Our collaborative partners are what make DIfference Makers strong. They are not only recognized Difference Makers (10 Strong) presenters but each have the ability to lead conversations with their own respective organizations. Each of them have extensive knowledge and expertise in various forms of violence, some of which have more than one focus area. If you'd like to make contact with them directly, please feel free to do so. You may also contact Difference Makers (10 Strong) to reach them and we'll gladly make the connection. We are all here to assist you and your community. One mission, changing culture - stronger together!

Ashley Bendiksen -

Newport, RI

(Owner and Founder/Ashley Bendiksen LLC)


Dominique Waltower -

San Diego, CA

(Owner and Founder/Inspire Perspective)


Edward Wilson -

Las Vegas, NV

(Owner and Founder/Words of West)


Eric Barreras -

Gilroy, CA

(CEO and Founder/Difference Makers (10 Strong)


Jennifer Nadler -

Syracuse, NY

(Owner and Founder/The Center for Creative Arts & Healing)


Leeann Tweeden -

Los Angeles, CA


Timothy Jones -

Pittsburgh, PA

(Owner and Founder/Colorful Voices)


In April of 2020, Difference Makers (10 Strong) welcomed some new collaborative partners to the team! Strong and getting Stronger! Each of them have extensive experience and knowledge that will expand our mission moving forward and allow us to learn from one another. One mission, changing culture - stronger together!


Abrianna Morales -

Albuquerque, NM

(Founder/Sexual Assault Youth Support Network)


Andrea McKie -

Washington D.C.

(Founder/Sisters in Arms Empowerment Movement)


Anna Nasset -

Mad River Valley, VT

(Founder, Stand Up Resources)



Hali Picciano -

San Antonio, TX



Jenna McKaye -

Sacramento, CA

(Jenna McKaye Foundation)


Kendall Alaimo -

Chicago, IL




Los Angeles, CA

(CEO, Girls Fight Back)



Suzanne Isaza -

East Coast

(Founder and Director, Sexual Assault Advocacy Network/Incest Aware)


Dr. Vanessa Dunn Guyton -

Columbia, SC

(CEO and Founder, Consulting Experts & Associates/Hush No More)


Dartanyon Crockett -

Denver, CO

(Healing the Underdog)

*2x Bronze Medal Olympian


Donna Bartos -

Peoria, AZ

(CEO & Founder, Bloom365)


Bindu Oommen Fernandes  -

Fremont, CA 

(Executive Director, Narika)


Courtnee Downs  -

San Antonio, TX