Cheryl Guidry Tyiska is a nationally Certified Crisis Responder, Crisis Response Trainer, and Victim Advocate. She is Director of Victim-Witness Services for the Anne Arundel County (Maryland) State’s Attorney’s Office. She served as Interim Executive Director of National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster and was President of its Board of Directors. She served as Interim Executive Director of the National Organization for Victim Assistance, was its Deputy Director for 2 years, and its Director of Victim Services for 18 years. Cheryl has responded to many crises, and has performed numerous trainings and speaking engagements in the U.S. and other countries.