ADVIP Member Directory
ADVIP members include researchers with an expertise in the field of partner and family abuse, or provide direct intervention services to perpetrators and have indicated a commitment to evidence-based practice. Both members and non-members can view the membership directory. Individuals with a Full Membership to ADVIP can write posts to our blog pages and enjoy other benefits not available to individuals with a Limited Membership. To become a member, or to upgrade membership from Limited Member to Full Member, go to the JOIN ADVIP link on the home page.
Some ADVIP members have organized into local chapters. Local chapters allow members to meet face-to-face, or through Skype or other electronic forums, to network and advance evidence-based practice in their local communities. A list of local ADVIP chapters can be found on this page.
In this Searchable Master List, you may click on member’s name to view their full profile page containing information about their location, background, training, intervention services and research interests. In the member’s profile page, you can click on the country, state, province or city to view all other members in those categories.
There are two additional search boxes. The one on the left allows you to find members according to their status as either Researcher or Provider. The box on the right allows you to conduct a more refined search, to find members by city, state or province, research interests (e.g., domestic violence risk factors, motivation, impact on children) or clinical services and modalities (e.g., batterer groups, parenting programs, substance abuse treatment, etc.). Keep in mind that some profile data can be entered in multiple ways , so if a search in unsuccessful try a related keyword – for example, “group counseling” instead of “group therapy,” “LGBTQ” instead of “LGBT,” and so forth.
SEARCHABLE MASTER LIST
FIND PROVIDERS AND RESEARCHERS
Stephanie Batcheller (Phelps, United States)
Stephanie Batcheller, Senior Staff Attorney, has worked at NYSDA since 1998. She provides Backup Center Direct Defender Services, responding to requests for legal assistance and research. Her professional practice interests include trauma-informed advocacy and secondary trauma. She has lectured on these and other topics along with assisting in NYSDA’s continuing development of client-centered representation training strategies. For nearly forty years, she has practiced privately and as a public defender in the state and federal courts of New York and Georgia, and the federal courts of Maryland. She has extensive specialized training in criminal defense litigation including from the National College for Criminal Defense Trial Practice Institute and American Bar Association Appellate Advocacy Training program. She is a recipient of the 2020 Wells College Alumnae Association Award for distinction in the field of law and legal education. She has twice received the President’s Commendation from the NYS Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers for her work on amici briefs filed on behalf of NYSDA, NACDL, and others. She received her J.D. from Mercer University and her B.A. in Economics from Wells College, and she is a graduate of The Emma Willard School.
Mrs. Cheryl Newman Colt (Glens Falls, United States) Provider
I am a licensed mental health counselor at the Adirondack Samaritan Counseling Center. I have been affiliated with the Center since 2010. I am also a fellow in the American Association of Pastoral Counselors and have been an ordained minister in the PC (USA) for 30 years.
I work with individuals and families who have experienced domestic violence. I also co-facilitate a weekly batterers intervention group and I am the coordinator for community programs, which involves registering individuals for the batterers intervention programs and an anger management group, as well as reporting to courts, probation officers, etc.
My goal in joining ADVIP is to increase my knowledge and skills in the area of domestic violence to help both victims and perpetrators.
Dr. Mary Ann Forgey (Kingston, United States) Researcher
Mary Ann Forgey is a Professor at Fordham University Graduate School of Social Work. She received her BA and MSW from Boston College and her PhD from Columbia University. She has been a full time faculty member at Fordham GSSS since 1994. Dr. Forgey has taught a range of practice courses in the foundation area and in the advanced year and has been responsible for the development of several new courses and curriculum initiatives. Together with a law school colleague, she developed an elective in Domestic Violence: Law and Social Work. She also developed Fordham’s first elective in military social work practice. Dr. Forgey also spearheaded Fordham’s Legacy MSW Online Program in collaboration with a Fordham colleague and JesuitNET cand produced the first Generalist Social Work Practice Online course. Her interests include: evidence-based assessment of Intimate Partner Violence (IPV); social work practice with the military; the use of standardized clients (actors) in social work education and training; international social work education; and distance education. She served as the Principal Investigator on two multi-year research projects related to Intimate Partner Violence within the military. The first study investigated the patterns of IPV among military women. The second study developed an evidence based IPV assessment protocol for the Army and implemented an assessment training program using standardized clients. Her involvement in international social work includes social work curricula development training in Vietnam and a Fulbright Scholarship to Ireland, where she taught at the University College Dublin and conducted joint research on IPV assessment practices. Currently she is the Principal Investigator on an international comparative study of the role of military social worker in multiple counties. Dr. Forgey’s practice experience includes employment as a civilian social worker for the Department of the Army in Wiesbaden, Germany, where she served as the Director of Army Community Services and Family Advocacy Program Manager, and as a Child Protection Services (CPS) social worker in Massachusetts.
