Stop It Now! has developed its public health approach, effective programs and international reach through the dedication of a small professional staff, an active Board of Directors, and a nationally recognized Expert Panel.

The Board of Directors and Expert Panel, representing all facets of the child sexual abuse issue, inform and guide program development and advocacy activities of the organization.

Stop It Now! was founded by Fran Henry and is currently led by Deborah Donovan Rice, Executive Director, both survivors of childhood sexual abuse.  Our staff and board members are from different class, ethnic, and religious backgrounds.  Professional backgrounds among staff and board span public health, sex offender treatment, domestic violence and advocacy perspectives.


Deborah Donovan Rice, Executive Director
Jenny Coleman, MA, LMHC, Help Services Program Director
Leila Lawrence, Communications Associate

Staff bio list


Fran Henry, Founder of Stop It Now!

Board of Directors

Larry Kressley, Chair
Cortlandt Manor, NY

Sylvia Coleman
Black Sexual Abuse Survivors
Philadelphia, PA

Rosemarie Burton
By Your Side Coaching & Consulting
Indiana Trail, NC

Norman E. Friedman, M.Ed., Treasurer
Consultant, A.M. Skier Insurance Agency
White Plains, NY

Sarah Hamilton
Somerville, MA

Fran Henry, Founder & Director Emeritus
Global Violence Prevention
Cummington, MA

Jim Hopper, Ph.D.
Independent Consultant
Lecturer, Harvard Medical School
Arlington, MA

Barrie Rosalinda
Randolph, VT

Paul Sheren
Montague, MA

Organizations listed for identification purposes only.

 Expert Panel