Executive Board

Lin Seahorn President

Lin was the product of a broken and abusive home and as a result was entered into the foster system numerous times, having lived in the private and large group home setting. She has over 25 years of experience in marketing, sales, and management in the Telecom Industry both as a business owner and corporate executive trainer for a Fortune 100 company. She is a visionary and helped pioneer the retail cellular market in its infancy.

Today, she devotes all her energies to increasing awareness of crimes against children in the United States and in other countries. She has served on boards, headed up many fundraisers and drives and has been an active child advocate for over 25 years. Most of her work has been in fighting for tougher sentencing laws for child abusers and molestors. She currently resides with her husband in Alpharetta, Ga.

Lin has presented her story and the mission of CWAV to numerous student and civic organizations. She is an accomplished public speaker and welcomes the opportunity to speak to groups that wish to learn more about child abuse & neglect in America and how CWAV is working on behalf of children.
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William A Mattson Vice President

USG Corporation

Carrie Vruno Secretary/Treasurer

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, Atlanta, GA

Board of Directors

  • Grant Garris, A.D.A.M. Inc.
  • Tom Linneweber
  • Barbara Parker
  • William O’Connell, Engle Martin and Associates
  • Sam Sova, AT&T
  • Vidhya Belapure, Huber Engineered Materials
  • Jeffrey T. Breloski, Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC


Members-At Large

  • Dr. Jessica Cooper, Kids First Dental
  • Dr. Dean Greeson, Chief Medical Director, Peach State Health


Honorary Board Members

  • Dr. Jordan Greenbaum, MDMedical Director, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Stephanie V. Blank Center for Safe and Healthy Children
  • Dr. Brian K. Payne, PhDChair and Professor, Criminal Justice, Georgia State University
  • Devin Hall
    Tax Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers


Advisory Board

Dr. Silvia L. Mazzula BS, MA, PhD

Dr. Silvia L. Mazzula is an assistant professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in the Department of Psychology. She received her PhD in Counseling Psychology from Columbia University (BS and MA, The College of New Jersey; MPhil, Columbia University). She completed her formal training in child psychology at the University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey

Dr. Desmund Runyan MD DrPH, FAAP

Dr. Desmond Runyan is professor of social medicine of pediatrics and clinical professor of epidemiology at the University of North Carolina. He is the National Program Director of the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program. Dr. Runyan has researched child abuse for over 30 years and has published over one hundred research articles and book chapters. He co-founded a comprehensive child abuse center and organized the longest multi-site prospective study of the consequences of child abuse; LONGSCAN is now 19 years old. He has worked with scholars in Egypt, India, the Philippines, Brazil, and Chile to increase child abuse knowledge.

Dr. David L. Chadwick MD, Pediatrics, UCLA

Dr. Chadwick is an internationally renowned child advocate and researcher, having produced over 60 studies and publications on abuse and neglect over the past 40 years. He has received numerous awards and honors spanning his career and is founder of the Chadwick Center for Children and Families. His positions have included Senior Vice President and Director of several children’s hospitals, professor at San Diego University and the University of Utah school of medicine.

Wendy J. Murphy J.D.

Wendy is an adjunct professor at New England Law in Boston. She was a Visiting Scholar at Harvard Law School from 2002-2003 where her work focused on the status of women in their capacity as victims in the criminal justice system. Wendy is a trial and appellate attorney specializing in the representation of crime victims, women, children and victim service providers and is the founder and director of the Victim Advocacy & Research Group, a volunteer legal advocacy organization that has provided free legal services to victims and other third-parties in the criminal justice system since 1992. She has worked for CNN, Fox News, MSNBC and CBS News as a legal analyst, and appears regularly on network and cable television. A columnist for The Daily Beast and Gatehouse News, and is a published author.

Shelly G. Baucom School Psychologist, M.E.D


Ashley N. Pettoni Psy. D., P.C.

Licensed Psychologist in Pediatric Neuropsychology