CONFERENCE PLENARY: Varsha N

Meet Conference Plenary Varsha N., JD

Varsha serves as an international speaker/consultant and is the founder
of ROAR TC® (Training & Consulting), LLC. She addresses a wide variety of
topics including bystander intervention, bias, diversity, cross-cultural
communication, healing modalities, domestic violence and sexual assault
and has worked with diverse immigrant, cultural populations and
interfaith communities. The mission of ROAR TC® is to engage
professionals and community members in critical thinking, to provide the
necessary skills to enhance services provided in support of diverse and
underserved populations and to seek effective collaboration amongst
team members. When addressing complex social issues, such as sexual
assault, bullying, diversity/inclusion, trauma informed care, we strive to
successfully follow the prescribed steps outlined by ROAR T&C – Recognize, Observe, Analyze, and
Respond®.
In addition to delivering trainings nationally she delivers trainings/workshops around the world –
including but not limited to Rwanda, Greece, Italy, Australia, Spain amongst many other places to
diverse professional groups including legal and medical professionals amongst other professions.
Recently she provided trainings on domestic violence and sexual assault to groups of Judges in New
Delhi Courts in India. Varsha has also received additional training through Harvard Medical School’s
Program in Global Refugee Trauma focusing on global mental health issues affecting refugees
worldwide. Her work experiences include working with diverse populations from Somalia, India, Iraq,
Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Nepal, Russia, and many more. She has also assisted with guardian ad litem and
political asylum cases.
She is well-experienced in working with survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence in a variety
of settings and has provided and directed the training of advocates and staff in skills and knowledge
related to the support of sexual assault and domestic violence survivors. Varsha has developed
programs to broaden services provided by rape crisis centers, to improve protocols for advocates and
to address unique challenges.
Varsha received her BA from Columbia University in New York and later received her JD. Her past and
present diverse experiences include serving on national and local non-profit boards and committees
dedicated to addressing issues related to diversity, elder abuse, sexual assault, and domestic violence.
Varsha serves on the Los Angeles Police Department DNA Taskforce in California and serves as a
Director on the Board of Directors, End Violence Against Women International and has served as
Advisory Council to the United Nations Women United States Committee Los Angeles.

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