Prevention. Action. Change. Director Clara Porter, MSW is a nationally certified instructor in Empowerment Self Defense with the National Women’s Martial Arts Federation and the Center for Anti-Violence Education with 20 years experience in the field.

Clara was an adjunct professor in the School of Social Work at the University of New England and the Coordinator of Interpersonal Violence Prevention at the University of Southern Maine. She served as the Executive Director at the Sexual Assault Support Services of Midcoast Maine (SASSMM) before focusing full-time on Prevention. Action. Change.

She is certified in Advanced Trauma First Aide, and has extensive experience working with organizations and people of all ages including those with physical, mental/emotional, and developmental challenges.