Ring of Hope Campaign is a community outreach initiative and does not generate profits. Our work operates solely on the support of organizations and individuals committed to spreading the cause of domestic violence awareness worldwide.
Racial and Diversity Advisor
Michael Williams is President and CEO of Native Womb Advantage Consulting, LLC serving families impacted by the child welfare system as a motivational speaker, DNA Ancestry Testing Trainer, and a Family Educational Consultant. As an author, Michael is known for his celebrated debut memoir Native Womb: Going Back To The Beginning chronicling his unique adoption search reunion story which has garnered national and international recognition throughout the U.S, Asia, and United Kingdom E-Book publishing markets. Michael’s continued commitment to family domestic wellness inspires him to partner with the Ring of Hope Campaign to make a difference in the lives of families who suffer from domestic violence. Learn more about him at www.mynativewomb.com.
Owner & Creative Director
PVA Interactive together with PVA Graphix have the creative vision and printing expertise needed to help you Get Noticed!
PVA Interactive is our creative design and web development group. Offering a unique combination of concept-to-completion services that consistently deliver successful solutions that exceed client expectations. PVA Interactive provides corporate and product branding, marketing promotions, web site design, social media management, search engine optimization and interactive presentations.
PVA Graphix offers a wide range of on-demand and specialty printing services. Through our own in house capabilities or via our network of experienced providers, we offer cost effective options to get your business to get your job done right. Whether you need B&W or color copies, business cards or direct mail pieces, promotional flyers or product brochures, large format banners or custom signage, PVA Graphix has the right solution for your short or long run print needs.
John Stanko, Ph. D.
John Stanko, author, consultant and motivational speaker, has more than 40 years of leadership experience, serving in such diverse roles as a consultant to churches and businesses, business owner, pastor, and director of a nonprofit organization. His clients have included Integrity Music in the United States, Kabul University in Afghanistan, Lippo Bank and Lippo Land in Indonesia, Regent University in Virginia Beach, Celebration Ministries International and Kingdom Bank in Zimbabwe, the Civil Aviation Authority and Catholic Relief Services in Kenya, and both large and smaller churches and non-profit organizations in the United States and abroad. Through his innovative teaching and cross-cultural leadership development skills, he has enabled churches to grow, businesses to run more efficiently, and leaders to maximize their potential. During his career, John has helped thousands all over the world clarify their purpose and bring order to their world.
John has published fifteen books and has also written and edited numerous articles for diverse publications. He now writes The Monday Memo, which goes to 10,000 people every week, along with his weekly online Bible studies and popular blog. He is married and resides with his wife, Kathryn, in Pittsburgh, PA, where he now serves as president of PurposeQuest International. John continues to travel and speak in conference and leadership training settings around the world. John and Kathryn are members of Allegheny Center Alliance Church on the North Side of Pittsburgh. Learn more about him at www.purposequest.com.
Music & Events Advisor
Jessica Lee is an American jazz & blues vocalist, songwriter (ASCAP) and recording artist, born in Manassas, VA. Lee’s vocals reflect the influence of classic jazz, blues, rhythm & blues and gospel, but always with a heavy emphasis on the blues. Her musical motto is to study and perform “something old, something new, something borrowed . . . but always blue.”
Also a social entrepreneur and educator, Lee has focused much of her entrepreneurial energy on several high-profile initiatives in collaboration with the nonprofit Pittsburgh Gateways Corporation, including co-founding the America’s Arts & Music Crossroads Center which connects professional artists and musicians with underprivileged youth for creativity and career coaching; co-founding a jazz and American music camp series for at-risk youth with the Afro American Music Institute’s James Johnson, Ph.D. and trumpeter/educator Sean Jones; the saving and renovation of the legendary Crawford Grill jazz club in Pittsburgh’s historic Hill District with Hall of Fame running back Franco Harris and a team of social investors; and various other educational, career and entrepreneurial ventures which are designed to “pass on” the American Music and creative art forms to the next generation, with a special emphasis on serving youth in at-risk situations and communities. Learn more about her at www.jessicaleesong.com.
