I am co-editor of the book Parenting with PTSD: the impact of childhood abuse on parenting. I’m a mother of two, have an ACE score of 9, and have spent nearly 20 years working in the trenches of the mental health system.

Using both my personal history and professional experience I write, speak and deliver keynote presentations and informative trainings on Parenting as a Survivor and Trauma-Informed Systemic Change.

I am currently the Program Director for Hammond House, a mental health and substance abuse community residence in Saratoga Springs, NY. Previous to that I provided Intensive Case Management (ICM) and Health Home Care Management services to adults living with mental illness in the community. I entered my career in the field as a mental health inpatient tech and child and youth residential counselor.