Ms. Behringer helps to coordinate NAVRA membership, NCVLI events, and office support services for NCVLI staff. Prior to joining NCVLI, Ms. Behringer worked as a freelance designer in Lansing, Michigan, after which she relocated to Portland to begin a graphic design position. During college, Ms. Behringer served as the Assistant Director of Communications for the Associated Students of Michigan State University. She has a B.A in Advertising from Michigan State University.
Joined NCVLI in February 2012
Johanna Borkan, M.S.W.
Communications & Community Development Director
Jo manages NCVLI’s communications, coordinates education & training efforts, and oversees the advancement of community development work including NCVLI’s bar association, the National Alliance of Victims’ Rights Attorneys and Advocates (NAVRA). Prior to joining NCVLI, Jo worked as a social worker and program administrator in community medical and mental health services. She has a B.A. in History from Grinnell College and a Master’s in Social Work from Portland State University.
Joined NCVLI March 2010
Terry L. Campos, J.D.
Responding to Online Fraud Project Director
Prior to joining NCVLI, Ms. Campos was an appellate attorney with the Office of the State Appellate Defender in Chicago, Illinois. During her time at OSAD, Ms. Campos represented indigent persons on appeal in criminal cases. Ms. Campos interned for the Metropolitan Public Defender in Portland, Oregon. Ms. Campos has a B.S. in Wildlife Ecology from the University of Florida and a J.D. from the Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College with a certificate in Criminal law.
Joined NCVLI in May 2008.
Mr. Flor provides administrative support for the organization, performing accounting and budgeting functions. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from California State University, San Diego, and an MBA in Finance from California State University, Hayward. Mr. Flor worked as Fiscal Director with a local nonprofit organization prior to his work with NCVLI.
Joined NCVLI in May 2008
Meg Garvin, M.A., J.D.
Meg Garvin, M.A., J.D., is the executive director of the National Crime Victim Law Institute (NCVLI) and a clinical professor of law at Lewis & Clark Law School. Ms. Garvin is recognized as a leading expert on victims’ rights. She has testified before Congress and the Oregon Legislature on the current state of victim law. She serves on the Legislative & Public Policy Committee of the Oregon Attorney General’s Sexual Assault Task Force, co-chairs the Oregon Attorney General’s Crime Victims’ Rights Task Force, and is a Board member of the Citizens’ Crime Commission. She previously served as co-chair of the American Bar Association’s Criminal Justice Section Victims Committee, and as a member of the board of directors for the National Organization of Victim Assistance. She is the recipient of 2012 Crime Victims First-Stewart Family Outstanding Community Service Award. Prior to joining NCVLI, Ms. Garvin practiced law in Minneapolis, Minnesota and clerked for the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals. She received her bachelor of arts degree from the University of Puget Sound, her master of arts degree in communication studies from the University of Iowa, and her J.D from the University of Minnesota.
Joined NCVLI in January 2003
Mr. Hanson provides paralegal and administrative support to NCVLI management team and staff attorneys. He previously worked for U.S. Pretrial Services and a private law practice in Portland.
Joined NCVLI in May 2005
Rebecca S.T. Khalil, J.D.
Staff Attorney and Safeguarding Child-Victims’ Rights Initiative Director
Ms. Khalil is an attorney with NCVLI and is the Safeguarding Child-Victims’ Rights Initiative Director. Before joining NCVLI, Ms. Khalil was a litigation associate with Baker & Hostetler LLP in New York City, where she worked on a number of complex commercial and business litigations, including trade secret, securities, and contract cases, as well as white collar criminal defense, governmental and quasi-governmental matters, and corporate investigations. During law school, Ms. Khalil was an extern with the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in San Jose, California. Ms. Khalil holds a B.A. in History from Seattle University and earned her J.D. from Stanford Law School, where she was elected to the Order of the Coif. Joined NCVLI in December 2010
Julie coordinates NCVLI’s development efforts, including fundraising, donor development, grant writing, board and organizational development, and event planning. Julie joined NCVLI in 2010 as the Project Director for NCVLI’s Vision 21 grant. This project, funded by the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office for Victims of Crime, involved a nationwide strategic planning initiative looking at the future of the crime victims field. She took a hiatus in 2011 to complete an MBA program at Marylhurst University and returned to NCVLI in 2013. She also holds a B.A. in Government from the University of Texas.
Joined NCVLI in November 2010
Sarah LeClair, J.D.
Staff Attorney and Legal Publications Director
Ms. LeClair is an attorney at NCVLI. She participates in the continued development and implementation of NCVLI’s national litigation and education strategies, including providing legal technical support to attorneys and advocates and writing amicus briefs on a wide variety of victim-law related topics. Ms. LeClair also leads NCVLI’s legal publications project, with responsibility for managing the content, look, and distribution of NCVLI’s legal publications. Before joining NCVLI, Ms. LeClair served as judicial clerk for the Honorable Rick Haselton of the Court of Appeals of the State of Oregon, after which she practiced law as a litigation associate at Miller Nash LLP in Portland, Oregon. During law school Ms. LeClair interned with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Virginia and with the United States Department of Justice, Criminal Appellate Section. She has a B.A. in History from the University of Oregon and a J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law.
Joined NCVLI in January 2009
Amy C. Liu, J.D.
At NCVLI, Ms. Liu has provided legal technical assistance to attorneys and victim advocates on a wide range of crime victims’ rights issues; drafted trial and appellate amicus briefs; presented on victims’ rights issues at local and national conferences; and conducted practical skills trainings for attorneys across the country. Before joining NCVLI, Ms. Liu worked in student services at the University of Iowa College of Law and also practiced law as a litigation associate in the Los Angeles offices of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP. Ms. Liu clerked for the Honorable Audrey B. Collins and the Honorable Robert J. Kelleher of the United States District Court, Central District of California. She received her B.A. in Economics/Business and J.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles. Joined NCVLI in November 2010
Alison Wilkinson, J.D.
Violence Against Women Project Director
Ms. Wilkinson is an attorney at NCVLI. Ms. Wilkinson has worked on a broad range of technical assistance requests at NCVLI, including drafting amicus briefs, and performing research and drafting memos on issues relating to sexual assault, domestic violence, and privacy, among other topics. She has presented at both local and national conferences on victims’ rights. She has also been appointed by the Oregon Attorney General to Oregon’s Sexual Assault Task Force. Prior to joining NCVLI, Ms. Wilkinson worked as a litigation associate at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe in New York City. Alison has a B.A. in English from the University of Michigan and a J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law.
Joined NCVLI in January 2009.