March / April Newsletter
In January 1in6 added two key people to our management team – Ruth Slaughter joined the 1in6 Board of Directors and Chris Carlton has joined our staff as Development Director. We are pleased to continue adding exceptional individuals with accomplished backgrounds to support our efforts.
Ruth is a mentoring consultant to nonprofit leaders in the Los Angeles area. She previously served as Vice President of Community Based Programs for PROTOTYPES, an agency providing holistic domestic violence and HIV/AIDS related services for women, youth and families. Ruth has also served as Community Coordinator for the National W.A.R.N. Project (Women and AIDS Risk Network), a three-year research and intervention project funded by National Institute on Alcohol Abuse & Alcoholism through the California School of Professional Psychology, and as Executive Director of the California Women’s Commission on Alcohol & Drug Dependencies and Haven House, a battered women’s shelter in Pasadena.
Ruth has co-authored a number of academic articles as well as the Domestic Violence Program Handbook (for Los Angels County). Her work has been honored with awards from the City of Los Angeles Housing Authority, Metro View Ministries, and the California Partnership to End Domestic Violence. She has served and continues to serve on a number of boards and committees, including the Southern California Coalition on Battered Women, the Los Angeles County Domestic Violence Council, the Los Angeles County Women’s Alcoholism Task Force, the National Women Abuse Prevention Project, and the National Black Institute on Community Health Issues, Inc.
After an early career as a U.S. Navy intelligence officer, Chris worked for several years as a sports advertising executive managing an ESPN account and producing successful television, print and interactive campaigns. He then managed the Arizona Diamondbacks’ community outreach program that builds baseball fields in Arizona’s most challenged neighborhoods. In 2009 Chris made a career change to become an advocate for men sexually abused as boys. At that time, he decided to make himself the proverbial guinea pig, by blogging details of his own recovery, and shared two years of emotions, challenges, and triumphs. His goals were to help others on the same path feel less alone, and to help their loved ones become better informed about challenges a survivor might face. Chris recently published Nice to Meet Me, a book chronicling those first two years of recovery, and he continues to write about his progress to educate others on the effects of childhood sexual abuse and the benefits of therapy. Chris and his wife Ellen enjoy life with their two Labrador retrievers in Richmond, VA.
SPECIAL UPDATE: Look for Chris’ regular blog on the Huffington Post. Coming soon.
Ruth, Chris and all of us involved with 1in6 thank you for your continued support of our work.
Founder, Executive Director