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Patti Agatson

Dr. Patti Agatston, PhD, is co-author of the book, Cyber Bullying: Bullying in the Digital Agewith Robin Kowalski, Ph.D., and Susan Limber, Ph.D. and has co-authored a chapter for the book, Expert Perspectives in Cyberbullying.  She is also co-author of the Cyber Bullying Prevention Curriculum for Grades 6 – 12 and the Cyber Bullying Prevention Curriculum for Grades 3 - 5.  Dr. Agatston is a certified trainer and technical assistance consultant for the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program.  She has been quoted in articles on cyber bullying in The Washington Post, CNET news, Time Magazine, and the Christian Science Monitor.  She has appeared on CNN as well as other local and national radio and television programs to discuss cyber bullying and other youth online risky behavior. She was a participant in the CDC’s Expert Panel on Electronic Media and Youth Violence, and has presented nationally and internationally on cyber bullying.

Dr. Agatston is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Prevention Specialist with the Cobb County School District’s Prevention/Intervention Center in Marietta, Georgia.   She serves on the Board of Directors for the International Bullying Prevention Association and Connect Safely.

Contact Information:
Patti Agatston, Ph.D., L.P.C.
Prevention/Intervention Center
Cobb County School District
514 Glover Street
Marietta, GA 30060
Phone: 678-898-8509
Cell: 770-655-9744
Fax: 770-424-0973
Email: patti.agatston@cobbk12.org

Keith Baber

Keith Baber, M.Ed.,LMHC, has worked in the education and mental health fields for over twenty years.  He is presently coordinating substance and violence prevention/intervention services for Orange County Public Schools using the Student Assistance Program model.  He has been the Director of Clinical and Intake services at both psychiatric and substance use treatment centers.  His experiences in program development for school systems started in the area of cultural diversity in Massachusetts.  One of his most recent projects is the coordination of the implementation of The Olweus Bullying prevention program in Orange County Public Schools.  Some of his awards are:  recipient of citation of Merit from the Massachusetts Department of Education, created “Bridges”, a diversity program which was named an Exemplary program under Massachusetts Chapter 636, recipient of the Herbert Seigert, M.D. award for achievement in the field of Mental Health and a member of the original board of directors that founded The Center for Grieving Children in Maitland, FL.  He presently serves on the board of directors of St. Francis House, Inc. a homeless shelter for HIV positive males in the City of Orlando, FL.  

He is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Certified Guidance Counselor, Registered Certified Clinical Supervisor, Certified Non-violence Trainer and Certified Olweus Bullying Prevention Trainer.  Keith has conducted numerous substance and violence prevention trainings at the local, state and national level.     

Contact Information:
Keith Baber 
Orange County Public Schools
Project Manager/District Counselor
445 W. Amelia Street
Orlando, FL 32801
Phone: 407-317-3200 ext. 2923
Fax: n/a 
Email: baberk@ocps.net

Judith Barnaskey

Judith Barnaskey is a Prevention Specialist with the Orange County Public School district S.A.F.E. department in Orlando, Florida.  On the district level, she provides bullying prevention, as well as other trainings for administrators, faculties, students, parents, community and faith organizations.  She works with elementary and secondary schools within the district helping them to implement effective school-wide bullying prevention programs. Outside of the OCPS district, she has presented on the topic of bullying for educators from other Florida districts, as well as several other states across the country.  She has presented at state, national and international conferences. Prior to becoming a Prevention Specialist ten years ago, she was a secondary science teacher who personally experienced the disciplinary and academic effects that result when students are immersed in a safe, positive and supportive classroom environment.

Contact Information:
Judith Barnaskey
Orange County Public Schools
445 W Amelia Street
Orlando, FL 32801-1129
Phone: 407-317-3200 ext. 2773
Fax: 407-317-3344
Email: judith.barnaskey@ocps.net

Shiryl Barto

Shiryl Barto, OTAC for the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program, has demonstrated success in implementing the model in Southwestern PA, reaching over 29 buildings and nearly 12,000 students during the past eight years.  Prior to focusing on bullying prevention, she worked as an advocate and educator in the field of violence prevention, concentrating on the prevention of and response to child sexual abuse.  Shiryl has also spent time as a classroom teacher and as home-school liaison for students who were separated from the school environment due to illness or other long-term setbacks. She currently works for the Center for Health Promotion & Disease Prevention at the Windber Research Institute, Windber, Pennsylvania.   In addition to her work locally, she has consulted with public and private agencies throughout Pennsylvania.  Her role in the schools includes but is not limited to facilitating staff, parent and community trainings, as well as providing on-site consultation and technical assistance.  Shiryl serves on many community and state-level advisory boards that focus on violence prevention and school safety.  Shiryl is currently working on the development, implementation and evaluation of HALT! a Bullying Prevention Program funded by the Highmark Foundation’s Healthy High 5 Initiative, and serves as the project manager for the Bullying Prevention Institute, also part of the Highmark Healthy High 5, which provides continuing education on bullying and related topics to student-services personnel throughout the state.

