David Clohessy is the St. Louis, Missouri-based national director and spokesman for the Survivor's Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP), the largest and oldest self-help group for victims of clergy molestation in the United States.
Clohessy has been widely quoted by news organizations covering the sex abuse scandal, including the New York Times, and he has appeared on numerous television shows, including Good Morning America, The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Phil Donahue Show, and 60 Minutes.
Clohessy has publicly stated he was the victim of sexual abuse by a priest during his teenage years (from 1969-1973).
Clohessy is a 1978 graduate of Drury University in Springfield, Missouri. He has worked as a union organizer, a public relations director and also served on the staff of St. Louis Mayor Freeman Bosley, Jr..
Articles About David Clohessy
- David Clohessy - Holding Out For Change - Drury University Magazine
- Priest scandal puts focus on victims' advocate - The Post-Dispatch, St Louis, MO
- Barbara Blaine founder of SNAP (Survivors Network for those Abused by Priests)