Katherine Salazar, Board Chair
Katherine is a director of marketing for Valeant Pharmaceuticals. She has spent the last 15 years of her career developing and executing marketing campaigns for major consumer package goods and pharmaceutical companies. Her focus has been on Hispanic and cause marketing campaigns that have led brands to growth in very competitive segments. Most recently, she led the cause marketing campaign for Valeant’s aesthetic and dermatology divisions which donated a percentage of sales to a non-profit to help end domestic violence.
She is a mother of a wonderful little boy, a domestic violence survivor, and a doctor of business administration. She devotes her spare time to raising her son and she uses her personal experience as a survivor to help other women find freedom from abuse.
Linda Oberhaus, Vice Chair
Linda Oberhaus has more than 25 years of professional experience in the human services field, and currently serves as the CEO for The Shelter for Abused Women & Children in Naples, Florida.
A graduate of the University of South Florida, Ms. Oberhaus also completed post graduate courses in nonprofit management at Harvard Business School and Harvard Kennedy School.
Ms. Oberhaus previously served as a board member of the Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence and the President’s Family Justice Center initiative. She is a graduate of Leadership Florida Class of 2013, and completed the FBI Citizen’s Academy in 2015.
Ms. Oberhaus was named Naples Illustrated Leading Lady in 2018, Gulfshore Life Woman of the Year in 2017 and received the Outstanding Community Leadership Award from the Collier County Sheriff’s Office in 2016.
Ms. Oberhaus has two children: Christopher, a military veteran and graduate of the National Aviation Academy, and Brooke, a proud graduate of the University of North Florida.
Diane Rosenfeld, Secretary
Diane L. Rosenfeld is a lecturer on Law and Director of the Gender Violence Program at Harvard Law School. Her courses include “Gender Violence, Law and Social Justice”; “Title IX”; and “Theories of Sexual Coercion. ” Additionally, she supervises the Gender Violence Legal Policy Workshop where she works with Harvard law students to develop cutting-edge legal policy initiatives for the U.S. and abroad.
Ms. Rosenfeld received her LL.M. from Harvard Law School. Prior to teaching at Harvard, she served as the Senior Counsel to the Violence Against Women Office (now the Office of Violence Against Women) of the U.S. Department of Justice. She also served as an Executive Assistant Attorney General in Illinois where she provided legal policy advising on women’s rights, environmental enforcement, and the ethics of governmental attorneys.
Vicky Hales, Treasurer
Vicky has been a banker with UMB Bank for over 24 years. She partners with her clients to help them achieve financial success. She has held many different positions at UMB, including her current role as Financial Center Manager which allows her to coach her team to success. Highlights include Top Producer awards for both the Colorado market and the entire company in 2013 and having 3 people promoted within the company in 2014.
Vicky is passionate about volunteering her time to non-profit organizations. She has held and currently holds many board positions, volunteers regularly with neighborhood groups in Denver’s Capitol Hill community, and is a past full-time volunteer with the USO. Vicky has won many awards for her volunteer efforts including the Service to Mankind award presented by the Littleton SERTOMA club for 2009-2010. Vicky’s interest in helping DV victims stems from a childhood spent witnessing DV in the home.
Vicky is married, has one son and one grandson. She enjoys the beautiful Colorado outdoors, spending time with her family, cooking, and travel.
Cheryl Davis, M.A., LPC., Past Board Chair
Cheryl has a Master’s Degree in Counseling and is a licensed psychotherapist in Colorado. She is the Manager of the DV Unit at the Division of Criminal Justice (DCJ) and the Program Director for the Colorado Domestic Violence Offender Management Board (DVOMB). Cheryl has been with DCJ in this capacity for 15 years. She also served on the Colorado Sex Offender Management Board (SOMB) for the past 13 years. Cheryl co-founded and has been the chair of the Domestic Violence and Sexual Offense Crossover Committee for the past eight years.
She has extensive direct experience with victim services issues, victim advocacy issues, offender treatment; management and containment issues. Her experience includes 18 years of providing trainings on the issues of domestic violence at the national, state and local level.
In 2012 Cheryl received the Carolyn Hamil-Henderson Memorial Award, recognizing outstanding efforts in providing inspiration and leadership to end domestic violence in the Denver community.
Rose, now retired, was the Executive Director, of *A New Hope Center (ANHC), in Tioga County New York since its founding in the spring of 1986. She developed all aspects of this well-known domestic violence and sexual assault program which opened with a single staff person and grew to one with 16-20 staff and many programs. Rose has written and trained extensively on various aspects of domestic violence and sexual assault as well as economic justice, anti-racism, classism, and other oppressions.