Contact Information:
Shiryl H. Barto, M. Ed 
BPI Project Manager/HALT! Trainer
Windber Research Institute
620 7th Street
Windber, Pennsylvania 15963
Phone: 814-361-6986
Fax: 814-361-6997
Email: s.pritts@wriwindber.org

Kenzi Bisbing

Kenzi Bisbing, is the Education Manager at Oakland Mediation Center, serves as the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program State Leader for Michigan, is a Certified Olweus Bullying Prevention Program Trainer, is an Olweus Technical Assistance Consultant, and is a Limited Master's Social Worker.  She has been active in the field of violence prevention, mediation, dispute resolution and crisis intervention since 2000. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Applied Conflict Management from Kent State University and a Masters of Science in Social Administration from Case Western Reserve University. Kenzi has conducted over 130 mediation, conflict resolution, and bullying prevention trainings for adults and youth. She has experience working with diverse groups of students and schools in urban, suburban, rural, private, public, charter and alternative settings. 

Contact Information:
Kenzi Bisbing
Youth Services Manager
Oakland Mediation Center
550 Hulet Drive, Suite 102
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302
Phone: 248-338-4280 ext. 216
Fax: 248-338-0480
Email: kbisbing@mediation-OMC.org

Don Burtch

Don Burtch, M.A., L.C.P.C., is an Olweus Technical Assistance Consultant and Certified OBPP Trainer.  Don is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and a licensed School Psychologist/Counselor.  He has been a school-based and outpatient therapist for over 30 years.  Don’s work settings have included Child and Protective Services, attention homes, private practice, community mental health centers, and schools.  He is currently involved in the training of schools in the OBPP, mentoring of provisional OBPP trainers, and as a counselor in public schools.

Contact Information:
Don Burtch, M.A.
170 Many Lakes Drive
Kalispell, MT 59901
Phone: 406-751-4039
Home Phone: 406-755-0503
Email: burtchd@sd5.k12.mt.us

Jeannier Carr

Jeannie Carr, BSW, is currently a trainer and consultant with a variety of programs at STARS (Students Taking a Right Stand) Nashville. She is a Certified Olweus Technical Assistant Consultant and a National Olweus Bullying Prevention Trainer. Ms. Carr is also a Certified Safe Dates Trainer through Hazelden and has been trained extensively in Developmental Designs, Middle School. She has worked with the school systems educating students and teachers for over 15 years. Her current focus is on social-emotional learning and positive school climate through classroom meetings. Recently, she helped develop a program, “Move 2 Stand,” it focuses solely on athletes and leaders in the school, encouraging and educating them on how to change the school's climate.

Contact Information:
Jeannie Carr
STARS Nashville
1704 Charlotte Avenue, Suite 200
Nashville, TN 37212
Cell Phone: 615-631-7282
Fax: 615-279-0056
Email: jcarr@starsnashville.org

Pamela Countouris

Pamela Countouris has a BA in Psychology/Education/Child Development from Chatham College and has been an educator of the young child for over 30 years. She became a trainer for Children’s Hospital from 1995-2000 in Positive Parenting;  a child abuse prevention program.  In 2010, Pam became a Certified Olweus Bullying Prevention Program trainer, a Highmark Healthy High Five Initiative, at the Center For Safe Schools in Harrisburg.  She has trained and consulted in over 20 schools from K-12.  In 2012, Pam graduated from the Workplace Bullying Institute/University in Seattle Washington and has presented seminars for various businesses and organizations on bullying prevention in the workplace.  She was trained in the summer of 2012 at the Center For Safe School’s, in “I Can Problem Solve” which is another Highmark Healthy High Five Initiative for ages 4-12.  Pam was also trained by Clemson University to be an OTAC (Olweus Technical Assistance Consultant) in 2012.   In 2012, Pam and 2 of her colleagues, with their vast experience in Bullying Prevention, have developed a comprehensive program in Senior Bullying to help institutions, caregivers and residents deal with the bullying behaviors they may witness or experience.  In summation, Pam is an Educator and a Bullying Prevention Professional for all ages from toddler to elder and every age in between.

Contact Information:
Pamela Countouris
Certified Bullying Prevention Specialist
TCB Training and Consulting
website: www.takecareofbullying.com
Phone: 412-608-6278

Melanie Culuko

Melanie Culuko M.Ed., is a Public Safety Analyst with the Chula Vista (California) Police Department.  In this capacity, she has researched a variety of citywide and neighborhood–level crime and disorder problems, including auto theft, juvenile crime, and school bullying.  She is a credentialed teacher and holds a Master’s Degree in Secondary Education.  Her experience includes training elementary and middle schools in the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program throughout California and Hawaii for the last five years.  Ms. Culuko has experience with incorporating law enforcement into bullying prevention programs.

Contact Information:
Melanie Culuko
Chula Vista Police Department
315 Fourth Avenue
Chula Vista, CA 91910
Work Phone: 619-476-2310
Cell Phone: 619-813-9286
Fax: n/a
Email: mculuko@chulavistapd.org

Michelee Curtze

Michelee A. Curtze has been a teacher, administrator, director and consultant for 40 years and has been a certified trainer with the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program since 2006.  She taught grades K-12 and was a middle school and high school administrator for many years before becoming a director at Northwest IU5.  She was also a Mediation Specialist for an urban school district.  Michelee has conducted numerous Olweus Bullying Prevention Program trainings and professional development workshops.  She delivers bullying prevention presentations to schools, universities and community organizations on a regular basis.

