David Lisak is a nationally recognized forensic consultant, trainer and lecturer.His research and applied forensic work on non-stranger rapists has helped guide rape prevention and response policies in major institutions, including the U.S. Armed Services and numerous colleges and universities. His research on male survivors of childhood sexual abuse has helped focus public attention and spur new initiatives. He is a founding board member of 1in6, a national non-profit devoted to helping men who were sexually abused as children. Dr. Lisak has conducted workshops and trainings in all 50 states, in Canada, and overseas. He also serves as an expert witness in both criminal and civil cases, and has testified in state and federal courts across the country. Himself a survivor of childhood sexual abuse, Dr. Lisak was one of three men profiled in the documentary, Boys and Men Healing.
Dr. Jim Hopper
“My research, clinical work, teaching and consultation have focused on the psychological and biological effects of child abuse and sexual assault, and on contemplative practices for healing, including meditation. I consult to clients and teach a variety of professionals on trauma, healing and seeking justice, including the neurobiology of trauma and its implications for the law enforcement and criminal justice systems, the unique impacts of sexual trauma on boys and men, and contemplative methods in the healing of trauma. I regularly advise and train civilian and military investigators and prosecutors, victim advocates, university administrators and senior officers of the United States military services and Department of Defense. My nonprofit and policy work have included being a founding board member and long-time advisor of 1in6, and serving on the Peace Corps Sexual Assault Advisory Council.”
Anne Munch, JD
Anne Munch is an attorney with twenty seven years of experience as a career prosecutor and advocate for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking. As a subject matter expert for the United States Air Force, the United States Army and the United States Navy, Anne has worked extensively on the development of the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response programs in the military. Anne Munch’s enthusiasm and passion for her work have been described as “contagious.” She understands the complexity of crimes involving violence against women and the inherent challenges faced by victims. She is dedicated to improving our response to crimes of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking.
Dr. Christopher Wilson
“In my 23 years as a trainer and speaker, I’ve worked with a wide variety of individuals, organizations, and conferences from coast to coast. My audiences have included civil and military attorneys, advocates and judges, college and university students and administrators, civil and military law enforcement, mental health professionals, and community members. I train on a number of topics, including: leadership, conflict management, the neurobiology of trauma/vicarious trauma, understanding seemingly counterintuitive victim behavior, how to be trauma informed, and group process. I customize every training to meet the needs of the participants, and to provide relevant, practical application of the material so participants know what to do with what they’ve learned.”
Dr. Rebecca Campbell
Dr. Rebecca Campbell is a Professor of Psychology at Michigan State University. She holds a Ph.D. in community psychology with a concentration in statistics, also from Michigan State University. For the past 25 years, she has been conducting community-based research on violence against women and children, with an emphasis on sexual assault. Dr. Campbell’s research examines how contact with the legal and medical systems affects adult, adolescent, and pediatric victims’ psychological and physical health. Most recently, she was the lead researcher for the National Institute of Justice-funded Detroit Sexual Assault Kit Action Research Project, which was a four-year multidisciplinary study of Detroit’s untested rape kits. Dr. Campbell also conducts training for law enforcement and multidisciplinary practitioners in civilian, military, and campus community settings on the neurobiology of trauma. In 2015, Dr. Campbell received the Department of Justice, Office for Victims of Crime, Vision 21 Crime Victims Research Award
Kelsey McKay trains and consults nationally for communities to implement protocol in various fields including intimate partner violence, child abuse, sexual assault, the use of expert witnesses, translating trauma and other complex topics. She was a prosecutor in Travis County, Texas for twelve years. For six years she exclusively prosecuted strangulation related crimes ranging from assault, sexual assault to capital murder. She has developed and implemented protocol for strangulation and domestic violence response and treatment. To that end she has strengthened how communities collaborate, investigate, treat and prosecute strangulation and intimate partner cases. She works to develop medical and non-medical experts in the community to testify to a jury regarding the evidence in strangulation, trauma related crime and family violence cases. She works with law enforcement to develop protocol and implement the use of a Strangulation Supplement into the field transforming the role of first responders to be more investigative by carrying her knowledge and needs as a prosecutor into the field on every case.
Jessica Pride, JD
From counselor and friend to aggressive legal advocate, Jessica Pride has been the lead lawyer on behalf of women who have been sexually assaulted for more than a decade. Headquartered in San Diego, Jessica represents women throughout California, and through a co-counsel relationship, may represent women throughout the U.S. But regardless where you live, she is here to listen to your story if you just need someone to talk to. Her passion for the law stems from a lifetime of watching her stepfather, an attorney, and her disdain for bullying. After graduating from the University of California, Irvine, she felt earning a law degree from the University of San Diego School of Law was a natural progression.
Roger Canaff, JD
A widely known child protection and anti-violence against women advocate, legal expert, author and public speaker, Roger Canaff has devoted his legal career to the eradication of violence against women and children. A practicing attorney, Roger has devoted his legal career to the eradication of violence against women and children, first as an Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney in Alexandria, Virginia then as a Special Victims ADA in the Bronx, New York, and as an Assistant Attorney General with the state of New York. With more than 10 years experience, he has prosecuted cases involving sexual and physical abuse against children and adolescents, and also sexual assault against adults, the elderly and persons with disabilities.
David W. Markel is a seasoned criminal justice and Title IX compliance professional who for the past 34 years has been dedicated to pursuing justice for victims of crime. Dave’s expertise encompasses sexual assault and intimate-partner violence investigation and prosecution and Title IX investigation compliance and consultation. He started his career as a patrol officer at the Lafayette (CO) Police department. He was promoted to Investigator–a position he held for 15 years. During this time Dave helped establish several training programs and coordinated multi-disciplinary responses for sexual assault, child abuse, and domestic violence cases. Retiring from the police department in 2001, he began an independent training and consulting business, and within a year was traveling across the U.S. training law enforcement, victim advocacy organizations, child protective services, and mental health practitioners in the nuances of investigation, victim treatment, and predatory behaviors.