The Voices In Action Team

Report. Support. Match. Connect. Protect.

Jessica Barth
Founder. Chief Executive Officer

Writer, producer, actress, child advocate, and founder of Voices in Action.

Jessica Barth is best known for her breakout leading role in the hilarious Ted movie franchise.  She began her career in the Philadelphia Theatre scene as a young girl which led her to a prestigious apprenticeship at Vassar College in association with New York Stage and Film. It was there that she honed her craft before deciding to head to Los Angeles to pursue a career in television and film.

During her years in LA, she has appeared and starred in numerous plays, commercials, television shows and films.  Jessica graduated with a degree in Theatre Arts and Creative Writing and has enjoyed writing short films, plays, a screenplay and a pilot which she will produce and direct in the Spring.  Jessica also created Champagne and Vinyl, lifestyle blog documenting the trials and tribulations of her life as a wife and mother of three children with honesty and biting humor.  

In 2017, Jessica was among the first voices to speak out about her experiences of sexual harassment she endured from Harvey Weinstein and assault in the entertainment industry. 

Jessica is also a lifelong passionate advocate for young women and has worked for years with foster care youth, teaching female empowerment through art. Today, she is thrilled to offer Voices in Action to the entertainment community in an effort to eradicate the abuse of power and gender inequality in our industry.

Kristin Leland
Vice President, Board Member

Kristin is a communications and nonprofit specialist, feminist and social justice activist, cultural critic, and essayist from Philadelphia.

Kristin’s experience spans more than 10 years of creative digital branding and storytelling. Her work has helped build, strengthen, and re-brand nonprofit organizations across the U.S. by developing comprehensive creative communications, marketing, and messaging strategies that reflect the digital and interactive age of the 21st century while always honoring the brand

Kristin has a bachelor’s degree in communication sciences with a focus in linguistic anthropology and is soon completing two master’s degrees—an MBA in nonprofit leadership and an MA in strategic communications—along with Title IX training. Her research is focused in language, communications, semantics, persuasion, and the effects of media rhetoric in and on modern culture.

A lifelong feminist, Kristin helped launch Voices in Action in 2018. She currently serves as the Vice President , sits on the board of trustees, and oversees all marketing, communications, media, and innovation strategy. 

Learn more about Kristin.

Alex Little
Legal Counsel

Alex focuses his practice on general litigation, government investigations, criminal defense, cybersecurity, and victim’s rights. 

As a former Assistant U.S. Attorney with the Department of Justice, Alex has extensive trial and appellate experience in state and federal courts. He draws on this experience to represent clients facing investigations or defend against criminal charges.

Alex regularly serves as a legal analyst and commentator for national and international news networks, including Fox News, CNN, MSNBC, ABC News, and SkyNews in the UK.

Alex has served as a law clerk and consultant to the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), as an analyst at the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), as a law clerk for Judge Marsha Berzon of U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in San Francisco, CA, and as an advisor to former President Jimmy Carter in the Conflict Resolution Program at The Carter Center. In these roles, Alex has drafted intelligence briefings for senior U.S. policymakers, facilitated negotiations between governments and rebel groups in Africa as well as assisted in the development of the first indictments issued by the ICC for war crimes in Uganda.

Lisa Abeyta
Chief Technical Officer

Lisa Abeyta is the Founder and CEO of APPCityLife, an award-winning GovTech startup using technology to improve lives. She is also Cofounder of Hautepreneurs, a virtual accelerator and network helping women entrepreneurs up their game. In 2017, she was named the 7th most influential voice globally on government technology, and her company, APPCityLife, has been named a top 100 Civic Tech Company in 2016, and 2017, 2018. The company was also a winner of the 2017 Smart Cities Innovation Showcase and the 2017 New Mexico Innovation awar

Terry Leoni
Sr. Legal Counsel

Terry R. Leoni began her legal career in 2006 advocating for victims of crime as a local
prosecutor, where she gained extensive trial and advocacy experience. After leaving the district
attorney’s office, she worked at a boutique law firm to serve those who protect survivors – law
enforcement, fire services, district attorneys, and the like – in employment, civil, and criminal
actions and handled some of the most high-profile public safety matters in California.
In 2016, Ms. Leoni founded Leoni Law to further pursue her passion advocating for women and
survivors’ rights. Leoni Law focuses on internal investigations, discrimination and harassment,
criminal justice and victim’s rights, and general counsel services to businesses, non-profits, and
unions. Ms. Leoni also extensively teaches and trains other lawyers and advocacy practitioners
on victim and survivor’s rights, responding and preventing sexual harassment,
and similar areas. She is honored to have been selected as a Super Lawyer and Rising Star -
Super Lawyer since 2013 and her firm has been given the highest rating of 10.0 - Superb Rating
on Avvo.


Further information about Ms. Leoni and her firm can be found here and
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