Executive Director and Founder, Karin Wolf
Karin Wolf founded the WCLU after seeing that there was a significant void in non-profits addressing complex, critical areas of women's rights, such as multi-layered financial abuse, workplace discrimination side-effects, and covert sex-based discrimination in family court reminiscent of Blackwell's Island Asylum c. 1890. Ms. Wolf posits that both Republicans and Democrats are throwing women under the bus, and encourages women to look beyond party lines at what lawmakers are really doing and measure the impact of federal funding of social programs hurting women and children.
Ms. Wolf spearheaded a major, political anti-corruption campaign using the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO), which caused several judges to retire early and placed a federal lens on the corrupt practices of the NJ Judiciary, social workers, and other court vendors running a Kids-for-Cash trade organization, namely the AFCC, from inside the family and juvenile courts. More recently, she has opened a federal investigation into State manipulation of federal funding pursuant to the ADA and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.
Ms. Wolf is a strong advocate for human rights and a Constitutional preservationist. She has two children who have suffered at the hands of government corruption. She is fighting to ensure that her daughter grows up in a world made stronger for women, and that her son respects women's equality and strength. Ms. Wolf holds a B.A. in English from Hunter College and is a member of the FBI Infragard program.
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Director, Susan Skipp
ADA/ADAAA Advocate and Forensic Disability Specialist
Susan Skipp has a Masters degree in Education (MEd) and is a certified Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA/ADAAA) Advocate and Forensic Disability Specialist. She has demonstrated Athenian efforts to stop corruption in the Connecticut judicial branch. Fighting nonstop for years against illegal actions done to her and her children, she has exposed the ubiquitous fraud that runs court proceedings in Connecticut and the United States. Susan has collected documentation proving the mafia-nature of judicial operations - from the illicit corporations running behind the scenes to groundbreaking filings, to holding courts and their vendors accountable.
Also having two children who have suffered at the hands of government corruption, Ms. Skipp knows first hand how courts are violating laws as they endeavor to maximize a long term revenue stream and to traffic children in the court system. Her persistence led to the opening of a U.S. Department of Justice investigation into Connecticut's Judicial Branch, which segued into a multi-federal agency on public corruption in the State of Connecticut. She is the first self-represented litigant to have an extraordinary writ accepted by the Connecticut Supreme Court, and a pending action before the U.S. Supreme Court. She understands the financial motivations that sustain domestic and family violence by proxy and its complex unpinning up to federal levels.
Director, Karen Welch
Karen Welch is the CEO of Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore. She has a son. Ms. Welch was instrumental in getting stalking laws changed. Ms. Welch was stalked for 12 years until her stalker committed suicide to avoid federal prosecution. Her story was featured on the 'Dangerous Games' episode of Stalked: Someone’s Watching on Investigation Discovery.
Marlboro Police Sgt. Ross Yenisey wrote the NJ stalking law with Manalapan Chief Brown based on her case of third party stalking, and worked with the FBI to apprehend the third party stalker. Unfortunately, the law didn’t help because the Monmouth County Prosecutor refused to use it, explaining that Ms. Welch had not been physically harmed “yet.” As Ms. Welch states, “Victims shouldn’t have to die to get help.”
Director, Dr. Felicia Stoler, DCN, MS, RDN, FACSM, FAND
Dr. Felicia Stoler is an American registered dietitian and exercise physiologist who has hosted Honey, We're Killing the Kids, a television series originally developed by the BBC that shows parents the consequences of poor parenting, using computer-generated images of what their children may look like as adults if they continue with their present life-style, dietary and exercise habits. Stoler has hosted the American edition, which appears as a one-hour weekly series on The Learning Channel in the United States and the Food Network in Canada. Ms. Stoler attended Tulane University, where she graduated with a B.A. in political science and sociology. She attended Columbia University, where she majored in applied physiology and nutrition and was awarded a Master of Science degree. In 2008, she completed a doctorate in clinical nutrition (D.C.N.) at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. She is the mother of two.
Director, Elizabeth A. Richter
ADA/ADAAA Advocate and Forensic Disability Specialist
Elizabeth A. Richter is a freelance writer who has published extensively in newspapers and magazines around the country. She currently writes extensively for the “Divorce in Connecticut” blog in connection to the family court reform movement, as well as legal matters affecting protective mothers and their children. Her work is based on her first hand experiences battling family court in her own case which took six years to resolve.
Ms. Richter has been central in the publication of groundbreaking investigative pieces related to family court. For instance, she exposed the extensive collusion of media and the judicial system which has resulted in a media blackout on family court corruption. She also looked into the flawed system of judicial evaluation which currently precludes judges in the CT Judicial System from facing any genuine accountability for their wrongdoing. She has frequently testified regarding these matters before the Judiciary Committee of the CT State Legislature.
With Catharine Sloper, she co-wrote and edited the books, “The Very Best of Divorce in Divorce in Connecticut,” and “Even Better from Divorce in Connecticut,” both collections of essays on the flawed legal system in Connecticut. She is also currently working on a piece of fiction tentatively entitled “In Limbo” regarding a little girl who is a victim of sexual abuse who is unable to escape her abuser due to the broken family court system.
Further, Elizabeth has a B.A. in English from Mt. Holyoke College, an M.L.A. in English from Harvard University Extension School, and she received her certification as a High School English teacher from Umass/Boston. She is certified as an ADA advocate and Forensic Disability Specialist by Equal Access Associates, Advocacy Unlimited, and the John Jay College of Criminal Justice. She was previously on the Board of Directors for Volunteers in Psychotherapy based in West Hartford, CT and also on the Board of the Mental Health Association of Connecticut.
The WCLU is looking for volunteer attorneys. If you are interested, please contact Executive Director Karin Wolf at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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