(In Alphabetical Order)
Albert M Pooley
Albert M Pooley was born to the Hopi and Navajo cultures. He grew up close to both cultures on the reservation where the love of a father taught him outstanding life lessons.
Throughout his professional career Albert has worked with hundreds of tribes throughout North America in promoting and strengthening families in a variety of national and tribal programs.
Since 2001, as founder and president of Native American Fatherhood and Families Association he has worked with more than 300 tribes/agencies across the United States and Canada to promote and/or establish fatherhood programs that instill in Native American men an understanding of the importance of their involvement in their families and communities.
Anne Nicholson is the education coordinator for Q-topia youth group.
Their work focuses on educating communities about diversity and culture shift for organisations. Ensuring non-heterosexual people are giving a voice within a strongly heteronormative culture is an essential component of the work and helps all of society to grow.
Anne is passionate about queer youth development and seeing the outcomes for rainbow communities finally start to improve. Outside work Anne is a parent, partner, child, sibling and friend, plays competitive roller derby, loves Marvel. Anne is queer, gender diverse and identifies as ‘me’.
Judge Carolyn Henwood CNZM
Judge Carolyn Henwood is currently a member of the New Zealand Parole Board and has 22-years’ experience as a District and Youth Court Judge.
In 2006 Judge Henwood was appointed as special advisor for the implementation of the Te Hurihanga youth justice programme, which aims at preventing re-offending in youth.
Judge Henwood was appointed Chair of the Confidential Listening and Assistance Service “Some memories never fade” (2008-2015) established as an independent agency to provide assistance for people who had suffered abuse and neglect in State care before 1992.
The final report and recommendations were completed in 2015.
In addition to her work in the legal profession, Judge Henwood has also extensive involvement in the theatre and arts sector and in 2002 Queens Birthday Golden Jubilee Honours received the honour CNZM for her services as District and Youth Court Judge and to the arts.
Dr Chris Dolan
Dr Chris Dolan is director of the Refugee Law Project in Uganda.
This this capacity he works with and researches refugee and IDP survivors of sexual violence in conflict settings. His global advocacy, which highlights the gaps in humanitarian support to male survivors, is contributing to more comprehensive and inclusive international policies and practice regarding men as victims of sexual violence; and his work on creating methodologies for earlier identification of survivors is contributing to improved humanitarian response and strengthened approaches to the investigation of conflict-related sexual violence as an international crime.
Dr Dolan is currently involved in a four-year study of the forms, contexts, logics and discourses of sexual violence together with Professors Maria Stern and Maria Eriksson Baaz, and a five-year study on conjugal slavery with Professor Erin Baines and Dr Annie Bunting.
Dr David Lisak
Dr David Lisak is a researcher and forensic consultant who has studied the causes and consequences of interpersonal violence for 27 years. His work has focused on the long-term effects of sexual abuse in men, the relationship between child abuse and violence, and the motives and characteristics of rapists.
Dr Lisak received his PhD from Duke University and served on the faculty of the University of Massachusetts Boston for 23 years, where he taught and conducted and supervised research. His research has been published in leading scientific journals, and he was the founding editor of the journal, Psychology of Men and Masculinity.
Dr Lisak now serves as a consultant to judicial, prosecutor and law enforcement education programs across the United States and he has conducted workshops in all 50 states. He consults widely with universities, the four services of the US Armed Forces, the Department of Defense, and other institutions regarding sexual assault prevention and policies, and he frequently serves as an expert witness in homicide and sexual assault cases.
Dr Lisak is a founding member of 1in6, a non-profit agency that serves men who were sexually abused as children. Himself a survivor of childhood sexual abuse, Dr Lisak founded the Bristlecone Project (www.bristleconeproject.org) and directed the documentary, The Bristlecone Project: Men Overcoming Sexual Abuse (2015).
Dr Gary Foster
Dr Gary Foster (BSW) is the founder/manager of the Living Well service that provides counselling and group support to men who have been subjected to childhood sexual abuse or adult sexual assault, as well as to partners, families and communities (www.livingwell.org.au).
