MenHealing Board of Directors
Joanna Colrain, LPC, CGP, ACS lives in Decatur, Georgia. After 42 years of psychotherapy practice, specializing in the treatment of trauma, Joanna now focuses her practice on training, consultation and writing. Joanna has previously worked with The Survivor Support Program of Prevent Child Abuse Georgia and The Center for Torture and Trauma Survivors in Dekalb County, GA. She was a member of the Facilitator Team for Weekends of Recovery for 7 years. For 22 years, she’s been teaching Mindful Presence in Psychotherapy,™ which she developed with Jim Struve. Joanna provides professional training on the treatment of dissociative and borderline spectrum issues and the ethics of self-care and mindfulness.
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.
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.
Michael Munson is the co-founder and Executive Director of FORGE, an organization focused on improving the lives of transgender individuals by building stronger connections, providing resources, and empowering growth through knowledge. FORGE is a national training and technical assistance provider funded through the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women and the Office for Victims of Crime. Munson's educational background is in psychology, with an emphasis on trauma-informed care and non-traditional healing modalities. His work on violence against transgender and non-non-binary individuals stresses the intersectionality between complex components of identity, experience, and societal constructs that can both spur violence, as well as catalyze healing for individuals and communities. He is passionate about engaging professionals to embrace these complexities and learn key skills to better serve their clients/constituents.
As an out trans-masculine femme, he embraces many additional, overlapping identities, including being radically queer, gender-fluid, a person living with multiple disabilities, a passionate worker, proud parent, strong and tender partner, empathic bodyworker, arts-lover, and tree-hugger.
Andrew Swindle became the Director of Advancement at Waterford in 2019. In his role, Andrew focuses primarily on building a culture of philanthropy at Waterford. Prior to joining Waterford he served in various advancement roles at the University of Utah, including Director of Advancement for the School of Dentistry, Director of Major Gifts at the College of Engineering, and Major Gift Officer in the Central Development Office. Andrew currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Utah Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals.
Andrew was raised in the Salt Lake City area and loves Utah. While earning his bachelor’s degree at the University of Utah, he played on the men’s rugby team. Andrew values community involvement, and giving back whenever possible. Andrew and his wife, Kiersten, love spending time in the outdoors with their two young children. Andrew enjoys making time for fly fishing, back country skiing, mountain biking, road cycling, and golf. He believes that such endeavors are only as good as the company you share them with.
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.
Rommell Washington, LCSW, ACSW is a social work clinician, health and human rights advocate, and practitioner of healing centered experiences, and social justice. His forty years of post-graduate experience as a social worker has spanned many movements and causes. This has included developing, training and supervising the first ear acupuncture based program aimed to treat addictions at Lincoln and Harlem Hospital in New York City. Advocating and developing the first comprehensive housing program in the nation for persons with HIV/AIDS.
In 2004 an initiative to educate and bring awareness to male sexual assault survivors was funded by the New York City Council. Mt. Sinai St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital’s Crime Victims Treatment Center was the prime mover in this effort. Rommell gives presentations and training to community-based groups, agencies and organizations, and professional service providers. A most exciting project is the partnership with Alliance of Families for Justice’s Self Knowledge Circles and the development of Songa Mbele (an initiative focusing on Young Men of Color and trauma/violence). He is a former member of the Male Survivor Board of Directors. He is also an active participant with the South-South Institute on the Victimization of Men and Boys, based in Cambodia. Recently he has begun collaboration with Reciprocity, an organization dedicated to providing wellness programs to LGBTQ youth.
Rommell lives in the vibrant Dominican enclave of Inwood/Washington Heights across from the Old Dutch Dyckman Farmhouse in Northern Manhattan, with his chihuahua Novella, and cat, Dawa.
Jordan Masciangelo has been working in sexual abuse survivor outreach for over 10 years. A two-time Weekend of Recovery alumni himself, Jordan began publicly telling his story in partnership with the Ontario Provincial Police in Canada as part of their inaugural male victimization conference. After 25 of these award-winning conferences, Jordan's passion for sexual abuse awareness had flourished and he went on to join other support initiatives, becoming a keynote speaker at events and conferences across North America.Known for his gregarious personality and creative eye, Jordan continued to garner relationships and opportunities to work with many service and outreach agencies across North America.
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