The Survivorship Board of Directors is a group of volunteers who believe that helping and advocating for survivors of abuse is important. They work hard for Survivorship on the notes, journals, workshops, conferences and website information.
Neil Brick, President is the founder of S.M.A.R.T. (Stop Mind Control and Ritual Abuse Today) at https://ritualabuse.us. He is a survivor of ritual abuse and a survivor advocate. He works on developing supports for survivors and getting information out to the general public about ritual abuse. He runs yearly ritual abuse conferences on the east coast of the United States every year at https://ritualabuse.us/smart-conference. His presentation transcripts and research papers are at http://neilbrick.com
Eileen Aveni is a psychotherapist, consultant, and frequent speaker to professional and lay groups. She is presently in private practice in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Beginning in December 2016, she will have an office in the Washington DC metro area. She also maintains an online practice. Eileen has been working with ritual abuse and mind control survivors for over 25 years. She worked on RA legislation in Michigan and consulted for other state legislative teams. She also helped run a safe-house for survivors in SE Michigan for several years. Eileen is the present Chair of the Ritual Abuse and Mind Control special interest group (RAMC-Sig) for therapists. The RAMC-Sig is a division of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation. She is also a member of the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress.
Randy Noblitt is a professor of clinical psychology in a doctoral clinical psychology program in Los Angeles. He and his wife Pam he wrote Cult and Ritual Abuse: Its History, Anthropology, and Recent Discovery in Contemporary America (Praeger, 1st edition, 1995; 2nd edition, 2000), and Cult and Ritual Abuse: Narratives, Evidence, and Healing Approaches (Praeger, 3rd edition, 2014). Pam and Randy were also the editors of Ritual Abuse in the 21st Century: Psychological, Forensic, Social, and Political Considerations (Robert Reed Publishers, 2008).
Dr. Karol Darsa, Psy.D. Secretary is a licensed psychologist specializing in the treatment of trauma. She is the Founder and Executive Director of Reconnect - Integrative Trauma Treatment Center. She was also co-creator of the Invisible War Recovery Program, which was designed to treat military sexual trauma survivors. Dr. Darsa began her career as a foster care social worker in 1998. Subsequently, she continued her work as a therapist for abused children and their families, and with adults who were abused as children. In the last few years, Dr. Darsa had worked as a trauma specialist at various treatment centers (Clearview Treatment Center, Moonview Sanctuary, and PCH Treatment Center).