WHO WE ARE
Lisa Nakamura is the Founding Director and a Lead Coach for SETpoint, and has been studying and teaching the martial arts and self defense for greater than 35 years. She is a 6th degree Black Belt, Senior Master, in Shaolin Kung Fu and a certified SHARP (Sexual Harassment and Rape Prevention) and Escape and Evasion (E&E) instructor. She serves on the Self-Defense Committee for the National Women's Martial Arts Federation (NWMAF). In 2015, she received a Jefferson Award for her volunteer work teaching self-defense and empowerment to women in recovery at POWER, among other groups.
Michele L. Montag, Ph.D. is the Executive Director and a Lead Coach for SETpoint, and has been studying the martial arts and self-defense for greater than 7 years. She is a 3rd degree Black Belt in Shaolin Kung Fu and a certified SHARP (Sexual Harassment and Rape Prevention) and Escape and Evasion (E&E) instructor. Dr. Montag holds a Ph.D. in Anthropology from SUNY Binghamton, and provides a unique perspective with regard to understanding the cultural context surrounding the need for self-defense in populations with significant risk factors.
John Kandray is the Director of Diversity and Inclusiveness on the SETpoint Board of Directors, a role that professionally aligns with his position as the Diversity, Inclusiveness Leader for EY LLP's Americas Core Business Services team. In this role, he works with all aspects of the diversity spectrum to ensure that Leadership understands the importance of creating inclusive environments where everyone can bring their authentic self to work.
Carla Adams is the Director of Survivor Support & Advocacy on the SETpoint Board of Directors. Carla is the Director of Services for the Women's Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh, where she leads program management and supervision of all staff in the Shelter, Hotline, Children's Program, Wellness Program and Non-Resident Program. Carla holds a Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from IUP and a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh. Carla's experience deepens SETpoint's support to at-risk populations, particularly within the context of trauma-informed coaching of assault survivors.
Megan Block served as the Director of Victim Rights on the SETpoint Board of Directors from 2016 through 2018. As an attorney, she represents victims of sexual and domestic abuse, discrimination, and harassment. She also serves as a Community Advocate for the Women's Law Project. In addition to advocating for her clients in the courtroom, she frequently speaks about LGBTQ+ rights under the law, sex discrimination/sexual harassment on the job, and First Amendment rights for demonstrators.