The Trainers Hub

We created The Network’s Trainers Hub to help social services professionals and organizations find the best partners for their training programs. The Trainers Hub matches your needs with available resources — connecting organizations that need expert trainers to strengthen their workforce with experienced practitioners who want to share their expertise, experience, and research.

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Gina Baird MSW, LICSW, PMH-C

Training Consultant

Gina specializes in perinatal mental health and is certified as a Perinatal Mental Health Provider (PMH-C) aw well as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).

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Alison Boganki

Alison Boganski, LICSW, PMH-C

Training Consultant

Alison Boganski is dedicated to spreading education and awareness across a variety of mental health concerns including eating disorders, perinatal mental health, managing depression, anxiety and other concerns.

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Selin Cemali, MSW, OTSTCFQ

Training Consultant

Selin Cemali is a clinical social worker who has worked in group homes and community clinics, in youth protection, youth-in-difficulty, and crisis prevention programs in the US and Canada.

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Michaela Cook, MSW, LICSW

Training Consultant

Michaela Cook is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker and mental health therapist in Rhode Island who has been practicing since 2014.

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Rick Cresta, MSW, MPH, LICSW

Boston University

Rick has over 25 years of experience working with adolescents and young adults in a variety of settings including schools, residential treatment and home-based.

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Julie Cullen, MSW, MSpEd, LICSW

Training Consultant

Julie Cullen has extensive experience in the treatment of developmental trauma and DBT. In addition to her private practice, Julie works with Bedford Pediatrics integrating behavioral health into pediatric primary care.

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Mary Curlew

Mary Curlew, MSW, LICSW

Training Consultant

Mary Curlew is a clinical social worker licensed in both Massachusetts and Maine with over 20+ years providing trauma informed interventions to individuals, groups and organizations.

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Olita Day-Berger

Olita Day-Berger, MSW, LCSW-R

Boston University

Olita is certified as a cognitive therapist by The Academy of Cognitive Therapy. Some areas of particular interest include CBT for severe behavioral health issues and CBT training for providers in various community mental health clinics.

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Melissa Donahue, MSW, LCSW, CST, CSTS

MD Counseling, LLC

A national speaker, author, educator, and clinical therapist, Melissa is one of only 900 certified sex therapists globally through AASECT. She has clinical experience in oncology, substance abuse, and gerontology.

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Elise DeWinter Eckelkamp, MSW, MEd

Boston University

A life-long advocate for youth and families, Elise's primary areas of practice include education, child health, family support, housing, and the development of strategic collaborative partnerships.

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Charity Ford, DHA, MSW, LMSW

Boston University

Dr. Ford is a therapist and a Field Educator Coordinator at Boston University School of Social Work with more than 20 years of experience in geriatrics, long term care, caregiver support, and the business of social work.

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Jennifer Gaouette

Jennifer Gaouette

Training Consultant

Jennifer is a dedicated and compassionate supervisor in the human services field, working with older adults. She is interested in training teams to reach obtainable goals, continue growth and development, and meet or exceed expectations.

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Florence Glynn

Florence Glynn, MSW

Training Consultant

Florence Glynn is currently a Language and Communications Access Training & Development Specialist with the City of Boston. She has experience developing programs for diverse clients including Older Adults, LGBTQ communities, and immigrant populations.

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Jonas Goldenberg, MSW, LICSW

Training Consultant

A former faculty member at Wheelock College SSW and BUSSW, Jonas is a currently a BUSSW macro advisor, seminar instructor, online program facilitator, and seminar leader on licensing.

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Sheila Gomez, MSW, LICSW, DESE

Boston University

With a keen passion for working with children and families experiencing depression, anxiety, and stress related to having experienced trauma, Sheila Gomez has dedicated her work to serving Children and Families in the Boston and Metro Boston Area.

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Sophie Hansen, MSW, LICSW

Boston University

After starting her career in clinical social work with children and families, Sophie Hansen turned to macro social work where she consults with organizations in government relations, education and healthcare. She is passionate about redefining successful macro social work.

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Kim Harris

Training Consultant

Kim is deeply committed to fostering the growth and success of individuals and small business owners. Her company delivers innovative training and development initiatives to help empower individuals and entrepreneurs to succeed.

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Kate Henneberry, MSW, LCSW

Boston University

Kate Henneberry, LCSW, has 20 years of experience in the non-profit sector in the Boston area; including work in residential mental health settings, school-based social work, foster care case management, resource navigation, and as a family therapist with a focus on trauma and attachment and grief and loss.

