Founder & President

Katherine Starr (formally known as Annabelle Cripps)

Katherine is a 2 time Olympian 1984 and 1988 (Great Britain) In 1986 she won two silver medals at the Commonwealth Games. Katherine experienced success at the collegiate level: swimming for the University of Texas, participating on three NCAA championship teams and being a 14-time All-American.

Since speaking up about abuse in sports, Katherine has been interviewed by the NBC Sports, NY Times with the Takeaway, CBS Sports Radio, Take Part Five as well other nationally recognized media outlets in sports. (please review our news section for the latest interview or in the news)

Katherine also works with lawyers across the country as a consultant and expert witness with ATHLETES FIRST CONSULTING on abuse in sports. See also our legal page for more information. 



Carole Oglesby has been in the professoriate for more than forty years; 27 of them at Temple University.  She earned a PhD in Kinesiology at Purdue University in 1969 and a PhD in Counseling at Temple University in 1999.  She was a department chair at Temple from 1992-1995 and has served as Chairperson at California State University, Northridge 2003-2009.

Carole’s scholarly career has been devoted to growth and development in two areas; women’s/gender studies in sport and sport psychology.  She has held major leadership positions in virtually all academic and advocacy organizations in these areas.  She was the inaugural president of the Association of Intercollegiate Athletics for Women, president National Association of Girls and Women’s Sport, Trustee of the Women’s Sport Foundation, President of Women Sport International, Senior International Advisor for International Working Group for Women in Sport, Executive Board of the U.S. Collegiate Sports Council, U.S. Olympic Committee Board of Directors, Association for Applied Sports Psychology Health Psychology Chair and Executive Board member. 




Tamara Christopherson is a U.S. Olympian who competed in sprint kayak in the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games. Featured in world-wide media including The Today Show, NBC, ESPN, CNN, the Financial Times, Wired and Esquire Magazine, Christopherson speaks on a wide range of topics including the role of women and technology in sports. 
Christopherson was the first female resident at the US Olympic Training Center in San Diego, California and represented the U.S. in every major World Cup and World Championship competition between 1996-2000. She finished her career by winning the U.S. Olympic Team Trials and represented the U.S. at the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games. 
Christopherson is the President of the Southern California Olympians and Paralympians, the oldest and largest Olympic Alumni group in the world, and serves on the Board of Directors of the US Olympians and Paralympians. Christopherson and her husband live in Los Angeles, California.




Member of the 1984 USA Olympic Swim team. Had a storied collegiate career at Penn.  With raising young elite athletes, my passion has turned to focus on the next generation to have a safe and positive athletic experience. 







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