Rose is a co-founder of the NY Model for Batterer Programs Model, and developed one of the earliest domestic violence coordinated community response networks in New York while developing the batterer program work.
She also oversaw the development of the first pet rescue related to domestic violence project in the northeast. Rose is a well-known writer and trainer and has received numerous awards for her work. She has also served on several other boards, including the NYS Coalition Against Domestic Violence and the NYS Coalition Against Sexual Assault. In her retirement she remains committed to social justice activism.
Kristi Hall-Jiran, 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 Hall 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!
David is a Co-Founder and Partner of LG&P, a global in-store marketing agency twice named by Entrepreneur Magazine as one of the “Hot 100” Fastest Growing companies in the USA. David’s responsibilities include ownership of the strategic vision for the agency and management of the research, marketing and client service organizations. Prior to co-founding LG&P, David was Executive Vice President and Director of HMG Worldwide, in New York City, where his responsibilities included management of the company’s national sales and marketing organizations and integration of strategic acquisitions.
David brings not only his twenty-eight years of business and entrepreneurial knowledge to NCADV, but also his personal first-hand experience dealing with domestic violence as a child witness. David and his wife were both raised in Toronto and relocated to New Jersey in 1994 where they live today along with their two children.
Aaron B. Steed
Aaron B. Steed is president, co-founder and CEO of Meathead Movers. He founded Meathead Movers at 17-years-old in 1997 with his brother, Evan. As CEO, Steed has established an open-door style of management, similar to that of a coach, and is well-known for being happily available to assist employees at their jobs or in their personal lives.
While running full-scale ahead to success, Steed has never let Meathead Movers forget its roots. He has maintained the same mission of assisting student-athletes achieve their goals by providing them with a flexible and educational workplace. He has also maintained the practice of assisting victims of domestic violence by providing moving services at no cost. When the media caught wind of the services being provided in each of Meathead Movers’ service areas, Steed and his team used its platform to launch the #MoveToEndDV campaign to continue to bring awareness to the much-needed efforts and encourage more than 200 businesses globally to get involved in similar ways.
This long-standing model has led Meathead Movers to land on the Inc. 5000 fastest growing companies list for six consecutive years. He was named one of the top 100 entrepreneurs under the age of 35 at the White House in 2014 and remains the largest independent moving company in California with 400 employees, over 100 trucks and 213,000 sq/ft of mini storage.
In his free time, Steed enjoys working on his farm in San Luis Obispo, California, traveling and spending time with his friends.
A 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.
ADVISORY BOARD MEMBERS
Keri Norris, Ph.D., MPH, MCHES is the Fulton DeKalb Hospital Authority's (FDHA) Chief of Health Policy and Administration, where she oversees the Community Health Awareness and Prevention Office and general operation matters.
Prior to coming to The FDHA, she worked at the Centers for Disease Control for seven years and held positions as a health scientist, evaluator and epidemiologist. She has also served on the advisory council for the CDC's University School of Public Health Research and Medicine. She has extensive and specific experience in the areas of eliminating health disparities for the Appalachian, Latino/Hispanic, older, African-American, American Indian and Asian Pacific Islander and other vulnerable populations in the United States. She has also served as an adjunct faculty member at several institutions of higher learning such as the University of South Carolina, Agnes Scott, Spelman and Morehouse School of Medicine.
She has earned numerous awards and was inducted into the Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health, 2012. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Africana Studies from Agnes Scott, a Masters of Public Health in Health Administration, Management and Policy from Morehouse School of Medicine's Master of Public health Program, and a certificate of graduate study in Gender and Women's Studies from University of South Carolina. She earned her Doctor of Philosophy in Health Promotion, Education and Behavior from the University of South Carolina.
Dr. Norris is also a motivational speaker and author. Her book "The Other Side of Thru" (pen name Payne Nickerson) focuses on the challenges of poverty, childhood sexual abuse, intimate partner violence and survival. She spends a great deal of her time as an advocate for underserved communities and performing community service.
The NCADV board works annually to determine fair and reasonable compensation for the NCADV CEO. The board considers many variables and factors. These include IRS and other entities standards and polices.As well, they use benchmarks, salary surveys and performance indicators. The Board has a performance and compensation committee and a written plan. The board records approaches and decisions and uses sound judgment and practice to attract and retain a quality leader.