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A THIN LINE ADVISORY BOARD

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PARRY AFTAB

Parry has devoted her expertise, since 1995, to enhancing cyber-security for business and governmental entities, as well as preventing and investigating cyber-crimes, especially those that arise in the workplace or relate to Internet predators. In this field, she often wears two hats -- one is her commercial role of the cyber-lawyer focused on keeping businesses safe in cyberspace and improving e-commerce and trust, while the other is her pro-bono hat where she is heavily involved in Internet safety and security for children, senior citizens and victims of cyber-stalking and abuse. In her pro-bono role, she runs the world's largest online safety and help group that works closely with all major law enforcement agencies worldwide. To learn more about Parry's charitable work, visit WiredSafety.org and stopcyberbullying.org.

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KATIE DAVIS

Katie Davis is a Project Manager at Harvard Project Zero, where she investigates the role of digital media technologies in adolescents’ academic, social, and moral lives. In addition to publishing and presenting her research in scholarly venues, Katie regularly shares her work with parents, teachers, and school administrators in an effort to build connections between educational research and practice.

In 2011, Katie graduated from Harvard Graduate School of Education with a doctorate in Human Development and Education. She also holds a master’s degree from Harvard in Mind, Brain, and Education and another in Risk and Prevention. Prior to coming to Harvard in 2005, Katie taught second grade in Framingham, MA, and fourth grade in Bermuda, her native country.

Visit Katie’s website at: www.katiedavisresearch.com. You can follow her on Twitter at: @katiebda.

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JENNIFER L. HARTSTEIN

Jennifer L. Hartstein, PsyD, is currently in private practice in New York City, specializing in the treatment of high-risk children and adolescents. She is the owner and founder of Hartstein Psychological Services, PLLC, a small group therapy practice.  Dr. Hartstein is the psychological contributor for CBS’ The Early Show, a national morning news program.

Prior to her full time private practice, Dr. Hartstein was the Clinical Director of the Discovery Center at the Child and Family Institute of St Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center, a short-term substance abuse prevention and early intervention program for adolescents. She was an Adjunct Professor at Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology of Yeshiva University in the Bronx, NY.   Before working at the Child and Family Institute, Dr. Hartstein was an Attending Psychologist in the Child Outpatient Psychiatry Department of Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY.

Dr. Hartstein received her BA from George Washington University in Washington, DC and her MA in Dance/Movement Therapy from Hahnemann University in Philadelphia.  She worked on two adolescent inpatient units, creating and implementing group therapy programs, before returning to Yeshiva University to complete her doctorate in School-Child Clinical Psychology. 

Dr Hartstein works with children, adolescents and their families with a wide range of psychological diagnoses.  She has received intensive training in adolescent suicide assessment and has specialized in this population for several years.  Dr. Hartstein has published and presented on teen-related issues, and has spoken as an expert on a variety of psychological issues in print, television and radio.

 

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CASI LUMBRA

Casi Lumbra, age 17, attends the Ursuline School in New Rochelle, NY. Since 2006, she has been a member of the New Rochelle Chapter of Teenangels, a group of thirteen to eighteen year old volunteers that have been specially trained in all aspects of online safety, privacy and security. In September 2008, Ms. Lumbra, along with three other Teenangels, presented original research to the Internet Safety Technical Task Force (ISTTF) at Harvard Law School. In June 2009 Ms. Lumbra spoke at the United Nations Cyberhate Conference on cyberharassment and cyberbullying. Ms. Lumbra is also a member of Microsoft's GetGameSmart advisory board and wants to be an engineer. To learn more about Teenangels unique programs visit teenangels.org.

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PATRICK MCGANN

Patrick McGann, Ph.D., brings 19 years of academic and 14 years of nonprofit experience to his position as Men Can Stop Rape, Inc.’s (MCSR) Director of Strategy and Planning. He currently oversees Strength Media, MCSR's groundbreaking social marketing campaign based on the theme, “My Strength Is Not for Hurting.” The campaign is widely recognized as the nation's best-designed and most effective public service advertising (PSA) sexual-assault-prevention outreach to young men. Recently, he served as project director for the creation of the “My Strength Is for Defending” and the “Hurts one. Affects all.” sexual assault prevention campaigns for the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD). Materials were distributed to U.S. military installations worldwide. He also co-authored a comprehensive Sexual Assault Prevention Strategy for DoD, currently used to coordinate Service Branches’ prevention efforts.

Dr. McGann played a key role in organizing “Men and Women as Allies,” a National Conference on Primary Prevention of Men’s Violence Against Women,” hosted by MCSR in April 2009. During the course of his 12 years with MCSR, he has presented at conferences throughout the country on the theory and practice that drive the work of the organization and has conducted hundreds of workshops and trainings with youth and youth-serving professionals. His Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Chicago is in Language, Literacy, and Rhetoric, and many of his publications address the politics of masculinity in connection with written discourse.

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DR. JILL MURRAY

Dr. Jill Murray has become the leading expert on the subject of teen dating abuse in the U.S. and Canada. She has appeared on more than 350 television shows—including twice on Oprah, 20/20, and Montel, Dr. Phil, Good Morning America, and several CNN shows — speaking as the guest expert in the field, as well as more than 300 radio talk shows. She has been interviewed by more than 250 newspapers and national magazines. Dr. Murray has spoken before Congress in Washington, D.C. on behalf of a teen dating violence bill as an invited guest expert and recently gave a press conference on the subject at the National Press Club in the same city.

