Men Healing Board of Directors
Joanna Colrain, LPC, CGP, ACS practices in Decatur, Georgia, specializing in clinical supervision and providing training on the treatment of dissociative and borderline spectrum issues and the ethics of self-care and mindfulness. Joanna mentors professionals, healers and social change activists who are attempting to integrate their work into the rest of their lives in a way that feeds the soul, validates the authentic self, and builds community.
She was Clinical Supervisor and Trainer for the Survivor Support Program of Prevent Child Abuse Georgia for 13 years and served as Clinical Director of Metropolitan Counseling Services for its first 5 years. Joanna has authored articles, manuals, and chapters on the treatment of trauma and on supervision. In 1998, she developed “The Art of Clinical Supervision: Facilitating a Discovery Process™” (a 24-hour CE course). Joanna was a member of the Core Facilitator Team for MaleSurvivor Weekends of Recovery for 7 years. She worked with the Center for Torture and Trauma Survivors and continues to provide consultation and volunteer services to agencies serving refugees and torture survivors.
For 20 years, she’s been teaching Mindful Presence in Psychotherapy,™ which she developed with Jim Struve.
Martha Jaye Rieser MSW (retired) worked in social service administration in the fields of geriatrics, substance abuse, and sexual violence. She spent the last 5 years of her career as the Advocacy and Volunteer Coordinator at the Rape Recovery Center, a stand alone non-profit in Salt Lake City, UT. Jaye has served on non-profit boards for Male Survivor, the Board Executive committee of Planned Parenthood of Utah, a grant review subcommittee of Planned Parenthood Federation of America and Caring Connections, University of Utah.
Andrew Swindle is the Director of Major Gifts at the University of Utah College of Engineering. In his role, Andrew focuses primarily on individual giving and alumni engagement. He has served in various advancement roles at the University of Utah, including Director of Advancement for the School of Dentistry and Major Gift Officer in the Central Development Office.
Uma P. Dorn, PhD, PC has been working in the mental health field for almost 15 years primarily working with children and families. She graduated with her Masters (2006) and Specialist in Education (2007) in Professional Counseling from Georgia State University. She received her doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology at the University of Georgia in 2011. Her APA-Accredited internship was completed at Northwest Georgia Consortium with focused training in an inpatient hospital setting, a child/adolescent residential treatment center, and a community mental health clinic. Dr. Dorn received additional training in Child Clinical Psychology at a postdoctoral fellowship at the Emory School of Medicine. She conducted psychological evaluations and provided trauma based psychotherapy services to patients of a local children’s hospital. Following the completion of her postdoctoral training, she was hired-on as a part-time psychologist through a SAMHSA funded grant, continuing her trauma work with children and families impacted by child maltreatment. Dr. Dorn also worked as an independent licensed psychologist in private practice providing psychological testing and individual and family therapy. She currently teaches courses related to clinical practice and supervision of clinical work (i.e. counseling skills, practicum and internship, etc.)
James Ott, LCSW, CAI, CIP is the founder, director, and a therapist at Red Willow Counseling & Recovery, an outpatient psychotherapy practice helping individuals and families with mental health and addiction issues. He spent 10 years working in a psychiatric hospital with both mentally ill and substance abusing patients. He has worked as a clinical director for a start-up residential treatment center, and a tele-therapy Intensive Outpatient Program. He works as a consultant with other addiction treatment programs in preparing them for Joint Commission accreditation.
James works with families impacted by addiction as a Certified ARISE Interventionist and is a member of the core ARISE intervention team. He is also an ARISE Intervention Trainer and Supervisor. James is the board chair for Sobriety Foundation, a private non-profit that provides treatment scholarships for people with addiction. James received his Master of Social Work degree from New Mexico State University in 1997, and has been working as an Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Utah since 2000.
John Walker, PhD lives in Salt Lake City Utah. He served three years active duty in the US Army, with an honorable discharge. He received a BS from the University of Wisconsin in 1956; an MA from Duke University, MA in 1958; a PhD from the University Minnesota in 1963. He worked at the University Utah, School of Medicine, Department of Physiology, from 1966-1998.
John has an extensive record of volunteer service, including: 3 years as a Crisis Line Volunteer for the Salt Lake City Rape Recovery Center; the MaleSurvivor Board of Directors from 2011-2015; a Hospice Volunteer, Salt Lake City from 1998-present; and a Hospice Volunteer in Palm Desert, CA from 2004-present.
Maria Estrada, PhD came to the US from her native Colombia in 1988. She graduated from Virginia Tech in 2001 and received her PHD from the Education, Culture, and Society Department at the University of Utah in 2009. She works within the conservation movement for The Nature Conservancy where she works on building strong relationships of trust and mutuality internally and externally with diverse of partners.
She does a lot of this work through the North America Urban Network and the Fire Adapted Communities Network. This work involves building capacity for partnering with urban and rural communities and working on equity and justice aspects of environmental matters. She has worked locally advocating for youth education through her volunteer work as a member of the Equity Leadership Team at the Salt Lake City School District. This group helps the district building strategies to achieve equitable outcomes for all students and staff.
She serves on the board of trustees of the Tracy Aviary because she believes strongly in the idea of nature in cities as a shared space to build community. She is also a life-time Member of the Utah Women’s Giving Circle a group that promotes women’s self-determination through networking, awareness, and philanthropy. She is an avid runner and a past member of the board of directors of Girls on the Run GOTR, Utah. GOTR is an after-school program that uses running to provide girls with tools to respond to others with care and compassion, and positively connect with peers and adults to make meaningful contributions in their own communities.
Debra Warner, PsyD. is a leading forensic psychologist, popular speaker, trauma expert, training professional and author. She addresses diverse topics including PTSD, multicultural therapeutic techniques, gang intervention, prison reform, human trafficking, violence against women, substance abuse, relationships and mental health. She currently is a Professor for the Los Angeles campus of The Chicago School of Professional Psychology’s Psy.D. in Clinical Forensic Psychology, and a sought out expert witness, psychological evaluator, and consultant.
Dr. Warner is also a male trauma expert, spouse of a male survivor and author of His History, Her Story, a Survival Guide for Spouses of Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse and Trauma. She has devoted her professional efforts to helping men and their loved ones confront and conquer their long term effects of trauma on the male psyche. She frequently addresses issues related to the #Mentoo movement, and challenging masculinity stereotypes and dismantling stigmas related to male trauma.
For a complete bio please visit her website.