecticut. She specializes in the assessment and treatment of child sexual abuse and has developed protocols for trauma assessment, and the assessment of sexualized behaviour in children. She provides clinical consultation to a variety of sexual abuse treatment programs, children's mental health centres and treatment residences.
Geraldine Crisci has been instrumental in developing the assessment and treatment programs in Trauma Assessment and Sexual Behaviour Assessment of Children Under 12 in many organizations and programs. She continues her consultation work in those programs currently. She is a consultant for High Risk Cases with the Children’s Aid Society. She is an expert witness in criminal court in the areas of sexual abuse, disclosure process, memory and suggestibility in young children, and investigative interviewing.
Geraldine lectures regularly at both National and International Conferences on Maltreatment and Trauma. Geraldine is a founding member of the Association of Sexual Abuse Prevention and has served as one of 24 consultants to the U.S. Federal Government on issues of sexual abuse treatment and prevention. She co-authored the treatment manual "Paper Dolls and Paper Airplanes: Therapeutic Exercises for Sexually Traumatized Children", which is in its 5th printing. Geraldine has been listed as an Honored Professional in the National Register's Who's Who in Executives and Professionals.
Pam Crow is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has worked in the field of trauma since 1980. Pam has worked in residential treatment, as a DHS caseworker and Family Sex Abuse Treatment Program coordinator. She has completed specialized training in trauma, Sand Tray, and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy. Pam has combined a half-time private practice, providing treatment to children and families along with supervision to therapists, with half-time work at CARES NW (Child Abuse Response and Evaluation Services) since 1988.
Amy Doud is the Program Director with Clackamas Women's Services -- a program that serves survivors of domestic and sexual violence through systems collaboration and advocacy, case management, a 24-hour crisis and support line, counseling, safe shelter, housing, community education and outreach. Doud has been working with domestic and sexual violence survivors and their supporters since 1995, specializing in serving marginalized and highly vulnerable populations, and has been working in Clackamas County for the past 7 years.
Marieka Farrenkopf, EdM, LCSW attended the Boston University Schools of Social Work and Education, and is a medical social worker in Portland, OR. She currently works as a Child Interviewer and Trainer at CARES NW, a pediatric clinic at Emanuel Hospital specializing in evaluating children for abuse and neglect. Ms. Farrenkopf has a private practice in Portland where she sees teenagers and adults for individual mental-health counseling. She specializes in abuse and neglect, crisis, teenaged angst, interpersonal conflict, depression and anxiety.
Vincent J. Felitti is a Co-Principal Investigator of the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study, ongoing collaborative research between Kaiser Permanente and the Centers for Disease Control. A 1962 graduate of the Johns Hopkins Medical School, Dr. Felitti is an internist who founded the Department of Preventive Medicine for Kaiser Permanente in San Diego, California in 1975. He served as Chief of Preventive Medicine until 2001. Under Dr. Felitti’s leadership, the Health Appraisal Division of the department became the largest single-site medical evaluation facility in the world, providing comprehensive, biopsychosocial medical evaluation to a total of 1.3 million individual adults. During his career, he developed major health-risk abatement programs for obesity, smoking, the genetic disease Hemochromatosis, and for somatization disorders. These programs are provided to over 1,000 patients per month in San Diego. Dr. Felitti is Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of California and a Fellow of The American College of Physicians.
Randall Fenley has been a deputy with the Lane County Sheriff's Office for approximately 21 years. The last seven years he has served as a detective in the violent crimes unit. Before joining the detective division, Detective Fenley served in numerous assignments including: corrections, patrol, traffic safety and forest land patrol. As a violent crimes detective, he has investigated numerous homicides, violent sexual assaults and child abuse complaints. Detective Fenley is a member of the Lane County multidisciplinary team that reviews all cases where child victims are forensically interviewed.
Justin Fitzsimmons 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. He was the supervisor of the Special Prosecutions Unit of the Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office, prosecuting cases of arson, elder abuse, complex financial crimes, Internet crimes and public integrity. The unit was responsible for any prosecutions involving online crimes against children. Before supervising SPU, he was assigned to the Child Advocacy Center where he prosecuted sexual assault and severe physical abuse of children. He has served as a member of working groups Innocence Lost, Restitution for Victims of Child Pornography, and Cyberbullying with other individuals from federal, state and local law enforcement, non-profit organizations and internet safety organizations to develop responses and education to technology-facilitated crimes.
