Expert in School and Amateur Sport-related, Sexual Abuse, Sexual Assault, Sexual Harassment, College Athletics / Sports Injuries.
Expert ID: 735621 California, USA
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Santa Monica, CA
|Year: 2004||Degree: B.A||Subject: Sociology||Institution: University of Texas, Austin|
|Years: 2011 to Present||Employer: Undisclosed||Title: Advocate for Athlete welfare||Department:||Responsibilities: Addressed all issues in sports from cyber bullying to sexual hazing to coach-athlete relationship abuse.
• Expert Media Interviews – National and International Expert for issues in regards to athlete sexual abuse. Interview for the BBC, NPR, the Takeaway (NY Times Radio), NBC and CBS Radio as well national magazine publications like Marie Claire (Dec 2013 edition).
• Worked with National Governing Bodies and Athletic Departments across the US to pressure administrators to implement more comprehensive policies for open amateur youth sports.
• Developed customized programs and policies for USA collegiate athletic departments – Div 1.
• Educated local leadership units across the country in the implementation of Safe4Athletes comprehensive programs addressing sexual abuse, bullying and harassment.
• Consulted on national cases involving coach-athlete relationships
• Lectured across the country on solutions to change the landscape for open amateur sports and provide a safe and positive environment for every athlete.
• Advocated for athletes at all levels of sport, including professional sports organization.
• Worked with Athlete-Parents (athletes over 18 yrs old) in addressing issues of abuse, bullying and Harassment in the sports environment.
• Worked with Athlete Welfare Advocates (AWA) – training them on the Safe4Athletes Policies, point of contact to walk AWA thru the policies and procedures when violations have occurred at the local level; Work with AWA to resolve issues as they arise.
|Years: 2013 to Present||Employer: Undisclosed||Title: Created Comprehensive Athlete Protection Program||Department:||Responsibilities: - Implemented a new role of Athlete Welfare Advocate for all Student-Athletes.
- Designed a communication system for athletes to file complaints outside of the athletic department.
- System infrastructure includes President of the University being in the loop for all Athlete complaints.
- Athlete “safe” approach for filing complaint against coaches and administrators being accused of abuse or harassment by a student-athletes.
- Successfully revised the policy to prohibit any intimate coach-athlete relationship.
- Created Coaches Code of Conduct.
- Coaches oversight program and monitoring requirements.
- Implemented comprehensive policies for the entire athletic department, athletes and staff including the wellness team
|Years: 2015 to 2015||Agency: Government Office of Accountablity||Role: Expert Consultant||Description: Provided detail information on youth sports program and interaction with universtiy infastructure and involvement.|
|Years: 2015 to 2016||Agency: Senate||Role: Senate Hearings contributor||Description: Wrote official testimony for Senate Hearings|
|Years||Country / Region||Summary|
|Years: 2014 to Present||Country / Region: Switzerland||Summary: Contributed to IOC Sexual Harassment policies and procedures.|
|Years: 2014 to 2018||Country / Region: European Union||Summary: Contributed to Sexual Abuse policies and procedures.|
|Years: 2012 to 2018||Country / Region: United Kingdom||Summary: Safe Sport International Founding member|
|Olympian 84 & 88
|Awards / Recognition|
|Recipient of the Frank Erwin Award (University of Texas, Austin)|
|Publications and Patents Summary|
|International Olympic Committee consensus statement: harassment and abuse (non-accidental violence) in sport|
|Expert Witness Experience|
| Expert Witness - 2013 – Present Experience in School and Amateur Sport related, Sexual Abuse, Sexual Assault, Sexual Harassment, Sexual Bullying and College Athletics/Sports Injuries.
Involved in Cases addressing the Standard of Care in the following areas;
• School or Youth-Serving Organization Sexual Abuse
• College or University Sexual Abuse, Harassment and misconduct.
• Standards of Care: Sexual Harassment in Educational or Youth-Serving Organizations
• Standards of Care: Sexual Abuse in Educational or Youth-Serving Organizations
• Standards of Care: Student and Youth Injuries
• Standard of Care: Student and Youth emotional and verbal abuse.
- Maryland (Plaintiff)
- Arizona (Plaintiff)
- CA (Plaintiff)
- CA (Defendant)
- (Plaintiff) (multiple –cases)
- (Plaintiff) (multiple defendants)
- School District (multiple – cases) (plaintiff)
- School District (Plaintiff)
- Union of the United States,, Inc. (Plaintiff)
- Union of the United States,, Inc. . (Plaintiff)
|Other Relevant Experience|
|International Olympic Committee (IOC) - Expert on Harassment & Abuse in Sports – July 2015
University of Utah Athletic Department – Policy Development – 2013
Senator Feinstein Office – Feinstein Sexual Abuse Bill (2017)
Norwegian Olympic Committee – Review, Policy Development and implementation of best practices, for all sports program in Norway.
Zambia Olympic Committee - Review, Policy Development and implementation of best practices
Zimbabwe Olympic Committee - - Review, Policy Development and implementation of best practices
African Youth Games (2018) - - Technology Strategy, Policy Development and implementation of best practices for all youth athletes attending the Games
USA Government Office of Accountability – Youth Sport Campus on College Campus athlete abuse prevention strategies (2015)
European Union – Best Practices for Sexual Abuse Prevention in Sport