Opening Keynote – Leslie Morgan Steiner

Leslie Morgan Steiner

Leslie Morgan Steiner is an author, consultant and thought leader on women’s leadership, work-life balance, inspirational parenting, overcoming adversity and surviving violence against women. She recently completed her fourth nonfiction work, The Naked Truth, a memoir which explores female aging and sexuality after motherhood and divorce. Her 2009 memoir about surviving domestic violence, Crazy Love, was a New York Times bestseller, People Pick, Book of the Week for The Week magazine, and subject of the first TED Talk by a domestic violence survivor. Steiner has been a guest on the Today Show, National Public Radio, ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox News, MSNBC, and has been profiled by Newsweek, BusinessWeek, Elle, Parenting, Parents, Self, Glamour, Vanity Fair, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times and The Washington Post. She holds a BA in English from Harvard College. In addition to years as a nonfiction magazine writer and editor, Steiner has an MBA degree in marketing from the Wharton School of Business. She returned to her hometown of Washington, DC in 2001 to become General Manager of the 1.1 million circulation Washington Post Magazine. Over the years, she has turned her professional experience into advocacy for abused women as a spokeswoman at The Harriet Tubman Center in Minneapolis, and as a board member for The One Love Foundation and DC Volunteer Lawyers Project.

Afternoon Plenary Session – Ali Crandall, Ph.D. MPH

Ali Crandall

Ali Crandall, Ph.D., MPH, is an assistant professor in the department of Public Health at Brigham Young University. She received her masters from Loma Linda University and her PhD from Johns Hopkins University (both degrees were in public health). Her research focuses on the role of families in public health and the effects of family experiences during childhood on adult mental and cognitive health.

Barry Burnette, Jr. JD

Barry Burnette

Barry C. Burnette, Jr. is currently a Senior Special Agent with Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), which is the largest criminal investigative arm of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). He is a managing partner of LYCUS Security Operations Group, LLC, a security company that specializes in executive/VIP protection and tactical training for corporations, law enforcement and private citizens. Barry has combined almost two decades of professional law enforcement experience with a strong legal background as a former practicing criminal defense attorney in Lansing, Michigan. Barry’s law enforcement career has afforded him criminal investigator experiences both domestically and internationally. Barry holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Medical Technology from Brigham Young University and a Juris Doctor from Michigan State University School of Law

Trish Crump, RN, SANE-A

Trish Crump

Trish has been a nurse for 15 years, including ten years with IMSU and five years with Safe and Healthy Families as a pediatric forensic nurse. She has been a forensic nurse for ten years. Trish began working for Wasatch Forensic Nurses as an Adolescent/Adult Forensic Nurse in 2014. She is part of the leadership team, and her responsibilities include Resource nurse, Law enforcement liaison, Court liaison, and Education coordinator. Trish has specialized training in strangulation & interpersonal violence, touch DNA, and evidence collection. Trish is also a SANE Educator for UCASA. Her role as an educator is to support the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner teams caring for adolescent/adult patients reporting acute sexual assault. Trish received her Associate of Nursing Degree in 2004 and is currently working on BSN, Masters of Nursing. She is certified as an Adolescent/Adult Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE-A). She was the recipient of the SAAM Award (Sexual Assault Awareness) in 2016.

Leslie Forbush, RN, MSN

Leslie Forbush

Leslie Forbush has been working in the healthcare field for the past 23 years. She is currently a registered nurse care manager at a family practice clinic. Leslie has been studying intimate partner violence for the past year. She has worked to identify an effective way of screening for intimate partner violence in a family practice setting. Leslie is a master's degree prepared RN and will be graduating with her Doctorate of Nursing Practice degree in April 2020 and hopes to start practicing as a family nurse practitioner in the Utah Valley area before the end of the year. She is a passionate patient advocate and an experienced educator that works with vulnerable populations.

Diego Garcia

Diego Garcia

Detective Diego Garcia has worked in law enforcement for approximately eight years and has served as the department’s domestic violence investigator for the past two and a half years. During this time, Diego has reviewed and/or investigated all of the American Fork Police Department’s domestic violence incidents. He has gained a substantial understanding of all of the nuances attached to a domestic violence investigation from initial response to adjudication. Diego also works closely with the department’s victim advocate.

Becky Ivory

Becky Ivory

Becky Ivory is an engaging, speaker who has dealt with the all-too-common challenges of a broken family, anxiety, childhood sexual abuse and an eating addiction. Helping others move past their seemingly insurmountable barriers to live a life of success and significance is her driving mission. An award-winning teacher, Becky is passionate about helping people prevent childhood sexual abuse by teaching healthy external and internal boundaries that can not only help prevent sexual abuse, but also transform victims into survivors. In her spare time, Becky loves to sing, read, or hang out with her growing family.

