Kendra Miller, MA Work-life Coordinator

Kendra Miller has extensive experience providing training and support to international development professionals in support of the US Agency for International Development (USAID) mission.

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Molly Vlach, MPH, CHES LinkedIn Health and Wellness Promotion Coordinator

Molly serves as the Wellness Coordinator for USAID Staff Care Center. Since joining the Staff Care team in June 2014, she has led various wellness programs to support employee health and well-being through various physical activities, nutrition, and stress management programming.

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Dr. Sabrina Carrie Crawford, Psy.D.

Dr. Crawford has worked extensively with international agencies, including the World Bank Group, International Development Bank and Pan American Health Organization to provide counseling support through strength based and resiliency approaches. Areas of specialization in her clinical work include trauma and resilience, responding to critical incidences, acculturation challenges and domestic violence.

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Presley Scott LinkedIn Service Coordinator

Presley Scott is a recent Psychology graduate of Marymount Manhattan College, New York City, with a passion for the intersection of psychological wellness and humanitarian aid work. Her undergraduate career was largely dedicated to in-depth research of Psychology, specifically focused on integrative therapeutic approaches to trauma such a Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, Dance Movement Therapy, Yoga Therapy, and Mindfulness-Based Meditation.

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Melanie Cashdan, LCSW

Melanie Cashdan is a licensed clinical social worker who specializes in trauma, stress management, depression, crisis response, mind-body interaction, international psychology, grief & loss, parenting, and conflict management (work and personal).

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Samuel Thielman, M.D., Ph.D. LinkedIn

Dr. Samuel Thielman has worked in international settings as a psychiatrist and organizational consultant for sixteen years. Having recently transitioned from the U.S. Department of State to the private sector, Dr. Thielman has been Senior Advisor for Resilience at the Foreign Service Institute. He served as Director of Mental Health Services during the period immediately following the invasion of Iraq and Afghanistan.

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Duncan Wilson, LPC

Duncan is a psychotherapist in private practice in Washington DC, who brings a strong global and multi-cultural perspective to all his clients.

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Elizabeth Gomart, LPC LinkedIn

Elizabeth is a psychotherapist, LPC, in private practice in Washington, DC, where she sees adults in individual, couple’s and group therapy. She specializes in mood, trauma, grief and relationship issues. She also provides leadership and management consultation.

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Ron Flaming LinkedIn

Ron is an Organization Development Consultant and Leadership Coach. He is skilled at coaching leaders and leadership teams, group processes, team building, change management and organizational assessments.

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Denise Bouvier LinkedIn

Denise, a psychologist and psychotherapist, has been the director of Paloma Christian Centre for Psychology in Nyon, Switzerland for the last 20 years, where there is a “platform” for each person to integrate his or her own beliefs into a healing process.

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Dawn Traut, LCSW LinkedIn

Dawn Traut is a licensed clinical social worker and international development professional with 18 years of experience working with international development and humanitarian assistance professionals.

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Judy Greenberg, M.Ed M.A. LinkedIn

Judy is a member at The KonTerra Group and currently serves as a Employee Resilience Clinician at the USAID Staff Care Center in Washington, DC – a government contract held by KonTerra.

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Tabbie Mann, LCSW LinkedIn Member

Tabbie Mann is a member at The KonTerra Group and currently serves as an Employee Resilience Clinician at the USAID Staff Care Center in Washington, D.C – a government contract held by KonTerra

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Jos Weerts LinkedIn

Since 1987, Jos has gathered considerable experience in conducting workshops, providing training and consultation on resilience and stress management, as well as in the field of psychotraumatology.

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Kerley Perminio Most

As a psychotherapist, Kerley applies her many multicultural experiences when helping individuals, couples, families and organizations navigate challenges and improved resilience and cultural proficiency.

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Gary Brown, LCSW, MPA LinkedIn

Gary is a psychotherapist, mediator, facilitator, trainer and project manager. In addition to his clinical work with expatriates, he designs and implements stakeholder involvement, conflict management, and development assistance programs in the US and overseas.

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John Fawcett LinkedIn

John Fawcett has over 25 years experience in international humanitarian aid focused on the development and implementation of comprehensive staff support processes, cross-cultural team development and leadership effectiveness.

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Lynne Gilliland, MS, CPCC LinkedIn

Lynne is a seasoned coach of sixteen years and a certified Marshall Goldsmith Stakeholder-Centered coach, focusing on high potential leadership growth and development.

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Ted Gallant LinkedIn Director Global Service Strategy

Ted has over 10 years’ experience working with for-profit, not-for-profit, and government clients to design and implement an array of health and wellbeing solutions. Ted’s experience ranges from corporate health and wellness programs, to mental health counseling services, to crisis response following traumatic events.

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Ben Weinstein, Ph.D. LinkedIn

Ben is a licensed clinical psychologist who has been living and working in Bangkok, Thailand since 2003. His work in Bangkok includes providing therapy to expatriates as part of Psychological Services International, teaching counseling to graduate students at Assumption University, as well as providing training/facilitation of workshops on a variety of topics for the business community, non-governmental organizations and the United Nations.

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Pamela Parmer, LCSW-C

Pamela Parmer is a licensed clinical social worker with 30 years experience in staff support and counseling after traumatic and critical incidents, working for the Peace Corps, the State Department and USAID in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the U.S.

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Dan Hess, LCSW LinkedIn

For more than 30 years Dan has combined a career in mental health and organizational development, working as a psychotherapist and a management consultant.

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Dr. Tim Calvey, Psy.D. LinkedIn

Tim is a licensed psychologist with extensive experience working with adults managing stress and promoting resilience, trauma recovery, grief and loss, and phase of life transitions.

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Dr. Kavita Avula, Psy.D. LinkedIn Lead Consulting Psychologist

Dr. Kavita Avula is a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in international and cross-cultural psychology, trauma and resilience, crisis and critical incident response, suicide, and group dynamics.

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Dr. Nancy Good, Ph.D. LCSW

Nancy is a psychotherapist, international mediator, trainer, and organizational consultant. Her current expertise focuses on bringing contemporary knowledge and skills about traumatic stress to traumatized people around the world with a focus on posttraumatic growth (PTG) and building resilience in the midst of trauma.

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Sharon Forrence LinkedIn

Sharon Forrence is an expert trainer and facilitator with over 25 years’ experience in instructional design and training delivery, leading strategic planning retreats and providing staff care support.

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Lynne Cripe, Ph.D. LinkedIn Director of Resilience Services

Lynne Cripe is a social psychologist with over 15 years experience in international relief and development. She has particular expertise in working with organizations and individuals to foster resilience in the face of challenges and crises.

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Kathleen Gaines LinkedIn Account Manager

Kathleen Gaines has over 15 years of experience in international relief and development with extensive knowledge in staff care and resilience, building and supporting global peer teams, employee engagement, and training and development.

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Rick Augsburger LinkedIn Managing Director, Founding Member

Rick Augsburger currently serves as managing director of the KonTerra Group. He has worked for more than 25 years as a leader in the international development and humanitarian sector, focusing on leadership, staff resilience, program growth and strategy.

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