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 helps non-profits launch, rebrand, and tell their stories creatively through developing extensive communications and messaging strategy. 

A forever grad student with focused research in language, communications, semantics, persuasion, and the effects of media in culture, Kristin is working on completing two master's degrees in communication sciences and non-profit leadership, respectively, along with Title IX training. She helps disadvantaged teens develop writing skills for college application essays and travels internationally teaching English and providing educational services to various marginalized areas of the world. 

She also identifies as an east coast vegan, dog-lover, peace-seeker, outer space enthusiast, and Ruth Bader Ginsberg fangirl number one. An unapologetic feminist and unwavering supporter of the #metoo movement and LGBTQ community, Kristin is a vocal opponent of anyone who resists the progress of humanity. And also of black jelly beans. 

Alex Little
Legal Counsel

Alex is widely recognized for his precedent-setting work representing crime victims inside and outside of the courtroom. A former federal prosecutor, Alex blends trial experience and legal know-how with a relentless dedication to his clients. He is an active member of the National Crime Victim Bar Association and the Legal Network for Gender Equity. He has represented clients with the support of the TIME’S UP Legal Defense Fund and regularly provides legal analysis for national and international media.

Before becoming a lawyer, Alex worked on a broad range of foreign policy matters in the United States and abroad. He served as a law clerk and consultant to the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), as an analyst at the Central Intelligence Agency, and as an adviser to former President Jimmy Carter in the Conflict Resolution Program at The Carter Center. In those roles, he assisted in the development of the first indictments issued by the ICC for war crimes in Uganda, drafted intelligence briefings for senior U.S. policymakers, and facilitated negotiations between governments and rebel groups in the Horn of Africa.

Lisa Abeyta
Chief Technical Officer