Becca Kearl

Becca Kearl

Becca Kearl is the Founder and Director of CourtWatch, a courtroom monitoring initiative where data collection on cases dealing with domestic violence and sexual assault is amplified by regular community conversations around those issues. At her core, she believes that as we understand the problems that face us, we can come together as a community to support those affected.

Kimberli Kocherhans

Kimberli Kocherhans

Kimberli Kocherhans is the Survivor Leader Specialist at Asian Association of Utah Trafficking in Persons Department and works directly with human trafficking survivors and various professionals to help facilitate their healing journey. She has presented for such organizations as The Department of Corrections and The University of Utah Hospital Department of Social Work on the topic of “A Survivor’s Story: Navigating The Effects of Complex Trauma”. Kimberli is passionate about making the healing journey for survivors possible and accessible including assisting providers to incorporate best practices and attitudes in their approach.

Adam Koeneman

Adam Koeneman

Adam Koeneman is currently a Senior Special Agent with Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), which is the largest criminal investigative arm of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). He is a managing partner of LYCUS Security Operations Group, LLC, a security company that specializes in executive/VIP protection and tactical training for corporations, law enforcement and private citizens. Adam has combined two decades of professional law enforcement experience and his experience as a soldier for 13 years in US Army Special Operations to develop courses and programs to help save lives. Adam developed the active shooter response program later adopted by the state of Texas and recognized as the “gold standard” by the FBI. Adam’s unique military and federal law enforcement career has afforded him criminal investigator experiences both domestically and internationally. Adam holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from American Military University.

Janey Nelson, LCSW

Janey Nelson

Janey Nelson is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and has been a therapist for more than 15 years. She is a Master ART (Accelerated Resolution Therapy) practitioner. She is also an adjunct professor of psychology at Utah Valley University (UVU) and has presented at both state and national conferences. One of Janey’s passions is helping others discover their best self and she does this by running a variety of groups which include empowerment for women and teens, Due to the family being important to her, she runs Gottman and Layers of Love marriage groups. To add to all of her professional experience, Janey is a wife, mother and grandmother and worked as a foster parent for more than 22 years. For her work as a foster parent, Janey was awarded the State of Utah’s Child Advocate of the Year Award.

Lt. Cameron Paul

Lt. Cameron Paul

Lieutenant Cameron Paul has worked in law enforcement for nearly 12 years in multiples capacities. Cameron has served as the investigative division commander over multiple domestic violence-related homicides and attempted homicides, in addition to numerous domestic violence investigations. Cameron also supervises the victim advocacy program and the leads a team of detectives including a domestic violence investigator.

Suzanne Smith

Suzanne Smith

Suzanne Smith has been a victim advocate with Spanish Fork for just under a year. She graduated with her bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, and is currently focusing on advocacy work as it relates to victims of domestic violence and children in child abuse and other cases.

Andi Tremonte

Andi Tremonte

Andi Tremonte has an educational background in Psychology and Women and Gender Studies. Andi has been a Transgender support group facilitator and Safe Zone trainer for OUTreach Resource Centers in Northern Utah. They have facilitated LGBTQ+ cultural competency trainings throughout Utah for Starbucks Coffee Company, local organizations, universities, UCASA, Rape Recovery Center, and various community members. Furthermore, Andi is the Education and Outreach Coordinator for the Utah Domestic Violence Coalition. Andi supports domestic violence service providers, sexual assault programs, and government organizations in Utah, offering support services for underserved clients as well as trainings and technical assistance. Andi is an avid sasquatch enthusiast whose hobbies include; Dungeons and Dragons, Starfinder, Pathfinder, board games, hanging out with their cats - Jorge and Toriko, and the outdoors: except water, everything but water.

Olga Trujillo, JD

Olga Trujillo

Olga Trujillo is an attorney, speaker, author and survivor. Her experience over the past 26 years has been as a private attorney, an attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice, a consultant to many local, state and national organizations. Olga is an internationally sought speaker and author. Olga is featured in the video “A Survivor’s Story”, a documentary and training video based on her personal experience of violence. Olga has authored a number of articles and publications. Her memoir for New Harbinger Publications entitled “The Sum of My Parts” was released in October 2011. She also co-authored a Handbook for Attorneys “Representing Domestic Violence Survivors Who Are Also Experiencing Trauma and Mental Health Challenges” which was released in January 2012 and a Tip sheet entitled “Preparing Survivors for Court” which was released in 2013.

Dawna Whiting

Dawna Whiting

Dawna Whiting has been a victim advocate for the American Fork Police Department for ten years. Dawna has assisted countless victims of myriad crimes, including violent crime, domestic violence, and sexual assault. Ten years of this work has exposed Dawna to a substantial variety of cases, victims, victim needs, obstacles and challenges. She has presented to other departments regarding the role and need for victim advocates, and has helped to both train and serve as a resource to other agencies implementing a victim advocacy program.