Leave No Victim Behind VI

Tuesday, 25 October 2022 7:30 AM - Thursday, 27 October 2022 5:00 PM [CDT]

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Tuesday, 25 October 2022 7:30 AM - Thursday, 27 October 2022 5:00 PM [CDT]

LBJ Student Center, 301, San Marcos, TX, 78666, United States.

The Texas State University Police Department and the Department of the Prosecuting Attorney, County of Maui, are pleased to announce the Leave No Victim Behind VI national training conference for 2022. The conference will occur on October 25-27, 2022, at the Texas State University Campus in San Marcos, Texas. The Leave No Victim Behind conference series will continue its focus on best practices for responding to mass violence and unique partnerships between law enforcement and victim services to assist victims of crime.

This year's conference theme is "The Brutal Plagues Devastating The Globe; Hate Crimes and Gun Violence - How Do We Respond? How Do We Heal? Collaborative Strategies for Mass Violence Response and Recovery". The conference will allow participants the opportunity to learn how communities continue to meet the needs of victims, survivors, and responders of large-scale mass violence incidents on a short and long-term basis. Participants will hear from responders and victims of recent and past mass violent events.

Continuing Education Units

  This year, Leave No Victim Behind is pleased to announce to victim advocates that NACP and D-SAACP Advocates can earn CEUs (up to 18 hours) by attending the Leave No Victim Behind Conference. Thank you to NOVA for partnering with us on this effort. 

If you are unfamiliar with NOVA's credentialing programs, please see the information below: 

NACP = National Advocate Credentialing Program (you can find their website here: https://www.thenacp.org

D-SAACP = Department of Defense Sexual Assault Advocate Certification Program (you can find more here: https://www.trynova.org/credentialing/d-saacp-dod/ 

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Leave No Victim Behind

https://leavenovictimbehind.org

The Brutal Plagues Devastating the Globe: Hate Crimes and Gun Violence How Do We Respond? How Do We Heal? Collaborative Strategies for Mass Violence Response and Recovery hosted by the Texas State University Police Department and the Department of the Prosecuting Attorney, County of Maui.

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Andrew Martin
Maui County Prosecuting Attorney
Office of the Maui County Prosecuting Attorney

Andrew H. Martin was appointed as Maui County Prosecuting Attorney in January, 2021. Prior to his appointment, Mr. Martin had been a deputy prosecuting attorney for the county from September 2005 to March 2010, and from February 2015 up to the date of his appointment. During his time as a deputy, Mr. Martin prosecuted homicide, sexual assault, domestic violence, and high-profile cases for the department. Prior to his appointment, Mr. Martin’s responsibilities included oversight of attorneys in the Circuit Court, Family Court, Felony Screening, Appellate, and Vehicular Homicide and Road Safety Units. As Circuit Court Supervisor, he supervised the department’s trial attorneys for all felony and misdemeanor jury trial cases. Mr. Martin was in private practice from March 2010 to February 2015 where he specialized in criminal defense. Earlier in his career, he worked as a deputy city prosecutor for the Long Beach City Prosecutor’s Office in California. Mr. Martin received his Juris Doctor from the Arizona State University Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law in May 2003 and his bachelor of arts degree from the University of San Diego in August 1999.

https://www.mauicounty.gov/123/Prosecuting-Attorney

About Andrew Martin

Maui County Prosecuting Attorney
Office of the Maui County Prosecuting Attorney
Pete Blair Ph.D.
Executive Director
ALERRT Center at Texas State University

Dr. Blair is a Professor of Criminal Justice and the Executive Director of the Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training (ALERRT) Center at Texas State University. He received his Doctoral Degree from Michigan State University and his Master's and Bachelor's degrees from Western Illinois University.

https://alerrt.org/

About Pete Blair Ph.D.

Executive Director
ALERRT Center at Texas State University
Zena Hooper Psy.D
Assistant Director
Disaster Behavioral Health Section

Zena Hooper, Psy.D is currently Assistant Director for the Texas Health and Human Services Commission’s (HHSC) Disaster Behavioral Health Section. Prior to this she was the Director of Victim Services for the Office of the Governor – Texas. There, she cultivated and fostered a collaborative relationship with the Disaster Behavioral Health Section to address community needs for every mass violence incident since 2016.

About Zena Hooper Psy.D

Assistant Director
Disaster Behavioral Health Section
Michael Grady, Pastor
Pastor
Prince of Peace Christian Fellowship

https://princeofpeacecf.org/our-pastor/

About Michael Grady, Pastor

Pastor
Prince of Peace Christian Fellowship
Eric Algoe
Vice President
Texas State University

Eric Algoe has served as the vice president for finance and support services at Texas State University since 2015 where he oversees the financial, physical, safety, and human resources of the university.

