Vanessa Timmons is the executive director of the Oregon Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence and has been a writer, activist, and women's health advocate for over 25 years. She attended Marylhurst University's Multidisciplinary Studies Program in Portland, Oregon, and has continued her formal education through certificates and training, including the Interpersonal Neurobiology of Trauma Certification Program at Portland State University.
Learn more about the Oregon Coalition here: www.ocadsv.org/
Vanessa has developed numerous programs integrating trauma-informed, neurobiologically-grounded tools for advocacy. She is also involved in national policy reform and leads trainings nationally and internationally.
Her Ted Talk, Sustaining Bravery During Difficult Times, can be seen here: