Guest Speakers


Suzanne C. Dubus joined the Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center in 1995 and has served as its chief executive since 1998. She is recognized as an expert in the field of domestic violence, and was named a Champion of Change by the White House in October 2011.

Ms. Dubus she is a member of the Massachusetts Governor’s Council on Sexual and Domestic Violence, the Massachusetts Council on Family Serving Agencies, and the board chair of Jane Doe, Inc., the statewide coalition of domestic violence and sexual assault programs. She lives in Exeter, NH with her daughter.

Andre Dubus III is the author of six books, including The New York Times bestsellers House of Sand and Fog, The Garden of Last Days, and his memoir, Townie. His most recent book, Dirty Love, published in the fall of 2013, was a New York Times “Notable Book” selection, a New York Times “Editors’ Choice,” a 2013 “Notable Fiction” choice from The Washington Post, and a Kirkus “Starred Best Book of 2013.”

Mr. Dubus’ books are published in over twenty-five languages, and he teaches full time at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. He lives in Massachusetts with his wife, Fontaine, a modern dancer, and their three children.