Cherie Benjoseph, LCSW is a founder and the Chief Operating Officer of KidSafe Foundation. As a clinical social worker, Cherie has spent the last 25 years advocating on the behalf of children and families. Inspired by a child who disclosed her own abuse in 1990, Cherie set her personal mission to prevent sexual abuse. While working as a school guidance counselor and mental health therapist Cherie specialized in violence prevention/conflict resolution, active parenting, and personal safety. She is an award winning coauthor of “My Body is Special and Belongs To ME!” and won the 211 Broward Rising Star Nonprofit Award in 2013. Cherie is the backbone of KidSafe Foundation, with her highly organized, systematic and detail oriented focus, she has ensured that programs have launched with the highest degree of efficacy. She holds a masters degree in Social Work from Boston University.
Sally Berenzweig, Med, MA is a founder and the Executive Director of KidSafe Foundation, the industry leader in child sexual abuse and exploitation prevention education. For more than 25 years Sally been at the forefront of this cause, initially counseling victims of sexual abuse and then later developing a proven prevention program, she has helped equip her community to better protect children. Sally is an established expert in child safety, internet safety and she coauthored “Jack teaches his friends to be KidSafe!” and the 2011 Literary Award Winning children’s book “My Body is Special and Belongs To ME!”. She is a much sought after national speaker; her energetic and charismatic style helps engage people to share in her mission of prevention. She holds a masters degree in Elementary Education and Counseling Psychology. As a result of her long-standing commitment and tireless work on the behalf of children and families, Sally received the 2012 Jefferson Award for Public Service.