Board Members

  • Joyanna L. Silberg, PhD

    Acting President, Coordinator, Trauma Disorders Services for Children, Sheppard Pratt Hospital, Baltimore, MD; Past President,
    International Society for the Study of Dissociation.

  • Stephanie J. Dallam, RN, PhD

    Secretary, Research Associate, Leadership Council; former Pediatric Surgery and Trauma Nurse Practitioner, University of
    Missouri Health Sciences Center.

  • Phyllis T. Stien, RN, MSN

    Treasurer, Supervising therapist and mental health consultant to early childhood education programs, Marquette, MI.

  • Ruth A. Blizard, PhD

    Psychologist, Independent Practice, Vestal, NY

  • Robert Geffner, PhD, ABPN, ABPP

    Founding President, Family Violence & Sexual Assault Institute; Founding President Institute on Violence, Abuse, and Trauma at Alliant International University, San Diego; Clinical Research Professor, Alliant International University.

  • Philip L. Kaplan, PhD

    Psychologist Independent Practice, former Director of Psychology Service West Central Georgia Regional Hospital, Columbus, GA.

  • Toby Kleinman, Esq

    Partner in law firm Adler & Kleinman in New Brunswick, NJ; Founder of the Center for Child Protection.

  • Alan W. Scheflin, JD, LLM, MA

    Law Professor, Santa Clara University Law School, CA.

  • Dawn Alley, PhD

    Director of the Public Policy and Community Relations Division at Alliant International University ‘s Institute on Violence, Abuse and Trauma; Adjunct Professor at Alliant International University, San Diego, CA.

  • James A. Chu, MD

    Chief of Hospital Clinical Services, McLean Hospital, Belmont, MA; Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, MA. David Clohessy, Director of SNAP (Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests).

  • Christine Courtois, PhD

    Psychologist, Private Practice, Washington, DC; Co-Founder and former Clinical and Training Director, The CENTER: Posttraumatic Disorders Program, The Psychatric Institute, Washington, DC.

  • Lisa DeMarni Cromer, PhD

    Assistant Professor of Psychology, University of Tulsa, OK.

  • Constance Dalenberg, PhD

    Professor of Psychology, Alliant University, California.

  • CoJean-Michel Darves-Bornoz, MD, PhD

    Chief of Research, Psychobiologie des émotions, Université François-Rabelais, Tours, France.

  • Leah Dickstein, MD

    Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Director of Attitudinal and Behavioral Medicine, University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, KY.

  • Constance Dalenberg, PhD

    Professor of Psychology, Alliant University, California.

  • Howard Dubowitz, MD, MS

    Professor of Pediatrics; Chief, Division of Child Protection; Director, Center for Families, University of Maryland School of Medicine. Maryland, MD.

  • Richard Ducote, JD

    Attorney at Law, New Orleans, LA.

  • Nancy S. Erickson, Esq

    J.D. Brooklyn Law School , LL.M. Yale Law School, M.A. Forensic Psychology; former professor of law at New York Law School, Cornell, Ohio State, New York University, and Seton Hall Law School.

  • Lisa Fischel-Wolovick, JD, MSW

    Mary Gail Frawley-O’Dea, PhD, Faculty and supervisor, North Carolina Institute for Clinical Pastoral Training; Clinical Psychologist and Psychoanalyst in private practice in Matthews, NC; Co-director Emeritus of the Manhattan Institute for Psychoanalysis.

  • Richard Gartner, PhD,

    Clinical Psychologist and Psychoanalyst, the William Alanson White Psychoanalytic Institute in New York City.

  • David H. Gleaves, PhD

    Department of Psychology, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand.

  • Judith H. Gold, MD, FRCP(C)

    Psychiatrist, Halifax, Nova Scotia, CA.

  • Steven N. Gold, PhD

    Professor, Center for Psychological Studies; Director, Trauma Resolution and Integration Program, Nova Southeastern University, Ft. Lauderdale, FL.

  • Seth L. Goldstein, JD

    Executive Director, Child Abuse Forensic Institute, Napa, CA.

  • Hon. Sol Gothard, JD, MSW, ACSW

    udge (retired) Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal, State of Louisiana, former chief judge for the Louisiana Jefferson Parish Juvenile Court, and a former faculty member for the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges.

  • Richard P. Kluft, MD, PhD

    Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA.

  • Richard J. Loewenstein, MD

    Medical Director of Trauma Disorders, Sheppard Pratt Health Systems, Baltimore, MD; Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD..

  • Herbert S. Lustig, MD

    Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA; Distinguished Life Fellow, American Psychiatric Association Life Fellow, American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

  • Joan Meier, Esq

    Professor of Clinical Law and Director, Domestic Violence Legal Empowerment and Appeals Project (DV LEAP), George Washington University Law School.

  • Eli H. Newberger, MD

    Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School; Senior Associate in Medicine, Boston Children’s Hospital; Former president, American Orthopsychiatric Association.

  • EEugenia Patru, MSW

    Clinical and Forensic Social Worker, New Orleans.

  • Elizabeth Power, M.Ed

    Training and Educational Consultant, E. Power & Associates, Franklin,Tennessee.

  • Frank W. Putnam, MD

    Director of the Center for Safe and Healthy Children and Scientific Director of Every Child Succeeds at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital

  • Robert Pyles, MD

    Clinical Instructor, Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, MA; Past President, Coalition for Patient Rights; former president, American Psychoanalytic Association.

  • Anna Salter, PhD

    Consultant Wisconsin Department of Corrections; former faculty member of faculty of Dartmouth Medical School

  • Anna Scherzer, MD

    Medical Director and Psychiatric Consultant, State of Arizona DES, Division of Developmental Disabilities; Private Practice in Psychiatry, Scottsdale, AZ.

  • Nancy B. Siegel, MSW

    Private Consultant; Past Member Board of Directors, HC Sexual Assault Center; Past Chair, Howard County Council for Children and Youth, Columbia, MD.

  • Karen Shore, PhD

    Founder and Past-President of the National Coalition of Mental Health Professionals and Consumers, Inc.

  • David Spiegel, MD

    Professor and Associate Chair, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University School of Medicine; Medical Director, Complementary Medicine Clinic; Director, Psychosocial Treatment Lab, Stanford Health Services, Stanford, CA.

  • Geraldine Stahly, PhD

    Social Psychologist, Professor, Department of Psychology, California State University, San Bernadino, CA.

  • Robert G. Stahl, Esq

    Attorney in private practice in Law Offices of Robert G. Stahl, LLC. New Jersey. Former Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey.

  • Onno van der Hart, PhD

    Professor, Department of Clinical Psychology, Utrecht University; Chief of Research, Cats-Polm Institute, Zeist, Netherlands.

  • Bessel A. van der Kolk, MD

    Professor of Psychiatry, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA; Clinical Director of The Trauma Center, Human Resources Institute Hospital, Brookline, MA.

  • Frances S. Waters, MSW, DCSW, LMFT

    Private Practice, Marquette, MI; Past President, International Society for the Study of Dissociation.

  • Charles L. Whitfield, MD, FASAM

    Private Practice of Trauma Psychology and Addiction Medicine; Consultant at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, GA; Faculty Member, the Rutgers Institute on Alcohol Studies, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ (1978 to 2003).

  • Joan Zorza, JD

    Editor of the Domestic Violence Report and founding editor of Sexual Assault Report, Legislative Chair, National Coalition Against Domestic Violence; Liaison, American Bar Association Commission on Domestic Violence; Former Senior Attorney, National Battered Women’s Law Project of the National Center on Women and Family Law.