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Annual Conference



Note: Presenters and details may be subject to change

  • Jenn Oxborrow, LCSW
    Jenn Oxborrow, LCSW

    Jenn Oxborrow, LCSW is the Executive Director of the Utah Domestic Violence Coalition, a private, non-profit organization federally recognized as the statewide authority for best practices to support people impacted by domestic violence in Utah. In addition to her work in advocacy and direct service, Jenn has worked as a therapist in private practice serving adults and children with a history of trauma, victimization and serious behavioral health disorders. Prior to joining the Utah Domestic Violence Coalition, Jenn served as an administrator with the Utah Department of Human Services in the Divisions of Substance Abuse and Mental Health and the Child and Family Services. Jenn has lived in Utah for over 12 years and is a graduate of the University of Utah where she completed her graduate degree in Forensic Social Work and supported research about the quality of life in older adults who are living with serious, persistent mental illness. She is an active volunteer with the statewide Crisis Intervention Stress Management team, debriefing first responders after traumatic incidents.

  • KEYNOTE: Olga Trujillo J.D.
    KEYNOTE: Olga Trujillo J.D.

    Olga Trujillo, J.D. Olga Trujillo watched as her father abused her mother for years. As she was drawn into his abuse of her mother she was also sexually abused by her father and brothers. Ms. Trujillo, now an attorney, advocate and author, underwent a journey to understand the impact the violence she witnessed and endured - from the child abuse to rapes she suffered as an adolescent and young adult – had on her life. In this presentation she reveals what she has learned so far and although tragic, her story of survival is inspiring and hopeful. She shows how each person can and does make a difference in the lives of others.

  • Michael Munson
    Michael Munson

    Michael Munson is the co-founder and Executive Director of FORGE, an organization focused on improving the lives of transgender individuals by building stronger connections, providing resources, and empowering growth through knowledge. His educational background is in psychology, with an emphasis in trauma. Munson’s work on violence against transgender and gender non-conforming individuals is groundbreaking, stressing the intersectionality between complex components of identity, experience, and societal constructs that both spur violence, as well as catalyze healing for individuals and communities. He is passionate about engaging professionals to embrace these complexities and learn key skills to better serve their constituents.

  • Lisa Walker, LCSW
    Lisa Walker, LCSW

    Lisa Walker, LCSW holds a Masters’ degree in Social Work from the University of Utah which she completed in 2014. She brings her experience as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker to provide supervision and support to USARA’s Recovery Leadership Initiative and Addiction Recovery Management teams. Lisa has been in long-term recovery since December of 2005 and has passionately worked in various behavioral health settings over the last decade. She uniquely understands the barriers to becoming fully self-supportive after her personal battle of active addiction. She credits supportive services within the community to her long-term success. Lisa enthusiastically brings leadership and advocacy qualities to USARA that she has garnered through life experience and higher education. Lisa’s mission in life is to show others that recovery is possible by continuing to show support, advocate for and empower individuals seeking recovery. Lisa is most proud of her husband and two children who have thrived right alongside her and been her biggest cheerleaders.

  • Dr. Susan Wiet
    Dr. Susan Wiet

    Dr. Susan Wiet is a psychiatrist in Salt Lake City, Utah and is affiliated with Intermountain Medical Center. She received her medical degree from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and has been in practice between 11-20 years. She is one of 4 doctors at Intermountain Medical Center who specialize in Psychiatry. Dr Wiet is also the founder of The Trauma-Resiliency Collaborative (TRC), an ad-hoc and open community-interest group composed of multidisciplinary professionals and paraprofessionals, who are dedicated to raising awareness to the relationships between health and resiliency and the serious effects of trauma and violence across the lifespan.

  • Margarite Allen
    Margarite Allen

    Margarite Allen holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Utah and an S.S.W. license. Ms. Allen has over 10 years of experience working with victims of domestic violence/sexual assault, as well as a wealth of knowledge working in a community health setting. She firmly believes in empowering women through education and healthy lifestyles. Margarite enjoys spending time with her family and friends in her spare time. Weather permitting, you are likely to find her outdoors, riding her bike (she has completed several century rides to help raise money for cancer research).

  • Kate Barber
    Kate Barber

    Kate Barber, executive director & senior attorney for Immigrant Legal Services in Utah. Kate has worked in both the private and nonprofit sectors in Oklahoma and Utah. She has handled removal defense, asylum, special immigrant juvenile cases, adoptions, citizenship, consular processing, and many other types of cases. Kate has represented hundreds of immigrants in proceedings before USCIS, the Immigration Court, the Board of Immigration Appeals, the Administrative Appeals Office, criminal courts in Oklahoma and Utah, and the Department of Labor.

