International Advisory Committee

The Safer Society International Advisory Committee meets annually at the ATSA National Conference to discuss the current state of sexual abuse and personal violence prevention and advise the Safer Society Executive Director regarding the important role played by Safer Society in supporting prevention worldwide. Individual members of the committee are available to consult with the Executive Director throughout the year.

Kurt Bumby, PhD, Director, Center for Effective Public Policy, Silver Springs, Maryland; past president of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers

Maia Christopher, Executive Director, Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers, Beaverton, Oregon

Georgia Cumming, formerly Director, Vermont Department of Corrections Program for Sexual Abusers, Underhill, Vermont; member, Safer Society Board of Directors

Lawrence Ellerby, PhD, Ellerby, Kolton, Rothman & Associates, Forensic Psychological Serivces, Winnipeg, Cananda

R. Karl Hanson, PhD,  Senior Research Officer, Public Safety Canada, Ottawa, Canada

Elizabeth Letourneau, PhD, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, President of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers

Jill Levenson, PhD, Associate Professor of Social Work, Barry University, Miami, Florida

Robert McGrath, Clinical Director of the Vermont Department of Corrections sexual abuser treatment programs

Jacqueline Page, PsyD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Rebecca Palmer, MS, private family therapy practice specializing in therapy with families of sexual abusers

David Prescott, Clinical Director, Becket Family of Services, Portland, Maine; past president of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers

Tom Tobin, PhD, Vice-Chair, California Coalition on Sexual Offending; Treatment Program Administrator, California Sex Offender Management Board, Sacramento, California

Jill Stinson, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychology and Director of Clinical Training, East Tennessee State University, Johnson, Tennessee

Gwenda Willis, PhD, Clinical Psychologist and Senior Lecturer, University of Auckland, NZ