Prior to co-founding Parnall & Adams Law, David Adams was an assistant United States attorney (AUSA) with the Department of Justice, where he was responsible for prosecuting major crimes and also served as a tribal liaison to the 22 Pueblos and Nations throughout New Mexico. In his previous role as special assistant United States attorney, he prosecuted cases that fell under a pilot program with the Office of Violence Against Women. He later received recognition from the United States attorney general for his significant contributions to enhancing public safety in Indian Country and his commitment to combating violence against women. David has presented at conferences and trainings around the country on areas of violent crime and how to incorporate best practices to better serve victims/survivors. David received a degree in economics and professional management from Albion College and a Juris doctor from the University of New Mexico School of Law. David is a member of the Sault St. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Michigan and resides in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Artist, activist and educator, Rachel Brian is interested in the intersection of politics, art, education and humor. A former scientist, turned high school teacher, turned education activist, turned animator – Rachel strives to make things that resonate with people, that use humor, and that challenge the narratives we so often see in media. In 2015 she had a serendipitous collaboration with Emmeline May (rockstardinosaurpirateprincess) on the viral video “Consent: It’s simple as Tea” based on the blog post by Emmeline, which has over 75 million views worldwide. This led to the creation of a suite of videos around sexual violence prevention and consent as well as collaborations with colleges and other non-profits. When she’s not maniacally doodling in her sketchbook or animating in the middle of the night, she’s romping around Rhode Island with her three kids, kickboxing or kayaking in the bay. Find her on twitter @rachel_brian and @blueseatstudios.
Jess Clark is the education and prevention manager for Solace Crisis Treatment Center in Santa Fe. He has been involved in social change and sexual violence prevention work for more than a decade. His work focuses on increasing youth capacity for healthy relationship navigation as well as collaborating with faculty and administration on policy building and implementation to achieve school climate change. He is a board member for the Transgender Resource Center of New Mexico and has presented at regional and national conferences about topics including transgender identities, sexual violence, and unpacking masculinity.
Jeff Devereaux is a community advocate both politically and through crisis services and prevention around sexual violence. He is employed as community and campus organizer with Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains in New Mexico as well as a crisis response advocate for the Rape Crisis Center of Central New Mexico. Jeff, though not native to New Mexico, has experience working both in campus queer activism as a student leader in Greek life and in student government at Bowling Green State University, where he received a degree in political science and sexuality studies.
Michelle DuVal is the director of The Mindful Center and provides evidence-based mindfulness programs for health, healing, education, and stress reduction across the state of New Mexico. She currently provides mindfulness trainings for the Albuquerque Public Schools, Sandia National Labs, the New Mexico Heart Institute, Presbyterian Healthcare, the University of New Mexico Center for Life, and Evolutions Family Counseling. Her day courses are accredited for healthcare professionals, and she is the largest provider of mindfulness training in the Southwest.
Patricia Galindo is a native New Mexican who has been licensed to practice law since 1997. She received her undergraduate degree from New Mexico State University in government (political science) and her Juris doctorate from the University of New Mexico School of Law. Ms. Galindo began her legal career as an assistant district attorney at the First and Second Judicial District Courts, prosecuting domestic violence crimes. She then worked as a Policy Analyst for the Albuquerque City Council for over five years. Ms. Galindo is currently the statewide point-of-contact attorney for all state courts in New Mexico for domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and dating violence issues and for adult guardianship and conservatorship cases.
After surviving years of sexual assault at the hands of her father, Racheal Gonzales fought back. She reached out to lawmakers, including members of the House of Representatives in New Mexico and the New Mexico Senate, Governor Susana Martinez, and Congresswoman Michele Lujan Grisham, eventually gaining bipartisan support for Racheal’s Law, a bill written to protect victims of sexual assault. The bill articulates that victims of sexual assault do not have to be present at the offender hearing, ensuring the victims are not re-traumatized. Racheal’s Law also provides for a permanent order of protection against the perpetrator post-conviction. The bill was signed by Governor Martinez in 2016. Racheal is currently following a resolution in Washington, D.C., titled: Racheal’s Law.
Cannon Han is the senior project manager at the Asian Pacific Institute on Gender-Based Violence. He is responsible for managing the Interpretation Technical Assistance & Resource Center, which provides technical assistance and training on complying with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Prior to joining the Institute, he was a senior court services analyst with the California Administrative Office of the Courts Court Interpreters Program. He was responsible for oversight and training on California court interpreter ethics and professional standards, interpreter recruitment, language access in the courts, and interpreters for the deaf and hard of hearing. He also worked as a direct legal services attorney and in private practice.
