The primary mission of INTERNITY is to empower veterans and others with hidden disabilities and survivors of military sexual assault as they reconnect with themselves and their humanity, and learn to function again in their families and communities.
The present day culture that veterans live with is one that encourages societal discrimination, persecution, illegal prosecution, social injustice, ostracism, and long term mental health diagnoses for short term acute crisis; based on long term and inaccurate fallacies about disabled veterans.
Ruth Moore - Ruth is a native of Washington County, Maine and is a survivor of military sexual assault. She hid quietly for 23 years, ashamed of her assault and the effects it had upon her life. In 2012, she came forward and testified in Congress about the effects of delayed treatment and the organizational dysfunction she experienced in the Veteran's Benefits Administration. In 2013, she received the International Voice For Change Award and helped introduce the Ruth Moore Act of 2013 to the House of Representatives.
Ruth holds a triple concentration undergraduate degree (science, psychology, and education) from Excelsior College, and a specialized Graduate Degree in Behaviorism, Special Education, and Psychology from National University. Recently she was awarded her Doctorate in Metaphysical Sciences (Theology) for her pioneering work that unites a sexual assault survivor's medical, psychological, and spiritual aspects into a whole person approach to wellness.
At present, she consults with and advises the Secretary of the Veteran's Administration about veterans whose needs are not being met, advocates for veterans who are survivors of sexual assault, and volunteers in her local community to connect survivors to the very limited resources which are available. Ruth is also pursuing her second Doctorate in Mind/Body Medicine at Saybrook University.
Zaneta Adams - Zaneta is an Army Veteran, attorney, and our legal policy advisor. Zaneta is also the President of WINC: For All Women Veteran's ("WINC"), whose mission is to revitalize the female veteran. WINC is for ALL female veterans and female active duty members. WINC promotes the physical, mental, spiritual, and emotional health of the female veteran. With more awareness, WINC believes more women will have access to the proper health care, the proper treatment for military sexual trauma, and even the proper treatment when going to a VA facility.
Joe Baldacci - Joe graduated in 1987 with distinction from the University of Maine with a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science and in 1991 from the University of Maine School of Law, Portland, with a Juris Doctor. While at Maine Law, Joe co-founded the Maine Association for Public Interest Law (MAPIL), which still is going strong and raising money for scholarhips awarded to law students who work in the public interest legal field. Joe has been a member of the Maine Bar since 1991, when he established his own general practice in downtown Bangor.
As an attorney for the last 23 years, Joe has represented literally thousands of people in many different types of cases. He has worked in Maine district courts in almost every county in the state; he has tried jury and non-jury cases in Maine Superior Court; and he has argued cases several times before the Maine Supreme Judicial Court, when it sits as the Law Court. He also has argued in front of the 1st Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston.
Matt Dunlap - Matt is the 49th Secretary of State in Maine and advises us in all matters of governmental issues. Matt is a brilliant speaker and is currently charged with oversight of state's Bureau of Motor Vehicles, Bureau of Corporations, Elections and Commissions and State Archives. Serves as Chair of the Regulatory Fairness Board and provides support to the Permanent Commission on the Status of Women, and serves on the Board of the Information Resource of Maine. Supports more than 400 state employees deployed across the state as well as the office of Governor and the Legislature.
Steve Albee - Steve is a Navy Veteran and holds a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice from American Military University. He is currently serving as a police officer for the Department of Defense.
Eddie Hanle - Eddie is the son of a Department of Defense worker and stepson of a Army Veteran of the Korean War. He is our technical advisor and go to person for all matters technical.
Jennifer Trowbridge - Jennifer is the spouse of a veteran and has a unique understanding of veteran issues. She has a strong financial background with an undergraduate degree in accounting from the University of Southern Maine and a MBA from Strayer University. At present, she is the Program Director for the Supportive Services for Veteran Families in the Washington Hancock Community Agency, where she formerly served as the Controller (Chief Accountant) who supervised a $6.6 million budget.
Butch Moore - Alfred “Butch” Moore, Jr. is the son of an Air Force Veteran and is a native of Washington County, Maine. He and his wife, Ruth, are the founders of Internity. He has a diverse background that includes employment in various seasonal occupations, working as a correctional officer and a teacher, and earning an undergraduate degree at the University of Maine at Machias. Over the past 20+ years, he has seen the “after effects” of untreated sexual assault, as he has supported his spouse while she has endured false mental health diagnosis, societal stigmatization, discrimination, and ostracization. Presently he has earned a second Bachelor's Degree in Leadership and Organizational Studies with a focus in Non Profit Administration and is enrolled in a graduate program in Leadership. Since 2012, he has been a strong leader and advocate to bring awareness to the issues of both Sexual Assault and Military Sexual Trauma.