IMB selects Alabama counselor Nowak for abuse prevention role

The International Mission Board (IMB) has selected Somer Nowak to fill the newly created position of prevention and response administrator. Nowak will oversee and manage prevention and response efforts for child abuse (physical and sexual), sexual harassment (including sexual assault) and domestic violence. IMB is the first Southern Baptist entity to create a position for this purpose.

Nowak previously worked as a counselor with the Cherokee County Board of Education in Centre and as a forensic interviewer, forensic counselor and educational consultant for Children’s Advocacy of Cherokee County.

Nowak holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology and psychology, a master’s degree in community agency counseling and an educational specialist degree in school counseling from Jacksonville State University. (BP)