Leadership Team: 

Coalition President: 

Tiffany Sawyer

Director of Prevention Services

Georgia Center for Child Advocacy

Tiffany Sawyer joined the Georgia Center for Child Advocacy as the Director of Prevention Services in 2006.  In her capacity at the Georgia Center, Tiffany oversees the Center’s statewide abuse prevention initiative which has trained over 130,000 adults.  Prior to her work in Georgia she worked as the Associate Director of Programs at Darkness to Light, a national non-profit for the prevention of child sexual abuse.  While at Darkness to Light, she assisted in the creation of the Stewards of Children training curriculum and helped to launch the program on national and international levels.  She was appointed by Governor Nathan Deal in August 2014 to serve on the Georgia Child Fatality Review Panel.  She has twice served as a Committee Chair for the Georgia Human Trafficking Taskforce led by the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council and previously by the Governor’s Office for Children and Families.  

Vice President:

Jordan Posamentier

Director of Policy & Advocacy

Committee For Children 

Jordan is the Director of Policy & Advocacy at Committee for Children.  Prior to joining Committee for Children, Jordan was Deputy Policy Director at the University of Washington's Center on Reinventing Public Education, Director of Legislative Analysis at StudentsFirst, Legislative Counsel to the California Judges Association, a civil litigator in a boutique health law firm in Oakland, CA, and a New York City public school teacher.  He's currently licensed to practice law in California and still lectures on education policy at UW's College of Education.  Jordan earned his JD from the University of Houston, his MS in education from Queens College (CCNY), and his BA in human ecology from College of the Atlantic.  He lives in Shoreline, WA.

Immediate Past President: 

Julie Novak 

Vice President of Child Safety

Big Brothers Big Sisters of America

Julie Novak joined Big Brothers Big Sisters of America in 2004. As Vice President of Child Safety, she serves as Big Brothers Big Sisters of America’s leading expert and national spokesperson on child safety and youth protection-related matters. She le

ads the nationwide advancement of effective child abuse prevention and crisis response strategies throughout BBBS’ network, working collaboratively with other national experts from organizations.


Teresa Rafael

Executive Director

National Alliance of Children's Trust & Prevention Funds

Teresa Rafael, has been Executive Director of the National Alliance of Children’s Trust and Prevention Funds since 2002.  She has more than 35 years of professional experience in the child abuse and neglect prevention field, ranging from working for eight years with child protective services, foster care and adoption in her early career to extensive work in the private non-profit child abuse and neglect prevention field.

Additional Steering Committee Members:

Communications Committee Co-Chairs: Susan Britton and Matthew Hartvigsen

Membership Committee Co-Chairs: Janet Rosenzweig and Keith Kaufman

Policy Committee Co-Chairs: Jetta Bernier and Nicole Epps

Past Presidents:

2017: Cathy Townsend (retired) National Children's Advocacy Center

2016: Les Nicols (retired) Boys and Girls Clubs of America

2015: Jim Hmurovich (retired) Prevent Child Abuse America

2014: Karen Baker, National Sexual Violence Resource Center

2013: Maia Christopher, Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers

2012: Deborah Callins (retired) National Children's Advocacy Center

2005 - 2011: Cordelia Anderson, Sensibilities, Inc.

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