NCADV Welcomes Three New Members to Board of Directors

Later this month, three new faces will be present at NCADV's March Board of Directors meeting. We are thrilled to announce Kristi Hall-Jiran of the Community Violence Intervention Center, Lynne Medley Long of Iris Domestic Violence Center, and Lt. Mark Wynn of Wynn Consulting are joining NCADV's board.

New Board Member: Kristi Hall-Jiran

Hall-Jiran Kristi.jpgKristi Hall-Joran, Executive Director of the Community Violence Intervention Center (CVIC) in Grand Forks, is a leader who has actively engaged individuals to work together to end violence throughout the region. Under Kristi's leadership, Grand Forks has received national attention and won both national and regional awards for its innovative efforts in improving the way our community responds to violence and in working to end childhood exposure to violence.

Kristi has developed CVIC from a six-staff, crisis-focused agency to a 64-staff, multi-program intervention/prevention organization that provides long-term solutions to ending violence. Using best practices and evidence-based interventions, CVIC now offers direct services to more than 2,500 adults and children and violence prevention education to 10,000 a year, supporting an annual budget of more than $4 million. She provides leadership to the statewide domestic violence coalition and has served as a federal grant reviewer for the U.S. Department of Justice. Her community involvement includes serving on the board of directors of Altru Health System, the University of North Dakota (UND) College of Business and Public Administration Advisory Council, past chair of The Chamber Board of Directors, past chair of the North Dakota state domestic violence coalition, past president of Sharon Lutheran Church, and a founding member of the Women's Fund of the Community Foundation.

A Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with a Master's of Arts degree in Counseling from UND and Bachelor's of Science degrees in Psychology and Health from Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota, Kristi is married to Brent Jiran, a teacher a Schroeder Middle School in Grand Forks. They have three daughters. Throughout her professional, volunteer and family life, Kristi believes strongly in a balances and healthy lifestyle, a holistic view of our community and world, and in always taking time to laugh!

New Board Member: Lynne Medley-Long

Lynne's commitment to serving those without a voice grew out of her own personalLML.jpg experiences with social, economic and justice disparities.

She is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, Graduate School of Public, Slippery Rock University. She is also professionally licensed as a Nursing Home Administrator in the state of Pennsylvania.

Currently, Lynne serves as the Executive Director at Iris Domestic Violence Center. Iris operates a 24-hour Crisis Hotline, an Emergency Shelter and four Outreach offices serving seven parishes in southeastern Louisiana.

Upon moving to Louisiana, Lynne served as the Chief Executive Director at the Baton Rouge Primary Care Collaborative, a federally qualified community health center that serves over 5,000 uninsured and homeless patients each year.

Prior to relocating to Louisiana, Lynne served as the Executive Director at the East Liberty Family Health Care Center, a multi-site Christian community health center providing primary health care for the uninsured and homeless, producing over 40,000 patient visits each year.

Lynne also served as Administrator of Lemington Nursing Homes and served as Executive Director of Our Lady of Mercy Highbridge Community Health Center located in the Bronx. She also served as the Executive Director at Puerto Rican Family Institute as a Community Client Coordinator for United Cerebral Palsy of New York City.

Lynne has taught as an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Iona College and has been a board member of the Christian Community Health Fellowship, Presbyterian Senior Care Network, Program Chairperson of the Pennsylvania Association of Community Health Centers, Secretary of Louisiana Primary Care Association and as an Advisory Board Member of the Health Care Journal of Baton Rouge. She has been active in prison ministry work and has done extensive consulting work for government and non-profit organizations serving the Homeless and Veteran populations.

New Board Member: Mark Wynn

MARK-WYNN-068-bw.jpgA national trainer to police executives, patrol officers, training officers, prosecutors, judges, legislators, social service providers, healthcare professionals and victim advocates in all 50 states for over 30 years. An international lecturer at police academies in Australia, Canada, Germany, England, Northern Ireland, Russia, the Republic of Mauritius, the Republic of Georgia, the Federated States of Micronesia, China, the Islands of the Bahamas, Brazil, Turkey, Cyprus and Singapore. He is a survivor, enabling him to teach both effectively and passionately. In short, Mark is devoted to ending family violence as a police officer, detective, educator, program supervisor, and now consultant and adviser.

To learn more about NCADV's board of directors and the returning board members, please visit our website.

Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at 10:31 PM
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