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Appendices - Conference Advisory Committee

Committee purpose: To develop conference format, content, and roster of participants for statewide conference on Sexual and domestic violence in Maine: Strengthening partnerships between research, practice, and policy (working title), University of Maine, Orono, November 18, 2005. A separate committee will implement the organizational details. [Note: Affiliations listed are as of Fall 2005.]

Victim Services Coalitions

Elizabeth Ward, Director, Maine Coalition against Sexual Assault,,

Kim Roberts, Director, Maine Coalition to End Domestic Violence,

State Agencies

Jessica Maurer, Maine Attorney General’s Office,

Denise Lord, Assoc. Commissioner for Legislative & Program Services, Maine Dept. of Corrections,

Michael Cantara, Commissioner, Maine Dept. of Public Safety,

Designee: Mary Lucia,

Robin Whitney, Supervisor, Bangor Child Welfare Office, Maine Dept. of Health & Human Services,

Laura Fortman, Commissioner, Maine Department of Labor,


Erlene Paul, Tribal Representative,

Migrant Workers

Candace Austin, Program coordinator, Mano en Mano,

University of Southern Maine

Susan Fineran, Assoc. Professor, Department of Social Work,

Lacy Sloan, Research Associate, Muskie School of Public Service,

Anita St. Onge, Director of Domestic Violence Initiatives, Muskie School of Public Service,

Tracy Cooley, Policy Associate, Muskie School of Public Service,

Mark Rubin, Research Associate, Muskie School of Public Service,

University of Maine Research Collaborative on Violence against Women

Mary Cathcart, Senior Policy Fellow, Margaret Chase Smith Center for Public Policy,

Sandy Gardner, Assoc. Professor, Department of Sociology,

Renate Klein (chair), Assoc. Professor, College of Ed. & Human Development,

Ann Schonberger, Director, WIC/WST Program,

Kathy Walker, Executive Director, Rape Response Services,

Sarah Courtney, Graduate Student in Women’s Studies,

Independent Policy Groups

Sarah Standiford, Executive Director, Maine Women’s Policy Center,

Lisa Pohlmann, Assoc. Director, Maine Center for Economic Policy,

District Attorneys (pending)

Alice Clifford, Assistant DA, Bangor

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