Criminal Justice Coordinating Council
Scholarships were provided to domestic violence advocates, sexual assault advocates, Department
of Community Supervision officers, Division of Family and Children Services personnel, and first
responders that serve victims of domestic violence and sexual assault through a grant from the
Criminal Justice Coordinating Council (CJCC).
Special thanks to DeKalb County District Attorney Sherry Boston for financial support to bring Vanessa
McNeal to our conference.
Judicial Council Administrative Office of the Courts
Scholarships were provided to judges through a grant from the Judicial Council Administrative Office
of the Courts (JC/AOC).
Conference Planning Committee
We would also like to thank the members of the 25th Annual Conference Planning Committee for their creativity and
commitment to the work. It is their varied expertise, experience in the domestic violence field, and their passion that helped
form the theme and content of this conference.
Michele Beddingfield, Co-Chair
Jacqueline Bunn, Co-Chair
Judge Berryl Anderson, DeKalb County Magistrate Court
Jennifer Bivins, Georgia Network to End Sexual Assault
Jamie Bormann, Crisis Line and Safe House of Central Georgia
Jan Christiansen, Georgia Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Tomieka Daniel , Georgia Legal Services Program
Cristina Dumitrescu, Atlanta Legal Aid
Lee Giordano, Men Stopping Violence
Mary Haddon, Project Safe, Inc.
Amy Hutsell, Criminal Justice Coordinating Council
Sharla Jackson, Prosecuting Attorneys Council
Lanny Ledford , Creation Counseling
Kimberly McCoy, Office of the Cobb County District Attorney
Meisa Pace , Judicial Council Administrative Office of the Courts
Chastity D. Rogers, Office of the DeKalb County District Attorney
Christy Showalter, Georgia Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Katillya Tucker, Baldwin County Solicitor’s Office
Shelia Walker, Peaceway Counseling & Mediation Services
Valerie Wood, Comprehensive Counseling Services
Stephanie Woodard, Commission Chair
GCFV would like to acknowledge Jennifer Thomas, former Executive Director of GCFV,
for her contributions to planning this conference!
Jenny Aszman, Program Manager, [email protected]
Jameelah Ferrell, FVIP Certification Coordinator, [email protected]
Niki Lemeshka, Fatality Review Coordinator, [email protected]
Terri Powe, Support for Survivors of Murder-Suicide Coordinator, [email protected]
Stacey Seldon, Family Violence Coordinator, [email protected]
Meredith Stepp, FVIP Compliance Coordinator, [email protected]