Our Team

Jetta Bernier
Executive Director

Jetta Bernier serves as Executive Director of Enough Abuse, formerly Massachusetts Citizens for Children or “MassKids,” the nation’s oldest private, statewide child advocacy organization, established in 1959. For over 6 decades, the organization has worked on several fronts to prevent all forms of child abuse.

Regarding sexual abuse, Jetta directs the Enough Abuse Campaign, a citizen education and mobilization effort to prevent child sexual abuse in schools, youth-serving organizations and communities. Launched through a 5-year grant from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2002 to 2007) and supported by the Ms. Foundation for Women (2007 – 2014), the Campaign has now been adopted in several states and two other countries. 

She is developer of numerous prevention resources, including: “Enough! Preventing Child Sexual Abuse in My School”, a one-hour, evidence-informed e-learning course for school personnel; and “Pledge to Prevent™”, a unique online action campaign that educates, empowers and engages citizens to take specific actions to prevent child sexual abuse from ever occurring. She produced the policy report, “Massachusetts Sexual Abuse Safe Child Standards” and two national advocacy reports – “State and Federal Legislative Efforts to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse: A Status Report“(2015),and “A Call to Action for Policymakers and Advocates: Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Legislation in the States” (2021). 

Jetta served on the 11-member National Independent Schools Task Force on Educator Sexual Misconduct which in 2018 released “Prevention and Response,” with recommendations for the country’s 1,500 independent private schools. She was Co-Chair of the Coalition to Reform Sex Abuse Laws, a grassroots coalition that succeeded, in 2006 and 2014 respectively, in reforming Massachusetts’ criminal and civil statute of limitations in cases of child sexual abuse. She is currently Policy Chair of the National Coalition to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation, and leads the States Policy Exchange, a bimonthly networking group for advocates working to pass child sexual abuse prevention legislation across the country. 

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Jetta’s articles published in the Journal of Child Sexual Abuse include: “The Enough Abuse Campaign: Building the Movement to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse in Massachusetts” (2012) and “Advancing Child Sexual Abuse Prevention in Schools: An Exploration of the Effectiveness of the Enough! Online Training Program for K-12 Teachers,” (2018).  She produced the video, “A Silent Epidemic;” co-produced the “It’s Not Just Jenna,” video about child sexual abuse and developed its companion “Learning and Discussion Guide” which are now being used to educate parents, youth and youth-serving professionals in several states.

In 1985 Jetta conceived and oversaw production of the first statewide media campaign in the country for television on child sexual abuse prevention. The campaign won international and state awards and was adopted in a dozen states. In the late 80s, she provided the private sector leadership behind development of the nation’s first State Plan on child abuse prevention and co-authored “Child Abuse and Neglect: A Resource for Policymakers and Advocates”  acclaimed as an invaluable prevention tool to guide public policy and prevention programming.

Before directing MassKids, Jetta was senior staff at Prevent Child Abuse America in Chicago, where she provided technical assistance to numerous states in the development of State Chapters and their prevention programs and policies. Prior to then, she was Program Director of the Connecticut Child Welfare Association, where she piloted and then directed the statewide 24-hour child abuse reporting and parental stress line, established Parents Anonymous of Connecticut, promoted multidisciplinary child protection teams and parent aide programs, and spearheaded passage of key child protection legislation.

She was a founder and co-president of the National Parent Aide Association and has served on numerous commissions, including the Governor’s Foster Care Commission, the Special Commission on Violence Against Children, and the Governor’s Commission on Sexual and Domestic Violence.

Among her recognitions include: the Voices for America’s Children Florette Angel Child Advocate Award; The Boston Parents Paper “Public Friend of Children” Award and its “Enduring Hero for Families” Award; the first “Woman of Achievement Award” presented by the Miss Massachusetts Organization; the Boston Celtics “Heroes Among Us” Award honoring “individuals who, through their unique commitment and humanitarian spirit, have made exceptional and lasting contributions” to our state; and the Massachusetts Dental Society Allard Award in recognition of her leadership to prevent child abuse in the Commonwealth. In 2024, Jetta was among the five finalists offered by the Massachusetts Nonprofit Network for Excellence in Leadership.

She received her Master’s degree in psychology from Columbia University and her undergraduate degree from New York University.

Kathryn Robb, esq.
National Director, Children’s Justice Campaign

Kathryn Robb directs the Children’s Justice Campaign at Enough Abuse. She is a lawyer and legislative advocate who has been fighting to pass meaningful child sex abuse legislation across the country for over 16 years. An outspoken survivor of childhood sexual abuse, Kathryn uses her voice to implement common-sense legislative changes in the states and at the federal level to end child sexual abuse. She is a national expert on Statute of Limitations reform/elimination aimed at providing justice for survivors, accountability for abusers and the prevention of sexual abuse for more children. She regularly testifies before state legislative committees, writes opinions for local and national press and appears on news outlets across the country.

A co-founder of New Yorkers Against Hidden Predators, a coalition of organizations, advocates, and sex abuse survivors from across New York. Kathryn worked closely with New York state lawmakers to finally pass the New York Child Victims Act in 2019, after a 12-year hard-fought battle. Kathryn has spent over 28 years as a law instructor preparing law students for the writing component of the bar exam, and specializes in non-traditional learners and ESL populations.

Lindsay Hawthorne
Communications Coordinator

Lindsay Hawthorne serves as Communications Coordinator for Enough Abuse and promotes the many prevention curricula and resources that it provides. She manages the Learning Management System and serves as the liaison with schools and youth organizations that implement the two Enough! e-learning courses on child sexual abuse prevention, the It’s Not Just Jenna video and Discussion Guide, and many more prevention resources. She manages Enough Abuse’s cadre of dedicated interns and volunteers from several universities and grows the reach of its work through social media platforms, e-newsletters, and through strategic outreach.

