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Over a decade of professional experience in the gender-based violence movement

An innovative systems change leader and experiential facilitator, Caitlin brings extensive experience in strategically designing, implementing and evaluating programs that expand the capacity of nonprofits to deliver community-centered programming. As a Licensed Certified Social Worker (LCSW), she is uniquely able to bridge the gap between direct clinical services and systems change, always centering the voices of those most impacted by violence.

In addition, Caitlin is the Executive Director of the U.S. End FGM/C Network, a national network that works to end female genital mutilation and cutting (FGM/C) in the United States. In her free time, she also volunteers as the Director of Operations with Uplift – a volunteer-run nonprofit that works to end sexual violence in online communities and fandoms. Caitlin also founded Leading Upstream where she provides consulting services for mission-driven nonprofits and individuals looking to switch from micro to macro social work.

Caitlin is a proud toddler mom, tea enthusiast, and self-proclaimed nerd that loves board games and Marvel comics (team Iron Man!). She enjoys photography, hiking, kayaking, and traveling with her family.

The U.S. End FGM/C Network
Executive Director
January 2022 to Present
Leading Upstream Consulting
Founder and Principal Consultant
December 2020 to Present
The Full Frame Initiative
Capacity Building Manager
January 2019 to December 2020
The Center for Hope and Healing
Survivor Services Manager
— Project Director, Engaging Men and Boys Prevention Program
December 2014 to December 2018
Voices Against Violence
Residential Case Manager

October 2012 to December 2014
Community Partners
— Case Manager
Functional Support Specialist

July 2010 to October 2012
Uplift – Online Communities Against Sexual Violence
Director of Operations
Social Media Manager
February 2021 to Present
Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center
Clinical Intern
January 2015 to December 2015
The Center for Hope and Healing
Clinical Intern
May 2014 to December 2014
HAVEN NH (Formerly Sexual Assault Support Services)
Hotline Advocate
June 2009 to August 2011
Strafford County Department of Corrections
January 2010 to May 2010
Allies in Substance Abuse Prevention
September 2009 to December 2009
Prevention Innovations Research Center
Research Assistant
January 2009 to May 2009
Prevention Innovations Research Center
uSafeUS® Customer Specialist/Trainer
June 2021 to October 2021
ImpactCurve Global Consulting
Contract Grant Writer
May 2021 to September 2021
Massachusetts Office for Victim Assistance
Consultant, Advisory Committee Member
National Association of Social Workers – MA Chapter
LGBTQ Committee Chair
October 2017 – May 2018
Prevention Innovations Research Center
Bringing in the Bystander Facilitator
December 2014 to December 2016
UNH Alumni Association
Administrative Assistant / Student Worker
May 2008 to May 2010
Boston University
Boston, MA
Master’s in Social Work
University of New Hampshire
Durham, NH
Bachelor of Arts
Psychology, Women’s Studies
Licensed Certified Social Worker
Massachusetts Association of Social Worker Boards
August 2016 to Present
Nonprofit Management Certificate
University of New Hampshire
Issued March 2022
Global Woman Advocacy Award
Global Woman P.E.A.C.E. Foundation
September 2023