Keynote Speaker

Dr. Ludy Green, PhD

Ludy Green

Dr. Ludy Green is one of the world's foremost experts on violence against women and children. She regularly speaks in national and international venues on the importance of financial autonomy in breaking the abusive patterns that hold captive victims of violence and human trafficking, and she is a contributing writer on women's issues for the Huffington Post as well as the author of Ending Domestic Violence Captivity: A Guide to Economic Freedom. The methodology pioneered by Dr. Green has been validated by the work of the non-profit organization she founded in 2001, Second Chance Employment Services. Second Chance's innovative program has been uniquely successful in helping hundreds of survivors attain lifelong freedom from domestic violence and human trafficking through financial and emotional independence.


Nubia Peña, JD

Nubia Peña

Ms. Nubia Peña, JD, is the Senior Advisor on Equity and Opportunity to Governor Cox and the Director for the Utah Division of Multicultural Affairs, where their mission is to promote an inclusive climate for Utah's growing diverse community through training, outreach, and youth leadership development. Ms. Peña is a proud former member of the zealous team at the Utah Juvenile Defender Attorneys, where she advocated for youth rights during detention and delinquency proceedings. She is certified by the National Juvenile Defender Center as a Juvenile Training Immersion Program facilitator. Ms. Peña has actively sought to bring awareness to issues of violence and systemic oppression. She has a decade of experience assisting survivors of domestic abuse, sexual assault, human trafficking, and violent crimes as a Law Enforcement Victim Advocate. Since 2007, Ms. Peña has served as the Training and Prevention Education Specialist at the Utah Coalition Against Sexual Assault (UCASA). Ms. Peña received her Juris Doctorate from the University of Utah S. J. Quinney College of Law in May 2016.


Adam Joel

Adam Joel

Adam Joel is an impact-driven filmmaker and a survivor of relationship abuse. As the Writer & Director of the film The Last Drop, Adam utilized a communal storytelling method to incorporate the stories of dozens of other survivors. He also worked alongside an Advisory Board of experts in the fields of abuse prevention, social work, and therapy, including Leslie Morgan Steiner and individuals from the NCADV, NNEDV, The Network, Apna Ghar, The Safe & Together Institute, and more. He is a Co-Founder of Aggressively Compassionate, a production company that makes films for good causes. Adam's directorial debut, Under the Weather, screened at universities to spark crucial conversations about mental health between students and faculty. He also was the Impact Manager for an educational film called No Small Matter, where he helped coordinate 1,300+ screening events for advocates, educators, and legislators in all 50 states. Currently, he's using his expertise in impact-driven storytelling to shed light on the lesser-known forms of abuse and kick-start an international conversation about relationship safety.In the grassroots screening campaign surrounding The Last Drop, Adam often serves as a keynote speaker, panelist, or interviewee for conferences, fundraisers, education events, podcasts, and T.V. shows. His speaking appearances have included screenings with The Safe & Together Institute, the Washington School of Psychiatry, the National Association of Social Workers, and Jana's Campaign. He has also been featured on the podcast ""Love is Not" "and the T.V. show and podcast ""Best Psychology in Film.""

Becky Ivory, LAMFT

Becky Ivory

Becky Ivory is a Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist practicing in Sandy, UT. She specializes in trauma-informed systemic therapy and finds great satisfaction in helping individuals, couples, and families walk the road to post-traumatic growth and recovery. Becky is a survivor of childhood sexual abuse and has dealt with the all-too-common challenges of a broken family and dysfunctional attempts to cope with trauma. Recognizing gaps in Utah law pertaining to the protection of victims of childhood sexual abuse, Becky mobilizes citizens, survivors, and legislators to advocate and secure the adoption of legislation protecting children and restoring the legal rights of victims.

