CELEBRATING 20 YEARS!
February 18 - 23 (in-person) & June 3-7 (virtual)
From our hearts to yours, a BIG offering of thanks to crime victim service providers, including Roper Academy Alumni Association (RAAA) who continue to bring comfort and calm to the lives of crime victims and their families, as well as kindred support to one another. ~ Wising everyone peace and good health
RAAA NOTE BOARD
Dear fellow alums,
As an alumni, your involvement in the ROPER ACADEMY ALUMNI ASSOCIATION (RAAA)
is needed now more than ever!
Join us at an upcoming RAAA Board meeting,
or send us a comment, question or suggestion.
We would love to hear from you!
Please email Michelle Lee at email@example.com
~ Most sincerely,
RAAA officers and members at large
WELCOME NEW RAAA MEMBERS!
On behalf of of the Roper Academy Alumni Association,
we proudly introduce and congratulate
our 2023-2025 Executive Board Members!
Co-Chair - Sharon DiMaggio
Co-Chair - Shardal Rose
Treasurer - Jessica Foster
Secretary- Naomi Taffet
RAAA BOARD COMMITTEES
Operations & Training Committee: The mission is to support and assist Academy staff with organizing training, activities, and events.
Chair: Rebecca Wise Members: Denise Marcell, Camp, Sharon DiMaggio, Naomi Taffet, Robin Washington
Outreach & Special Events: The mission is to develop a marketing plan and tools to reach a spectrum of service for agencies/venues to promote well attended future Academies; assist with the development of the quarterly alumni newsletter, advance social media presence, and update the alumni website.
Chair: Shardal Rose Members: Denise Marcell Camp, Sharon DiMaggio, Audra Hill; Fatima Lewis, Hilda Lloyd, Robin Washington, Rebecca Wise
Mentoring Committee: The mission is to develop best practices for one-on-one and group mentoring and support; establish qualifications for and define roles of mentors; maintain professionalism and confidentiality; maintain Victim Service Professionals directory.
Chair: Sean Delehant Members: Sharon DiMaggio, Jessica Foster
Resource & Legislative Committee: The mission is to recommend resources for consideration on RAAA’s webpage and validate credibility, monitor local and national progress toward standardization of training for Victim Service Professionals, monitor, report, and participate in legislative efforts in Victim Services.
Chair: open Members: Denise Marcell Camp, LaCresha Washington
ACADEMY FACULTY & STAFF
Dr. Debra L. Stanley
Anne Marie Milun
Dr. Heather L. Pfeifer
Dr. Gabriela Wasileski
Dr. Melvin de la Cruz
The purpose of the RAAA (formerly, The Victim Services Professional Network [VSPN]) is to provide a vehicle by which Alumni may assist in the attainment of the goals set forth by the Academy. As such the goals of the Alumni Association are:
As such, the Alumni Association has created a set of committees designed to support these goals. A description of each committee is listed in the left-hand column. RAAA welcomes the active involvement of its members and as such is always looking for more Alums to serve on these committees so they can share their talents and knowledge with their fellow peers.
A HEARTFELT THANKS
The Alumni Association would not be where it is today without the devotion of a select group of individuals who volunteered their time to help create the Association and subsequently serve on its Executive Board as Officers, and supporting members.
For their never-ending dedication to the Alumni Association, we offer our sincerest thanks …
Michelle Lee (Class of 2011) Co-Chair (2021 - 2023)
Theresa (Terrie) Lewis (Class of 2015) Co-Chair (2021-2023)
Kim Vasco (Class of 2004) – Founding President , 2004-2006.
Beverly Brooks (Class of 2004) – Founding Vice-President, 2004-2005.
Jessica Dickerson (Class of 2004) – Founding Secretary, 2004-2008.
Bonnie Robertson (Class of 2005) – Vice-President, 2005-2006; President, 2006-2008.
Bob Ertter (Class of 2005) – Board member, 2005-2006.
Debbie Bradley (Class of 2005) – Vice-President, 2006-2009
Cherie Peay (Class of 2004) – Founding Treasurer, 2004-2009
Valda Rotolo (Class of 2004) – President, 2008-2009
Linda Fair (Class of 2006) – Co-Chair (2009-2012)
William A. Griffin (Class of 2008) – Co-Chair (2009-2012)
Dianna Abramoski (Class of 2007) – Treasurer (2009-2012)
Alicia Davis-Johnson (Class 2007) – Secretary (2008-2012)
Did you know the Alumni are on Facebook?
Search for “Roper Victim Assistance Academy,” then ask to join our group! It’s a great way to stay connected with your fellow alum, and to be able to share information with one another …
J. Sean Delehant
Denise Marcell Camp
Class of 2019 (winter)
COMMITTEE MEETING SCHEDULE
NEXT MEETINGS: October 4
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Committees (listed below) meet individually
INTERESTED IN JOINING A COMMITTEE?
Contact Naomi Taffet at firstname.lastname@example.org
BOARD MEETING SCHEDULE
NEXT MEETING: WEDNESDAY, November 8
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
AGENDA ITEMS: Committee chairs report
ALL ALUMS WELCOME!
2023 BOARD MEETING DATES: February 1, April 5, June 14, August 2, November 8, and December 6
LOCATION: virtual (unless otherwise stated)
MEETING LINK & PASSWORD: Check your email!
CONTACT: Naomi Taffet, at email@example.com