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Katie Ray-Jones

2018 Speaker

KATIE RAY-JONES is the chief executive officer of the National Domestic Violence Hotline. In addition, Ray-Jones has managed an emergency shelter, transitional and permanent housing programs, nonresidential services for survivors and their children, services for individuals with HIV/AIDS, and a therapeutic preschool for children who have witnessed violence. She also worked at a legal clinic that provided assistance to domestic violence victims seeking restraining orders, provided individual therapy and facilitated groups for survivors and abusers and worked for the Texas Health and Human Services Commission administering funding to family violence providers throughout the state. Currently, Ray-Jones is a member of the National Task Force to End Domestic and Sexual Violence. She is well known on Capitol Hill for her work in domestic violence prevention, and was chosen by Congress to deliver testimony to the Labor-Health and Human Services Appropriation Committee. She also serves as the treasurer on the board of directors for the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence. Ray-Jones earned a BA in child and family development from San Diego State University, and an MA nonprofit management and leadership from the University of San Diego. She also earned an MS in counseling and psychology from University of San Diego. @ktrayjones