Advisory Board

  •  Kingsley Grafft  

      National Director 

     kingsley@gasanow.org

     

    Kingsley is currently serving as the National Director for Greeks Against Sexual Assault. She originally developed GASA at Davis while serving as an intern for the Campus Violence Prevention Program in the Spring of 2007. Kingsley graduated from the University of California, Davis with a Bachelor of Arts in American Studies with an emphasis in Violence Against Women and minor in Contemporary Leadership and California State University, East Bay with a Masters of Science in Education with an emphasis in Educational Technology Leadership. She was an active member of the Zeta Nu chapter of Kappa Alpha Theta and the Panhellenic community at Davis. She currently serves as an advisor for the Omega chapter of Kappa Alpha Theta.

     

    Awards and Honors: 2008 Order of Omega Award of Excellence, 2008 Human Corps Community Service Golden Award, 2008 UC Davis Sister of the Year by Sacramento Alumnae Panhellenic Association, 2008 UC Davis Greek Woman of the Year, 2009 Kappa Alpha Theta February National Spotlight, 2009 Chancellor's Award of Merit.

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    Kelly Addington and Becca Tieder

    Founders of Unite for Change 

    kelly@kellyandbecca.com     becca@kellyandbecca.com

     

    Kelly Addington and Becca Tieder are experts on sexual assault awareness, prevention and sexual empowerment. They have shared their message with over 200 campuses and more than half a million students. In 2006 they founded Unite for Change, a global campaign to address sexual violence and in 2009 launched the game Sexversations®. They are co-authors of the popular blog and e-newsletter, Kelly & Becca: 2 Soul Sisters on a Mission. They have been featured on Dateline NBC, The Morning Show, CNN, NBC, ABC, CBS, and Fox. In 2008, Kelly and Becca received the Speakers of the Year Silver Star award from the Campus Activities Magazine Readers Choice Awards and in 2009 they showcased at APCA Nationals and NACA Nationals. Their first book is scheduled for release in 2010.

    Kelly is passionate about serving her community and has volunteered with The Ophelia Project, The Centre for Women and Alpha Gamma Delta. She is the recipient of the 2009 Outstanding Young Alumnus Award from, the University of West Florida and served on the University of South Florida Women’s Studies Department Board and currently serves on the Relationship Equality and Anti-violence League Advisory Board. When she has free time she loves traveling, cooking, entertaining, kayaking, spending quality time with family and friends and she embraces her guilty pleasure of vegg'n out to back to back episodes of reality TV on a rainy afternoon. Kelly lives in Florida with her husband and their two felines.

     

    Becca is an active member in the community and has volunteered her time with such organizations as The University of Tampa, Big Brothers Big Sisters and Alpha Gamma Delta. She is a 30 under 30 award recipient, local Chair of the University of West Florida Alumni Association and a member of the Athena Society. Becca serves on the Board of Directors for The Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce. In her free time she digs cooking, social media, photography, traveling, politics, live music, playing cards, vegan baking, long naps and kicking it with her posse which includes two dogs and the loves of her life, her husband and their son.

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    Mike Bodnarik

    Fraternity/Sorority Life Coordinator at VCU

    mrbodnarik@vcu.edu

     

    Mike Bodnarik is the current Fraternity and Sorority Life Coordinator at Virginia Commonwealth University. He is a young professional that has been well traveled in short amount of time. He has been very involved in all aspects of student affairs including student leadership development, fraternity and sorority life, residence life, orientation, crisis management, and conference services. The opportunities he has had have allowed him to experience the field from many different aspects as his career has taken him to many different types of institutions throughout the entire country. He is thankful for all of the opportunities that have been provided to him as an undergraduate student at The George Washington University, a professional at Wofford College, as an intern at Cal Poly Pomona, as a graduate student at University of Florida, and as a professional at the University of California, Davis. Mike believes as a young professional in the power students have to create the change that they want to see in their communities, campuses, and beyond. He believes that in order to accomplish it takes a true commitment from staff, faculty, and student partnerships to make these visions possible. He hopes to continue to help engage, challenge, and support students to think critically and grow as a result from all of their experiences. He is proud to be involved in such undertaking and seeing this vision take true form. Mike is a founding father of the Theta Zeta chapter of the Pi Kappa Phi fraternity and continues to be involved with the organization as a former chapter advisor, current volunteer and risk management educator. Outside of work you can find Mike in the independent music store looking for that next great album or band.

