Board and Staff

Ben Clements

Meet Ben, a Board Member for 9 years. Why did you choose to serve on the Stop Handgun Violence Board? Our National gun policies and the horrific and senseless loss of life that results is a tragic disgrace. SHV plays an essential role in reducing gun violence by advocating for change at the National level

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Lisa Capone

Meet Lisa, who recently joined as a Board Member this year. Why did you choose to serve on the Stop Handgun Violence Board? Working in my previous position with Slowey/McManus Communications on SHV projects, I have seen firsthand the organization’s dedication to its vital mission, and its effectiveness. In that time – just a few short

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John Rosenthal

Meet John, co-founder of Stop Handgun Violence. Why did you start Stop Handgun Violence? I founded Stop Handgun Violence with the late Michael Kennedy, at a time when the Massachusetts arm of the National Rifle Association dominated public opinion and state legislative policy on an individual’s right to own a gun. We used our combined

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Sonya Coleman

Meet Sonya,  a Community Organizer for Stop Handgun Violence. When did you get involved in gun violence prevention (GVP)? I became an activist for GVP after the Sandy Hook mass shooting. I quickly learned that our weak gun laws allowed easy access to those who shouldn’t have them. Remaining on the sidelines on this issue

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David Rosenbloom

Meet David, serving as a Board Member for over 20 years. Why did you choose to serve on the Stop Handgun Violence Board? We were working on the gun issue through Join Together and SHV provided a way for me to be directly involved at the State and local level. What is your most memorable Stop Handgun

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MB Jarosik

Meet MB, an active Board Member for 4 years. Why did you choose to serve on the Stop Handgun Violence Board? “Mom do you think that I could get shot at my school?” Grace Jarosik, 5th grade, 2015. I joined Stop Hand Gun Violence to volunteer in every way possible to promote gun safety and

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Jordan Warshaw

Meet Jordan, a senior Board Member for 22 years. Why did you choose to serve on the Stop Handgun Violence Board? I was a graduate student at the time of the Stockton, CA schoolyard shooting, which prompted me to do a year-long study of American gun violence and gun laws. My study convinced me that

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Melissa Nazar

Meet Melissa, a Board Member for 3 years. Why did you choose to serve on the Stop Handgun Violence Board? Because gun violence is a pervasive issue in communities across our country… and thoughts and prayers are no longer enough. What is your most memorable Stop Handgun Violence event? 50 Miles More Massachusetts–it was incredibly

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Matt Lindley

Meet Matt, a veteran Board Member since 1995. Why did you choose to serve on the Stop Handgun Violence Board? Without a focused, organized group of citizens offering a platform, it seems common sense was in danger of being lost. What is your most memorable Stop Handgun Violence campaign? Meeting the mothers of the kids

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Gail Erdos

Meet Gail, our newest Board Member who joined in July 2019. Why did you choose to serve on the Stop Handgun Violence Board? I have been volunteering with SHV for a year, and the mission aligns with my beliefs. Having become so involved in the activist side I realized I’d also like to take part

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