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Heath Hightower, PhD, DCSW, LICSW

Senior Clinician, Marvin Behavioral Health

Heath Hightower is a clinical social worker and psychologist who's research focuses on intersectionality and suicidality among multiple marginalized communities.

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Odessa Holt, MSW, MPH, LICSW

Training Consultant

Odessa Holt is a public health social work professional and a graduate of the Boston University Schools of Social Work and Public Health with over 20 years of experience working in healthcare as a medical social worker, trainer, clinical supervisor, and manager.

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Lita Jackson, BSW, PN

Training Consultant

Lita Jackson has worked in the medical field for over 25 years, with 16 years in nursing. As a case manager, she worked with older adults as well as clients diagnosed with alcoholism, substance abuse and mental illness, and has assisted clients in obtaining affordable and supportive housing.

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Jennifer Kaley

Training Consultant

Jennifer Kaley is an accomplished Organizational Development professional with 15+ years of individual career development coaching, workforce/staff development and organizational development experience in the public sector.

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Kathryn Krase, PhD, JD, MSW

Training Consultant

Kathryn Krase is a social worker, lawyer, researcher, educator, and expert on professional ethics who has worked as a family law practitioner, social work supervisor for more than 20 years.

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Jenya Krein, BA, MFA

Training Consultant

Jenya Krein has cross-functional expertise as an educator, linguist, translator, author and trainer that is critical in social and human services settings and workforce development.

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Jaime Lederer, MSW, MPH

Training Consultant

Using a racial justice and health equity lens, Jaime Lederer is passionate about elevating and empowering youth voices to advocate for policies, programs and resources to improve the community, through coalition-building, program planning, policy advocacy, group facilitation and training.

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Abdul Jabbar Muhammad

Training Consultant

With over 30 years of service to the Greater Boston community, Abdul Jabbar Muhammad, has been a vital resource to the Boston Fire Department, the legal system, agencies, and residents by fostering positive and culturally competent constituent relationships in the community.

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Carmel Murphy-Kotyan

Carmel Murphy-Kotyan

CMK Home Care, LLC

Carmel has been in the Aging/Caregiving industry for over 25 years. As the founder of CMK Home Care, LLC,  she provides services as a Caregiver Consultant, an End of Life Doula and a Grief Coach. In addition to training caregivers of older adults, she facilitates monthly Grief Support Groups and "Lunch & Learn" programs for Family Caregivers, Solo Agers and Retirees.

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Grace Myhill, MSW

Asperger/Autism Network (AANE)

Grace is a pioneer and leader in the field of neurodiverse couples therapy. She currently holds the titles of Director of Couples and Partner's Services and Director of the Peter M. Friedman Neurodiverse Couples Institute at the Asperger/Autism Network (AANE).

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Kirstie Olofsson

Kirstie Olofsson, LICSW

Training Consultant

As a bilingual Social Worker with 17 years of experience, Kirstie has worked with diverse populations and honed her skills in critical, clinical, and analytical approaches.

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Rashidat Onuohar, MSW

Training Consultant

Rashidat incorporates collaboration, critical thinking, analysis, process improvement and leadership to articulate macro level ideas through verbal communication, presentations and training.

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Shawn Parra, LSW, LCSW

Training Consultant

Shawn's work and expertise focus on intersectionality and critical social work practice, qualitative and mixed methods research, queer and trans studies and practice with LGBTQ+ communities, and child and family dynamics.

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Aaron Pawelek, MSW, MTS, LICSW

Training Consultant

Aaron works with clients to integrate their spiritual commitments and theological understandings with knowledge and skills from the behavioral sciences in order to pursue their caregiving ministries as ethically, effectively, and safely as possible.

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Pamela Paynter, LCSW

Training Consultant

Pamela Paynter is a Professional School Counselor for the Boston Public Schools with over 24 years of experience working with youth in the K-12 education system.

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Joe Pereira

Joe Pereira, MSW, LICSW, CAS

Training Consultant

A co-founder of Outlook Associates of New England, Joe has given numerous trainings regionally, nationally and internationally on the treatment of anger management problems, workplace conflict, chemical addictions and stress management.

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Stephanie Recchia, MSW, LICSW

Boston University

Stephanie is a graduate of Boston University School of Social Work. Her areas of expertise are geriatric medical social work, clinical practice with older adults, end of life issues, Parkinson’s Disease, caregiver support, and clinical student supervision.

