Michael Boyle currently serves as the first Program Director at the Philadelphia Sexual Assault Response Center, which was established toprovide assistance to sexual assault victims in need of independent, victim-centered evidence recovery efforts. A 30-year veteran of the Philadelphia Police Department, Boyle attained the rank of Lieutenant and served for fourteen years as the Commanding Officer in the Child Abuse Unit, where he was responsible for administrative oversight of a collaborativeinvestigative processthat included child welfare authorities, medical professionals and forensic interviewersworking on approximately 1,700 reported cases of child abuse or neglect each year.
Christine Campbell is the Trauma Program manager at the St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, the SANE Coordinator at Crozer-Chester Medical Center as well as the SANE nurse for the Philadelphia Sexual Assault Response Center. She obtained her Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Training (SANE) in September 2002. She holds a bachelor’s degree in nursing, a masters degree in Forensic Medicine, and certifications as a SANE-A and SANE-P. She was formerly the Director of the Clinical Forensic Examiner Program at Abington Memorial Hospital. She has trained nurses throughout the Montgomery, Bucks, Delaware, Philadelphia and Berks County and has participated in the Philadelphia Sexual Assault Advisory Committee, Montgomery County Sexual Task Force and the Montgomery County Human Trafficking Task Force. Ms. Campbell provides lectures and on-going training to various medical providers in the areas of adult and child sexual assault.
Elena del Busto
Dr. Elena del Busto is a psychiatrist who practices Forensic Psychiatry, Sleep Medicine and Addiction Medicine in her private practice. She is the president and co-founder of Psychiatric Associates of Pennsylvania. She is also Clinical Associate Faculty at Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and a staff psychiatrist at the Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center. One of Dr. del Busto’s specialties is sexual offending. Dr. del Busto has authored numerous book chapters and has presented nationally and internationally on the topic of Adult and Juvenile sex offenders and serves as a member of the Sex Offender Committee of the American Academy of Psychiatry.
Stacey Ginesin is a clinical psychologist with nearly 15 years of experience working with sexual offenders in Atlanta, San Francisco and Philadelphia in research, outpatient, and prison settings. She was instrumental in the development of the TAP program, an outpatient sex offender treatment program in Philadelphia and served as the program director until 2010. In that capacity Dr. Ginesin provided treatment, conducted evaluations and risk assessments, and supervised other clinicians. She has worked closely with the court systems in Philadelphia and the surrounding counties. In addition to her work with offenders, Dr. Ginesin has worked with sexual abuse victims and their families. She has been a member of the Pennsylvania Sexual Offender Assessment Board since 2008 and is the Eastern Pennsylvania area representative for the Mid-Atlantic chapter of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers. She earned her BA in Psychology from Brown University and received her PhD in psychology from Emory University.
A prosecutor with 40 years of experience in the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office and the U.S. Department of Justice, Arnold Gordon most recently served as First Assistant District Attorney in Philadelphia. He previously served as Chief of the D.A.’s Homicide, Felony Waiver, and Municipal Court Units. As a Special Attorney in the Justice Department’s Organized Crime section, Gordon played a major role in the investigation and subsequent conviction in one of the most significant racketeering cases in U.S. history. He is currently a Lecturer in Law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School.
Bebe Kivitz is a former prosecutor and former Chief of the Child Abuse Unit in the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office. Ms. Kivitz also has extensive experience in private practice where she has handled a broad range of litigation matters including civil rights, medical malpractice, toxic tort, corporate investigations, internal disciplinary proceedings, personal injury, employment, and commercial disputes. She specializes in abuse litigation and continues to represent assault victims. Ms. Kivitz has served on the Board of Directors of Philadelphia Children’s Alliance since 2000, a non-profit organization which collaborates with law enforcement, child welfare, and medical professionals, and conducts state of the art forensic interviews of child abuse victims. She is also a member of Brandeis Law Society, and has served on its Executive Committee since 2010.
