MISSION: PAVE empowers students, parents, and civic leaders to end sexual violence with prevention education promoting respect for oneself and each other. Additionally, PAVE creates a safe space for survivors to thrive after trauma.
Vision: We envision a world free of sexual violence where all survivors are healed from trauma.
- PAVE is a national nonprofit that works both to prevent sexual assault and heal survivors through social advocacy, prevention education, and survivor support.
- PAVE has trained more than 50,000 college students and 2,500 professionals and maintains over 50 chapters and affiliates across the country.
- PAVE was founded in February 2001 by Angela Rose as a student organization at the University of WI-Madison in response to her own experience of being kidnapped from a shopping mall and sexually assaulted at the age of seventeen. It has since grown into a multi-national 501c3 nonprofit organization.
- PAVE’s work has been featured on many national media outlets including CNN, Today Show, Oprah Winfrey Network and a special edition of 48 Hours on CBS.
PAVE STAFF AND VOLUNTEERS
Athletic Training Coordinator
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Dr. Cheryl Arutt
An expert in healing trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Dr. Cheryl Arutt has been a passionate advocate for survivors of abuse for decades.
FRANCES E. ASHE-GOINS
RN, MPH, FAAN, PhD
Frances Ashe-Goins – public health expert, health administrator, policy analyst, health educator, and registered nurse, received her MPH in Health Education from the University of South Carolina in 1980.
Mike CoffinMr. Coffin is an entrepreneur, technologist, author and self-defense expert. He is the author of an Amazon #1 download book “The Millionaire Model” and the book “5 Essential Components of Women’s Self Defense”, spent
Vice President of the Board
PAVE’s Board of Directors elected Patrick McCoy, a senior leader at Deloitte Consulting LLP, as the President of the Board of Directors in August 2015 and he will serve a two-year term.
Andrea MetcalfAndrea is passionate about fitness, health and wellness and inspiring people to live their best lives. With over 30 years experience, she has become recognized by national media outlets as a trusted expert and adviser. She is a best-selling author, “Naked Fitness”
Outreach Director Secretary of the Board
Jean Parkinson-Irving worked for the U.S. Secret Service for 31 years (1976-2007). During that time, she held a number of positions while rising through the organization…
Wendy Rose Bice
Wendy Rose Bice is Executive Director of the Jewish Historical Society of Michigan, and editor of Michigan Jewish History, JHSM’s annual journal. Prior to her directorship of JHSM, Wendy operated a public relations and strategic growth consulting firm serving a variety of clients, including many not-for-profit entities.
Josh C. Rubin
JD, MBA, MPH, MPP – President of the Board
Joshua C. Rubin, JD, MBA, MPH, MPP serves as Program Officer for Learning Health System Initiatives at the University of Michigan Medical School’s first-of-its-kind Department of Learning Health Sciences.
Treasurer of the Board
When you meet Simpfenderfer, you immediately notice his passion. One thing in particular that he is very passionate about is helping those that have been affected by sexual assault or rape.
Philanthropic Advisor at SARC Consulting
Emilee Coulter-Thompson, LMSW, RYT
Philanthropic Advisor at SARC Consulting
Department Strategist for the University of Michigan Medical School’s Department of Learning Health Sciences and LGBTQ Subject Matter Expert
Kristen N. Jozkowski PhD.
Assistant Professor of Community Health
University of Arkansas
Research Fellow, The Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, & Reproduction
Zoё D. Peterson, Ph.D.
Director of the Sexual Assault Research and Education Program
Associate Professor of Psychological Sciences
University of Missouri-St. Louis
JACQUELYN W. WHITE, PH.D
EMERITA PROFESSOR OF PSYCHOLOGY
Senior Research Scientist
Center for Women’s Health & Wellness
University of North Carolina at Greensboro