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Staff and Team

Staff

Steve LePore
Founder, Executive Director

Steve brings over 30 years experience in nonprofit management and consulting to 1in6, which he founded in January 2007. He originally worked in the private sector as Director of Human Resources for Six Flags Corporation and Landmark Entertainment Group. In 1988, Steve co-founded My Friend’s Place, a resource center for homeless and runaway youth in Hollywood, California and became its full-time Executive Director in 1990. In June 1999, he left My Friend’s Place to found the Santa Clarita Valley Youth Project, a community-based outreach program preventing high-risk behavior among students in his own neighborhood. Steve is a Durfee Foundation Stanton Fellow (having researched effective strategies to address difficult social issues and create change through program and policy development) and a NO MORE campaign board member, and previously served on the board of CALCASA (the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault).

Meredith Alling
Development and Communications Director

Meredith has over nine years of experience advocating for survivors of sexual and domestic violence, beginning with her work volunteering for the New York City Coalition Against Sexual Assault, and working as a Rape Crisis and Domestic Violence Emergency Room Advocate at Mount Sinai Beth Israel Hospital in the East Village. She brings to 1in6 a unique background in the arts, having received a BA in Art History from the University of Michigan and working in New York City for the artist Jeff Koons and The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.

Rick Goodwin, MSW RSW
Consultant, 1in6 Training Initiatives

Rick is a clinician and trainer on issues concerning men’s mental health. Much of his work over the past twenty years has focused on male sexual trauma – managing both regional and national initiatives in Canada. Along with leading the development of the 1in6 training initiative, he now conducts training for professionals on issues of male sexual trauma and recovery as well as facilitates the online trauma recovery group services.

His training work on gender and violence has taken him to Jamaica, England, Cambodia as well as India. Rick co-authored Men & Healing: Theory, Research and Practice with Male Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse (2009) – a guidebook is now being used to formulate services internationally. Rick was also lead investigator for Health Canada in the correlation between men’s experience of HIV and sexual violence.

Rick is the inaugural recipient of the Attorney General’s Award of Distinction for his work in “developing and implementing innovative victim service programs” (2007). He currently directs a collaborative practice in Ottawa (www.menandhealing.ca).

Andy Langdon
Creative Director

Born and raised in rural Indiana, Andy moved to Los Angeles for college. He received a B.A. in Film & Television Production from Loyola Marymount University, subsequently seeking opportunities within film related to social justice. Prior to joining 1in6, he worked with the video production team at Movieclips, followed by a transition to Fandango, where he functioned as a video editor and cinematographer. At Fandango, his work involved piloting their ‘I Love Movies’ video campaign, upon which the company’s brand redesign was centered. Andy specializes in directing, editing, and cinematography, but carries a broad set of skills relevant to the production of short-form video.

Martha Lucia Marin-Cun, MSW
Managing Director, Special Projects

Martha is an experienced educator, program manager, and technical assistance consultant in the sexual violence prevention, intervention and response field. Martha brings a unique lens informed by her background in business management, violence prevention, and clinical social work. Previously a program coordinator for the Women’s Center of Jacksonville and Chair of the Northeast Florida Human Trafficking Coalition, she developed programs in efforts to reduce violence and improve regional response systems focusing on underserved and disenfranchised communities. Martha has served on local, national, and international projects, advisory committees, and is a graduate student of Social Work at California State University Sacramento.

Heidi Sommer, PhD
Development & Program Evaluation Consultant

Heidi Sommer is a research consultant specializing in program evaluation and development for nonprofit organizations, as well as for privately funded initiatives. She received a BA in Communication Studies from UCLA, a Master’s Degree in Public Policy from USC, and a PhD from the UC Berkeley Goldman School of Public Policy with a research focus on child welfare programs. Heidi most recently served as Evaluator for the Putting Pride into Practice Project, a privately funded, multi-county effort to improve the capacity of California’s child welfare agencies to serve the needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth in the foster care system. She previously served as Lead Investigator for a systems change assessment of California Connected by 25, an initiative to improve the educational, employment, housing and financial literacy outcomes of young people transitioning from the foster care system into adulthood.

