Board Of Directors

Jody Bittrich, President

Denver, CO
Ms. Bittrich has been working in the Parenting Time field since 1997 directing a program in Minnesota/North Dakota from 1997 – 2007 and in the Denver Metro area since 2007. Ms. Bittrich served on the Supervised Visitation Network Board of Directors from 2002 – 2012 – while also serving as Board President from 2008-2010. She has also been the SVN-CO Chapter co-chair since 2008. She has specific training in the areas of divorcing and separating families, high conflict families, domestic violence, substance abuse, mental illness and fatherhood issues. She also believes in using the approach of trauma informed care while working with families.

Her passion is in the area of securing a place where kids can be kids because kids are growing up way too fast! When not at work she enjoys playing with her three dogs, coaching her nephew and nieces basketball and enjoying beautiful Colorado!

Heather Molesworth, Vice President

Alexandria, MN

Heather Molesworth is the Family and Community Services Director for West Central Minnesota Communities Action. Heather oversees the Parenting Time Center, Fathers Resource Program, Vita Tax Site Program, Emergency Service Programs and Housing Programs. With a Master’s Degree in Psychology with a Specialization in Non-Profit Management from the University of the Rockies, and a Bachelor’s of Science in Community Psychology, Heather has a dedication to serving children and families in need in any way possible.

Since 2010, I have been working in the Parenting Time field. Starting out as an intern and upon completion, was appointed the director of the Parenting time program in Minnesota and has remained there ever since. In addition, I have served as the SVN-MN Chapter treasurer from 2012 till November 2015, then was elected SVN-MN Chapter Chair in November, 2015. Over the years, I have worked with families to address the issues of domestic violence, substance abuse, mental illness and fatherhood issues. Furthermost, I feel that I would bring a new energy and desire to others to better served the children and families whom utilize our services.

When not at work, she enjoys reading or spending time with her husband and their children two children at their children’s sporting events, as well as reading, running, and anything outdoors.

Jennifer Stein, Treasurer

Clarkesville, GA
Jennifer Stein left the corporate world of sales and marketing in 2015 after serving as a volunteer on her local child abuse prevention charter to meld her love of creating and developing to help the non-profit she had once served as Board Chair realize a broader and more comprehensive vision of helping at-risk families develop their true potential. In the short time she has been Executive Director of Prevent Child Abuse Habersham she has helped to rebrand and have a community embrace the concept of the Family Resource Center of Northeast Georgia. This rapid, incredible growth has increased much needed programs which have helped to fill many gaps in our rural mountain community. Increased funding through Federal and State grants along with improved donor cultivation has helped start a Supervised Family Visitation Program, Therapeutic Counseling Program to adult survivors and child victims of Adverse Childhood Experiences, along with adding an array of parenting classes which most of these services are free of charge to qualifying families. Only eighteen months after the opening of the Family Resource Center the call for its services had grown at such a rapid pace that an additional location was added as the Family Resource Center Annex to help meet the demand.

When not working behind the scenes as Executive Director she enjoys teaching Nurturing Parenting classes, providing prevention of child sexual abuse workshops as a facilitator for Darkness to Light Stewards of Children Training, and filling in as a visit supervisor when needed. She serves on our local Mountain Judicial Circuit Family Violence Task Force committee as well as on the State of Georgia’s Child Abuse Prevention Treatment Act (CAPTA) panel for the Child Protective Services committee.

With Jennifer’s MBA in Human Resource Management and BS in Organizational Management she utilizes the talents of various collaborative parties to help strengthen her knowledge while living in the world of social work. These partnerships help her gain wisdom to strengthen the agency’s vision and help develop its strategic plan. One of these relationships was with Joe Nullet when establishing her agency’s supervised visitation program and garnering the expansive knowledge base offered through membership and training with the Supervised Visitation Network. Through his initial support and various certificate trainings, along with the access to the network’s resources she feels she has been able to establish a superior program that would not have otherwise had such a firm foundation. She hopes that by serving on the Board of Directors of the Supervised Visitation Network that she can give back by sharing her gifts with the organization.

