Jeanette Barrack, R.P.T., Chairperson
Jim Jaranson, M.D., M.A., M.P.H. Vice-Chairperson
Denise M. Francis, C.P.A., Treasurer
Ann Crane Durham, M.S.N., F.N.P., Esq. Secretary
Kathi Anderson, M.A.
Jennie L. Hollis, M.S.W.
Larry N. McGill, Esq.
Howard E. Moseley, Esq.
Jeanette Barrack is a physical therapist and business owner with experience in management and development of comprehensive outpatient rehabilitative services (speech, occupational therapy, vocational rehabilitation, and psychological services). Jeanette specializes in pain management and has practiced in the San Diego Area for approximately 18 years. She is a graduate of Mount Saint Mary’s College in Los Angeles. She holds a degree in science, physical therapy, and gerontology. Jeanette is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, the orthopedic section of the American Physical Therapy Association and the San Diego Speaker’s Bureau. She is a guest lecturer at San Diego State University.
“I have been in the therapy and healing field for over 20 years. I currently have my own practice in La Mesa, California.In the past, while I was developing multidisciplinary outpatient services, I had the wonderful opportunity of working with Kathi Anderson. When Kathi approached me in November of 2000 to ask if I would help SURVIVORS develop their multidisciplinary medical component, I said yes. I felt strongly that anything Kathi was involved in was of good quality and would challenge me to give back to the community. I became a board member and have learned much through this role. I have seen the healing and compassion of others and the challenges that these strong individuals (survivors) face. If we as individuals respond to their needs they eventually become productive, healthy members of our community.”
Selina is the Grants and Office Manager for Alliance Healthcare Foundation. She is the first point of contact that potential grantees talk to when they have questions about the application process. Prior to working with AHF, Selina served within Administrative Management in a variety of fields, including civil engineering, security, and the mortgage banking industry. Selina has spent the last several years active in the community volunteering for various political campaigns and advocating for healthcare access.
Denise M. Francis, is a Certified Public Accountant, with over 20 years’ experience. She graduated from California Lutheran College in 1982 and immediately started work at Peat, Marwick, and Mitchell in Los Angeles. Denise has lived in Los Angeles, CA, Modesto, CA, Maui, HI, and currently resides in San Diego, CA. In the course of raising her three children, she has worked as a Girl Scout leader, Sunday school teacher, soccer coach, football mom, and PTA chairperson. She currently works at Intuit.
“During the spring of 2001, I was working full time as a CPA, and, along with my husband, was busy raising three children. Kathi Anderson approached me one day at church and asked if I would consider working with SURVIVORS. She explained SURVIVORS' mission and invited me to become more familiar with the organization. I have a strong financial background and SURVIVORS was in need of someone with my experience. I joined the board shortly after and have been the financial officer since 2002. I have been able to contribute my knowledge to SURVIVORS, and I have learned much about the torture atrocities that occur throughout the world. An unexpected benefit of my service on SURVIVORS' board is that my children now know that the world is not as rosy as the community in which they have been raised.”
Ann Durham is the director of the Health Workforce Initiative, hosted by Grossmont College. She is also director of the Welcome Back Center, which helps internationally trained professionals obtain licensure to work in the United States. As a registered nurse and family nurse practitioner, Ann understands the physical needs that many of our clients have, and she is aware of the sensitivity required in treating their needs. Adding to her experience in healthcare, Ann obtained her law degree from Thomas Jefferson Law School. Ann has contributed to SURVIVORS' work in many ways, from volunteering at mailing parties to educating the Office of Congressman Duncan Hunter about torture survivors.
"I first learned about Survivors of Torture, International through Kathi Anderson in 1999. I have been a supporter since that time because I admire and respect the work that is done to help torture victims rebuild their lives. I'm incredibly impressed with the array of services that are provided to those in need. As a nurse attorney, a mother, and a member of the community, the mission of SURVIVORS and the spirit and dedication of the Board, staff, and volunteers touches me deeply. I am honored to serve on the Board with this group of outstanding individuals."
Jennie Hollis is a therapist who provides individual, group, and family therapy to low-income preschoolers with emotional, social, or behavioral problems. She is a member of a team trained to deliver in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) to veterans diagnosed with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). She gained experience has an intern with UCSD’s Faculty and Staff Assistance Program and Mental Health Systems. Jennie obtained her M.S.W. from San Diego State University. Prior to her mental health work, Jennie was a section manager at Hewlett Packard. She brings to the board of directors broad knowledge and experience in business and people management, process development, systems engineering, and technical and research evaluation. She joined the board in 2009.