Contact Information:
Michelee A. Curtze
Windber Research Institute
12570 Edinboro Roadd
Edinboro, PA 16412
Phone: 814-734-8475
Fax: 814-734-5806
Email: mcurtze@aol.com

Rodger Dinwiddie

Rodger Dinwiddie M.Ed., has been the Executive Director and CEO of Students Taking A Right Stand (STARS-Nashville), an evidenced-based Student Assistance Program, as recognized by the National Registry of Evidenced-based Programs and Practices, since 1986.  Prior to joining STARS, Rodger served as the Executive Director of a non-profit organization working with juvenile court referrals.  He also was a classroom teacher in the Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools for 7 years.  Rodger is also a Certified Prevention Specialist - Level II. He is a certified trainer and Olweus Technical Assistance Consultant for the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program, and Safe Dates Program, and serves as the Tennessee State OlweusCoordinator in partnership with the Tennessee Department of Education. Rodger currently provides consultation to the Tennessee Department of Education in the areas of best practices in bullying prevention and intervention, school climate improvement and the development of social emotional competencies. In addition, he has been providing Policy to Practice Bullying Prevention training and consultation for school administrators for the Tennessee Department of Education. He is the current President of the International Bullying Prevention Association. Rodger received his Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from George Peabody College and his M.Ed. in Educational Administration and Supervision from Middle Tennessee State University. 

Contact Information:
Rodger Dinwiddie, M.Ed. 
STARS – Nashville, Inc.
1704 Charlotte Avenue, Suite 200 
Nashville, TN 37212
Phone: 615-279-0058 ext. 6821
Fax: 615-279-0056
Email: prdinwiddie@starsnashville.org

Mary Dolan

Mary Dolan, M.A., currently serves as the Bullying Prevention Consultant, Safe Schools Office for the Pennsylvania Department of Education.  She is developing the Pennsylvania Bullying Prevention Support Plan to highlight bullying prevention efforts of state agencies, organizations and private foundations that have collaborated for over a decade to support the implementation and sustainability of evidence-based bullying prevention programs.    The support plan includes recommendations based on school-based needs assessments, workgroup research and key partners and stakeholders’ input on how the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania can best continue to support bullying prevention efforts. Mary comes to this position with experience as a public school counselor with training in all facets of school safety, peer mediation, conflict resolution and as a certified Olweus Bullying Prevention Program (OBPP) Trainer.  Formerly, in her position as a Safe Schools Coordinator for the Pennsylvania Center for Safe Schools, Mary coordinated the PA Bullying Prevention Network, the largest cadre of certified OBPP trainers in the nation, and provided technical assistance and professional development in bullying prevention.

Contact Information:
Mary Dolan
875 Spring Road
Elizabethtown, PA 17022
Phone: 717-367-5993
Fax: n/a
Email: mkdolan3@aol.com

Andrea Fallick

Andrea Fallick, LCSW, CASAC, CPP, is the Assistant Director for School Based Programs of Student Assistance Services Corp. She provides training to alcohol and other drug prevention and treatment professionals throughout the country, and frequently speaks to school personnel, mental health professionals, and parents about alcohol and other drugs and bullying prevention and intervention. Ms. Fallick has been a Certified Olweus Bullying Prevention Trainer since 2005 and an Olweus Technical Assistance Consultant since 2009. She provides bullying prevention training to professionals and parents in educational, substance abuse and mental health agencies.  She is currently providing consultation to several Westchester County and surrounding county schools.

Contact Information:
Student Assistance Services
660 White Plains Road
Tarrytown, NY 10591
Phone: 914-332-1300
Fax: 914-366-8826
Email: andrea.fallick@sascorp.org

Alana Friedman

Alana Friedman, MA, is an Olweus Technical Assistant Consultant, a National Olweus Bullying Prevention Trainer.  Prior to becoming an Olweus Bullying Prevention trainer in 2003, Ms. Friedman worked for thirty years as a teacher, counselor and coordinator of programs for children birth to high school and their parents. Her areas of expertise include early adolescent development and human relations training.

Contact Information:  
Alana Friedman
Safe Harbor Duluth
8037 E. Spirit Cove Drive
Duluth, MN 55807
Phone:  218-624-1845
Cell:  218-310-3060
Email: ffriedman1845@charter.net

Deborah Wilson Gadsden

Deborah Wilson Gadsden, M.H.S., M.S.W., L.S.W., is employed by Family Design Resources, Inc. as a Training Specialist where she develops, delivers and monitors training for the organization.  She also is responsible for training their staff as trainers.  She holds a MA in Human Services from Lincoln University, a MSW in Social Work from Temple University, and she is a Licensed Social Worker in the state of Pennsylvania.  She is an Adjunct Professor for Elizabethtown College, Temple University Harrisburg, and Millersville University in their Social Work departments where she delivers content in human behavior and child welfare.  She is a certified trainer for the PA Child Welfare Resource Center.  She is a certified Olweus Bullying Prevention Program trainer and consultant through Clemson University; and in December 2012, she graduated from the Workplace Bullying University for Professionals.

