Mary Eisnaugle is the Founder and President of Stopping The Abuse Before It Ever Starts  which is a 5013c. Mary has been involved in education and child abuse organizations for 20+ years. Mary served on the Goshen school board for 9 years, CASA  ( Court Appointed Special Advocate) board for 7 years, the Goshen CIC board 2 years, she currently sits on – the CASA Emeritus board , the Clermont Chamber board, the Kentucky Marketers Epic board, &  is  the current President on the Clermont CVB board and Fund Raiser chair and member of the Little Fork Child Advocacy Center organization and fundraising chairperson for Cincinnati Eastside Rotary.

Mary has a certificate of education in training from the Missing & Exploited Children (MEC) organization.  Mary is also the Chairperson for the Lykins Energy Solutions Charity Golf Outing committee supporting CASA raising over $850,000 over the last 29 years.

Mary has won several awards such as the Salute to Leaders Award in 2014 from the Clermont County Chamber for starting the Stopping Abuse Before it Starts organization, the Humanitarian of the Year Award in 2015 from the Milford/Miami Township Chamber, the Friend of Education Award in 2016 from Goshen Local Schools, and the Businesswomen of the Year Award in 2018 from the Clermont County Chamber.



Michelle Edwards is the treasure of  Stopping The Abuse Before It Ever Starts . Michelle is also the Vice President and a Commercial Loan Officer at Civista Bank. Michelle has over 20 years in the banking and finance industry helping small businesses with their financing needs. Michelle received the Business Woman of the Year Award in 2017 from the Clermont County Chamber of Commerce. Michelle is a lifelong learner; having completed finance and business administration courses at Thomas More University, continuing education courses at the American Bankers Association, and receiving process improvement certifications with Lean Manufacturing.  Michelle gives back to the community by serving on several boards and committees including:  Stopping the Abuse Before It Ever Starts, the Cincinnati Eastside Rotary Club, the Hamilton County Development Center, and the United Way Eastern Area Action Council and Success by Six.



Melanie Palmer is an Independently Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with Supervisory Status and American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Approved Supervisor. She is the Training Officer/Clinical supervisor for Child Focus Inc. and therapist at Melanie Palmer, LLC working with First Responders. She has over 25 years of experience working with clients on a variety of issues in many settings. Melanie is a certified instructor for Keeping Children Safe: Child Abuse and Neglect Curriculum for Early Childhood Professionals, Stewards of Children Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Program and Youth Mental Health First Aid. She is also a certified instructor for QPR, a Gatekeeper Suicide Prevention Program, QPRT Suicide Risk Assessment and Management program, QPR Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Instructor’s Master Trainer and Assessing, Managing Suicide Risk: Core Competencies for Behavioral Health Professionals (AMSR) Trainer, Working Minds Suicide Prevention in the Workplace as well as a Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) trainer. Melanie develops and facilitates trainings on a variety of topics including trauma-informed care, suicide education, family relationships, parenting, stress management and self-care, communication, Child Abuse prevention and more. She has completed Level 1 and Level 2 Training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy and has training to utilize Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) in treatment. She collaborates and partners with several systems including mental/public health agencies, schools, judicial, law enforcement, business, faith based and other communities in efforts to expand and enhance knowledge to improve the quality of life for all.



Chief Bachman is a founding (2013) member and help start Stopping the Abuse Before It Ever Starts .

The Chief earned a Bachelor’s of Science Degree from the University of Cincinnati in 1987, then joined the Cincinnati Police Department as a Police Officer.  From 1993-1998  he was appointed to the Mounted Patrol Unit that  specialized  in crowd control training for major events. In 1996 he received “The Top Gun Award” for marksmanship. In 2001the Chief received the “Grenadier Distinction Award” for the 2001 riots. In 2002 Chief Bachman received “The Captains Award” for Meritorious Service.  In 2002 Chief Bachman joined the Pierce Township Police Department in Clermont County Ohio.

In 2006, Chief Bachman received the Clermont County “Drug Interdiction Award”.  In 2007 he was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant and in 2009 The Chief received State Certification as a firearms instructor. In 2011 Chief Bachman graduate from the Police Executive Leadership College.  In 2012 he was promoted to the rank of Police Chief of Peirce Township Police Department.


LT. NICK DeROSE Clermont Sheriff’s Office

Lieutenant DeRose is the Commander of the Clermont County Narcotics Task Force.

Lt. DeRose has been with the Sheriff’s Office for 25 years, and in the Narcotics Task Force for a total of 13 years.  Nick has also been the Commander of the SRT (Special Response Team) for 2 years and a member of the Team for 23 years.






DET. ERIC GOLDSMITH Clermont Sheriff’s Office

Detective Goldsmith attended North Central Technical College and The Ohio State University. Detective Goldsmith began his Law Enforcement career with the Hamilton County Sheriff’s office assigned to Corrections in 1992 then worked for Columbus Police Division in 1995-97. Det. Goldsmith transferred to the Clermont County Sheriff’s Office and has been with them for last 24 years. Detective Goldsmith has worked patrol division, motorcycle unit, court services, drug unit and a tactical member of the Special Response Team. Detective Goldsmith is currently assigned to Investigations specializing in personal crimes and handles/investigates all the child Abuse cases in Clermont County.

Detective Goldsmith has been part of the Stopping the Abuse Before It Ever Starts team for over 5 years.


LT. GREG JENKINS Miami Township PD

Greg Jenkins, a Lieutenant for the Miami Township Police, began his career with the Indiana University Police Department in 1997. Lt. Jenkins was hired by the Goshen Township Police department in January of 1999 after graduating from Indiana University. Greg was hired by the Miami Township Police department in April of 2001 as a road patrol officer. Greg has worked as a Road Patrol Officer, Traffic Safety Officer, Field Training Officer, Shift Relief Supervisor, Detective and Patrol Sergeant. During his time in investigations Lt. Jenkins worked to improve the technical capabilities of the group by procuring up to date equipment.   Lt. Jenkins   was promoted to Patrol Sergeant in July of 2016.

Lt. Jenkins educational background consists of an Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Mountain State University and Bachelors of Science in Recreation, major Sport Management from Indiana University. Lt. Jenkins graduated from Northwestern’s Police Staff and Command School in 2004.

Lt. Jenkins has been awarded the Miami Township Police Department’s Lifesaving medal two times, the Meritorious Service Medal two times, MADD Top Cop of the Year 2002, State of Ohio EMS Star of Life and named the Fraternal Order of Police “Officer of the Year” in 2006.

Lt. Jenkins has been part of the Stopping the Abuse Before It Ever starts team for over 5 years.



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