Board Of Directors

Kelley Beckett, 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.

Jody Bittrich, Vice 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!

Robin Bowen, Treasurer

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.

Pam Guedry, Secretary

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.

Christina Coultas, Immediate Past President

Dallas, TX
Christina Coultas is the Director of FLP Family Center, a supervised visitation and exchange center for families located in Dallas, Texas. In her role as director, she works closely with families in the visitation setting. Before being the director at the center Christina was the case manager at the center for five years. Christina is an active member of the coordinated community response to domestic violence in Dallas and serves as the chair of two coalitions in the community as well as serving on the board of the Dallas Area Rape Crisis Center and the Texas Association Against Sexual Assault. Prior to her work in supervised visitation she worked as a shelter advocate, criminal court liaison, and as a trainer/public relations coordinator. Christina is currently a currently a supervised visitation consultant working with the Alliance of Local Service Organizations and served as a recent faculty member for the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges national supervised visitation conference. Christina is licensed social worker who received her BSW from the University of North Texas and her MSW at the University of Texas-Arlington.

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.

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.

Ona Foster

Dallas, Texas

Ona Foster, LMSW, has been working to address issues around domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, and child abuse for 20 years. Ona is the Chief Executive Officer for Family Compass, a child abuse prevention agency in Dallas, Texas, that provides home mentoring and education services. Previously she directed the Supervised Visitation Initiative for the Vera Institute of Justice, providing training and technical assistance for two national grant programs under the U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women. Prior to working for Vera, Ona spent seven years implementing and directing Faith and Liberty’s Place (FLP) Supervised Visitation Center in Dallas, Texas and also spent four years working in the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office in the Family Violence Unit.

Prior to working at the DA’s Office, she facilitated BIP (Battering Intervention and Prevention) groups and worked in a women’s shelter. She serves on the board of the Supervised Visitation Network and is a consultant for Futures Without Violence (formerly the Family Violence Prevention Fund), Praxis International, and The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges. Ona is a licensed social worker who holds a Master of Science in Social Work from the University of Texas and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Criminal Justice from Colorado State University.

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.

Samantha Healy

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.

Heather Molesworth

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.

Howard Yaffe

Cambridge, MA

Howard Yaffe is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW). He holds a Bachelors Degree in Psychology From Boston University and a Masters Degree in Social Work from Simmons College School of Social Work. He brings more than 25 years of clinical practice in various settings to his work in the supervised visitation field. He has worked with Meeting Place in Cambridge, MA for over 20 years and has been actively involved with the Massachusetts Chapter since its inception in 1991. He also brings to the board a wealth of experience as a private visitation supervisor, as director of a Domestic Violence focused visitation program and as a strong collaborator with other state and local providers of domestic violence services.

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.