Introduction to the ATSA Strategic Plan
In 2009, ATSA set out on a comprehensive strategic planning process resulting in its first five year Strategic Plan. The priorities,
strategies and goals established in this plan provided a roadmap to guide the association in furthering its mission. In 2015,
ATSA began this process again, building on the work of the previous plan with an eye to future priorities and opportunities.
This Strategic Plan reflects the work of many. Through surveys and interviews, ATSA members, ATSA Chapters, key stakeholders
and partner organizations shared insightful input on the impact they believe ATSA has had, what they value about ATSA, and
their opinions on future directions, priorities and strategies for ATSA to most effectively play a leading role in the prevention
of sexual abuse. The ATSA Board of Directors helped formulate ATSA’s mission, vision and values and current and future
priorities. ATSA office staff, the people we rely on to keep the organization running smoothly and who are well aware of the
association’s mission, it’s day to day operations, and the questions and concerns posed by the general public and media,
provided vital input. The level of response we received from our surveys and interviews was exciting and gratifying and each
voice had a role in helping to shape ATSA’s future.
The enormous task of gathering, synthesizing, analyzing, integrating and organizing the data and crafting this plan fell to
the Strategic Planning Committee who did an extraordinary job. We would like to express our sincere thanks to Karen Baker,
Maaike Helmus, Chris Lobanov-Rostovsky, Kelly McGrath, and Becky Palmer. Your profound knowledge and commitment to
the mission and vision of ATSA was invaluable and provided amazing opportunities for thoughtful discussion and exchange
of ideas. The time and dedication you have invested in this process and the resulting plan is appreciated beyond what
words can express. We would also like to extend our warmest gratitude to our patient and wise Strategic Planning Consultant
Alfredo Vergara-Lobo who went above and beyond in guiding this process. The excellent quality of this plan is a tribute to his guidance and wisdom.
Robin Goldman, Strategic Planning Co-Chair
Michael Miner, Strategic Planning Co-Chair
Maia Christopher, ATSA Executive Director
Download the ATSA Strategic Plan here.
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