January / February 2016 Newsletter
January 5, 2016
Our team here at 1in6 is catching its breath as we usher out a phenomenally successful 2015 and look ahead to our goals and challenges in 2016. Just one week ago we completed a successful Kickstarter campaign, raising $50,000 to support the addition of video to The Bristlecone Project website. Earlier in December, we brought hundreds of people to a wildly successful exhibition of Bristlecone Project portraits in New York City. And just a few months before that, in October 2015, we launched our Online Peer SupportGroup, which has been meeting twice weekly.
2015 has also heralded an expansion of the 1in6 team with a new staff member and two new board members.
Andy Langdon joined 1in6 in November as the agency’s Creative Director. In addition to his warmth, enthusiasm, and work ethic, Andy brings to us his phenomenal skills as a film editor and filmmaker. Andy’s powerful videos were an integral part of our successful Kickstarter campaign. He and Meredith Alling, our Creative Projects Manager, ensured that 1in6’s message of support and hope was received across the world through an energized social media campaign.
We have also added two new board members:
Ned is currently the Partnership and Programmatic Investment EVP at Wounded Warrior Project (WWP), whose mission is to ensure that all post-9/11 warriors and their families receive all the support they need to thrive and become the most well-adjusted post-conflict generation of veterans in US history.
Prior to joining WWP, Ned spent 28 years working for a series of US and international nonprofits focused on eradicating global water and sanitation poverty. He was CEO of Water For People from 2009-2015, during which time he won the 2011 Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship for his role in reshaping WASH sector programming, funding flows, and monitoring.
Ned’s commitment to 1in6 stems from his personal experiences recovering from childhood sexual abuse, his passion for helping adult survivors find their healing paths, and his belief that greater awareness of this issue is central to its eventual demise.
Tim has spent his professional career studying leadership. After earning a Master’s in Organizational Leadership from Gonzaga University, he has worked to make an impact through speaking and writing on the potential positive connections between leadership, change, and mentoring.
As a current speaker for CAMPUSPEAK, he engages his undergraduate audience, drawing from his research on storytelling and creativity. Through his role as a professional speaker, Tim has addressed audiences at 100 campuses across the country. Currently, Tim also works as the Director of Media at BUHV Designs, in Denver, CO, where he manages the copywriting and content arm of the organization.
Tim began his writing career at the University of New Mexico’s The Daily Lobo while studying Organizational Communication & Journalism. He went on to serve the North American Interfraternity Conference on over 175 campuses; independently write curriculum for numerous organizations; and design three undergraduate classes at The Mentoring Institute. In his free time, Tim writes for websites and magazines, through which he has reached close to a million readers. Tim is a military child, never having lived anywhere longer than four years. Growing up, he studied the arts.
From the team at 1in6: Thank you so much for your support, and we wish you all a peaceful and happy New Year!
David Lisak, 1in6 Board President
As a researcher and forensic consultant, Dr. David Lisak has studied the causes and consequences of interpersonal violence. His work has focused on the long term effects of sexual abuse in men, the relationship between child abuse and violence, and the motives and characteristics of rapists. Dr. Lisak has served as a consultant to judicial, prosecutor and law enforcement education programs across the country, and has conducted workshops in all fifty states. He consults widely with universities, the four services of the U.S. Military, the Department of Defense, and other institutions, and frequently serves as an expert witness in homicide and sexual assault cases.