On August 21, 2024, the Domestic Violence Program of Fulton County will be welcoming Domestic Violence Program staff from across New York for a one-day summit focusing on the intersection of domestic violence, mental health, and substance use disorder. This event will bring together professionals focused on caring for those seeking safety in their lives, relationships free of abuse, and brighter futures for themselves and their families.


Join us on Wednesday, August 21st for this amazingly impactful day of learning and sharing!


Fulton Montgomery Community College, Johnstown, NY

Speakers of the day:

  • Ali Moss, Keynote Speaker
  • Anthony Rizzuto, LMSW, CASAC, Director of Provider Relations at Seafield Center
  • Jessica Cary, LMHC, Founder and President of Beyond Brazen, Inc.

Schedule of the day:

  • 8 a.m. – Check-in & Breakfast
  • 9 a.m. – Welcome
  • 9:30 a.m. – Keynote
  • 10:30 a.m. – Breakout Sessions
    • Substance Use Disorders & Domestic Violence
    • Mental Health & Domestic Violence
  • 12 p.m. – Lunch
  • 1 p.m. – Breakout Sessions
    • Substance Use Disorders & Domestic Violence
    • Mental Health & Domestic Violence
  • 2:45 p.m. – Panel Discussion with Q&A
  • 3:30 p.m. – Networking Reception

Registration closes July 26th or when sold out

Hotel Information

There is a block of rooms reserved at the Holiday Inn Johnstown-Gloversville. The reduced room rate is $169/night. To receive this reduced rate you must make your reservation by August 1, 2024.

Holiday Inn Johnstown-Gloversville



Ali Moss, Keynote Speaker

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Ali Moss, Keynote Speaker
Ali Moss is a survivor of domestic abuse who’s turned her trauma into her purpose. She’s a health and life coach, an author, and a beekeeper.
Ali specializes in helping people release trauma, find their authenticity, and create the life of their dreams. You can find her work at www.alimossbreathes.com. Ali is currently living her dream life in Central New York with her two amazing dogs and a bunch of bees.

Jessica Cary, Breakout Session Speaker

Jessica is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Certified Clinical Trauma Professional devoted to empowering survivors of Intimate Partner Violence (IPV). With a rich blend of clinical expertise, educational knowledge, and personal experience as an IPV survivor, she provides compassionate guidance to women on their journey to healing and empowerment. Her own story stands as a powerful testament to the potential for renewal and reclamation.
Jessica Cary, Breakout Session Speaker

In her private practice, Jessica is the founder of the Chrysalis Center for Integrative Health and Beyond Brazen, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting IPV survivors. Her passionate commitment to breaking the cycle of abuse drives her to develop and promote educational tools on intergenerational trauma and holistic healing for both survivors and clinicians.  Jessica’s work empowers survivors to transform their lives, cultivate resilience, and achieve lasting change.

Anthony Rizzuto, LMSW, CASAC, Breakout Session Speaker

Anthony Rizzuto, LMSW, CASAC

Anthony is licensed as a Social Worker and obtained his Credential as an Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC) in 2005. He has been working in the substance abuse field for over 22 years and works at the Seafield Center treatment program in Westhampton Beach, New York where he serves as the Director of Provider Relations, Program Director for the Power and Control Program and Family Program Coordinator.

Anthony was trained on working with Male Abusive Partners in 2002 and subsequently facilitated groups and assessments for many years. He has presented locally and around the country on Domestic Violence. A few of those were for Court Personnel around NYS, International EAPA Conference, COWAP (Coalition of working with Abusive Partners) Labor Assistance professionals conference in Las Vegas.
Anthony Rizzuto is the Founder of F.I.S.T; Families in Support of Treatment. F.I.S.T is a Not For-Profit organization designed to organize, support, educate, guide, and provide resources to families who are struggling with a loved one’s addiction. He has also served as President of the Long Island Chapter of EAPA (Employee Assistance Professionals Association), served as a Board Member of the Long Island Recovery Association for 7 years and is a member of the Nassau County Heroin Task force. Anthony also serves on the Credentialing Board and the Talent Management Workgroup for the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS).
He received his Master’s in Social Work degree from Adelphi University and obtained his Bachelor of Science degree from the State University of New York Empire State College.