Sergeant Jon Foreman has been with the Milwaukie Police Department for 12 years. Currently, Foreman is assigned as a patrol supervisor and department training sergeant. Sgt. Foreman previously worked as patrol officer, field training officer, emergency vehicle operator instructor, and was assigned as a general assignment detective. Before coming to Milwaukie, Sgt. Foreman worked in private security and served seven years in the U.S. Army as a Russian Interrogator.
Kate Gary began her career in prevention of elder abuse and mistreatment as a
Student intern in the Criminal Justice Program at Portland State University. Her placement at Elder’s in Action engaged her with problem solving for Elder’s in the areas of housing, healthcare, crime and elder abuse. In 2007, Ms. Gary accepted an internship with Multnomah County Adult Protective Service Program where she became skilled in conducting investigations of suspected abuse/neglect in nursing facilities and community based care facilities.
Since 2008, Ms. Gary has been working as an investigator with Adult Protective Service serving Clackamas County. Ms. Gary investigates allegations of abuse or neglect, with persons 65 and older and/or with adults with physical disabilities. For the past five years, Ms. Gary has worked collaboratively with community partners in establishing plans of safety and protection for vulnerable adults.
Casey Gwinn, J.D. serves as the President of the National Family Justice Center Alliance. Casey has been recognized by The American Lawyer magazine as one of the top 45 public lawyers in America.
Casey served for eight years as the elected City Attorney of San Diego from 1996 to 2004. Prior to entering elected office, Casey founded City Attorney’s Child Abuse and Domestic Violence Unit, leading the Unit from 1986 to 1996 – prosecuting both misdemeanor and felony cases. During Casey’s tenure, the Unit's work was honored for playing a major role in the 90 percent drop in domestic violence homicides in the City of San Diego over the last twenty years. In 1986, Casey co-founded the San Diego Task Force on Domestic Violence. In 1991, he founded the San Diego Domestic Violence Council.
In 2002, Casey saw his vision of a comprehensive, “one stop shop” for services to victims of family violence become a reality in San Diego. In partnership with former San Diego Police Chief David Bejarano and current Chief Bill Lansdowne, he led the effort to open the nationally acclaimed San Diego Family Justice Center. The Family Justice Center opened its doors in downtown San Diego on October 10, 2002. In January, 2003, Casey and the San Diego Family Justice Center were profiled on the Oprah Winfrey Show as leading the way for other communities in its coordinated approach to co-locating services for victims of domestic violence, child abuse, elder abuse, and sexual assault. In October, 2003, President George W. Bush announced a national initiative to begin creating Family Justice Centers across the country and asked Casey to provide leadership to the effort. Casey currently oversees a national technical assistance team that supports all existing and developing Family Justice Centers in the United States and around the world, speaks in communities across America, and provides leadership to the YWCA of San Diego County.
Casey has served on the U.S. Attorney General’s National Advisory Committee on Violence Against Women and the American Bar Association Commission on Domestic Violence. He chaired the California Attorney General’s Task Force on Domestic Violence (See the report at www.safestart.org). He also served on the congressionally created Department of Defense task force, studying the handling of family violence throughout the Department of Defense. He has authored a host of articles on domestic violence and has authored two books on the Family Justice Center movement and co-authored two more. The first book entitled “Hope for Hurting Families” calls for the creation of Family Justice Centers across America to help hurting and violent families. His second book, co-authored with Gael Strack, was released in April 2007, “Hope for Hurting Families II: How to Start a Family Justice Center in Your Community.” Gael and Casey authored a third on-line book, published in Arabic, focused on developing co-located service centers in the Middle East. Casey’s newest book, “Dream Big: A Simple, Complicated Idea to Stop Family Violence” was published in 2010.