He has presented at national and international conferences on improving practice responses to men subjected to sexual violence and has co-authored Living Well: A Guide for Men (2011), as well as developing the Living Well App.
Dr Heleen Touquet
Dr Heleen Touquet is an assistant professor at the University of Leuven.
She has worked mainly on post-ethnic mobilization and reconciliation in the former Yugoslavia, focusing in particular on Bosnia-Herzegovina. She has published extensively on these topics in academic journals. Her current research interests and projects center on conflict-related sexual violence against men in the region, as well as post-conflict masculinities.
In spring 2018 she will be a Fulbright scholar at the Centre for European Studies at Harvard University. Heleen is also a member of Wij Spreken voor Onszelf (We Speak for Us), a survivor-led advocacy organization based in Leuven.
Jim Clemente is a retired FBI supervisory special agent/profiler and former New York City prosecutor. During his 22-year career with the FBI he has investigated cases that involved bank robberies, serial killers and public corruption in the White House. For over a decade Jim was an FBI profiler investigating violent and sexual serial crimes.
He is an internationally recognized expert in the fields of sex crimes, child sexual victimization and child abduction/homicide. Today he lectures around the world on topics including: sex offender typologies, ‘nice guy’ acquaintance offenders, compliant victimization, grooming, deception detection, investigative interviews, rape typologies, crimes against children, and child abduction/homicide. Jim also consults on criminal and civil cases and does commentary for television.
He is the technical advisor, writer and producer for Criminal Minds, Quantico, Blind Spot and Secrets & Lies. He appears regularly as a host and guest on the YouTube channel Crime Time. He produces and appears on several television productions including: The Case of: JonBenét Ramsey, It Takes a Killer and Killer Profile.
Jim authored his first novel, Without Consent (2014) based on his true story about tracking down and locking up the coach/camp director who victimized him as a teen.
Joy Te Wiata (Ngāti Raukawa ki te Tonga)
Joy Te Wiata (Ngāti Raukawa ki te Tonga) co-founded Korowai Tumanako, an Indigenous sexual violence prevention and intervention service in Aotearoa that focuses on the rehabilitation of people who have perpetrated sexual violence against others and the prevention of sexual violence from Te Ao Māori (a Māori worldview).
She is an experienced trainer, facilitator, counsellor and sexual violence restorative justice mediator. Joy has been an advocate for the elimination of sexual violence at national and regional levels for many years advocating for Indigenous practice in the sexual violence sector to more effectively address the issue of sexual violence in Aotearoa.
Ken Clearwater is manager at Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse Trust (MSSAT) Christchurch and National Advocate (MSSAT/Aotearoa New Zealand). Ken started as a volunteer for MSSAT in 1997 and in 2001 became the full-time manager in Christchurch. He has initiated agencies in Auckland, Waikato, Wellington, Otago and a peer support group in Nelson and has been instrumental in the national structure MSSAT/ANZ.
Ken struggled for many years with drugs, alcohol and violence before seeking help and it was at this time (1991) that the sexual abuse and rape he suffered as a 12-year-old boy came out. Through this he found the peer support group facilitated by Iain Bennet (1991) founder of MSSAT (1997).
Ken has presented about MSSAT at conferences and workshops in New York, New Jersey, Minneapolis, Ireland, Wales, UK, Canada, Norway, Switzerland, Cambodia, Uganda, throughout Australia and New Zealand and was invited to the first United Nations workshop of its kind to be held by the Secretary-General of Sexual Violence in Conflict in New York, 2013.
Tā Mark Solomon
Tā Mark Solomon (Ngāi Tahu, Ngāti Kurī) is committed to the betterment of his iwi, kotahitanga for Māori and the wider well-being of people and the environment.
