Pat Allison, State Licensed Health Professional
Conducted personalize training, helping people to replace shattering fears, pain & uncertainty with renewed vision and skills, empowering themselves to achieve beyond what they imagined. Chapter 12
Pastor Carieta Cain Grizzell, B.A., M.Div.
Pastor of Saint Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church in Vallejo, CA. As a pastor and associate pastor, she has worked in the area of pastoral counseling and has extensive experience providing care counseling for teenagers and young adults. She also administered a group home for boys. Chapter 17
Karen Calvert, B.A., M.S., M.F.C.C.
Before I retired I ran support groups and taught at several colleges but am now retired and teach one class per semester and have a small private practice still specializing in women’s issues. I also volunteer one day a week at Mission Hospital in the emergency room. Chapter 1 and Poetry
Zena David, B.A.
Was an assistant producer and actress in plays for The Northridge Theater Guild of Hollywood, CA, when, in 1977, she became a rape survivor. Several years ago she wrote a play that was a three-part response by the community, the artist, and herself to a sculpture by Ed Massey called “Morality/Mortality”, a three-part sculpture that displayed the aftermath of a sexual assault. She is currently involved in classroom teaching, a profession she has served with great distinction. Poetry
Denise Dubois, M.S., P.P.S.
Denise has a Master of Science degree and holds a Pupil Personnel Services Credential specializing in School Counseling. She has 10 years of experience working in youth ministry with various churches and para-church organizations. Denise has 7 years of experience working as a School Counselor in both public schools and non-profit agencies. Currently, Denise works for Ontario-Montclair School District. She volunteers at Water of Life Community Church in youth ministry (Activate), as a lay counselor (Shepherd Staff ), and hosts a small group. Denise is also involved in the Southern CA Walk to Emmaus; an ecumenical community dedicated to building up Christian leadership. Her passion is combining youth ministry and counseling so that this generation may receive salvation, become fully devoted disciples of Jesus, and experience the transformative power of the Holy Spirit working in and through their lives. When Denise is not occupied with work and ministry, she enjoys exploring nature, seeking out adventure, and spending time with family and friends. Chapter 9
Pastor Eva Cora Duncan, B.A., M.A.
Rev. Duncan is the former Pastor of Murph Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church, Valinda, CA and Quinn Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Jefferson City, MO. She has been an Educator for more than 15 years. She has a background in the study of Pastoral Counseling. She currently works for Eastside Union School District, in Lancaster California. Chapter 15
Pastor Clark Flesher, B.A., M.Div.
Senior pastor of First Baptist Church of Alameda, California, a multi-ethnic church located near San Francisco, that provides a safe place for neighborhood children to grow in Christian faith and character. Chapter 24
Zelma Harrison, B.A., graduate studies in Special Education
Co-owner of a group home for abused boys in Northern California. These boys are victims of physical, emotional, and/or sexual abuse. Chapter 10 and Poetry
Barbara Herber, B.A., M.A., M.F.C.C.
Has a private counseling practice and handles referrals of sexually abused victims from San Bernardino County in Southern California. Chapter 3
Cecelia Huggins, B.A.
Crime Prevention Specialist for the Police Department in Ontario, California, and an advocate for Project Sister, a sexual assault crisis center. Chapter 8
Bishop F. Josephus Johnson, II
Presiding Bishop of the Bethel Fellowship of Visionary Churches. Establishmentarian and Senior Pastor of The House of the Lord Church, in Akron, Ohio Author of God Is Greater than Family Mess and The Eight Ministries of the Holy Spirit. Chapter 22
Nirmala Kripanarayanan, B.S., M.B.A
As a first generation Asian-Indian immigrant to the United States, she provides a unique perspective of treatment of women and children in this subculture. Currently, she is a principal owner of Concorde Consulting Group, Inc., along with her husband and son. Chapter 14
Beverly Malone, B.S, M.S., Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N.
Malone served on President Clinton’s Advisory Commission on Consumer Protection and Quality in the Health Care Industry and in March 1998 she was appointed to the Health Care Quality Measurement and Reporting Committee. She has been included in Ebony Magazine’s list of the 100 most influential African-Americans. Dr. Malone will step down as general secretary of the Royal College of Nursing in January 2007 to take up the post of CEO for the US National League of Nursing. Chapter 20
Marion A. Phipps, B.A., M.A., M.Div.
