Community Healing Forum

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Community Healing Forum

November 20, 2021 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Via Zoom

Meet Our Community Healing Forum Panel

Kaitlin DittmarKaitlin Dittmar

Kaitlin is a domestic violence advocate with the YWCA Clark County as well as a survivor of domestic violence herself, an MFA candidate at Portland State University, and a writer. Kaitlin’s work and lived experience inspire her to push for a world that accepts, understands, and supports survivors through her writing, her professional work, and activism within the community. She lives in Vancouver, Washington with her mischievous cat Milo and far too many books.

Karyn Kameroff

Karyn KameroffKaryn Kameroff is an enrolled citizen of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma. She is the Program Coordinator for the Cowlitz Tribe as a Program Coordinator for Pathways to Healing and a Child Abuse Specialist for CARES Northwest. She is completing her social work licensure and will be a doctoral candidate in social work in 2022.

Karyn has made it her life’s passion to center her work on equity and social justice. She is currently serving on several boards and committees that include the SW Washington Independent Investigation Team, Access to Justice’s Equity Advisory Board, I-5 Bridge Replacement Equity Advisory Group, Clark County Volunteer Lawyer’s Program Board, the Local Indian Child Welfare Advisory Committee, Clark County Community Action Advisory Board, Washington State University-Vancouver Native American Advisory Board, Co-Chair Healthy Living Collaborative Policy Committee, Clark County Human Trafficking Task Force Secretary among others. In her spare time, Karyn loves hanging with her puppy, Kevin and creating multi-media art.

Jim LeBlancJim LeBlanc

Jim LeBlanc has been practicing family law for the last 4 years and was admitted to the bar in 2011.  Jim enjoyed volunteering at the Clark County Volunteer Lawyers Program (CCVLP) for 3 years before being hired there as the Survivor Support Attorney.  In Jim’s role as a staff attorney, he represents or advises survivors of domestic abuse in obtaining protection orders, and in divorce and custody matters.   Jim considers practicing law to be a privilege and believes that he is lucky to work with such amazing co-workers, community partners, and clients.


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