Impact, Influence, and Inspiration from our leadership
United by a shared vision and passion for the cause, our board’s diverse perspectives move us forward. We tap into their leadership to drive impact, their influence to extend our reach, and their experience to inspire our team and partners.
Diane Fleet is currently the Assistant Director of GreenHouse17 (formerly, the Bluegrass Domestic Violence Program), a nonprofit advocacy agency in the Bluegrass Region of Kentucky committed to ending intimate partner abuse in families and the community. Diane’s focus is working on developing best practices for trauma informed residential programming for victims of domestic violence that centers around a 40-acre working farm. Her first 10 years were spent in the criminal justice system overseeing the Office of Fayette County Sheriff’s Victim Service Division.QuoteFun
LAURA GATELY, PH.D.Bio
Laura Gately is the founder of Professional Advantage Consulting, specializing in executive coaching and leadership consultation. She works with CEOs, executives, leaders, and high potentials in high-tech, research, manufacturing, transportation, service, and healthcare industries. She helps clients with professional growth, integration and transition, personal re-engagement, relationship improvement, derailment recovery, and team enhancement. Laura has an M.A. and Ph.D. in Psychology from Texas Woman’s University and a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Texas at Dallas.Quote
While I am not “on the ground” everyday with Dr. Edwards and her amazing team, I am honored to be associated with the efforts that are being made by this group of dedicated individuals to improve the world for our children. I am humbled and impressed by the expertise and drive of everyone involved in this organization. As a Board member, I have learned a great deal about evidence-based violence prevention and believe this has allowed me the opportunity to better equipped those around me to make a difference. I fully expect Alteristic to “change the world.”Fun
Full disclosure, I actually prefer to laugh with my friends than confront bad behavior in others. I would rather focus on what is right in the world, like dessert and dogs, than dwell on what is broken. I think hot summers in Texas can bring out the cranky in everyone, no matter how optimistic and kind they are. My vision of heaven, includes hanging out with a bunch of ridiculously funny people I love, near water and beautiful nature, with lots to do when we are not exhausted from laughing so hard our stomachs hurt.
DANA WALTON-MACAULAY, J.D.Bio
Dana Walton-Macaulay is currently Assistant Dean of Student Life and Director of Conduct and Community Standards at Portland State University. Previously she served as the Assistant Director of Student Conduct at Penn State University in State College, Pennsylvania. Dana has more than 20 years of professional experience in higher education including 13 years in Conduct and Residence Life at the University of Kentucky where she was Associate Dean of Students for Student Conduct and Hendrix College, where she was Assistant Director of Residential Life. She holds a J.D. from the William H. Bowen School of Law.Quote
It’s all fun and games, until somebody gets hurt. I say this to my children all the time, and I also say this at work all the time. I think it accurately captures our responsibility to be intentional about supporting each other, and making sure that our actions and the actions of those around us do not harm others.Fun
I LOVE to laugh. I also enjoy finding joy in small and simple things, and I believe in humanity and that we are seeing the world change even as we live in it every day. It’s amazing!
DEREK LANE, PH.D.Bio
Derek R. Lane is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication and former Associate Dean for Graduate Programs in Communication in the College of Communications and Information Studies at the University of Kentucky. An active researcher, he received his Ph.D. in Communication from the University of Oklahoma. Derek’s research is in the broad area of face-to-face and mediated message reception and processing to affect attitude and behavior change in instructional, organizational, and health contexts. He is especially interested in developing curricula to prevent power-based personal violence.QuoteFun
MADELINE McCARREN, PH.D.Bio
Madeline McCarren, PhD, MPH, is a biostatistician in the Department of Veterans Affairs.
She earned a BS in Chemistry in 1978, a PhD in pharmacology in 1982, and an MPH in epidemiology in 1992. McCarren has worked with both primary and secondary data. She has designed, conducted, analyzed, and published studies based on both experimental and observational designs. Because of her diverse training and experience, her niche is to provide a bridge between subject matter experts and statisticians and design effective and efficient studies. She can often see opportunities and potential pitfalls that those separate groups miss.Quote
In 2015, as I read Krakauer’s Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town (Krakauer), I was sickened and asked, What can I do? I know that good intentions are not enough, and that there are plenty of interventions that make intuitive sense but nevertheless fail to improve outcomes. I went on a quest for an organization to support that was tackling the problem of sexual assault in an evidence based manner. I found Green Dot and have been supporting their work ever since. We recently brought Green Dot to Chicago-area high schools, and through that I have become a certified Green Dot facilitator.Fun
In my free time, I love to orienteer (a map and compass navigation sport), and I serve on the Board of the Chicago Area Orienteering Club (CAOC). Besides Green Dot Etc. and CAOC, my other major volunteer activities are facilitator of a Girls Who Code club and supporting political candidates. I am married and mother of three young adults, and we try to organize our lives to minimize our carbon footprint.