Casey has received many local and national awards, including the Stephen L. Lewis Lecturer of Merit Award from the National College of District Attorneys, the San Diego Domestic Violence Council’s Lifetime Achievement Award, the Women’s International Living Legacy Award, the Men’s Leadership Forum Hometown Hero Award, Sharp Healthcare’s Excellence in Education Award, the San Diego Press Club’s Diogenes Award, the San Diego Mediation Center’s Peacemaker Award, the San Diego Ecumenical Council’s Christian Unity Award, Lifetime Television’s Times Square Salute Award, Advocate of the Year Award presented on Disability Independence Day from the disabled community in San Diego, the California Peace Prize from the California Wellness Foundation, New York’s Abely Award for Leading Women and Children to Safety, and the Avon Foundation’s Community Advocate of the Year Award.
One of Casey’s great personal passions is Camp HOPE, the unique camping initiative he founded at the San Diego Family Justice Center. Camp HOPE is the first specialized camp in America focused exclusively on children exposed to domestic violence.
Erik Hasselman is an Assistant District Attorney for Lane County, Oregon. He has worked in this capacity for almost 18 years, the last eight of which he has served in the Major Crimes Division. He prosecutes violent crimes, with the majority of his caseload consisting of cases involving the sexual and physical abuse of children. He has served on Lane County’s Multi-Disciplinary Team for nearly a decade, and was awarded the Randy Nunnenkamp Champions for Children award at the 2010 Child Abuse & Family Violence Summit in Portland, Oregon.
Chief Jim Holler has served as Chief of Police for the past sixteen years of the Liberty Township Police Department in Adams County, Pennsylvania and on December 1, 2007, he retired as the Chief of Police to continue consulting in the areas of child abuse.
In the sixteen years as police chief, his responsibilities were not only to manage daily activities of the police department but also investigate all types of crimes from homicide, domestics 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 pro-active 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.
Dr. Carole Jenny is a Professor of Pediatrics at Brown University School of Medicine. She graduated from University of Missouri, Dartmouth Medical School, and the University of Washington School of Medicine. She did her pediatric residency at the University of Colorado Affiliated Hospitals and at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. She was a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania, and received an MBA in Health Care from the Wharton School. Before coming to Providence, she has served on the faculties of the University of Washington and the University of Colorado. She directs the Lawrence A. Aubin, Sr. Child Protection Program at Hasbro Children’s Hospital, Providence, Rhode Island. The program offers medical consultation, evaluation and treatment services for children with suspected physical abuse, sexual abuse, failure to thrive, psychological abuse, neglect, medical neglect, and medical child abuse. Dr. Jenny is past-Chair of the Section on Child Abuse and Neglect of the American Academy of Pediatrics, and past-Chair of the Academy's Committee on Child Abuse and Neglect. Her research interests include abusive head trauma, internet child exploitation, and medical child abuse. She is the editor of a book recently published by Elsevier-Saunders, Inc. entitled “Child Abuse and Neglect: Diagnosis, Treatment, and Evidence."
Cory Jewell Jensen, M.S. is the Co-Director of the Center for Behavioral Intervention in Beaverton, Oregon. She has worked with adult sex offenders and their families for 30 years and provided training and/or consultation to The National Center for the Prosecution of Child Abuse, The United States Navy, The Mark Mc Gwire Foundation for Children and a number of law enforcement, child advocacy and Faith based organizations. Ms. Jensen served as the Executive Director for the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers and chaired two of ATSA’s International Research and Treatment Conferences, served as President of the Oregon Chapter of ATSA and chaired the Offender Management Committee attached to the Oregon Attorney General’s Sexual Assault Task Force. She is currently an instructor for Portland State University’s Child Welfare Training Institute and been the recipient of Oregon’s "Commercial Crime Prevention Award," the "Champions for Children Award," the OATSA "Significant Achievement Award," the Nunnenkamp "Award of Excellence" and the Jan Hindman Memorial Award. She has also published a number of articles related to sex offender treatment, risk management and child abuse prevention. She has testified as an expert witness in local and federal courts and been a featured guest on radio talk shows and the Oprah Winfrey Show.
Jerrold W. Jones is retired from the law enforcement community after 31 years with the Police Bureau in Portland, Oregon and has been an instructor for NW3C since May 2006. During his police career Jerry worked various assignments including 14 years experience in investigative functions. For the last 3 ½ years of his career with Portland PB, Jerry was a full time computer forensics examiner in the Detective Division and was assigned to the FBI Northwest Regional Computer Forensics Lab. In this capacity he examined media in numerous cases including hard drives, cell phones, PDAs, and other electronic storage devices. He has significant experience in computer forensics, investigations. Jerry has been involved in cases on both a national and local level.