Celeste Lojik, MPA

Celeste Lojik

Celeste has 15+ years of professional experience working in the field of human trafficking, domestic violence, and sexual assault. She is currently a UVU Criminal Justice and POST instructor. Celeste has worked for many years as both a system-based and community-based advocate. In the non-profit sector, she has worked as a development specialist, program director, volunteer coordinator, board member, and organization consultant. Celeste obtained a bachelor of arts in psychology and another in political science from Utah Valley University. She then graduated from Brigham Young University with a master's of public administration.

Cherylyn Egner, JD, PC

Cherylyn Egner

Cherylyn Egner is a Partner at Hansen Law, P.C., and has been prosecuting for American Fork City for over eight years. She manages more than 1,200 criminal cases annually, many of which include domestic violence-related offenses. Ms. Egner received a bachelor's degree in criminal justice and a bachelor's degree in paralegal studies from Utah Valley University in 2010 and received her Juris Doctor degree from the University of New Hampshire School of Law in 2014.

Chief Cameron Paul, MPA

Cameron Paul

Chief Cameron Paul has worked for the American Fork Police Department for approximately 14 years. He has served in multiple capacities, including supervision of domestic violence response and investigation and oversight of the department's victim advocacy program. He has also been the investigative supervisor on multiple domestic violence-related homicides/attempted homicides. Chief Paul has a bachelor's degree in social and criminal justice and a master's degree in public administration.

Dawna Whiting

Dawna Whiting

Dawna Whiting has been a victim advocate for the American Fork Police Department for 13 years. She was named valedictorian for her associate degree in behavioral sciences, is crisis intervention team trained, and completed Utah's victim assistance academy. She has assisted countless victims of a myriad of crimes, including violent crime, domestic violence, and sexual assault. Dawna's 13 years of this work have exposed her to a substantial variety of cases, victims, victim needs, obstacles, and challenges. Dawna has also presented to other departments regarding victim advocates and has helped to both train other advocates and serve as a resource to other agencies implementing a victim advocacy program.

Jana C. Fulmer, LCMHC

Jana Fulmer

Jana Fulmer is a National Board-Certified Clinical Counselor. She is an Army Brat, originally from the Gulf Coast. Jana completed her bachelor's degree in Anthropology at the University of Utah and holds a master's degree in Criminal Justice and Forensic Science from Virginia Commonwealth University. During her time in Virginia and D.C., she worked as a criminalist, specializing in domestic violence cases, then moved to California, where she conducted community safety and mental health evaluations. In 2008, she returned to Utah to be closer to her family and to pursue an additional graduate degree to become a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor. She has served on executive boards, worked closely with various coalitions and associations within our domestic violence treatment community, and co-founded the non-profit agency Amethyst Center for Healing. She is the immediate former president of the Utah Association for Domestic Violence Treatment and a member of the board of directors for the UDVC. When Jana's not working, she enjoys spending time with her dogs and a couple of cats, attending Comic Cons, playing video and tabletop games, and traveling.

Detective Kadance Konecny

Kadance Konecny

Detective Kadance Konecny has been acting as the single domestic violence investigator in American Fork for almost two years. Kadance has made many arrests of domestic violence offenders throughout her four and a half years as an officer. During this time, Kadance has investigated and reviewed all domestic violence cases, from violations of a protective order to attempted murder. Kadance has had additional training in interviewing children, strangulation, child abuse, and suicide prevention. Kadance has gained an understanding of all nuances attached to domestic violence investigation from initial response to adjudication.

Detective Kevin Mallory

Kevin Mallory

Detective Kevin Mallory is a 17-year law enforcement veteran, starting his career in 2005 with the Orem Police Department, where he worked dispatch, patrol, traffic enforcement, and financial crimes. In 2016 he joined the Unified Police Department, where he worked patrol, Community Relations Unit, and for the last two years as the Domestic Violence Detective in the Magna Precinct. He works full-time investigating domestic violence, stalking, and other related crimes. Kevin is also a senior drone pilot and negotiation team member for UPD. He is married to Rebecca Mallory, who worked for seven years as a Crime Victim Advocate for the Pleasant Grove and Orem police departments before becoming a police officer herself in 2021. Kevin enjoys running, photography, playing with the latest tech, and spending time with his dogs.

