- Suzanne Connolly LCSW, LMFT, LISAC is a researcher, author, speaker, Adjunct Professor, therapist and licensed clinical social worker. Suzanne specializes in treating trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and is passionate about sharing her effective methods with professionals and leaders around the world.
- Marc Titus currently works as the Nevada Division of Forestry's Fire Adapted Communities Staff Specialist and is completing an MS in Psychology from Arizona State University. His journey of recovery from PTSD is thought-provoking, alarming and yet filled with hope.
- Nelda St. Clair retired as the National CISM Coordinator with BLM and owner of firemind® a mental health referral service for wildland firefighters.
- Shawna A. Legarza, PsyD is the Director of Emergency Management in La Plata County, In addition to her fire experience, she worked at the World Trade Center 9/11 recovery efforts, Hurricane Rita and the Greensburg Tornado. She has also traveled internationally to the recent fires in Australia, Brazil and Mexico. Shawna has a Doctorate in Psychology, a Master of Science in Kinesiology and a Bachelor's of Science in Exercise Physiology and Teaching.
This event is part of the International Association of Wildland Fire's Workforce Resilience Ignite Talk Series.