Susie Thai
Freelance Graphic Designer

Susie is a flexible visual artist with skills covering design, illustration, motion graphics, and 3D. In her free time, she is a luthier and paints plein air landscapes. Susie currently lives in Los Angeles, but was born on the other side of the earth in Vietnam. Over 20 years since, she’s still yet to adjust to this hemisphere’s day cycle.

Tech Team

Bryan Knauber

Bryan is a San Francisco-based designer specializing in web design and front-end development. He has worked on a variety of projects for small to large businesses and non-profits, including the 2011 redesign of 1in6.org. After designing for a San Francisco startup, and starting one of his own companies, he joined Hawaii-based FareHarbor in 2012 where he leads product design. He has a passion for making things that people use and that make a difference. He received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Design Management from the Art Institutes International Minnesota.

Josh Ofrane

Josh is a Los Angeles-based software engineer. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Social Work from New York University. Josh quickly realized his passion for technology and switched his career path. After working for several companies in New York and Washington DC he moved to Los Angeles to work for MySpace. For the past four years, Josh has been part of the technology team at a Los Angeles-based startup company in social recruitment.

Interns and Volunteers

Eric Betancourt
Administrative Intern

Eric is originally from Hartford, CT. He received his BA in Sociology and Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies from Boston University where he was granted the Sarah Joanne Davis Writing Award for his piece, “Red Pill Masculinity: A Netnography of Extremism”, a critique on the anonymous online forums that perpetuate misogyny and domestic violence in the wake of the 2014 Isla Vista killings.

Eric’s guiding principles in his work are congruent with anti violence work, as he knows firsthand the detrimental effects of violent crime within communities, having lost two family members to gun violence within the past few years. He hopes to work with boys and men on the challenges of coping with the struggles presented by masculinity in ways that are healthy, productive, and sustainable.

Walter Castaneda
Administrative Intern

Walter is from Buttonwillow, CA. He is a student at California State University Long Beach majoring in Marketing. Prior to moving to Long Beach, Walter resided and studied in San Diego where he initiated the organizing of a support group for gay, bisexual, transgender, and masculine-identified sexual violence survivors. Walter volunteers for the National LGBTQ Task Force as their Customer Experience Manager for their largest annual fundraiser. He also serves on the Advisory Board for The Heal Project whose goal is to prevent and end childhood sexual abuse. Walter brings his personal experiences to 1in6 as a survivor. He believes it’s everyone’s responsibility to preserve the lives of innocent children, encourage male survivors to thrive in their healing journey, and shift society’s narrative of sexual violence against men, especially those within the LGBTQ community. Walter loves cooking, meditating, exercising, and traveling. He’s passionate about social and racial justice issues and helping others who are in need.

Gil Imber
Analytics, Design, and Social Media

Gil is a California writer, analyst, musician and sports-rules guru who specialized in the study of sex crimes and domestic violence while completing his Criminology, Law & Society and Social Ecology degrees at the University of California, Irvine.

A baseball and basketball sports official, Gil founded Close Call Sports & the Umpire Ejection Fantasy League, which is baseball’s home for objective analysis with comprehensive ejection and instant replay databases, and is a member of the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR)’s Umpires and Rules Committee. He serves as Chair of his association’s Constitutional Committee and sits on Ethics & Grievance. When not analyzing data and trends or running up the court, Gil can be found playing the piano or organ. Gil is the Anaheim Duck’s organist (since the 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs) and held a guest residency as Dodger Stadium organist during an August/September 2015 homestand.

Jared McCarthy
Administrative Volunteer

Jared is originally from San Diego, CA. He recently moved to Los Angeles in order to pursue his Masters in Counseling Psychology/ Marriage and Family Therapy at Mount Saint Mary’s University. Jared received his BA in Behavioral Neuroscience and Theatre Arts & Performance Studies from the University of San Diego. Upon graduating, Jared served as a residential counselor at the San Diego Center for Children and as a registered behavior technician at Gateway Learning Group. Jared is passionate about people and enjoys new opportunities that allow him to gain invaluable experiences in the mental health field. Jared hopes to eventually serve children and adolescents as a credentialed drama therapist.