Jerry began his career with the Portland Police Bureau as a police officer assigned to various precincts and traffic division. He was a supervisor for the last 24 years of his career. In 2003 he became a Police Detective/Sergeant as a specialist in computer forensics, and began teaching courses nation-wide in this field.
Jerry has testified in court as an expert witness in computer forensic matters. Jerry received a BA in Administration of Justice from Portland State University, and has attended over 1500 hrs of computer forensic training. In addition he is a former certified FBI CART examiner, IACIS CFCE, and holds A+ and NET+ certifications.
Brandon Kaopuiki began his law enforcement career in 1998 with the Gresham Police Department, where he worked as a patrol officer, school resource officer, crisis negotiator, and detective. As a detective, Brandon was assigned to the Multnomah County Child Abuse Team for more than three years before he joined the Oregon Department of Justice in 2009 as a Special Agent with the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) task force.
Leila Keltner, MD, PhD is the Medical Director of CARES Northwest, the medically-based child abuse assessment center serving the Portland metropolitan area. Since 1987, she has evaluated over 3,000 children, both outpatient and inpatient, for concerns of abuse and neglect. She is a member of two county Child Abuse Multidisciplinary Teams and the Oregon State Child Fatality Review Team. She serves on the Children's Trust Fund of Oregon Board of Trustees, and is a member of the Multnomah County Commission on Children, Families and Community.
Sueann Kenney-Noziska, MSW, LISW, LCSW, RPT-S, is a Licensed Independent Social Worker and Registered Play Therapist Supervisor specializing in using play therapy in clinical practice with abused and traumatized children, adolescents, and families. As part of her clinical work, she provides outpatient psychotherapy to those impacted by childhood sexual abuse and facilitates a sexual abuse group therapy program. Additionally, she is founder and owner of Play Therapy Corner, Inc., a play therapy supervision, consultation, and training organization. Sueann is author of “Techniques-Techniques-Techniques: Play-Based Activities for Children, Adolescents, and Families,” a manual which highlights the original play-based techniques and interventions she has created to advance the field of play therapy. She has been an active leader at the state and national levels in the Association for Play Therapy and presents regularly at the international play therapy conference and national child abuse conferences.
Julie Kenniston, MSW, LSW is the Director of Training and Education at Butler County Children Services in Hamilton, Ohio, and the Executive Director of The Center for Family Solutions, Butler County’s developing child advocacy center. She is also an independent contractor and trainer presenting nationally and internationally on interviewing in the context of investigations and prosecutions of child abuse cases. Ms. Kenniston specializes in the areas of forensic interviews, interdisciplinary teamwork, peer review, sexual abuse and domestic violence issues, assessment and planning. She mentors Children’s Services workers in child maltreatment investigations and consults for law enforcement and prosecutors. Ms. Kenniston is a licensed social worker in Ohio and a board member of the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (APSAC) as well as having been a board member for the Ohio chapter. She is a chairperson for APSAC’s forensic interviewer certification task force and is currently on the executive committee serving as the Member at Large.
Sueann Kenney-Noziska, MSW, LISW, LCSW, RPT-S, is a Licensed Independent Social Worker and Registered Play Therapist Supervisor specializing in using play therapy in clinical practice with abused & traumatized children, adolescents, and their families. She is an accomplished author, instructor, guest lecturer, and internationally recognized speaker who has trained thousands of professionals. Sueann is known as a dynamic, engaging speaker with a reputation for providing practical and clinically useful play therapy interventions. Her seminars highlight her practical, first-hand experience using play therapy in clinical practice with victims of abuse & trauma as well as her insight and expertise. Sueann is author of “Techniques-Techniques-Techniques: Play-Based Activities for Children, Adolescents, & Families.”
Christine Landers has been a prosecutor with the Clackamas County District Attorney’s Office for the last 17 years -- during which she has prosecuted cases that include aggravated murder, murder, sexual assault, child sexual abuse, child physical abuse and neglect. Ms. Landers is currently assigned to the Felony Person Crime Unit, participates in the multi-disciplinary team and the child fatality review, and recently drafted the Clackamas County Sexual Assault Task Force protocol.
