Board member, Jess Mertz, is Interviewed on Q102

July 18th, 2011

PHILADELPHIA, PA – Jess Mertz, Board Member of the Kristin Mitchell Foundation and Associate Director of the Penn Women’s Center, was interviewed by Loraine Ballard Morrill, Q102 talk show host. You can listen to this insightful interview by clicking the link below.

On the program, Ms. Mertz discussed both sexual assault and sexual violence. The discussion touched upon warning signs of potential danger in a relationship. She also spoke about Kristin Mitchell, the engaging student at Saint Joseph’s University, who was murdered by her boyfriend only three weeks after graduation.

The foundation’s annual fund raiser, the Kristin’s Krusade 5K Run/Walk, will be held Saturday, October 15th at Saint Joseph’s University, in Philadelphia. This event facilitates increased awareness about dating violence especially among young adults.

Jess Mertz said of Ms. Morrill and Q102, “We are so grateful for your support, and we will certainly be in touch about other things happening at the Penn Women’s Center and the Kristin Mitchell Foundation.”

Ms. Mertz’s experience includes creating original curricula and working with large groups to educate about issues such as unhealthy relationships, assertiveness, and sexual assault.

Jess Mertz Q102 Interview

2 Responses to “Board member, Jess Mertz, is Interviewed on Q102”

  1. Norma Pipkin Says:

    This was a fact filled informative interview. Thank you for all you do to raise awareness around this topic.

    In Southern Maryland, Kristin’s home state, we are working to raise awareness in teens.

    May God bless all your efforts.

  2. bmitchell Says:

    Hi Norma,
    Thank you for your comment. Our desire to see that this doesn’t happen to another family is stronger than ever. We are very fortunate to have Jess Mertz with our organization. Her talent and experience is something we never take for granted. — Bill Mitchell

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