David Pittman - Executive Director ~ email: email@example.com
In 2005 David took the first step in a long and painful journey back from the abyss of addiction and self-destruction. He promised his dying father that he would get clean. And he did. But as he cleaned his body and soul he began to confront the sexual abuse that his addiction had for so long obscured. Abuse perpetrated by a church youth minister when David was 12-15 years old.
Those three years of abuse destroyed the foundation of love and faith that had been built by his family. For 25 years David kept the abuse secret, and lost himself in a fog of drugs and alcohol. He was by turns destitute, at times incarcerated.
The promise to his dying father was the catalyst. And the bedrock of his mother’s love and devotion was the foundation on which David rebuilt his life. Therapy, 12-step meetings, and soul-deep determination were the bricks and mortar.
Today, David teaches churches how to be safer for children, provides guidance for fellow survivors, and educates the community through public speaking.
“To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world.” – Dr. Seuss
Stephen R. Skinner - Vice Chairman ~ email: firstname.lastname@example.org
A native of Tucker, Georgia and graduate of Georgia State University. Stephen serves as the vice chairman of TWH. He has been friends with our Executive Director, David, since they were 9 years old and he's been a supportive friend through David's entire life struggle with CSA every step of the way. Currently working as the Printing Manager at Gwinnett County Public Schools. Stephen and his wife, Margaret, live in Dacula, Georgia. They have 4 children, Andy, Ty, Jessica and Issac. Stephen serves as an usher at 12Stone church.
Linda Fox Pittman - Treasurer ~ email: email@example.com
As a survivor of CSA, Linda works to help her fellow survivors know they are not alone.
Linda’s professional background incorporates Education, Insurance and Retail, and is currently a Key Holder with Pandora. Her experience with children and assisting clients with their future has more than prepared her for the work she does with Together We Heal.
She is an essential and invaluable member of the TWH family. She works diligently helping fellow survivors and connecting TWH with partner organizations like GRACE, The Bristlecone Project, 1in6 and others. We are grateful and honored to have her working with us and being such an active member of the board.
Linda has 2 boys, Ryan and Jacob, that she loves dearly.
Michelle Lea Anthony Hopper - Content Manager ~ email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Michelle is the owner of Lens & Lines Studio, as well as, Lighthouse Business & Risk Solutions. She has volunteered her 20 plus years of visual arts and business experience to Together We Heal. She has known our Executive Director, David, since college where she received a Bachelors of Business Administration. Over the years, she too has been on her own healing & self discovery journey. She is a child of a CSA survivor and can personally attest to the effects CSA has on others in your life. Her desire is to see those who have been abused receive help to begin the healing process and end the cycle of abuse of any kind.
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Jeff Gragg - Graphic Designer
Jeff first crossed paths with Executive Director, David Pittman, while both were at the same college as roommates, confidants, and students of Communications. Following graduation in 1993, Mr. Gragg pursued interests in Visual Communications working within the printing industry and as a freelance artist. In recent years, Jeff crossed paths again with Mr. Pittman and learned of his newly established organization "Together We Heal". As the group was in the early stages of development, Jeff volunteered to help create an identity for the group with its logo design. The vision for the logo Jeff conveys is evidence of his passion for details.
"In the thought process of developing some ideas for the logo, I thought about dolphins and water as healing symbols. The friendly, nurturing, and protective nature of dolphins just seems appropriate as a reflection of the organization. The circle of the sun, or moon, in the background represents completeness or wholeness as comes with the healing process. Since moving forward with the logo concept, the circle now seems to be an inclusive representation of the entire world, a world full of healing needs, because of this organization's global outreach."
Peppy Bennett, LL.M.CPS - Legal Consultant
Peppy attended St. Thomas University School of Law and Nova Southeastern Masters in Criminal Justice Administration. She is employed with The State of Florida. At current, she advocates for adjudicated dependent minors in court and specifically those who are victims of domestic sex trafficking. Her post-graduate degrees include a Masters of Laws and a Masters of Human Services, Child Protective Services, she holds several certifications including being a certified Guardian ad Litem, Family Mediator and a certified Legal Professional in Human Trafficking. Assisting survivors of CSA is very important to Peppy because as a professional who, for more than five years, has worked and advocated for victims of abuse and maltreatment, she has watched the systemic breakdown in life and development in many children and their families when they find themselves victims of sexual abuse and because she see the results, she feels she must be part of the healing process.
Jennifer Sloop Reynolds - Fundraising Consultant
Angie Frazier Scrivner - Fundraising Consultant
Angie is married for 28 years with two grown children. She lives in Cottondale, Alabama and works full-time for a supplier for The Mercedes-Benz Company. She also has a personal online Boutique-type business called Houndstooth Hunny LLC. She works with Together We Heal with Fundraisers for survivors of CSA.
Rachel Grant - Therapist/Consultant - http://rachelgrantcoaching.com/
Rachel is the owner and founder of Rachel Grant Coaching and is a Sexual Abuse Recovery Coach. She works with survivors of childhood sexual abuse who are beyond sick and tired of feeling broken, unfixable, and burdened by the past. She helps them let go of the pain of abuse and feel normal. She is also the author of Beyond Surviving: The Final Stage in Recovery from Sexual Abuse.
Rachel holds an M.A. in Counseling Psychology. She provides a compassionate and challenging approach for her clients while using coaching as opposed to therapeutic models. She is a member of the International Coach Federation & San Francisco Coaches.
Yvonne McCormack - PR Consultant
Yvonne is an entrepreneur and has created Talk of the Town PR not only to offer online marketing and public relations but also as a platform to share her own and others stories of hope. She writes articles pertaining to networking, social media, inspiration and the importance of learning from and sharing others stories as well as her own.
Yvonne was born in Philadelphia, spent most of her childhood in Las Vegas, NV and then returned to the east coast after the passing of her mother. She went into the foster care system as a result of her father’s sexual abuse. After getting herself emancipated, she attended York College of York, PA and is a staunch advocate for suicide prevention, child sexual abuse and human trafficking.
Talk of the Town PR allows her to shed light on all of these topics and help new businesses and or small businesses get exposure. Her desire to see others succeed and beat the odds is what drives her. Prior to Talk of the Town PR, Yvonne ran her own staffing agency after spending most of her career in staffing and sales.
Yvonne is mother of 2 beautiful children and grandmother to Cameron James. Yvonne and her twin sister are the oldest of 7, they have brothers that are twins as well and 3 others brothers. She resides in Thornwood NY with her family and pets. She enjoys reading, writing and spending time with family and friends.