Matthew Macklin

Interim Executive Director

Matthew Macklin is an attorney, MBA, experienced executive, and business owner. For nearly two decades, Mr. Macklin has led teams in various industries, both for-profit and non-profit. In addition, Mr. Macklin has a deep background in healthcare operations, regulatory enforcement, and community relationship building. He is passionate about Men Stopping Violence’s mission and is excited to lead MSV to the next chapter of growth.

Matthew is a dad of four: Chase, Malcolm, Bennett, and Zola. He lives in Seattle, WA, with his wife, Amanda, children, and Newfoundland, Callie.

Ulester Douglas

Associate Director

In addition to his work at Men Stopping Violence, Ulester is a licensed psychotherapist with extensive training in working with individuals, families and communities impacted by violence.  Ulester obtained his undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and recently completed his third year as an adjunct professor at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.

Ulester was honored by Lifetime Television for Women and the National Network to End Domestic Violence in 2003, and in 2012 by The Ford Motor Company, for his work to end violence against women. He has also received numerous awards including a National Institute of Mental Health Fellowship in 1990, the National District Attorneys Association’s Stephen L. Von Riesen Lecturer of Merit Award in 2010, and the National Black Herstory Task Force’s Comrade Salute Award in 2004. He has been interviewed by local, national and international media including CNN, The New York Times, NPR, HLN, The Tom Joyner Morning Show, News One Now with Roland Martin, The Al Sharpton Show, and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

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Ulester has provided consultation, training and keynote presentations in 40 states, Europe and the Caribbean to community-based organizations, universities, corporations and government agencies. These include: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; The U.S. Department of Defense; The U.S. Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women; The National Association of Attorneys General; The National District Attorneys Association; The American Society of Law, Medicine and Ethics; and State Domestic and Sexual assault Coalitions.

In 2005, Ulester was invited to Great Britain by its Home Office to discuss with members of The House of Lords, The House of Commons, Scotland Yard, National Crime Squad, London’s City Hall, etc., best practices in working with men to end violence against women. He was also invited to the White House in 2010 to help commemorate the administration’s launching of its domestic violence prevention initiatives. Ulester has served on the board of directors of the National Network to End Domestic Violence and on several advisory boards and committees including the International Association of Chiefs of Police’s National Violence Against Women Advisory Group, the Corporate Alliance to End Partner Violence Advisory Board, and the Office on Violence Against Women’s Safe Havens National Steering Committee. He currently serves on the board of the National Resource Center to end Domestic Violence and was recently appointed as a Commissioner, by Governor Nathan Deal, to the GA Commission on Family Violence.

Ulester has authored and co-authored articles and curricula on family violence and other human rights issues, including the article “Deconstructing Male Violence Against Women: The Men Stopping Violence Community-Accountability Model” (2008, Violence Against Women, Sage Publications); the curriculum Men at Work: Building Safe Communities (2008, Men Stopping Violence, Inc.); the article “Violence Against Women: The State of Batterer Intervention Prevention Programs” with Ileana Arias, Juergen Dankwork, Mary Ann Dutton and Kathlyn Stein (2002, The Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics); and the book chapter “African-American Men Who Batter: A Community-Centered Approach to Prevention and Intervention” (2008, Family Violence and Men of Color: Healing the Wounded Male Spirit, Springer Publishing Company).

For more information, feel free to e-mail Ulester Douglas.

Greg Loughlin

Director of Community Engagement

Greg Loughlin is a writer, speaker, facilitator, and trainer with over 20 years’ experience engaging men to prevent violence against women.  Among other duties, Greg directs Men Stopping Violence’s policy advocacy, writing, marketing, and fundraising campaigns, and contributes regularly on the training team.

Prior to joining MSV’s staff, Greg served as Executive Director of the Georgia Commission on Family Violence (GCFV), a state agency charged with coordinating legislation, local domestic violence Task Forces, and Family Violence Intervention Programs across Georgia.

Greg is an accomplished public speaker and writer. He has presented for the FaithTrust Institute, Emory University, the Nursing Network on Violence Against Women International, the North America MenEngage Network, the Texas Council on Family Violence, the Battering Intervention Services Coalition of Michigan, the American Bar Association Commission on Domestic Violence, the National District Attorneys Association, and the Association of Prosecuting Attorneys, among others.