Jennifer Lee is the Senior Program Strategist for the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children’s (NCMEC) Child Victim Identification Program (CVIP). In 2002 Ms. Lee assisted in the creation and development of the Child Victim Identification Program and eventually served as Program Manager. Beginning in 2007, Ms. Lee now works to help advance the tools used daily within CVIP to assist law enforcement and prosecutors working child sexual exploitation cases. Ms. Lee provides assistance to the unit with policy development and working on special projects. Ms. Lee also travels across the country to educate law enforcement officials and policy-makers on the many aspects of online exploitation and demonstrate critical techniques to help identify child victims.
Dr. Dan Leonhardt is a pediatrician/child abuse specialist at CARES Northwest and Randall Children’s Hospital at Legacy Emanuel. Dr. Leonhardt received his medical degree from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine and his pediatric training at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Leonhardt began his career in child abuse pediatrics as a member of the Protective Service Team at Children’s Memorial Hospital. He was an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Northwestern University Medical School and the Medical Director of the Safe Kids Clinic — a clinic that specialized in the management and diagnosis of child abuse and neglect with special emphasis on failure to thrive and children living in homes with parental substance abuse.
Don Lewis is a High-Tech Crime Training Specialist in the High-Tech Crime Training Services department of SEARCH, The National Consortium of Justice Information and Statistics. 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 its 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, which involved 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 Mugshot System.
Sue Lewis has worked in the field of child abuse and neglect since the early 1990’s and as a forensic interviewer in Oregon since 1998. She works at the Children’s Center located in Clackamas County where she interviews children and adolescents on child abuse concerns. She has provided trainings both locally and nationally on a variety of topics related to forensic interviewing and child development. She has also assisted in the development of the recent edition of the Oregon Interviewing Guidelines. Ms. Lewis holds a Master’s in Social Work degree from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, and she is licensed in the State of Oregon where she has lived since 1995.
Linda Lorenz, M.D., a native Oregonian, has worked at Kaiser Permanente and CARES Northwest for over 20 years and brings a Pediatrician's perspective to keeping children safe. As member of both Oregon and Clackamas County's Child Fatality Review Committee she is passionate about ways we can inform families to help keep babies safe while at sleep. She is involved, as an examiner, evaluating children for maltreatment and neglect at CARES Northwest and in the community working in the prevention field.
Timothy Lott is a High-Tech Crime Training Specialist in the High-Tech Crime Training Services department of SEARCH, The National Consortium for 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. A former deputy probation officer with the Sacramento County (California) Probation Department, Mr. Lott has advanced training in computer forensics investigations and data recovery. He was assigned to the Sacramento Valley Hi-Tech Crimes Task Force, where he conducted probation compliance checks on offenders who have been convicted and placed on probation for offenses involving the possession of child pornography, stalking through the use of social networking sites or cellular devices, and identity theft. In addition to completing compliance checks, he lead investigations of peer-to-peer networks used to trade child pornography.
With both her bachelor and master degrees in Child Development, Lisa Mayhew has worked as a child development specialist in North Carolina since 1992. She has provided direct therapy services to children, as well as providing consultation and training within North Carolina and across the US in areas related to child development. She specializes in the 0-3 year population, children with special needs and interdisciplinary collaboration. She has served as the Child Death Investigator/Trainer for the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner since 2000 conducting investigations of child deaths statewide, and providing assistance in investigations to local and state agencies. In addition, Lisa operates the Child Death Investigation Training Program in conjunction with the North Carolina Justice Academy to agencies statewide involved in the investigation of child fatalities. She provides training to local and state law enforcement agencies across the US, and is the author of Child Death Investigations: Interdisciplinary Techniques from Cradle to Court available through Carolina Academic Press. She served as a consultant in the development of the Infant/Child Death Investigation Kit with Tri Tech Forensics and is an instructor for their training institute.
