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
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.
Senior Staff 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


Robin Brock
Advocacy Programs Manager
National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Denver, Colo.


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


Helen Holmquist-Johnson, MSW, Ph.D.
Director, Human-Animal Bond in Colorado
Colorado State University School of Social Work,
Ft. Collins, Colo.


G-10 - Hunt2Jane A. Hunt
Community Volunteer
Loveland, Colo.



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



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



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
Gaston, S. Car.


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.