Sherry Cardinal is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Diplomate, American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress with over 38 of years experience as a therapist in private practice and is the founder of several non-profit social service agencies and CISM teams.
Sherry is the volunteer Clinical Director for the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office CISM Team, ACIRT CISM Team for Emergency Ministries and the Xena Project for Military Veterans. Sherry also conducts workshops and trainings on Critical Incident Stress Management and CISM training for First Responders.
Captain Matt Carter
Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office
Captain Carter began his law enforcement career in 1992 when he joined the Bellville, Texas Police Department as an evening shift Dispatcher while attending Blinn College. He joined the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office in September 1995. During his 21 years at the Sheriff’s Office, Captain Carter has served in Detention, Patrol, Criminal Investigations, Training. Captain Carter graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from the University of Houston-Downtown. He is currently enrolled in graduate school, pursuing a MS in Criminal Justice.
Dr. Daniel Casey, MCT
JEC Counseling, Inc
Dr. Dan Casey is a Green Cross Master Certified Traumatologist. He’s certified by the American Academy of Experts on Traumatic Stress as an expert in Trauma response and in school crisis response. He is also a Site Director, Board Member of the Green Cross Academy of Traumatology.
Dan has been involved in the ICISF since 1987. He has been a member of ICISF since its inception, and was invited to and accepted a seat on the Advisory Board.
Dr. Casey is co-author of Crisis and Trauma in Colleges and Universities: co-author of Rural Emergency Response: co-author of School Crisis Response.
Crisis Interventionist; Chaplain
United Methodist Church
I have been active in responses since about 2000. From everyday responses to Hurricane Katrina to Superstorm Sandy, I work actively with survivors in order to bring a sense of healing and to the link them with local resources. I am a pastor in the United Methodist Church, active as a CISM team instructor and responder, and like to help others who are in need. I co-founded the MS Law Enforcement Alliance for Peer Support and the MS Crisis Response Network. All of this is to say that I have seen this work and want to share it with others.
Grant Wood Area Education Agency
Sharon Clark earned her PhD in School Psychology from the University of Iowa and has been practicing for over 10 years. She serves as the Lead School Psychologist at Grant Wood Area Education Agency and serves on the CISM leadership team. Other professional activities include academic and behavioral assessment, working with special education students and teachers, and providing school based consultation for social/emotional/behavioral and academic needs.
Commonwealth of Virginia
Stephen Coaker was born in Fairfax, VA and that is where he lived until he moved to Richmond, VA to attend Virginia Commonwealth University. Mr. Coaker is the youngest of three boys, and grew up in a military family. Mr. Coaker is an avid outdoors person, is a volunteer firefighter/emt, has received numerous awards for work and volunteer achievements, and is credited with saving three lives within three years. Mr. Coaker met his wonderful wife, Kimberly, while attending VCU, and they now have two wonderful children. Mr. Coaker is a Sworn police officer in the Commonwealth of VA.
Didier Cremniter, MD is the Director of Parisian Emergency Medico-Psychological Cell, Necker-Enfants Malades Hospital. He has been a medical practitioner since 1977, and a child and adolescent psychiatrist since 1983. He is the National Coordinator of Medico-Psychological Cells in France since 2013, which is designated by the Health Ministry. Didier has also been a consultant at the Crisis Center of French Foreign Office Minister since 2007, and a designated Expert for The United Nations: CISMU (Critical Incident Stress Management Unit) in the Safety and Security Department since 2006. Didier serves as Associated Professor at Paris V Medical University. He has also received the French Decoration Chevalier de la Légion d’honneur.
ALPA CIRP Chairman
Since 2008, Louise Cullinan has been the Critical Incident Response Chairman for the Air Line Pilots Association assisting 31 airlines. Louise has been with Mesa Airlines since 1995, first as an agent, station manager, and pilot since1999, and is a Captain on the E-Jet 175 out of Houston. Her expertise as a consultant and instructor of CISM extends to the aircraft manufacturer, Boeing and after being requested to respond to the accidents within the test pilot world, she helped entities such as Society for Experimental Test Pilots, Virgin Galactic and Scaled set up programs.