Kevin Mulcahy is an Assistant U.S. Attorney in Detroit and Chief of the General Crimes Unit. As Chief, Kevin oversees his district’s Project Safe Childhood program, which is a federal initiative aimed at combating child sexual exploitation. Kevin also supervises gun, drug, and other federal prosecutions. For his own caseload, Kevin focuses on child exploitation crimes, including production of child pornography cases, traveler cases, and other significant PSC prosecutions. Kevin has been a prosecutor for 11 years, all on the federal level, with the first 3.5 years as an AUSA in San Diego, and the rest in Detroit. Kevin is happily married and the proud papa of two enigmatic and fun little ones.
Robert Parrish began his legal career with the Utah Attorney General’s Office in 1980. Through many years of work as an appellate and trial attorney, he gravitated to the field of child abuse and child maltreatment, becoming a nationally recognized expert in the physical abuse and murder of children. After spending 20 years with the Attorney General’s Office, Rob then spent a 2- year sabbatical as the Deputy Director of the National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome. He then returned to government law practice as a Guardian ad Litem, representing abused and neglected children in juvenile court between 2002 and 2007. He is now prosecuting criminal cases again as a Deputy Salt Lake County District Attorney, and his work involves both general felony prosecution and child abuse homicide prosecution. Rob presents training for all professionals on a wide range of child maltreatment issues, is on the Board of Directors of the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children, and co-edited the book Abusive Head Trauma in Infants and Children with Drs. Lori Frasier, Kay Rauth-Farley and Randell Alexander in 2006.
Detective Brian Pearson served in the US Army from 1989 until 2000. Upon graduating from Saint Martins University in 2000, Pearson was hired by the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office. Pearson has worked as a patrol deputy from 2000 until 2009 and is a member of the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office Dive Rescue Team. In 2009, he was promoted to detective and assigned to the Child Abuse Team. During his time with the child abuse team, Detective Pearson has investigated all types of physical, sexual, neglect and homicide of children within Clackamas County.
Joseph Rampolla has been a law enforcement officer for 18 years. In 1994 he received a Masters of Arts degree in Criminal Justice from John Jay College in New York City. Joseph holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Law & Society from Ramapo College of New Jersey. He became a police officer in 1995 and currently holds the rank of Captain for the Park Ridge Police Department. He has supervised numerous criminal investigations within the department and oversees the Detective Bureau. In 2003 he was assigned to a regional computer crimes task force. He has successfully completed training offered by county, state and federal agencies as well as leading technology companies with a focus in the areas of computer forensics, Internet child exploitation, cyber-bullying, cyber counter-terrorism, human trafficking, and Peer-to-Peer file sharing investigations. He is a member of the HTCIA, HTCC, and IACIS. Joseph enjoys teaching the topics of cyber crimes, augmented reality / virtual worlds, cyber-bullying and advanced undercover Internet Relay Chat (IRC) investigations. He has taught International law enforcement at Microsoft in Redmond WA, in the Ontario Canadian Providence, and taught cybercrime topics to all levels of law enforcement for the National Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. Joseph serves as a consultant for various organizations across the United States and presents for the National District Attorney’s Association (NDAA) and Fox Valley Technical College. Joseph is the creator of the Augmented Reality Dirt Podcast and Blog (ARDirt.com). The AR Dirt Podcast is one of the first podcasts dedicated to field of AR and explores cutting edge and emerging technologies that influence society, cybercrime and our legal system. Joseph recently co-authored the book “Augmented Reality – An Emerging Technologies Guide to AR” which was released in December of 2012.
Sara Short, MS, has been a Forensic Scientist in the Toxicology section of the Oregon State Police Portland Forensic Laboratory since 2006. She currently serves as the Toxicology Technical Leader. Ms. Short's casework includes analysis of Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants (DUII), Drug-Facilitated Sexual Assault (DFSA), and Medical Examiner cases for the presence of controlled substances and common pharmaceuticals. Ms. Short is certified as a Forensic Toxicology Specialist by the American Board of Forensic Toxicology.
Dr. Sue Skinner works at the Children’s Center of Clackamas County, and has been working in the field of child abuse and neglect for 18 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.
Michael Slauson is a senior assistant attorney general in the Criminal Justice Division of the Oregon Department of Justice, and is the prosecutor assigned to the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. He joined the Department in 2001 through its honors attorney program. In his first year with the Department, Mr. Slauson worked in the Appellate Division where he briefed and argued cases before Oregon’s appellate courts. Since 2002, he’s been assigned to the Criminal Justice Division, where he has provided assistance to district attorneys and their staff, been legal advisor to the Division’s criminal intelligence unit and prosecuted a broad array of criminal cases.
