NCADV Board of Directors
Rose Garrity, Board President
Rose, now retired, was the Executive Director, of *A New Hope Center (ANHC), in Tioga County New York since its founding in the spring of 1986. She developed all aspects of this well-known domestic violence and sexual assault program which opened with a single staff person and grew to one with 16-20 staff and many programs. Rose has written and trained extensively on various aspects of domestic violence and sexual assault as well as economic justice, anti-racism, classism, and other oppressions.
Rose is a co-founder of the NY Model for Batterer Programs Model, and developed one of the earliest domestic violence coordinated community response networks in New York while developing the batterer program work.
She also oversaw the development of the first pet rescue related to domestic violence project in the northeast. Rose is a well-known writer and trainer and has received numerous awards for her work. She has also served on several other boards, including the NYS Coalition Against Domestic Violence and the NYS Coalition Against Sexual Assault. In her retirement she remains committed to social justice activism.
David Lloyd, Vice President
David is a Co-Founder and Partner of LG&P, a global in-store marketing agency twice named by Entrepreneur Magazine as one of the “Hot 100” Fastest Growing companies in the USA. David’s responsibilities include ownership of the strategic vision for the agency and management of the research, marketing and client service organizations. Prior to co-founding LG&P, David was Executive Vice President and Director of HMG Worldwide, in New York City, where his responsibilities included management of the company’s national sales and marketing organizations and integration of strategic acquisitions.
David brings not only his twenty-eight years of business and entrepreneurial knowledge to NCADV, but also his personal first-hand experience dealing with domestic violence as a child witness. David and his wife were both raised in Toronto and relocated to New Jersey in 1994 where they live today along with their two children.
Cheryl Davis, M.A., LPC., Secretary
Cheryl has a Master’s Degree in Counseling and is a licensed psychotherapist in Colorado. She is the Manager of the DV Unit at the Division of Criminal Justice (DCJ) and the Program Director for the Colorado Domestic Violence Offender Management Board (DVOMB). Cheryl has been with DCJ in this capacity for 15 years. She also served on the Colorado Sex Offender Management Board (SOMB) for the past 13 years. Cheryl co-founded and has been the chair of the Domestic Violence and Sexual Offense Crossover Committee for the past eight years.
She has extensive direct experience with victim services issues, victim advocacy issues, offender treatment; management and containment issues. Her experience includes 18 years of providing trainings on the issues of domestic violence at the national, state and local level.
In 2012 Cheryl received the Carolyn Hamil-Henderson Memorial Award, recognizing outstanding efforts in providing inspiration and leadership to end domestic violence in the Denver community.
Vicky Hales, Treasurer
Vicky has been a banker with UMB Bank for over 24 years. She partners with her clients to help them achieve financial success. She has held many different positions at UMB, including her current role as Financial Center Manager which allows her to coach her team to success. Highlights include Top Producer awards for both the Colorado market and the entire company in 2013 and having 3 people promoted within the company in 2014.
Vicky is passionate about volunteering her time to non-profit organizations. She has held and currently holds many board positions, volunteers regularly with neighborhood groups in Denver’s Capitol Hill community, and is a past full-time volunteer with the USO. Vicky has won many awards for her volunteer efforts including the Service to Mankind award presented by the Littleton SERTOMA club for 2009-2010. Vicky’s interest in helping DV victims stems from a childhood spent witnessing DV in the home.
Vicky is married, has one son and one grandson. She enjoys the beautiful Colorado outdoors, spending time with her family, cooking, and travel.
Kristi Hall-Jiran, Executive Director of the Community Violence Intervention Center (CVIC) in Grand Forks, is a leader who has actively engaged individuals to work together to end violence throughout the region. Under Kristi's leadership, Grand Forks has received national attention and won both national and regional awards for its innovative efforts in improving the way our community responds to violence and in working to end childhood exposure to violence.
Kristi has developed CVIC from a six-staff, crisis-focused agency to a 64-staff, multi-program intervention/prevention organization that provides long-term solutions to ending violence. Using best practices and evidence-based interventions, CVIC now offers direct services to more than 2,500 adults and children and violence prevention education to 10,000 a year, supporting an annual budget of more than $4 million. She provides leadership to the statewide domestic violence coalition and has served as a federal grant reviewer for the U.S. Department of Justice. Her community involvement includes serving on the board of directors of Altru Health System, the University of North Dakota (UND) College of Business and Public Administration Advisory Council, past chair of The Chamber Board of Directors, past chair of the North Dakota state domestic violence coalition, past president of Sharon Lutheran Church, and a founding member of the Women's Fund of the Community Foundation.
A Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with a Master's of Arts degree in Counseling from UND and Bachelor's of Science degrees in Psychology and Health from Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota, Kristi is married to Brent Hall Jiran, a teacher a Schroeder Middle School in Grand Forks. They have three daughters. Throughout her professional, volunteer and family life, Kristi believes strongly in a balances and healthy lifestyle, a holistic view of our community and world, and in always taking time to laugh!
Lynne's commitment to serving those without a voice grew out of her own personal experiences with social, economic and justice disparities.
She is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, Graduate School of Public, Slippery Rock University. She is also professionally licensed as a Nursing Home Administrator in the state of Pennsylvania.
Currently, Lynne serves as the Executive Director at Iris Domestic Violence Center. Iris operates a 24-hour Crisis Hotline, an Emergency Shelter and four Outreach offices serving seven parishes in southeastern Louisiana.
Upon moving to Louisiana, Lynne served as the Chief Executive Director at the Baton Rouge Primary Care Collaborative, a federally qualified community health center that serves over 5,000 uninsured and homeless patients each year.