Contact Information:
Deborah Gadsden
Family Design Resources, Inc.
471 JPLwick Drive
Harrisburg, PA 17111
Phone: 717-805-6366
Fax: n/a
Email: dgadsden@familydesign.org

Leah Galkowski

Leah Galkowski currently employed by the Center for Schools and Communities as a Safe School Coordinator and has worked with the Center since 1999. Ms. Galkowski is a graduate of Penn State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Administration of Justice and minor in Spanish.  Ms. Galkowski was previously employed by the Department of Public Welfare in the Office of Children Youth and Families as a program specialist. Prior to that, Ms. Galkowski held several positions within the York County Children & Youth Agency.  She was an intake investigator, Emergency Services Supervisor and supervisor of a satellite office.  She is certified in the National Incident Management System (NIMS) 100.SCa & 700.a, ICS 200 and Understanding & Planning for School Bomb Incidents. Ms. Galkowski is also certified in Critical Incident Stress Management and Psychological First Aid. Ms. Galkowski is currently a certified Olweus Bullying Prevention trainer and has worked with this research-based program since 2001.  She works directly with Pennsylvania Schools in planning and implementing the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program as well as conducting presentations on incorporating bullying prevention across curriculum. Ms. Galkowski is also an Olweus Technical Assistance Consultant.  In this capacity she assists new trainers in implementing the program in schools and completing their certification. Ms. Galkowski also supports the Mission Homefront Initiative and has completed the Living in the New Normal Institute in support of children of Military families. Mission Homefront provides education to educators regarding the special needs of military children.

Contact Information:
Leah Galkowski
Center for Safe Schools
275 Grandview Avenue, Suite 200
Camp Hill, PA 17011
Phone: 717-763-1661 ext. 152
Fax: 717-763-2083
Email: lgalkowski@csc.csiu.org

Lynne Gochenaur

Lynne Gochenaur, BA, CCP, is the Student Assistance Coordinator and Prevention Specialist for the Marcus Whitman School District and coordinates prevention strategies and the implementation of evidence-based prevention programming at a district level. She is a certified Drug Impairment Identification Professional and provides alcohol, tobacco and other drug assessments for students. She is a certified lead trainer for National Health Promotion Associates in the Life Skills Training prevention program. She has provided prevention training and technical assistance throughout the United States, Canada and U.S. Virgin Islands.  She has been an active participant and board member of a community coalition involved in strategic prevention planning for 15 years.  She is a Certified Prevention Professional through the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS).

Contact Information:
Lynne Gochenaur
Marcus Whitman School District
4100 Baldwin Road
Rushville, NY 14544
Phone: 585-554-6441 ext. 1365
Cell: 585-233-2509  
Fax: 585-554-5201
Email: lgochenaur@mwcsd.org

Karla Good

Karla Good, MSW, LSW, currently serves as a Coordinator of Bullying Prevention Initiatives, at the Center for Health Promotion & Disease Prevention, at Windber Research Institute, in Windber Pennsylvania.  In this capacity, Karla has conducted numerous Olweus Bullying Prevention Program trainings and professional development workshops, throughout the state of Pennsylvania.  Karla’s work experience also includes school-based social work and injury prevention education in elementary schools.

Contact Information:
Karla Good
Center for Health Promotion & Disease Prevention
Windber Research Institute
620 7th Street, Suite B
Windber, PA 15963
Phone: 814-361-6981
Fax: n/a
Email: k.good@wriwindber.org

Susan Graham

Susan Graham, M.Ed., P.C., is the Director of Education Liaisons at Child Focus, Inc., a private not-for-profit mental health organization. She has worked with at-risk youth and in collaboration with schools for over 18 years.  As a certified Olweus Bullying Prevention Program Trainer, she has trained over 50 schools in the Greater Cincinnati area.  She also provides Technical Assistance to provisionally certified trainers as an OTAC. Mrs. Graham has had significant training in diagnosis and assessment of mental disorders, family therapy, treating victims and offenders of sexual abuse, domestic violence, substance abuse, crisis management and suicide assessment.  She has conducted numerous local, state and national level trainings on topics such as bullying prevention, suicide assessment, crisis intervention. She is a responder on the Clermont County Crisis Hotline and she is a co-author of the BLSS: Bullying Lethality Screening System, a tool designed to guide individuals though screening for risk of homicidal or suicidal behavior. 

Contact Information:
Susan Graham
Director of Eduation Liaisons
Child Focus, Inc.
551-B Cincinnati-Batavia Pike
Cincinnati, OH 45244
Phone: 513-685-5275
Fax: 513-685-5095
Email: sgraham@child-focus.org

Sharon Greene

Sharon Greene is the Director of Individualized Education Services at AERI. Sharon has fourteen years of experience working with children with ASD and multiple disabilities, first within the Behavioral Health Rehabilitation Services System (BHRS), and also in the field of Special Education. Sharon is active in her community. She is an adjunct professor at St. Vincent College, teaching a graduate course in autism. Through AERI, Sharon is the Chair of the Central Westmoreland Transition Council and is on the Management team of the Westmoreland County Special Olympics. Sharon has developed many volunteer opportunities for the students with Autism and Emotional Support needs. Sharon's biggest passion is bullying prevention. Greene is a National Certified Trainer of the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program, and works actively across Pennsylvania to implement the program in private and public schools, with the most recent being The University School in Shadyside, a college preparatory school offering grades 9-12. Sharon has a Master of Special Education Degree from Seton Hill University and holds professional memberships in the Council for Exceptional Children, The International Bully Prevention Association, and the Autism Society of America Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania Chapter.

