Francine Shapiro, Founder, is the originator and developer of EMDR therapy. She is a Senior Research Fellow at the Mental Research Institute in Palo Alto, California, Director of the EMDR Institute, and founder of the non-profit EMDR Humanitarian Assistance Programs. Dr. Shapiro is a recipient of the International Sigmund Freud Award for Psychotherapy of the City of Vienna, the American Psychological Association Trauma Psychology Division Award for Outstanding Contributions to Practice in Trauma Psychology, and the Distinguished Scientific Achievement in Psychology Award, from the California Psychological Association.
Board President William Stadtlander is the former CEO of Homestat Farm (a manufacturer of food products) and he serves on Ohio Health’s Finance, Doctor Relations and Joint Conference committees. He was also a corporate officer of Abbott Labs and served on the board of the American Dietetic Association. He has been married to Maggie for over 40 years and they have three children: Bill, Jena and Tim. Dasher, the dog, is the newest addition to their family.
Board Vice President Susan Shrier joined the Trauma Recovery/HAP board in 2011. She brings years of experience providing employee development and practice management training to Financial Advisors. Presently, Susan is consulting with smaller Investment, CPA and Estate Planning firms delivering management, marketing and HR services. Susan and her husband Larry have been married over 40 years and have two adult children.
Board Treasurer Roberta Dunton has been on the Trauma Recovery/HAP board since its inception. She is the EMDR Institute Coordinator. Prior to working at the Institute, she was in private practice as an educational consultant, working primarily with children and adolescents who were struggling academically and/or behaviorally in school. Before that, Robbie was assistant director of a clinic that worked with children and adults who had learning differences. Robbie has four grown children and eight grandchildren.
Board Secretary Cynthia Carr is Deputy General Counsel and Director of International Legal Affairs at Yale University. Her practice areas are Business Transactions/Corporate Governance, International/Immigration and Tax/Trusts and Development. Cynthia received her bachelor’s degree at Austin College, her JD at Harvard Law School and an LLM from New York University Law School. Her prior experience includes General Counsel at Save the Children and Associate General Counsel and Director of Planned Giving at Yale University.
Howard Lorber was originally trained as an anthropologist, and upon becoming a psychotherapist, Howard’s work began with the treatment of domestic violence victims and perpetrators. His work is now focused on those who have PTSD and other acute trauma disorders. After 9/11 and the 2008 Tsunami he wanted to get involved in the development of a relief program for the affected populations. He wanted an organization that was psychotherapy focused, focused on under-served populations and was cross cultural. He is a clinician, writer, marketer and program developer.
Carolyn McNally currently serves as the Director of Program Development for Area Cooperative Educational Services (ACES) where she develops new educational programs with ACES, member districts and community agencies. She oversees program and grant development, and was responsible for coordinating the ACES strategic plan, as well as managing and fund-raising efforts for the ACES Education Foundation. She supports a Nellie Mae Education Foundation community engagement grant in Connecticut. She leads equity programming at ACES, including the ACES Open CHOICE, Magnet School Parent Choice and Interdistrict Cooperative Grant equity and achievement initiatives. Carolyn serves as Community Liaison for ACES on a variety of local Boards.
Carolyn has previously held Principal, Administrator, Counselor and Teacher positions in Maryland, Colorado, Kentucky, Hawaii and New York public schools as well as served in other administrative capacities at ACES. She received her Doctorate in Educational Administration from Teachers College at Columbia University, where she served on the Alumni Board for 7 years.
Noëlle Damon, LCSW-R, DAAETS, is a psychotherapist and consultant in private practice, serving individuals, families, schools, businesses, and communities. A Diplomate of the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress, she incorporates a variety of best practices for stress management and trauma treatment into all levels of her work. She is a Certified EMDR practitioner and Consultant-in-Training, and was an EMDR Mid-Hudson Regional Network Coordinator. Noelle has done disaster relief mental health work through American Red Cross, Crisis Care Network, and Trauma Recovery HAP. She was a volunteer with HAP after September 11, 2001, and again in 2012 with the New York City TRN in response to Super Storm Sandy. Noelle is presently serving on their Executive Committee, helping to develop a viable infrastructure for their chapter. She is also on the Advisory Board of the ClearCause Foundation, an advocacy group working towards creating legislation for the improvement of safety and accountability in the study abroad industry. Noelle is a published writer, and a contributing author of the book Speaking about the Unspeakable, Non-Verbal Methods and Experiences in Therapy with Children.
Lyn Wheatley, rejoined the Trauma Recovery/HAP Board in 2016. He is the founder of SafetyNet and has developed a specialized treatment program as a result of his own childhood experience as a child in placement. He also served as the Director of a Boys and Girls Ranch program before making the decision to create a place that offered a higher level of care for youth and adolescents than traditional residential care. He acquired the Boys Ranch property that he grew up on and SafetyNet Behavioral Health was born. SafetyNet serves as a true safety net to catch those youth who need treatment and who may otherwise fall through the cracks.
Lyn is a graduate of Troy University and brings a wealth of experience in residential youth care and in the business world. He is married, has two daughters and five grandchildren.
Carol Martin, Executive Director
Carol Martin is the Executive Director of Trauma Recovery, EMDR Humanitarian Assistance Programs. During her career in nonprofit management, she has served as a senior officer for two organizations with revenues exceeding $200 million; The Fashion Institute of Technology and Southern Connecticut State University. She also worked as an associate vice-president for Save the Children and Director of Development for Yale School of Public Health. Her primary management responsibilities included marketing, resource development, public affairs, alumni and government relations. She also served as the CEO of two institutionally-related foundations, working with the Board and staff overseeing the endowment and the strategic distribution of funds.
Her non-profit experience includes both consulting and management responsibilities. Some of the organizations where she consulted include L’Envol, a Hole in the Wall Gang Camp in France, Mother’s Voices (an AIDS advocacy organization) and SPIRIT, an international medical organization.
Carol is also the founder The Shoreline Alternative Board, a company that provides consulting and facilitating to a diverse group of companies and organizations.
She is Past President of the Board of the Gesell Institute and of the Branford Animal Shelter. She also served on the New Haven Symphony Board, United Way of New Haven and the Blackstone Memorial Library Board. Currently, she serves on the ACES Foundation Board, New Haven, CT. She is also a member of Rotary International.
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