Explore how our community may better support survivors of sexual assault and prevent these crimes from happening. Expert speakers will cover community prevention strategies for sexual violence, tools for law enforcement, and trauma-informed approaches for front-line professionals.
Martin Medeiros, J.D., is a practicing attorney going on 26 years in Oregon and Washington, solving complex transactions and disputes. Certified in privacy law, Martin represents private practices, medical call centers, healthcare technology innovators, and large healthcare data custodians. Mental health professionals run in the family, one sister is a neurologist, another a professor and clinical psychologist, and Martin is married to Dr. Katherine Hofmann, a mental health physician. Martin is a keynote speaker, authored 5 books, and his podcast, The Persuasion Lab, is downloaded 100 times per week.
Anna Trevizo, MSW, QMHP, Ann Trevizo holds a Clinical Social Work Associate license and has a master’s degree in social work which she obtained in 2017 from Western New Mexico University. She is currently going through the licensure process to obtain her LCSW. Trevizo has a bachelor’s degree in Human Services Counseling from Old Dominion University in 2005.
Before earning her master’s degree, Ann Trevizo worked for various human services organizations as a family support specialist, case worker, and in-home counselor. In 2014 she worked for a non-profit organization based out of New Mexico, which she helped to start and build from the ground up. Her work consisted of administering grant funded community projects and working with youth from the Navajo Native American Reservation in New Mexico.
Ann Trevizo moved to Oregon in September 2017 to work with children and families in crisis for Marion County. She also worked with preschoolers as a Mental Health Consultant this past year. She enjoys working with children, families, and couples, but also has experience working with all populations and ages throughout her career. She currently works as a therapist full time and does some on call work for a crisis center. She enjoys using modalities to include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy (Couples) and Person-Centered Therapy. In her relationships with her clients, she strives to build on ideas of kindness, equality, safety, trust, empathy and always a client centered approach. She works to incorporate a whole mind/body healing approach in her therapeutic interventions. She has worked with multiple victims of sexual abuse of all ages, genders, nationalities, and backgrounds. She has worked with clients that suffer from multiple mental health disorders in many different settings and has found that many of these clients often have been victims of sexual abuse.
Anna Trevizo can be reached at email@example.com.
Mark Hidalgo has a successful background in sales. After years of living with a mental health diagnosis and becoming homeless due to illness, Mark relied on self-moral inventory to address his recovery, help others along the way, and establish a career in sales. Mark has been a professional mental healthcare peer support specialist for over 3 years. Mark is grateful that even through a pandemic, community leaders are gathering to collaborate with direct care providers to make a difference.
Mark Hidalgo can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Patricia Barrera, MA, Patricia Barrera is a longtime victim advocate who currently serves as a Victim Services Specialist for the Victim Services Program within the Portland Police Bureau’s Sex Crimes Unit. The program offers high-quality, individual care designed to meet crime victims’ specific needs and concerns regarding law enforcement investigation and prosecution, and safety and recovery.
Patricia served as Program Coordinator for the Victim Services Program in Clackamas County Community Corrections for eight years. She has worked with two prominent feminist anti-prostitution organizations, and co-founded an anti-prostitution agency in Portland, Oregon. She served as their director for community education for seven years, and for three years she organized the Prostitution Offender Program through the Multnomah County District Attorney’s office. Patricia received her master’s degree in Women’s Studies at George Washington University and her bachelor’s degree in Psychology at Loyola University.
Patricia Barrera can be reached at Patricia.Barrera@portlandoregon.gov.