Robert Johnson is a founding member of the Native Wellness Institute (NWI). He is an international motivational speaker, trainer, and presenter who can both entertain as well as enlighten. Robert speaks on using Native culture as a focal point for healing and resilience. Mr. Johnson has provided services for many tribal and indigenous programs in the United States, Canada, New Zealand and Australia. In 2015 he was honored with leadership awards from the Native American Basketball Invitational and the Arizona American Indian Excellence in Leadership. As a coach, Mr. Johnson has conducted camps all over the world and his high school team was the 2015 NABI National Champions. His comedy hypnosis shows delights crowds all over.
Detective Investigator Michael LaRiviere has been a member of the Salem Police Department since 1989. His duties during his six years as the domestic violence liaison detective (DVLO) included domestic violence investigations, policy/procedure development, and training. Detective LaRiviere’s work as DVLO significantly changed the way domestic violence cases are investigated in Salem and the surrounding communities. Detective LaRiviere is currently assigned to the Patrol Division, where he continues to actively respond to and investigate crimes against victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, elder abuse, and other violent crimes. He has conducted extensive training and is certified through the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center to train law enforcement, medical, social services, and legal professionals on these issues. Detective LaRiviere currently provides consultation and technical assistance nationally and has assisted in the development of training curricula for local, state, national and military audiences.
Jose Maresma is one of the top mindfulness trainers at The Mindful Center, the largest provider of mindfulness trainings in the Southwest. Over his career, Jose has worked with a varied population from Olympians and professional athletes to children, educators and federal law enforcement. Jose’s focus is on the integration of mindfulness for improving health, reducing stress and increasing resiliency at work and home. Jose has been a keynote speaker and lecturer at over 30 Universities, including Duke University and UT-Austin, as well as for the Association for Dispute Resolution, and the NM Federal Probation Officers Regional Training, among others. Jose currently provides mindfulness training for Albuquerque Public Schools, Presbyterian Health Plan, in the cardiac rehab program at Presbyterian, and in the NM Drug Court program.
Sarah McMahon, associate professor at the Rutgers University School of Social Work, also serves as the associate director of the School’s Center on Violence Against Women and Children. Her research focuses on violence against women and children, with an emphasis on prevention and social change. Dr. McMahon has extensive experience in designing and implementing studies with college students to measure their knowledge, attitudes and behaviors related to sexual violence, with a focus on bystander intervention. She has numerous publications on the topic of sexual violence and has presented her work around the country. Prior to her position at the School of Social Work, Dr. McMahon worked in a clinical setting, providing crisis intervention and counseling to survivors of various forms of interpersonal violence and delivering prevention education to the wider community.
Alex Ross-Raymond is an artist, educator, and organizer. She works with Fierce Pride, a statewide LGBTQ health advocacy organization. Last year, she helped collect data on the experience of sexual violence and intimate partner violence within New Mexico’s LGBTQ populations through a survey and community conversations. She earned an MFA in visual art and film. Her work addresses violence, sexuality, and the body as a public site. She teaches flirting workshops that are rooted in feminist pedagogy and consent. Alex has volunteered as an advocate and educator at University of New Hampshire’s Sexual Harassment and Rape Prevention Program and has worked as a sex educator at Self Serve Sexuality Resource Center.
Alexandria V. Taylor, MPA, is a native of Alamogordo, NM. Her career in addressing interpersonal violence began in Cecil County, Maryland. She has worked for the past ten years not only in the provision of direct services to survivors but also in working to address systemic approaches to addressing violence against women. In the past four years since she has been the executive director of Valencia Shelter Services, Ms. Taylor has worked to increase service provision to survivors, as well as address systemic approaches to creating a more effective response to interpersonal violence in the county. She was recognized by the State of New Mexico’s CVRC with the Advocacy in Action Service Award in recognition of individuals whose work has been particularly noteworthy and that exemplify commitment that characterizes many of our state’s victim services providers and individuals who champion the efforts to advance and enforce crime victims’ rights throughout our state.
Delphine Trujillo has been an employee with the State of New Mexico for 16 years, the majority of that time with CYFD Protective Services. During her time with CYFD, she has served as a permanency planning worker, a CPS supervisor, a Title IV-B contract specialist, the bureau chief for protective services community services bureau, and is currently the regional manager in Bernalillo County. She holds a master in social work with a concentration in direct practice from New Mexico Highlands University.