  • Alessandra Amato
    Alessandra Amato

    Alessandra Amato is the Youth Specialist for the Trafficking in Persons Program at the Refugee & Immigrant Center – Asian Association of Utah and an active member of the Utah Trafficking in Persons Task Force. In her role, Alessandra works directly with nationals and foreign-born youth survivors of sex and labor trafficking through a trauma-informed and client-centered approach. The focus of her work also includes the prevention of commercial sexual exploitation through the facilitation of psycho educational groups as well as educating professionals on how to identify and respond to youth trafficking cases. Prior to joining the TIP Program, Alessandra worked with the newly resettled refugee population with youth and women survivors of sexual violence. Alessandra graduated from Westminster College of Salt Lake City with a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology, with an emphasis on human trafficking and migration. In addition to empowering youth, Alessandra enjoys good coffee, rock climbing and playing Sudoku.

  • Dodd Greer
    Dodd Greer

    Dodd Greer has been in the world of Healthcare Administration and Health Resources Specialties for the past thirty years. Currently he is serving and Health Plans Program Director for CHC and serves in various related community capacities. Some of these are the Health & Safety Advisory Committee for the Consulado de México, the Utah Coalition for Migrant Seasonal Farm Workers, and will be serving his 5th year as Navigator in the National Marketplace Insurance Program. Dodd is also an active participant in the Family Justice Center for Utah County. Dodd is happy and honored to participate in the conference today and tomorrow.

  • Eloy Eduardo Monge Zarate
    Eloy Eduardo Monge Zarate

    Eloy Eduardo Monge Zárate has been a member of the Mexican Foreign Service since 2017, when he was appointed as the Head of the Protection Department in the Consulate of Mexico in Salt Lake City. He has also served at the Consulate of Mexico in Raleigh, NC in the criminal affairs department. In 2013 he was the Chief of Logistics in the Human Rights Commission for the State of Morelos, Mexico. In 2012 he was a part-time professor at Universidad del Valle de Mexico, where he taught international relations. He holds a bachelor’s degree in International Relations from Universidad de las Americas Puebla, and a Masters Degree in International Law from Monterrey Tec. He was an exchange student in the University of Leiden in the Netherlands and Georgetown University in Washington D.C. In 2017 he attended the Diplomatic Academy in Mexico, Instituto Matias Romero

  • Stephanie Mathis
    Stephanie Mathis

    Stephanie Mathis, a Southern Californian native, is the executive director and mental health therapist for Sego Lily Center for the Abused Deaf (SLCAD) in Salt Lake City, Utah. She worked for SLCAD for 10 years and enjoys working with people who are passionate about keeping the Deaf Community safe.

  • Erin Kelly Watkins
    Erin Kelly Watkins

    Erin Kelly Watkins, Southern Utah Advocate Coordinator, worked for Sego Lily Center for the Abused Deaf (SLCAD) for 9 years. With her undying patience and compassion, she encourages victims to find their innate power and ability to accomplish their desires. It's Erin's passion to keep the community safe.

  • Sari Williams
    Sari Williams

    Sari Williams, a Utah Native, is the Northern Utah Advocate Coordinator. She’s a natural advocate who has worked with Sego Lily Center for the Abused Deaf (SLCAD) since 2003 and has helped victims get legal protection and services. Her laughter makes people feel good and when they hear her laugh, they know she is somewhere close by!

  • Kristina Groves, LCSW
    Kristina Groves, LCSW

    Kristina Groves, LCSW (Ute/Hopi/Chinese), counselor in the Red Mesa Counseling program at the Urban Indian Center of Salt Lake. The Red Mesa Counseling program at the Urban Indian Center of Salt Lake (UICSL) is licensed in Utah to provide Mental Health, Substance Abuse, and Domestic Violence survivor treatment. Individuals, couples and families who are registered with UICSL are eligible for services free of charge. They also welcome clients enrolled in Medicaid. All care providers are licensed, masters-level licensed mental health practitioners or supervised by the same, and priority is given to provide culturally relevant, trauma-informed therapy services to our Native American and Alaska Native community members.

  • Jennifer Mitchell, PhD, BCBA-D
    Jennifer Mitchell, PhD, BCBA-D

    Jennifer Mitchell, PhD, BCBA-D is the Interim Co-Executive Director and Clinical Director at The Children’s Center where she oversees all clinical programs. She is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and Parent-Infant Mental Health specialist. Jennifer specializes in providing trauma-informed care to children and families, as well as diagnosing and treating autism spectrum disorders. She is committed to using a trauma-informed lens in every interaction she has with both the families she serves and the people she supervises. She is the current President of the Utah Association of Infant Mental Health and serves as a clinical consultant for the Kearns Community Board for Salt Lake County.

