Season Two – Welcome Back

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Change Agent is back for a second season of conversations with innovators and creative leaders in the field of Family Violence Prevention and Advocacy. This Season includes six interviews with social entrepreneurs from various backgrounds in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Next week begins the season with Cherri Allison, Esq., Executive Director of the Alameda County Family Justice Center. Ms. Allison practiced family law where she imagined the work of a Family Justice Center before these centers existed. We discuss the “seeds” of wisdom she wants to share with younger leaders and what white folks call “intrinsic task motivation.”

Those who missed season one can listen here or on Stitcher or iTunes.



Season One – Wrap Up

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Thank you for listening to the first season of Change Agent! Listen in about how to stay connected while the second season is under construction.

Episode 6: Interview with Dr. Tasneem Ismailji


Season One: Carey talks with Tasneem Ismailji, MD, MPH, who after many years as a practicing pediatrician, co-founded the Academy on Violence and Abuse (AVA), an organization promoting health education and research for issues related to interpersonal violence. Dr. Ismailji discusses her “mutation” that allows her to think creatively, even rebelliously, and which led her on an adventurous, ever evolving career.

Episode 4: Interview with Hillary Larkin


Season One: Carey talks with Hillary Larkin, a Physician’s Assistant (PA) and leader of the Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) at Highland Hospital in Oakland California. They discuss making and taking opportunities in one’s career, the evolution of medical Sexual Assault care in Alameda county, and why Hillary hates the term “rape kit”.

Episode 3: Interview with Chief Guy Swanger


Season One – Carey interviews Concord California’s police Chief Guy Swanger about the formation of the East Contra Costa County Family Justice Center. They also explore the profound shifts that have taken place in the law enforcement approach to Domestic Violence over the last few decades.