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Kim Walton

Chief Clinical Officer for Behavioral Health Services
Community Health Network

Kim has an MSN from Indiana Univ (1997), is Chief Clinical Officer & Director of Integrated Behavioral Health at Community Health Network. She helps to lead the Network’s RISE Team, which responds to critical incidents, the Zero Suicide Initiative and is Project Director on two SAMSHA grants; for Primary Behavioral Health Care Integration and for Zero Suicides for Indiana Youth. Kim’s had extensive training in ARC, CISM, PFA, and NOVA (for which she is a national Trainer). She brings extensive training and experience in Trauma Informed Care and related program development.

Patricia Weldon

Assistant professor
Marywood University

Dr. Weldon is an assistant professor at Marywood University. With over 20 years of clinical experience working extensively in crisis intervention including critical incidents as well as natural and aviation disasters. She is the past State Lead of the American Red Cross Massachusetts Disaster Mental Health Team. Presently, her teaching and research focus on critical incident response, trauma informed care, and post-traumatic growth. Dr. Weldon presents at national and international conferences.

Victor Welzant

Director of Education & Training
International Critical Incident Stress Foundation, Inc.

Dr. Victor Welzant is the Director of Education and Training and prior member of the Board of Directors of the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation. He previously served as the Director of Acute Trauma Services at Sheppard Pratt Health Systems.

Chris White

Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT)
Henderson Police Dept

Chris White is a 20-year veteran of the Henderson (NV) Police Department, where he has served in many capacities. Chris has worked in Patrol, Training, Investigations, and Traffic. For the past 18 years, Chris has also been a member of the Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT). Chris has responded to approximately 250 CNT missions involving barricaded violent offenders, hostage situations and various people in Crisis, including suicidal persons.

Johnston Wong

Professor in Social Work and Social Administration
Beijing Normal University Hong Kong Baptist University United International College

I started as a youth worker in Hong Kong after graduating from Brock University Canada. In the next 12 years I served young people as a counselor and a life coach. We offer industrial social work services to working youths in the community. Family Life education becomes a new area of work in my later dates with the agency. I worked at the HK Council of Social Services responsible for regional and international exchanges among social workers. Then I opted in 1990 to social work teaching at the City University of Hong Kong. In 2006 I began teaching at UIC in Zhuhai, China.

CJ Wright

Training Program Coordinator
Kentucky Community Crisis Response Board

Cynthia Jo (C.J.) Wright, CTR, CTSS is Training Program Coordinator for Kentucky Community Crisis Response Board (KCCRB), and served as the Bioterrorism & Disaster Program Coordinator and Team Program Coordinator. She is a State Certified Fire Chaplain.

C.J. has responded to over 800 critical incidents and 12 disasters, coordinated over 1,400 response services including the crash of flight 5191.

She is CISM Certified and ICISF trainer for 6 ICISF courses. C.J. (Cherokee/English) is an ordained Interfaith Minister with a focused outreach to the Native American Community.

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