Presenters for Trauma-Informed Care Training

June 4, 2022

Gail Hunter LCSW, BCD – Psychotherapist since 1979, holistic practitioner and Energy Healer utilizing a variety of techniques ranging from EMDR, Brainspotting, Reiki, Source Point Therapy, ‘Bars’, Theta Healing, TFT, EFT and other Energy Techniques. Gail is a Founding Member and the President of the Board of Directors for OMA. Gail has always believed in everyone’s inner capacity to heal into life, to remember the ‘truth’ of who we are innately and the abundance of possibilities we can create.

Robin Clarke, LSW, MFA, MA – Psychotherapist, writer, and teacher. Robin is an EMDR certified trauma therapist and a Certified Trauma & Resilience Practitioner (CTRP-C). Her therapy emphasizes unconditional positive regard, attuned presence, teaching mind-body skills to relieve anxiety and depression, and developing safe spaces in which to heal from trauma.

Mark Williams – Mindfulness and Environmental Justice Educator, SEL Curriculum Designer, Musician, Public Speaker

Johanna Burnett, PhD – Johanna founded Parent2Parent, which offers support for parents of transgender children as well as special educational opportunities for the community. She is a board member of Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Adolescent Center Community Advisory Board and the Gender Research Stakeholders Panel. She chairs the Speakers Bureau for PFLAG/Pittsburgh and has co-authored a paper in Pediatrics, “Community-Informed Peer Support for Parents of Gender-Diverse Youth.”

Oliver Burnett – a recent CMU graduate, with a double major in Physics and Linguistics, Oliver is a distinguished Colin Higgins Foundation Award/Grant Winner for LGBTQ advocacy, concerning his work with Dr. Gina Sequeira to develop a transgender health training program for all residents entering Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. He is currently a board member for Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Adolescent Center Community Advisory Board and the Gender Research Stakeholders Panel, as well as an active speaker for PFLAG.

Leza Vivio, DDiv, DSM, MS, LPC, CMHIMP– Counselor, Inspirational Speaker, Vibrational Sound & Energy Healer, and Hypnotherapist. Leza is a healing arts practitioner focusing on integrative wellness and intuitive counseling. At the foundation of her work is a deep understanding of trauma-informed care, radical personal transformation, and self-empowerment.

Anita Russell MEd, CPLC – Personal Transformation Expert, International Bestselling Author, Professional Speaker, and Podcaster. Anita is a Certified Professional Life Coach and member of the Maxwell Leadership Certificate Team with a strong background in Educational Leadership. Her career spans multiple disciplines including pharmaceutical R&D, learning and development, and instructional design. She is the Founder/CEO of The Place to SOAR and Creator/Host of InflexionPoint Podcast on Transformation Talk Radio. Her current work includes Activism through Coaching and Antiracism Activation.

Callie Gropp – Callie Gropp teaches history, coaches lacrosse, and serves as the Feminist Student Union (FSU) faculty advisor at Winchester Thurston School. A native of Pittsburgh, Callie earned her BA in history from Oberlin College in 2007. While attending Oberlin, her studies focused on African American and Asian American history. Callie is a founding member of OMA Center for Mind, Body, and Spirit. Callie lives in Morningside with her joyous son and several delightful pets.

Treble NLS – Lead Teaching Artist at 1Hood Media, multi-hyphenate, Emmy Award winning artist. Treble is known locally for his healing justice work with 1Hood Media as lead teaching artist and arts coordinator. Treble’s message lies within his name, NLS, which means Never Lose Sight.

Mai nguyen, MA – Mai earned a Master in Health management and policy and has been a Social worker in child development and child abuse prevention in Vietnam. She is a Community healthcare and Trauma informed care advocate and a Vietnamese English interpreter. Her focus is on building consciousness, attachment and compassion in parenting and family dynamic that can help bring forward the most optimal development for children in early years and healing for parents. Inter generational and intercultural trauma are also what Mai is studying and working on.

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