Significant Accomplishments

Initial creator of the Violence Intervention and Prevention Center, regarded as one of the leading centers on violence prevention and intervention in the Nation.

Through the development of “Doors of Access”, rape reporting to law enforcement at the University of Kentucky increased from 2.5% to 9.1%, nearly doubling the national average. 

Increased VIP’s Green Dot peer education program from 15 participants to 2005 participants in four years. 

Recipient of 2010 Sarah Bennett Holmes Award for outstanding women leaders at the University of Kentucky.

Spoke at Performing the World 2010 New York, New York; How Performance Can Change the World. Proposal was selected out of 200 global entries. 

Spoke for The U.S. Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights, Boston; Exploring New Paradigms For Prevention and Response 2011. 

Produced and directed an original play performed at KASAP/KDVA conference, taking it from page to stage in 3 days, December 2009.

Launched KDVA’s participation in V-Day’s Worldwide Campaign, “Until the Violence Stops Festival (Lexington was the first community to receive this honor).

Raised $15,000 for victims of domestic violence and their children through “The Vagina Monologues”

Received Kentucky Colonel Award 2001 for work on a grant funded national project Full Faith and Credit

Cast, mentored, and coached over 200 women and men through the social change theater performance process.

Instrumental in the release and pardon of 13 incarcerated, battered women.

Education and Training

BA, Psychology, 1997, Purdue University

Hospital Rape Accompaniment Training, 1997

Certified Domestic Violence Counselor, 1998, KDVA

Participation at more than 100 state and national conferences

Completed “In Our Best Interest” training on support groups, Duluth, MN, 2004

CALCASA/Department of Justice Trainings 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011

Pedagogy of the Theater of the Oppressed Training, Omaha, Nebraska, 2008


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