Shatha Al Masthaqueh, Currently a Psychologist, UN Women; Senior Camp Assistant; formerly, Save the Children, Jorden, Always Be Listening, Jordan, Consultnat, Women & Girls.
Diaa Bazadough, Psychologist, Pursuing Advanced Humanitarian Studies, University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan. Senior Protection Officer, UN Women, Save the Children, Jordan, ABL Executive Board Member.
Lo'ay Taramseh, Psychologist, Save the Children Jordan, Emirate. Consultant. Currently on Study Leave.
Nausheen Shazad, M.A. Psychology. Director, NPC Neuropsychology Center, Pakistan. Honorary Senior Consultant
East South/Central USA
Steve G. Bergkamp, M.A., Always Be Listening US, Central/Southern US/CUBA/Carribean Collaborative.
Always Be Listening Global Executive Global Board Member; Senior Advisor, Second Response Youth Engagement and Training w/Student Ministries & Always Be Listening Young Humanitarians. (formerly Youth & Student Ministries, UMCPB, Palm Beach, Florida.)
Steve is currently studying at Duke University School of Ministry and a Student Pastor in Sophia, North Carolina.
Abdikadir Hassan, Senior Protection Officer, International Rescue Committee, Somalia; Expert trainer, Gender Based Violence. ABL Country Director, Somalia.
Eric Ochere Green, embedded Humanitarian Photojournalist, Kenya.
Elisha Ooga, Founder and Principal,
Zelyn Academy, Kibera School
Country Director, Kenya
Alway Be Listening Global Initiative.
UGANDA & SOUTH SUDAN
Tom Ogwal, M.A., Founder/Director SUTCO - Support the Children South Sudan, Always be Listening Global, Executive Board Member.
BURUNDI, and Tanzania Refuge Camp for Burundi, DRC Roma, Rwandan refugees
Nyamiye Hermenigelde, M.S. Psychology, Founder, Human Health Aid Burundi, NEAR Humanitarian Network, Low Income Countries
UKRAINE RECOVERY PROJECT
Marta Pyvovarenko, M.S. Mgmt Psychology Dept., Lviv National University. CEO, LLC, Pyvovarenko,
Consulting, Dr. Livingston and Dr. Ruebsamen, Always Be Listening Global Initiative. In February, 2015, James (Jay) Livingston, Ph.D., Senior Psychologist at Center for Survivors of Torture (CST) in San Jose, CA
initiated Project Ukraine as a response urgent appeals from Ukrainian psychologists for no fee education and training (by Skype) regarding the nature, effects, assessment, and effective treatment of returning soldier survivors of torture. Ukrainian psychologists and medical providers are, themselves, working in contexts of considerable instability and risk, constrained by curfew,
On April 25, Dr. Ruebsamen joined the project, and spoke, by interpreter, with 136 female Ukrainian leaders regarding the reported fact that some of the worst effects of the Ukrainian warfare known to be occurring in women, children, and the elderly; eliciting their questions regarding how best to provide support to their women in homes where soldiers are returning home in great suffering from their experiences; including having been tortured. An immediate idea was to generate a toolkit of helpful tips on how to approach communicating with their soldier spouses & partners in an effective manner, encourage them to obtain psychosocial support, cooperate with a medical and/or physical evaluation; help with substance use and abuse, develop networks of dependable support among friends, reliable safety plans for wives and children. Coming to realize the limited extent of the resources available to them was also a concern. These women spoke largely Ukrainian and Russian, a few spoke Czech and Polish; several, English.
Dr. Livingston noted that survivors of torture treated in the US have generally been torture-free for at least several years given the length of time required to relocate to the US and present for treatment at a specialized torture treatment center. In stark contrast, Ukrainian soldier victims of torture present for treatment immediately -- such as those part of a prisoner exchange within the past several days.
A founding psychologist of the Center for Survivors of Torture (CST), San Jose, CA, Dr. Livingston is also a co-founding psychologist of Abbey Psych Services, where he provides assessment, supervision, consultation, and treatment. He is a strong supporter and founding member of ALWAYS BE LISTENING GLOBAL INITIATIVE & NONPROFIT. Dr. Livingston has taught, trained, and supervised doctoral students for twenty-five years; provided assessment and treatment of torture survivors as well as presented his clinical research at regional and national trainings for psychologists on related subjects such as vicarious traumatization, conducting precise, ethical asylum evaluations, etc., since CST's inception fourteen years ago.