Lindsay also assists with coordinating and providing Enough Abuse in-person trainings and webinars to schools, youth organizations, and communities, and coordinates the States Policy Exchange, a virtual networking group for advocates working to pass child sexual abuse prevention legislation in their states. Lindsay also researches and tracks the passage of child sexual abuse prevention legislation in the states and updates the information in the 2021 report co-produced by Enough Abuse and Prevent Child Abuse America, “A Call to Action for Policymakers and Advocates: Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Legislation in the States”, as well as on the interactive legislative maps on enoughabuse.org.

Lindsay has an M.S. in Nonprofit Management from Northeastern University and a B.A. in International Relations with a minor in Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies from Boston University. Prior to coming to MassKids in 2019, Lindsay worked at Northeastern University’s School Health Academy, coordinating professional development programs for school nurses. Lindsay has also served as a Communications Consultant, Intern, and Volunteer for several social justice-oriented organizations, including the Massachusetts School Nurse Organization, SurvJustice, Oak Foundation, The Huntington Theatre Company, and the MA Governor’s Council on Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence.  

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Miranda Jones-DaviDis
Policy Coordinator, Children’s Justice Campaign

Miranda Jones-Davidis is the Policy Coordinator at the Children’s Justice Campaign at Enough Abuse. She has been working as a legislative advocate for child sex abuse legislation since graduating from Barnard College of Columbia University in May 2022 with a B.A. in Political Science. Miranda researches legislative policy, tracks and reviews child sexual abuse statute of limitations reform legislation, coordinates with survivors and advocates, and submits testimony on child sexual abuse at the state and federal level.

Beverly Costa-Ciavola
Certified Master Trainer

For over a decade Beverly has been a leader in training citizens and a broad range of child- and family-serving professionals about child sexual abuse and its prevention. She has conducted “Training of Trainers” sessions to equip other vetted community volunteers to deliver the Enough Abuse Campaign’s research-based curricula series including: Strategies for your Family and Community, Strategies for your School, Strategies for your Youth Organization, Understanding and Responding to the Sexual Behaviors of Children, and the “It’s Not Just Jenna” video and facilitated discussion.

Additionally, Beverly is a certified trainer for three developmentally targeted trainings for children and youth including:

  • Care for Kids©, an early childhood sexual abuse prevention curriculum for children from Pre-K through 2nd Grade that teaches communication skills, nurturing skills, and an understanding of healthy boundaries.
  • We Care Elementary©, a sexual abuse prevention curriculum for children in Grades 3 through 6 that includes six lessons at each grade level on a variety of topics related to building healthy relationships.
  • SAFE-T (Sexual Abuse Free Environment for Teens©,) a positive and trauma-informed health education program for youth in 7th and 8th Grades, designed to decrease the likelihood of youth being sexually abused and/or sexually abusing others.  

Tommy Morris
Certified Master Trainer

Tommy has been a Certified Trainer for Enough Abuse since 2013, providing highly evaluated trainings on child sexual abuse prevention for school and youth-serving organization personnel.

He brings over a decade of experience on the front lines bringing public school and community-based programming to underprivileged urban minority youth across central Massachusetts and the Merrimack Valley areas. He has worked tirelessly to help victims of sexual abuse, violence, and neglect receive the care and attention they need.

Tommy’s engaging training style, his expertise in community-based programming and his marketing and advertising skills honed with Comcast New England, make Tommy a sought-after member of our training team.  

Board of directors


Jonathan Ellman, Esq.
Divisional General Counsel, North America, Worldpay (Ret.)

Brittany Kelley, CPA
Vice President for Income Development
Partner, Grant Thornton LLP

Beth McArdle, Esq.
Vice President for Board Development/Nominations
Managing Associate, Carney, Sandoe & Associates

Chelsea Cullerot, CPA,
Treasurer; Chair, Finance Committee
Corporate Accounting Manager, Teikametrics

Louis C. Zicht, Esq.
Counsel, Gilman, McLaughlin & Hanrahan, LLP Boston (Ret.)

Board Members

Kevin Berner, OTD, OTR, ATP
Assistant Professor, Massachusetts General Institute of Health Professions

Alan Boyer, CPA, MS Accountancy/MBA
CFO & COO, Inly School; Former Senior Consultant, Accounting Management Solutions (Ret.)

Carmen Durso, Esq.
Law Office of Carmen L. Durso, Esq.

Erin Egan, LICSW
Health and Wellness Coordinator, BART Charter Public School

Soraia Fonseca, RN
Registered Nurse, Emergency Department, Charlton Memorial Hospital

Laura B. Gold, Esq.
Gold Advocacy

Augusta Haydock
Sr. Vice-President, Sr. Relationship Manager, Philanthropic Solutions
U.S. Trust Bank of America Private Wealth (Ret.)

Trish Kendall
Founder and CEO, Enduring Success Strategies and Inspirational Speaker

Melanie Perkins McLaughlin, Ed.M
Owner, Producer/Director, Project Productions, LLC

Frank J. Riccio, PC
Law Offices of Frank J. Riccio, P.C.

Laura Siracusa
Human Resource Manager, Cabot Corporation (Ret.)

Karla Valentin
Executive Coordinator, Vertex Pharmaceuticals

Tricia Wells, LICSW
Private Practice Psychotherapist 

Jacob Wilner
Private Equity Associate, Calera Capital, L.P.