Melanie Lockwood Herman
Executive Director, Nonprofit Risk Management Center
Melanie Herman’s title as executive director of the Nonprofit Risk Management Center is merely one of many accolades attached to her name. She is also an author of more than a dozen comprehensive guides on various risk management topics; an alumna of both American University in Washington D.C., and George Mason University in Arlington, Va.; and a member of the District of Columbia Bar Association. In 2013, Herman was named to The NonProfit Times Power & Influence Top 50 – an annual listing of executives moving and shaping the nonprofit world – for the fifth time (also in 2007, 2008, 2011 and 2012). In her personal life, she is a self-proclaimed risk taker who enjoys worldly pleasures such as raw fish, scalding coffee and riding motorcycles. *The Nonprofit Risk Management Center, based in Leesburg, Va., provides training and technical assistance to help nonprofits prosper.
Keith Kaufman, Ph.D.
Clinical Psychologist/Professor of Psychology at Portland State University
Keith Kaufman, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist and a professor of psychology at Portland State University in Portland, Ore. One of his most notable, and recent, achievements is being awarded a Vision of Hope grant by the Pennsylvania Coalition to Prevent Rape to support the development of a free prevention self-assessment tool based on the situational prevention approach. This apporach is already in use by a number of national youth-serving organizations and will be available to more than 4,000 Boys & Girls Clubs beginning Spring 2014. Kaufman has chaired state prevention committees in Ohio and Oregon and has co-chaired the committee that created Oregon's first statewide sexual violence prevention plan. Among other endeavors, Kaufman has authored two books, a variety of book chapters and numerous research articles addressing sexual violence. He provides program consultation in the areas of prevention, juvenile offender assessment and treatment, program evaluation and research, and has recently been a featured speaker at the Penn State Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Conference, the Boy Scout's Youth Protection Symposium and NCMEC's Safe To Compete: Youth Sports Summit. Kaufman currently provides safety consultation to Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Big Brothers & Big Sisters of America and the NCMEC's Safe To Compete initiative.
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W. Scott Lewis
Partner, The NCHERM Group
W. Scott Lewis, J.D., is a partner with The NCHERM Group. A Denver resident, he also serves as president of the National Behavioral Intervention Team Association (NaBITA) and is a founder and advisory board member of ATIXA. One of the most in-demand higher education risk management consultants in the country, Lewis brings more than 20 years of experience as a student affairs administrator, faculty member and consultant in higher education. His past experiences include a stint as special advisor to Saint Mary's College in South Bend, Ind., and AVP at the University of South Carolina. Lewis received an undergraduate degree in psychology and a master's in higher education administration from Texas A&M University before pursuing law and mediation training at the University of Houston. He is also an author of several works on topics of student conduct and sexual violence, and has been interviewed by publications such as The Chronicle of Higher Education, ESPN, Newsweek and USA Today. *The NCHERM Group is headquartered in Malvern, Pa., and serves as both a law and consulting practice to advance holistic, proactive prevention and risk management within K-12 schools and college campuses.
Former NFL Defensive Lineman
Former NFL defensive lineman Joe Ehrmann has been an educator, author, activist, pastor and coach for more than 25 years. His honors include being named the National Fatherhood Initiative's "Man of the Year" for his work in improving the well-being of children by advocating healthy father-child relationships, and the Frederick Douglas National "Man of the Year" for empowering youth to prevent rape and other forms of male violence. He was also dubbed the "Renaissance Person of the Decade" by Baltimore Business Journal for his commitment to important issues such as poverty, systematic racism and social justice. Alongside his wife, Paula, Ehrmann founded Building Men and Women for Others, an organization that addresses many societal challenges including violence and child advocacy. Ehrmann's revolutionary concepts of transformational leadership, coaching, team-building and mentoring provide the framework for his newly-released book: InsideOut Coaching: How Sports Can Transform Lives and often serves as the topic of the keynote speeches he presents across the country. *Ehrmann was an All-American football player at Syracuse University, where he was selected to the All-Century Football Team and also lettered in lacrosse. Ehrmann went on to play professional football for 13 years, playing most of his career with the Baltimore Colts.
Executive Director, USA Hockey
Dave Ogrean has long been an ardent supporter of the United States Olympic Movement. Currently serving in his second stint as executive director of USA Hockey, Ogrean was appointed to the U.S. Olympic Committee board of directors in 2010. But his current involvement doesn’t stop there. Ogrean serves on several other boards and committees, including the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame Nominating Committee, U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Selection Committee, USOC National Governing Bodies Council and the Colorado Springs World Arena board of directors. Prior to his current term with USA Hockey, Ogrean served as executive director for USA Football (2002-05), president and CEO of the Colorado Springs Sports Corp. (2000-02) and deputy executive director of marketing for the USOC (1999-2000). In addition, he has been involved in eight Olympic Games, seven U.S. Olympic Festivals and two Pan American Games. Ogrean is among the Top 20 People of Power and Influence in hockey as recognized by The Hockey News and was among the Sporting News’ Top 100 Most Powerful People in Sports in the 1990s. Ogrean received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Connecticut and his master’s from Boston University. He currently resides in Colorado Springs, Colo., with his wife, Maryellen, and has three grown children.
Stephanie M. Smith
Southern Regional Director, NCPTC
The southern regional director of the National Child Protection Training Center, Stephanie M. Smith is a leader in fighting the war on child abuse. After working in the marketing and advertising field for 20 years, Smith switched gears to law in 1994, earning her J.D. from Indiana University School of Law in Indianapolis. From 1998 to 2009, she worked in the Hamilton County (Indiana) Prosecutor’s Office, specializing in “crimes against children,” specifically sexual abuse, physical abuse, neglect and computer-facilitated offenses. Smith is a founding member of the Hamilton County Metro Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force and she has completed numerous courses related to the prosecution and investigation of computer-facilitated abuse cases. In 2002, Smith successfully completed training for the home visitation program Finding Words (now ChildFirst), which visits low-income families with young children at high risk of developmental problems or maltreatment. She served as president on the organization’s board of directors in 2007. Among other endeavors, Smith has participated in the mock trial presentation sponsored by the Indiana Coalition Against Sexual Assault and was a member of the (Southern District of Indiana) Advisory Board for Project Safe Childhood, a department of Justice initiative to promote education about Internet crimes. Currently, she is on the board of directors of NWA Head Start and the advisory board for The National Children’s Study in Benton County, Ark.
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