Gary Foster, Ph.D.
Dr. Gary Foster’s work and research interests center on addressing the problems of violence. He currently manages the Living Well service that provides assistance to men who have experienced childhood sexual abuse and sexual assault and to their partners, family, and friends. Gary’s doctoral thesis ‘Male Rape and the Government of Bodies’ examined the limits of current understanding and governmental response to the problem of male rape. He has taught at the University of Queensland in the areas of gender and sexuality, where he helped develop and present an advanced counseling subject in ‘Working with family violence’. Gary has presented at national and international conferences in relation to working with men subjected to sexual abuse, and in 2011 co-authored Living Well: A Guide for Men. He is interested in developing creative ways of training and talking that assist in diminishing the influence of sexual violence in all people’s lives.
Richard Gartner, Ph.D.
Dr. Richard Gartner is a psychologist and psychoanalyst specializing in male sexual abuse. Dr. Gartner is the author of several books and articles about sexual abuse including Beyond Betrayal: Taking Charge of Your Life after Boyhood Sexual Abuse and Betrayed as Boys: Psychodynamic Treatment of Sexually Abused Men, as well as the editor of Memories of Sexual Betrayal: Truth, Fantasy, Repression, and Dissociation. He is on the teaching faculty and supervises at the William Alanson White Psychoanalytic Institute in New York City. Dr. Gartner is the Founding Director of the White Institute’s Sexual Abuse Program, and for six years he was Director of its Center for the Study of Psychological Trauma. Richard Gartner served for seven years on the Board of Directors of MaleSurvivor: National Organization against Male Sexual Victimization, and was its President from 2002 to2004.
Rick Goodwin, MSW RSW
Rick is the Executive Director of The Men’s Project, a counselling and educational service based in Ottawa , Canada . A past college and university lecturer, Rick co-founded The Men’s Project in 1997 and grew it into one of Canada ‘s leading treatment centres for issues concerning trauma recovery. Its training services led to the delivery of the 2008 “Men of Courage” conference – a Canadian first.
His writing spans both popular media and professional publications. His most recent publication is in Canadian Psychiatry Aujourd’hui. Rick was also the author for Health Canada in their investigation concerning the correlation between men’s experience of HIV and sexual violence. Rick recently received the inaugural Attorney General’s Award of Distinction for his work in “developing and implementing innovative victim service programs.” He is currently co-authoring a sourcebook on community-based intervention strategies with male survivors, a commissioned project by the Cornwall Public Inquiry.
Neal Kaufman, M.D., M.P.H.
Dr. Neal Kaufman is an experienced clinician and educator, has also been a leader in local, state and national efforts to improve the health of children and families. He is an expert in a range of areas including developing methods of educating patients and healthcare providers and delivering healthcare to vulnerable high-risk women and children. In 2004, and after his 26-year career in academic general pediatrics, Dr. Kaufman founded the Diabetes Prevention Source to help at risk individuals by creating technological solutions to prevent or treat diabetes and cardiovascular disease. His company has created the Behavioral Change EngineTM, an innovative technology platform for creating and implementing a variety of web-based assessment and intervention tools. Dr. Kaufman is also Co-Director of the UCLA Center for Healthier Children, Families and Communities and a Professor of Pediatrics and Public Health at the UCLA Schools of Medicine and Public Health.
Todd Schneider is an associate with Paul Hasting where his practice focuses on intellectual property and technology transactional matters. He has extensive experience in trademark application and patent prosecution, with an emphasis in the computer, electrical and mechanical arts. Todd holds a J.D. from the University of San Diego School of Law, where he was a member of the San Diego International Law Journal, and a B.S. in computer science from the University of Notre Dame. He is a member of the State Bar of California and is admitted to practice at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Jane Song is an attorney with the global law firm of Paul Hastings, LLP, practicing in their San Diego office. Ms. Song specializes in counseling technology companies on intellectual property and transactional matters. She is also a patent attorney registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. She is the author of several articles on intellectual property diligence in connection with technology transactions and a frequent speaker on the subject of intellectual property. She is a member of the American Bar Association and the California Bar Association, where she serves on their licensing committees. She is also a member of the Licensing Executive Society. She has a Bachelors and two Masters Degrees from MIT and a Law Degree from Columbia Law School.