Contact Information:
Sharon Greene
Director of Individualized Education Services
Autism Education and Research Institute
AERI Behavioral Health Services
P.O. Box 1786
Greensburg, PA 15601
Phone: 724-382-4073
Fax: 866-501-2374
Email: sgreene@aerionline.com

Mary Yoder Holsopple

Mary Yoder Holsopple, M.S., is the Bullying Prevention Coordinator for Elkhart Community Schools in Elkhart, IN. As a certified Olweus Bullying Prevention Program trainer, she has trained many schools in the Olweus program. In addition, she is an Olweus Technical Assistant Consultant, mentoring new Olweus trainers. She also has experience as a trainer of trainers in the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program and is the Olweus State Leader for Indiana. Mary consults regularly with organizations and schools about bullying prevention. She has extensive experience in school social work and international development, having lived in Africa for 10 years. She is the lead author of the book Building Peace: Overcoming Violence in Local Communities. She is a board member of the International Bullying Prevention Association (IBPA).

Contact Information:
Mary Yoder Holsopple
Bullying Prevention Coordinator
Elkhart Community Schools
201 West Wolf Street
Elkhart, IN 46516
Phone: 574-295-4840
Fax: 574-295-4845
Email: mholsopple@elkhart.k12.in.us

Dawn M. Jaeger

Dawn M. Jaeger is a School Social Worker with AEA 267 in Iowa. Recognized as the 2012 Iowa School Social Worker of the Year, Dawn serves as an Olweus Technical Assistance Consultant, Olweus Trainer, School Wide Information System (SWIS) facilitator, Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports (PBIS) trainer, team representative and is a member of the Learning Supports, Professional Learning Communities (PLC) coordinating committee and Crisis Response Teams.  Prior to joining the AEA 267 staff, Dawn worked as a medical social worker and with the Iowa Department of Human Services.  Dawn earned a BA in Social Work from Wartburg College, and an MSW from the University of Iowa.  Dawn and her husband reside in Grinnell, Iowa.

Contact Information:
Dawn M. Jaeger
AEA 267 
726 5th Avenue 
Grinnell, IA 50112 
Phone:  641-236-7596 ext. 7706 
Fax:  641-236-6261 
Email: djaeger@aea267.k12.ia.us

June Jenkins

June Jenkins, M.Ed., has more than twenty years of experience in education and is currently Project Director for Safe Schools/Healthy Students Albemarle/Charlottesville. She holds a Postgraduate Professional License from the Virginia Department of Education in PK-12 administration and supervision. In 2005, June became a certified trainer in the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program. She has trained numerous school committees throughout the east coast and since 2010 has been a TCC provider. She consults as an Olweus Technical Assistance Contact and has guided more than thirty trainers through certification. June is married and between her and her husband, they have five kids and six grandchildren.  She serves as Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors for Jefferson Area Children’s Health Improvement Program (CHIP) and is a member of the Steering Committee for the local Gang Reduction thru Active Community Engagement for the Charlottesville area. 

Contact Information:
June Jenkins, M.Ed
Director, Safe Schools/Healthy Students
1600 Fifth Street, Suite C
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Phone:  434-872-4567
Fax: 434-244-4927
Email:  jjenkins@albemarle.org

Kathy Kenley

Kathy Kenley is a Certified Prevention Specialist and Supervisor of Prevention Services at New River Valley Community Services Board, where she has worked for 24 years.  Kathy began researching Dr. Dan Olweus’ bullying prevention work in the late1990s, and piloted the first OBPP in the region in 2001.  Since then, Kathy has trained over 20 schools in western and southwestern Virginia, and has appeared on Blue Ridge Public Television’s series, “What It Takes…to Stop Bullying.”  Kathy’s hobbies include music, gardening, and spending time with her husband and two grown children.

Contact Information:
Kathy Kenley
NRV Community Services
700 University City Blvd.
Blacksburg, VA 24060
Phone: 540-961-8349
Fax: 540-961-8465
Email: kkenley@nrvcs.org

Kathleen Lockard

Kathleen Lockard is a retired Professional Development Consultant from Green Hills AEA in Iowa.  Kathy serves as an Olweus Technical Assistance Consultant, Olweus Trainer, School Wide Information System (SWIS) facilitator, Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) trainer, adjunct professor for both Drake and Buena Vista Universities, a Drake University AEA Consultant, and supervises student teachers for Buena Vista. Prior to joining the Green Hills AEA staff, Kathy worked as an elementary education instructor.  Kathy earned a BA in Elementary Education from Northwest Missouri State University, and an MSE from Drake University in Iowa.  Kathy and her husband reside in Afton, Iowa.

