Founder, CEO of UnBroken
Samantha Gerson is a Clinical Social Worker (ACSW/LMSW) that is currently based in Los Angeles, CA. She identifies as a Survivor of Institutional Abuse and Conversion Therapy. Samantha enjoys traveling around the country speaking at conferences, and has recently been recognized as a finalist for Forbes 30 Under 30, 2019, and named an Honorary Faculty and Panel Speaker with Outlaw at Thompson Reuters. Samantha has published two articles on her research of Conversion Therapy, and currently works as a therapist. In summer of 2018, Samantha started UnBroken, a nonprofit that offers free legal, therapeutic and vocational services to survivors. Samantha plans to enroll in a PhD program next fall of 2020, and focus her research on disassociation disorders that occur in survivors of Institutional Abuse and Conversion Therapy.
Alice Kremelberg is an actor born in New York. She is recurring as ‘Nicole Eckelcamp’ on the new season of ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK now showing on Netflix. Alice found her love for the stage early, dancing alongside The New York City Ballet. On stage she originated the role of ‘Reba’ in Ruby Rae Spiegel's breakout play DRY LAND (Colt Coeur, NYSAF, HERE). Inspired by many forms of art and connection, she continues to let her curiosity drive her.
Emily graduated Cum Laude from San Francisco State University with a bachelors degree in Communicative Disorders. She has worked in elementary school settings, teaching children with special needs, and is an advocate for adaptive learning. Emily was placed in a residential treatment center as an adolescent and identifies as a survivor of Institutional Abuse. She is determined to address the national crisis of the Troubled Teen industry, through supporting other victims of institutional abuse.
Jen Robison is an artist and photographer born in Los Angeles, CA. After training in and studying Applied Behavior Analysis, she worked closely with children with special needs as a behavioral therapist and program coordinator. She later worked with disabled and hospice patients as a caregiver. In 2015 she dedicated herself to her creative work. Her art has since shown at H Gallery in Ventura, CA, exhibitions with the Nampa Art Collective, and art festivals in the Northwestern United States. In 2017 she opened Rogue Femme Photography, directing her photographic skills toward promoting body positivity and healthy sexuality.
Jen is herself a survivor of institutional abuse 2003-2005. She has since been an advocate for teen rights and determined to help change the troubled teen industry.
Although JC was raised in Miami, he never went to school on US territory. JC struggled with being both short and gay throughout his life, but that never quieted him down. From a young age he was outspoken, dealing with bullies and standing up for himself. During his last year of high school, JC moved to Miami, indefinitely. He then worked on his English and got accepted to several universities. Although he made it into US college, this time was very rough for him because he had to deal with his parents and his sexuality. He managed to graduate with an international business degree, but quickly realized he wanted to do something different than the standard 9-5. He began working for an event planning/dancing company where he started traveling the world, dancing at festivals. After 3 years, JC was ready for something bigger, and found himself in LA and cast on Big Brother. JC is a reality star and advocate for the GLBTQ community.
Cyd is a compassionate, clinical social worker dedicated to recognizing the inherent worth and dignity of all people from different cultures and backgrounds. She attended Howard University in Washington, D.C. and received her Bachelor of Arts in Administration of Justice. Upon graduating from college, she commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Army. Over the course of eight years in military human resources, her experience focused on leading, training, coaching, and guiding both soldiers and civilian employees in a fast-paced work environment. It was her platform as an Army leader that shaped her into a strategic thinker and problem-solver who uses social innovation to find solutions to complex issues. In 2017, Cyd resigned her commission as an active duty Army Captain and focused her efforts on successfully completing her Master of Social Work practicum at the Center for Child and Family Services in Williamsburg, VA. In summer 2018, she received her Master of Social Work degree from the Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work at the University of Southern California. Cyd currently resides in Newport News, VA and is working on launching her non-profit organization “Heart Work,” blog, and podcast. She enjoys singing, baking, traveling the world, and serving as a missionary in Haiti.
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Samantha Irene: Head of Consultancy/CEO
Emily Little: Head of Vocation
Melody Weiss: Business Manager
Jen Robison: Graphic Designer