Wednesday, October 28, 2009

A Re-Boot

*********PRESS RELEASE*********
Media Contact: For Immediate Release
K. Dee Ignatin October 28, 2009
Executive Director


Austin, Texas - October 28, 2009 – Americans Against Abuses of Polygamy is pleased to announce the results of its recent election for the Board of Directors.
Traceye Jones of Lake Havasu City, Arizona, has been elected President. Ms. Jones is the general manager of radio stations KJJJ and KNTR, located in Lake Havasu City, Arizona. Ms. Jones has had the distinction of serving on many nonprofit boards in Mohave County, Arizona, the northern portion of which is the traditional home of the largest concentration of practicing polygamists in the U.S., comprised of members of the Fundamentalist Church of Latter Day Saints, still loyal to convicted sex offender Warren Jeffs, currently in custody in the city of Kingman, Arizona.

Susan Stickevers, MD, of Long Island, New York has been elected Vice President. Dr. Stickevers is an assistant clinical professor at SUNY Stony Brook School of Medicine. She received her MD degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, and her Bachelors Degree in Biology summa cum laude from Queens College. She completed her residency training and served as chief resident at Columbia University Medical Center in NY City. She developed an interest in the study of polygamy while treating Muslim women in polygynous relationships in New York City.

Connie Reece of Austin, Texas has been elected Treasurer. She is an author, speaker, and a marketing and communications consultant who specializes in online media and social networks. She is currently working on a novel about a teenage runaway from a polygamist cult. Ms. Reece has many years of experience consulting with nonprofit organizations.

Kim Silvia of Amarillo, Texas has been elected Secretary. She is a successful real estate professional with a history of activism for the human rights of women and children. Following her own investigation, she was instrumental in assisting the FBI to apprehend the organizers of a human trafficking ring in West Texas. Ms. Silvia has served on the boards of several charitable organizations in the Amarillo area.
Note to Reporters: Photos are available upon request.

Americans Against Abuses of Polygamy is a non-profit, conservative feminist, human rights organization, based in Texas. The AAAP is dedicated to educating the public on the human rights abuses inherent within the cultural practice of polygamy, worldwide and within the United States, and the potential dangers of decriminalization of the felony practice.

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