Boston Public Health Commission
Director, Trauma Response and Recovery
May 2003 — November 2013
Deliver individual and group interventions to hundreds of clients annually In Boston and the state of Massachusetts.. Direct service delivery for high impact incidents including: The Wardman Road fire, Harlem Street multiple shooting, Woolson Road/Mattapan multiple shooting, Marathon Bombing/Neighborhood House Charter School, Codman Academy suicide on premise. Train and support several citywide multicultural teams of partners certified in disaster behavioral health services in school and community settings. Manage over 20 incidents impacting over 500 clients annually following Incident Command System structures. Collaborate closely with First Responder agencies, health centers and hospitals incident assessment, planning, deployment, and cohort follow-up. Serve as a trainer of trainers for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration's (SAMHSA) National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) in Psychological First Aid.