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Volume 24
Number 1
(of 4 isues)

Change and Continuity

        NOVA President Describes Changes

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    lnoop~enlluerihom !oseph \he   the
klont    Lxcaive   lirato   o/ the Na-
tional Inhan  Juste  (  ntr  non  also
serving as \l  I < Hoad1Pesdent

DearNOVA iembes and I rends,
    As the new ly elected president of the
W)VA   Board   of 1)uetors,  lam honored to
be joined h\ Ille support oi NOVA' BoLd
members  sCtall  dat Pesidt  C   un cjle'
to iscs   the ltestL  develpmntsl in ouir

    AiLi b l d 110  I'lk0 i  ;I010  O t0llli  III 0 1
    Anmy Sous. NOVAs Execoutive  l )iree-
tor, announced her resignat ion after four
months  and has taken a position in the
corporate world  Shortll thereftle, 1)a
Le ce  tendlered h1is resignation from thle
NOVA Board and continues   axith his re
sponsibilities asthe VIiti Adocate to th
Arizona (iovlcrnor, as well as his comillit-
rnent to Parents of  1Mrered  Chluldren
(P( )MLC) ais that1 oraization's President.
Finaltx lotgtiincN)VA stidi nmilbert ben 1
T1iska resigned her positlion a\ it1 NOV A
and wx ill serve a interineectil iector
of National Volutarail Organi/allons Ac-
111e inLDisaster(NV\()AI)
    These  changes came  moe   abrulptly
than a1e axould hale lied! bull t11 are

In response to the mass shootings on
April 16 at Virginia Tech, members of
that state's Crisis Response Team
helped victims at the the IBlacksburg
campus. wsith NOVA backups onalert.


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manageable  We  ax ishlour eclges xxell,
and expressourl:ffectionalnd:appreciation
lor their ser11 ice to the Ield aln to NOVA
Meanwhule,  in response to these circum-
stances, the NOVA Board:and staff, along
wisth the leaders \1 ho mae up our Past
Presidents Council, are joinung together to
look t0wad  NO)VAs   futule. In lit the
Hoard anticipates hil ingl: tierim tecu-
trivel)irectorolioardb h imne you read
this   check oulr Wehpage.
    Together, we are asseswing NOVAs
mission and purposes to prepare for whatl
ies  head~ keeping in mnind the best interest
of all orani/ation that has serid as a
strol leader in the itim assist:ance field
for more Itan thirt years
    We  loAk for ard toseemg\ ou Reno
for the 2(07 NorthAmerian VictitnAsis-
tance Conference! The N( )VA confeence
plailgi is   ilno i1g forward undeterred by
current changes. The confrrence program
ispackedwithinnovatlve trainingopportu-
nilties a lihout losling the basics, i lhicht are
so importanlt to the new mlemlbers iIn the
victlm:wistance feld  I 1k the theme for
thiIs 3rdmanual conftereice, Forainsand/

   'atnrhips:.    Jnm        'miain
   l  uaa du   Iil lum    idmIIou.
Rno   w111l set the stage for an ongolin
pjudila shiphbielcullour llembcrs, our sup-
portie  finends and colleagues, and the
\NVA   Bard  and stall Please join uts for
xxhtxe  know wilbeancilingweeki1:
beautiful part of mr country

    luring  thi rnit lion we :1sk von to
suppotl the NOVA  I oard y tvie elected
and (the sfllf who are enirusted ith thhe
day-Lo-day operations. as we forge ahead
N(VA has a long histort   ot providing
ictim  asslance, resources and referrals,
training, aln annual premier victinm assis-
tunce conference, renimi ned corlnnumtl
crisis respoise training and  serices,
credentialing and organiz/atinl mlelmber
support We  1a   to continue to serei our
mmbels1   nd encourage voula ttell us what
1o0    11ant and how w e can best meel that
    As we   rise to the latest challenges
faced  1h our beloved rgasruation-your
organition join usas 11e   elmbr ace the
unique opportutimues faced 1 the NOVA
11e lhave all loved and relied upon for de-
caldes ILet us 1not foret the mnessae in last
lear' s Strengthin mult victimls' rights
week tenme  as we also extract inspiration
from Samel  Johnsons  words:
     I ife affords no igher pleasure than
that1 of surmounting difficulties, passing
fronm one step oflsuccess toanother, fom-
ing nel wishes and seeing themlgratifled.

    Joseph My ers, anid
    The NOVA   Board of Directors:
    The NOVA   stf   and
    The NOVA   Past Presidents Council

NOVA  Todays the quarterly newsletter of the National Organization for Victim Assistance, published as a service to its members and the general public
Views expressed here are those of ther authors and do not necessarily reflect those of the Board of Directors of NOVA, 2006 by the National Organization
for Victim Asistance. Permission is granted to reproduce material from NOVA Today provided the source and copyright are appropriately noted.

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