Speakers and their biographies:

Key Note Speaker:   “Ending Gender-Based Violence: Creating Partnerships and Solutions to Transform our
Homes and Communities”
Ms. Anita Botti
Chief of Staff
Secretary’s Office of Global Women’s Issues U.S. Department of State

"Teaching Violence, Expecting Peace"

Dr. Michael Neville
Consultant Psychiatrist
Sandilands Rehabilitation & Doctor’s Hospital, Bahamas

"Choosing to live in Discovery rather than being a Victim"
Dr. David Allen
Psychiatrist
Renascence Institute, Bahamas

"Stewards of Children"
Marilyn Conolly
Authorised Facilitator/Trainer
Darkness to Light's Stewards of Children, Cayman Islands

"Hearing the Silent Voices’:  The Plight of Children Exposed to Violence" 
Dr. Novia Carter-Higgs
Senior School Psychologist
Ministry of Education, Bahamas

"HEART: Having Enjoyable, Affectionate and Real Togetherness"
Michelle Koonin
Counsellor/Curriculum Developer, USA

“The link between the harm of non-human animals and domestic violence in The Bahamas”
Mr. William J. Fielding
Director of Planning
College of The Bahamas, Bahamas.

“Engaging Men in Advocacy”
Nathaniel Cole
Consultant, N.OVATION
Men Can Stop Rape Organization, USA
Thomas Holmes: President, CariMAN (Dominica), Dominica (presentation)
Lt. Mark Wynn: Consultant Trainer in Gender Based Violence Prevention
Peace at Home: Beyond the Obvious

Keynote Speaker: “Rising above the Scars”
Johnetta McSwain
MSW, Ph.D. Candidate
Empowerment Speaker, author and coach, USA

"Blood Separation and Sensual Solutions: Engendering Harmony with Rastafari Households".
Dr. Jahlani Niaah
Doctor of Philosophy/Lecturer
University of The West Indies, Jamaica

“The Church: Pain or Peace ”
Pastor Barrington Brennen
Counseling Psychologist & Marriage and Family Therapist, Bahamas

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