of Health and Human Services. Formerly, as deputy director and director of the Division of Policy and Program Development, she was responsible for numerous women’s health issues, including HIV/AIDS, domestic violence, rape/sexual assault, lupus, diabetes, organ/tissue donation, minority women’s health, international health, female genital cutting, mental health, homelessness, and young women’s health. Mrs. Ashe-Goines also coordinated the regional women’s health coordinators programs. She has written numerous articles, appeared on radio and television programs, been featured in magazine and newspaper articles, made presentations at national and international conferences and workshops, and received many awards and commendations. She is a featured author of a chapter on domestic violence in the book, Policy and Politics in Nursing and Health Care, 4th edition.
Gary Barker, Ph.D., M.P.P., is director of gender, violence, and rights at the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW). In this role he oversees ICRW’s research, policy analyses, and programmatic work to develop solutions that address the underlying causes that lead to violence against women, including the involvement of men and boys. Dr. Barker is a social scientist with more than 15 years of experience researching gender equality, men and masculinities, sexuality, and HIV/AIDS. He also is an expert in exploring the links between men and violence in conflict and post-conflict settings in parts of Latin America, the Caribbean, sub-Saharan Africa, and South Asia. Prior to joining ICRW, Dr. Barker was founding executive director of Instituto Promundo, a nongovernmental organization based in Brazil that works to promote gender equality and reduce violence against children, youth, and women. He also has served as a consultant to the World Bank and many United Nations agencies. Dr. Barker was elected as an Ashoka Fellow in 2007 and awarded an Individual Projects Fellowship from the Open Society Institute. He is a founding co-chair of MenEngage, a global alliance of international organizations that work to engage men and boys to promote gender equality.
David Butler-Jones, M.D., M.H.Sc., Canada’s first chief public health officer, heads the Public Health Agency of Canada, which leads the government’s efforts to protect and promote the health and safety of Canadians. He has worked in many parts of Canada in both public health and clinical medicine and has consulted in a number of other countries. In addition to serving as chief public health officer, Dr. Butler-Jones is a professor in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Manitoba as well as a clinical professor with the Department of Community Health and Epidemiology at the University of Saskatchewan’s College of Medicine. From 1995 to 2002 he was chief medical health officer and executive director of the Population