Men Healing Board of Directors

Joanna Colrain
Board Chair

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

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. 

Nominees Being Considered

Uma P. Dorn
Research Project

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.)

Dr. Dorn uses a multicultural and ecosystemic perspective in her work with clients including trauma. She has presented at local, national, and international conferences. Dr. Dorn continues her clinical work in private practice providing psychological services.  She is also a co-founder of an international consulting firm working with human services organizations to address specific mental health initiatives.

James Ott
Special Projects

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
Alumni Outreach

John Walker, PhDlives 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.
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