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A confident and dynamic anti-violence educator, human service, non-profit, and higher education leader, author and social worker, Lynne Marie Wanamaker has been active in the movement to end sexual and gendered violence since 1988. She is a nationally recognized expert in empowerment-based, social-justice informed violence prevention strategies. Lynne Marie writes, speaks and teaches about the ways that individuals and communities can take action to interrupt the epidemic of violence.

Lynne Marie is also an experienced movement instructor and martial artist who believes all people have a right to joyful movement and that mindful physical activity in a trauma-aware setting can help survivors heal from violence.

Education and Certifications

  • M.S.W., Boston College Graduate School of Social Work, Macro Practice: Social Innovation and Leadership .
  • B.A., Summa Cum Laude, Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY), Women’s Studies/American Literature
  • Certificates, Holyoke Community College, Group Exercise Instruction and Personal Fitness Training
  • Self Defense Teacher Training, Center for Anti-Violence Education (Brooklyn, NY)