He is a strong advocate for the Māori economy and was instrumental in setting up the Iwi Chairs Forum (2005). He was the elected Kaiwhakahaere (chair) of Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu from 1998 to December 2016 and represented his local Papatipu Rūnanga, Te Rūnanga o Kaikōura from 1995 to December 2016.
Tā Mark’s contribution to his community has included roles as a school board trustee and a board member of Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa. He is a patron of He Toki Ki Te Rika, a Christchurch-based Māori pre-trade training program, and the related He Toki Ki Te Mahi, an apprenticeship initiative both born from the Christchurch earthquake rebuild. He believes young Māori should strive for formal training to maximize their talents and to be the best they can be.
In 2013 he was awarded Knight Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to Māori and Business. In April 2015 he received an Honorary Doctorate from Lincoln University as Doctor of Natural Resources, recognising his enduring interest and concern for our natural environment.
Tā Mark was recently appointed to the National Science Challenge Governance Boards for Sustainable Seas and Deep South which relate to both ensuring our marine environment is understood and cared for and understanding the role of the Antarctic in determining our climate and future environment.
Currently his directorships include Te Ohu Kaimoana, National Science Challenge Governance Boards for the Deep South and Sustainable Seas, Te Tapuae o Rehua and he is a trustee of Pure Advantage.
Dr Martin Dorahy
Dr Martin Dorahy is a clinical psychologist and a professor in the Department of Psychology, University of Canterbury.
He has a clinical, research and theoretical interest in self-conscious emotions, and complex trauma and dissociative disorders. He has published over 100 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters, and co-edited three books in the area of psychotraumatology. Dr Dorahy is a member of the New Zealand Psychological Society, the New Zealand College of Clinical Psychologists and New Zealand Association of Psychotherapists.
He is a fellow, board member and current president of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD). He maintains a clinical practice focused primarily on the adult sequelae of childhood relational trauma.
Dr Naoko Miyaji
Dr Naoko Miyaji is professor of Cultural Psychiatry and Medical Anthropology at the Institute for the Study of Global Issues, Graduate School of Social Sciences, Hitotsubashi University, Kunitachi Tokyo.
She is a practising psychiatrist and psychotherapist who has published seven and edited three books in Japanese related to trauma, gender and creativity.
Patrick O’Leary is professor of Social Work at Griffith University. He has published extensively on the long-term effects of child sexual abuse on men. Recently he worked as an expert academic advisor to the Australia’s Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Childhood Sexual Abuse.
Patrick has also extensive international experience in conducting research on child protection and gender-based violence. He is senior Innocenti fellow at UNICEFs Office of Research.
Russell Smith (Ngāti Kahu, Ngāpuhi-nui-tonu)
Russell Smith (Ngāti Kahu, Ngāpuhi-nui-tonu) co-founded Korowai Tumanako in response to a specific need for the provision of kaupapa Māori (Māori approach) sexual violence prevention and intervention services in the community.
He has been a clinician in the harmful sexual behaviour sector for many years, co-leading a clinical team providing therapeutic services for children, adolescents and adults with harmful sexual behaviour.
He has a background in child protection, mental health and caregiver training and has co-fostered 34 children over a period of 15 years.
Tania Mataki – Kāi Tahu, Te Whānau-a-Apanui, Ngāti Porou
Sexual violence prevention resource – Ngā Tongia Te Kākanoa O Te Haa – planting the seeds of change
Resource for the prevention of sexual violence by whānau for whānau
Tania’s presentation will showcase a resource that supports sexual violence prevention amongst our indigenous people, designed by the people with our survivor/thriver voice always central. This presentation will show Ngā Tongia Te Kākanoa O Te Haa (planting the seeds of change) resource and evaluation.
Alexander W Stevens II
Alexander W Stevens II (DAPAANZ) is a counsellor and addictions clinician.
He is currently studying for a PhD in Māori Health at AUT University. The focus of his research is to support Māori men who have been sexually violated in childhood by the creation of an E-healthkaupapa Māori (Māori approach) website.
