About Dr. Cathy Anthofer-Fialon
Program Manager, Michigan
13th Circuit Court, Family Division
Dr. Cathy Anthofer-Fialon is an educator, an innovator, and a leader in violence prevention. She has held leadership roles in higher education, juvenile justice, sexual assault/domestic violence crisis intervention, and empowering both children and adults. Working with Lighthouse School Safety, she currently utilizes her 22 years of working professionally to advise, train, and collaborate with school administrators and like-minded professionals to impact school violence. As the Program Manager for the Grand Traverse County 13th Judicial Circuit Family/Probate Court she works to keep the most vulnerable in her community safe. Her most current project is examining the connections between childhood trauma and delinquency in an effort to design better interventions for these vulnerable youth.
She was the first female president of Indiana Campus Law Enforcement Administrators, chaired a white paper committee for International Campus Law Enforcement Administrators, co-authored an article for the International Association of Emergency Managers’ publication, The Bulletin, and has made countless presentations raising awareness that everyone is part of the solution to end interpersonal violence.
She holds a PhD from Capella University in criminal justice and a Master’s degree from Eastern Michigan University with concentrations in education and emergency management. She is a certified Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) trainer and adapted the program for implementation in a rural school district in Haiti.She traveled to Haiti in 2004, training 22 teachers and administrators in the rural school. She returned in 2010, after the earthquake, with a team of trainers to offer additional training and support. She is committed to giving every student a safe place to learn.