I have been working as a victim service provider for over twenty-five years. I met Emma when she reached out to me to offer her time, resources, lived experience and skills in support of survivors of violence in our community. From day one Emma has always shown up ready to learn, prepared to work hard and consistently willing to go the extra mile.
In our discussion about policy decisions Emma is always thoughtful and seeks to understand how the policy might intentionally and unintentionally impact all members of the community. She is deliberate and open-minded in her approach. Emma was instrumental in supporting policy efforts that improved protections for victims and provided subject matter expertise to policy makers in their pursuit of positive changes in our community.
Emma is someone who leads by example, she stands in the arena with you and for you. She is not afraid to make hard decisions but does so after taking into full consideration all of the facts, opinions, influences, effects and voices. She reliably seeks to be a steady and dependable leader and community member.
If you want a leader who will listen to all points of view, bring the community together for conversation and lead with compassion and integrity Emma Burke is the clear choice.
— Melissa Erlbaum, Director Victim Services