Our Steering Committee is composed of nationally renowned experts and practitioners who represent an array of disciplines dedicated to preventing violence against people, animals or both:
Phil Arkow, Coordinator
Chair, Animal Abuse & Family Violence Prevention Project, The Latham Foundation
Instructor, Animal Abuse & Human Violence, University of Florida
Instructor, Animal-Assisted Therapy, University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy & Practice, Harcum College & Camden County College
American Veterinary Charitable Fund
Consultant, Ohio Domestic Violence Network
Former Director, Domestic Violence/Stalking Program, Columbus City Prosecutor’s Office Prosecution Div.,
Blowing Rock, N. Car.
Diane Balkin, J.D.
Animal Legal Defense Fund
International Veterinary Forensic Sciences Association
Barbara W. Boat, Ph.D.
University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center
Childhood Trust, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital
Cym Doggett, LCSW
Project Director, Southern Region
National Children’s Advocacy Center
Maya Gupta, Ph.D.
Former Executive Director, Animals and Society Institute
Jane A. Hunt
Coordinator, Community Health Improvement Plan
Larimer County Department of Health
Ft. Collins, Colo.
Mark Kumpf, CAWA
Past President, National Animal Control Association
Director, Montgomery County Animal Resource Center
Randall Lockwood, Ph.D.
Senior Vice President,
Forensic Sciences and Anti-Cruelty Projects
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
Falls Church, Va.
National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Chair, Education Committee,
National Adult Protective Services Association
Maria Luisa O’Neill
Account Representative, Wages & Investments,
U.S. Department of the Treasure/Internal Revenue Service
Emily Patterson-Kane, Ph.D.
Animal Welfare Scientist,
Animal Welfare Division
American Veterinary Medical Association
Allie Phillips, J.D.
Sheltering Animals and Families Together (SAF-T)
Gale E. Rasin, J.D.
Associate Judge, Baltimore City Circuit Court, Retired
Christina Risley-Curtiss, MSSW, Ph.D.
Retired Associate Professor and Animal-Human Interactions Coordinator, School of Social Work,
Arizona State University
Martha Smith-Blackmore, DVM
President, Forensic Veterinary Investigations, LLC
Hugh Tebault III
The Latham Foundation
Deputy Executive Director
National Sheriffs’ Association
Director, National Coalition on Violence Against Animals