WORKING TO END VIOLENCE
MEN AGAINST DOMESTIC & SEXUAL VIOLENCE
WHO WE ARE
Our mission is to raise awareness of the vital domestic and sexual violence services provided by The Center for Empowerment and Education through the involvement of male community leaders who will lead by example and take a stand against abuse.
The men in our group recognize that domestic and sexual violence is pervasive in our society. Violence against individuals and families occurs every day in every community; large and small, rural and urban, and within families that are affluent and impoverished. The toll is staggering. One in three individuals and families have experienced physical violence by an intimate partner. One in five individuals and families will be sexually assaulted during their lifetime. It should come as no surprise that the majority of these crimes are perpetrated by men. We believe the problem is not somebody else’s problem – it’s everyone’s problem. And we must take a stand against this violence.
- We recognize that men have a responsibility to help other men do better.
- We hold ourselves and others accountable for the problem.
- We’ve learned that domestic and sexual violence are stereotypes that lead to violence and are learned behaviors that can be changed through education.
- We challenge sexist comments and jokes directed at women or other at risk communities.
- When we suspect violence, we speak up. We know that silence is a form of consent, and that we, as a society, and especially as men, have been silent too long.
Eric J. Eggan, Esq.
Co-Chair, Arbitration & Mediation, Eggan Law, PLLC
Dr. Paul Feidler
Co-Chair, Pathologist, Nuvance Health Medical Group
C0-Chair, CPA, Partner, Reynolds & Rowella, LLP
Education & ACT OUT Coordinator, The Center
Dr. William Begg III
Vice President of Medical Affairs, Emergency Department, Vassar Brothers Medical Center
President, S & P Global Ratings
Senator Richard Blumenthal
President, Capitol Hill Group, LLC
Morning Radio Show Host, i95 FM
Dr. Joseph Cleary
President & CEO, Paul Dinto Electrical Contractors
Monte Frank, Esq.
Pullman & Comley Attorneys, LLC
Hillel Goldman, Esq.
Attorney, Collins Hannafin, P.C.
CEO, Berkshire Broadcasting
Co-Founder, The Hord Foundation
First Selectman, Town of Bethel
Head Football Coach, Western Connecticut State University
First Selectman, Town of Ridgefield
Owner, Michael & Michael
Retired Chief of Police, Brookfield Police Department
Stephen G. Rosentel
CPA, President, Leahy’s Fuels, Inc.
Co-Owner, Fairfield Caterers
Thomas J. Saadi, Esq.
CT Commissioner of Veterans Affairs & Justice of the Peace
Realtor, Keller Williams
Fred Savenelli, LPC
Clinical Supervisor, Family Study Center
Executive Director, CT Against Gun Violence
Director, University & Community Relations, Western Connecticut State University