Samantha Healy, Secretary

Tucson, Az

Samantha Healy has been a member of the Supervised Visitation Network since 2013. Starting off as a Parent Aide and having advanced to now Program Director, she oversees the Parent Aide/Supervised Visitation Program across the state of Arizona. She has been working in the field of Social Work since 2012 and has almost 20 years’ experience with children and families. She presented in 2015 at the Supervised Visitation Network Conference on an Orientation for Foster Parents/Kinship Caregivers on Supervised Visitation. She believes as a community, we are evolving into a more child-centered approach; setting the standards and encouraging providers across the country to raise their bars for education, training and other requirements, that aide in successful supervision and reunification.

When she is not working, she enjoys time with her husband, two kids and dogs.

Kelley Beckett, Immediate Past President

Columbus, Ohio
Kelley is the Program Manager for the Buckeye Ranch Common Ground program in Columbus, Ohio. The Buckeye Ranch Common Ground Program was the recipient of the 2014 Promising Practice Award from the Ohio Attorney General’s Office at the Two Days in May Conference on Victims Assistance. Kelley has worked in supervised visitation and domestic violence since 2002, including victim/child advocacy work, crisis and intake in a domestic violence shelter. She is an educator and has taught groups and conference seminars on co-parenting education, anger management and family relations in addition to her focus in the area of supervised visitation. She served in the position of the Chair of the SVN Ohio Chapter in 2011-2013 and remains an active member of the chapter, providing training to its members. As a member of the SVN Board, she participates in the Training Committee and serves as Co-Chair of the Membership and Marketing Committee. Kelley is also a member of her local VAWA Collaboration Board and is a former member of the Grant Professionals Association. She has earned a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from The Ohio State University, a Master’s degree in Education from Mount Vernon Nazarene University and is currently studying at Winebrenner Theological Seminary in Findlay,Ohio for a Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.

Stacey Ashton

Calgary, Alberta

Stacey has been working in the field of domestic violence prevention for seven years with the YWCA in Calgary, Alberta. Stacey has supervised the family access program since 2009, but has also held other positions in conjunction with this role. Stacey supervised a high conflict custody and access parenting program that provided support to families engaged in highly conflictual custody disputes and currently also supervises the Child Support program that provides support to children residing in the YWCA’s emergency domestic violence shelter. Through this work Stacey has developed a passion for working with families who are struggling through transitions in family structure and believes that a trauma-sensitive, strengths-based approach is of utmost importance in this work. Stacey has been a member of SVN since 2009 and is a current member of the International Committee working to raise awareness of supervised visitation both internationally and within her own community.

Stacey holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Queens University in Kingston, Ontario and is currently at Athabasca University completing a Master of Arts - Integrated Studies degree with a dual focus in cultural studies and organization and leadership. When Stacey is not working or studying she enjoys spending time in the mountains with her husband and eight year old son.

Robin Bowen

Santa Rosa, CA
Since 1983, Robin has been serving as the Executive Director of the Child Parent Institute (CPI). CPI was founded in 1978, with our mission being to end child abuse and strengthen the health of children, parents and families. At the start of my tenure, one of the new programs I helped launch was supervised visitation services. Since that time we have served thousands of children and families in that program. And over those years, I have learned the importance of being able to offer a wide range of innovative and culturally responsive programs to meet our mission including our supervised visitation services.

My passion and experience working with children and families will be brought to the table as a SVN Board member. I feel as a professional dedicated to helping children and families thrive, and as a SVN Board member it will require partnership in our work with not just myself as a board member or the other board members, but the entire community of professionals here at this conference and working in our individual communities. Together, we better our communities by providing strength and support to each other and our children.