Prior to relocating to Louisiana, Lynne served as the Executive Director at the East Liberty Family Health Care Center, a multi-site Christian community health center providing primary health care for the uninsured and homeless, producing over 40,000 patient visits each year.
Lynne also served as Administrator of Lemington Nursing Homes and served as Executive Director of Our Lady of Mercy Highbridge Community Health Center located in the Bronx. She also served as the Executive Director at Puerto Rican Family Institute as a Community Client Coordinator for United Cerebral Palsy of New York City.
Lynne has taught as an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Iona College and has been a board member of the Christian Community Health Fellowship, Presbyterian Senior Care Network, Program Chairperson of the Pennsylvania Association of Community Health Centers, Secretary of Louisiana Primary Care Association and as an Advisory Board Member of the Health Care Journal of Baton Rouge. She has been active in prison ministry work and has done extensive consulting work for government and non-profit organizations serving the Homeless and Veteran populations.
Keri Norris, Ph.D., MPH, MCHES is the Fulton DeKalb Hospital Authority's (FDHA) Chief of Health Policy and Administration, where she oversees the Community Health Awareness and Prevention Office and general operation matters.
Prior to coming to The FDHA, she worked at the Centers for Disease Control for seven years and held positions as a health scientist, evaluator and epidemiologist. She has also served on the advisory council for the CDC's University School of Public Health Research and Medicine. She has extensive and specific experience in the areas of eliminating health disparities for the Appalachian, Latino/Hispanic, older, African-American, American Indian and Asian Pacific Islander and other vulnerable populations in the United States. She has also served as an adjunct faculty member at several institutions of higher learning such as the University of South Carolina, Agnes Scott, Spelman and Morehouse School of Medicine.
She has earned numerous awards and was inducted into the Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health, 2012. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Africana Studies from Agnes Scott, a Masters of Public Health in Health Administration, Management and Policy from Morehouse School of Medicine's Master of Public health Program, and a certificate of graduate study in Gender and Women's Studies from University of South Carolina. She earned her Doctor of Philosophy in Health Promotion, Education and Behavior from the University of South Carolina.
Dr. Norris is also a motivational speaker and author. Her book "The Other Side of Thru" (pen name Payne Nickerson) focuses on the challenges of poverty, childhood sexual abuse, intimate partner violence and survival. She spends a great deal of her time as an advocate for underserved communities and performing community service.
Linda Oberhaus has more than 25 years of professional experience in the human services field, and currently serves as the Executive Director for The Shelter for Abused Women & Children in Naples, Florida.
A graduate of the University of South Florida, Ms. Oberhaus also completed post graduate courses in nonprofit management at Harvard Business School and Harvard Kennedy School.
Ms. Oberhaus previously served as a board member of the Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence and the President’s Family Justice Center initiative. She is a graduate of Leadership Florida Class of 2013, and completed the FBI Citizen’s Academy in 2015.
Ms. Oberhaus received the Outstanding Community Leadership Award from the Collier County Sheriff’s Office in 2016, and was named the 2012 Person of the Year by Naples Daily News Columnist, Jeff Lytle.
Ms. Oberhaus has two children: Christopher, a military veteran and graduate of the National Aviation Academy, and Brooke, a sophomore in college at the Florida Gulf Coast University.
Diane L. Rosenfeld is a lecturer on Law and Director of the Gender Violence Program at Harvard Law School. Her courses include “Gender Violence, Law and Social Justice”; “Title IX”; and “Theories of Sexual Coercion. ” Additionally, she supervises the Gender Violence Legal Policy Workshop where she works with Harvard law students to develop cutting-edge legal policy initiatives for the U.S. and abroad.
Ms. Rosenfeld received her LL.M. from Harvard Law School. Prior to teaching at Harvard, she served as the Senior Counsel to the Violence Against Women Office (now the Office of Violence Against Women) of the U.S. Department of Justice. She also served as an Executive Assistant Attorney General in Illinois where she provided legal policy advising on women’s rights, environmental enforcement, and the ethics of governmental attorneys.
Katherine is a director of marketing for Valeant Pharmaceuticals. She has spent the last 15 years of her career developing and executing marketing campaigns for major consumer package goods and pharmaceutical companies. Her focus has been on Hispanic and cause marketing campaigns that have led brands to growth in very competitive segments. Most recently, she led the cause marketing campaign for Valeant’s aesthetic and dermatology divisions which donated a percentage of sales to a non-profit to help end domestic violence.
She is a mother of a wonderful 3 year old little boy, a domestic violence survivor, and a doctor of business administration. She devotes her spare time to raising her son and she uses her personal experience as a survivor to help other women find freedom from abuse.
T. Edward Williams
T. Edward “Eddie” Williams is business lawyer who handles both transactional and litigation matters for businesses and individuals. As a transactional lawyer, Mr. Williams drafts employee stock ownership plans, employment contracts, contracts related to oil and gas transactions, agreements not to compete, LLC agreements, employee handbooks and a host of other employment-related agreements. As a trial lawyer, Mr. Williams appears before administrative courts, arbitrators, mediators, federal and state courts and tax court. Mr. Williams has tried cases involving employment discrimination claims, bankruptcy adversary proceeding claims, claims for breach of contract and real estate disputes.
A national trainer to police executives, patrol officers, training officers, prosecutors, judges, legislators, social service providers, healthcare professionals and victim advocates in all 50 states for over 30 years. An international lecturer at police academies in Australia, Canada, Germany, England, Northern Ireland, Russia, the Republic of Mauritius, the Republic of Georgia, the Federated States of Micronesia, China, the Islands of the Bahamas, Brazil, Turkey, Cyprus and Singapore. He is a survivor, enabling him to teach both effectively and passionately. In short, Mark is devoted to ending family violence as a police officer, detective, educator, program supervisor, and now consultant and adviser.