The Dedicated Staff of Unified Solutions
Stanley L. Pryor
Unified Solutions Executive Director
CTVA/CJA Project Director
Telephone: (877) 216-9914 Ext. 700
Stanley Pryor has more than 39 years of experience in providing training and technical assistance to federal, state, and local governments; and to community-based organizations and advocacy groups in program development, needs assessment, community partnerships and planning. His faculty appointments include the Georgetown University, School of Medicine (Research Associate) and the Virginia Commonwealth University, School of Social Work (Assistant Professor). Since 1976 he has worked in the human services field with vulnerable populations including crime victims, people with disabilities, American Indian/Alaska Native groups, and young children. As a senior program manager for ICF International, he served as project director for the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC), Training and Technical Assistance Center (TTAC) contract, managing the delivery of technical assistance and training to federal, state, local and tribal victim service providers and allied professionals across the Nation. Throughout his career Mr. Pryor has gained expertise in designing, developing and implementing adult learning training and technical assistance initiatives for the federal government (Departments of Justice and Health and Human Services), universities (e.g., Georgetown University, Virginia Commonwealth University), and state and local faith-based and community organizations. He managed the development of numerous training curricula and materials and Technical Assistance toolkits, including Strategic Planning Tool Kit for Victim Service Organizations, Victim Notification and Safety in Relation to Offender Reentry, The Essential Elements of State Child Care Administration, and Preventing Child Abuse and Neglect of Disabled Preschoolers.
As Project Director for OVC TTAC, his responsibilities included project management, coordination with OVC senior management, budget development, and coordination and delivery of training and technical assistance (TTA) to the field of victim services. He was the principle presenter for OVC at national conferences related to OVC TTAC, facilitated OVC national symposiums, the Victims of Crime Act Administrators and Tribal Victim Assistance working group, and the DOJ OVC/ Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) federal working group on Anti-Trafficking task forces. He developed the training and technical assistance contractual system for OVC TTAC. This work included developing the infrastructure and written guidelines for the OVC technical assistance response to requests from both federal and non-profit agencies, the review and approval policies and procedures for the OVC scholarship, conference support and conduct guidelines for all OVC consultants. Additionally, he was a strategic OVC partner in the design and implementation the OVC training strategy; developing Technical Assistance blurbs for the OVC annual Report to Congress, and the re-design of the OVC National Victim Assistance Academy. Most recently he managed and facilitated a six month series of meetings for the Department of Justice, Office for Victims of Crime and the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), bringing more the 16 Federal agencies together as a working group to determine the technical assistance and training needs of the 42 BJA funded Anti-Human Trafficking task forces. He managed the development of the final report to the General Accounting Office on the working group which provides the framework for future training and technical assistance to the task forces.
Dianne Barker Harrold (Cherokee)
Victim Training Specialist
Telephone: (877) 216-9914 Ext. 701
Dianne Barker-Harrold is a licensed attorney, an enrolled member of the Cherokee Nation, and has been working with crime victims for more than thirty-four year. She served as a victim advocate, was elected District Attorney for four countries in Oklahoma, and was the first Native American female to serve in that position. Dianne has worked extensively in Indian Country serving as a tribal attorney and tribal court judge for fourteen tribes in Oklahoma. She has received several awards during her career, which include her being selected twice as Oklahoma’s Outstanding District Attorney, Outstanding State Prosecutor for Bikers Against Child Abuse, 2010 Bonnie Heavy Runner Award for her victim advocacy work in Indian Country, 2013 National Crime Victim Long Term Service Award presented by US Attorney General Eric Holder, and 2013 Distinguished Alumnus for Northeastern State University. Dianne is a frequent speaker and trainer, and current activities include serving as the Victim Training Specialist for Unified Solutions Tribal Community Development Group, Inc. for OVC Tribal Grantees for Comprehensive Tribal Victim Assistance and Children’s Justice Act Partnerships in Indian Communities projects; as the Native American Representative on the Oklahoma State VOCA Board; as the attorney for the Tribal Council of the Cherokee Nation; serves on the Cherokee Nation’s One Fire Victim Task Force; and is the Chief Judge for Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma. In June 2015, the US Senate Committee on Indian Affairs in Washington, DC, asked Dianne to testify to address needs for funding for victim services in Indian Country.
