EMU Ballroom
1395 University St, Eugene, OR 97403

Day 1 — Mass Violence Response

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

7:30–8:15 am
Meals are not paid for by federal funds.
8:30–8:45 am
Welcome and Opening Remarks

Color Guard
Tribal Blessing

Matthew Carmichael, Chief
University of Oregon Police Department, and
Anita Ahuja, Manager, Mass Violence Response
California Victim Compensation Board

Andre Le Duc, Associate Vice President
University of Oregon

Julie Nauman, Executive Officer
California Victim Compensation Board
8:45–9:45 am
Opening Keynote Speaker – Samantha Fuentes, Survivor, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Shooting, Parkland, Florida

On February 14, 2018, one of the deadliest high school shootings in the United States took place at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Seventeen students and staff were fatally shot and seventeen others were wounded. Samantha Fuentes was a senior at the High School when the shooting took place and hid in her classroom with her other classmates. She was shot in both legs and struck in the face with shrapnel.

Only eighteen years old, Sam Fuentes’ story stretches far beyond when she gained national attention for getting shot and surviving the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting. Her remarkable strength and resilience originate from three generations of strong Cuban women survivors who overcame domestic violence, sexual abuse and gender/ethnic discrimination. Their fight for survival, justice and safety inspired Sam to fight for those who are silenced. Sam Fuentes, along with her family, was hardened by cruelties of the world. Sam was severely bullied growing up, lived in a toxic and unforgiving household, and abused verbally and physically by intimate partners in her early teens. This ultimately led to her suicide attempt at age fifteen, changing her forever. Then, three years later, her life was challenged again when a shower of bullets entered her classroom. Being toe to toe with death has taught Sam the importance of uplifting the voices of the silenced, oppressed, and marginalized, because they have firsthand accounts on what errors occur within a tragedy. Alongside uplifting voices, Sam encourages action through individual activism, which includes, but is not limited to voting. Sam has been featured on a number of media platforms such as March For Our Lives, the New York Times, Inside Edition, Telemundo, CNN, the L.A Times, and CBS. Sam’s story and passion have driven her to dedicate all her time motivating and educating the masses on how they can make a difference in the nation’s safety and future.

9:45–10:00 am
10:00 am–12:00 pm
Best Practices and Lessons Learned: Las Vegas Route 91 Harvest Festival Concert Shooting
  • Elynne Greene, Director of Victim Services, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department
  • Chief John Steinbeck, Deputy Fire Chief/Emergency Management, Clark County, Nevada
  • Kevin Schiller, Assistant County Manager, Clark County, Nevada
  • Tara Hughes, American Red Cross, Family Assistance Center Coordinator
  • Melissa Snow, FBI, Victim Services Division, Child Victim Program Coordinator
12:00–1:30 pm
Lunch with Keynote Speaker — Julie and Kris Workman, Survivors, First Baptist Church shooting, Sutherland Springs, Texas
Meals are not paid for by federal funds.

On November 5, 2017, the deadliest shooting at an American place of worship took place at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas during their Sunday morning service. Twenty-six people were killed, including eight children and one unborn baby, and twenty others were injured.

Julie Workman, a registered nurse who was attending the service, survived the shooting and helped care for injured victims in the Church before first responders arrived. Her adult sons, Kyle and Kris, survived, however, Kris was shot and hit in the vertebrae. There is a 90% chance he will be paralyzed from the waist down. Julie and Kris will share their story of remarkable courage and discuss how the community of Sutherland Springs is recovering.

1:30–3:15 pm
Mass Violence Response in the State of Texas:
Sutherland Springs
  • Zena Hooper, Psy.D, Director of Victim Services, Criminal Justice Division, Office of Governor Greg Abbott
  • Kevin Dinnin, Incident Commander, President & CEO, BCFS System Headquarters
  • Dr. Marian Sokol, Executive Director of the Children’s Bereavement Center
  • Katie Etringer Quinney, Victim Assistance Coordinator, 81st Judicial District
  • Mary Beth Fisk, Executive Director/CEO, The Ecumenical Center of Education, Counseling and Health
Santa Fe
  • Zena Hooper, Psy.D, Director of Victim Services, Criminal Justice Division, Office of Governor Greg Abbott
  • James Senegal, Director of Professional Development, Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas
  • Chance Freeman, Director of Disaster Behavioral Health Services, Texas Health and Human Services Commission
3:15–3:30 pm
3:30–5:00 pm
Pathway Home, Yountville Veteran's Home Shooting
  • Allison Haley, District Attorney, Napa County
  • Yuka Kamiishi, Victim Services Manager, Napa County District Attorney’s Office
  • Dorothy Salmon, President, Pathway Home Board of Directors
  • Dr. Tammy McCoy-Arballo, Psy.D., Clinical Forensic Psychologist
5:30 pm
Evening Reception
Meals are not paid for by federal funds.

