Survivor of abuse, international speaker and advocate, author of  book, When Loving Him Hurts
Philippa Sklaar is best known for her “lifesaving” book, When Loving Him Hurts; a story offering testimonies, strategies and solutions to one of the most misunderstood and intractable of human predicaments: when a woman loves a man who hurts her. Her years of personal domestic violence exposure has led her to creating a non-profit, The Women’s Voice Project, dedicated to educating the public and helping women unravel the complexities of abuse. You can also find Philippa at the California Institute for Women, working directly with women who have been incarcerated for the murder of their abusive partner.

       Interface Children & Family Service’s Domestic Violence Champion for Change Award Winner

Business woman, entrepreneur, community leader  and devoted mother, grandmother, a nd wife,  Kathy Hartley wears many hats while passionately  leading the charge to address social issues plaguing our community. For over ten years, Kathy has been deeply involved with Interface - serves on the Board of Directors, is a member of numerous committees, and an invaluable community advocate. Kathy helped spearhead the creation of Love is Brewing and the success of this fundraising event has allowed Interface to continue offering child sexual abuse and teen dating violence prevention programs in local schools. Her involvement in the creation of Interface’s West End Regional Advisory Board and launch of the Paint it Purple campaign, aimed to spread awareness of the prevalence of domestic violence in the community, showcases her dedication to strengthening her community and providing a safety-net for children and families. It is an honor to present Kathy with this year’s Domestic Violence Champion for Change award, as she embodies everything this award stands for.