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PROFESSIONAL ADVISORY BOARD
Provides input and reviews all content

Matt Bellace, Ph.D

Dr. Bellace has a PhD in clinical psychology with a subspecialty in clinical neuropsychology, the study of the brain and behavior.  He was twice awarded the Student Intramural Research and Training Award (IRTA) in neuroscience by the National Institutes of Mental Health to study memory in primates.

With over twenty years of experience traveling the country as a motivational speaker and stand-up comedian.  He uses humor, inspirational stories, audience participation and current research in the neuroscience to deliver a powerful message: “It’s not enough to just tell people what not to do, we need to empower them to create an environment that fosters positive mental and physical health.”

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Crystal Bettenhausen - Bubulka, LCSW

Crystal is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Hawaii and California. She currently has a private practice providing online telehealth.Crystal serves as an advocate for Military Spouse employment and military mental health for both active duty, spouse and military children and teens, she is a proud Navy Spouse.

Stephanie R. Bien, LMFT

Stephanie is a Parent Effectiveness Training (P.E.T.) Instructor working with teens and families since 1992. She co-authored the book “Bully Prevention Tips for Teens: 18 Powerful Ways to Protect Yourself through High School.” Stephanie is the Founder of Insight to Teen Culture.

https://www.stephaniebien.com/

818-991-8282

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Shweta Chooramani

Shweta is a mental health advocate and has managed, consulted, and written on a variety of themes. She is an independent consultant, who specializes in grant writing, monitoring, and project evaluation for non-profits.

 

https://www.linkedin.com/in/schooramani/

Kenneth England, LMFT

Kenneth England is a licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT) with a special emphasis in addiction. He has worked in residential treatment centers for 14 years and currently sees clients in private practice via in-person or tele-health sessions. Kenneth also specializes in treating anxiety and trauma with EMDR.

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Kathryn Howard, LMFT. PPS/CWA

Kathryn Howard is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and has a Pupil Personnel Service Credential specializing in Child Welfare. For the past 25 years she has been a champion for School-Based Family Therapy creating school therapy programs in K-12 charter, public and private schools.  She was also the School Counseling Department Chair for Philips Graduate University inspiring the next generation of school counselors.

http://kathrynhowardtherapy.com

818-464-4357

Amy Kathleen Lee

 

Speaking, Training, Advocacy

Amy is an award-winning eating disorder recovery advocate, and motivational speaker. She is a member of the Suicide Prevention Council of San Luis Obispo, and Q.P.R. for suicide prevention trainer. Amy founded the nonprofit, Dancing with ED, Inc.

Amykathleenlee.com

805-296-2600

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Jennifer Lewis, Ph.D.

 

Jennifer Lewis is a professor at the Suzanne Dworak Peck School of Social Work at the University of Southern California. She holds a Ph.D. in Social Work from New York University and an MSW is Social Work from Boston University. Her research and clinical practice interests include suicide, LGBT health including HIV, trauma and resilience.

Alicia Dolan Maxfield

 

Alicia is currently the Regional Marketing Manager for Central Pennsylvania for Highmark Blue Shield based out of Camp Hill, Pennsylvania. She supports the consumer and commercial segments as well as the relationship between Highmark and Penn State Health, a local health network based out of Hershey, PA. Working with both the provider and payer side of healthcare, Alicia has learned about the behavioral health crisis in this country and wants to help to drive awareness for solutions that can help people in need.
Alicia lives in Lancaster County, PA with her husband, Jerome and her three stepchildren, Ashley and twins Lilly and Austin. Alicia holds a B.A. in Communications from Elizabethtown College, Elizabethtown, PA.

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Luis Orozco, DSW, LCSW

 

Dr. Luis Orozco is a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) and an organizational consultant with over 20 years of experience in the behavioral health field. He is the Founder and Executive Director of Whittier Counseling Center. His areas of expertise include mental health, conflict resolution, organizational behavior, and crisis management. 

Robert Scholz, LMFT, LPCC

 

Robert is a licensed therapist and has served in many clinical and leadership roles over his twenty-five years working in university, community mental health, forensic and private practice settings. Robert is well-known for his work as a trainer and consultant in assisting schools/ universities and communities prepare for and respond to major crisis events like wildfires, mass shootings, school suicides and other tragedies. Robert has served as an Adjunct Professor of Psychology at Pepperdine’s Graduate School of Education and Psychology for many years and has authored publications on the topics of disaster mental health, addiction treatment, and men's mental health.

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Claudia D. Schwarz, MFT

 

Claudia Schwarz is a Board-Certified, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and has decades of experience in various mental health settings. In addition to having a successful private practice since 2003, she has been working the past several years as a Therapeutic and Educational Consultant, and is a Clinical Member of IECA. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Clinical Psychology at Willamette University in Salem, Oregon, and her Graduate Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at California State University, Sacramento.

Maureen Williams, LCSW

 

Maureen Williams, LCSW is a licensed clinical social worker and therapist with over 25 years of experience working with teens and their families. She currently has a telehealth based private practice in Los Angeles and works as a clinical supervisor for a community mental health agency. Maureen also serves on the Board of Trustees for Marymount High School in Los Angeles. 

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