Contact Information:
Kathleen Lockard
409 South Browning
Afton, IA 50830
Phone: 641-347-5544
Fax: n/a
Email: kathylockard1969@gmail.com

Colleen Lorelli

Colleen Lorelli, M.Ed., is a teacher for the Elizabethtown Area School District in Elizabethtown, PA and is certified in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, and as a Reading Specialist.  She has been teaching at the elementary level for 21 years, in both urban and suburban schools.  Currently, Colleen works as an interventionist, focusing on determining appropriate academic and behavioral interventions for students, as well as supporting teachers with strategy development.  Additionally, Colleen teaches a weekly class to all First, Second and Third grade students which emphasizes development of pro-social skills.  As a teacher, she was involved with implementing the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program over ten years ago in her school.  In 2008, Colleen became an OBPP trainer and began working with schools, K-12, in the Central Pennsylvania Region.  She has trained and supported over 17 schools in the past five years.  In 2011, Colleen became an Olweus Technical Assistance Consultant.

Contact Information:
Colleen Lorelli
930 Corvair Road
Lancaster, PA 17601
Phone: 717-989-0651
Fax: n/a
Email: clorelli@verizon.net

Mara Madrigal-Weiss

Ms. Mara Madrigal-Weiss, M.A., M.S., is a Project Specialist with the San Diego County Office of Education.  She has spent the past fifteen years working with school communities in San Diego County. Her areas of expertise include implementation of comprehensive behavior support programs in schools and violence prevention. Ms. Mara Madrigal-Weiss has been conducting trainings in Bullying Prevention/Intervention for the past nine years and is a certified trainer in the Olweus Bullying Prevention Model as well as a technical assistance consultant in the model (OTAC) Ms. Madrigal-Weiss is also a trained trainer in Second Step, Why Try, Safe From the Start, Search Institute’s- Forty Developmental Assets.  Most recently she serves as the coordinator for training and consultation for school districts implementing Building Effective Schools Together (BEST) evidence-based Positive Behavior Intervention Support model (PBIS). Ms. Weiss has trained over a hundred audiences from school administrators to law enforcement personnel on best practices to address bullying.  She has created trainings in both English and Spanish for parents, social service providers and community activists.  She serves as a violence prevention advocate on various committees, coalitions and local collaboratives. Ms. Weiss has earned her B.A. in Sociology an M.A. in Human Behavior and a M.Ed. She is an executive board member of the International Bullying Prevention Association (IBPA) the only international association dedicated to addressing bullying prevention world-wide.

Contact Information:
Mara Madrigal-Weiss
San Diego County Office of Education 
Student Services and Programs
6847 Barker Way 
San Diego, CA 92111
Phone: 858-292-3569
Cell Phone: 619-990-4666 
Fax: 858-571-6046
Email: mmadrigal@sdcoe.net

Hillary Mangis

Hillary Mangis, Ph.D., M.Ed., B.A., is currently employed as a school psychologist with the Carlynton School District, in Carnegie, Pennsylvania. She holds a PA Department of Education certification in School Psychology and is recognized as a nationally certified school psychologist through NASP.  Dr. Mangis serves as a Certified Olweus Bullying Prevention Program trainer and an Olweus Technical Assistance Consultant.  Areas of interest and expertise include evaluation, intervention, consultation, counseling, prevention efforts, and child and adolescent mental health.  

Contact Information:
Hillary Mangis
Carlynton School District
School Psychologist
435 Kings Highway
Carnegie, PA 15106
Phone: 412-429-2500 ext. 3309
Fax: n/a
Email: hillary.mangis@carlynton.k12.pa.us

Kim McLaughlin

Kim McLaughlin serves as Director of the Student Support Services Center of the Genesee Valley Educational Partnership. The Center, currently in its 27th year, works with school communities in New York State to enhance and sustain safe, supportive and healthy learning environments to impact on student achievement and success. Kim serves as the NYS lead for Olweus Bullying Prevention Program, is an Olweus trainer, and supports the capacity building of new Olweus trainers through her role as a NY Olweus Technical Assistance Consultant. Previously, Kim served as Executive Director of the NYS Student Support Services Center, a statewide Center of the NYS Education Department, providing leadership and research-based capacity building to school communities to enhancing safe and supportive learning environments

Contact Information:
Kim McLaughlin
NYS Student Support Services Center
80 Munson Street
LeRoy, NY 14482
Phone: 585-344-7574
Fax: 585-344-7578
Email: kmclaughlin@gvboces.org

Lucinda Mejdell-Awbrey

Lucinda Mejdell-Awbrey has recently retired as Director of Student Services for Visalia Unified School District, ( 28,000 K -12 students ) in Visalia California.  Lucinda has served in various positions for California schools for 32 years.   Lucinda has been an Olweus Trainer since 2003 and had trained over 30 schools. For more than a year now, Lucinda has been working as an Olweus Technical Assistant Consultant, helping new Olweus Trainers from around the United States train and implement Olweus in schools.  Lucinda is also assisting large school districts implement the Olweus Program using the new electronic contract option.   

