Presenters

Steven Hernandez, Esq

Steven Hernandez, Esq. is the executive director for the Commission on Women, Children and Seniors.  Mr. Hernández previously served the CT state legislature as director of public policy and research for the Connecticut Commission on Children.    Prior to joining the Commission, Mr. Hernandez served seven years as legislative and budget director in the office of […]

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Phyllis Alongi

Phyllis Alongi, MS, NCC, LPC, ACS, Clinical Director of the Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide is a Licensed Professional Counselor and has numerous years of counseling experience with children, adolescents and adults in both Partial Care and Intensive outpatient settings. She is a former educator with over 10 years of teaching experience. Phyllis obtained her Master’s […]

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Dr. Jared Scherz

Dr. Scherz is a clinical psychologist, author, and consultant, working with educators for over twenty-five years. He earned his Master’s in Education from Penn State University and went on to become an elementary school guidance counselor in both rural and urban settings before earning his Ph.D. Schools violence prevention as part of the organizational health of schools, […]

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Lauren Hyman Kaplan, M.A.

Lauren Hyman Kaplan, M.A. is a speaker, school consultant and certified emotional intelligence coach in the field of social-emotional learning and bullying prevention. She is a former teacher and school counselor with over 18 years of experience training and providing consulting to schools around the United States and the world. She provides consulting to schools […]

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Christa M. Tinari

Christa M. Tinari is a Safe Schools Specialist and a passionate practitioner and advocate for social-emotional learning and bullying prevention.

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Coach Randy

Coach Randy is an international keynote speaker, author, workshop facilitator and edu-tainer. His high energy and dynamic approach engages participants by introducing valuable strategies to overcome obstacles and inspires them to achieve their personal goals.

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Jose Luis Posos, M.Ed.

Jose Luis Posos is the Program Manager at CMI, bringing significant years of experience in the areas of crisis intervention, diversity training, and leadership training. In addition, Jose is also a trained Sexual and Domestic Violence Response Advocate in New Jersey.

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Christopher C. Irving, Ed.D.

Christopher C. Irving, is an educational consultant who travels to different colleges and school districts all around the country.

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Rita Johnson, Psy.D.

Rita Johnson, Psy.D. is a Professor teaching undergraduate and graduate psychology courses full-time at Cheyney University, in Pennsylvania.

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Dr. Judith Springer

Dr. Springer’s areas of expertise include diversity education, peer leadership and peer mediation training, bullying prevention and youth suicide prevention.

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