Board of Directors

Tom Adolph
Board Member

Tom is an attorney in Houston, Texas. Since 1981 he has worked with Fortune 500 companies, start-ups, inventors, writers, and artists in intellectual property matters, general business matters, and litigation. He was a partner at the law firms Baker Botts and Jackson Walker, and since 2011 he has worked at his own law firm, Adolph Locklar.

Tom is currently involved with Strake Jesuit College Preparatorya local Catholic high schooland the Galveston-based charity Jesse Tree, which serves those in need of food, housing, and health care. His wife, Margie, is a court appointed special advocate who protects the best interests of children who have been abused and neglected. Tom has previously worked with or been on the boards of several charities and service organizations. He has a B.A. from Rice University and a J.D. from Columbia University School of Law. Tom and Margie have six children and five grandchildren, each one their favorite.

Tom assists with oversight of legal issues related to the successful operation of 1in6.

Indrajit Bardhan
Treasurer

Indrajit is a Managing Director of Credit Suisse in the Investment Banking division, based in New York. He is Head of Prime Services Risk as well as Head of Prime Services Americas, and is responsible for funding and liquidity for the Equity division.

Dr. Bardhan joined Credit Suisse in 2009 after leaving Merrill Lynch where he was COO of Prime Services. There he was responsible for Risk, Profitability and Strategy, and was the head of Funding, Capital and Liquidity for the Equities division. Prior to Merrill Lynch, Mr. Bardhan spent 13 years with Goldman Sachs Securities Services in New York and London where he traded a range of products including convertibles, warrants, stock loan and delta one products.

Dr. Bardhan holds a bachelor’s degree from IIT in Mumbai India as well as a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in operations research from Columbia University’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Dr. Bardhan lives in New York with his wife and four children.

Indrajit is involved in strategic planning for 1in6.

Patti Giggans
Director

Patti has been the Executive Director of Peace Over Violence (formerly LACAAW – the Los Angles Commission on Assaults Against Women), for 22 years. It is one of the oldest sexual, domestic and interpersonal violence prevention centers in the country. Under Patti’s direction, Peace Over Violence has become one of the leading domestic violence/sexual assault prevention agencies in the United States and Patti is considered a national expert in the field. She has co-authored several books, including 50 Ways to a Safer World and What Parents Need to Know About Dating Violence. In 2004 Patti was honored for her commitment to preventing violence and promoting peace with a California Peace Prize from The California Wellness Foundation.

Patti holds a B.A. in psychology from the University of Buffalo and a M.A. in nonprofit management. A black belt in karate and a master self-defense trainer, Patti founded the first women’s martial arts school in Southern California in 1978. Patti has also spearheaded advocacy efforts in support of the Sexual Assault Victims’ DNA Bill of Rights in California.

Patti serves as a liaison between 1in6 and existing agencies in the arena of violence and abuse, facilitating an understanding of the issues and needs of our target population in relation to those of others in this field.

Claire Harwell
Board Member

Claire is the Legal Director for the New Mexico Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs, Inc. In that role, she led the design, implementation, and management of the New Mexico Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs’ Community Justice Project, a 5-year pilot legal service program serving over 500 sexual assault survivors and 11 rape crisis centers.

For over 35 years, Claire has worked in the anti-violence field as a victim advocate, trainer, police officer, prosecutor, and finally, as a civil attorney. She’s worked in rape crisis centers in North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and New Mexico. She was a child abuse and sex crimes prosecutor in the Second Judicial District Attorney’s Office in Albuquerque and then served as the Director of the Violence Against Women Division of the New Mexico Attorney General’s office. Her prosecutions have been featured on true crime shows and in novels, documentary films, and news media.