Daniella Bozur

Hamilton, Ontario

Daniella Bozur is the Manager of Supervised Access Services at YWCA Hamilton in Hamilton, Ontario. Daniella has worked in the field of Supervised Access for ten years. She began as a Family Access Worker and from there became the Program Administrator and Program Supervisor. Currently, in her role as Manager of Supervised Access Services, she oversees both the Ministry of the Attorney General’s Family Access Centre and a fee-for-service program she created called Access Alternatives.

Daniella holds an Honors Bachelor of Arts in Sociology with a Concentration in Criminology from Brock University. She is a past Board Member of the SVN Ontario Chapter and this year holds the title of Co-Chair.

In addition to her work in the field of Supervised Access, Daniella is a certified Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Instructor (NVCI), Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training Instructor (ASIST) and also facilitates Anti-Oppression/Anti-Racism Training. She has participated in the creation of Diffusion and De-escalation training for the Ministry of the Attorney General’s Supervised Access Programs and worked alongside the Ministry to create training materials in regards to working with interpreters in Supervised Access. Currently she sits on the Ministry of the Attorney General’s Professional Development Committee and is an active member of the Community Liaison Committee at the Hamilton Family Court. She is committed to making a true difference in the lives of the children and families she serves. Daniella has a passion for advocacy and is dedicated to enhancing the profile of supervised visitation services locally, nationally and internationally.

Luke Comeau

Sioux Falls, SD
Luke Comeau is the Executive Director of the Family Visitation Center in Sioux Falls, SD, which provides supervised visitation and exchange services to the local community and state contracted families. In his role of executive director, Comeau directly oversees the programmatic and operational components of the Family Visitation Center as well as implementing a strategic fundraising campaign to corporate and private donors.

Prior to joining the Family Visitation Center, Comeau worked as an Autism Specialist and Director of Training at the Sanford School of Medicine – Center for Disabilities in Sioux Falls. There he provided supervision and leadership for ongoing development and implementation of state wide training activities on Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) as well as working in the bi-weekly ASD diagnostic clinic. Comeau has presented locally, regionally, and nationally on ASD, PBiS, FAS, and Computer Based Interventions. Luke hold a bachelor’s degree in history, physics, and education and a master’s degree in severe and profound disabilities with an emphasis in ASD. In his free time, Luke loves spending time with his wife Machelle and their four children, as well as playing in adult hockey leagues and traveling.

Susan Griffin

San Diego, Ca
Susan Griffin, MS, MA, LMFT, CADC-II, CCS, is the Chief Executive Officer of Hannah’s House, a nonprofit family service center providing professional supervised visitation and safe exchange services to children caught in the middle of custody disputes in the Family Court. Ms Griffin has a BA in Behavioral Science from National University (1995); Masters Degree in clinical psychology from California Coast University (2002); and a Master’s Degree in couples-family therapy from California School of Professional Psychology (2014). She is the senior clinician in the Transitions Family Program at Hannah’s House. Ms Griffin teaches parenting, co-parenting and anger management classes. She has provided forensic substance assessment services to the San Diego Superior Court since 1988, and is a Substance Abuse Professional - Department of Transportation. Ms Griffin served as a child advocacy/family addiction consultant to the National Alliance for Model State Drug Laws (NAMSDL) headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, for over ten (10) years. Ms Griffin served as the Director of Testing for the International Certification and Reciprocity Consortium/Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse, Inc (ICRC/AODA) in Washington, D.C. She has served as the President of The Kiwanis Club of Old San Diego; and the Treasurer of the San Diego Family Law Council for Children.