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Sarah Reilly, MSW, LCSW

Training Consultant

Sarah Reilly is available to develop and deliver trainings in issues related to diverse populations, health and public health, legal/ethics, and trauma and violence, as well as researching how to best serve transgender youth.

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Nancy Rhoads, MSW, LICSW

Training Consultant

Nancy Rhoads, LICSW, has over 30 years of experience working with children in education and community-based settings. Through providing services to children and families in both home and school settings, Nancy has extensive experience supporting families who have experienced a range of challenges including complex trauma.

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Deborah Riggs, MSW, LICSW

Training Consultant

Deborah Riggs is a clinical social worker practicing on Cape Cod in Massachusetts. Her areas of training expertise include anxiety management and coping, managing depressive symptoms, and suicide prevention. She is also qualified as a QPR instructor.

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LaSheena Riley, MSW, LSW, CCM

Training Consultant

As a licensed clinical social worker with more than 10 years of experience, LaSheena Riley has worked with children, young adults, individuals and families to share her knowledge and expertise in mental health, behavioral health and sexual abuse.

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Shaquera Robinson, MPH

Training Consultant

As an educator, public health professional, community activist, and civic engagement leader, Shaquera Robinson is a visionary advocate for victims and survivors of domestic violence.

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Dana Rous, MSW

Boston University Medical Center

Dana Rous has extensive experience and expertise with a wide range of issues faced by Refugees and Asylum Seekers including domestic abuse and homelessness, with over twenty years of experience in a variety of social service settings.

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Amanda Royston

Training Consultant

After several years working as a Developmental Therapist, Mandy Royston joined the First Tennessee District as a Service Coordinator for the Tennessee Early Intervention System (TEIS).

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Susan Schneiders, MSW, LICSW

Training Consultant

Susan Schneiders has over 30 years experience in the mental health field, working with diverse populations in a variety of settings, including inpatient, school systems, colleges, residential, and outpatient treatment.

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David Selden, ASCW, LICSW

Training Consultant

With more than 40 years’ experience in the field of behavioral health, David Selden has served as supervisor, executive level manager and consultant to local and national programs providing mental health, substance use and co-occurring disorder treatment services to teens and adults.

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Connor Simonoff Oenomel, LCSW

Training Consultant

As a macro social worker, Connor Simonoff Oenomel works to address both micro and macro levels of diversity, equity, inclusion, healing, and social change. Connor is passionate about working with the LGBTQ+ community and counteracting stigma and oppression by de-pathologizing mental health, sexuality, and gender.

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Meg Stafford, MSW, LICSW

Training Consultant

Meg Stafford, MSW, LICSW, is a clinical social worker and principal of Stafford Consulting, a private practice in behavioral health counseling. With 40 years experience in the field, Meg currently works with adolescents, families, adults and couples around relationships, anxiety, and depression.

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Miriam Stein, MSW, LICSW

Training Consultant, Stein Consulting

Miriam Stein is an award-winning advocacy trainer, consultant, speaker and writer. She is committed to helping people of all backgrounds and interests who want to improve social conditions become empowered and effective in expressing their views to lawmakers.

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Stacy Triumph, MSW, LCSW

Training Consultant

As a licensed clinical social worker and sex therapist with over 20 years of experience, Stacy Triumph has worked with children, adolescents, individuals, families, and couples in a variety of settings and within diverse communities, assisting them in securing the understanding, insight, and stability desired in order for them to work through the life experiences that brought them to seek therapeutic intervention.

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Elizabeth Weimer

Training Consultant

Elizabeth Weimer is the lead community engagement presenter on services available for seniors in Oswego County, New York through the Oswego County Office for the Aging. A veteran trainer on Dementia, Aging, Accessibility and Disability Services, she is also a Certified Age in Place Specialist through the State of New York.

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Hope White

Training Consultant

Hope is passionate about creating health equity and leading innovative community health programs that provide education and access to resources and self-empowerment development for diverse underrepresented communities.

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Kathy Woerner

Kathy Woerner, MSW, LCSW

Owner, Clinical Director, DownStreamFirst LLC

Kathy Woerner is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Clinical Director and Owner of DownStreamFirst.com, a women-owned small business based in Georgia that provides mental health counseling and EAP consultative services to individuals, couples, families, and businesses.

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