Micah Smith is the Computer Crimes Detective for the Linn County Sheriff’s Office in Albany, Oregon, primarily investigating computer-facilitated child sex crimes, and undercover peer-to-peer file sharing investigations, as well as conducting computer forensics examinations for Linn County and neighboring agencies. Detective Smith’s forensic specialty has focused on the Mac operating system, as well as Windows forensics using EnCase. Detective Smith is a recipient of the 2005 National Center for Missing and Exploited Children’s Law Enforcement Award, serves as a faculty instructor for the National District Attorneys Association, is a frequent presenter at Internet safety conferences throughout the Northwest, and is in charge of the Sheriff’s Office Internet safety program techSmartz tasked with keeping kids safer online. He is married, and has two children.
Karin Stauder has been employed with the Corvallis Police Department since February 1993. She had served as Patrol Officer for six years; a Crime Prevention Officer; a School Resource Officer for four years; a Detective for nine years; a Police Training Officer, and recently returned to the patrol division. When Ms. Stauder was the lead child abuse investigator in 2003, she was trained by CARES NW as a child forensic interviewer. She is also an instructor with the Department of Public Safety and Standards Training and instruct the basic police classes in the area of child abuse, as well as, being assigned to work in scenario village. She has presented on Karly’s Law regionally in Oregon and assisted with the homicide investigation of Karly Sheehan, the namesake of Karly’s Law.
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 US 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.
Patti Toth has been the Child Abuse Program Manager for the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission since 1999. Patti started her career as a Washington State prosecutor in 1980, specializing in child abuse and sexual assault cases. She then worked for 8 years as the first Director of the National Center for Prosecution of Child Abuse of the National District Attorneys Association, and later as a trial attorney in the Child Exploitation Section of the US Department of Justice. Patti served on the Executive Council of ISPCAN (the International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse & Neglect) from 1990 to 1998, and was the President of APSAC (the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children) in 1994. She frequently presents training throughout the US and in other countries, and manages APSAC’s highly respected Child Forensic Interview Clinics. Patti co-chaired the committee responsible for APSAC’s national 2012 Practice Guidelines on Forensic Interviewing in Cases of Suspected Child Abuse, is co-author of Washington State’s Child Interview Guide, and developed WA State’s CPOD Guidelines for First Responders to Child Fatalities and Serious Physical Abuse. In 2008, Patti received the J. Pat Finley Child Protection Lifetime Achievement Award.
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, as a public-safety dispatcher for the Grass Valley (California) and Helena (Montana) Police Departments.
Olga Trujillo is an attorney, speaker, author and survivor. Her experience over the past 25 years has been as a private attorney, an attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice, a consultant to many local, state and national organizations. Olga is a nationally sought speaker and author.
Olga is featured in the video “A Survivor’s Story”, a documentary and training video based on her personal experience of violence. Olga has authored a number of articles and publications. Her memoir for New Harbinger Publications entitled “The Sum of My Parts” was released in October 2011. She also co-authored a Handbook for Attorneys “Representing Domestic Violence Survivors Who Are Also Experiencing Trauma and Mental Health Challenges” which was released in January 2012. Olga currently writes a blog for Psychology Today.
Thomas J. Valvano, MD, JD, is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at OHSU and the Medical Director of the Suspected Child Abuse and Neglect Program at Doernbecher Children’s Hospital. He is also a medical provider at CARES Northwest. He received his Medical Degree from the University of Rochester School of Medicine in Rochester, NY. Dr. Valvano also holds a JD (Doctor of Jurisprudence) degree, earned at Northeastern University in Boston. 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. Prior to joining the faculty at OHSU, Dr. Valvano held a faculty appointment as Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the Medical College of Wisconsin.
Victor Vieth serves as the Executive Director of the National Child Protection Training Center (NCPTC), a state of the art training complex located on the campus of Winona State University (WSU). NCPTC includes five moot court rooms, four forensic interview rooms and a “mock house” in which to conduct simulated child abuse investigations. NCPTC staff provides intensive instruction for undergraduate students and current professionals in the field on how to better recognize, react, and respond to children who are being abused. The Center trains approximately 15,000 child protection professionals each year.