Served as the Pastor within the Evangelical Free Church of California for twelve years, spending innumerable hours in pastoral counseling. He has directed group therapy for the Division of Youth services in Missouri. Chapter 19
Peggie Reyna, B.A. in Special Education
Serves as the Project Director, Deaf, Disabled & Elder Services for Peace Over Violence; she is a nationally recognized speaker in the fields of domestic violence, child abuse, and women’s self-defense. Chapter 7
Mary N. Richey, B.A.
She has been a family service worker, child-abuse investigator, senior citizen specialist, director of domestic violence and sexual-assault services for numerous nonprofit agencies in Southern California. Chapter 13
Joanna M. Saporito, B.A., M.S.W, LCSW, BCD
Currently has a private practice in Glendale, California and is an Instructor at Glendale Community College Counselor at an all-girls’ high school in Southern California when she wrote this chapter; and served as a director of a domestic rape survivor program. Chapter 4
Marcia Cohn Spiegel, M.A.
Lectures extensively in academic institutions, synagogues, centers, and spiritual retreats on violence and sexual abuse in the Jewish family.
Lorraine T. Sterman, B.S.N, M.S.N., Ph.D.
The supervising psychologist at the Center for Healthy Aging in Santa Monica, California; on the clinical faculty at UCLA/ Neuropsychiatric Institute and Hospital, Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, School of Medicine; has an independent practice. Chapter 6
Pastor Samuel Sullivan, B.A., Ph.D.
The former pastor of Calvary Baptist Church, LaVerne, Calif. (deceased). He had a rich ministry of pastoral counseling and nearly 48 years of ministry, teaching, and pastoring. Chapter 21
Nate Thomas, B.S., M. S. Counseling . and Evelyn Th Thomas, B.S., M. S. Counseling
Presidents of “Your Family Matters,” an organization to restore values, morals, and wholesome relationships in marriages. Chapter 11
Emily Sears Vaughn, B.A., M.A., M.F.C.C.
Therapist for a private middle/high school in Southern California; and has a private practice in the San Fernando Valley. Chapter 2
Pastor Paul Viggiano, B.A., Th .M. candidate
Pastor Paul Viggiano has been the teaching pastor at Branch of Hope Orthodox Presbyterian Church for 19 years. He has an M. A. in Apologetics from Biola University. His radio ministry, Soli Deo Gloria, can be heard every Sunday morning at 8:30 on KBRT AM 740 and at 10:00 on KKLA FM 99.5 in the Los Angeles area. Chapter 18
Pastor David Wilkinson, B.A., M.Div.
“Executive Director of the Community Pregnancy Clinic of Simi Valley / Moorpark which serves women and men by providing free pregnancy testing, ultrasound exams, options counseling, healing from post-abortion stress and sexual health information. David’s responsibilities include fund-raising, administration, counseling, training and providing overall vision and direction for the ministry. Chapter 23
Bonnie H. Wolkenstein, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
A clinical psychologist in independent practice in Seattle, WA. Clinical instructor for the University of Washington, Department of Psychology, and the Fremont Community Therapy Project, both in Seattle, WA. Has held full-time faculty positions at Argosy University-Seattle and Antioch University Los Angeles, where she also served as the Director of the Antioch University Counseling Center. Prior appointments also include a clinical faculty member of the University of Southern California Department of Psychiatry, Division of Geriatric Psychiatry. Chapter 6
Pastor Brian K. Woodson, B.I.D., M.Div., Ph.D. (candidate)
Founding Pastor of the Bay Area Christian Connection, Oakland, California. He ministers to African Americans and other disenfranchised peoples to develop a fellowship and commitment in the church, which produces an empowered community. Chapter 25
Pastor Karen T. Yee, B.A., M.Div.
Chinese minister, specializing in ministries to children and youth, who has been serving for three years as associate pastor of First Baptist Church of Alameda, California. Chapter 24
Survivors Chapter 5
Edmonia, Rebecca, Barbara, Darlene, Female/ Male Story (As submitted by a therapist)