Deb Currently serves as the Chair of the Governor-appointed Oklahoma State Crime Victims Compensation Board, the Oklahoma Attorney General's Domestic Violence Fatality Review Board, and the Oklahoma County Bar Association's Attorneys Against Domestic Violence Committee.

In addition to her professional credentials, Deb was honored by the American Mothers, Inc., as Oklahoma's 2015 Mother of the Year and at their 80th Annual Conference in Washington, DC, as 2015 National Mother of the Year.  "She has not only been a great leader for women and families in Oklahoma, but she's a role model for mothers across our country," said Joan Braitsch, American Mothers National President.

Deb Stanaland

Julie Owens


Julie Owens is based in North Carolina.  She trains professionals nationally and internationally and has worked in the field of violence against women since 1989.  Among her many professional accomplishments, she has founded a hospital domestic violence crisis response team, a transitional shelter, advocacy groups, and training programs. She has worked with trauma survivors and addicted survivors, and was a researcher, co-investigator, project director and trauma therapist on studies at the National Center for PTST.  She also has served as an expert witness in court regarding the mental health impact of domestic violence and domestic violence-related PTSD. During the five years of its initial  development, she 

Jerry Steward, President

​Oklahoma City Community College

Lundy Bancroft


Lundy is a former Co-Director of Emerge, the nation's first counseling program for men who batter, and was involved in over 2000 cases as counselor and clinical supervisor.  He has also served extensively as a custody evaluator, child abuse investigator, and expert witness.  Lundy appears across the continent as a presenter for court personnel, child protective workers, mental health providers, law enforcement officials, and other audiences.

Bill Citty, Chief

​Oklahoma City Police

​​Conference Presentations


Lesley March, Asst.

Attorney General & Chief

​Victim Services Unit

Pastor Lee E. Cooper, Jr.

Prospect Baptist Church, OKC

Lundy Bancroft resides in Massachusetts.  He has 25 years of experience specializing in interventions for abusive men and their families.  Lundy has authored five books in the field, including the U.S.'s best-selling book on domestic violence, Why Does He Do That?; Daily Wisdom for Why Does He Do That?; Encouragement for Women Involved with Angry and Controlling Men; and the national prize winner, The Batterer as Parent.


Deb Stanaland serves as the Chief Officer of Support  Services for the YWCA in Oklahoma City, where she began her career in domestic violence and sexual assault services twenty years ago.  She is a Certified Domestic and Sexual Violence Response Professional (CDSVRP) and holds a Professional Certificate in Victim Services.  She regularly provides training and education on the issues of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking.  Deb taught as an Adjunct Instructor in the Crime Victim/Survivor Services Program at OSU-OKC Campus for six years, teaching courses in Victimology, Rape and Sexual Assault, Domestic and Family Violence, Crisis Intervention, and Crisis Services.  She frequently testifies as an expert witness in both civil and criminal domestic violence cases.  

she was a Site Coordinator for the Lily Endowment-funded RAVE project (Religion And Violence E-learning). 

The curriculum which Julie will use for her part of the Conference was developed by the FaithTrust Institute.  She is one of the leading trainers for this national organization, which is a multi-faith and multicultural training and education organization.  The FaithTrust Institute was founded in 1977 to provide faith communities with the tools and knowledge they need to address the faith and cultural issues related to domestic and sexual violence.

Welcome & Blessing

Before Lunch

​Archbishop Paul S. Coakley

​Oklahoma City Archdiocese

Mick Cornett, Mayor

​Oklahoma City

Deb Stanaland, Chief Officer

Oklahoma City YWCA

Support Services

​Making a Difference