Voices Set Free
Freeing The Voices Of Those Living With Childhood Domestic Violence
Ruth Fishburn MSW - Family Advocate and Counselor
Graduated with an MSW from St. Louis University, St. Louis, MO in 2009. Previous work experience included five years as a first grade teacher, ten years as a house parent for children from birth through 17. 23 years as a parish visitor to the elderly and homebound & volunteering as a CASA. As a registered MSW intern working toward licensure. She receives supervision of Louise Bauschard, LCSW. Ruth offers supportive mental health services to individuals and families, attends court hearings with clients, facilitates in the reunification of parents and children, and provides advocacy for clients involved with DHS. The mental health services she provides can be short or long term depending on the need of the individual client and their ability to adapt to the stress of life transitions.
Patrick joins the team with over 30 years of experience in privately held, entrepreneurial and fortune 100 organizations. Prior experience includes principle business owner, vice president of technical services, director of information technology, senior global project manager, senior business Analyst and other technical roles. As Project Director at Voices Set Free, Patrick is responsible for managing the organizations numerous projects and strategic planning.
Louise Bauschard LCSW - Founder / Executive Director
Louise Bauschard, LCSW, founded the nonprofit organization Voices Set Free in 1997 and is a nationally recognized battered women’s rights advocate. Louise co-authored “Voices Set Free: Battered Women Speak from Prison,” 1986. Louise provides workshops, presentations, and lectures around the state on the topic of violence against women and children. Over her 40-year career as a license clinical social worker, she has experience as a mental health counselor, educator, activist, and community leader. Louise specializes in areas related to the plight of children and women caught in the criminal justice system.
Becky Smith - Secretary/Treasurer of the Board & Director of Operations
Becky brings over 10 years of nonprofit expertise to Voices Set Free. She was the founder and executive director of her own nonprofit “Freedom Spirit”. Becky has held multiple positions such as president, vice president, treasure, and secretary on numerous boards. She has a heart filled passion for keeping families together and bringing hope to those in need. Becky is the GLUE (Giving Louise Unending Encouragement) to our organization!
Scott joins us with a wonderful talent for data collection and analyzing research. Scott wants to help make a difference in significantly reducing Domestic Violence in Oregon, and nationally. We are so thankful for all of Scotts hard work in gathering important data for us to help foster changes for family violence victims.