Teen Dating Violence Advisor
Jodi became fervent advocate for Teen Dating Violence after the tragic murder of her daughter Demi in 2007. Through her involvement, she had the honored privilege of working with Center for Victims, Prime Stage Theater, Parents of Murdered Children, Taking Back the Night and WQED. In 2008, she founded the Demi Brae Memorial Fund (www.virtualmemorials.com), which supports Dating Beyond Control education for teens, parents as well as educators. Donations have empowered her to visit many schools, colleges and community events that are in need of the warning signs and prevention of this prevalent issue. She has been a devoted personal trainer for the past 15 years at Pinnacle Fitness Studio in Monroeville Pa. She has found it very rewarding to be a channel to facilitate a healthier well being, regardless of the age and present precondition of the client. She is a resident of Monroeville Pa. and I am a single parent. Jodi is blessed with Jaccob, daughters Demi and Saige, all whom which were born at home.
Joanne Quinn-Smith, Award winning internet radio broadcaster, blogger, author and internet radio and TV network editor and publisher. Joanne is the owner and CEO, Creative Energy Officer, of Dreamweaver Marketing Associates, a successful Pittsburgh-based marketing company. She is a grandmother and great grandmother, an unlikely trendsetter for online journalism and broadcasting. Joanne is internationally known as the “Get Your Google On” Gal. But better known as TechnoGranny™ to over one million accumulated online listeners worldwide. Joanne has created a revolutionary online NEW MEDIA platform in Internet broadcasting, blogging and other social media participation that represents the latest generation of World Wide Web interactions, known in technology circles as Web 2.0. JQS is the online publisher of www.PositivelyPittsburghLiveMagazine.com, an online community magazine to disseminate the Positive News for Positive Pittsburghers. PPL Mag is Pittsburgh’s First Internet radio and TV network with syndicated channels and online radio and TV capabilities. PPL Mag garnered 2.25 million visitors in 2011.
Strategic Planning Advisor
Priya Amin is a marketing and business strategy consultant with years of brand and product management experience with corporations such as IBM and Nestle. Priya decided to quit her corporate job to spend more time with her young family, and recently started her consulting company, ROKI Consulting, LLC, in an effort to leverage her big business building knowledge to help grow small businesses and startups. The name “ROKI” is derived from her two sons, Ronin and Kirin. Learn more at www.rokiconsulting.com.
Brand Visibility Advisor
Susan Newman, a brand visibility designer and environmentalist, is founder of Frogs Are Green and shows how she feels about the Earth by spreading the message that we need to save frogs and amphibians. A graduate of the School of Visual Arts, Susan spent her early career working as a graphic designer and art director for various NYC publishers, including Macmillan and Penguin. In 1994, she established her own design firm, Susan Newman Design, Inc. Her clients range from solopreneurs and small businesses to multinational corporations and span the U.S.A and abroad. Susan has received numerous awards from organizations and publications including the Art Directors Club of New York, Desi, Graphis, the Print Regional Design Annual, The Society of Illustrators, Logolounge, and Graphic Design USA. Her work is represented in the permanent collection of the Library of Congress. Susan has donated her design work to various organizations including Save The Frogs, Parc Mitsinjo, ACSAM (A Conservation Strategy for the Amphibians of Madagascar), Hoboken 9/11 Memorial Committee, Jubilee Center Hoboken for Children, Central Avenue Special Improvement District, Actors Shakespeare Company of NJ, Hudson Theatre Ensemble, Pennsylvania Women’s Hall of Achievement and now Ring of Hope Campaign.
Public Relations Advisor
Suzanne Hobbs has more than 20 years of extensive communication experience from writing to on-camera skills. She was a news anchor/reporter in Idaho for nearly 14 years. She has also worked as a Public Information Officer for an Idaho school district, served as Regional Director for a U.S. Senator, and managed the sales communication for a world-wide wellness company where she was also the voice of the company for many years. Suzanne has a strong on stage presence and has been honored to host and emcee countless events across the United States. She is also a public speaker on a topic called “The Power of One.” In 2001 she got a law passed that allowed unwanted babies to be surrendered to “Safe Havens” and a few years later, Suzanne adopted a baby under that law who was left at a hospital after birth. She teaches that everyone has the ability to make great changes in the world. She is a survivor of domestic violence and is honored to be part of furthering the mission of the Ring of Hope Campaign. Suzanne can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org