Dr. Nancy serves as Executive Director of Northwest Family Life Learning and Counseling Center (NWFL). Based in Seattle, Washington, NWFL is a faith based, non-profit agency dedicated to assisting individuals and families in finding hope and healing when confronting the pain of domestic violence, offering advocacy and support for abused women and children, a state-certified intervention program for batterers and prevention programs that include marital and pre-marital counseling, individual and couples counseling, workshops and training programs.
Nancy counts it a privilege to have been invited to speak, train, teach, write, counsel and mentor numerous projects, for twenty years on all forms of violence against women including domestic violence and human trafficking locally and internationally. She teaches at the Seattle School of Theology and Psychology and Bakke University. She volunteers at Esperanza, a community on the west coast of Vancouver Island in British Columbia to serve individuals and families in crisis. Her dedication to advocacy and peace and safety in the home infiltrates all aspects of her life.
Nancy was raised on the west coast of Canada. Her passion for and commitment to the issue of domestic violence springs from her personal experience of abuse in her marriage; she eventually fled across the border to the United States with her three children. Nancy is now remarried and, in partnership with her husband Tom Murphy, their five children and their spouses and thirteen gorgeous grandchildren is strengthened in her work against violence and abuse.