Kelly Eileen Kinderman (Buffalo, United States) Provider
Mission of Community Services
Our mission is to provide or obtain services for people with developmental disabilities and their families in Western New York, which will assist in achieving their highest level of independent living, enable their fullest participation in society, ensure that their civil and human rights are protected, and promote their ability to be productive, contributing members of the community.
Vision of Community Services
- Striving for Excellence
- Supporting Partnerships
- Creating Solutions
- Fulfilling Dreams
Individualized services that help make dreams come true designed and provided with passionate professionals.
Community Services for the Developmentally Disabled employs over 950 full-time and part-time staff who continually strive for excellence in care and service. We currently serve over 2,000 people in Erie and Niagara Counties, supporting partnerships throughout the region.
Our Residential Program provides 40 homes in communities around Western New York including a Safe House and an Emergency Shelter for Developmentally Disabled individuals and their family.
As the leader in person centered care, we offer over 40 different programs to provide a full range of services to meet the personal, social, and vocational needs of individuals. Our programs and services consistently create solutions to meet the goals and fulfill the dreams of the people we serve.
At Community Services we believe that every person is able and deserves the opportunity to live an independent and full life.
Services or Research Projects
Community Services received the Training and Services to End Violence Against Women with Disabilities Grant through The US Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women. The three-year grant includes a cooperative agreement with the Family Justice Center to increase capacity to respond to individuals with developmental disabilities who are victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking. The Family Justice Center of Erie County, a victim service provider serving victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and or stalking, is based right in Buffalo, practically out the back door of our Administrative Office. We have a founding partnership with the FJC established nearly 10 years ago. We would occasionally make referrals to the other for services, although not though a codified procedure whereas with a memorandum of understanding between us will aid our collaboration efforts. The number of people with developmental disabilities who face incidences of violence in our community is staggering. By collaborating our efforts with the FJC we can provide expertise in assisting these victims to move forward with their lives and become survivors.
Mrs Robin Larkin (Queensbury, United States) Provider
Attended the conference in 2018 while working at an agency and co-facilitating a BEP. Now in private practice and created a BEP with same colleague in 2020.
Services or Research Projects
Looking to learn and grow my (our) knowledge base with others in the field.
Dr. Dana L Radatz (Niagara University, United States) Researcher
Dr. Dana Radatz is currently an assistant professor in the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Niagara University in New York. Dr. Radatz received her doctorate in Criminology and Criminal Justice from the University of Nebraska at Omaha, and her undergraduate and master’s degrees from Eastern Michigan University. Dr. Radatz’s research interests include batterer intervention programs, corrections, evidence-based practices, female offenders, and a wide range of victimizations (e.g., domestic violence, prostitution, rape/sexual assault). Her most recent work examines domestic violence offenders and the effectiveness of batterer intervention programs using correctional evidence-based techniques. Dr. Radatz’s recent publications have appeared in Trauma, Violence, & Abuse, Partner Abuse, Journal of Interpersonal Violence, Journal of Family Violence, and the International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology. Dr. Radatz teaches an array of courses at the undergraduate and graduate level, such as Victimology, Violence, Women & Crime, and Domestic Violence. In addition to her research and teaching, Dr. Radatz volunteers her time as a research consultant for several agencies that work to end family violence.
Mr Joseph Francis San Antonio (North Creek, United States) Provider
I am a mental health professional in Upstate New York (Adirondack Region) who has co-facilitated a Batterer Intervention Program for the past 3 1/2 years. Since leaving the agency which oversaw that BIP program, I am currently working with a colleague to offer our own group that is dedicated to the implementation of evidence-based practice when working with dynamic populations and complex issues.
My full-time role is that of a therapist/counselor for a small mental health clinic in a rural county in upstate New York. I work with clients of all ages and also have the privilege to work in one of the public schools 1-day/week. I am intrigued by the advancements of combining adventure & therapeutic practice and look for ever opportunity to bring this approach into my clinical work with clients. I strive to be trauma-informed, strengths-based, and client-centered when working with all individuals. For each person who walks into my office, they grant me the opportunity to do what Parker Palmer described as “stand respectfully at the edge of that person’s mystery and misery.”
When not working, I am practicing as much self-care as possible. I enjoy the outdoors and adapt to the seasons that come with life in the Adirondacks. I pursue different activities that allow me the chance to connect with nature and family.
Joseph San Antonio, LMSW
White Water River Guide
Former PSIA Level-1 Ski Instructor