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Jennifer Landhuis


Jennifer Landhuis (M.S.) is the Director of the Stalking Prevention, Awareness, and Resource Center (SPARC), an AEquitas initiative. As Director of SPARC, she oversees the multi-faceted programming on stalking, including the development of resources and publications as well as training and technical assistance. Jennifer has over 22 years of experience as an educator and advocate on the issues of stalking, domestic violence, and sexual assault.

Prior to joining SPARC, Jennifer was the Director of Social Change at the Idaho Coalition Against Sexual & Domestic Violence. In this capacity, she managed a variety of projects, including the Idaho Coordinated Response to Sexual & Domestic Violence and the Idaho Victims Assistance Academy. She also designed and facilitated state and national trainings on stalking, domestic violence, and sexual assault to build the capacity of criminal justice systems.

Earlier in her career, Jennifer spent eleven years as an advocate and educator for local domestic violence/sexual assault community-based crisis centers. She provided crisis intervention, including support, safety planning, information, shelter placement, and referrals for victims of stalking, domestic violence, and sexual assault. She also provided 24-hour enhanced on-scene advocacy for hospitals and law enforcement agencies and implemented a screening program to assist health care professionals in recognizing and intervening with patients who have been victimized.

Jennifer graduated from Midland University with a Bachelors of Arts in Youth and Family Ministry and the University of Cincinnati with a Masters of Science degree in Criminal Justice. She is an adjunct professor at Boise State University. Jennifer is based in Boise, Idaho.

Dana Fleitman

Training and Awareness Specialist

Dana Fleitman (M.A.Ed.H.D) has been with the Stalking Prevention, Awareness, and Resource Center (SPARC) since 2018. In this role, she provides in-person workshops, online trainings, and technical assistance to multidisciplinary professionals across the country on recognizing and responding to stalking. Dana develops resources, curriculum, and publications on stalking and leads SPARC’s National Stalking Awareness Month efforts each January.

Prior to joining SPARC, Dana was the Senior Manager of Prevention and Training Programs at Jewish Women International (JWI), the leading Jewish organization working to end violence against all women and girls. Her work at JWI included creating, delivering, and managing multiple educational programs on interpersonal and sexual violence for audiences ranging from teens to campuses to professionals in the field. She also wrote and supported federal and foundation grants and coordinated a monthly webinar training program for domestic violence service providers.

Dana’s previous experience includes coordinating training and technical assistance for the HHS Office of Adolescent Health teen pregnancy prevention grantees. She also has direct service experience with groups including foster teens, refugees, and recent immigrants.

Dana graduated from American University with a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies and George Washington University with a Master of Arts in Education and Human Development. She is based in Washington, D.C.

Julia Holtemeyer

Resource Specialist

Julia Holtemeyer (MPP) is a Resource Specialist for the Stalking, Prevention, Awareness, and Resource Center (SPARC), an AEquitas initiative. As a Resource Specialist, she develops resources and publications on stalking, and provides training and technical assistance.

Prior to working at AEquitas, Julia was the Project Manager for the National Law Enforcement Leadership Initiative at the International Association of Chiefs of Police. In this role, she managed the programmatic, administrative, and financial activities for the Initiative, funded by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women. Julia coordinated and conducted training and technical assistance, providing subject matter expertise on improving police response to violence against women as well as identifying and addressing gender bias. She also supported additional projects on gender-based violence, gender bias, and victim services.

Julia’s work in gender-based violence began as a college student, when she worked at a rape crisis center and as a peer health educator. She later served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Tanzania, where she lived and worked at a secondary school in a small rural community, teaching mathematics, health, and life skills, including discussing gender-based violence. Julia went on to work in gender integration in global health, first with the USAID Office of HIV/AIDS and later with the USAID ASSIST Project, a project to improve the quality of health services in more than 20 countries around the world. Julia applies her experience with gender-based violence, gender studies, global health, public policy, and knowledge management to her commitments to equity and justice.

Julia graduated from Barnard College of Columbia University with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Mathematics, and from the George Washington University with a Master of Public Policy and a Graduate Certificate of Women’s Studies. Julia is based in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Our Partners

SPARC is a special initiative of AEquitas.

SPARC utilizes a network of consultant trainers as subject matter experts.