About Us

Ann Samuelson,

President

Ann is passionate about family and child safety, especially for those kids that are caught in systems and intuitions that care more about bringing in a profit off children rather than helping children obtain safety and healing.

Ann served as an elected County Commissioner and gained valuable insights about the needs of communities and found creative ways to meet those needs.

While working as a Juvenile Probation Officer she connected with the youth and learned about their world, their concerns, and helped to empower them in ways that changed their lives forever.

With Northwest Regional ESD Ann fought for the rights of children and served as a legislative advocate for children with special needs.

As an A & D Counselor, DUII Diversion Instructor, Ann aided Clatsop County Mental Health in facilitating women's and adolescent groups and in teaching diversion classes.


Kate Dimon,

Vice President

Kate is a longtime advocate for children’s rights and safety and has successfully fought for the rights of children and teens to have a voice in matters regarding their own safety.

Kate is a retired instructor for Clatsop Community College, worked as the senior construction project manager for the Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU). She also managed projects at Intel, Inpower Europe, and was the Senior Project Director at Digital Equipment Corp IRE.

ROBERT R. PARKER, JR., LL.B.

Board Legal Advisor

Throughout his life Bob has always challenged authority when it appeared that those in power were out of step with the protection or respect of (or for) the rights of the individual.


Bob successfully graduated from NCCU Law School in 1985. He was trained as a political operative for the Democratic National Committee and served as a Delegate to the DNC Convention on behalf of the Reverend Jessie L Jackson in his historic effort for the Democratic Nomination for the Presidency of the United States.


Bob has worked for three (3) State Legislative bodies, (Michigan, Alabama and Oregon) as well as serving as an assistant prosecutor in Saginaw, Michigan.


Justin Simonsen,

Board of Directors

Justin is a red-blooded American who believes in the power of the constitution and a justice system and laws that work for the people. He is an advocate for family and child safety, due process, and is passionate about fostering systems that help rather than retraumatize victims and families.


Steve Barnett,

Advisor to the Board

Steve is compassionate when it comes to obtaining the truth and justice in every case.

He is a retired police officer of 47 years of public service. He has worked on many investigations from petty theft, horrific child abuse, to complicated multiple homicides.

Steve’s comprehensive experience of case investigations and preparation on both criminal and civil matters has earned him admiration and trust with both the public and government officials.

Steve is keenly aware of how those who should be protecting the public’s best interest can sometimes use their positions of power for personal gain or revenge.

Undisclosed PhD, LPC,

Advisor to the Board

She believes in a holistic approach to counseling and respect the individuality and complexity of all human beings

As a Licensed Professional Counselor with 27 years of experience as a psychotherapist she has worked with both victims and offenders on complex cases for individuals as well as court-mandated clients.

She has worked in the area of abuse and trauma since the early 1990s.

Her experience as a former Parent Custody Evaluator gives her additional insight into the world of the court system and has allowed her to effectively consult with parents going through difficult custody processes.

She is a member of the American Psychological Association (APA), American Counseling Association (ACA), Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC), International Association of Trauma Professionals (IATP)

Janiene Beauchene JD, LCSW

Advisor to the Board

Janiene brings over 21 years of experience to the team both as a JD and Social Worker. She is passionate about working with youth and families in building and maintain strong relationships.

She works as a collaborative divorce coach: to help each spouse manage the strain of changing relationships as they focus on goals for the present and future.

Janiene is also a neutral child specialist: and helps to create safe parenting time plans and arrangements customized to fit the unique needs of each family.

She teaches parents skills to help their children both change challenging behavior and shift to a place of deep healing and connection.

Loredana (Botofan) Miller,

Boardmember

Loredana was born in a communist country during a time of political upheaval. As a young child she immigrated to the United States with her family to enjoy the rights and protection offered in the country.

Loredana later discovered that justice is often only given to those who can afford it and testimonies could be purchased, thus putting a price on truth.