About Eric Algoe

Vice President
Texas State University
Anita Ahuja, MA
Victim/Witness Program Director
Department of the Prosecuting Attorney County of Maui

About Anita Ahuja, MA

Victim/Witness Program Director
Department of the Prosecuting Attorney County of Maui
Matthew Carmichael
Chief of Police
Texas State University Police Department

Currently serving as the Chief of Police at Texas State University. Chief Carmichael is the co-founder of Leave No Victim Behind and serves as the Executive Director.

police.txstate.edu

About Matthew Carmichael

Chief of Police
Texas State University Police Department
Gregory Murphy
Chief of Police
San Diego State University

About Gregory Murphy

Chief of Police
San Diego State University
Nader Oweis
Chief of Police
Sonoma State University Police Department

About Nader Oweis

Chief of Police
Sonoma State University Police Department
Gale Yandell
Senior Chaplain EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF TRAINING
International Fellowship of Chaplains

About Gale Yandell

Senior Chaplain EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF TRAINING
International Fellowship of Chaplains
Kiersten Florence
Student Body Vice President at Texas State University
Texas State University Student Government

Kiersten Florence is a sophomore at Texas State University and is pursuing a degree in Business Management. She is a leader and a doer. She has held many leadership positions and believes in a strong quality work ethic. She cares about Texas State University and our community. Kiersten is serving as Student Body Vice President at Texas State University.

https://studentgovernment.dos.txst.edu/officers/executive.html

About Kiersten Florence

Student Body Vice President at Texas State University
Texas State University Student Government
Harry Dunn
Private First Class
United States Capitol Police

Harry A. Dunn joined the U.S. Capitol Police (“USCP”) in 2008 and since 2011 has served at the officer rank as a Private First Class (“PFC”). Since 2009, PFC Dunn has been assigned to a USCP First Responder Unit responsible for maintaining perimeter security around the exterior of the U.S. Capitol, thereby creating a safe environment within the Capitol complex for Members of Congress, congressional staff and employees, and visitors to the Capitol. During the course of his tenure with USCP, PFC Dunn has provided security for scores of major events at the Capitol, including presidential inaugurations, joint sessions of Congress, and State of the Union addresses. He has participated in the USCP’s response to hundreds of protests and demonstrations where individuals gathered at the Capitol have peacefully exercised their First Amendment rights. He has also served as an Incident Commander responsible for responding to emergency situations such as attempted breaches of the Capitol perimeter or the discovery of suspicious packages. In addition, PFC Dunn has served as a Crisis Intervention Officer responsible for assisting individuals who may be experiencing a mental crisis, and as a member of USCP Crisis Negotiation Teams trained to respond to hostage or barricade situations. PFC Dunn also participates in USCP programs and activities to promote equity, diversity and inclusion within the USCP. PFC Dunn has received several awards and commendations for his exemplary service in the USCP, including the Capitol Police Service Medal, the Capitol Police Achievement Medal, and a commendation for interdicting an individual in possession of a firearm who was attempting to enter the Capitol. PFC Dunn graduated from James Madison University in 2005 with a B.S. degree in Health Science with a concentration in public health education.

About Harry Dunn

Private First Class
United States Capitol Police
Tennille Pereira
Licensed Attorney
Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada

Tennille Pereira is a licensed attorney in Las Vegas with the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada. When 1 October happened, Tennille facilitated and provided civil legal services for the bereaved families and survivors of the 1 October shooting at the Family Assistance Center. Tennille worked as a staff attorney advocating on behalf of all those impacted in the early months of recovery with the Vegas Strong Resiliency Center and was appointed to her current position as the Director of the Vegas Strong Resiliency Center in 2019. Under her leadership the Vegas Strong Resiliency Center was honored with the prestigious National Victim Service Award by the Office for Victims’ of Crime in 2020 and was designated as the first Statewide Victim Assistance Center for Nevada in 2021. She is a member of the Nevada Resilience Advisory Committee and the National Resiliency Center Director’s Forum. Tennille was also appointed to the 1 October Memorial Committee by Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak and elected as the Chairwoman of that Committee.

About Tennille Pereira

Licensed Attorney
Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada
Katie Egglefield
Deputy Director
New York State Office of Victim Services

Katie Egglefield has been the Deputy Director of Compensation for the Deputy Director since August 2021. In this role, Katie oversees the Victim Compensation Program and the Forensic Rape Exam (FRE) Direct Reimbursement Program operations. Before her work in the victim services field, she worked for the New York State Department of Health, conducting health services research and evaluating the quality of health care delivery for the state. Katie’s other experience includes monitoring health data compliance and process development in both the public and private sectors.

About Katie Egglefield

Deputy Director
New York State Office of Victim Services
Kristina Rose
Director
Office for Victims of Crime, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice

Kristina Rose is the Director of the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) at the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), where she oversees programs and services that support crime victims and survivors. Ms. Rose was appointed to this position by President Joe Biden, and sworn in on July 12, 2021. At OVC, she oversees nearly $9 billion in grant funding to provide vital compensation and assistance to persons impacted by crime. OVC also invests in new and innovative approaches to improving the criminal justice and community response to crime victimization and raises awareness of crime victim rights.

https://ovc.ojp.gov/about/ovc-director#:~:text=Kristina%20Rose%20is%20the%20Director,in%20on%20July%2012%2C%202021

About Kristina Rose

Director
Office for Victims of Crime, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice
Kelly Muklevicz
Supervising Victim Advocate
Ventura County District Attorney's Office

Kelly is a Supervising Victim Advocate with the Ventura County District Attorney’s Office. Following deployment to the Route 91 Harvest Festival shooting in Las Vegas on October 1, 2017, and the Borderline Bar and Grill shooting in Thousand Oaks, CA on November 7, 2918, Kelly currently manages a Anti-Terrorism and Emergency Assistance Program grant which provides no cost long term mental health services to the nearly 14,000 Route 91 survivors and families in the Southern California region, as well as the Borderline community in Ventura County.

