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National Children's Alliance Announces New Members of the 2013 Executive Committee and Board of Directors

Henry Shiembob of Verizon Elected as 2013 Board President

WASHINGTON, Jan. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Effective January 1, 2013, National Children's Alliance welcomed seven new members to the organization's Executive Committee of the Board.

Included in these new elections is Henry Shiembob as the organization's Board Chair for the 2013 term. Shiembob has been a volunteer with National Children's Alliance since 2005, and served on the National Children's Alliance board of directors since 2008. Mr. Shiembob previously held the position of Treasurer for the board, and will hold the Chair position through 2013. As the Deputy CSO & Executive Director of Cyber Security and Fraud Operation for Verizon, Mr. Shiembob has responsibility for all global operations for Verizon related to cyber security, supply chain security, risk management and fraud investigations. 

"Henry's experience in the corporate sector coupled with his dedication to the child advocacy movement have been welcome contributions to National Children's Alliance since his joining our volunteer leadership in 2005. We are grateful to have him as our new Board President, and look forward to his leadership in 2013," remarked Teresa Huizar, Executive Director of National Children's Alliance.

Joining Mr. Shiembob on the Executive Committee for the 2013 term will be:

Henry Shiembob (Verizon) -- President

Karen Farst (Center for Children at Risk) -- Vice President

Janet Fine -- Secretary

Gene Klein (Project Harmony, Child Protection Center) -- Treasurer and Immediate Past President

David Betz (John Deere) -- Accreditation Committee Chair

Ernestine Briggs-King (Duke University Center for Child & Family Health) -- Strengthening Practices Committee Chair

Mike Batista (Montana Division of Criminal Investigations) -- Public Policy Committee Chair

For more information about National Children's Alliance visit www.nationalchildrensalliance.org.

National Children's Alliance is the national association and accrediting body for the over 750 children's advocacy centers serving each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia. Dedicated to helping local communities respond to allegations of child abuse in ways that are effective and efficient, and put the needs of child victims of abuse first, National Children's Alliance provides support and advocacy to its accredited membership, as well as numerous developing centers, multidisciplinary teams and child abuse professionals around the country, and the world. As the national authority on multidisciplinary approaches to supporting child victims of abuse, the purpose of National Children's Alliance is to empower local communities to provide comprehensive, coordinated and compassionate services to victims of child abuse. Founded in 1998, National Children's Alliance provides accreditation opportunities, financial assistance, training, technical assistance, research and education to communities, child abuse professionals and children's advocacy centers throughout the United States in support of child abuse intervention, advocacy and prevention.

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