"I am pleased to be associated with SURVIVORS: supporting the organization's ability to provide services to survivors, helping to draw attention to the global threat of torture, and advocating for the abolition of torture worldwide. Torture is an egregious violation of fundamental human rights. I have struggled with the fact that, even in our own country, leaders have been able to justify the denial of and assault on human rights in the name of public safety and national security; I have been appalled to realize how easily these acts have been justified, perpetrated and then accepted by a population that considers itself moral and just, especially when that population feels itself under threat. These acts, and those perpetrated on a global level, have heightened my desire to be actively involved in aiding survivors and helping to stop these abhorrent practices from grabbing hold of our collective soul."
Jim Jaranson is board certified in psychiatry as well as in public health and general preventive medicine. His education includes medical school, psychiatry residency, an MA in anthropology from the University of Minnesota, and an MPH from Harvard. He semi-retired from active practice of psychiatry in 2003 in Minnesota and moved to southern California, where he is actively involved as a consultant in the field of rehabilitating politically-motivated torture survivors. He has co-chaired the Section on the Psychological Consequences of Torture and Persecution of the World Psychiatric Association, is a board member of the Society for the Study of Psychiatry and Culture, and represented the United States on the International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims from 1992-2001 and as an independent expert on the Executive Committee beginning in 2003. He has chaired the board of directors of Survivors International in San Francisco, served as a board member of the Program for Torture Victims in Los Angeles, and provided consultation and evaluation for Survivors of Torture,International in San Diego.
In Minnesota, he was Principal Investigator of a five-year NIMH-funded epidemiology project surveying torture and violence in the Somali and Ethiopian populations at the University of Minnesota and still holds a faculty position in the Division of Epidemiology and Community Health in the School of Public Health. He was Director of Medical Services at the Center for Victims of Torture in Minneapolis from its inception in 1985 until 2001. In 1984 he founded and directed the International Mental Health Program in the Psychiatry Department of St. Paul-Ramsey Medical Center (Regions Hospital) in St. Paul, Minnesota until 1998.
Jim has written and lectured on many aspects of the care of refugee patients and torture survivors and has worked in cross-cultural mental health settings since medical school. He is first editor of the book, Caring for Victims of Torture, published by American Psychiatric Press in 1998.
Jim’s awards include distinguished fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, the Community Caregiver Award by Minnesota Physician, honoree in the "World of Difference" Program, and the Concordia College Alumni Achievement Award. He has been listed in Who's Who for leading professionals and executives and was voted an outstanding physician for the central region of the United States on multiple occasions.
Larry N. McGill was elected to the Board in July 2012. He began his career as a U.S. licensed customs broker working for United Parcel Service at its international cargo headquarters in Louisville, Kentucky. His expertise in continuous process improvement and negotiations with federal regulatory agencies resulted inoverseas assignmentsin Australia, France and Hong Kong. Larry graduated with a BA in French from the University of Louisville and a J.D. with a Specialization in International Legal Affairs from Cornell Law School. From 1997 to 2000, Larry was a lecturer in law at the University of Zambia School of Law. His work with the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission in Lusaka involved Africans tortured because of their sexual orientation. For the past several years, Larry has worked in health care administration. Currently, he is employed at Family Health Centers of San Diego providing project management of strategic initiatives.
“I was honored when Dr. Jaranson approached me about becoming a Board Member of SURVIVORS. I am deeply committed to the interests of torture survivors and the mission of this organization.”
Howard E. Moseley was appointed chief counsel at the Board of Parole Hearings by Governor Jerry Brown on July 20, 2012. Previously, Howard was appointed by Governor Brown as a commissioner on the board of parole hearings and by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to serve in the Office of the Inspector General. He also served as a prosecutor in the Office of the Attorney General. He graduated from the University of the Pacific in Stockton and obtained his law degree from McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento . Over the years, he has traveled to many countries, including Rwanda , China , Austria , and Costa Rica . Howard also lived in Argentina during his junior year of high school when a military junta was in power. The junta perpetrated unspeakable crimes against the population, including torture. He says that he was deeply affected by the experience and has advocated for human rights ever since. As a board member, Howard hopes to help SURVIVORS enhance its relationships at the state level, implement a sustainable funding model, and raise the profile of the organization. "I was approached by Kathi [SURVIVORS' executive director] about expanding Survivors of Torture, International's mission to include advocacy for torture victims in Sacramento . As a former prosecutor, I have always advocated for victims' rights and have been a life-long student of international law and human rights. Thus, I felt compelled to help."