Over the course of two days, speakers from around the country will present sessions that will engage attendees on a national level to equip, strengthen, and organize their child sexual abuse prevention initiative as well as provide advanced training and thought provoking interactive sessions.

The speakers are displayed in random order and are subject to change.



Annie Wilson

Annie Wilson

Prevention Manager
Missouri KidsFirst

Erin Rutherford, MSW

Social Worker
Coalition for the Homeless

Rev. Dr. Jay Kieve

Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of South Carolina

Marci Hamilton, JD, MA

Founder, CEO, & Academic Director
Child USA

Sarah Palestine, MBA

Senior Consultant
The Redwoods Group

Ted Ives, MBA

SEMCopilot LLC

Katelyn N. Brewer

President & CEO
Darkness to Light

Jenny Coleman, MA, LMHC

Stop It Now!

Hon. Richard A. Dollinger

Acting Supreme Court Justice, 7th Judicial District
New York Court of Claims

Ashley Nicole Davis

Project Be Brave

Benny Del Castillo, MSW, LGSW

Prevention Specialist
Safe Shores – The DC Children’s Advocacy Center

Steve Mandell, M.Ed.

Educational Outreach Specialist
Darkness to Light

Thomas Mitchell, LPC, NCC

Executive Director
Children’s Advocacy Center – Hope House

Kelly Schultz, MPA

Missouri Office of Child Advocate

Bonnie Beneke, LCSW

Director of Special Projects
Department of Children’s Services

Lyndsay Markley, Esq.

Owner, Lead Trial Attorney
Lyndsay Markley Law

Rene Howitt

Founder & Executive Director
COPE24 – Changing Our Parenting Experience

Patty Dailey Lewis, Esq.

Executive Director
Beau Biden Foundation for the Protection of Children

Katie Guastaferro, PhD

Assistant Research Professor
The Pennsylvania State University

Ivy DeAngelis, MSW

Social Behavior Change Manager
Darkness to Light

Rebecca Bevans, MSW

Director of Training & Program Development
Department of Children’s Services

Rev. Carrie Walker Nettles

Victim Service Specialist
The Julie Valentine Center

Tammy Dunne

The Redwoods Group

Stacy Pendarvis, MSW, MA

Program Director
Monique Burr Foundation for Children

Susan Kennedy, Ed.M.

Susan Kennedy, Ed.M.

Prevention Program Manager
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC)

Toni Messina, Esq.

Practicing Criminal Defense Attorney
Toni Messina Law

Cherisse Thibaut, MSW, LCSW

Child Abuse Prevention Consultant, Owner
Love Works LLC

Erika Rowell

Director of Programs
Darkness to Light

Kim Lakin Creger

Soar on Eagles Wings

Dr. Kim Longfield, MPH