About Kelly Muklevicz

Supervising Victim Advocate
Ventura County District Attorney's Office
Kimmi Herring
Associate Vice President
Community Programs at Safe Horizon

Kimmi Herring, LMSW (she/her/hers) is the Associate Vice President of Community Programs at Safe Horizon, the nation’s leading victim assistance organization. She provides administrative support to Community Program Directors who manage programs city-wide, addressing the needs of individuals, families, and communities impacted by violence and abuse; and licensed social workers who provide support to NYC college and university students and faculty around issues of domestic violence and sexual assault. Kimmi is a co-chair of the Safe Horizon Anti-Racism Steering Committee, where she plays an active role in the agency’s efforts to be a more racially equitable and inclusive workplace and to strengthen service delivery to racially and socio-economically diverse communities. Kimmi believes in building the capacity of BIPOC youth in their efforts to effect change in their environments. She serves as a mentor to new and aspiring social workers and sits on the Advisory Council of the Master of Social Work Program at CUNY York College. During her 22-year career, Kimmi has presented at several national and state conferences, and facilitated countless trainings for social service agencies, schools, healthcare professionals, and personnel from the criminal justice fields on issues such as bereavement for co-victims, parental and sibling grief, and navigating the criminal justice system. She regularly participates on city-wide task forces and coalitions representing Safe Horizon. Kimmi is a trained grief educator, mediator, and trauma counselor. She provides comprehensive, direct services, including individual and group counseling across various victimizations, including Intimate Partner Violence (IPV), Intra-Family Violence, Rape and Sexual Assault, and Homicide. She is a staunch victim advocate, supporting victims of crime along their individual, and has a Master of Social Work from the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College. She is licensed to practice in the State of New York.

About Kimmi Herring

Associate Vice President
Community Programs at Safe Horizon
Maggie Feinstein
Director
10/27 Healing Partnership

Maggie Feinstein is the director of the 10.27 Healing Partnership. She is a master’s level professional counselor who has distinguished herself in the field of integrated mental health. She received her undergraduate degree at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in International Relations and received her master’s degree from the University of San Francisco in Counseling Psychology. She worked in San Francisco and Anchorage before returning to Pittsburgh. Maggie has presented at professional conferences on topics of juvenile justice reform, collaborative health care, and now the impacts of violent extremism. She currently resides in Squirrel Hill with her husband and two children.

About Maggie Feinstein

Director
10/27 Healing Partnership
Elizabeth Cronin
Director
New York State Office of Victim Services

Elizabeth Cronin is Director of the New York State Office of Victim Services. She was appointed in 2013 by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo. In addition, Ms. Cronin was a special victim’s prosecutor and is a published author and frequent public speaker on legal and administrative topics, including prosecuting domestic violence cases, immigration law, and evidence, among others.

About Elizabeth Cronin

Director
New York State Office of Victim Services
Claire Selib
Executive Director
National Organization for Victim Assistance

Claire Ponder Selib has over 25 years’ experience providing direct advocacy services to victims of crime and managing victim assistance programs for civilian and military agencies. In April 2020, Claire was appointed by the NOVA Board of Directors to serve as NOVA’s new Executive Director. In this role, Claire leads the strategic vision for the organization; serves as the agency’s primary spokesperson; and manages all operations and staff. Since 2013, Claire has served on the NOVA staff in the following roles: Deputy Director; Director of Education; and Director of the DoD Sexual Assault Advocate Certification Program (D-SAACP). Prior to joining NOVA, Claire served for over five years as the Project Manager for the Army’s Victim Advocacy and Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Contract; managing a staff of 164 Victim Advocates at 56 Army installations around the world. Claire has extensive experience developing policies, anti-violence campaigns, training curricula and facilitating national trainings for military and civilian audiences. She has managed state and national anti-violence programs at the Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence (MNADV) and the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS). Additionally, Claire provided on-call advocacy, individual counseling, and psychoeducational groups to survivors of sexual assault/abuse and domestic violence while working at Prince George’s Hospital Center, Children’s National Medical Center and Women Empowered Against Violence. Claire holds a BA in English from Columbia University and a Master’s in Social Work (MSW) from the University of Pennsylvania.

About Claire Selib

Executive Director
National Organization for Victim Assistance
Roger Roberts
Director of Crisis Response Services
National Organization for Victim Assistance

Roger Roberts, Director of Crisis Response Services and Training, is the primary trainer for the NOVA Crisis Response Team Training®. He also administers the National Credentialed Crisis Responder Program and coordinates NOVA’s National Response to Crisis. Roger is a graduate of the Wright State University where he received his Bachelor of Arts in Social Work. Roger served as the emergency preparedness coordinator for the London City-Madison County Health District for 6 years before becoming the Director of Emergency Management for Madison County.

About Roger Roberts

Director of Crisis Response Services
National Organization for Victim Assistance
Kasey Halcon
Deputy County Executive
County of Santa Clara, California

Kasey Halcón is the Director of Victim Services in the Office of the District Attorney. Her team is responsible for providing direct services to victims of violent crime, and she is responsible for leading multiple County programs including Children’s Advocacy Center. The Director since 2013, Kasey has worked in the victim services field for over fifteen years and she is very active in local and statewide councils and commissions. Kasey served two terms as the President of the California Crime Victims’ Assistance Association and is a Commissioner on several county commissions, including Santa Clara County Domestic Violence Council, the Community Corrections Partnership, the Reentry Network Committee and the Juvenile Justice Systems Collaborative. Kasey is proud to have been raised in a LGBTQ family, and she is honored to be the daughter of a law enforcement officer. She is privileged to continue her family legacy of active public engagement and service.

