Delilah Rumburg has served as Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape (PCAR) since 1995. PCAR advocates for the rights and needs of sexual assault victims and works to end sexual violence. PCAR provides funding and support to 50 rape crisis centers who serve victims of all ages in all of Pennsylvania’s 67 counties and promotes public policies that provide protections and services to victims of sexual violence, hold offenders accountable, and enhances community safety. PCAR operates the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC), which identifies, develops and disseminates resources regarding all aspects of sexual violence prevention and intervention.
Ms. Rumburg served on two Department of Defense Task Forces on Sexual Assault. Both Task Forces issued reports to the U.S. Congress on their findings and recommendations on how the military can improve services to victims of sexual assault in the armed forces and work to eliminate sexual violence.
In addition, she previously served as a member of the National Advisory Council (NAC) on Violence Against Women.
Ms. Rumburg continues to work on national policy on violence against women by serving on many national boards and committees. She travelled to South Africa with the Global Partnership to End Violence Against Women and served as faculty on the Sexual Violence Institute. Ms. Rumburg participates in the U.S-Russia Social Expertise Exchange and the Board of the Eurasia Foundation.
She serves as a Commissioner on the PA Commission on Crime & Delinquency. Recently she served on the Pennsylvania Task Force on Child Protection which resulted in major reforms to Pennsylvania Child Protection Laws.
Most recently the NSVRC entered into a multi-year, multi-million dollar contract with the National Football League, working toward the elimination of sexual violence in one generation.
Matthew Sandusky is an advocate, activist, author and public speaker for the issue of childhood sexual abuse. Mr. Sandusky dedicates his time, resources and personal experience as a survivor to being a leader for positive change. Mr. Sandusky and his wife, Kim founded the nonprofit Peaceful Hearts Foundation. Peaceful Hearts Foundation provides survivor-informed advocacy with the purpose of preventing the sexual victimization of children by educating children and adults about sexual predators, promoting awareness of sexual abuse laws and supporting survivors and their families through the recovery process.
Mr. Sandusky’s passion for the human spirit has lead him to speak out about his own trauma and to be a voice for those suffering in silence. By starting Peaceful Hearts, Matt and Kim “hope to create a world where people come together and create a safe environment for all children, survivors and their loved ones.”
Dr. David Turkewitz obtained his undergraduate degree from Columbia College and his Medical Degree from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He completed his pediatric internship residency at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Dr. Turkewitz is board certified in pediatric emergency medicine. His areas of pediatric expertise include child abuse, emergency medicine, consultative pediatrics, hospitalist care and critical care.
Since 1995, Dr. Turkewitz has held the position of Chairman of Pediatrics at York Hospital and Director of Pediatric Emergency Medicine at York Hospital. Additionally Dr. Turkewitz serves as the medical director for the Adams County Children’s Advocacy Center, the York County Children’s Advocacy Center and the pediatric medical director for the York Hospital SAFE team. Dr. Turkewitz holds a faculty appointment at Penn State as Clinical Professor. Dr. Turkewitz is a past President of the Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Turkewitz is a member of the Attorney General Advisory Board on Child Abuse. Dr. Turkewitz serves on the Pennsylvania American Academy of Pediatrics child abuse work group that has collaborated with Pennsylvania government agencies on the development of the EPIC training programs on child abuse; introduction of the Nurse Family Partnership program to Pennsylvania and implementation of the shaken impact prevention program which received legislative mandate. Dr. Turkewitz is the lead physician for York County fatality and near fatality child review. Dr. Turkewitz provided testimony to the governor appointed Task Force on Child abuse. Dr. Turkewitz is a current appointee to the Children’s Advocacy Center Advisory Committee, the work group tasked with supporting Children’s Advocacy Centers in Pennsylvania and advancing child abuse prevention work. Dr. Turkewitz has several contributions to the peer review literature and he is a frequent lecturer on topics related to child abuse and pediatric emergency medicine.
To relax, Dr. Turkewitz teaches spin classes at the York YMCA; takes long solo cycling rides’ plays racquetball with friends and enjoys spending time at home.