Rabbi Diana S. Gerson is the Associate Executive Vice President of the New York Board of Rabbis (NYBR), where she has served since 2005. A major focus of her work has been to advance the NYBR’s leadership role in confronting family violence, domestic violence, sexual abuse and the exploitation of children by reaching across faith communities. She has provided prevention education to thousands of clergy, faith actors and community leaders, whose role she considers critical to ending gender-based violence, sexual exploitation and all forms of violence against children. Rabbi Gerson received her Masters degree and Rabbinic Ordination in 2001 from the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in New York City. She is currently a Ph.D. candidate at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.