About Kasey Halcon

Deputy County Executive
County of Santa Clara, California
Mary Beth Fisk
Acting Director
Uvalde Together Resiliency Center

Mary Beth Fisk has over 40 years of experience in the nonprofit sector as a visionary, executive, clinical research scientist, and community builder. As the former president and chief operating officer of South Texas’ largest blood and tissue center, Mary Beth initiated and implemented meaningful programs that still stand today. Over the years, Mary Beth founded and directed a nonprofit foundation, developed an international tissue donor bank, and was active in adopting new legislation for medical needs at the state and national levels. She has authored numerous scientific and peer-reviewed journal articles.

About Mary Beth Fisk

Acting Director
Uvalde Together Resiliency Center
Niki Henderson M.Ed
Director of Recovery Services
Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District

Niki Henderson, M.Ed., is a Licensed Professional Counselor and the Director of Recovery Services for Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District. In this role, she has worked collaboratively with local and state partners to develop and provide a wide range of support services to staff and students as the district begins its recovery efforts. Niki assisted in the development of a tiered model of student support to reflect the hierarchy of social-emotional and mental health services available to students, has developed partnerships with community and state providers, and has arranged for training opportunities to promote staff wellness and self-care as they prepare to assist students returning to school. Ongoing efforts will focus on the evolving mental health needs of the school district. Niki is trained in various evidence-based, trauma-focused interventions and therapies, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma and Grief Component Therapy, and Bounce Back. Niki is a member of the Texas Counseling Association, the Texas Association of School Psychologists, and the Texas Association of Family and Conciliation Courts. She has been an active member of TEAM Uvalde for many years and served as president of the Uvalde County Child Welfare Board from 2012 to 2020.

About Niki Henderson M.Ed

Director of Recovery Services
Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District
Kathy Murphy
Senior Program Director
Tuesday's Children, New York

About Kathy Murphy

Senior Program Director
Tuesday's Children, New York
Sallie Lynch
Senior Program and Development Consultant
Tuesday's Children, New York

About Sallie Lynch

Senior Program and Development Consultant
Tuesday's Children, New York
Maureen Curtis, LMSW, MPH
Vice President Criminal Justice Programs
Safe Horizon

Maureen Curtis is responsible for development and oversight of Safe Horizon’s Criminal Justice Programs with a staff of more than 200 co-located in family court, criminal court, Family Justice Center and precinct locations city-wide and manages a budget of more than 20 million. She has worked more than 30 years in the field of victimization and has extensive knowledge of victims' rights within the criminal justice and housing systems. Maureen started her career as an Advocate working in a NYPD police precinct in the Bronx as part of the Domestic Violence Police Program (DVPP) and when promoted to the Director of DVPP helped expand this program over the years into 26 police precincts in NYC. DVPP led to the creation of the Crime Victim Assistance Program (CVAP) that places Advocates in every NYC police precinct and provides services to all victims of crime. She helped launch CVAP and currently provides senior leadership for its staff. Maureen has designed and provided training for law enforcement and community members on topics such as victim safety, offender accountability, housing options, and the criminal justice response to domestic violence.

About Maureen Curtis, LMSW, MPH

Vice President Criminal Justice Programs
Safe Horizon
Jerome Brown
Statewide Director of Training
SNUG Street Outreach, Office of Youth Justice, NYS Division of Criminal Justice Services

Jerome Brown is the Statewide Training Director for the NY SNUG program through the Office of Youth Justice (OYJ) at the Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS). He formerly held the position of Program Director for Albany 518 SNUG formerly Albany Cure Violence from February 2017 – July 2021 Jerome has a background in security and has been a community volunteer since his youth. While his brothers were getting awards for sports Jerome was getting awards for his volunteer work at Westminster Community Center. Jerome has a background in doing security work in the Buffalo area. Jerome joined Buffalo SNUG in 2015 under parent Organization Back to Basics. He rose through the ranks from a violence interrupter to an outreach worker supervisor. Jerome was named 2016 SNUG worker of the year by the community for his hard work and mentoring of High-Risk youth in the SNUG program.

About Jerome Brown

Statewide Director of Training
SNUG Street Outreach, Office of Youth Justice, NYS Division of Criminal Justice Services
Diane Alexander
Special Initiatives Manager
Office for Victims of Crime Training and Technical Assistance Center

Diane Alexander is the special initiative manager for the Office for Victims of Crime Training and Technical Assistance Center (OVC TTAC). She currently oversees the mass violence and terrorism training and technical assistance program. She also manages the deployment of OVC Consultants to respond to incidents of mass violence and terrorism. She contributed to the development of OVC’s Helping Victims of Mass Violence and Terrorism: Planning, Response, Recovery and Resources Toolkit. Ms. Alexander has 39 years of experience in the criminal justice and crime victim assistance fields. She began her work in crisis response while on staff at the National Organization for Victim Assistance in the late 1980s. She participated in the pilot crisis response training and assisted with managing volunteer crisis teams deployed around the country. From 1993 to 2005, she was a founding member, governing board treasurer, president, and past president of the Capital Area Crisis Response Team, an all-volunteer nonprofit organization. Ms. Alexander assisted with outreach and team deployment in the Washington Metropolitan area and coordinated the local outreach and response effort to the September 11 attacks. She also assisted with NOVA’s response to Hurricane Katrina. Ms. Alexander served on NOVA’s War Trauma Team, responding to Tuzla, Bosnia, in February/March 1996.