As a private consultant Claire advises universities, the U.S. military, prosecutor’s offices, and the U.S. Dept. of Justice on matters relating to effective responses to crimes of sexual violence. She has a B.A. from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and a J.D. from the University of New Mexico School of Law.

Claire assists with grant writing and oversight of legal issues related to the successful operation of 1in6.

Greg Light
Board Member

Greg is the former owner of Business Archives, a company involved in the records management industry. The company was started by Greg in 1987 and recently sold to the industry leader, Iron Mountain. At the time of its sale the company had revenues of approximately $5.2 million and employed 35 people. Prior to starting Business Archives, Greg worked in the oil and gas industry for nine years. His last assignment was based in Cairo, Egypt where he was the Mideast Regional Sales Manager for an oilfield chemical company.

Greg is currently involved with several nonprofit boards in the Frederick, MD area. These organizations include Heartly House, an organization focusing on domestic violence and sexual abuse, and one of the local Rotary clubs, where he serves on the board of directors as well as chairing its Community Service Committee. He recently ended a term on the board of St. Thomas More, an independent catholic school. Greg holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Distribution and an MBA from Texas A&M University.

Greg chairs the business development aspects of 1in6 and spearheads our year end fund raiser.

David Lisak
President

Dr. David Lisak is the President and a founding member of the 1in6 Board of Directors and a retired Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. He has studied the long term effects of childhood abuse in adult men, and the relationship between early abuse and the later perpetration of violence. His research has been published in leading journals in psychology, trauma, and violence, and he was the founding editor of the journal, Psychology of Men and Masculinity.

In addition to his research and teaching, Dr. Lisak has served as a faculty member of the National Judicial Education Program and the American Prosecutors Research Institute and he consults frequently with law enforcement and prosecutors on sexual violence and homicide cases across the country. Dr. Lisak has conducted workshops in all fifty states, and he also consults widely with universities, the U.S. military, and other institutions regarding sexual assault prevention and policies.

To find out more about David, click here.

David chairs the board of directors, coordinates all communication between staff and board, and facilitates board and committee meetings.

Marshal McNiven
Board Member

Marshal McNiven has 12 years of digital experience launching new products and helping ambitious organizations transform to compete in today’s digital environment. He is currently a digital strategist at Huge where he specializes in sustainable product innovation & business transformation.

Marshal’s client experience includes: HBO GO, Lowe’s, Samsung, Toyota, & Google. Prior to joining Huge, Marshal served as a Product Lead at Kettle and was the co-founder of a digital product agency Martin Ashal. Marshal started his career on the client side, doing interactive and advertising strategy for AOL Time Warner and Best Buy.

Marshal holds a B.S. in business from the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management.

Marshal is involved in strategic planning for 1in6, specific to the use of web related technologies and how to better serve our clients using those technologies.

Ambassadors

Ari Engelberg

Ari is a Los Angeles native. In 1996, while attending graduate school at UCLA, he co-founded Stamps.com, which is now the internet postage leader, commanding over 85 percent market share. Ari was responsible for venture capital relationships, regulatory relationships, and strategic partnerships. In 2000, he left Stamps.com to co-found Archive, Inc., a data storage software company, which was sold in 2002. Ari then returned to his alma mater, Harvard-Westlake, to teach American history and coach basketball for several years before becoming Bright Star Schools’ first CEO in late 2007.

Ari is a founding partner of Social Venture Partners Los Angeles and has held positions on the boards of Ethos Water, eTeamz, and CoreObjects Software. Ari’s nonprofit experience includes service on the boards of directors of the Jewish Venture Philanthropy Fund of Los Angeles, the Literacy Network of Greater Los Angeles, and Jewish Big Brothers-Big Sisters. Ari holds Bachelor of Arts degrees in political science and psychology from UC Berkeley in addition to Juris Doctor and  Master of Business Administration degrees from UCLA.

Gary Foster, Ph.D.

Dr. Gary Foster’s work and research interests center on addressing the problems of violence. He currently manages the Living Well service that provides assistance to men who have experienced childhood sexual abuse and sexual assault in addition to their partners, family, and friends. His doctoral thesis ‘Male Rape and the Government of Bodies’ examined the limits of current understanding and governmental response to the problem of male rape.

