2019 Conference
             Presenter Biographies
























































 

Mary Migliaro is the CEO of Mission Possible Consulting and has over 25 years of experience working with and serving on nonprofit boards. As a co-founder of the Cherokee child Advocacy Council in Woodstock, Georgia, Mary worked with child protective service, law enforcement, prosecution, and others to create their child advocacy center. She was also instrumental in creating their Parents HELP program and was co-founder of the CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) program. She served the organization for nearly ten years as founding President of the Board of Directors and their first Executive  Director.
Mary also served as the founding executive director for the Georgia Network of Children's Advocacy Centers.  During her tenure, she established the state office and worked with both existing and developing children's advocacy centers as well as multidisciplinary teams. With expertise in nonprofit governance and management, she works with clients on board development, and strategic planning and provides technical assistance and executive coaching for organization executives. She presents workshops on child welfare and nonprofit issues at a number of state and national conferences each year. 
An educator with over 30 years of teaching experience, Mary previously served as a part-time faculty member with the Department of Human Services at Kennesaw State University for 16 years. For more than 20 years, she has provided training and technical assistance to nonprofit organizations and multidisciplinary teams in numerous states including Georgia, Florida, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Kentucky and Arkansas.  



Franc HudspethPhD, NCC, LPC-S, ACS, RPh, RPT-S, CPC, DDP-1

Franc is an Associate Dean of Counseling at Southern New Hampshire University. He is Editor of the International Journal of Play Therapy and the Journal of Counselor Preparation and Supervision as well as an editorial board member for the Journal of Creativity in Mental Health and The Professional Counselor. He serves as Vice-President on the Association for Creativity in Counseling’s Board of Directors and as Chair of the Association for Play Therapy’s Foundation Board of Directors.

He received his PhD, in Counselor Education & Supervision, from The University of Mississippi in 2009. He has been a Registered Pharmacist since 1989, a Mississippi Licensed Professional Counselor since 2004, an Arkansas Licensed Professional Counselor since 2015, Registered Play Therapist Supervisor, and a nationally Approved Clinical Supervisor since 2007. His writing and research interests include trauma’s impact on brain development, psychopharmacology, neuroscience influences on counseling, and play therapy applications to attachment disorders.




Bill Fulbright

 
Bill is the elected County Attorney in Ravalli County, Montana. Sexual and physical abuse crimes against children comprise most of his prosecution caseload. He has worked with child sexual abuse victims testifying at trial as young as 4 years old, and has prosecuted child physical abuse on behalf of victims as young as 7 weeks old.  He is a founding member of the area’s first Multi-Disciplinary Team, its Children’s Advocacy Center, and the local CASA program.
  

Bill regularly trains prosecutors, law enforcement, and health care providers on investigating and prosecuting child abuse, and received Montana’s 2007 Prosecutor of the Year recognition.  Bill is a 1988 graduate of Willamette University School of Law and Graduate School of Management.  For recreation, he coaches high school basketball.



Russell Strand


Senior Special Agent (Retired) Russell W. Strand, CFP-A, is a managing partner and cofounder of Strand² Squared LLC and founding faculty of Certified FETI (Forensic Experiential Trauma Interviewing). Along with his wife and partner, Myra Strand, he provides consultation, systems auditing, training and assistance to agencies and service providers. As a career law enforcement professional, trainer, educator, writer, and consultant, Russ has distinguished himself as an integral member of the criminal justice community. He began his law enforcement career in 1975 as a military police officer, and then worked as a military police investigator until retiring 22 years later as a senior special agent in the United States Army Criminal Investigations Command. After his first retirement, Russ appointed the Chief of the U.S. Army Military Police Behavioral Sciences Education & Training Division where he worked for 20 years before retiring in 2016. In 2009, Russell created the innovative and trauma informed interview technique called FETI (Forensic Experiential Trauma Interview). FETI has been a game changer for many communities and has now grown in comprehensive training program called “Certified FETI”. Russ is widely recognized for his contributions to the field.




Myra Strand
 
Myra Strand is Co-Founder/ Managing Partner of Strand² Squared LLC. along with her partner, Russell Strand. In her previous position as CEO at Victim Witness Services (VWS) for Coconino County, Myra’s focus was to drive the sustainable growth of VWS in three areas: Vicarious Trauma Mitigation, Evidence Informed Practices, and the Expansion of Geographic Reach. She had a central focus of applying trauma informed response and care. Myra has had success in improving the systems response to victims of high stress and trauma in her eight years as a lead team member in the local Coordinated Response Team and the Sexual Assault Response Team. She co-founded the Coconino County Domestic Violence fatality review board, which later became the state model. She assisted in the process that lead to DV risk assessments being used by local law enforcement and by the hospital and she assisted in establishing DV strangulation exams in her area. She also brought a lot of training to her community in the area of human sex trafficking and response. Myra was recognized for her work with FETI by “Latinas Rising” and featured by the Arizona Community Foundation. Myra was the Director of Community Based Services for Northland Family Help Center where she provided legal advocacy for people fleeing domestic violence as a legal document preparer.  Myra created two sexual violence prevention programs, one targeting men as allies and the other empowering alcohol serving establishment owners and staff to be effective bystanders which is now evolved to be called the Arizona Safer Bars Alliance. She has supervised the runaway/homeless youth outreach program and a primary prevention program focused on youth. Myra was faculty member at Northern Arizona University, and more recently, Coconino Community College where she taught issues of violence, ethnic and gender studies, sex and dating and applied intersectionality. She has also taught social justice classes in the Coconino County Detention Center working with men on issues of violence and healing. She is very proud to be an Ethnics Studies professor in Arizona.