Stop the Silence Board of Directors 2015
Sandi Capuano Morrison, M.A., Chairperson
Sandi Capuano Morrison received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Colorado-Boulder in Psychology with a focus in Women’s Studies in 1996. Her commitment to domestic violence survivors began after volunteering at a battered women’s shelter as part of a course on Gandhi’s philosophy of ahimsa, nonviolent resistance, and satyagrapha.
Sandi was a victim advocate at Boulder County Safehouse and then Children’s Counselor at Alternatives to Violence domestic violence shelter before moving to Boston in 1998 and graduating from Boston College with her Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology in 2000. It was at BC that Sandi became certified as a Batterer Intervention Program Facilitator and assisted with research on the process and efficacy of offender programs. She became the Program Director of the IMPACT Batterer Intervention Program and ran offender groups for 5 years in Boston suburbs.
After moving to San Diego in 2005, Sandi managed the countywide domestic violence & sexual assault 24-hour hotline & volunteer program and then the city of San Diego’s Rape Crisis Center at the Center for Community Solutions. In that position she was a member of both the San Diego Sexual Assault Response Team and the Sex Offender Management Council and became certified by California’s Office of Emergency Services as a Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault counselor. She was also a Trauma Intervention Program (TIP) volunteer.
Sandi is committed to empowerment-based, survivor-informed programs & processes as well as offender accountability. She has interests in Restorative Justice, Holistic Healing, Cultural Competency, Human Rights and Social Justice.
Institute on Violence, Abuse and Trauma at Alliant University
10065 Old Grove Road
San Diego, CA 92131
(858) 527-1860 x4410
Bill Mathis – Secretary/Treasurer, Great Falls, VA
Bill Mathis joined the Board of Stop the Silence in 2014 following his initial involvement as Advisor providing volunteer consulting and strategic planning support for key Stop the Silence programs in North America and the European Union. That work helped pioneer the application of strategy and results modeling methods found routinely in corporate strategic planning and resource management. Bill helped introduce these methods to the challenges of Providing Healing to the Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse, and Eradicating Preventable Child Sexual Abuse.
His efforts helped the Stop the Silence field teams as well as stakeholders apply new methods to improve visibility an outcomes from current and upcoming programs. Stop the Silence has now implemented these methods of modeling, measuring and steering programs toward long-range objectives for both the Road to Change and the Art as Advocacy University outreach programs. The results show promise, and have proven valuable to the task of gaining real results from many competing options.
Outside Stop the Silence, Bill is founder and President of CPIC Solutions Corp., a Reston, Virginia-based performance management solutions organization. Bill’s firm supports government and industry efforts to plan and manage results-driven programs using effective and innovative solutions. Bill’s professional experience is built on a track record of supporting public sector organizations, or commercial organizations supporting public sector programs.
He has been personally involved in the development of scores of education courses related to bettering program performance for Clients worldwide. Nearly half of Bill’s career experience has been built serving Clients in Asia, Australia/New Zealand, Canada and Europe. Bill holds BSE and MS Degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Arizona State University, and Masters in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix.
PO Box 923
Great Falls, VA 22066
Pamela Pine, PhD, MPH, MAIA, CHES, Founder and CEO, Stop the Silence (Adjunct Board Member) – Glenn Dale, MD
Pam has been working in the area of national and international health and development and health communication for more than 30 years. Her primary foci have been on communicable and other life threatening diseases (TB, AIDS, malaria), chronic diseases, reproductive health, family planning, child survival, violence against women and children, and related issues, with a primary focus on vulnerable women and children. She has provided a full spectrum of public health assistance: program design, planning, fundraising, research, management, materials development, technical assistance, and evaluation. She is a driven leader who is known as extremely productive, highly communicative, fair, and honest and a consummate net-worker. She has worked diligently with numerous coalitions of corporate, faith-based, and philanthropic agencies to enact change in the U.S. and abroad from policy to grass roots organizing. Having learned about the enormity and devastation of the problems of child sexual abuse,
Pam founded Stop the Silence: Stop Child Sexual Abuse, Inc. (www.stopcsa.org), this non-profit company focused on the comprehensive mitigation (prevention and treatment) of child sexual abuse (CSA) nationally and internationally, including a focus on orphans and other vulnerable children (OVC). She has overseen all aspects of the organization and was the Project Manager for the National Children’s Bench Book Project, an HHS, Ford Foundation, and DOJ-funded project focused on providing information to judges and other court-related personnel about CSA and trauma, as well as the Race to Stop the Silence and its and other media outreach, and numerous other programs and projects under the organization. In a very short period, Stop the Silence gained an international reputation. She is on the Board of Witness Justice. She is a member of the Media and Outreach and Policy Committees of the National Partnership to End Interpersonal Violence (NPEIV), and is a continuing Executive Planning Committee member for the Institute of Violence and Trauma’s (IVAT, a part of Alliant University) Annual Conference. Dr. Pine continues, too, to provide assistance to international health and development programs and projects. She holds an Appointment with the College of Public Health, University of South Florida. Pam holds her PhD in Public Health Communication from the University of Maryland and her MPH in International Health from Johns Hopkins University, School of Hygiene and Public Health. She speaks Arabic and French.
