Amy Russell is executive director of the Arthur D. Curtis Children’s Justice Center in Clark County, Washington. Ms. Russell is a licensed attorney and a nationally certified counselor. Ms. Russell has worked with victims of violence and trauma in several capacities, including interviewer for child victims of abuse and witnesses to crime; counselor for survivors of homicide victims; and advocate for victims of sexual and intimate partner violence. She has also directed several CACs; provided training on child abuse investigations, interviews and litigation; interviewed over a thousand children; and authored several articles on forensic interviewing, child maltreatment and vicarious trauma.
Andy Johnson, PhD, teaches in the Department of Psychology at Bethel University. His research interests are in the areas of gender violence prevention, religious predictors of domestic violence and rape myth acceptance, and trauma and resiliency. He earned an MA and Ph.D. in counseling psychology from the University of Notre Dame. Andy edited Religion and Men's Violence Against Women and co-edited Religion, Disability, and Interpersonal Violence with J. Ruth Nelson and Emily Lund.
Nada Yorke, LCSW, is co-owner of Yorke Consulting, which specializes in helping organizations optimize their potential through staff and management training, leadership development and strategic planning. As a Social Worker she is passionate about training organizations to empower, engage and motivate their staff and the clientele they serve. Her managerial, program development and case management courses have received high ratings as participants found her training to be both engaging and effective in promoting positive change within their organizations.