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Meet Our Team


Mary Myrick
President

Rich Batten
Project Director

Jo Anne Eason
Strategic Communications and Outreach Lead

Anne Menard
Domestic Violence Liaison

Theodora Ooms
Senior Advisor

Barkley REI

Additional Team Members

  • Wendy Shreffler
  • Traver Sisson
  • Leslie Williams

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Team Organizations

Public Strategies, Inc. (PSI) is a nationally recognized project management firm. Since 1999, PSI has managed the Oklahoma Marriage Initiative, a multi-million dollar, comprehensive, multi-sector program designed to strengthen marriage and support family formation. Founded in 1990 by Mary Myrick APR, PSI is widely recognized as a national leader in the healthy marriage field. PSI is widely recognized as a national leader in the healthy marriage field, PSI provides training and technical assistance to states, tribal territories and organizations, and two federal, multi-site healthy marriage demonstration programs: Building Strong Families and Supporting Healthy Marriages.

The National Resource Center on Domestic Violence (NRCDV) was founded in 1993 as a key component in a national network of domestic violence resources designed to improve societal responses to domestic violence. Operated by the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence, the NRCDV provides technical assistance and training to individuals, organizations, and communities; conducts research and analysis; and supports public education and prevention activities. It operates the Women of Color Network and a Web site that receives over 2,000 daily visitors (www.VAWnet.org). The NRCDV has been ACF’s primary domestic violence technical assistance provider for healthy marriage grantees and has assisted over 50 sites in designing and implementing domestic violence protocols.

BarkleyREI is an interactive agency that specializes in the travel and tourism, higher education and nonprofit sectors, serving clients including Pennsylvania Tourism, U.S. National Park Service, National Multiple Sclerosis Society, the Ad Council, Carnegie Mellon University, and Vanderbilt University. It has offices in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia.

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