Day 2 — Mass Violence Response and Tribal Perspectives

Thursday, September 6, 2018

7:30-8:15 am
Meals are not paid for by federal funds.
8:30-8:45 am
Welcome Back — Chief Carmichael and Anita Ahuja
8:45-9:00 am
Remarks from Ellen F. Rosenblum, Attorney General
State of Oregon

9:00–10:30 am
Mass Violence Response in the State of Florida: Parkland
  • Ryan Logan, American Red Cross, Family Assistance Center Coordinator, Parkland
  • Debra Burton, Victim Advocate, Broward County Sheriff’s Department
  • Shea Ciriago, Executive Director, Broward Education Foundation
10:30–10:45 am
10:45–12:15 pm
Workshops on Preparedness

Workshop 1
OVC Mass Violence Response Toolkit
Diane Alexander, Special Initiatives Manager, Office for Victims of Crime Training and Technical Assistance Center
Kathryn H. Floyd, Ph.D., Mass Violence and Terrorism Visiting Fellow, Office for Victims of Crime, U.S. Department of Justice

The Office for Victims of Crime (OVC)—in coordination with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Office for Victim Assistance and the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Justice for Victims of Overseas Terrorism—developed the Mass Violence Response Toolkit to help communities prepare for and respond to victims of mass violence and terrorism in the most timely, effective, and compassionate manner possible.

Lessons learned from past incidents indicate that through advanced planning (which includes the establishment of victim assistance protocols), and by developing and maintaining multidisciplinary partnerships, communities are better prepared to engage a holistic approach to victim assistance to ensure that each victim’s needs are met. However, this toolkit also contains materials that will aid communities’ responses to victims even if they have not planned for an incident. The presenters will provide an overview of the toolkit and also discuss the national standard, NFPA 3000™ (PS): Standard for an Active Shooter/Hostile Event Response (ASHER) Program which identifies the minimum program elements needed to organize, manage, and sustain an active shooter and/or hostile event response program that helps mitigate the risks, effect, and impact on an organization or community affected by these events. Chapter 20 addresses comprehensive recovery including the Family Assistance Center.

Workshop 2
Local Crisis Response Planning
Tasia L. Wiggins, Director, Alameda County District Attorney's Office, Victim/Witness Assistance Division
Emily Hyde, Interim Victim Assistance Supervisor, Multnomah County

Preparedness is key for responding to a crisis. Representatives from Alameda and Multnomah Counties will share their successful local planning efforts to develop crisis response plans in partnership with their County partners including emergency management. Attendees will review sample plans and how to effectively collaborate with local partners so that victim services is an integrated in the response to a mass violence incident.

12:30–1:45 pm
Lunch with Keynote Speaker
Meals are not paid for by federal funds.

Tribal Speaker –Alecia “Lisa” Heth, Executive Director, Wiconi Wawokiya, Inc., Lower Brule Lakota Nation
1:45–3:15 pm
Workshops on Resources for Mass Violence Incidents

Workshop 1
Government and Non-Profit Resources for Mass Violence Incidents:
  • Diane Alexander, Special Initiatives Manager, Office for Victims of Crime Training and Technical Assistance Center
  • Melissa Snow, FBI, Victim Services Division, Child Victim Program Coordinator
  • Denna Rawie, MA. Victim Witness Specialist US Attorney's office - District of Oregon
  • Carol Gross, Mental Health Lead, American Red Cross
  • The Salvation Army

Representatives from federal and non-profit organizations will share information about the resources they provide for victims of mass violence. Information will cover the federal Antiterrorism and Emergency Assistance Program, FBI Victim Services and Rapid Deployment Team, the US Attorney’s victim services unit and resources provided by the American Red Cross.

