Violence against women

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 11:20 AM

Presented with the generous support of Debbie Nye Sembler
USFSP Student Center
USFSP University Student Center
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St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Topic Panelists

Louise Buhrmann
Dr. Buhrmann was in private practice psychiatry in Florida for 38 years and now volunteers at Grace Medical Home. She is board certified in general psychiatry and addictions and worked with eating disorder patients. Active with the Florida Psychiatric Society and the American Psychiatric Association, she continues to be a mental health advocate. She enjoys travel and creating sculpture.
Lariana Forsythe
Lariana Forsythe joined CASA as its Interim CEO on June 5, 2017. (Interim status is a temporary designation being used while Florida Administrative Rule requirements are completed.) She has more than 20 years of nonprofit experience with the Boys & Girls Clubs, National Multiple Sclerosis Society and Special Olympics. Ms. Forsythe has held a variety of roles within these organizations, most recently serving as the VP/CDO of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix. Ms. Forsythe earned a Master's Degree in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix, a Bachelor of Science from Arizona State University, and is a Certified Fund Raising Executive. Ms. Forsythe was named the 2018 Business Woman of the Year through the Tampa Bay Business Journal.
Gregory W. Kehoe
With almost 40 years of trial experience, Gregory W. Kehoe has a national and international practice focusing on the representation of individuals, corporations and financial institutions in federal and state courts, and international tribunals. Mr. Kehoe worked for the U.S. Department of Justice and the Department of Defense for over 20 years with postings in the United States, Europe, Asia and South America While serving as an Assistant U.S. Attorney with the Department of Justice, he successfully prosecuted a number of high profile cases involving financial institutions charged with corporate fraud and racketeering. He also served as a prosecutor for the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. Mr. Kehoe led the team of lawyers and investigators which advised the Iraqi Special Tribunal, an ad hoc court formed to prosecute Saddam Hussein and members of his former regime. Mr. Kehoe represented General Ante Gotovina in his complete acquittal before the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, and represented General Mohammed Hussein Ali before the International Criminal Court, which also led to a full dismissal.
Linda Weil-Curiel
Linda Weil-Curiel is a French attorney and human rights activist who campaigns against female genital mutilation (FGM) and plays a vital role in the prosecution of perpetrators throughout France. She has played a leading role in La Commission pour l'Abolition des Mutilations Sexuelles (CAMS). Linda Weil-Curiel has since 1992 has been involved in campaigning for the greater representation of women from all countries within the Olympic sporting movement.