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    Andrea Cooper

    National Public Speaker, Kristin's Story

    andreacooper44@gmail.com


    Andrea Fuller Cooper received her Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Music Education at Florida State University and Oregon College of Education. She taught public school music for 9 years, then piano and guitar for 26 years. While at Florida State, Andrea pledged Tri Delta. She has remained an active alumna member ever since graduation from college and served as an officer in four alumnae chapters including President of the Denver Tri Delta Alumnae chapter. She served on the Denver Area Panhellenic Council for 6 years and received the Panhellenic Woman of the Year Award. Andrea was a Collegiate District Officer for Tri Delta for 6 years, supervising 4 collegiate chapters. New Year's Eve, 1995, Andrea and Mike's daughter, an only child, Kristin Rebecca Cooper, committed suicide at the age of 20. Kristin was a member of Alpha Chi Omega at Baker University in Baldwin City, Kansas. After Kristin's death, Andrea learned that Kristin had been raped by a "friend" in August of 1995 while home for the summer. As so many women do, Kristin never told her parents. The rape was discovered through Kristin's journal and verified by friends and sorority sisters. Upon her return to Baker, Kristin told her very serious boy friend about the rape. For reasons that will never be known, he broke up with her. That devastated Kristin and she went into a downward spiral of depression. In 1998, Andrea was given a grant by Tri Delta to travel to colleges across the United States and share "Kristin's Story". In 1999, Alpha Chi Omega also offered Andrea a grant. Andrea now speaks at 14 grant schools a year and an average of 20 paying schools. Andrea immersed herself in learning about sexual-assault, suicide, and depression. She has received a lot of her education by attending an annual Sexual Assault Prevention Conference in Florida, where she has also been asked to speak the last six years. However, Andrea admits she has learned much more from the stories collegians and alumnae have shared with her. Andrea has been invited to speak at many fraternity leadership schools, a medical school, and universities in Toronto and Sydney, Australia. To date, Andrea has spoken at approximately 300 universities and 25 conferences. Andrea is thrilled and honored to be serving on the Greeks Against Sexual Assault Advisory Board.

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    Jeremy Turner

    Director of Sales - Collegiate & Greek, Chapter Communications (now Celect.org)

    jeremy@celect.org

     

    Mr. Turner began working with Chapter Communications in 2004. Mr. Turner actively markets website communication systems nationwide and provides support and training to clients. Through his work in developing his company he interacts with and receives feedback from undergraduate and alumni chapters nationwide. He received a Bachelors of Science in Agriculture Systems and Environment from the University of California, Davis in 2004 and is currently working toward a Masters in Agriculture Education at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. Mr. Turner is also a member of Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity and an advisor to the Phi Chapter at University of California, Davis.

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    Joseph Vess

    Director of Training and Technical Assistance, Men Can Stop Rape, INC.

    jvess@mencanstoprape.org

     

    Joseph Vess is Men Can Stop Rape’s Director of Training and Technical Assistance. In this capacity he oversees MCSR's Campus Strength program, which sustainably mobilizes college and university men to prevent sexism and sexual violence on campus, and has grown in its first year to more than 40 schools nationwide. The Training and Technical Assistance department also conducts dozens of trainings, workshops and presentations annually for a variety of agencies, coalitions and community organizations worldwide. Before joining MCSR, Joe was the Community Organizing Assistant at the DC Rape Crisis Center, where he worked with young adults and college students, LGBTQ populations, and communities East of the Anacostia River to explore grassroots, community-based solutions to sexual violence. He is also nearing completion of a master’s degree in international peace and conflict resolution at American University.

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