ProfNet Experts Available on Domestic Violence, Animal Welfare, More



  • Domestic Violence Education
  • Redefining Animal-Welfare Philanthropy
  • Racial Inclusivity for Modern Times
  • Manifesting Money out of Air


  • Gear & Gadgets Editor – Wall Street Journal (NY)
  • Reporter, White House – MLex (DC)
  • Editor – Hello! Middle East (Dubai)


  • How Social Media Has Transformed Every Newsroom in the Country
  • How to Overcome 7 Top Content Marketing Challenges
  • Blog Profiles: TV Blogs



Domestic Violence Education
Colleen Lelli, EdD
Associate Professor of Education; Director of the Center for Children of Trauma and Domestic Violence Education
Cabrini University
“When a child is exposed to domestic violence, they may have a continuous mental shift as their mind attempts to process the trauma. Administrators and educators need to be aware of the signs — which can include behaviors, learning processes, relationships with others — as well as be aware of the community-based resources available to support children of trauma. This October, as we honor Domestic Violence Education month, we must reflect on the importance of informing educators about the detriment domestic violence can have on children and the vital resources that need to be identified and readily available to support children of trauma.”
An expert in her field, Lelli has been invited to speak regionally and internationally on the intricacies of educating children who have witnessed trauma and domestic violence. She works with school districts, administrators, educators, and advocates to provide teachers (pre-service and in-service) critical insight into the impact of domestic violence to help them better support the learning of students who have witnessed trauma. She also serves as co-president of the Board of Directors for Laurel House, an organization with the mission to provide safe haven for abused women and their children, to raise public awareness about domestic violence, and to advocate for social change against domestic violence. She is available to speak about domestic violence education and teaching strategies and resources for children of trauma.
Contact: Lori Iannella, [email protected]

Redefining Animal-Welfare Philanthropy
Carol Novello
President and CEO
Mutual Rescue
“It’s important to challenge the commonly held misconception about animal-welfare philanthropy that it reduces charitable giving to organizations benefiting people. The two are not mutually exclusive. It’s time to change the conversation from ‘people OR animals’ to ‘people AND animals.’”
Novello is founder of Mutual Rescue, a national initiative of Humane Society Silicon Valley (HSSV) that highlights the life-changing power of human-animal relationships. The initiative’s first short film, “Eric & Peety,” went viral around the world with 90 million views, prompting an influx of submissions to be considered for inclusion in the ongoing Mutual Rescue film series. Novello joined HSSV as president in 2010 after a year serving on their board of directors. Her work there has resulted in marked increases in the rescue organization’s adoption numbers, save rates and the number of animals receiving care. A former senior software executive at Intuit, Novello earned her MBA from Harvard Business School and is proud to include three rescue animals in her family: a German Shepherd dog named Tess and two cats, Langley and Bodie. Connect with Novello or any of the people featured in a Mutual Rescue film for a compelling first-person adoption story.
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Contact: Michelle Tennant, [email protected]

Racial Inclusivity for Modern Times
Anita Sanchez, Ph.D.
“Growing up in Kansas City, I had many experiences of seeing black and brown people being harmed and discriminated against in stores, in restaurants and on the streets. Racial tensions are not just another news headline in my family. They are our daily reality. Ultimately, at the beginning, we all came from indigenous tribes, even if we have lost our story of those origins. Even if our minds have forgotten, we can take heart and reaffirm that we are part of the abundance of life, and that we are interconnected.”
Dr. Sanchez is a transformational leadership consultant, speaker, coach and author of the new book, “The Four Sacred Gifts: Indigenous Wisdom for Modern Times,” available now from Enliven, a new imprint from Atria Publishing Group of Simon & Schuster. She bridges indigenous teachings with the latest science to inspire and equip women and men to enjoy meaningful, empowered lives and careers. With four decades of experience coaching and training executives and their teams in dozens of Fortune 500 companies, governmental groups and non-governmental agencies, Dr. Sanchez is an established leader in global organizational change initiatives. She is a member of the Transformational Leadership Council with luminaries such as Jack Canfield, Marianne Williamson and John Gray, as well as the Association of Transformational Leaders, the Evolutionary Business Council, and serves on the boards of the Bioneers organization and the Pachamama Alliance. She resides in the mountains outside of Boulder, Colo., with her husband and son.
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Contact: Michelle Tennant, [email protected]

Manifesting Money out of Air
Ilona Selke
Living from Vision
“If the universe is able to listen to our silent thoughts, then we are not living in the kind of universe that science portrays. There is not a hard and cold world out there. We are not the peons in a clockwork universe. But to communicate effectively with the universe, one has to learn a few basics. For miracles to happen, all we need is to provide a blueprint of the perfect outcome. The details are arranged by the universe. We don’t need to think of the way to get to the destination. We simply need to feel like we have already arrived.”
Selke is an international bestselling author, seminar leader, lecturer and musician, as well as CEO and cofounder of Living from Vision. Over more than 30 years, Selke has inspired thousands of people worldwide to discover the power of their consciousness and create a successful life. She has written four books, produced 25 music and meditation CDs, and coauthored two books, one with Brian Tracy and one with Jack Canfield. Her new book, “Dream Big: The Universe Is Listening,” offers real-life stories of transformation, as well as practical tips anyone can use to shapeshift their lives from the inside out. She has a weekly TV program called “Quantum Living,” has appeared on numerous television and radio shows and has been interviewed and quoted in a variety of books and films. She is a well-loved speaker for Hay House Summit in America and Germany as well as for a number of other prominent mind-body-spirit conferences. She is fluent in English, German, French and Indonesian. With her husband, Don Paris, Ph.D., Selke has supported new research into quantum physics through a tool called the SE-5 1000. The couple also built the Shambala Oceanside Retreat Center in 2007. Selke has spent more than 1,000 hours in the water with dolphins and written two books about the wisdom she has gained from her time with them. She and her husband divide their time between their home in Ubud, Bali, their retreat center on the north shore of Bali and their geodesic dome house on an island in the Pacific Northwest of the United States.
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Contact: Michelle Tennant, [email protected]



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