Nonprofit organization Darkness to Light (D2L) recently announced the appointment of Sebastian Steadman of Charleston to the organization’s board of directors.
Steadman works for Booz Allen Hamilton as a strategy and technology consultant. A longtime Charleston resident with deep roots in the community, he has been honored as one of Charleston Regional Business Journal’s “Forty Under 40” and is also a speaker coach for TEDxCharleston.
As a member of the College of Charleston community, he was co-founder of the charity Possibilities Without Borders, which assists university service learning projects in Africa.
“Sebastian Steadman is a highly skilled and energetic problem solver," D2L Board Chairman David Repinski said. "It is this passion that drives his success in business and philanthropy. Darkness to Light is privileged to have someone of Sebastian’s capability join the leadership team.”
Steadman hopes more adults will use the resources of Darkness to Light and learn about child sexual abuse prevention.
“The prevalence is staggering," he said. "It’s not a conversation people have willingly, and too many don’t even know it’s a conversation that needs to be had. If we’re going to protect children, we must create means and opportunities to talk about it," Steadman said. "This is a worthy challenge and I’m glad to contribute to the solution.”
Darkness to Light recently entered into partnership with TLC and RAINN, which includes a nationwide awareness campaign and a documentary, “Breaking the Silence,” which aired on TLC on Aug. 30.
In August, the organization reached the milestone of training 1 million adults.
"Darkness to Light remains ever-focused on its goal of educating adults to prevent and recognize the signs of child sexual abuse,” Lyndon Haviland, interim chief executive officer and board member, said. “The appointment of Sebastian Steadman to the Board of Directors is further demonstration of our commitment to quality, community and planning for continued growth.”
For more information on Darkness to Light leadership, visitwww.D2L.org/Board.