Childhood USA Program Advisory Council

Childhood USA´s Program Advisory Council is an external group of experts, who serve two-year terms and assist in the assessment of Childhood USA’s project applications. Its members read all applications, meet with Childhood USA´s Program Committee to discuss, and give recommendations to the Childhood USA Board of Directors. The members of Childhood USA´s Program Advisory Council are survivors, experts, researchers, and practitioners in many fields regarding children´s rights, healing work, LGBTQ+ and human rights, violence and sexual abuse of children, and preventive work with children and families at risk; they also possess a thorough knowledge of the United States and evaluation and monitoring of programs.

Dr. Nina Agrawal
Child Abuse Pediatrician (American Academy of Pediatrics)

Aredvi Azad Co-Executive Director at The HEAL Project
Jenny Coleman Executive Director, STOP IT NOW!

Dr. Jon Conte
Professor Emeritus, University of Washington School of Social Work

Diana Freed
Postdoctoral Fellow in Computer Science, Harvard University

Britta Holmberg Deputy Secretary-General and Program Director, World Childhood Foundation
Teresa Huizer Chief Executive Officer, National Children’s Alliance
Dr. Vince Palusci Child Abuse Pediatrician, NYU Medical Center
Dr. Janet Rosenzweig Senior Policy Analyst the Institute for Human Services

Dr. Mel Schneiderman
Senior Vice President at New York Foundling

Viola Vaughan-Eden
APSAC – American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children