Her prior experience includes president and CEO of Planned Parenthood of Chester County and executive director of the AIDS Fund.
Before relocating to Pennsylvania, Higginbotham worked as executive director of a community-based domestic violence center in South Carolina before going on to lead the South Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault as executive director.
She has been in executive leadership for twenty years.“Susan comes to PCADV with a wealth of experience in social justice and coalition work.
Her philosophical ideas reflect the PCADV board of directors' vision for the organization's growth and development moving forward,” said board president, Michelle Robinson-Ritter.
The Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence will pay homage to the victims killed in the last year at the hands of domestic violence during a ceremony Monday, October 16 at the Pennsylvania State Capitol Rotunda. ceremony punctuates October as national Domestic Violence Awareness Month, an annual campaign that honors victims and survivors, celebrates advocates, and shines a light on intimate partner violence.She later became president of the PCADV board and joined the staff in 1983. In honor of Carole's amazing work on behalf of victims of domestic violence, the PCADV board has established The Carole Alexy Legacy Fund.Contributions to the Carole Alexy Legacy Fund are dedicated to support the efforts of PCADV to develop and implement policies to improve legal, social and economic aspects of the lives of victims of domestic violence and their families. On the heels of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Tuesday, November 28 is known nationally as #Giving Tuesday, a chance for people to support the charities they care about and help make a difference in the world.State legislators will be reading the names of the more than 100 victims from their respective districts as part of the ceremony.Advocates from our community-based programs will be placing the victim names on a map of Pennsylvania, highlighting the statewide impact of the violence and the devastation the loss of life has caused families from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh. It can be fun, terrible, exciting, hard — the adjectives used to describe it are endless.But this guide was created to help you navigate your way through all those adjectives and shed the only light you’ll ever need on an otherwise confusing, strenuous experience.Carole Alexy worked for more than 40 years as an advocate to end violence against women.Carole began her career in the domestic violence movement in 1976 when she helped to found the Bucks County program, A Woman's Place.As part of DVAM, many of our member programs across the state are conducting events and fundraisers such as 5K walk/runs, lunch and learns, ceremonies, and remembrances. As part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, PCADV also kicks off its month-long Allstate® Foundation Purple Purse Challenge, an annual fundraiser to help support victims of domestic violence who lack the financial resources to leave abusive partners.PCADV is among an estimated 200 nonprofits nationwide who have helped raise about .5 million since the campaign began in 2014.