Guests

A podcast that reveals the stories beyond the headlines!

Christine O’Donnell

Christine O’Donnell

Journalist/Host

 

  • Topic: Child Sex Trafficking
  • Story: 1
  • Featured Episode(s): 1 & 2

On and off camera, Christine is on a mission to empower others and make people smile. She’s all about wellness and finding new tech that makes life more fun!

Before joining New For You, Christine spent 10 years as an accomplished on-air journalist. One of her crowning achievements was when she helped a woman find her long-lost sister of 40 years.

Dr. David Perrodin

Dr. David Perrodin

Safety Expert | Expert Witness
  • Topic: Bullying Awareness | School Attacks
  • Featured Episode(s): 3, 10, 11, 12, 17

David Perrodin, Ph.D. worked twelve years as a Director of Student Services before exiting the profession to focus exclusively on researching school safety and high-stakes decision-making in conjunction with his doctoral dissertation at the University of Wisconsin – Madison.

 

Dr. Perrodin is a school safety litigation expert witness with The Expert Institute www.theexpertinstitute.com and works with Sprigeo as a user-interface design researcher identifying best approaches to creating a bullying reporting system that can be accessed by students with special needs.

Crista Miller

Crista Miller

Parent Advocate
  • Topic: Child Sex Trafficking
  • Story: 2
  • Featured Episode(s): 4

Crista is a Parent Advocate from Fort Wayne Indiana. She began speaking publicly about the growing problem of Human Trafficking in Indiana when the issue affected her family in April of 2016. Through school and parent programs, she gives insight on how to create an open dialogue about the internet and phone apps, as well as how to help pre-teens and teens protect themselves from predators. Her message is that of GRACE while promoting an understanding of the world teens live in today.

Alicia “Kozak” Kozakiewicz

Alicia “Kozak” Kozakiewicz

Actor | Model | Motivational Speaker | Survivor
  • Topic: Online Grooming
  • Story: Internet Safety
  • Featured Episode: 6

Alicia “Kozak” Kozakiewicz is an internationally-acclaimed and highly sought-after motivational speaker, author, and actress who has inspired millions through her powerful on-screen and in-person appearances. Passionate and straight-from-the-heart, Alicia motivates her audiences to transcend life’s challenges, pursue their passions, and discover their purpose. Alicia’s extraordinary life story exemplifies the strength of the human spirit’s ability to overcome adversity and to deny defeat.

To provide a deeper understanding of victimology and predatory crime, Alicia has earned a Master’s Degree in Forensic Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology.

Dottie Laster

Dottie Laster

Human Trafficking Expert | Film Maker
  • Topic: Human Trafficking
  • Featured Episode: 7, 8, 9

Dottie Laster is known as Human Trafficking’s Unlikely Angel. Dottie is the Executive Director of the Heidi Search Center in San Antonio, Texas. She trains law enforcement and other organizations on the issue of human trafficking.

Dottie has been featured as an expert n Vanity Fair Confidential, Discovery Investigates, CNN, CBS, and many more national and international news media channels. She is now a film maker with her company Live and On Scene. Dottie is availiable for public speaking, training, and film appearances.

Dianne Grossman

Dianne Grossman

MOTHER | PARENT ADVOCATE | Motivational Speaker
  • Topic: Bullying
  • Story: Mallory Grossman
  • Featured Episode: 14, 15

Mallory Rose Grossman, 12, of Rockaway, NJ, was an avid gymnast, cheerleader, and lover of all things outdoors. Her character at the young age of 12 making her more inspirational than the average adult. She was a compassionate, selfless, kind, and loving old soul. She enjoyed competitive gymnastics and cheerleading, teaching her determination and humility at a very young age. She loved summer weekends at her favorite campgrounds with her family where she would admire the simple pleasures of nature.

Nancy Willard

Nancy Willard

M.S., J.D. | Director of Embrace Civility in the Digital Age
  • Topic: Bullying: A New Perspective
  • Featured Episode(s): 18

Nancy’s vision is that young people will provide leadership throughout the world to embrace civility and foster positive relations!

“But to empower young people to accomplish this, I need to empower caring adults who work with kids and teens. That is what the resources on my site are all about. 

I entered the field of “bullying prevention” by writing the first book ever published on cyberbullying. I approaches issues of youth risk based on a digital age perspective. Key insight related to this perspective is that the “authoritarian mindset,” which assumes that adults are in control, is not well founded.” – Nancy Willard

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