Pam Guedry

Thibodaux, Louisiana

Pam Guedry has been an advocate of ending violence against women for over 20 years. In 1996, Pam first began working with children exposed to violence as the Director of Children’s Services at a domestic violence program. This is where Pam was first introduced to the concept of supervised visitation as she worked alongside many mothers in shelter who were facing the challenges of visitation. In 2003, Pam was hired by the Louisiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence to plan, design, and operate three supervised visitation centers across the state. She was responsible for developing policies for these programs and assisted other agencies in the state who were establishing centers. In 2008, Pam accepted an opportunity to work with the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office to use her knowledge of establishing safe supervised visitation in cases with histories of domestic violence, stalking, dating violence, and sexual assault to open a visitation center in their community. The PACT Place Supervised Visitation and Exchange Center has been in operation for 8 years. As coordinator of this program, Pam also facilitates the building of relationships through community collaboration to ensure that safety for victims and their children are a priority; she has also shared her experiences with building relationships with law enforcement agencies with other visitation programs. Pam has served on the Supervised Visitation Network Board of Directors for the last 3 years; she has served in roles as the Treasurer, Nomination Committee Chair, and on the Membership and Marketing Committee. Pam was the 2016 recipient of the SVN’s Judith Wallach President’s Award.

Emilyn Haugen

Fergus Falls, MN
Emilyn Haugen has worked in the supervised visitation field for 15 years, starting out her career as a monitor of supervised parenting times and then as the Director of Someplace Safe Parenting Time Centers.

Someplace Safe is a nonprofit organization working to eliminate violence in West Central Minnesota and beyond. Emilyn operates 5 supervised parenting time centers in Someplace Safe’s service area.

Emilyn has extensive knowledge in respectfully working with families going through a turbulent time in their lives.

Emilyn serves as Secretary and Vice President of the Minnesota Supervised Visitation Networking Group. Emilyn enjoys teaching Parents Forever, a divorce education program mandated by the Minnesota judicial system. Emilyn is also passionate about affordable housing and has a 16-year History in volunteering for Habitat for Humanity, currently serving as Secretary of her Local Habitat for Humanity Board of Directors. In her free time, Emilyn enjoys spending time with her two teenage children, hiking the beautiful hills of Minnesota, and working in her garden.

Kelly Sachter

East Orange, NJ
Kelly Sachter, LCSW, is a Director of Programs at Family Connections, Inc, which provides services for families in NJ. Family Connections, Inc.’s mission is to engender hope, enhance safety, heal trauma and strengthen families. Kelly Sachter is dedicated to partnering with stakeholders to ensure that families can heal from the trauma that has occurred in their lives. Kelly Sachter has participated in the development of the Blueprint for Integration of Evidence Based/Evidence Informed Practices into NJ’s Child Welfare System, and has partnered with the Department of Children and Families in multiple programs including various therapeutic models utilizing implementation science. Kelly Sachter has provided presentations and trainings for various agencies and organizations with the topics of child welfare, visitation, supportive housing, and trauma at national organizations including the Annie E. Casey Foundation, Child Welfare League of America and Supervised Visitation Network. Kelly Sachter is dedicated to incorporating the knowledge of research and experience to improve contact for families needing supervised visitation due to separation.

Deb Silwinski

Toronto, Ontario
Debbie Sliwinski is a certified Child and Youth Care Counselor, with over forty five years experience; her particular focus is in the areas of children's mental health, child welfare, and trauma. Debbie has worked in child welfare, on child and youth psychiatric units; she has managed a children's mental health residence, day treatment and a community mental health program for transitional-aged youth with major mental illness. Debbie has been a part-time faculty at Centennial College for over twenty years and provides consultation and support to families around children's mental health issues. She has done trainings for Safeguards and presented at many national and international conferences. Debbie has been an accreditation site reviewer for Children's Mental Health Ontario since 2008. For a number of years Debbie held the executive director position for Ontario Association of Child and Youth Counsellors. Her mandate was to promote community partnerships with the goal of obtaining legislative status. Debbie is the Managing Director of Brayden Supervision a private supervision company that provides access across southern Ontario. She is a Board Member of the SVN Ontario Chapter and this year holds the title of Co-Chair.

