Phyllis D. Barkhurst, M.Ed.
Director of 90by30, Co-Director of the UO Center for the Prevention of Abuse and Neglect
From 1984 to 2007, Phyllis Barkhurst was the founding executive director of three different Oregon nonprofit organizations addressing child abuse, sexual assault, elder abuse, and/or domestic violence intervention and prevention. She spent an average of seven years firmly establishing each organization. The organizations were the Klamath Crisis Center in Klamath Falls, Sexual Assault Support Services (SASS) in Lane County, and the Oregon Attorney General's Sexual Assault Task Force (statewide). In Lane County, Ms. Barkhurst was also a founding member of the Domestic Violence Council and the Legal Clinic for survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking.
Ms. Barkhurst led the founding of Oregon's Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) program and the Sexual Assault Training Institute as part of the Attorney General's Sexual Assault Task Force. Over a 25-year period, she co-drafted and spearheaded the passage of several key pieces of legislation supporting and protecting crime victims. In 1999, she co-founded the Oregon Alliance to End Violence Against Women. In recognition of her leadership and advocacy on behalf of victims of abuse, Ms. Barkhurst has received awards from the Oregon Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence, the Oregon District Attorneys Association, the Oregon Department of Justice, the U.S. Department of Justice, the University of Oregon, and the University of Oregon School of Law.
Ms. Barkhurst is a past president and 10-year board member of the Oregon Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence, a past First Vice-President and 10-year board member of the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, a member of the original writing team of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), a past faculty member of the American Prosecutors Research Institute, a 10-year appointed member of Oregon's Governor's Drug and Violent Crime Advisory Board, and a founding member of Oregon's VAWA Advisory Committee. Ms. Barkhurst was a co-author of Oregon's first Sexual Assault Prevention Plan and specializes in the prevention of child and adolescent sexual abuse. She is also a co-founder of the University of Oregon's Center for the Prevention of Abuse and Neglect.
In 2011, Ms. Barkhurst joined the 90by30 effort as a consultant, and was hired as its director in May 2012. She became the Co-Director of the Center for the Prevention of Abuse and Neglect in April 2015. Also in 2015, she received her Master's degree in Prevention Science from the University of Oregon. Her current work includes managing the Stewards of Children evaluation project, managing 90by30 and its programs and personnel, fundraising to support all efforts, and serving as a member of the Oregon Prevalence research team as well as a member of the team conducting the global child abuse prevention Literature Review.
Dr. Jeff Todahl, PhD
Associate Professor, UO, Counseling Psychology and Human Services, and Co-Director of the UO Center for the Prevention of Abuse and Neglect
Dr. Todahl has served as Director of the University’s Center for Family Therapy, as Director of the Couples and Family Therapy Graduate Program, and as CPHS Interim Department Head. He is the co-founder and Research Director of the Center for the Prevention of Abuse and Neglect in the College of Education.
Dr. Todahl’s research centers on violence prevention and community engagement as a vehicle for reducing child abuse. He is the primary investigator of several studies that investigated the complexities of intimate partner violence (IPV), IPV universal screening, IPV and couples therapy, child abuse prevalence, and child sexual abuse prevention. He is a research partner in a community-based participatory action research project that engages survivors of abuse and neglect in the research process.
Dr. Todahl has served as a research consultant for numerous organizations, including the Oregon Attorney General’s Sexual Assault Task Force, the Trauma Healing Project, and the Lane County Legal Aid Domestic Violence Clinic. His research has been recognized nationally, including several sole source contracts with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and as recipient of the 2010 Reviewer’s Choice Best Research Presentation Award at the 11th Annual National Community-Campus Partnerships for Health conference.
Dr. Todahl also has worked extensively in the local community. He has served on the Board of Directors for Womenspace and Ophelia’s Place, on the Trauma Healing Project’s Research Team Advisory Committee, on the Kids FIRST Safe Alternatives Center Advisory Committee, as Chair of the Court Watch Project Steering Committee, on the Oregon Safety-Focused, High Conflict Parenting Plan Workgroup, as a curriculum contributor to the Oregon State Regional Judicial Training on Domestic Violence, as an Advisory Committee member with the Womenspace Community Engagement Project, and as a member of the Lane County Prevention and Wellness Fund Advisory Committee.
Currently, Dr. Todahl is leading the Oregon Prevalence Study research team supported by a grant from the Meyer Memorial Trust; the Stewards of Children Evaluation Project, supported by a grant from The Ford Family Foundation; and the child abuse prevention Literature Review Team.
An Oregonian since age six and a 2007 graduate of the University of Oregon, Ms. Keizer started as a 90by30 volunteer and joined the staff in 2015. As a volunteer, she enjoyed getting a taste of all of 90by30's various projects and is now excited to work on the organization''s communications. In her spare time, she is involved with several nonprofits and likes baking, reading, and second-hand shopping. She is excited about 90by30''s focus on all of Lane County, as she has made it her 2016 goal to discover more of Oregon beyond Eugene.