Gary has taught at the University of Queensland in the areas of gender and sexuality, where he helped develop and present an advanced counseling subject in ‘Working with family violence.’ Gary has presented at national and international conferences in relation to working with men subjected to sexual abuse. In 2011 he co-authored Living Well: A Guide for Men. He is interested in developing creative ways of training and talking that assist in diminishing the influence of sexual violence in all people’s lives.

Rick Goodwin, MSW RSW

Clinical Supervisor, 1in6, Inc.

Rick is a clinician and trainer on issues concerning men’s mental health. Much of his work over the past twenty years has focused on male sexual trauma—managing both regional and national initiatives in Canada. Along with his 1in6 supervisory duties, he conducts training for professionals on issues of male sexual trauma and recovery as well as facilitating an online trauma recovery group.

His training work on gender and violence has taken him to Jamaica, England, Cambodia, and India. Rick co-authored Men & Healing: Theory, Research and Practice with Male Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse (2009)—a guidebook is now being used to formulate services internationally. Rick was also lead investigator for Health Canada in the correlation between men’s experience of HIV and sexual violence.

Rick is the inaugural recipient of the Attorney General’s Award of Distinction for his work in “developing and implementing innovative victim service programs” (2007). He currently directs a collaborative practice in Ottawa (www.menandhealing.ca).

Greg and Kathy LeMond

In 1986 Greg became the first American to win the most difficult and prestigious bicycle race in the world, the Tour de France. Greg won the Tour de France a second time in 1989 and made history yet again with a third victory in 1990. Greg also won the title of World Bicycle Road Racing Champion three times and has been recognized for his accomplishments. Greg was named Sports Illustrated’s Sportsman of the Year in 1989, ABC’s Wide World of Sports’ Athlete of the Year (twice), and one of the “50 Greatest Athletes of the Century” by the Fox Sports Network. He has also received the Super Prestige Pernod awarded for best cyclist in the world and USA Cycling’s Korbel Lifetime Achievement Award, and he is a member of the United States Bicycling Hall of Fame.

Prior to his formal retirement from competitive cycling in 1994, Greg founded a successful bicycle company and has a line of bicycles including the Washoe Reynolds Steel. In 2002, Greg and Kathy founded LeMond Fitness, which produces high quality indoor exercise bikes. Today, the LeMond family resides in Medina, Minnesota. Greg’s passions include nurturing young cyclists and pursuing an active calendar of public appearances to support and mentor athletes and kids in fitness and cycling.

Martin Moran

Martin is a highly successful actor in theater, television and film, and an award-winning author. His Broadway performances include Cabaret, Titanic, Spamalot, Bells Are Ringing, Big River, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, and A Christmas Carol. His Off-Broadway performances include A Man of No Importance at Lincoln Center Theaterand The Cider House Rules with the Atlantic Theater Company. His film/TV credits include Possible Side Effects, The Next Big Thing, Private Parts, and Law & Order.

When Martin was 12 years old, he was manipulated by a camp counselor into what became a 3-year sexually abusive relationship. Years later Martin wrote a book about his experiences during and after the abuse, including its aftermath in his adult life and relationships. The Tricky Part: A Boy’s Story of Sexual Trespass, A Man’s Journey to Forgiveness, won a 2005 Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers Award and a 2005 Lambda Literary Award. Martin was also awarded a 2004 OBIE and two Drama Desk Nominations for his one-man play, The Tricky Part, based upon his award-winning memoir.

Todd Schneider

Todd Schneider is an associate with Paul Hastings, LLP where his practice focuses on intellectual property and technology transactional matters. He has extensive experience in trademark application and patent prosecution, with an emphasis in the computer, electrical, and mechanical arts.

Todd holds a J.D. from the University of San Diego School of Law where he was a member of the San Diego International Law Journal. He also holds a B.S. in computer science from the University of Notre Dame. He is a member of the State Bar of California and is admitted to practice at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.