Karen Ortman and Sabah Fatima standing behind microphones in a recording studio.

Assistant Vice President, Field Operations Karen Ortman (right), and NYU Global Public Health Master's student Sabah Fatima host "You Matter!" recorded at NYU Tisch School of the Arts.

Hosted by Karen Ortman, Assistant Vice President,      Field Operations

The You Matter! podcast was developed in 2019 by the Department of Public Safety to inform the NYU community about resources that are available to victims of violence, assault or other criminal behaviors, both on and off campus, and to give first-hand experiences of victims and those in the community who assist them. To contact the You Matter! team, email us at youmatter@nyu.edu. You can also call Public Safety's Victims Services Unit at 212.998.2222.

Episodes

12.6.19 - Episode 16: Alan Ross, The Samaritans of New York

Executive Director Alan Ross speaks with Karen and Mary about The Samaritans of New York and the services the organization provides as the only community-based organization in the NYC-Metropolitan area solely devoted to preventing suicide and helping people in crisis.

11.29.19 - Episode 15: Travel Safety at NYU

The NYU Department of Public Safety's Sean Hackett and Irene Cedano stop by to speak with Karen and Sabah about safety while traveling, including the university's enterprise travel system NYU Traveler, and what additional resources NYU community members abroad can access for assistance.

11.22.19 - Episode 14: NYC Mayor's Office to End Domestic and Gender-Based Violence

Tracey Downing and Maisie Breit from the NYC Mayor's Office to End Domestic and Gender-Based Violence visit with Karen and Sabah to explain the programs, training and education that the office provides to the New York City community.

11.15.19 - Episode 13: Bethany Godsoe, NYU Wasserman Center

Bethany Godsoe from the NYU Wasserman Center for Career Development stops by the You Matter! studio to speak with Karen and Sabah about the Wasserman Center's services and how it can help in cases of job fraud and other career services challenges.

11.8.19 - Episode 12: Christopher Bromson, Crime Victims Treatment Center

This week on You Matter!, Christopher Bromson from the Crime Victims Treatment Center (CVTC) speaks with Karen and Sabah about CVTC's programs and how community members can access their services.

11.1.19 - Episode 11: Safe Horizon

This week on the You Matter! podcast, Wanda Lucibello and Saheli Kothari visit with Karen and Sabah to speak about Safe Horizon, its Crime Victim Assistance Program, and the resources it provides to the community.

10.25.19 - Episode 10: Bre Lasley, Fight Like Girls

Bre Lasley, founder of Fight Like Girls, visits the studio to speak about her survival of attempted murder, and how her experience led her to start an organization to empower women.

10.17.19 - Episode 09: Retired FBI Special Agent Barbara Daly

Retired FBI Special Agent Barbara Daly visits with Karen and Sabah to detail the elements of a stalking crime, advice on how to get help, and to tell the story of one of her more notable cases.

10.11.19 - Episode 08: Jennifer DeCarli and NYC Family Justice Centers

Jennifer DeCarli, Assistant Commissioner for NYC Family Justice Centers and Outreach at the Mayor's Office to End Domestic and Gender-Based Violence and colleagues Tracey Downing and Maisie Breit meet with Karen and Sabah to detail the NYC Family Justice Centers' free and confidential assistance for victims and survivors of domestic and gender-based violence, which can include sexual violence, human trafficking, stalking, and intimate partner violence.

10.4.19 - Episode 07: Nathaly and Jessica Morak, Sanctuary for Families

Nathaly, Cyber Sexual Exploitation Abuse Survivor, and Jessica Morak, attorney and advocate at Sanctuary for Families stop by the You Matter! studio to tell Nathaly's story and provide insight on the resources available at Sanctuary for Families, New York’s leading service provider and advocate for survivors of domestic violence, sex trafficking and related forms of gender violence.

9.27.19 - Episode 06: NYU Behavioral Intervention Team

Fountain L. Walker, Associate Vice President, Public Safety NYU - New York, and Thomas Ellett, Senior Associate Vice President for Student Affairs / Associate Vice Provost for University Programs, visit with Karen and Sabah to discuss NYU's Behavioral Intervention Team and the safety resources it provides to the University community.

9.20.19 - Episode 05: The NYU Immigrant Defense Initiative

Frances Davila, Staff Attorney at NYU's Immigrant Defense Initiative meets with Karen and Sabah to explain the program and how it can help NYU community members.

9.13.19 - Episode 04: LGBTQ+ Resources at NYU

Monroe France, NYU's Associate Vice President for Global Engagement and Inclusive Leadership, and Chris Woods, Director of NYU's LGBTQ+ Center, share LGBTQ+ resources and information available to the NYU community with Karen and Sabah.

9.6.19 - Episode 03: The Safe NYU App

Sean Hackett and William Karnadi from NYU Public Safety join Karen and Sabah for an in-depth discussion on the Safe NYU app and the resources it provides to the NYU community.

8.30.19 - Episode 02: Kate Baier

Kate Baier, NYU's Executive Director in NYU's Office of Residential Life and Student Housing drops by to detail the resources available to residential and commuter students.

8.23.19 - Episode 01: Carla

In the inaugural You Matter! podcast, Karen and Sabah speak with Carla, a NYU alumna and domestic violence survivor, as she shares her journey and the resources that assisted her, both on and off campus.

Resources

You Matter! Team

Karen Ortman, Creator and Host, Assistant Vice President, Field Operations, NYU Public Safety
Sabah Fatima, Co-host, College of Global Public Health MPH '20
Matt Shelosky, Communications and Project Manager, NYU Public Safety, Steinhardt MA '13
Kyle Feehan
, Producer and Recording Engineer, Steinhardt MA '20
Sophie Ewh, Recording Engineer, Tisch School of the Arts BA '20
Anjali Chavan, Graphic Designer, Tisch School of the Arts BA '21

Special Thanks

Podcast Introduction Voices: Journey Brown-Saintel, Camryn Pillay, Elliott Diner, Olivia Roberts, Emilia Michalowska, Rachel Johns, Daniel Kreizberg, Leona Stewart, Sabah Fatima
Bruce Shackelford, NYU Tisch School of the Arts
Shonna Keogan and Jason Hollander, NYU Public Affairs