Janet Shaw Lemoine
Janet Shaw Lemoine is a former victim advocate and trainer with 16 years of experience in Philadelphia and across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Most recently, she served as the Director of the Victim/Witness Training and Networking Project funded through the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency and administered by the Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association. Her responsibilities included training, trouble-shooting and networking statewide with both system-based victim/witness coordinators as well as community based agencies. She previously served as Director of Northwest Victim Services, the first community based comprehensive victim service agency in Philadelphia. Prior to her work with victims, Ms. Lemoine served as a Secondary School teacher with the Philadelphia School District. She has a Master’s Degree from Villanova University and a law degree from the Delaware Law School of Widener University.
Father Stephen Leva
Father Stephen Leva serves as Pastor of Saint Joseph Parish in Downingtown. Father is a native Philadelphian, growing up in Olney and attending Saint Helena Elementary School and Cardinal Dougherty High School. He attended Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary in Philadelphia, Saint Pius X Seminary in Erlanger, Kentucky and Mount Saint Mary’s College and Seminary in Emmitsburg, Maryland. He was Ordained in 1988 in Arlington, Virginia for the Diocese of Arlington and served as a priest in that Diocese for 17 years. Father returned home to Philadelphia and was incardinated into the Archdiocese in 2008. His first assignment in the Archdiocese was as Parochial Vicar at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Doylestown.
A nationally recognized trainer with more than twenty-five years of experience in law enforcement, probation and parole, Richmond Parsons is co-owner of a consulting company. His prior experience includes Deputy Chief of Offender Services for the Montgomery County Adult Probation and Parole Department, where he served for 26 years. He has conducted trainings for local, state and national probation and parole, law enforcement, and treatment agencies on topics such as computer search and seizure, sex offender management and leadership. He currently is the Chairman of the Governor’s Advisory Committee on Probation and is one of the founding fathers of the Mid-Atlantic chapter of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers. He is also a recipient of the Matty Muir Leadership Award which recognized his contributions to victims of Montgomery County.
Laura Rogers served as the Director of the Center for Litigation Training and Community Practice Management and the Deputy Director of the Criminal Law Division of the Navy’s Office of the Judge Advocate General, where she serves as the Navy’s expert on military justice issues. She also acted as legal advisor on the operations of the Sexual Assault Prevention Training Program. In 2006, she was appointed by President George W. Bush as the Founding Director of the Department of Justice’s Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering and Tracking (SMART) office, where she was responsible for the implementation of the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006, the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act. Prior to her work with the federal government, Rogers founded and served as Director of the National Institute for Training Child Abuse Professionals, where she trained prosecutors, medical and law enforcement professionals, forensic interviewers, therapists and protective service workers on a range of topics related to child sexual and physical abuse. She is a former prosecutor from San Diego County where she specialized in child homicide and child sexual molestation prosecutions.
Anne Shenberger MSS LSW is Executive Director of Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)/Youth Advocates Inc. Prior to joining CASA in, Anne was the President and CEO of Philadelphia Safe and Sound, a private non-profit agency charged with administering the City of Philadelphia’s after school and youth violence prevention programs. She served for twenty years as the Southeast Regional Director of Pennsylvania’s Office of Children, Youth and Families. In that role, she was responsible for the investigation of allegations of child abuse in foster and adoptive homes, group homes, residential facilities and day care centers. She has a Master’s Degree in social work from Bryn Mawr College and is a licensed social worker in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. In addition to the Archdiocese Review Board, she serves on the Board of Directors of several other nonprofit agencies in the Philadelphia area.
Robert N. Spinelli
A former prosecutor, Mr. Spinelli is now a partner at the law firm Kelley Jasons McGowan Spinelli Hanna & Reber. Mr. Spinelli specializes in representing companies involved in mass tort litigation. He has extensive experience in overall claims management for companies involved in hundreds of thousands of claims nationwide. In addition to organizing and participating in numerous legal seminars on mass tort litigation all across the country, Mr. Spinelli has lectured on medico-legal issues at the Thomas Jefferson University School of Medicine and Temple University.