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Francesca Amato-Banfield

CEO 

Ms. Francesca Amato is the National Chapter Leader and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Punished 4 Protecting, Inc. (P4P). Francesca is an expert Domestic violence, child abuse & A.D.A. Advocate with a wealth of knowledge & experience navigating the family court & cps diabolical system. She is a fighter like no other in the Nation. 

Accomplishments: 17 years of experience, multifaceted National expert; credentialed as a Human Rights Expert and a Forensic Americans with Disabilities Act Expert, a best selling author, public speaker & broadcaster, exposing Judges & cps workers-attorneys who violate rights daily. She fights to win.

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R.H. 

Chapter Leader, Intake Specialist

 

I am an educator specializing in K-5 Elementary and Special Education, a seasoned copywriter, editor and proofreader. Teaching children to read and write with a personable, empathetic and driven approach is my central focus. I have been employed as a substitute teacher, edited books, articles, memos, emails and copy written a variety of print materials. Over the last three years, I managed and taught my own children, working with them in specific and specialized ways while pursuing my second master's degree.

I have learned so much about myself and how uniquely each child learns, not just through schooling, but from being a mother, teacher, editor and proofreader. I acquired and implemented specialized skills in the areas of differentiated instruction and confidence building. I taught children how to read, created curriculum, created hands on activities including games and crafts associated with stimulating learning lessons in all content areas. My interests are many as is my work experience varied. The salient theme throughout my life and work is the love of working with people, especially children and helping them meet their goals by utilizing creative tools and interventions. Cultivating a positive learning environment is vital to this process and I am committed. Strong aptitude in reading and writing are among the most important skills that move one toward success. I love being a participant in goal setting and achievement. In addition to my formal education, my experience as a mother of typical children and one with special needs enriches my life immeasurably. I consider myself someone with a unique blend of interests and experiences that offer multidisciplinary benefit.

I deeply studied our U.S Constitution for two years for my first master's degree in Government and am passionate about its contents and sovereignty. I am blessed and excited to be apprenticing under Francesca’s advocating for those whose rights are being violated under the Americans with Disabilities Act and am committed to ongoing advocacy training.

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Molly Mancini

Intake Specialist, Editor, Training Coordinator

Molly has a passion for working with youth and families. Her can-do attitude paired with her gentle nature and attention to detail make her a great fit in her role with P4P. She loves to help set the foundation for each client's case and work closely with the team to ensure that each staff member and volunteer has the tools to complete their tasks efficiently and effectively. To balance this, her undeniable compassion and ability to  connect with clients helps those dealing with  heavy circumstances to feel at ease. She has a great sense of pride in the P4P team collaborative efforts and is beyond grateful to be a part of this movement which remains unmatched.  

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Ashley Nutbrown
 Vermont Chapter Leader, Intake Specialist

 

Ashley joined Punished4Protecting in May 2023. Currently, she is a student at CCV working on an associate degree in Design and Media Studies (A.A.) +.  She is certified in Media Communications and Google Career for Project Management through CCV along with two CCV issued digital credentials in both website development and introduction to digital marketing. She also has a certificate of completion in Americans with Disabilities Advocacy (ADA Title II) to help fellow disabled persons. Ashley currently sits on two other boards in her home state of Vermont; Vermont Office of Children, Youth, and Families Advocacy where she is co-chair of the panel and Highgate Nonprofit Resident Board. 
      Prior to these roles, Ashley was a geriatric LNA with CPR/First Aid certification and a psychiatric technician for the former Vermont State Hospital (VSH) with NAPPI certification, along with other mental health/LNA employment. She was previously part of the policy council for the former Community Action Head Start, BCEMS PTO, and Vermont Works for Women. She is a former volunteer for Girl Scouts, Barre Community Baseball's T-Ball program, and thrift stores. She is a dedicated mother of two children.. Ms. Nutbrown is a survivor of childhood/domestic abuse. She has personal experience with the injustices and defamation that can come with the dealings of the Department of Children and Families (DCF). She uses these experiences as driving forces to help children and families entangled with DCF by being part of OCYFA and shares her family's story by writing to state representatives and senates to encourage passing bills such as H. 265 (Act 129) and H. 661 . Ashley is an animal lover, an avid concertgoer (mainly heavy metal), loves the sitcom "The Golden Girls", reads/studies for fun and believes Halloween should be every day, not once a year. She doesn’t consider herself religious but follows a lifelong path of spirituality, believes in holistic practices and healthy living. 

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Tonya Latino 

Intake Specialist 

 

After having her own traumatic experience in family court and having used Francescas Amato’s services, Tonya now strives to help other parents  achievie the outcomes they deserve for protecting their children. 

Navigating the complexities and emotional turmoil of family court can be overwhelming and isolating. Tonya understands this all too well and that's why she joined Francesca Amatos Team. Her personal journey through the system has equipped her with unique insights and a deep empathy for those going through similar struggles.

Tanya is dedicated to providing support and guidance to parents and families facing these challenges. She believes that no one should have to endure this journey alone. By offering a compassionate ear and sharing her experiences, Tanya aims to empower others to fight for their rights and the well-being of their children.
 

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Jessica Erickson
New York Chapter Leader

Accomplishments: Jessica has been advocating since 2014 with a personal case that allowed her to understand what goes on in the family courts, she has been dedicated to helping other protective loving mothers & fathers who have had their natural rights violated and are left unheard when abuse occurs

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