Role: Allison is an Associate Consultant and provides consultative support to organizations seeking trauma-informed resilience trainings and resources.
Allison is a LCSW in the State of Oregon and has spent her professional life helping others in behavioral health settings. Graduating from Portland State University's School of Social Work in 2005, she has garnered over 15 years of experience in the medical field as both a Social Worker and as a leader in medical centers. Currently, Allison is the Director of Behavioral Health & Care Management for Columbia Memorial Hospital where she oversees, develops and expands behavioral health services for primary care, pediatric and speciality clinics, as well as serves as an internal advisor for organizational staff support efforts. She has received the CARES Spirit Honorable Mention Award at Cincinnati Children's Hospital, as well as the Katherine Clark Award for Excellence in Clinical Social Work Practice from PSU. In her space time, she is a Governor appointed member of the Rural Health Coordinator Council. I'm lucky to have Allison's expertise as an Associate Consultant to support efforts consulting and training medical organizations on staff resilience and trauma-informed practice.
Role: Alyson is an Associate Consultant and provides consultative support to organizations seeking trauma-informed resilience trainings and resources.
Dr. Alyson VanAhn is a behavioral health consultant with over 25 years of experience helping children, families, individual adults, and couples work toward improving their quality of life using evidence-based practices for lasting change. Her training as a psychologist with family and educational systems emphases has been the platform for her consultant roles in early childhood, primary and post-secondary, and well as mental health and geriatric care systems. She specializes in first identifying organizational and interpersonal dynamics as well as clinical factors that perpetuate challenges for individuals and organizations, then making collaborative, sustainable adjustments to initiate and preserve long-term positive change. She guides leaders and direct care professionals to collaborate for effective care and leadership that honors diversity while maintaining progress toward strategic goals. Minneapolis is her current home base where she has a day job providing direct care, training, and consultation in senior care facilities in addition to nationwide consultation in the areas named above and her 24/7 job raising two children with her husband.
Copywriter for all-things podcast & Syllabus Guru
Role: Dave is our Podcast ninja, creates syllabi, and crafts incredible copy for our podcast, The Most Important Medicine.
Dave Perry is part of the RNegade team, a startup Continuing Education business that is changing the game by offering nursing CEs by Podcast. Dave currently works as a clinician for New England Vascular Access (NEVA), a mobile vascular group serving New England. This includes placing PICC lines, midlines, and ultrasound-guided IV's.
Daves recent experience includes 3 years as an ER nurse educator, Base Station Coordinator and EMS liaison for a hospital in Sacramento. Dave's past experience includes 10 years as an Emergency Room nurse including being in the charge role for many years. He's worked at levels 2, 3 and 4 trauma, as well as stroke and STEMI receiving centers. He grew up in Alaska and currently resides in very rural Vermont with his amazing wife, 2 cool kids, and a crazy dog. Lover of all spicy food and board sports.
Role: Tegan is my Project Coordinator! She keeps tasks organized and the wheels turning. She is also the eye behind our marketing projects and design.
Tegan has spent her professional life uplifting visions through communications, marketing, and project coordination. After graduating from Smith College, she worked in the public sector for seven years doing just that. Now, she helps other business owners keep the creativity by taking tasks off their shoulders. Whether it’s social media, graphic design, website management, or project coordination — she's a Jill of All Trades.