About Diane Alexander

Special Initiatives Manager
Office for Victims of Crime Training and Technical Assistance Center
Zena Hooper, Psy.D.
Assistant Director
Texas Health and Human Services Commission

Zena Hooper, Psy.D is currently Assistant Director for the Texas Health and Human Services Commission’s (HHSC) Disaster Behavioral Health Section. Prior to this she was the Director of Victim Services for the Office of the Governor – Texas. There, she cultivated and fostered a collaborative relationship with the Disaster Behavioral Health Section to address community needs for every mass violence incident since 2016. Dr. Hooper’s background spans the fields of military mental health, correctional mental health, emergency medicine, law enforcement, training/education, and public administration. Dr. Hooper has broad-based experience in crisis response to include: emergency medicine, psychological first aid instructor, critical incident stress debriefing, coordinated community collaboration, school-based emergency operations planning, grant administration and program development. She holds a Doctorate in Psychology, MBA (Organizational Psychology) and a Bachelor’s in psychology. Drawing on this wide-ranging range of experience has bolstered her work within the field of victim services and mass violence response and recovery.

About Zena Hooper, Psy.D.

Assistant Director
Texas Health and Human Services Commission
Jorge Rodriguez
Emergency Manager Coordinator
El Paso Office of Emergency Services

Jorge Rodriguez is the Emergency Management Coordinator for the El Paso City & County Office of Emergency Management and serves as the Assistant Chief of Emergency Management and Special Operations for the El Paso Fire Department. Chief Rodriguez is a member of the FEMA Region VI Regional Advisory Committee, and the U.S. Co-Leader for the Texas/New Mexico/Chihuahua Emergency Response Task Force. He holds both a Master of Public Administration with a focus on Leadership and a BA in Political Science with a focus on Intelligence and National Security from the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP). He is also a graduate of Harvard University’s National Preparedness Leadership Initiative Executive Education Program. In 2019, El Paso OEM was designated as the lead coordinating agency for the cross-sector response to the largest migrant influx to impact a community along the entire southwest border. For the August 3rd mass shooting, OEM led the emergency management response with Chief Rodriguez serving as the recovery officer for El Paso’s recovery and resiliency framework. For COVID-19 pandemic, he continues to oversee all El Paso City-County emergency operations center missions and coordinating state and federal support.

About Jorge Rodriguez

Emergency Manager Coordinator
El Paso Office of Emergency Services
Idalhi A. Rodriguez
Director
El Paso United Family Resiliency Center

Idalhi Huizar-Mendoza was born and raised in El Paso, TX. She obtained a Bachelors Degree in Psychology from Baylor University and a Masters Degree in Mental Health Counseling from the University of Texas in El Paso. Idalhi is a Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor in Texas with a decade of successful leadership experience in working with different types of non-profit organizations as well as providing mental health services in private practice. Idalhi specializes in trauma and regularly attends professional conferences and trainings to continue her learning of innovative therapeutic approaches and techniques primarily focusing on Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, Internal Family Systems, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. Idalhi currently serves as the Director of the El Paso United Family Resiliency Center since July 2020. A strong believer in the power of a positive and a healthy work environment, Idalhi regularly initiates internal wellness sessions to assist her staff with implementing self-care. Idalhi enjoys a good Netflix binge but can also be found regularly volunteering at her children’s school serving as the PTA president.

About Idalhi A. Rodriguez

Director
El Paso United Family Resiliency Center
Pamela Schwartz
Executive Director
Orange County Regional History Center and Historical Society of Central Florida

Pamela Schwartz is a national award-winning curator and museum industry executive who currently serves as executive director of the Historical Society of Central Florida and manager of Orange County Regional History Center. Working within the museum industry since 2002, Schwartz joined the Orange County Regional History Center in 2016 as its chief curator and senior program manager. In her role as chief curator she helped increase diversity and inclusion, leading its regional and national award-winning exhibitions and collections. Shortly after the Pulse nightclub shooting in 2016, Schwartz spearheaded the urgent-response One Orlando Collection Initiative, which includes over 10,000 artifacts, photographs, archives, and oral histories. She has become a national authority on historical collecting after community tragedy, an effort that earned History Center staff the 2019 Institute of Museums and Library Service National Medal, the top award in the industry.

About Pamela Schwartz

Executive Director
Orange County Regional History Center and Historical Society of Central Florida
Molliy Maurer
Keynote Speaker
Survivor

Molly Maurer, dual mass shooting survivor and unMASKing HOPE participant, and her daughter Hayden, are living proof that new beginnings come at unexpected moments.

About Molliy Maurer

Keynote Speaker
Survivor
Alyssa Rheingold, Professor
Director of Clinical Operations
National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center

Dr. Rheingold is a licensed clinical psychologist and Professor at the National Crime Victim's Research and Treatment Center (NCVC) within the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Medical University of South Carolina. She is the Director of Clinical Operations at the NCVC and Associate Director of the Sleep and Anxiety Program. She completed her undergraduate coursework in 1996 at the University of Pennsylvania, graduating Cum Laude and with Honors in Psychology. She earned her M.A. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from MCP Hahnemann University (currently known as Drexel University). Dr. Rheingold completed a Pre-Doctoral Internship in Clinical Psychology at the Charleston Consortium Psychology Internship Program and a Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the NCVC, Medical University of South Carolina. Her clinical expertise includes the treatment of anxiety disorders and trauma related mental health issues. Her main research interests include child sexual abuse prevention, loss by homicide, traumatic grief, etiological factors and treatment outcome research of trauma related psychopathology.

