Welcome New Executive Director
The Board of Directors of SNAP are pleased to announce the hiring of the new executive director, Zach Hiner.
Zach joins us at a momentous moment in time. SNAP continues to grow and expand, with new support groups and new initiatives. We expect further growth in support of survivors by engaging in social media and through technology such as video conferencing local and national support groups. The life changing work of our founders, Barbara Blaine and David Clohessy continues in a new era.
Zach brings passion to the SNAP mission, technical skills to lead us to the future, and experience to get the job done.
The Board welcomes Zach and ask all to extend your support to him as we move forward. Zach’s first day is September 24th.
Board of Directors
Zach Hiner has spent the past eight years of his career working in child abuse and neglect prevention. A graduate of the James Madison College at Michigan State University, Zach started his career as the Executive Assistant to David Clohessy while David served as the Executive Director of SNAP. After several years working with Barbara, David and Barb, Zach moved on to Prevent Child Abuse America; first as the External Communications Manager and most recently as the Director of Communications.
While at PCA America, Zach developed public awareness campaigns aimed at moving the public to action on behalf of children and families with the message that each of us have a role in the prevention of child abuse and neglect. Additionally, Zach has facilitated internal and external communications among PCA America’s two major national networks and has worked with advocates, survivors, college students and politicians in order to help Americans understand that prevention is possible.
“I’m excited to come home to the organization that lit the spark and turned me towards a life of advocacy and prevention. SNAP made an indelible impact on my career and I’m honored to come back to the organization at this critical time. Every day, more and more people are becoming aware of the realities of just how common abuse becomes when we put institutions over people, whether that institution is a church, a University, or a Hollywood studio. For years SNAP has led the way in providing a voice to the voiceless and I am looking forward to increasing our reach, updating our messaging and helping SNAP reach more people than we ever thought would be possible.”
2018 SNAP Conference in Chicago
The conference was a great success and we really appreciate your feedback. SNAP will strive to make next year’s conference even better using the information that you shared with us.
This was the first year that we lived streamed the conference. We experienced some technical difficulties that we will work to correct before next year’s conference.
SNAP Conference Committee
Watch the SNAP Conference Online!
Conference Video Links
Friday - Ashley Easter, Gustavo Arellano Miranda , International Panel https://youtu.be/v9HaESzra7A
Saturday - Victor Vieth https://youtu.be/0jdCYDk8D3Y
Saturday - Tom Doyle, Michell Garabedian https://youtu.be/04GO5O4pb8Y
Saturday – Torah Bontrager, Bishops Accountability https://youtu.be/UQbs58b1BG8
Saturday – Chrissie Foster https://youtu.be/BHt7zRIrQBg
Sunday – Jodi Hobbs, Rachel Grant, Guila Benchimol, Founders Award, Tim Lennon https://youtu.be/LN31lInu07Q
Stop Child Sexual Abuse
If you see child sexual abuse, or have a reasonable suspicion of sexual abuse or your child has been sexually abused, call 911 or your local police immediately.
If you suspect abuse, call the National Child Abuse Hotline at 1-800-4-A-Child or visit the Child Help Hotline. Trained crisis operators staff the lines 24/7 to answer your questions. If necessary, they will show you how to report in your local area.
Child pornography is a federal crime. If you see or suspect images that may be child pornography, report to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children CyberTip Line.