  • Devon Musson Rose
    Devon Musson Rose

    Devon Musson Rose is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and currently serves as the Chief Domestic Violence Services Officer at the YWCA Utah. She received a BA in Sociology and Social and Economic Justice from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She received her Master of Social Work from Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts. Devon brings with her a foundation of knowledge and skills from her previous positions as Clinical Director, Trauma Program Director and as a family therapist at The Children’s Center. Devon has extensive experience providing clinical supervision, administrative guidance and advocacy for trauma informed services.

  • KEYNOTE: Darlene Thomas M.S.S.W.
    KEYNOTE: Darlene Thomas M.S.S.W.

    Darlene Thomas M.S.S.W. is the Executive Director of GreenHouse17 - an advocacy agency committed to ending intimate partner abuse in families and its impact on the community. Just as the protection of a greenhouse nurtures plants so they grow healthy and strong, GreenHouse17 nurtures lives, helping them grow, flourish and leave the trauma of abuse behind them. Darlene Thomas has created a monumental shift from shelter to farm with GreenHouse17 – which is situated on a beautiful 40-acre property in rural Kentucky – and gives their residents the opportunity to be out in the fresh air on a beautiful farm that surrounds their emergency shelter. Adults living in their shelter may participate on the farm should they choose, in exchange for a small stipend. They also offer other out-of-the-box activities like yoga and journaling to stretch and develop body and mind.

  • KEYNOTE: Amy Doud
    KEYNOTE: Amy Doud

    Amy Doud is the Deputy Director of Clackamas Women’s Services, which offers education to Clackamas County residents about the Issues surrounding domestic and sexual violence while using Cutting-Edge Practices to increase the number of families they can serve and improve their participant’s experience. CWS’ Family Justice Center cultivates a more rational, effective, coordinated and collaborative system to support victims of family violence. The Center provides a safe location where law enforcement officials, legal service providers, victim advocates and community providers can work together, under one roof supporting victims and their needs across a continuum of care. Victims will be able to report a crime, plan for their safety, get counseling, obtain help with a restraining order, and get information on shelter, medical help, and transportation – all in one location.

  • KEYNOTE: Dr Brad W. Lundahl
    KEYNOTE: Dr Brad W. Lundahl

    Brad W. Lundahl earned a PhD in Clinical Psychology from Northern Illinois University. He is an associate professor in the College of Social Work at the University of Utah. Dr. Lundahl is most interested in researching factors that motivate people to change individual behaviors. He has been trained in Motivational Interviewing by one of this approach’s cofounders, Dr. Bill Miller and recently published a manuscript with the other cofounder, Dr. Stephen Rollnick. At the University, Dr. Lundahl publishes on evidence-based practices and teaches in areas of clinical practice and research. In addition to University work, Brad owns a private practice, Compass Counseling and Consulting, where he works with individuals and families. Brad strives to integrate research and practice to benefit both efforts.

  • Jeff Combe, MA
    Jeff Combe, MA

    Jeff Combe was born and raised in Salt Lake, married his high-school sweetheart and is the father of two sweet boys, Noah and Emile. When not changing diapers, playing tag or hiking with his family, Jeff can be found working as a Case Manager at the YWCA Utah. Jeff has been at the YWCA for two years in various capacities and most recently created and co-facilitated Program Y with teens on the YWCA campus. Two years ago Jeff completed an MA in Conflict Transformation from The Center for Justice and Peacebuilding in Virginia. While studying, Jeff found his passion in the intersection of fatherhood and gender-based violence prevention. He believes that positive male involvement in the lives of their children and partners creates more equitable partnerships, a reduction in violence as well as an enhanced quality of life for men. Jeff and his family spent the last semester of his studies in Cape Town, South Africa where Jeff worked with a non-profit whose specific aim was to engage men in violence prevention. Jeff believes in the healing and restorative power of the mountains, the desert and a good curry.

  • Michelle Corona
    Michelle Corona

    Michelle Corona was born and raised in Los Angeles where she grew up around Domestic Violence and Substance Use. Her personal life experiences have led her to develop a passion in helping vulnerable populations. She has experience working with youth, women, and men through agencies such as House of Hope, The Road Home, South Valley Services, and the YWCA. Michelle is a recent graduate from the U of U where she received her B.S in Human Development and Family Studies, and completed her ASUDC program. While completing her Undergrad, Michelle completed a year of service through AmeriCorps that provided her with a better understanding of the homeless population.

