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Ohio Family Violence Prevention Advisory Council

About the Advisory Council

The Ohio Family Violence Prevention Advisory Council is where Ohio’s top experts in domestic and family violence intervention and prevention disciplines come together to consider and recommend improvements in state laws and policies. The mission of the Council is to provide guidance, evaluate and inform policy, and promote systemic collaborative action to prevent and respond to family and intimate partner violence. The Council also works as allies of other programs and agencies as they seek to end other abuses in our community, such as human trafficking, elder abuse, and child abuse.

Advisory Council members are appointed by the executive director of OCJS. They are multi-disciplinary in representation, and may represent federal and state government agencies, local programs, non-governmental agencies, and different demographic and geographic groups. Currently there are four committees to address topics of interest and concern to the Council: Education and Training, Program Resources & Accountability, Policy and Legislative, and VAWA S.T.O.P. Implementation Planning.

Advisory Council Meetings

All meetings are 10 a.m.-1 p.m. via Microsoft Teams.

  • January 19, 2023
  • April 20, 2023
  • July 20, 2023
  • October 19, 2023

Advisory Council Members

Rev. 03/2019

Chrystal Pounds-Alexander
Office of Victim Services Administrator, Ohio Department of Rehabilitation & Correction

Rosa Beltré
Executive Director, Ohio Alliance to End Sexual Violence

Robin Bozian
Managing Attorney, Southeastern Ohio Legal Services

Molly Burchfield
Social Work Victim Advocate, Athens Police Department

Tessa Burton
Ombudsman Quality Liaison, Ohio Department of Aging

Phyllis Carlson-Riehm
Executive Director, ACTION OHIO Coalition for Battered Women

Detective Holly Clay
Domestic Violence Unit, Xenia Police Division

Ruth Downing, RN, SANE
Director of Project Development, Forensic Nursing Network, Inc.

Aaron Eckhardt
Director, Buckeye Region Anti-Violence Organization

Denielle Ell-Rittinger
Child Protective Services Section Chief, Ohio Department of Job and Family Services

Kate Foulke
Victim Advocate Coordinator, Ohio Department of Youth Services

Chief Andrés González
CMHA Police Department

Sandra Huntzinger
SAFE Program Victim Service Coordinator, Ohio Attorney General’s Office

Vickie Jenkins
Associate General Counsel, Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities

Beth Malchus-Stafa
Violence & Injury Prevention Coordinator, Ohio Department of Health

Miriam Mohamed
Executive Director, Ohio Network of Children’s Advocacy Centers

Joani Moore
Specialized Dockets Program & TASC Coordinator, Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Service

Anne M. Murray
Domestic Violence & Stalking Unit Director, Columbus City Attorney’s Office

Mary O’Doherty
Executive Director, Ohio Domestic Violence Network

Liz Poprocki
Executive Director, Ohio Victim Witness Association

Diana Ramos-Reardon
Domestic Violence Program Manager, Supreme Court of Ohio

Alexandria Ruden
Attorney at Law, Cleveland Legal Aid Society

Linda Sellers
Sergeant, Cincinnati Police Department