With over 16 years working in health and social services, Alexander’s clinical experiences include: LGBTIQ community, mental health, crisis, suicide prevention, addictions and recovery from sexual violence. He has been a social science lecturer and currently works in a number of sectors including trauma recovery and financial capability.
Alexander is an active volunteer and this work includes providing free counselling services for Māori and Pacific men. He received a New Zealander of the Year Award in 2011 for services to the community (Local Hero Category). In 2016 he also received a Youth Week Award in recognition of his work with young people.
Alexander currently resides in Auckland and works with private business, non-government and government agencies to improve the wellness of Māori and Pacific community groups.
Anthony Newcastle is originally from the Northern Territory and now lives in south-east Queensland. He is an Aboriginal man, father, husband, descendent of the stolen generations, didgeridoo player, actor, playwright, and accredited dispute resolution facilitator.
Anthony is owner and principal facilitator of Natjul Indigenous Performing Arts, a facilitation enterprise that uses Theatre for Change – a theatre, drama and story-telling method for people to engage, explore and express around the challenges in and across their lives, workplace or community.
Anthony’s philosophy when working with people, groups and communities is that – ‘those who have to live with the outcomes, should be the ones making the decisions’.
Bill Kilgallon is director of the National Office for Professionals Standards of the Catholic Church in New Zealand, which has responsibility for safeguarding policy and procedures oversight of all complaints of abuse in the Church.
He is a member of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors an international expert advisory group established by Pope Francis to develop safeguarding policies for the world wide Church. For more than 20 years Bill was chief executive of St Anne’s Community Services an independent organisation, which he founded, and which provides housing and social care services for people who are homeless, people with alcohol and drug problems, people with mental health problems and people with learning disabilities.
Its services extend across Yorkshire and the North East of England. Following that he was chief executive of the Social Care Institute for Excellence. He has served on a range of advisory groups to government on health and social care. His final post in England was as chief executive of a large hospice and he now lives in New Zealand.
Bill was an elected member of Leeds City Council for 13 years and was a member of and chair of Health Service Management Boards for more than 20 years. He led a number of independent inquiries including into abuse in institutions. He and his wife were foster carers for 30 years.
Dr Charlene Rapsey
Dr Charlene Rapsey is a lecturer in the Department of Psychological Medicine at the University of Otago. She conducts research related to childhood sexual abuse and also works clinically with people who have experienced childhood sexual abuse.
Daniel Mataki (Ngāti Kahunungu, Whanganui) is a senior practitioner, a father of five and grandfather of seven and from a whānau of 17 brothers and sisters.
He is based at Te Puna Oranga in Christchurch and has worked in the community for 30 years with tane (men) youth and male children, with those who harm sexually and those who have been harmed.
He is a specialist in whānau ora (family) violence intervention and prevention worker, and was recently instrumental in leading out Tū Pono Te Mana Kaha o Te Whānau, a movement of change inclusive of the whānau voice in finding solutions to address and prevent all forms of violence within whānau.
Duncan Craig is the founder chief executive of Survivors Manchester, which provides therapeutic and advocacy support to boys and men affected by sexual abuse, rape and sexual exploitation.
His lived experience of sexual violation and professional status as a psychotherapist has presented him with opportunities to be involved in a number of UK national inquiries, projects and forums, including the Stern Review into Rape, the National Rape Working Group, the Children’s Commissioner’s report on CSE in Groups and Gangs, and the Sexual Violence Forum at the Home Office.
He has also consulted on a number of projects, including work with male sex workers and has provided input into various media outlets including the Guardian, Independent, BBC, Channel 5 and Channel 4’s Hollyoaks, where he was storyline consultant on the John Paul rape story. Duncan has recently become a fellow of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce.
Graham Jobson is an addiction and trauma focused worker, educator, workshop/group facilitator, sweat lodge keeper, and artisan. He is an Indigenous (Ojibway) man from northern Ontario, and is a member of a First Nation’s community.
