Speaker Bios and Advisory Committee

*Click on bolded names (of speakers only) for full biography

"Welcoming Remarks" from Gertrud Lenzer at the National Consultation

Consultation Speakers

Michelle J. Anderson
Dean and Professor of Law, School of Law of The City University of New York
 
Richard R. Buery, Jr.  
President and CEO, Children’s Aid Society 
(Represented by Jane F. Golden, Vice President)
 
Frances A. Champagne
Professor, Department of Psychology, Columbia University
 
Hon. Barbara M. Clark
New York State Assembly
 
Hon. Michael A. Corriero
Executive Director, New York Center for Juvenile Justice
 
David Finkelhor
Professor of Sociology, Director, Crimes against Children Research Center
Co-Director, Family Research Laboratory, University of New Hampshire
 
Felipe Franco
Deputy Commissioner, New York State Office of Children and Family Services
 
Karen L. Gould
President, Brooklyn College of The City University of New York
 
Charles J. Hynes
Kings County District Attorney
 
Hon. Ellen C. Jaffee 
New York State Assembly
 
Hon. Judith S. Kaye
Retired Chief Judge of the New York State Court of Appeals,
Chair, New York State Permanent Judicial Committee on Justice for Children
 
Gertrud Lenzer
Professor, Brooklyn College and the Graduate Center of The City University of New York
Founding Director, Brooklyn College Children and Youth Studies Program and the Children’s Studies Center for Research, Policy and Public Service
 
Marcia Robinson Lowry, Esq.
Executive Director, Children’s Rights, Inc.
(Represented by Ira Lustbader, Associate Director)
 
Hon. Margaret M. Markey
New York State Assembly
 
Hon. Patricia M. Martin
President, National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges,
Presiding Judge of the Child Protection Division of the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois
 
Bruce S. McEwen
Alfred E. Mirsky Professor and Head, Harold and Margaret Milliken Hatch,
Laboratory of Neuroendocrinology, the Rockefeller University
 
James A. Mercy
Acting Director, Division of Violence Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
 
Hon. Jeanne B. Mullgrav
Commissioner, New York City Department of Youth and Community Development
 
Marta Santos Pais, Esq.
U.N. Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence against Children
 
Hon. Amy R. Paulin 
New York State Assembly, Chair, Committee on Children and Families
 
Hon. Diane J. Savino 
New York State Senate, Chair, Senate Standing Committee on Children and Families
 
Hon. William A. Scarborough
New York State Assembly
 
Rae Silver
Helene L. and Mark N. Kaplan Professor of Natural and Physical Sciences
Department of Psychology, Columbia University
Chair, Council of Scientists for the Human Frontier Science Program
 
Carol Smolenski
Executive Director, ECPAT-USA
 
Murray A. Straus
Professor of Sociology and Co-Director, Family Research Laboratory, University of New Hampshire
 
Phelan Wyrick
Co-Chair, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder’s Defending Childhood Initiative, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice

 

Advisory Committee

Hon. Barbara M. Clark
New York State Assembly

Simone Ek
Senior Advisor, UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, Stockholm, Sweden

Hon. Bryanne Hamill
New York County Family Court

Kathryn Grant Madigan, Esq.
Past President, New York State Bar Association

Peter Newell
Coordinator, Global Initiative to End All Corporal Punishment of Children

Mali Nilsson
Senior Advisor, Child Protection, Save the Children Sweden

Marta Santos Pais, Esq.
U.N. Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence against Children

Hon. William A. Scarborough
New York State Assembly

Rae Silver
Helen L. and Mark N. Kaplan Professor of Natural and Physical Sciences
Department of Psychology, Columbia University

Edward Zigler
Sterling Professor of Psychology, Emeritus
Director, Emeritus, The Edward Zigler Yale Center in Child Development and Social Policy, Yale University