  • Andi Tremonte
    Andi Tremonte

    Andi Tremonte has an educational background in Psychology and Women and Gender Studies. Andi has been a Trans support group facilitator and Safe Zone trainer for OUTreach Resource Centers in Northern Utah. They have facilitated LGBTQ+ cultural competency trainings throughout Utah for Starbucks Coffee Company, local organizations, universities, UCASA, and community members. Furthermore, Andi is the Education and Outreach Coordinator for the Utah Domestic Violence Coalition. Andi supports domestic violence service providers, sexual assault programs, and government organizations in Utah, offering support services for underserved clients as well as trainings and technical assistance. Andi’s hobbies include Dungeons and Dragons, hanging out with their cats, Jorge and Toriko, and the outdoors: except water, everything but water.

  • Mike Liston
    Mike Liston

    Mike Liston is the Founder of Rhythms of Life & The DrumBus, a private company that facilitates drum circles for corporations, youth events, and health and wellness centers. Research has shown the positive benefits and therapeutic value of group drumming and rhythm circles: Increases endorphins, energy and motivation; reduces anxiety and relieves stress; provides a release for emotional trauma; accelerates healing; boosts the immune system; produces feelings of well-being. In treatment centers, drumming complements traditional talk therapy methods. The cooperative and inclusive nature of a drum circle promotes feelings of connectedness and creates a safe and nonverbal release for emotions that are hard to express or painful.

  • Leraine Horstmanshoff
    Leraine Horstmanshoff

    Leraine Horstmanshoff of Musical duo Maka MaMas has been a professional musician for over 25 years. Through her experience she has learned that music is a powerful tool for transformation, well being & growth. She currently facilitates with all ages from elders, youth, & children in rehab programs, schools, therapy groups, hospice, women’s shelters through "Heart & Soul". Her sessions are very interactive with singing & playing, bringing the group together as a supportive community.

Our Impact in 2018

January 1-December 31
  • CAPSA is a non-profit domestic violence, sexual abuse, and rape recovery center serving Cache County and the Bear Lake area.

  • YCC Family Crisis Center is a domestic violence shelter and rape crisis center provide services 24/7 to victims and their children.

  • Utah Legal Services (ULS) is a nonprofit law office incorporated in 1976 committed to making equal justice a reality by providing free legal help in non-criminal cases to low-income Utahns.

  • South Valley Services is a domestic violence service provider in West Jordan, Utah. We provide safe shelter and supportive services to women, men and their children who have been impacted by domestic violence.

  • Today, the YWCA is Utah’s most comprehensive provider of family violence services; our programs include walk-in services and a crisis line, emergency shelter, transitional housing, children’s programs, and a vast array of supportive services.

  • Established in 1990, Seekhaven assists survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault rebuild their lives. Serving Grand County and Southeastern Utah, Seekhaven provides a wide range of essential services including client advocacy, emergency shelter, and transition assistance.

  • Peace House is dedicated to ending family violence and abuse through education, outreach, support services, and safe housing.

  • New Hope Crisis Center has been serving Box Elder County for 30 years. Our mission is to provide all-inclusive, integrated, victim-centered services to stabilize and support individuals, families, and our community.

  • Founded in 1984, The Center for Women and Children in Crisis has been in continuous operation for 33 years. Our mission is to provide a caring, advocating, safe, and educationally based environment for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.

  • Our organization advocates for victims of domestic violence, rape and sexual assault, and the homeless. Serving people in Sevier, Piute, Millard, Sanpete and Wayne counties of Utah.

  • The DOVE Center is the only area agency providing safe-shelter, crisis intervention, and prevention for clients who have been victimized by violence in their home – whether by a family member or cohabitant – that also serves victims of rape and sexual assault.

  • Founded in 1922, Legal Aid Society of Salt Lake is a non-profit organization that promotes safety, stability and self-sufficiency for low income families and individuals, as well as victims of domestic violence, through effective, efficient legal advocacy and assistance.

  • Canyon Creek Services provides free and confidential services for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in Iron, Beaver and Garfield Counties.

  • Valley Behavioral Health is a nonprofit network of clinics providing treatment for behavioral conditions, addictions, psychiatric conditions, autism and other chronic health conditions. We treat chronic lifelong conditions as well as temporary conditions triggered by traumatic life events. Our programs are tailored to people of all ages and every social, cultural and economic situation.

  • Preserve the heritage. Enhance the wellbeing. Strengthen the future of the People.

  • Our Mission: To bring hope, justice, and healing to victims of domestic violence murder by providing holistic non-profit legal representation in the civil, probate and family courts.

  • At Amethyst Center for Healing we are dedicated to helping individuals, families, and communities recover from trauma and abuse, so that we may all live peaceful, empowered lives.

  • Safe Harbor, a non-profit organization, provides shelter, supportive services and advocacy to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault, as well as education, awareness and resources to our community.

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