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Heather Stark

"Why Doesn’t She Just Leave: A New Perspective on Domestic Violence”
Heather Stark has worked in the area of domestic violence for nearly 15 years. She earned a Master’s in Public Administration with a focus on domestic violence from the University of Colorado, Denver, and is currently working on her dissertation as a Ph.D. candidate in organizational psychology. Her dissertation research is a relational study between women who have experienced domestic abuse and those who have not and the relationship between the two groups and job satisfaction. She is the author of "Why Doesn’t She Just Leave: A New Perspective on Domestic Violence.” and she is currently working on her next book about women’s experiences in court and custody cases when abuse is a factor. Heather is a frequent public speaker about DV, and has been a keynote speaker at Seattle University DV Symposium, as well as a featured speaker at police and community organizations. She is president and founding board member of HEALEverywhere, an organization that helps survivors of abuse regain their personal power. HEALE started the DV Doggy program, placing service dogs with survivors who have PTSD. She has been a Seattle broadcaster for 15 years, starting as a health care reporter for a weekend show on KOMO radio, then moving to traffic and news reports for Westwood One and Clear Channel. Heather has been heard regularly on HealthTalkRadio interviewing professionals on a variety of health issues for podcast and webcast nationally. Her weekly podcast broadcast, “3 Women 3 Ways,” explores topics involving relationships, aggression, domestic violence and related issues. Heather is also a freelance writer and photographer and her work can be seen in Seattle Woman Magazine as well as other local publications. She earned a B.S. in journalism from Kent State University and attended the MBA program at Case Western Reserve University.

My Speakers Sessions

Sunday, October 30

11:45am PDT