The Trainers Hub

We created The Network’s Trainers Hub to support health and social services professionals and organizations as they work to meet the diverse, ever-changing needs of individuals and communities.

The Trainers Hub matches 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.

All Trainers Hub members have been certified by The Network for Professional Education at Boston University School of Social Work through the Network Trainers Certificate program.

Our Experts

Find a trainer who meets your specific needs.





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Rick Cresta, LICSW, MSW/MPH

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. He is in private practice in the Boston area specializing in work with court-involved youth and focuses on substance use, trauma and violence prevention.

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Olita Day-Berger

Olita Day-Berger, LCSW-R

Boston University

Olita is a graduate of Fordham University School of Social Work and holds a master’s in clinical social work. She 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 to providers in various community mental health clinics.

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Elise DeWinter Eckelkamp, M.S.W., M.Ed.

Boston University

Elise has been a life-long advocate for youth and families and began her career working in residential care with children and adolescents. Her primary areas of practice include education, child health and welfare, differing abilities, family support, housing, systems change and the development of strategic collaborative partnerships.

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Elisa (Lisa) Fagan Walts, MSW, LICSW, CDP, CMDCP

Boston University

Lisa graduated from BU's School of Social Work Master’s Program with a primary interest in addressing the unique needs of older adults with cognitive impairment and related neurological disorders. She specializes in advocating for and supporting people with dementia.

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Grace Myhill, MSW, BUSSW ‘04

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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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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