She is the author of the best-selling books, BUT I LOVE HIM — Protecting Your Teen Daughter From Controlling, Abusive, Dating Relationships — which has been used as a textbook in countless high school and college courses -- and DESTRUCTIVE RELATIONSHIPS — A Guide to Changing the Unhealthy Relationships in Your Life. Her newest book, BUT HE NEVER HIT ME — The Devastating Cost of Non-Physical Abuse to Girls and Women has just been on amazon.com's best-seller list and won the prestigious Publisher's Choice award.

She is a highly sought-after guest lecturer at international conferences on domestic violence, personal empowerment and motivation, as well as ways to build healthy relationships and speaks to more than 100,000 middle and high school students each year on this subject. Dr. Murray maintains a private practice in Laguna Niguel and a website — www.drjillmurray.com — at which she receives several hundred e-mails per week.

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BRIAN O'CONNOR

A former marketer of global brands such as Gatorade, Lucky Charms, and Kodak, and with experience reporting for the Village Voice in New York City, Brian O'Connor is the Director of Public Communications for Futures Without Violence.

In this role, Brian develops public education and action campaigns focused on reaching parents, coaches, teachers, and teens in an effort to empower young people to build healthy relationships.  Furthermore, his work engaging men inspires them to talk to the boys in their life about positive models of masculinity, and motivates them to teach boys that violence against women and girls is wrong.

Brian holds a master's in journalism from Columbia University and serves as Chair of the Board of Directors of Root Division, a local arts-education non-profit organization in San Francisco where he lives.

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JANE RANDEL

Jane Randel is Vice President of Corporate Communications at Liz Claiborne Inc. and is responsible for managing the Company's corporate reputation through both external and internal communications. She leads corporate, business and crisis media relations, manages the annual report and oversees internal communications, including the corporate intranet. In addition, Ms. Randel has been spearheading the Company's award-winning, cause marketing program aimed to generate awareness, educate the public and ultimately prevent violence against women. The Company's philanthropic programs, including the Liz Claiborne Foundation, also report to her.

In addition to serving on the Board of Directors of the Liz Claiborne Foundation, Ms. Randel is President of the Board of the Corporate Alliance to End Partner Violence, is on the Infrastructure, Safety and Environment Advisory Board for the RAND Corporation, and is a board member of Safe Horizon, the nation's largest victim assistance organization, where she serves as Chair of the Marketing Committee. Ms. Randel is also on the National Advisory Board of the National Domestic Violence Hotline and is a member of the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape/National Sexual Violence Resource Center's Honorary Board. In 2005, she was named one of 21 Leaders for the 21st Century by WomensEnews, and in 2006, she was included on the Crain's New York Business list of "40 under 40."

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ESTA SOLER

One of the world's foremost experts on violence against women and children, Esta Soler is a pioneer who founded Futures Without Violence (formerly the Family Violence Prevention Fund) nearly 30 years ago and made it one of the world's leading violence prevention agencies. With offices in San Francisco, Boston and Washington, D.C., and partners around the world, Futures Without Violence develops innovative strategies to prevent domestic, dating and sexual violence, stalking and child abuse.

Under Soler's direction, Futures Without Violence was a driving force behind passage of the Violence Against Women Act of 1994 – the nation's first comprehensive federal response to the violence that plagues our families and communities. Congress reauthorized and expanded the law in 2000 and again in 2005.

Soler has led Futures Without Violence as it developed trailblazing public education campaigns that have reached millions of people, and innovative policies, advocacy, prevention, education and training programs that help lawmakers, health care providers, judges, employers and others stop violence and help victims. Futures Without Violence programs have been replicated in all 50 states and around the world. Its most recent initiatives, the "Coaching Boys Into Men" and "Founding Fathers" campaigns, are breaking new ground by inviting men to teach boys that violence against women and children is always wrong.

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CINDY SOUTHWORTH

Cindy Southworth is the Founder & Director of the Safety Net Project at the National Network to End Domestic Violence. Cindy works with private industry, state and federal agencies, and international groups to improve safety and privacy for victims in this digital age. She has testified for a U.S. Senate Subcommittee, and is on many task forces and committees that address justice, privacy, technology, and safety in the Justice, Elections, Defense, and Human Services arenas. She has presented over 330 trainings on stalking, online safety, social activism and networking, and data security to over 19,000 people through international, national, state, and local audiences. Cindy has Masters Degree in Social Work and has worked to end violence against women for 19 years at national, state, and local advocacy organizations. She has spent the past 11 years focusing on how technology can increase victim safety and how to hold stalkers accountable for misusing technology. She is the Co-Chair of the Technology Committee of the National Taskforce To End Sexual And Domestic Violence Against Women and is a member of both the Anti-SpyWare Coalition and the Department of Justice, Office of Justice Program' Global Justice Information Sharing Initiative's Privacy and Information Quality Working Group. Cindy is recognized as the international expert on helping victims use technology safely, addressing technology stalking and data privacy for victims.

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BETH YOHE

Beth Yohe is the Associate Director, Training and Curriculum Department of the Anti-Defamation League's (ADL) Education Division. Beth oversees the development of the anti-bias training and curricular materials for the ADL's A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE® Institute, a leading provider of anti-bias education and social justice training. Beth manages the Train-the-Trainer program and facilitator development for the Institute. In her role as Associate Director, she has written program models and resources on a variety of topic areas including cyberbullying, ally-building, analyzing curriculum through a social justice lens and facilitation skills. Beth has more than 15 years experience in anti-bias training, bullying prevention and social justice work. She has a Master of Science degree in Student Affairs in Higher Education from Colorado State University and a Bachelor of Arts in Speech Communication from Texas A&M University. Visit www.ald.org/combatbullying to learn more about ADL's work to address bullying.