Media should contact Luke’s Place Communications Manager, Laura Oliver, at or 905.728.0978 x229.

Luke’s Place is a trusted source on gender-based violence and family law. Our media experts are Executive Director, Carol Barkwell, and Legal Director, Pamela Cross.

Carol Barkwell was part of an advisory committee that realized the need for the services Luke’s Place provides and, as the founding Executive Director, holds the history of the organization. She has more than 35 years of experience working with women who have been subjected to abuse in the Durham Region. Read more about Carol.

Pamela Cross is a feminist lawyer; a well-known and respected expert on violence against women and the law for her work as a researcher, writer, educator and trainer. As the Legal Director of Luke’s Place, she leads the organization’s provincial projects, including research, training and advocacy. Read more about Pamela.