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Greg has provided media commentary to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, NBC.com, WSB-TV, Peachtree TV, WABE, WREK and WRFG, and his writing has been published in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Atlanta Voice, Voice Male Magazine, Medium, and MARCH literary magazine. In 2020, he co-authored with Ulester Douglas and Lee Giordano a peer reviewed chapter on male sexual violence that was published in the Handbook of Interpersonal Violence and Abuse Across the Lifespan.

Greg has an MSSW from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville and a BA from Guilford College. He can be reached by e-mail at greg@menstoppingviolence.org.

For more information, feel free to e-mail Greg Loughlin.

Mark Bracey

Community Education Coordinator

Mark works with the DeKalb County Alumni Chapters of the Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity, the DeKalb Solicitor’s Office, and International Women’s House on an Engaging Men grant from the Office on Violence Against Women. The goal of that grant is to bring a greater understanding of gender equality to the young men and boys of the Kappa Alpha Psi Guide Right program. Under the grant, he engages Kappa Alpha Psi alumni members in the Building Strong Communities: Kappa Education Sessions, Because We Have Daughters, and summer internships for Kappa League members.

He has demonstrated experience working as a middle school teacher at Cardinal Shehan School in Baltimore, Maryland. With more than three years in the classroom, he managed to facilitate his own after school youth mentoring program and journalism club.  Mark has also worked under the Baltimore Catholic Youth Organization as a middle school boys basketball coach at Cardinal Shehan School.

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Prior to working as an educator, Mark has obtained several internships during college. In 2013, he interned at MEE Productions Inc. in Philadelphia as a Researcher/Contributing Editor. During this internship, he was able to gain a better understanding of the racial/ethnic health disparities in urban communities around the United States. He contributed towards MEE’s Inner-City Truth project which analyzed common trends and challenges of the urban youth in various US cities. In 2014, Mark worked for the Arthritis Foundation in Atlanta as a Medical Writer.  He was able to interview researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and published two feature stories in the Arthritis Today magazine.

Mark is extremely passionate about health education and youth engagement strategies. He currently holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from Clark Atlanta University and is currently pursuing his Master of Public Health at Georgia State University in Atlanta.

For more information, feel free to e-mail Mark Bracey.

Spencer Murray

Prevention Coordinator

Spencer A. Murray is a Conflict Transformation practitioner who specializes in working with men and boys as it relates to unhealthy ideas of masculinity, and how these ideas contribute to violence towards self, women, and the community.

As Prevention Coordinator at Men Stopping Violence, Spencer educates the community about domestic violence; helps the community recognize abusive behaviors; and provides the community with information about safe ways to intervene in abusive behavior. He also works in schools to educate men and boys about domestic and sexual violence. In addition to his work at MSV, he teaches transformational classes at DeKalb County Jail that encourage men to live healthy and more meaningful lives.

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He is a former educator with the Detroit Public Schools where he taught at Paul Robeson Academy, an African-Centered School; and the Academy of the Americas, a Dual Language Immersion School. He attended Western Michigan University where he received a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in Educational Leadership. He also attained an advanced degree in Teaching from Wayne State University. Spencer later received his Doctor of Ministry Degree from New York Theological Seminary, where his focus of study was Conflict Transformation. His doctoral work focused on the systematic influence of patriarchy in society, and its tendency to oppress and perpetrate violence towards women. Based on his dissertation, Spencer published his first book, Conspiracy of Silence: The Religious and Patriarchal Roots of Violence Towards Women.

His commitment to service has also led him to do work with the Ben Marion Institute for Social Justice in Atlanta, GA., the National Center for Civil and Human Rights in Atlanta, GA., the Junior League of Atlanta, and the Urban League of Greater Atlanta.

His years of experience working with boys and men, as well as his own journey to free himself from the prison of toxic masculinity, drives his passion to lead men to a deeper understanding of themselves; an understanding that is characterized by their commitment to gender justice and a reverence for the feminine aspect of creation.
For more information, feel free to e-mail Spencer Murray.

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