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:

G-10 - ArkowPhil Arkow, Coordinator
Consultant, ASPCA
Chair, Animal Abuse & Family Violence Prevention Project, The Latham Foundation
Instructor, Animal Abuse & Human Violence, University of Florida
Instructor, Animal-Assisted Therapy, Harcum College & Camden County College
Stratford, N.J.


G-10 - AshworthLesley Ashworth
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.


G-10 - BalkinDiane Balkin, J.D.
Contract Attorney,
Animal Legal Defense Fund
Past President,
International Veterinary Forensic Sciences Association
Denver, Colo.


G-10 - Boat2Barbara W. Boat, Ph.D.
Associate Professor,
University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center
Executive Director,
Childhood Trust, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital
Cincinnati, Ohio


G-10 - DoggettCym Doggett, LCSW
Project Director, Southern Region
National Children’s Advocacy Center
Huntsville, Ala.


G-10 - GuptaMaya Gupta, Ph.D.
Senior Director of Applied Research                                                   ASPCA Research and Development Division
Atlanta, Ga.


G-10 - Hunt2Jane A. Hunt
Coordinator, Community Health Improvement Plan
Larimer County Department of Health
Ft. Collins, Colo.


G-10 - Kumpf2Mark Kumpf, CAWA
Past President, National Animal Control Association
Director, Montgomery County Animal Resource Center
Dayton, Ohio



G-10 - LockwoodRandall Lockwood, Ph.D.
Senior Vice President,
Forensic Sciences and Anti-Cruelty Projects
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
Falls Church, Va.


G-10 - MartinezNatalie Martinez
Programs Manager
National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Denver, Colo.



G-10 - NeedhamPaul Needham
Chair, Education Committee,
National Adult Protective Services Association
Shawnee, Okla.



G-10 - O'NeillMaria Luisa O’Neill
Account Representative, Wages & Investments,
U.S. Department of the Treasure/Internal Revenue Service
Centennial, Colo.



G-10 - Patterson-KaneEmily Patterson-Kane, Ph.D.
Animal Welfare Scientist,
Animal Welfare Division
American Veterinary Medical Association
Schaumburg, Ill.


G-10 - PhillipsAllie Phillips, J.D.
Sheltering Animals and Families Together (SAF-T)
Lansing, Mich.


G-10 - RasinGale E. Rasin, J.D.
Associate Judge, Baltimore City Circuit Court, Retired
Chestertown, Md.



G-10 - Risley-Curtiss2Christina Risley-Curtiss, MSSW, Ph.D.
Retired Associate Professor and Animal-Human Interactions Coordinator, School of Social Work,
Arizona State University
Phoenix, Ariz.


G-10 - Smith-BlackmoreMartha Smith-Blackmore, DVM
President, Forensic Veterinary Investigations, LLC
Boston, MA


G-10 - TebaultHugh Tebault III
The Latham Foundation
Alameda, Calif.


G-10 - ThompsonJohn Thompson
Deputy Executive Director
National Sheriffs’ Association
Director, National Coalition on Violence Against Animals
Alexandria, Va.