Student Administrative Assistant
Ms. Prince began her involvement with 90by30 in her senior year of high school as the youth member of the 2015 Conference Committee. She shepherded the launch of the What Would We Do? project, which created video vignettes based on real-life dilemmas surrounding child abuse and neglect. The writer of one of three vignettes used at the 2015 conference and the director of another, Ms. Prince headed up the 2016 What Would We Do? committee and working to film proactive responses to each scenario. At the University of Oregon, she is studying theater with a possible minor in nonprofit administration. She starred in "The Glass Menagerie" while in high school at the Academy of Arts and Academics in Springfield and plans to continue her thespian career at the college level.
McKenzie River Outreach Coordinator
After graduating from McKenzie High School, Robin Roberts relocated to Boise, Idaho where she worked for U.S. Bankruptcy Court for three years. She comes to us with years of experience in caring for children and families, both in formal and informal settings. Ms. Roberts and her husband ministered in Idaho for 25 years, then returned to the McKenzie River in 2002. She taught pre-school and later took a job in the McKenzie School District, where she worked with Family Support and Connections and was the co-coordinator for the McKenzie Family Resource Center for 10 years. Ms. Roberts is a board member and co-manager at the McKenzie River Food Pantry. She is also a voice in her rural community, where she is on the Rural Advisory Council for Trillium. Serving others and her community is her passion.
Student Program Assistant
Krissy Mulpeter moved from Vermont to Oregon in May of 2016. In 2015, she graduated with a B.S. in Human Development & Family Studies and Sociology from the University of Vermont. During her time as an undergraduate, she interned at the Alzheimer's Association and was involved with student groups on campus aiming to raise awareness about sexual violence. After she graduated, Ms. Mulpeter worked at Northeastern Family Institute as a Residential Counselor and also continued her work as a barber. Currently, she is a first-year Master's student in the Couples and Family Therapy program in the College of Education at the University of Oregon.
Raised in rural New York, Ms. Mulpeter loves to get outside and be in new places. She regularly practices yoga and hangs out with her cat. In her position with 90by30, she is looking forward to getting to know the Eugene/Springfield community.
Student Research Assistant
Shaina Trevino was born in Medford, and graduated from Southern Oregon University with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. She is currently pursuing an M.S. in Prevention Science at the University of Oregon. She is particularly interested in violence and delinquency prevention, and feels her work at CPAN complements her academic path. She is passionate about research and the process of implementation, and about making sure preventative programs are adequately evaluated in order to be as effective as possible. At 90by30/CPAN, she is part of the evaluation team, assisting with the Stewards of Children longitudinal study and processing community surveys for the regional teams.
Simone Schnabler’s work supporting children and families began in 2008 during an internship with the Y’s Care Children’s Program at YWCA Clark County in Vancouver, Washington. She developed an interest in research and evaluation during her undergraduate studies at Willamette University in Salem, Oregon, and joined the staff at the Oregon Social Learning Center in 2009, providing research support to the Kids in Transition to School program. Ms. Schnabler moved to Eugene in 2010 to begin graduate school at University of Oregon where she earned a Master’s degree in Developmental Psychology in 2012. In 2014, she started a position in data management with the UO Center for Translational Neuroscience. Ms. Schnabler joined 90by30 and the Center for the Prevention of Abuse and Neglect in June 2016 as a volunteer and transitioned to staff later that fall. Currently, she is supporting the research of the Oregon Prevalence Study and the Stewards of Children evaluation project.
Prevention Planning Consultant
Teri Gutierrez was most recently the Administrative and Project Management Director at Oregon Center for Applied Science, Inc. She received her M.Ed from the University of Oregon in Family and Human Services. She is an experienced research project manager with 10 years of experience supporting intervention research and an additional 10 years providing crisis intervention, advocacy, cross discipline trainings, community organizing, administrative and executive services at Womenspace, Sexual Assault Support Services, Attorney General Sexual Assault Task Force and NOVA (batterer intervention services).
Teri is a Project Management Institute-Certified Agile Practitioner and is proficient at synchronizing research project tasks with the Agile development process, including iterative formative, user testing and beta testing by the target-participant. She has vast experience in coordinating staffing, adherence to the timeline across multiple projects, study logistics, research protocol and instrument development, data collection, and management of human subjects/IRB protocols.
An Oregonian since age two, Kaylee Huffman graduated from the University of Oregon in 2016 with a BA in sociology. She started in October as a 90by30 volunteer and joined the staff in 2017. Involved in the dance community since elementary school, she helped fundraise in high school through dance for Children’s Miracle Network. She currently dances with Work Dance Co, a local dance troupe that performs at local events as well as at the Hult Center and raises money for HIV Alliance. In her spare time, she loves participating in outdoor activities such as hiking, camping, and snowboarding. She is excited to be part of a team that is devoted to helping children and strengthening the community.