About Alyssa Rheingold, Professor

Director of Clinical Operations
National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center
Cyrus Cassells III
Professor and Poet Laureate
Texas State University

Biography and Education I am the 2021 Texas State Artist-Poet Laureate. Among my honors: a Guggenheim fellowship, the National Poetry Series, a Lambda Literary Award, a Lannan Literary Award, two NEA grants, a Pushcart Prize, and the William Carlos Williams Award. My 2018 volume, The Gospel according to Wild Indigo, was a finalist for the NAACP Image Award. Still Life with Children: Selected Poems of Francesc Parcerisas, translated from the Catalan, was awarded the Texas Institute of Letters’ Soeurette Diehl Fraser Award for Best Translated Book of 2018 and 2019. I was nominated for the 2019 Pulitzer Prize in Criticism for my film and television reviews in The Washington Spectator. My eighth volume, The World That the Shooter Left Us, will be published by Four Way Books in February 2022. My second book of translations, To The Cypress Again and Again: Tribute to Salvador Espriu, will be published by Stephen F. Austin State University Press in 2023.

About Cyrus Cassells III

Professor and Poet Laureate
Texas State University
Karen Kalergis
Resiliency Consultant
National Expert

Karen Kalergis is recognized nationally for her efforts to develop training and technical assistance tools for individual and organizational responses to work-related exposure to trauma. Her work spans three decades of innovation that began with a focus on mass violence and now addresses the impact assisting traumatized populations has on individuals and organizations. In 1991, as a representative of the Texas Governor’s Office, she was part of the State’s response to the shooting at the Luby’s Cafeteria. Insights gained from that experience led to a collaboration with the State’s Department of Public Safety to create the Texas Crisis Consortium which brought crime victim assistance efforts into the state’s emergency management system. Texas became one of the first states to initiate such a program and later provided teams to subsequent mass violence events including the Oklahoma City bombing. Ms. Kalergis’ recent work centers on developing organizational responses to trauma encountered in our day-to-day work and in mass violence incidents. She held key roles in OVC initiatives that translated research into evidence-informed interventions and practice. She was the Project Director at the University of Texas at Austin and wrote the curriculum for “Building Resiliency in Child Abuse Organizations.” She was Product Coordinator for the “Vicarious Trauma Toolkit,” an online repository created by Northeastern University for first responder and victim service organizations that resulted in a validated assessment tool. She now serves as a consultant on the Vicarious Trauma Response Initiative, managed by IACP, and as a resiliency consultant for Unified Solutions Tribal Community Development Group. She has worked with victim services, criminal justice, first responders, educators and healthcare workers in urban, rural and tribal communities. Ms. Kalergis is a recipient of the National Crime Victim Service Award which honors extraordinary individuals and programs whose work has been particularly noteworthy.

About Karen Kalergis

Resiliency Consultant
National Expert
Idalhi Huizar-Mendoza
Director
El Paso United Family Resiliency Center

Idalhi Huizar-Mendoza was born and raised in El Paso, TX. She obtained a Bachelors Degree in Psychology from Baylor University and a Masters Degree in Mental Health Counseling from the University of Texas in El Paso. Idalhi is a Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor in Texas with a decade of successful leadership experience in working with different types of non-profit organizations as well as providing mental health services in private practice. Idalhi specializes in trauma and regularly attends professional conferences and trainings to continue her learning of innovative therapeutic approaches and techniques primarily focusing on Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, Internal Family Systems, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. Idalhi currently serves as the Director of the El Paso United Family Resiliency Center since July 2020. A strong believer in the power of a positive and a healthy work environment, Idalhi regularly initiates internal wellness sessions to assist her staff with implementing self-care. Idalhi enjoys a good Netflix binge but can also be found regularly volunteering at her children’s school serving as the PTA president.

About Idalhi Huizar-Mendoza

Director
El Paso United Family Resiliency Center
Marvin Richardson
Deputy Director
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

Marvin G. Richardson was appointed as Deputy Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives on June 4, 2021. He previously served as the Associate Deputy Director and Chief Operating Officer from October 2019 to June 2021. Mr. Richardson served as the Assistant Director, Enforcement Programs and Services (EPS), from December 3, 2014 until October 29, 2019, where he had ATF-wide responsibility for the development and delivery of programmatic policy, regulatory guidance, and technical support regarding firearms and explosives, and alcohol and tobacco diversion activities. In addition, he served as the Deputy Assistant Director, EPS, from 2012-2014. Mr. Richardson’s career with ATF spans more than 30 years, and includes service as the Special Agent in Charge of the Denver Field Division; Chair of the ATF Professional Review Board; Chief, National Center for Explosives Training and Research (NCETR); and as the Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the Phoenix Field Division. He has worked in law enforcement more than 32 years, including 5 years as a police officer at the University of North Texas Police Department, Denton, Texas, where he rose to the rank of Lieutenant before leaving the department to join ATF. Mr. Richardson began his career with ATF in 1989 as a Special Agent in the Dallas Field Division. Mr. Richardson is the recipient of numerous Special Act Awards for outstanding service such as the Treasury Department’s Hostile Action Medal for service during the 1993 Branch Davidian conflict in Waco, Texas; and ATF’s Supervisory Employee of the Year Award in 2010 for outstanding leadership contributions. Mr. Richardson holds a master’s degree in human relations and business from Amberton University, and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of North Texas. In addition, he is a graduate of the FBI National Academy (Class # 226). He is married with six children.

https://www.atf.gov/about-atf/executive-staff/deputy-director

About Marvin Richardson

Deputy Director
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
Jamie Ayers
Program Director
Oxford Resiliency Center

Jamie Ayers is the anchor behind the All for Oxford Resiliency Center, serving individuals and families in the Oxford community and surrounding area. As the Program Director, she oversees the Victim Navigator's case management, crisis care, programming, support groups, psychoeducational workshops, and wellness activities for the community impacted by the shooting at Oxford High School on November 30, 2021. The All for Oxford Resiliency Center is a program of Common Ground a 24-hour crisis services agency dedicated to helping youths, adults, and families in crisis. Through its crisis line and in person, Common Ground provides professional and compassionate service to more than 80,000 people a year.