Graham’s work is grounded in his personal experiences which includes, addressing childhood trauma and abuse, overcoming addiction, direct experience with the justice system and dealing with the shame associated with poverty. He started his personal journey towards wellness and re-building his life in 1998. Graham was led by a community who supported and guided him on his wellness journey.
The combination of lived experience, Indigenous teachings and formal education provide a basis for his work. Graham adapts his approach with clients based on their unique needs. He uses many different methodologies including the biopsychosocial model of addiction, storytelling, motivational interviewing, and art-based interventions. He has conducted trauma workshops as well as presented to college and university students. He was also invited to speak at a World Childhood Abuse Forum in Strasburg France.
Jarrett Davis is an independent social researcher and consultant specializing in gender, exploitation and violence.
Over the past five years, his work has focused on developing a better understanding of the vulnerabilities of groups that are often overlooked in research, policy and social development initiatives.
As a part of this, he has led a variety studies with Love146 and other international and regional organizations focusing on sexual violence against males and LGBTQ persons throughout the Philippines, Cambodia and Thailand. Jarrett completed his graduate studies in Intercultural Communication in the Philippines, where his thesis focused on social identity and identity development among marginalized people groups on the outskirts of Metro-Manila. He is currently based in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, where he consults on a variety of social research projects across the region.
Dr John Reid
Dr John Reid is a senior research fellow at the University of Canterbury’s Ngāi Tahu Research Centre.
He is a specialist in leading and developing multi-disciplinary research and development programs focused on addressing interrelated social, economic and environmental problems. His research explores the way in which Indigenous people have responded to colonial trauma, and the manner in which Indigenous and western cultures shape identity, sense of place, and approaches to social and economic development.
John’s current research interests are focused on sustainable development within Indigenous tribal communities and in fostering novel approaches to development through engagement between Indigenous and western ways of knowing.
John is a research leader in two national researcher programs, an advisor to several others, and a director of two national research centers. He is also a principal investigator within Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga Māori Centre of Research Excellence.
Kate Richardson is a qualified social worker and is currently a senior officer and manager with the UK National Crime Agency working at Operation Stovewood.
Between 2011 and 2015, Kate was the director of Programmes and Advocacy for Lumos, JK Rowling’s international children’s charity. Kate worked for six years with the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre as child protection coordinator and manager developing and managing services nationally and internationally.
She has worked for the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children managing and leading large-scale investigations, conducting serious case reviews into the deaths of children and young people involved in child sexual exploitation and developing specialist training in child protection for national and international audiences.
Kate was a member of the European Union platform on anti-trafficking managing issues of cross border international human trafficking and chair of the United Nations Global Partnership task force on child protection and children with disabilities. She is now a board member for Action Pour Les Enfants, Cambodia.
Kate is currently studying for a PhD on forensic interviewing of children and has published in a number of areas including child protection and disability, and the impact on professionals of working in child protection.
Lara Stemple Lara Stemple is the assistant dean for Graduate Studies and International Student Programs at UCLA School of Law, where she oversees the law school’s LLM (masters) and SJD (doctoral) degree programs and directs the Health and Human Rights Law Project.
Lara teaches and writes in the areas of human rights, global health, gender, sexuality, and incarceration. Before joining UCLA, Lara was the executive director of the human rights organization Just Detention International and was a Rockefeller postdoctoral fellow at Columbia University’s program on sexuality, gender, health, and human rights.
She also served as the senior advocacy officer at the Pacific Institute for Women’s Health. Before that, Lara worked for the international program at the Center for Reproductive Rights in New York and was a teaching fellow at Harvard University. Lara currently serves on the Advisory Board of UCLA’s Center for the Study of Women, and she is a founding faculty member of the UC Global Health Institute’s Center of Expertise on Women’s Health and Empowerment.
Lara has drafted legislation that passed into law, lobbied members of Congress and United Nations delegates, and testified before legislative bodies. Her media commentary has included CNN, National Public Radio, Al Jazeera, the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Slate and The Atlantic.
