Speaker Information and Schedule:
Jennifer Storm, Survivor, Author, and Victims’ Rights Expert
11:00 AM - 12 PM PT / 2:00 - 3:00 PM ET
Jennifer Storm has over twenty years of experience in non-profit management and governmental relations; combined with a powerful personal story of
survival from victimization and addiction. With over twenty-three years of active recovery, she has spent her life advocating for victims of crime having
worked many high-profile cases including helping victims/survivors of, Jerry Sandusky, Bill Cosby and Catholic Clergy victims.
Ms. Storm served over seven years as the Victim Advocate of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania from 2013-2021 under the leadership and
appointments of both, Governor’s Wolf and Corbett after being unanimously confirmed by the state Senate. She was responsible for representing the
rights and interests of crime victims within the Commonwealth. She has appeared; The Today Show, ABC World News with Diane Sawyer,
CBS 48 Hours Live to Tell, The New York Times, People, Parents, Business Week, The Washington Post, LA Times, San Francisco Chronicle, The New Yorker, Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, Curve Magazine, The Advocate, Time Magazine, Rolling Stone, and E! News online.
Author of six critically acclaimed books on addiction, recovery, and victimization. Awakening Blackout Girl: A Survivors Guide for Healing from Addiction and Sexual Trauma, Blackout Girl: Tracing my Scars from Addiction and Sexual Assault, Second Edition, Echoes of Penn State: Facing Sexual Trauma, Picking Up the Pieces Without Picking Up: A Guidebook Through Victimization for People in Recovery, Leave the Light On: A Memoir of Recovery and Self-Discovery and Blackout Girl: Growing Up and Drying Out in America.
Nancy Hill, LCSW
12:15 PM - 12:45 PM PT / 3:15 - 3:45 ET
Nancy J. Hill, LCSW, has more than 40 years of experience in the helping profession. She brings skills and tools from many areas of her life as a documentarian, author, guide to women’s growth, retreat facilitator, process painter, wife, mother and grandmother. Her book Unfolding: Slow Down, Drop In, Dare More was published by White Cloud Press in May 2013. She is currently working on a new documentary titled Showing Up: Dare to Live from Your Heart. It will premiere this autumn. Nancy also writes a monthly blog on her website www.daremore.com.
Nancy says, “My life has given me the ear of a therapist, the eye of a painter and the heart of a grandmother. I operate from this one essential truth: Each of us has untapped potential just waiting to unfold.”
Heart-focused meditation teaches us to slow down and fully inhabit the moment. Scientists claim that our brain’s set point is to search for disturbances. People who learn mindful practices, such as meditation, begin to shift this set point to direct experience. They begin to attune to what they are experiencing in the moment. This invites inner guidance. As we follow the heart’s tug, something deeper than our whirling mind emerges.
Jeff Dion, Advocate and Attorney
1:00 - 2:00 PM PT / 4:00 - 5:00 PM ET
Jeff Dion is an attorney, survivor, and nationally recognized victim advocate. He comes to the Zero Abuse Project after more than twenty years with the National Center for Victims of Crime, where he served as Director of the National Crime Victim Bar Association. He has led efforts to reform civil statutes of limitation to expand access to justice for victims of child sex abuse.
From 2002 to 2010, Jeff served as a gubernatorial appointee to the Virginia Criminal Justice Services Board, where he chaired the Victim Services Advisory Committee. He has received numerous awards including the 2006 Ronald Wilson Reagan Public Policy Award presented by the U.S. Department of Justice for outstanding innovation and commitment to crime victim legislation. He earned his undergraduate and law degree from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, and an Executive Certificate in Nonprofit Management from Georgetown University.
RSVP to reserve your spot at our second mini-conference of the year, held Saturday, June 12, 2021.
This is the second of four quarterly mini-conferences, all online and free to anyone who wants to attend. The theme of this conference is "Advocating for Change" and will be useful for any survivor or supporter who wants to learn more about how to make a difference for children and survivors through legislative action.
A special thanks to our sponsors, Sandy Ribera of the Ribera Law Firm and MK Safety Net, for helping make these events happen. We are grateful for your support of survivors and to SNAP.