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April 26, 2024 – 8:30-4:30

 Germanna Community College – Workforce Development Building


Registration & Networking Breakfast

Welcome:  Juanita Shanks, FailSafe-ERA CEO


Morning Keynote: Community-Centered Solutions

Dr. Janet Gullickson, Germanna President


Integrating Brain Thrive 25 into Schools

Ms. Barbara Gustavson, Owner, Discover Next Steps

Executive Coach | Mental and Brain Health Advocate | Amen University Consultant


Learning in Chaos – A Collective Responsibility – Panel Discussion

Panelists:  Dr. Thomas Taylor, Stafford School Superintendent | Dr. Marci Catlett, Fredericksburg City School Superintendent | Dr. Colette Brooks, LPC, PhD, NCC, ACS, LSATP | Sergeant Steven Curtis, Stafford County Sheriff Office | Brian Bartoszek, Rappahannock Regional Juvenile Detention Center


LUNCHEON KEYNOTE:  Mr. Jonathan Wrenn, Columbia University



Healing Racialized Trauma Using Creative Strategies

Dr. Shekila Melchior, PhD, NCC, LPC-MHSP (TN, LPC (VA)

Director of Strategic Initiatives and Partnerships, Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, George Mason University


Understanding the Principles of Restorative Justice in Education

Deb Andrus-Lokrantz, MA, Coordinator of Restorative Practices & Conflict Resolution


Criminal Justice Alliance in Planning District 16

Sue Parr, Criminal Justice Reform Alliance Chair

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