Friday, January 04, 2013

Board of Directors and International Advisory Board

Board of Directors
  • Vicki Polin, MA, LCPC - CEO, President and Founder; Psychotherapist
  • Michael J. Salamon, PhD - Treasurer, Psychologist
  • Leah Marinelli, RN, CNM, NP - Secretary, Certified Nurse-Midwife, Nurse Practitioner 
  • Judy Mitzner - Director at Large, Para-Legal, Survivor of clergy sexual abuse
  • Marcia Cohn Spiegel, PhD - Honorary Board Member - Activist 
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International Advisory Board
  • Shalom Atlas, MA, MSW - Clinical Social Worker, Specialist in sexual abuse of men, Former director of the sexual abuse hotline for Orthodox men.  (Jerusalem, Israel)
  • Mesa Leventhal Baker, MD - Pediatrician and expert in the detection and diagnosis of cases of child abuse. (Baltimore, MD)
  • Debra Guckenheimer, PhD - Sociologist (San Francisco, CA)
  • Isaac Hersh - Survivor of child abuse and neglect (Brooklyn, NY)
  • Simonne Levi-Jameson PhD (MA) MAPPA - Founder and Director - Children's Right Foundation Inc and Curator/Director - Art Sans Frontieres, Survivor of childhood sexual abuse (Melbourne University, Australia)
  • Rabbi Nochem Rosenberg - Activist in chassidic (ultra-orthodox) communities globally (Williamsburg, NY)
  • Robin Sax - Director at Large, Former Deputy District Attorney, legal analyst and commentator, author (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Rabbi Michael Schudrich - Chief Rabbi of Poland (Warsaw, Poland)
  • Richard C. Schwartz, PhD - Marital and Family Therapy, Educator and Author (Chicago, IL)
  • Eli Somer, PhD - Clinical Professor of Psychology, Haifa University (Haifa, Israel)
  • Heather Steele - The Innocent Justice Foundation (Encinitas, CA) 
  • Harriet Wadeson, PhD, LCSW, ATR-BC, HLM - Pioneer in the field of Art Therapy; educator, researcher and author (Chicago, IL)

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The Awareness Center is also grateful for the time and energies of the following individuals who spent time on our executive board and advisory board.  These individuals include:

Past Executive Board Members
  • Rabbi Yosef Blau  - Yeshiva University, New York, NY (2004 - 2005)
  • Ruth B. Guggenheim - Director of Jews For Judaism, Baltimore, MD (2003)
  • Laura Shaw Frank, JD, Baltimore, MD (2004 - 2005)
  • Na'ama Yehuda, MSC, SLP, APP, New York, New York (2001 - 2009)

Past Advisory Board Members
  • Ellen Bass - co-author, Courage to Heal (1999 - 2005)
  • Rabbi Reuven Bulka - Congregation Machzikei Hadas, Ottawa, Canada (2002 - 2004)
  • Rabbi Yosef Blau  - Yeshiva University, New York, NY (2002 - 2005)
  • Renee Cannella - Attorney at Law, Stamford, CT (2002 - 2011)
  • Laura Davis - co-author, Courage to Heal (1999 - 2005)
  • Rabbi Mark Dratch -  JSAFE, New York NY (2003 - 2004)
  • Rabbi Cindy Enger - Faith Trust Institute, Seatle, WA (2003 - 2004)
  • Esther Giller - Sidran Foundation, Towson, MD (2001 - 2003)
  • Debbie Gross - Crisis Center for Religious Women, Jerusalem, Israel (2001 - 2003)
  • Marci Hamilton, JD - Attorney, Professor at Yeshiva University (2006 - 2008) 
  • Rebecca Hoffberger - American Visionary Art Museum, Baltimore, MD (2002 - 2010)
  • Phil Jacobs - Editor, Baltimore Jewish Times (2003)
  • Rabbi Ari Kahn - Givat Zev, Israel (2004)
  • Mike Lew, M.Ed. - author, Victims No Longer (1999 - 2005)
  • Jeannie Meece - Executive Director, STTAR Center, Ellicott City, MD (2006 - 2010)
  • Rabbi Shlomo Porter - Etz Chaim Center for Jewish Learning, Baltimore, MD (2002 - 2006)
  • Wendy Schudrich, LMSW, PhD - Director at LargeResearcher and Adjunct Professor, New York, NY (2008 - 2013)
  • Rabbi Ze'ev Smason - Nusach Hari B'nai Zion, St. Louis, MO (1999 - 2002)
  • Vivian Skolnick, PhD - Psychologist and Psychoanalyst, Chicago, IL (2006 - 2010)
  • Abraham "Motie" Weiss - Community Activist (2012 - 2013)

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