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PCADV Conference

2022 PCADV Conference: Embracing Equity and Centering Communities

October 6-7 in Harrisburg, PA (or Virtual!)

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After going virtual in 2020, PCADV is excited to announce that our biennial conference will return in October 2022 in Harrisburg, PA. Along with the in-person conference, there will be a virtual option to accommodate even more attendees across PA and beyond.

The theme for this year’s conference is Embracing Equity and Centering Communities. Our Keynote Speaker will be Dr. Wendy Mahoney, whose talk title for the keynote address on “Cultural Responsiveness: Who Are We Leaving Behind?” Workshops will cover topics such as striving for racial and social justice, enhancing advocacy effectiveness, growing organizational resources, and reshaping organizational culture. There will also be a legal track for legal advocates and lawyers.

Detailed session information and speaker bios are available here.

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Wendy Mahoney

Wendy Mahoney, Executive Director for Mississippi Coalition Against Domestic Violence, has over 30 years of experience in the non-profit and social service fields. She has held her current position for 9 years. Prior to this position, she held other leadership positions such as the Principal Consultant for Divine Strategies, LLC, Executive Director for Mississippi Families as Allies for Children’s Mental Health, and Executive Director for the National Alliance on Mental Illness – Mississippi. Wendy’s vast array of experiences and success come from her years of non-profit management; program development; grant writing; direct service; school administration; community leadership and development; cultural responsiveness consulting; and personal and professional development trainings. She has served on the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) Membership Committee as Co-chair and Chair, therefore completed 6 years of service on the committee. Currently, she is a Board member for the National Network to End Domestic Violence and Rotary Club of Jackson.

Featured Speakers

  • Olga Trujillo

    Director at Activating Change

    Olga Trujillo

    Director at Activating Change

    Olga is an attorney, trainer, internationally renowned speaker and author who focuses on the impact of trauma on survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, child abuse and human trafficking. Olga is one of a handful of speakers in the US to address the issue of Dissociative Identity Disorder from a lived experience of diagnoses and healing and intertwines the role of culture, and in particular Latino culture into every presentation, training or technical assistance opportunity. Over the past 30 years, Olga has worked in private practice, at the US Department of Justice where she was the General Counsel of the Office of Justice Programs, the Legal Counsel and the Director of the Special Projects Division for the Office for Victims of Crime. Olga left the Justice Department in 2001 and worked more closely with most national, state and local organizations addressing issues of gender-based violence. Olga has authored a number of articles and publications. Her memoir for New Harbinger Publications entitled “The Sum of My Parts” was released in October 2011. She also co-authored a Handbook for Attorneys “Representing Domestic Violence Survivors Who Are Also Experiencing Trauma and Mental Health Challenges” which was released in January 2012.

  • Cathy Cave

    Founder – Inspired Vision, LLC.

    Cathy Cave

    Founder – Inspired Vision, LLC.

    Cathy Cave has more than 30 years’ experience as an administrator, facilitator and consultant specializing in cultural inclusion, equity, anti-racism work and disparities elimination, trauma informed services and supports, case management, organizational development, supervisory practice and leadership coaching in many arenas including; domestic and sexual violence advocacy, services for people experiencing homelessness, education, child welfare, juvenile justice, disaster response, health care, mental health, substance use, and corrections. Currently, Cathy provides consultation through national training and technical assistance centers, governmental bodies, and community-based organizations. She is the former Director for Cultural Competence for New York State Office of Mental Health. Beginning in 2012 as a Senior Training Consultant with the National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma, and Mental Health, she uses her survivor, family, community and administrative perspectives to facilitate organizational change and systemic improvement at local, state and national levels.

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Ticket options:

Join us in Harrisburg at the Best Western Premier

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How do I register and what are the fees?

How do I register?

Register for the conference here.

What is the registration fee?
  • In-Person Option: $135 through August 31, $175 after August 31
  • Virtual Option: $60 (no early-bird pricing)
  • Legal Track (In-person only): $135 through August 31, $175 after August 31
Notes about Registration
  • Each attendee must have a Zoom Account
  • Each attendee must sign in with their account to register
  • All attendees must register with Zoom account even if they are participating in person.
    • All in person attendees will have access to recorded sessions after conclusion of conference and can participate in online chat for each session during the conference.

What is included in my registration fee?

The In-Person registration fee includes access to the keynote speaker and workshop sessions, the Awards Luncheon and all other meals and breaks provided during the 2-day event.

Do I need to sign up for individual sessions or workshops after I register for the conference?

No, once an individual registers for the conference, they will have access to all of the live conference sessions and recordings. Please note some in-person sessions may be limited by capacity and reserve the right to refuse entry.

Legal Training Sessions – If you register for this, you are only attending the legal sessions.

Is one-day registration available?

No, registration is for both days of the conference, your registration provides you with online access to all recorded sessions for a period of 6 months after the conference.

When will the conference begin each day?

The conference workshops will begin each day at 9:30 am EDT. Visit the PCADV 2022 Conference – Embracing Equity and Centering Communities ( for the most up to date information on session topics and schedule. Breakfast is 8:00am – 9:00am.

Where is the conference location?

Best Western Premier Central Hotel and Conference Center

800 E. Park Drive
Harrisburg, PA 17111
hotel website


On-site parking is free.

Overnight Accommodations

Accommodations at the hotel are available for Wednesday, October 5th and Thursday, October 6th. Spaces are limited, so be sure to make your reservation before September 5th. To make your reservation call the hotel at 717-561-2800 and use room block code: Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence. The special conference block and rate are only available until September 5th.

Book by Sept. 5 at 717-561-2800

Registrants are responsible for making their own overnight reservations.

What is the dress code?

Generally speaking, conference attire is business casual.

More questions?

Please contact Mykal Duffy at or Laura Gardell at

Conference Sponsorships

If you are interested in sponsoring the 2022 PCADV Conference, please contact Jennifer Beittel at or 717.545.6400.

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