About Jamie Ayers

Program Director
Oxford Resiliency Center
Chance Freeman
Director
Disaster Behavioral Health Services at the Texas Health and Human Services Commission

Chance A. Freeman is the Director of Disaster Behavioral Health Services at the Texas Health and Human Services Commission where he provides direction for the state’s disaster behavioral health services program and crisis counseling and training program. He began working in the field of Disaster Mental Health in 1998 as an outreach/crisis counselor. Since that time, Chance has responded to over 28 federally declared disasters and a variety of emergency events such as the Space Shuttle Columbia Recovery project, the West Fertilizer Plant Explosion, Church Shootings in Sutherland Springs and White Settlement TX, School shooting in Santa Fe, TX, and Uvalde, TX, El Paso Walmart Shooting, shooting spree in Midland/Odessa, and COVID19. As a result of his extensive experience with the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Crisis Counseling Assistance and Training Programs

About Chance Freeman

Director
Disaster Behavioral Health Services at the Texas Health and Human Services Commission
Carol Black
Survivor
Pittsburg Synagogue Shooting

Carol Black is a recently retired licensed clinical audiologist. She owned and operated the North Hills Hearing Aid Center for 33 years and prior to that had 11 years of audiology experience in medical settings. She received her bachelor’s degree in Speech and Hearing Science from the University of Pittsburgh and a master’s degree in Audiology also from the University of Pittsburgh. She serves on the steering committee of the 10.27 Healing Partnership and participates with the group Pittsburgh Families Bridging Kindness. She is a survivor of the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting in 2018 where she lost her brother. She lives in Cranberry Township, PA with her husband and is the grandmother of 3 children.

About Carol Black

Survivor
Pittsburg Synagogue Shooting
Denise Olsen
Survivor and Founder
Warrior Heart

September 11th Survivor

About Denise Olsen

Survivor and Founder
Warrior Heart
Puni Kalra, Ph.D., CPCC
Executive Coach
New Perspectives Coaching & Consulting Services, LLC

For over 25 years, Puni Kalra has been working with communities who have faced traumatic events. She was a first responder for four mass shootings, including the Oak Creek Sikh Temple shooting in August 2012. There she founded the Sikh Healing Collective as a mental health relief effort to help stabilize the community over an 18-month period after six members of the congregation were murdered in their house of worship. Puni was born in India and immigrated to the US at the age of four. She earned her B.A. in Psychology from the University of Michigan - Ann Arbor and her M.A. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Denver. She is currently in private practice providing leadership development, training, and executive coaching

About Puni Kalra, Ph.D., CPCC

Executive Coach
New Perspectives Coaching & Consulting Services, LLC
Navdeep Gill
Community Activist
Sikh Temple of WI

Navdeep Gill is one of the community members at the Sikh Temple of WI who played a crucial part in the response and aftermath of the mass shooting on Aug 05, 2012. He collaborated with law enforcement to identify, create, and improve community and security solutions. Gill co-founded of Serve 2 Unite, an organization created to establish a healthy sense of identity, purpose, and belonging that diverts young people from violent extremist ideologies, gun violence, school shootings, bullying, and substance abuse.

About Navdeep Gill

Community Activist
Sikh Temple of WI
Tammy McCoy-Arballo
Licensed Clinical Forensic Psychologist
Diplomate in Police Psychology from the Society for Police and Criminal Psychology

Dr. Tammy McCoy-Arballo is a licensed clinical forensic psychologist in California who specializes in treating first responders, front-line workers and healthcare workers. She has been providing services to healthcare workers, public health employees and their families since 2017. She has responded to numerous diasters and mass shooting incidents during her career including the Gilroy Garlic Festival shooting in 2019; the 2018 Pathway Homes shooting in Yountville, CA; the 2017 Route 91 Harvest Festival attack in Las Vegas and the Dec. 2, 2015, terrorist attack in San Bernardino, CA. In 2018, she provided services over several days to sworn and civilian employees involved in the government response to the Camp Fire, the largest fire in California history.

About Tammy McCoy-Arballo

Licensed Clinical Forensic Psychologist
Diplomate in Police Psychology from the Society for Police and Criminal Psychology

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07:30 AM
Breakfast and Networking

Full Breakfast and Networking

07:30 AM - 08:15 AMLBJ Student Center Main Ballroom
08:15 AM
Opening Ceremony

Opening Ceremony - Kristina Rose, Director, Federal Office of Victims for Crime, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice, Andrew Martin, Prosecuting Attorney, County of Maui

08:15 AM - 08:30 AMLBJ Student Center Main Ballroom
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  • Andrew Martin

    Maui County Prosecuting Attorney

08:45 AM
Keynote Speaker

Denise Olsen, 9/11 Survivor

08:45 AM - 09:30 AMGrand Ballroom
  • Denise Olsen

    Survivor and Founder

09:30 AM
Break

Take a Well Deserved Break!

