David Prescott, LICSW
A mental health practitioner of 36 years, David is the Editor of Safer Society Press. He is the author and editor of 20 books in the areas of understanding and improving services to at-risk clients. He is best known for his work in the areas of understanding, assessing, and treating sexual violence and trauma. David is the recipient of the 2014 Distinguished Contribution award from the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers and the 2018 recipient of the National Adolescent Perpetration Network’s C. Henry Kempe Lifetime Achievement award. He currently trains and lectures around the world.
Phil Rich, EdD, MSW
Phil Rich, presents, trains, and consults nationally and internationally, specializing in work with children with sexual behavior problems and adolescents and young adults who have engaged in sexually abusive behavior. Phil holds a doctorate in applied behavioral and organizational studies and a master’s degree in social work. He has been the director of six residential or day treatment programs and has worked in outpatient and partial and inpatient hospital care and, in his early days, as a street outreach worker. Phil is the author of several books that address work with sexually abusive youth, as well as a number of books focused on general mental health.
Executive Director, Safer Society Foundation
Mary considers the New Circle Mentoring program and The New Circle magazine her two greatest accomplishments as executive director of Safer Society Foundation, a position she has held since 2014. Except for the two years she spent overseas at a US Army base teaching adult education, her entire professional career has been in book publishing, from marketing to book acquisitions and development at Random House, Harper Collins, Houghton Mifflin Company, and Safer Society Press. Although she quit New York City life 18 years ago to live in rural Vermont, her language has been known to revert to its Bronx roots when she gets riled up.
Steve has been a marketing communications specialist for nearly four decades, including the past 16 years at Safer Society Foundation. Before that he was in the marketing office at Champlain College in Burlington, Vermont, and in the 1980s helmed the marketing efforts of Cannondale Bicycle Corporation. For the past ten years, Steve has volunteered his time as president of a local historical society, The Mount Independence Coalition. He is a graduate of the University of Vermont. In 1981, Steve completed an 11-month, 13,000-mile bicycle trip around America. He and his wife, Amy, live in Hubbardton, Vermont.
Sarah has been the Sales, Marketing & Media Supervisor, and Bookkeeper for Safer Society Foundation for five years. She is a junior at Champlain College in Burlington, Vermont, majoring in Accounting, an interest she developed while training with Safer Society’s Certified Public Accountant. Sarah is able to apply her creativity and technical skills maintaining and designing digital content for the Foundation’s website, social media accounts, and email newsletters. When she isn’t glued to a computer screen, Sarah enjoys working in the garden and snuggling with her cats.