Jesucita Hernández (Pasqua Yaqui)
Senior Technical Assistance Specialist
Telephone: (877) 216-9914 Ext. 702
Jesucita Hernández is a Senior Technical Assistance Specialist for Unified Solutions Tribal Community Development Group, Inc. She is an enrolled member of the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and Native Arizonan. In April 2003, she was hired by her tribe to develop and create a victim service program. She also formed a crisis response team to help eliminate the gaps between outside agencies and the Pascua Yaqui Tribal. As time moved forward, she was able to bring speakers and trainers to the team, as they educated team members and elevated their own knowledge and expertise. She was selected by the team to chair and facilitate the crisis response team, now known as the Guadalupe Intervention Support Advocacy Team, which continues to thrive today. This program continues to grow and provide increased funding for the Walking in Balance Victim Services, which was an Office for Victims of Crime (OVC)– and Office of Violence Against Women–funded program. After six years in direct services, she transitioned into a new role as a Training and Technical Assistance (T&TA) Provider with Unified Solutions. She has worked as a Program Manager from 2008 to 2012 providing T&TA support to Tribal Victim Assistance grantees, Children Justice Act grantees, and Faith Based Grantees. She transitioned into the role of a Technical Assistance Specialist in 2012 under the Coordinates Tribal Assistance Solicitation. She continues to assist OVC grant-funded programs as a T&TA provider. Today, Jesucita loves working with teens and serves as a youth minister for her church.
Katherine Stuart (Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation the Arrow Lakes Band-Sinixt)
Technical Assistance Specialist
Telephone: (877) 216-9914 Ext. 705
Katherine Stuart is a Technical Assistance Specialist for Unified Solutions Tribal Community Development Group Inc. She is an enrolled member of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation the Arrow Lakes Band (Sinixt). In 2009, she completed a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration in Management from Eastern Washington University and in 2014, she graduated from Gonzaga University Graduate School of Business with a Masters of Business Administration in American Indian Entrepreneurship. Katherine’s professional background includes research, business development, small business management, strategic planning, marketing and event coordination.
While serving at the Education Outreach Coordinator at the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture in Spokane Washington, she was a member of the Education Department and Center for Cultural Plateau Studies. During this time, she worked closely with The Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, Kalispel, Spokane, and Coeur d’Alene Tribe of Indians to development culturally respectful educational outreach programs. In 2009, Katherine became part of an expansion management team for a small business and supported the opening of new locations for this company in Washington and Montana. In 2011, she transitioned to an Exhibit Marketing Consultant role within a global marketing communications company where she assisted businesses in the development of their event marketing programs. For six years, she provided ongoing support to clients by conducting research, strategic planning, event and social media marketing, and event logistics.
Katherine is committed to her community through ongoing volunteer work within organizations that serve youth and families that have been impacted by a variety of victimization. She has partnered with programs that offer personalized mentoring and trauma informed outreach to help empower youth to fulfill their potential.
Senior Training and Instructional Design Specialist
Telephone: (877) 216-9914 Ext. 706
Amber Gallup is the Senior Training and Instructional Design Specialist for Unified Solutions Tribal Community Development Group, Inc. With 20 years of experience in adult education, her areas of expertise include workforce learning, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), and the design of participatory training materials that connect adult education research to practice. She holds an M.A. in Spanish Linguistics and an M.A. in TESOL and Applied Linguistics, both from Indiana University, and is currently a doctoral student at the University of New Mexico in the Department of Organization, Information, and Learning Sciences. Amber has held adjunct faculty positions at Indiana University and American University and currently serves on the board of the Taos Education and Career Center (TECC). She is a co-author of the State of Massachusetts’ Professional Standards for Teachers of Adult English Language Learners and of the Homecare Integration Training, an innovative 72-hour training course for homecare providers in California that has served as a model for homecare occupational training in other states. In recent years, Amber has focused on the design of learning experiences for incumbent healthcare workers on diverse topics that include environmental stewardship and community outreach among people with mental illness. Amber lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico, with her husband and young daughter, both of whom are enrolled members of the Lipan Apache Tribe of Texas.
Data and Logistics Specialist
Telephone: (877) 216-9914 Ext. 704
Sarah Gottsponer is a Data and Logistics Specialist for Unified Solutions Tribal Community Development Group, Inc. In 2003, she graduated from the University of Arizona with a B. A. in Liberal Studies. Since then, Sarah has spent time gaining experience in Researching, Marketing and Customer Service. In 2011, Sarah began working with Unified Solutions and has since been providing support and assistance to them as well as to Office for Victims of Crime Tribal grantees. She has provided research on a variety of victimization and tribal related topics as well as helped prepare presentation materials for numerous training’s, events and conferences. Since she began Sarah has also worked to compile grantee data for self-assessments and progress reporting. Sarah is passionate about helping victims of crime and is grateful for the opportunities made available to her through Unified Solutions.
Research and Accounting Specialist
Telephone: (877) 216-9914 ext. 703
Tiffany Wittman is a Research and Accounting Specialist for Unified Solutions Tribal Community Development Group, Inc. In 2012, she graduated from Mary Baldwin College with a B.A. in History. Tiffany brings a diversified background of customer service, leadership, social marketing /advertising, and accounting to Unified Solutions. She is active in her community where she volunteers at a local women’s shelter that provides shelter, safety, and support for families disrupted by sexual or domestic violence. Tiffany is also a member of her local historical society as she believes it is imperative to preserve the past for our future generations to enjoy and learn upon.