Mr. Vieth has trained thousands of child-protection professionals from all 50 states, two U.S. Territories , and 17 countries on numerous topics pertaining to child abuse investigations, prosecutions and prevention. He gained national recognition for his work in addressing child abuse in small communities as a prosecutor in rural Minnesota. He has been named to the President’s Honor Roll of the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children. The Young Lawyers Division of the American Bar Association named him one of the “21 Young Lawyers Leading us Into the 21st Century.” Mr. Vieth has been instrumental in implementing 22 state and international forensic interview training programs and dozens of undergraduate and graduate programs on child maltreatment.
Mr. Vieth has published countless articles related to the investigation, prosecution and prevention of child abuse and neglect. He is author of Unto the Third Generation, a bold initiative that outlines the necessary steps we must all take to eliminate child abuse in America in three generations.
Mr. Vieth graduated magna cum laude from WSU and earned his Juris Doctor from Hamline University School of Law (HUSL). While studying at HUSL, he received the American Jurisprudence award for achievement in the study of Constitutional law and served as editor -in chief of the Law Review.
Ms. Lauren Wagner is a High Tech Crime Training Specialist in the 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 provides technical assistance to law-enforcement agencies in active cases, 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.
John D. Wentworth is a Senior Deputy District Attorney in Clackamas County, Oregon where he supervises the Domestic Violence and Vulnerable Adult Abuse Unit of the District Attorney’s Office. Wentworth has been a prosecutor since 1995 and has spent over half of his career specializing in the prosecution of domestic violence. Wentworth has been recognized by the Crime Victims Assistance Network for outstanding victim advocacy, and in 2012 received the Special Service Award from the Oregon Healthcare Association for his work in ending elder abuse in Oregon.
James Williams is a High-Tech Crime Training Project Instructor in the High-Tech Crime Training Services department of SEARCH, The National Consortium for 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.
A detective with the Sacramento County (California) Sheriff’s Department, Mr. Williams is assigned to the Sacramento Valley Hi-Tech Crimes Task Force. He is also a member of the Sacramento Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force. Mr. Williams investigates and trains new detectives in all aspects of computer/high technology crimes, including telecommunications fraud; crimes against children; identity thefts; and the recovery/analysis of digital evidence.
Mr. Williams has a law enforcement career that spans nearly two decades, rising from the rank of deputy sheriff. As an instructor for Fox Valley Technical College, he provides instruction for ICAC techniques classes. Additionally, he is a scenario evaluator/instructor for the Sacramento Sheriff’s Basic Recruit Training Academy.
A member of the High Tech Crime Investigation Association, Mr. Williams has extensive knowledge of peer-to-peer network investigations. He authored Operation Peer Precision Tips & Tricks, a document made available to investigators through the Wyoming ICAC Task Force.
Additionally, Mr. Williams is a California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) subject matter expert in the areas of High Technology and Computer Investigations, as well as Child Sexual Exploitation and Computer-based Exploitation.
Andrew Yeager is a certified School Psychologist, presently working in the Park Ridge New Jersey Public School District as a Student Assistance Coordinator and Anti-Bullying Specialist. He is the President of the New Jersey Association of Student Assistance Professionals (ASAP-NJ), the founding member and coordinator of the Bergen County Association of Student Assistance Professionals, and a lead responder for the Bergen County Traumatic Loss Coalition.
Andrew has worked as a therapist specializing in adolescent issues for the past 30 years. Prior to working in the public school setting, he spent 15 years working in residential treatment programs for adolescent substance abusers.
Andrew conducts trainings and lectures throughout the United States on addictions, bullying, Internet safety, adolescent risk perception, and suicide prevention. His television appearances include CBS, NBC, FOX, PBS, NJN, UPN, and WINS (New York) radio. Andrew is a co-Executive Producer of the cyber-bullying and Internet safety films “Sticks and Stones” and “The Web” and has written several educational programs on bullying, DWI prevention and Internet safety. He is the author of “Bullying Redefined: The Building Blocks of H.I.B.” published by Chase Wilson Education.