REBEKA HAVERILLSenior Consultant, NewPoint Strategies LLC
Rebeka Haverill is a Senior Consultant for NewPoint Strategies. She serves on the NewPoint training and consulting team on the sexual assault prevention practice. She served for nine years in the military as an advocate for social change, working as a specialist in case management, participating in numerous activities designed toward bringing awareness and change to the military’s sexual assault policies.
Rebekah is a former Army Sergeant and Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Technician who served on active duty from 2004-2008 and in the Army Reserves from 2008-2010. She has become a leading expert and consultant on sexual violence in the military and regularly consults for companies on issues facing women veterans and service members and military cultural competency. Some of the organizations she has worked with include Corporate Solutions for Housing, Intersections International, Community Mediation Services in New York City, and the New York Veterans Mental Health Coalition.
Rebekah has presented at numerous hearings and panels including the Senate Armed Services Sub-Committee on Personnel, Yale Law School, Fordham University’s Graduate School of Social Work, the White House and she is a member of the Mayor’s Office for Veterans Affairs (MOVA) Women Veterans Action Panel in New York City. She has also appeared on several television and radio shows including CNN’s Piers Morgan, MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry, the Lawrence O’Donnell Show and the NPR syndicated Diane Rehm Show as well as being published in the New York Times.
Her previous employment includes two years with the Service Women’s Action Network (SWAN) as their National Helpline for Legal and Social Service Referrals Case Manager before moving into a position as the Outreach and Education Coordinator and with a long term domestic violence shelter as a crisis helpline counselor. During her time as a case manager, Rebekah interacted with and provided referrals and assistance to over 700 women veterans and their families.
Rebekah has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Drury University and an advanced certificate in Veterans Services from Empire State University. She has been accepted to the New School’s International Affairs graduate program and hopes to complete that program in the next two years.