Workshop 2
  • TBA
3:15–3:30 pm
3:30–5:00 pm
Tribal Response Panel
  • Joyce A. Roy, Victim/Witness Specialist, U.S. Attorney’s Office and former federal Police Chief for Red Lake, Minnesota
  • Steven and Leann Cobenais, Victims, Red Lake Reservation High School Shooting
  • Captain Dana Lyons Jr, Red Lake Department of Public Safety
  • Ron Kingbird, Behavioral Health Practitioner, Red Lake Comprehensive Health Services

Day 3 — Mass Violence Response and Community Partnerships

Friday, September 7, 2018

7:30–8:15 am
Meals are not paid for by federal funds.
8:15-8:30 am
Welcome Back — Chief Carmichael and Anita Ahuja
8:30–9:30 am
Building Partnerships with the Sikh Community
  • Navi Gill, son of Harcharan Gill, one of the founding members of the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin and nephew of the late Satwant Singh Kaleka, the President of the temple who was slain during the attack.
  • Rana Singh Sodhi, brother of Balbir Singh Sodhi who was killed four days after the September 11th attacks at his gas station in Arizona because he looked like a Muslim. Mr. Sodhi will discuss his work in building relationships with the Sikh community and with schools.
9:30–10:30 am
From School Shooting Victim to Police Officer
9:30-9:50 am - Victoria Gauthreaux, former Victim Advocate, Calaveras and San Joaquin Counties, Courtroom Shooting Survivor

9:50-10:30 am - Rob Young, Survivor of the Cleveland School Shooting and Patrol Sergeant, Stockton Unified School District Police Department

Rob Young currently serves as a Patrol Sergeant with the Stockton Unified School District Police Department, which is a 24/7 police agency that protects approximately 50,000 students and staff on a daily basis.

Rob survived the 1989 Cleveland Elementary School Shooting that happened in Stockton, California. That day, a gunman walked onto his campus armed with an AK-47 and opened fire on students as they played at recess. 29 students, as well as 1 teacher were shot during the incident, and 5 students were killed. Rob, a first grader at the time, was shot twice.

After putting himself through the police academy at the age of 21, Rob was hired as a police officer with the Stockton Unified School District Police Department, serving the very District in which Cleveland School is located.

Rob left the department a few years later, and joined the ranks with the Union City Police Department, located in the Bay Area. During his time with the department, Rob served as a patrol officer, school resource officer, hostage and crisis negotiator, crime scene investigator, and active shooter response instructor.

In 2013, Rob was 1 of 6 officers who was forced to open fire on a crazed gunman who went on a rampage in a residential neighborhood, ultimately killing the suspect. After 9 years of service with UCPD, Rob returned to his roots, and was hired back at Stockton Unified Police Department as a patrol sergeant in 2016.

Rob utilizes his experience as a victim, and as a police officer to assist in training first responders and school officials during multi-agency response active shooter scenarios in his hometown.

10:30–10:45 am
10:45 am–11:45 am
Exploring the "Service" Paradigm
Hear about a unique best practice: An Immersion Experience for Public Safety, Victim Advocates and Civic Leaders Who Are Addressing Homelessness, Addiction, Mental Illness, Poverty and Despair in Their Communities
  • Chief Matthew E. Carmichael, University of Oregon
  • Rabbi Michael Lezak, Glide Foundation
  • Jeff Reisig, Yolo County District Attorney, California
11:45–1:15 pm
Lunch with Keynote Speaker on Building Partnerships
Meals are not paid for by federal funds.

Karen Freeman Wilson, Mayor, Gary, Indiana
Watch video
1:15–2:15 pm
Working with the Media when Responding to a Crisis
  • Sergeant Cassidee Carlson, Aurora Police Department, Colorado
  • Elana Newman, Ph.D., R. M. McFarlin Professor of Psychology, University of Tulsa
    Research Director, Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma
    Co-Director, Tulsa Institute of Trauma, Adversity, and Injustice, University of Tulsa
2:15-2:30 pm
Closing Remarks