Practicing Ob/Gyn Physician,
Advocate for Family Violence Prevention
Interview with Gael Strack
Gael Strack is the CEO and co-Founder of Alliance for Hope International. She led and continues to lead many innovations in Domestic Violence work including co-founding the first Family Justice Center in San Diego, publishing ground-breaking medical domestic violence research and spearheading education on Strangulation Prevention.
Interview with Jane Stevens
Jane Stevens has worked for nearly 40 years as a journalist primarily covering science, health and technology. When she learned about Adverse Childhood Experiences, or ACEs, she saw unmet needs to disseminate the findings of ACEs science and to bring practitioners together. She created Acestoohigh.com and ACESconnection.com, a news site and social networking site which both serve as hubs for education about ACEs and resiliency as well as offering connection for communities striving to put ACEs science into practice.
Interview with Sonya Passi
Sonya Passi is the founder and CEO of FreeFrom, a non-profit helping survivors of domestic violence achieve financial stability and greater long term safety. During her time in law school, Sonya was also instrumental in creating the Family Violence Appellate Project. She seeks to fill the gaps in services available for survivors of family violence.
Interview with Will and Jackie Yancy
Pastor Will Yancy, M.A. Ed., and Jackie Yancy, PhD, MSC/MFCT lead Triumph Educational Center in Oakland, California. Here they lead domestic violence abusers through the 52 week court mandated batterer intervention program. They also train others in the community to recognize and respond to domestic violence. Both Will and Jackie have a lot to say about how to motivate change, as well as effective strategies to create safe and thriving families.
Interview with District Attorney Nancy O'Malley
Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O'Malley has worked in the DA's office for over thirty years. She is nationally known for her revolutionary work on behalf of Domestic Violence survivors, and for sexually exploited people, especially children. In this conversation, Nancy speaks candidly about the motivations for her work, how she practices self care and her commitment to learning from victims and survivors.
Interview with Aparna Kota, MD, MPH
In this last episode of season two, Carey talks with Dr. Aparna Kota, a pediatrician with Kaiser Permanente. She works in San Francisco, where she is a local leader for child abuse prevention and advocacy. She is also on the board of Safe and Sound (formerly the SF Child Abuse Prevention Center) and she is an associate clinical faculty at UCSF where she teaches medical students and pediatric residents. She and Carey talk about leadership and struggling to use data about Adverse Childhood Experiences (or ACEs) in clinical practice.
Stay tuned for season three of Change Agent, coming in 2018.