09:30 AM - 09:45 AMLBJ Student Center Main Ballroom
09:45 AM
Panel DIscussion

Expert Panel Discussion – The Impact of Hate-Based Violence: Healing for Communities of Faith - Tree of Life Synagogue, Pittsburgh, PA

09:45 AM - 11:30 AM
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  • Maggie Feinstein

    Director

11:30 AM
Panel DIscussion

Lunch with keynote speaker, United States Capitol Police Officer Harry Dunn

11:30 AM - 12:45 PMLBJ Student Center Main Ballroom
  • Harry Dunn

    Private First Class

12:00 PM
Lunch with Keynote Speaker

Lunch with Keynote Speaker

12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
  • Harry Dunn

    Private First Class

12:45 PM
Break

Break

12:45 PM - 01:00 PMLBJ Student Center Main Ballroom
01:00 PM
Panel DIscussion

Expert Panel Discussion – Oxford High School Incident, Oxford Township, Michigan

01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
02:30 PM
Break

Break

02:30 PM - 02:45 PMLBJ Student Center Main Ballroom
02:45 PM
Panel DIscussion

School Shooting Survivors

02:45 PM - 04:30 PM
04:00 PM
Panel DIscussion

Serving Children and Youth Impacted by Mass Violence and Terrorism

04:00 PM - 04:45 PM
  • Sallie Lynch

    Senior Program and Development Consultant

04:45 PM
Closing Track

Closing For The Day

04:45 PM - 05:00 PMLBJ Student Center Main Ballroom
07:30 AM
Breakfast and Networking

Breakfast and Networking

07:30 AM - 08:15 AMLBJ Student Center Main Ballroom
08:15 AM
Opening New Day

Welcome Back

08:15 AM - 08:30 AMLBJ Student Center Main Ballroom
08:30 AM
Panel DIscussion

Mass Violence Response to Incidents in New York

08:30 AM - 10:15 AMLBJ Student Center Main Ballroom
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  • Elizabeth Cronin

    Director

10:15 AM
Break

Break

10:15 AM - 10:30 AMLBJ Student Center Main Ballroom
10:30 AM

Mass Violence Response Resources from the Federal Office for Victims of Crime

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
  • Diane Alexander

    Special Initiatives Manager

11:15 AM
Panel DIscussion

National Organization for Victim Assistance (NOVA) Crisis Response Team Training and Community Assistance

11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
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  • Claire Selib

    Executive Director

12:00 PM
Lunch with Keynote Speaker

Lunch with Keynote Speaker

12:00 PM - 01:15 PMLBJ Student Center Main Ballroom
01:15 PM
Break

Break

01:15 PM - 01:30 PMLBJ Student Center Main Ballroom
01:30 PM
Panel DIscussion

Mass Violence Response to Incidents in the State of Texas. Uvalde - Robb Elementary School. El Paso - Walmart

01:30 PM - 03:15 PMLBJ Student Center Main Ballroom
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  • Zena Hooper Psy.D

    Assistant Director

03:15 PM
Break

Break

03:15 PM - 03:30 PMLBJ Student Center Main Ballroom
03:30 PM
Break

Archiving and Development of Memorials Following Mass Violence Incidents

03:30 PM - 04:30 PMLBJ Student Center Main Ballroom
  • Pamela Schwartz

    Executive Director

04:30 PM
Inspirational

An Inspirational Close

04:30 PM - 05:00 PMLBJ Student Center Main Ballroom
07:30 AM
Breakfast and Networking

Breakfast and Networking

07:30 AM - 08:15 AMLBJ Student Center Main Ballroom
08:15 AM
Opening New Day

Welcome Back

08:15 AM - 08:30 AMLBJ Student Center Main Ballroom
08:30 AM
Panel DIscussion

Response to Mass Violence in Santa Clara County, California

08:30 AM - 09:45 AMLBJ Student Center Main Ballroom
  • Kasey Halcon

    Deputy County Executive

09:45 AM
Break

Break

09:45 AM - 10:00 AMLBJ Student Center Main Ballroom
10:00 AM
Panel DIscussion

Community Healing, Las Vegas Five Years Later

10:00 AM - 10:45 AMLBJ Student Center Main Ballroom
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  • Tennille Pereira

    Licensed Attorney

10:45 AM
Keynote Speaker

Keynote Speaker, Molly Maurer. Survivor, Las Vegas Route 91 Harvest Festival and Borderline Bar and Grill Incidents

10:45 AM - 11:15 PMLBJ Student Center Main Ballroom
  • Molliy Maurer

    Keynote Speaker

11:15 AM
Panel DIscussion

Resiliency Center Discussion, Best Practices and Lessons Learned

11:15 AM - 11:45 AM
11:45 AM
Keynote Speaker

Gun Violence In the United States

11:45 AM - 12:15 PMLBJ Student Center Ballroom
  • Marvin Richardson

    Deputy Director

12:15 PM
Lunch with Keynote Speaker

Lunch (included with your registration)

12:15 PM - 01:00 PM
01:00 PM
Expert Presentation

Supporting First Responders

01:00 PM - 01:45 PM
01:45 PM
Panel DIscussion

Mass Violence Incident Trials - Planning and Implementation Guide - National Mass Violence Victimization Resource Center and the U.S. Attorney's Office

01:45 PM - 02:15 PM
  • Alyssa Rheingold, Professor

    Director of Clinical Operations

02:30 PM
Expert Presentation

Community Expectations When Responding to an Active Shooter

02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
03:30 PM
Inspirational

Contemplative Words - The World that the Shooter Left Un

03:30 PM - 04:00 PM
  • Cyrus Cassells III

    Professor and Poet Laureate

04:00 PM
Break

Break

04:00 PM - 04:15 PM
04:15 PM
Clsoing

Conference Closing

04:15 PM - 04:45 PM
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