Contact Information:
Lucinda Mejdell-Awbrey
Educator, Administrator, Nurse
3450 E. Howard Court
Visalia, CA 93292
Phone: 559-936-5334
Fax: n/a
Email: lmejdell@aol.com

Catherine (Katie) Moffett

Catherine (Katie) Moffett Ed.D., serves as the Director of Bully-Free Virginia and as the Virginia State Leader for the Olweus Program. In these capacities, she leads the Virginia cohort of Olweus Trainer/Consultants; arranges state and regional networking and refresher trainings; connects trainers with schools and school divisions seeking Olweus training, overview presentations or workshops on bullying topics and coordinates services with state agencies. She consults with school division leaders, school personnel and Olweus trainers and is a National Olweus Trainer and provider of Trainer Certification Courses. From 2006 to 2010, Dr. Moffett served as director and principal investigator for a statewide Olweus Bullying Prevention project that provided training, consultation, program materials and financial assistance for more than 90 elementary, middle and high schools in school divisions throughout Virginia. She continues to cheer as more and more school divisions adopt the Olweus model. Currently, an adjunct faculty member at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), Katie has been a professional educator for over 30 years as school counselor or teacher at all levels (K-12) and in the VCU Master’s Degree program in Counselor Education. Her research interests are in bullying prevention, student leadership development, social skill-building and learning climate.

Contact Information:
Catherine F. Moffett, Ed.D.
Director, Bully-Free Virginia
2306 Wedgewood Avenue
Richmond, VA 23228
Phone: 804-334-4868
Fax: n/a 
Email: cfmoffett@vcu.edu

Stacie Molnar-Main

Stacie Molnar-Main, Ed.D., serves as a Strategic Initiatives Manager the Center for Schools and Communities (CSC) and Center for Safe Schools (CSS).  At the CSS/CSC, Dr. Molnar-Main is responsible for nurturing cross-systems collaboration, development and strategic partnerships to extend the reach of statewide initiatives aimed at addressing bullying, improving school climate and promoting school-community partnerships. Dr.  Molnar-Main is a PA Department of Education certified school psychologist, school counselor and school principal.  She received her B.A. from Denison University, M.S.Ed., from Bucknell University and Ed.D from the University of Pennsylvania – Graduate School of Education. 

Contact Information:
Stacie Molnar-Main
241 North Charlotte Street
Lancaster, PA 17603
Phone: 717-290-6990
Fax: 717-393-3212
Email: smolarmain@gmail.com

Patricia (Tricia) Stone Motes

Patricia (Tricia) Stone Motes, PhD, is a research professor in the Institute on Family and Neighborhood life at Clemson University. Focusing on the promotion of positive youth development, Tricia’s research/programmatic interests include the overrepresentation of minority youth in the juvenile justice system, prevention of youth violence, and systems of care to promote positive mental health outcomes for children, youth, and their families. A clinical-community psychologist, Tricia was part of the initial research team that launched theOlweus Bullying Prevention Program in the United States. 

Contact Information:
Tricia Motes
Columbia, SC
Phone: 864-430-1623
Email: tricia.motes@gmail.com

Madaline Offner

Madaline Offner, LMHC, M.Ed, is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Certified Olweus Technical Assistance Consultant, National Olweus Bullying Prevention Trainer and a Certified Non-Violence trainer. She has worked over 30 years in education and counseling with the school system, law enforcement, and the Juvenile Justice Department.  Madaline has had the opportunity to be published at the University of Florida, has traveled the U.S. training and consulting, and has served on numerous state and national counseling boards. She is presently working with Olweus as a consultant and trainer and at her private practice as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Life Coach.

Contact Information:
Madaline Offner
Orange County Schools District SAFE Counselor
445 W. Amelia Street
Orlando, FL 32801
Phone: 407-617-3807
Email: offnermadaline3@gmail.com

Joyce Ott

Joyce Ott, PhD, is a research assistant professor in the Institute on Family and Neighborhood life at Clemson University.  Her expertise includes research in youth violence, job training and workforce development, and in planning and evaluating projects and systems of support for families, children and communities. Dr. Ott has worked extensively on plans and products for the National Bullying Prevention Campaign, and continues to consult with federal partners in bullying prevention (www.stopbullying.gov).  Prof. Ott has been invited to speak at national and state conferences on bullying prevention. She is a certified Olweus Bullying Prevention trainer and Co-Leader for South Carolina.

Contact Information:
Joyce Ott
Research Assistant Professor
Institute on Family & Neighborhood Life
Clemson University
223 Barre Hall
Clemson, SC 29634
Phone: 864-234-2853
Fax: 864-656-6281
Email: jott@clemson.edu

Breckon Pennell

Breckon D. Pennell, is the assistant principal of Heritage Middle School in Thompson's Station, TN.  She has served as both an Olweus Schoolwide Coordinator and a nationally certified Olweus Bullying Prevention Trainer since 2007.  Breckon's experience in the classroom includes teaching middle school math and language arts, as well as promoting advisory, fine and performing arts, and technology programming in schools and the community.  Her background includes a Bachelor of Science degree in Interdisciplinary Studies and Education and a Masters of Education in Administration from Middle Tennessee State University.  She is a 2013 doctoral candidate at Trevecca Nazarene University, where she investigated adolescent prosocial behavior and empathy development as it pertains to cyber bullying behaviors.