Kristina Pulsipher, LSW

Kristina Pulsipher

Kristina Pulsipher is a licensed social worker who has worked in the Salt Lake valley for over 20 years. She has worked with various populations during that time and currently works with adults in the criminal justice system. She is also a trauma-informed approach facilitator and trainer. Kristina and three friends founded Ruff Haven Crisis Sheltering, an all-volunteer organization, in 2020 after seeing the need for a temporary shelter for the pets of people experiencing a crisis, including domestic violence. She is a fierce advocate of protecting all family members, which include pets. With her human and animal services background, Ruff Haven can serve "both ends of the leash." Kristina received her bachelor of sociology from Brigham Young University in 2000.

Lexey Payne

Lexey Payne

Lexey is a Board Member with Ruff Haven Crisis Sheltering in Salt Lake City. She joined the organization shortly after reuniting with her animals as a client. Lexey came to Ruff Haven after leaving an abusive relationship which left her without a place to live. Since joining the board in January 2021, she has worked closely with the other board members to empower animal welfare. She was one of many testimonies used to pass House Bill 175, working to protect animals and their owners from domestic violence. Lexey is a senior at Westminster College studying Theatrical Production & Design. She is a member of the LGBTQ+ and Autism communities and passionately advocates for equality and awareness.

Martha Burkett Fallis, MSW, LCSW

Martha Burkett Fallis

Martha Burkett Fallis worked as a children's advocate at New Beginnings Transitional Housing Program in Seattle before pursuing her Master of Social Work. As an advocate and Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Martha has been involved with Domestic Violence advocacy and treatment since 1999. She has been a lead therapist, clinical director, and hospital administrator. In addition, she has served on executive boards and worked closely with various coalitions and associations within our domestic violence treatment community and, along with Jana Fulmer, founded the non-profit agency Amethyst Center for Healing. Martha currently serves as the President-Elect of the Utah Association for Domestic Violence Treatment and is a member of the board of directors for the UDVC. Martha spends time belly-dancing, hiking, camping, rockhounding, and communing with her bunnies and duck when she's not working.

Mary Crafts

Mary Crafts

Mary Crafts is quite simply a living legend. From humble beginnings and dire circumstances, she invested blood, sweat, and countless tears into building the most celebrated catering company in Utah. That multi-million dollar empire became the launching pad for so much more. Today, Mary has handed the reins of her catering empire to her incredibly gifted children, who have taken her company to the next level, while Mary turns her attention to helping others build their dreams. Whether those dreams are centered around business, family, or personal growth, Mary is ready to engage her expertise, assets, and energy into helping others build and grow! After graduating from Brigham Young University with a degree in Social Work in 1977, Mary's first job was working for the Division of Family Services in Provo. She worked tirelessly to create the first shelter for battered women in Utah County. It was a very humble place in the basement of a nursing home with one donated bed and crib. Little did she realize that within seven years, she would seek shelter there herself. Her experience with domestic violence comes firsthand. She has even written a book on the very principles that created her journey forward to not just survive but to thrive…UNBOUNDED-from Sorrow to Summit.

Megan Wolfe, MEd, PhD

Megan Wolfe

Megan Wolfe is currently employed as a post-doctoral mental Health Therapist in UVU's Student Health Services. She completed her doctoral internship at Southern Utah University and obtained her doctoral degree from Brigham Young University in Counseling Psychology. In addition, she received her master's degree in professional school counseling at Utah State University (MEd).

Suzanne Nordin

Suzanne Nordin

Suzanne Nordin has been with the American Fork Police Department for about five years and has been working as a victim advocate for the past three years. Suzanne has focused on advocacy work related to victims of domestic violence and children in child abuse and other cases. Suzanne completed her bachelor’s degree in criminal justice with an emphasis in Law Enforcement.