Meet five incredible women making a significant difference in the lives of mothers and children…
Suzanne Breedlove is the Administrator of the Oklahoma’s Crime Victims Compensation Program, the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) federal grant and the Sexual Assault Examination Fund. She has extensive experience with victims’ compensation issues in the state and has acquired a Certificate in Victims Assistance through Washburn University in Kansas. Suzanne assisted the National Association of Crime Victims Compensation Boards in drafting the first Mass Casualty Protocol Manual for Victims Compensation Programs. In addition, Suzanne assisted the U.S. Department of Justice with the writing of The Oklahoma City Bombing After Action Report and the contents of the 9/11 After Action Report. Suzanne is the 2015 recipient of the United States Department of Justice, Ronald Wilson Reagan Public Policy Award “for Public Policy Leadership, Vision, and Innovation that Benefits Crime Victims.” She was was appointed by Oklahoma’s Governor to represent crime victim advocacy groups on the Oklahoma State Council for Interstate Adult Offender Supervision. In 2017, Suzanne was appointed by Oklahoma’s Speaker of the House as a member of the taskforce on the Criminal Justice Processes, Fees and Fines. Suzanne also enjoys serving in a volunteer capacity as Treasurer for the Victims Impact Panel of Oklahoma. This is a non-profit drunk driving prevention program.
Ana Molinary Gonzalez
The third National Mother of Achievement from Puerto Rico was born in Albany, New York, and is the beloved mother of Moises Bryan and Melvin Alexis. The Criminal Justice graduate from the University of Puerto Rico, is currently a Master’s Degree student. In her community involvement, she has been instrumental in many programs for the prevention of drug and alcohol use and abuse. In her investigative proposal as to Television and the Perspective of Schizophrenia she had made awareness about the discrimination promoted by television on patients of this health condition. In her interest to promote youth insertion in communities, she developed a program on forming and establishing non-profit corporations, a model used by many current non-profit institutions in the Island of Puerto Rico and in the Mainland. She has chaired the Down Syndrome Foundation, active leader of the Lions Club at the local and International level, promoted talks and aid for the Prevention of Blindness and Vision, and with the International Coastal Cleaning activities in defense of the environment. Recipient of the Melvin Jones Fellow Humanitarian Service Award, Ana is a awesome role model.
Donna Hubbard founded the Woman at the Well Transition Center: a non-profit ministry providing training, workshops and direct services to formerly incarcerated persons throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. WATWTC has served over 5000 women and men. Donna is an Elder/Pastor in Revelation SEED Ministries. She has copyrighted 5 original curriculums including the Parenting from Prison Project “FOCUS”, a viable active program in 7 county jails entering its 9th year in local and state institutions. She was selected to serve on Atlanta Mayor Kaseem Reed’s Working Committee to reduce prostitution, and sex trafficking in the Greater Atlanta area, and serves as a consultant with the Office of Women’s Health addressing trauma impact on women, and best practices in treatment. She is an original organizer of the Atlanta Community Impact Project. Her latest project is the creation of a Leadership Development Training Institute for Formerly Incarcerated Persons. and assists formerly incarcerated women, and men to reenter mainstream society. She earned her BS in Theological Studies and her MS in Christian Counseling in the PCIE Seminary Program. She is a Certified Trainer in the fight against Human Trafficking with Airline Ambassadors International. Donna is employed as a Flight Attendant for a major commercial airline.
Sandy Miller is a former First Lady of the State of Nevada and education advocate. She has served as on the White House Commission of Presidential Scholars and on the National Advisory Council for School to Work Opportunities. While First Lady, she was instrumental in bringing educational programs to Nevada such as the Antarctica Classroom, Baby your Baby, Every Child by Two, Family Resource Centers, Family to Family Connections, Take the Time to Teach, State Youth Art Show and Moose on the Loose. She is currently chairman of the Board at Sunrise Hospital, Chair of the CCSD Partnership Advisory Board, on the board of the Nevada Partnership for Inclusive Education and Board Member Emeritus at the Desert Research Institute. A Clark County public elementary magnet school is named after the former First Lady and the Sandy Miller Award for Educational Excellence is presented to students at the Community College of Southern Nevada for educational achievements. She has an Honorary Associates Degree from the Community College of Southern Nevada, a Doctor of Humane Letters from the University of Nevada, Reno, received the Presidential Medal from the Desert Research Institute and named Distinguished Nevadan from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Sandy is married to Bob Miller and they have 3 children and 5 Grandwonders.
Tonya Stafford is a native of Dallas, Texas, with over 10 years of experience working with women, young girls, and children. Her passion and focus remain the protection of women, young girls, and children. Stafford’s desire for helping others comes from a traumatic life, a childhood of sexual molestation, physical abuse, rape and ultimately being sold for drugs. As a human trafficking survivor, Stafford is dedicated to advocate as a voice for women and children. In September of 2015, she testified before the Texas State Senate Hearing Committee for Human Trafficking and helped in getting the law passed for the designation of the month of January as Human Trafficking Prevention Month (House Bill 2290). Stafford’s experience brings awareness and education to the public by helping identify current and potential victims while creating solutions to eradicate those issues on local and worldwide levels. Stafford is a Certified Mediator, a Registered Level Trainer with The Texas Early Childhood Professional Development System (TECPDS) and has been trained by Texas Against Sexual Assault (TAASA). Her commitment is to further her knowledge and education in best practice of how best to keep victims safe. She frequently shares her story to help others see there is hope after trafficking, abuse and neglect. She is a mother, grandmother, and the author of a forthcoming book, Purpose In My Pain.