Contact Information:
Breckon D. Pennell
2730 McLemore Road
Franklin, TN 37064
Cell Phone: 615-364-8836
Fax: n/a
Email: breckondp@gmail.com

Deborah Sagan

Deborah Sagan, M.Ed., has been an educator for 38 years. Beginning as a K-12 special education teacher, she has taught gifted education, middle and elementary level students. As a Certified Trainer for Olweus Bullying Prevention Program, Student Assistance Professional and Law Related Educator, Deborah has presented at a variety of nationwide conferences, including the International Bullying Prevention Association Conference in 2012.  She has served in a variety of leadership positions and held positions on State Boards. Her most recent position in public education was as the Student Assistance Program Coordinator for North Allegheny School District. Since 2008, Deborah has been active as an a OBPP Certified Trainer. She is currently an OTAC and Fidelity Visitor.  Deborah is the American Representative for Venn & Friend, an International Exchange Program promoting Bullying Prevention. Please contact her for more information regarding Olweus program implementation.

Contact Information:
Deborah Sagan
Trainer/Consultant
Project Peace
9995 Parkland Drive
Wexford, PA 15090
Cell: 412-680-9084
Fax: 724-934-3171
Email: debsagan@gmail.com

Eliza Vagni

Eliza Vagni is an Olweus Technical Assistance Consultant and Certified OBPP Trainer since 2010.  She currently works as the Director of Community Services at the Northeastern Educational Intermediate Unit 19 in PA.  Prior to working at the Intermediate Unit, she has been a teacher and a Jr/Sr High School Principal.  Eliza has conducted numerous Olweus Bullying Prevention Program trainings and professional development workshops within the northeast region of PA.  She has trained over 12 schools, in addition to providing technical assistance to many others.  Eliza also works to provides schools safety trainings, trainings for school nurses and school counselors.  Throughout her tenure in leadership positions, school safety and bullying prevention efforts have always been at the forefront of Eliza's responsibilities.

Contact Information:
Eliza Vagni
1200 Line Street
Archbald, PA 18403
Phone: 570-876-9220
Fax: n/a
Email: evagni@iu19.org

Paulie Velotta

Paulie Velotta, Ed.S., LSW, is a Consultation, Training and Education Specialist with Crossroads, a child/family mental health center in Mentor, Ohio, where she trains and coordinates school and community programs.   Her career in counseling, social work and prevention has spanned over thirty years across a variety of modalities including hospital, crisis intervention, juvenile institution, acute care, vocational rehabilitation, family resource, mental health centers and schools.  Paulie is a nationally certified Olweus Bullying Prevention Trainer.  She provides training, consultation and education in bullying prevention.  She is also a trainer in Peer Mediation, Life Skills and TNT.  Paulie is a Divorce, Court, Business and Family Mediator.  Her educational background includes a Bachelors Degree in Social Work and a Masters and Educational Specialist Degree in Social Work and a Masters and Educational Specialist Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling.  She is also a Licensed Social Worker.

Contact Information:
Paulie Velotta, Ed.S., LSW
Consultation, Training and Education Specialist
8445 Munson Road
Mentor, Ohio 44060
Work Phone: 440-255-1700
Cell Phone: 440-823-9448
Fax: 440-205-2417
Email: pvelotta@crossroads-lake.org

Joan Vitkus

Joan Vitkus, M. Ed, School Counseling and Educational Leadership, CAS, NCC, NCSC, is a Coordinator with the Student Support Services Center of the Genesee Valley Educational Partnership. Serving school communities by providing leadership, professional development and technical assistance to strengthen their capacity to enhance and sustain supportive learning environments is the basis of Joan's work as a member of the Student Support Services Center. Joan is an educator with undergraduate degrees in education and special education. Masters' degrees have been earned in School Counseling, Education and Educational Leadership, and a Certificate of Advanced Study in Educational Administration. The 30 years of serving school communities include service as a classroom teacher, a Parent/Family Educator, a School Counselor, and a District Liaison with College Board. Also, Joan is a certified trainer in the following research-based programs: SafeDates Dating Abuse Prevention Program, Ruby Payne's A Framework for Understanding Poverty and College Board's SpringBoard.

Contact Information:
Joan Vitkus
Mid-West Student Support Services Center
Genesse Valley BOCES
80 Munson Street
LeRoy, NY 14482
Phone: 585-344-7571
Fax: 585-344-7578
Email: jvitkus@gvboces.org

Mary Weiner

Mary T. Weiner, M.A., C.A.G.S., Ph.D., is a professor with the Department of Psychology at Gallaudet University and currently the director of the Office of Distance Education. She received her bachelor degree in psychology from Lenoir-Rhyne College in 1981 and her masters degree in school psychology from Gallaudet University in 1982. Her 1997 doctoral degree from University of Maryland is in human development.  Dr. Weiner has been with Gallaudet University for 25 years. In addition to teaching at Gallaudet University, she has provided numerous presentations and training sessions on intervention strategies for use with deaf and hard-of-hearing students; especially bullying prevention.

Contact Information:
Mary T. Weiner, M.A., C.A.G.S., Ph.D.
Gallaudet University
Office of Distance Education
800 Florida Avenue NE
Washington, D.C. 20002
Phone: 202-250-2641
Pager: lanierweiner@gmail.com
Email: mary.weiner@gallaudet.edu