P.O. Box 127
Glenn Dale, MD 20769
Stuart Adam, Special Advisor to the Board of Directors — New York, NY
Stuart brings over 30 years of experience in working with wealthy families and individuals and is the founder of Adam and Partners Investment Advisors. Stuart’s and his company’s primary focus is to work for families and individuals and with but not for the financial institutions. Adam and Partners Investment Advisors are the “gatekeeper” and primary advisor to the family. They train the younger members of the family (21+ years of age) on the segments and participants of the wealth management business. They focus on providing quality investments at institutional pricing with high quality service focusing and paid for by the family and individual. They work and are paid by the client and they report directly to them.
Adam and Partners Investment Advisors
224 5th St., 6th Fl.
New York, NY 10001
Jeff Jordan – Falls Church, VA
Jeff is a seasoned nonprofit and for profit international development senior executive with demonstrated leadership skills and track record of achieving and surpassing programmatic goals and driving organizational change. Currently, Jeff is the Executive Vice President of the Catholic Medical Mission Board and the Director of their NYC office. Jeff’s technical experience spans both domestic and international applications in program development, policy communication and constituency building, institution building, and applied policy research and analysis for FP/RH and HIV/AIDS. Jeff is also active in international gender issues, and formerly the Chair of USAID’s Inter-Agency Gender Working Group. His areas of technical expertise include policy analysis and presentation training, participatory policy processes through civil society networks, GIS applications of health survey data, work on demographic linkages to related sectors including the environment and food security, and gender. In the area of HIV/AIDS, Jeff, under the Futures Group, managed the POLICY Project, served as the facilitator for eight African delegations at the Regional Conference on Building Political Commitment for HIV/AIDS in Benin (1999) and again at the ICASA Conference in Burkina Faso. In February 2003, Jeff served as a facilitator at the Europe/Eurasia Chief of Missions Meeting on HIV/AIDS. He was a member of the planning committee for Track E (Program and Policy) of the 2004 AIDS Conference in Bangkok, Thailand. Field applications include work in Benin, Burkina Faso, Egypt, Ghana, Haiti, India, Ivory Coast Jamaica, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Mali, Morocco, Mozambique, Nigeria, Pakistan, the Philippines, South Africa, South Korea, Tanzania, Ukraine and Zambia. Jeff speaks French. He holds a BA in Economics from Davidson College and an M.P.A. in International Development for the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University.
Jeffrey Jordan, President and CEO
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Mildred Mohammed – Clinton, MD
After her children were kidnapped and her inability to go on living without them, she began the silent struggle of looking for them, knowing that if she exposed herself, John Allen Muhammad, the convicted and now executed DC Sniper, would locate her and kill her. She was triumphant in her struggle to get through those 18 months of not knowing where her children were and re-gained full custody of them. She fled from her estranged husband and moved to Maryland with the children. She was frightened during the horrific sniper shootings, sat through court proceedings during the trial, and last but not least, began re-gaining her strength to start a non-profit organization to assist survivors of domestic violence. Keeping her promise within herself to help other survivors and with her own personal funds, Mildred began After The Trauma, Inc., as the Founder/Executive Director. (www.afterthetrauma.org).
Mildred has appeared on Larry King Live, The Tyra Banks Show, CNN, BET, Good Morning America, Cable TV interviews and various newspapers and magazine interviews, to include the Washington Post and Newsweek. She has spoken on various syndicated radio shows. She has appeared in many documentaries surrounding the DC Sniper case aired by TruTV, Discovery ID, MSNBC, A&E, CNN, Investigation Discovery and others. She has become a “National Spokesperson” for domestic violence and has been honored as being the keynote speaker, telling her story, for many conferences regarding domestic violence. She speaks to victims/survivors of domestic violence, law enforcements, advocates, judges, therapist, counselors, and medical professionals and at various universities. She is an advocate and accompanies victims & survivors to court. She has received many awards and certificates of recognition for her work in domestic violence. She is a consultant with the Office for Victims of Crime. Mildred’s book, ‘Scared Silent’, was released October 2009 by Simon and Schuster. She has also written a working journal, ‘A Survivor’s Journal’ specifically for victims and survivors to help with those anxieties that others may not understand. She is currently enrolled at Everest University and is expected to receive her degree in Criminal Justice in the fall.
After the Trauma, Inc.
P.O. Box 1533
Clinton, MD 20735
Victor Vieth, JD
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.
NCPTC, Winona State University
Winona State University
Maxwell Hall, 2nd floor
Winona, MN 55987