Loredana became a family advocate and volunteered as a parent support specialist for families in trauma, victims of crime and cyber intelligence legal researcher.

Over the years she has worked with various non-profits and has helped to build awareness regarding discrimination victims face in the justice systems that result in skewed or harmful outcomes. This includes discrimination against victims based on their family status to the perpetrators which often results in a lack of proper protections.

Loredana operates a successful, licensed early learning program in Portland. She has partnered with government sponsored programs to organize a community safe haven for children and help provide much needed child care for working parents as essential workers during the pandemic.

Esther Prelog, MA LPC,

Advisor to the Board

Esther is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She earned a Master of Arts degree in Counseling with a youth and child specialization from Western Seminary in Portland, Oregon. She received a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Portland State University. As a counselor, Esther is committed to serving clients by partnering with them in working toward healthy change, development, and growth.

Esther has experience working with children, adolescents, helping clients with adoption, healing after divorce, adults, families, and parent skills training. Her areas of concentration include play therapy, neurofeedback therapy, and parent skills training. Specialties include abuse recovery for all ages, narcissism, adoption, trauma, attachment, ODD, and other severe diagnosis, as well as parent coaching.

Kalee Spivey, Secretary


Undisclosed , M.A.

Cyber Intelligence Legal Researcher, Case Manager

She believes that giving a voice to those who have been silenced is both healing and empowering. She knows that truth is the most powerful thing in the universe and it can not stay hidden forever.

She is an international best-selling author and legislative family advocate. She served on an anti-human trafficking force and worked to help support parents who had lost their children or were at risk of homicide.

She received her Master's degree is Pastoral Counseling and Community Chaplaincy. Through the Department of Justice she was certified to help families onto the Address Confidentiality Program.

She is a member of the American Association for Christian Counselors and received her Suicide PAIR Certification.



ABOUT ORJ


At Operation Restore Justice our goals are to:

  • Stop the use of children as a commodity through government and private sectors.

  • Aid those who are wrongfully accused victims of predatory prosecution.

  • Stop those who weaponize court and government positions against the best interest of public.

  • Address systematic failure and malfunction through reform and abolishment.

  • Reunite and support safe family members and aid them supporting children and youth.

  • Protect children, families, and vulnerable adults from human trafficking and exploitations, particularly through systems and institutions.


The Trafficking of Children


Vulnerable children, subject of courts and foster care, are an undeserved population at extreme risk of being trafficked and abused. Operation Restore Justice seeks to build awareness, create educational and resource materials, provide family advocates, offer counseling services, and legal aid to reunite children with safe parents and relatives.


Operation Restore Justice specifically focuses on abused children who have at least one safe Operation Restore Justice works to reunite families and protect children from human trafficking, particularly through systems and institutions.


Vulnerable children, subject of courts and foster care, are an undeserved population at extreme risk of being trafficked and abused. Operation Restore Justice seeks to build awareness, create educational and resource materials, provide family advocates, offer counseling services, and legal aid to reunite children with safe parents and relatives.


Operation Restore Justice specifically focuses on abused children who have at least one safe parent, relative or safe guardian know to the child or children who have the ability and sole desire to provide safety, stability, and continuity in care and services.


Our mission is to see families reunited and children with a relative who is safe rather than in foster care or a subject of the courts.

We also advocate for safe parenting plans, especially in divorce cases involving domestic violence and/or child abuse.


Our mission is to see families reunited and children with a relative who is safe rather than in foster care or a subject of the courts.

We also advocate for safe parenting plans, especially in divorce cases involving domestic violence and/or child abuse.



History


Operation Restore Justice was officially incorporated in the State of Oregon.

We were founded by a group of grandparents, parents, church ministers, counselors, retired political officers, retired law enforcement, and other community leaders who all shared a concern for the well being of families and children.


Many of our members have been working to protect children through various roles for many decades. Collectively, we have over 100 YEARS of experience. We are first hand witnesses to the journey of families in crisis and have advocated for both family first and safety first.