Lori Wymore-Kirkland

Fairfax, VA
Lori Wymore- Kirkland has more than 30 years’ experience working with families and children. She has witnessed first-hand the importance of healthy parent-child relationships. Fresh out of college Lori worked with children in the setting of a psychiatric hospital. Later she worked as a social worker for Texas Department of Human Services Child Protective Division and then with the New Mexico Youth Authority. Lori has run her own child care business and was the director of Parkwood Weekday Education Center that served up to 120 children each week. Since 2007 Lori has been the developer and program manager of the Stronger Together Supervised Visitation and Exchange Center for the Fairfax County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Circuit Court (JDRDC). Lori took the Stronger Together program from concept to implementation. Over the years Lori has taught parenting and child development education classes, worked with domestic violence programs, assisted in obtaining OVW funding through Safe Havens and Families for Justice and assisted with court-wide family engagement initiatives. Lori has provided training for volunteers and court services personnel who work with the Stronger Together in Fairfax County. Lori has also developed a core competency training program for supervised visitation monitors and community partners. Lori has served on multiple boards and committees over the years, including the Uvalde Child Welfare Board, Texas State Child Sexual Abuse Task Force, New Mexico Reintegration Youth Team, Maryland Home Child Care Association, and Volunteer Appreciation Committee for the JDRDC, Fairfax County Juvenile and Domestic Relation Court Family Engagement Committee and worked closely with the Domestic Violence Action Center in Fairfax County as well as with community partners including domestic violence advocates with Women’s Center and the Faith Social Services in Fairfax. Currently Lori is working with an Advisory Board for Stronger Together SVE program made up of 25 members from across Fairfax County Human Services, local law enforcement and private community partners.

Lori holds a Master’s in Public Administration from George Mason University, a BA from Lubbock Christian University and has done post graduate work at Texas Tech University, New Mexico State University and George Mason University in the areas of social work, organizational management and family counseling. Lori has current certifications in general and family mediation through Fairfax County and is trained by Virginia Supreme Court as a Parent Educator.

Joe Nullet, Executive Director

Executive Director Joe Nullet, a graduate of Harvard University, has led the Supervised Visitation Network since December 2007. Before that he was the Executive Director of the Family Nurturing Center of Florida, a Supervised Visitation and Parent Education program in Jacksonville, Florida.

During his tenure at FNC, he led the organization through an exciting growth period, helped reshape the organizational culture and design to better serve the needs of clients, and has served locally and nationally on numerous task forces, advisory boards, and collaborative partnerships as an expert in the field of supervised visitation. Joe is a former Board Member of SVN who has presented at SVN Annual Conferences, and has been a member since 2001. Joe has served on the statewide Committee that developed an innovative Supervised Visitation database and is currently a member of State of Florida Standards Committee that was formed as a result of legislation to establish statewide standards.

Joe is also a Recognized National Trainer/Consultant with the Nurturing Parenting Programs, working with organizations that wish to incorporate the Nurturing Parenting Programs by assisting with the functions of administrative support, grant writing to fund a program, development of facilitation skills, and marketing of the concept. Joe has completed Graduate Coursework at the Kennedy School of Government, a Nonprofit Executive Program at the Harvard Business School, as well as completing the Jessie Ball duPont Fund's Community Coaches Program.

At home Joe enjoys spending time with his wife Trina (also a nonprofit employee) and three boys: Joey, Luke, and Nicholas.

Jennifer Garst, Associate Director

Jennifer Garst is the Associate Director of the Supervised Visitation Network and holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Social Work from the University of Texas at Arlington. Previously, she was the director of Faith and Liberty’s Place, a family violence focused visitation center in Dallas, TX. She was introduced to visitation in her undergraduate internship and just never left; serving in many roles at the center including Intern, Visitation Supervisor, Case Manager and Director. She also served as the 2016 Chair of the Dallas County Domestic Violence Awareness Coalition and serves on the Executive and Workshop Committees for Mental Health America of Greater Dallas’ Adolescent Symposium of Texas. Jennifer has been actively involved with SVN, holding memberships in the training committee, technology task force and program committee. She also serves on the 24 hour training faculty and has had the opportunity to present at multiple Annual SVN Conferences. Jennifer comes to this work with a strong foundation in family violence, mental health and disability services and a passion for training and education.