Mike Lew is a counselor in Western Massachusetts and director of The Next Step Counseling and Training Center. He is a leading expert on recovery from sexual child abuse, particularly issues of male survivors.
Mike has worked with thousands of men and women in their healing from the effects of sexual child abuse, rape, physical violence, emotional abuse and neglect. The development of strategies for recovery from incest and other abuse, especially for men, has been a major focus of his work as a counselor and group leader. H
e conducts public lectures, workshops for survivors, and training and consultation for mental health, medical, human service, clergy, law enforcement, and other professionals throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Asia, and Africa.
His publications include Victims No Longer: The Classic Guide for Men Recovering from Sexual Child Abuse (2004) and Leaping upon the Mountains: Men Declaring Victory over Sexual Child Abuse (2000) He continues to explore and proclaim the reality of recovery.
Norm Hewitt – Ngati Kahungunu, Ngati Tuwharetoa, Ngati Pakeha
Motivator, Facilitator, Trainer, Mentor
Norm’s journey, to use a sporting metaphor, has definitely been a game of two halves. The first half dominated by the ‘school of hard knocks’ with physical abuse and bullying suffered and then dished out. The second half about restoration and forgiveness for himself and others.
Norm was born and raised in the Hawkes Bay. His rugby prowess started to shine through at an early age. Over a 14 year rugby career he played nearly 300 first class games and became All Black 938. He captained NPC, Super Rugby and Maori All Black sides. A personal highlight was captaining the Wellington Lions to victory over Canterbury in the final of the 2000 NPC despite having a broken arm.
A year before this though saw Norm hit career and personal rock-bottom, when his abuse of alcohol was thrust in to the public glare, with an emotional apology for unacceptable behaviour was broadcast to the nation and the rugby world. It was also the moment he realised he had to change and the ‘second half’ of the journey began.
Since then, he has focused on understanding and repairing the negative influences on his life and helping others. He has a strong passion to assist people, particularly young people, achieve their potential. He works across a broad spectrum of organisations, from NGOs to big corporates, doing this.
One of his most treasured contracts was heading the Royal New Zealand SPCA’s “One of the family” programme, which seeks to prevent cruelty to animals.
He remains an astute observer of rugby and was part of a star-studded commentary and analysis team for Maori Television during the 2011 Rugby World Cup
However, is biggest passion is his family and his highest goal is to be a good husband and father.
Rick Goodwin (MSW RSW)
Rick Goodwin (MSW RSW) has focused on male sexual trauma recovery for over 20 years, managing both regional and national initiatives in Canada.
Currently, he directs a collaborative practice in Ottawa, Canada (www.menandhealing.ca). In addition to this, he conducts training for professionals on issues of male sexual trauma, family violence and trauma recovery across Canada and in the United States through the organization 1in6 Inc. He also facilitates both in-person and virtual group trauma treatment programs for men.
He co-authored the guidebook Men & Healing: Theory, Research and Practice with Male Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse (2009), which the Ontario government commissioned. This guidebook is now being used to formulate services in Canada and internationally. Rick was also the lead investigator for Health Canada in their investigation into the correlation between men’s experience of HIV and sexual violence.
Dr Tess Patterson
Dr Tess Patterson is a senior lecturer in the Department of Psychological Medicine at the University of Otago. She is also a clinical psychologist working with adolescents and adults who engage in harmful sexual behaviour.
Dr Patterson is committed to research that examines factors related to childhood sexual abuse, both in relation to those who have been harmed by it or those who are doing the harming.
Dr Werner Tschan MD
Dr Werner Tschan MD is a practising psychiatrist in Basel, Switzerland.
He is the author of Professional Sexual Misconduct in Institutions: Causes and Consequences, Prevention and Intervention (2014). Dr Tschan has dedicated his professional career to violence prevention, writing several contributions and lecturing worldwide on the subject.
As a practitioner he provides solutions based on first-hand experience derived from treating affected survivors and their relatives, offender-professionals and from consultation with institutions.