PAVE’s 2012 Board of Directors
Dr. Avery Slyker is a highly focused, fiscally proficient and successful manager offering 15 years of achievements within nonprofit, social service organizations coupled with exceptional interpersonal and communication skills. Dr. Slyker has over seven years of experience administrating and managing social service programming; advocating on behalf of women, children, and families; marketing social services; and administering healthy client relations.
Dr. Slyker has long recognized the need to strengthen community leadership. She believes leadership is evolving into a personal choice of learning how to develop a passionate voice to evoke societal change. In 2008, Avery completed a Doctoral degree at Capella University in Minneapolis where she explored how cultural feminist theory has strengthened the work of women’s leadership. Dr. Slyker feels that community leaders have redefined leadership capacity and personal tenacity as passion.
Dr. Slyker has been recognized for her academic achievements by the National Honor Society for Elite Social Work Students, PI GAMMA MU International Honor Society for the Social Services, and the Golden Key National Honor Society. Prior to moving to Florida, Dr. Slyker was a Prevention Consultant in Northeast Ohio. During this time, she presented over 100 workshops, trainings, and lectures focused on community resiliency, team building, and youth empowerment.
Along with her studies and advocacy on behalf of women, girls, and families, Dr. Slyker is dedicated to her husband, parents, and four grandchildren, who inspire and empower her each moment of every day to be honest to herself.
Sandee Kastrul is the president of i.c.stars, and has been working in education for the past ten years focusing on cross-curricular integration strategies, diversity training and curriculum development. She implemented a professional development program with Harold Washington College Career and designed a comprehensive science and civics interactive program for GED students at Jobs For Youth. She is a consultant for the Illinois Resource Center providing School Corporations with diversity training and cross-cultural teaching methodologies throughout Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin. Ms. Kastrul holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Ithaca College. www.icstars.org
Robin Sax a former deputy district attorney for Los Angeles County specializing in sexual assault, domestic violence, child abuse, and stalking cases. Robin is now an outspoken advocate fighting for victims as well as a legal commentator on national television shows including Larry King Live, Nancy Grace, The Today Show, and The Early Show. Sax is a host of Justice Interrupted Radio, a top-ranking radio show that highlights cases that have not received media attention that desperately need awareness via media outlets. Though her voice is that of a prosecutor she has gained notoriety as an advocate for victim’s rights, insuring that the judicial system is working properly and that there are appropriate sentences for offenders, resources for law enforcement, and education for everyone.
Sax has authored six books including is Predators and Child Molesters: What Every Parent Needs to Know to Keep Kids Safe, It Happens Every Day: Inside the World of a Sex Crimes D.A, and The Complete Idiots Guide to the Criminal Justice System and Everything I Learned About Parenting I Learned in Court. She is also a lecturer at the University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law and Attorney Assistant Training Program, and an adjunct professor at the California State, Los Angeles, School of Criminal Justice. www.robinsax.com
Maria Del Favero
Wendy Rose Bice is a freelance writer, editor of Michigan Jewish History, author of three local history books and a seasoned marketing and public relations professional. She attributes her 25-year career success to her philosophy of finding the heart of a subject and sharing inspirational stories of remarkable people and organizations with others. Throughout her career she’s provided communications services to a variety non-profit and for-profit agencies; businesses and corporations. Much of her career has centered on women’s issues including breast cancer and breast health and reproductive rights. Wendy’s ability to strategically identify and m anage issues and opportunities has been appreciated by many clients and her work with the Karmanos Cancer Institute earned her a Heroes of Breast Cancer award in 2001. She is the mother of three incredible teenagers/young adults and the wife of a supportive and loving husband.
Marc Kaplan is the Executive in Charge of Production from “America’s Most Wanted,” television show on Fox, which is directly responsible for more than 1,080 captures, averaging a slightly more than one capture for every show that has aired. Marc has been functioning as the CFO for the company for over eight years. He does regular work with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, whose mission is to help prevent child abduction and sexual exploitation, among other things. Additionally Marc helped promote the national launch of the Amber Alert, which aims to instantly galvanize the entire community to assist in the search for and the safe recovery of the child. He has most recently begun to work on a project to help to breathe new life into the “Neighborhood Watch” program in cooperation with the National Sheriff’s Association.
Marc volunteers a lot of time to charitable organizations and non-profits. He reads to a blind gentleman every other week as part of a program run by the Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind, distributes animal rights literature and promotes the benefits of a vegetarian diet for Compassion Over Killing, and raises money for the River Road Unitarian Universalist Congregation where he teaches free Tai Chi classes every spring and fall for the community and has done so for the past four years. He just recently started teaching a weekly class at the Wellness Community of DC who helps people find support, explore ways of coping with the stress of a cancer diagnosis and treatment, and learn how to be active in enhancing your health and well-being.
Finally, his children and he often visit the SAVE Animal Shelter in Princeton, New Jersey, which is a nonprofit shelter and animal welfare organization dedicated to protecting the health and wellbeing of companion animals in the Greater Princeton Area.
“We stand tallest when we stoop to help others.”
Kitty Kurth is President of Kurth Lampe, a political consulting/public relations firm she founded with her husband, Kevin Lampe in 1996. Kurth Lampe is a Chicago-based consulting firm dedicated to the effective communication of its clients’ ideas, proposals, and viewpoints.
Experience Over the past several years Kurth Lampe has provided clients with wide ranging services such as public relations and communications strategies for individuals, groups and corporations on a national and international level; campaign and media relations to local, state and federal campaigns in Illinois, Wisconsin and Michigan; public affairs; and grassroots organizing for a variety of local and national non-profit groups.
Dr. Michelle Golland
PAVE is currently recruiting for our Board! Please email info@ShatteringTheSilence.org if you are interested in being a member of our Board.