Meeting Summaries

Peer-to-Peer Meeting in Seattle, October 2018

AVA Conducts Peer-to-Peer Mentoring in Seattle AVA held the most recent Peer-to-Peer (P2P) mentoring/assistance workshop last week at the Crowne Plaza in Seattle, WA. The P2P program continues to gain momentum and popularity among VAWA Administrators as 19 administrators from 14 states and Guam attended the fifth regional mentoring meeting on October 24th and 25th, […]

AVA/OVW CONFERENCE CALL SUMMARY – October 2018

AVA/OVW CONFERENCE CALL SUMMARY OCTOBER 15TH, 2018 11:00 – 12:00 pm Eastern Standard Time (EST)   OVW Staff:Amy Loder, Kevin Sweeney, Omar Mohammed, Melissa Schmisek, Frances Cook, Sherry Ann Moore   AVA Board Members/Staff: Jade Palin, Michelle Bynum, Cecilia Miller, MaryEllen Garcia, Barry Bryant   SUMMARY OF DISCUSSION Welcome and Introductions – Team members from […]

AVA/OVW Conference Call Summary -July 2018

AVA/OVW CONFERENCE CALL SUMMARY JULY 9TH, 2018 11:00 – 12:00 pm Eastern Standard Time (EST)   OVW Staff: Program Managers Latonya Eaddy, Kevin Sweeney, and Omar Mohammed, Team Lead Melissa Schmisek AVA Board Members/Staff: Julia Fuller-Wilson, Jade Palin, Diana Fleming, Merry Wills, Barry Bryant   SUMMARY OF DISCUSSION Welcome and Introductions – Team members from both […]

AVA/OVW Conference Call Summary – April 2018

AVA/OVW CONFERENCE CALL SUMMARY APRIL 9, 2018 11:00 – 12:00 pm Eastern Standard Time (EST)   OVW Staff: OVW Associate Director Amy Loder, SASP Team Lead Melissa Schmisek, STOP Program Managers Latonya Eaddy, Kim Galvan and Omar Mohammed   AVA Board Members:  Julia Fuller-Wilson, Cecilia Miller, Jade Palin, Michelle Bynum, Bill Schaefer, Merry Wills,                                                     Tina […]

AVA/OVW Conference Call Summary – January 2018

AVA/OVW CONFERENCE CALL SUMMARY JANUARY 8, 2018 11:00 – 12:00 pm Eastern Standard Time (EST)   OVW Staff: OVW Associate Director Amy Loder, STOP Program Managers Latonya Eaddy and Kevin Sweeney, SASP Team Lead Melissa Schmisek   AVA Board Members: MaryEllen Garcia, Cecilia Miller, Julia Fuller-Wilson, Jade Palin, Michelle Bynum, Debbie Tanaka, Diana Fleming   AVA […]

AVA/Luncheon Meeting – Atlanta, March 2018

March 24, 2018 Dear Administrators: On behalf of the AVA Board I want to thank each of you for your attendance at the AVA Annual meeting and luncheon on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 in Atlanta. It was very encouraging to have so many of you there and getting such valuable feedback from you.  We were proud […]

AVA Meeting in Washington with Congressional Leaders

Dear Administrators, On Monday, February 5th, I met with Congressional Leaders in DC at the Dirksen Senate Building. I was invited to meet and share with leaders: a broad overview of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) the positive impact VAWA funding is having in states/territories, how VAWA Administrators leverage both state and federal funds to […]

AVA Peer to Peer – Nashville October 2017

AVA conducted our fourth Peer-to-Peer (P2P) regional mentoring meeting in Nashville, TN in early October.  The meeting included 12 administrators from nine different states.  There was significant discussion on many different topics including risk assessments, Muskie reporting, Implementation Plans, Subgrantee site visits, federal audits, and much more. We are grateful to each of the participants […]

AVA Annual Meeting – Tucson 2017

AVA Annual Meeting 2017 March 28, 2017 Tucson, Arizona   It was great being in Tucson with you and we want to thank you for joining us at the AVA Annual Meeting!  For me personally, it was exciting to meet some of you for the very first time and reconnecting with so many friends/administrators that […]

Austin Peer to Peer Meeting – Febrary 2017

AVA held a Peer-to-Peer meeting in February in Austin.   A lot of information was covered,  many great conversations were had, and valuable lessons were learned from one another on how to accomplish the day-to-day work of meeting STOP program mandates.  A little time was also taken to discuss how the influx of VOCA funds has […]