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Jennifer Landhuis


Jennifer Landhuis (M.S.) brings over 25 years of experience as an educator and advocate on the issues of stalking, domestic violence, and sexual assault to her current position as the Director of the Stalking Prevention, Awareness, and Resource Center (SPARC). As Director, she oversees the development and implementation of multi-faceted resources, programs, and publications on stalking, collaborates with national partners, and provides robust trainings to criminal justice and victim service professionals. Jennifer has led the SPARC initiative since its founding at AEquitas in 2017.

Prior to joining SPARC, Jennifer was the Director of Social Change at the Idaho Coalition Against Sexual & Domestic Violence. In this capacity, she managed a variety of projects — including the Idaho Coordinated Response to Sexual & Domestic Violence and the Idaho Victims Assistance Academy – and designed and facilitated state and national trainings to build the capacity of criminal justice systems.

Earlier in her career, Jennifer spent 11 years as an advocate and educator for local domestic violence/sexual assault community-based crisis centers. Her direct service experience includes providing crisis intervention and 24-hour enhanced on-scene advocacy for hospitals and law enforcement agencies.

Jennifer graduated from Midland University with a Bachelors of Arts in Youth and Family Ministry and the University of Cincinnati with a Masters of Science degree in Criminal Justice. She is an adjunct professor at Boise State University. Jennifer is based in Boise, Idaho.

Dana Fleitman

Training & Awareness Specialist

Dana Fleitman (M.A.Ed.H.D) has been with the Stalking Prevention, Awareness, and Resource Center (SPARC) since 2018. In her role as Training and Awareness Specialist, she provides training and technical assistance to multidisciplinary professionals across the country on recognizing and responding to stalking. Dana is a skilled trainer who leads in-person and online workshops on topics including stalking behaviors and dynamics, stalking on campuses, the use of technology to stalk, risk assessment, and safety planning. With a focus on public awareness, Dana also authors original resources – including ready-to-use curricula, discussion guides, and publications on stalking – and leads SPARC’s National Stalking Awareness Month efforts each January, designing and creating SPARC’s social media campaigns as well as infographics and videos year-round.

Prior to joining SPARC, Dana was the Senior Manager of Prevention and Training Programs at Jewish Women International (JWI). At JWI, she created, delivered, and managed multiple educational programs on intimate partner violence, sexual violence, and healthy masculinity for audiences ranging from teens to professionals in the field, with a special emphasis on college campuses. Her previous work includes coordinating training and technical assistance for the HHS Office of Adolescent Health teen pregnancy prevention grantees. She also has direct service experience with groups including foster teens, refugees, and recent immigrants.

Dana graduated from American University with a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies and George Washington University with a Master of Arts in Education and Human Development. She is based in the Washington, D.C. area.

Julia Holtemeyer

Resource & Training Specialist

Julia Holtemeyer (MPP) is the Resource & Training Specialist for the Stalking, Prevention, Awareness, & Resource Center (SPARC), an AEquitas initiative. In her role, she provides training and technical assistance, develops original resources, and collaborates with partners to enhance the ability of multidisciplinary professionals to recognize and respond to stalking.

Julia’s work in gender-based violence began as a college student, when she worked at a rape crisis center and as a peer health educator. She later served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Tanzania, where she lived and worked at a secondary school in a small rural community, teaching mathematics, health, and life skills, including discussing gender-based violence. Julia went on to work in gender integration in global health, first with the USAID Office of HIV/AIDS and later with the USAID ASSIST Project, a project to improve the quality of health services in more than 20 countries around the world. Julia then transitioned into improving the criminal justice response to gender-based violence, managing a project to provide training and technical assistance response to crimes of violence against women.

Julia graduated from Barnard College of Columbia University with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Mathematics, and from the George Washington University with a Master of Public Policy and a Graduate Certificate of Women’s Studies. Julia applies her experience with gender-based violence, gender studies, global health, public policy, and knowledge management to her commitments to equity and justice. Julia is based in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Natalie Ivey

Training & Criminal Justice Specialist

Natalie Ivey (JD) is a Training & Criminal Justice Specialist for the Stalking, Prevention, Awareness, and Resource Center (SPARC), an AEquitas initiative. As a Training & Criminal Justice Specialist, Natalie works to educate and equip criminal legal systems to recognize and effectively respond to the crime of stalking.

Before joining the team at SPARC, Natalie served as the Program Manager for the Buncombe County Pretrial Services Program, improving the efficiency of the program and aligning its services with best practice standards for pretrial reporting and supervision. Prior to her work in the pretrial field, Natalie worked in various capacities to support victims of crime, specifically victims of intimate partner violence.

Natalie began her career as a prosecutor, focusing on misdemeanor and felony domestic and sexual violence crimes, but shifted her professional focus to improving systemic response and providing direct services to victims of crime. Through her time with Genesis House and the Community Coalition Against Human Trafficking, Natalie has served as a nonprofit leader and advocate. She has extensive experience facilitating community education programs, building effective coalitions, designing victim service programs, and providing trauma-informed direct services.

Natalie graduated from Tennessee Technological University with a Bachelor of Science in History and the University of Tennessee College of Law with a Juris Doctor degree.  Natalie is based in Asheville, North Carolina.

Emma MacDonald

Administrative Associate

Emma MacDonald is an Administrative Associate at the Stalking Prevention, Awareness, and Resource Center (SPARC). Prior to this position, Emma worked for the Nashua Soup Kitchen & Shelter as a Project Coordinator to spearhead Nashua Meals for Kids, a city-wide initiative providing meals to food-insecure children in the community. As an undergraduate student, they interned with Physicians for Reproductive Health and conducted research on the relationship between insurance coverage and accessible abortion care in the United States. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Wagner College with a concentration in Academic Sociology and a minor in Gender Studies.

In their free time, Emma regularly volunteers as a health center escort at Planned Parenthood and enjoys performing with North River Sing, a community choir based in Jersey City, NJ. She is proud to be working at SPARC and is grateful for the opportunity to advocate for victims and survivors in her professional life. Emma resides in the New York City area.

Our Partners

SPARC is a special initiative of AEquitas.

SPARC utilizes a network of consultant trainers as subject matter experts.