Stephanie holds two advanced degrees, a five year post graduate fellowship and over two decades of experiencing in the area of resolving complex achievement gaps for persons 2-21 years old through the application of best practices of clinical neuropsychology, trauma informed therapy and education.
Stephanie is an educational scientist (patent holder) in the area of developing non-screen based immersive learning programs and products.
Stephanie’s passion is to apply these skills in order to work to maximize the potential of high conflict families where complex trauma, addiction, personality disorder and/or at least one family member with complex special needs is present.
Having been a Blue Star family member for many years, Stephanie possesses both heart and dedication to bringing appropriate support to military families of all branches of service including free direct services for survivors of military sexual violence. Stephanie has been awarded both the Dr. Mary E. Walker Award for Public Service, The Department of the Army and the Commander’s Award for Public Service, The Department of the Army and continues to volunteer through direct service weekly to Blue Star Families. Stephanie also volunteers as an elected member of the AMCAP governing board.
In light of the above stated endeavors, Stephanie has founded several non-profit programs dedicated to making resources more readily available to those who require them, including WhatDoUNeed.org, a programs that’s sole purpose is to get service based organizations things they need to continue to serve and Therapy Locator, a site dedicated to creating caring connections between therapists and those that need their resources. Finally, Stephanie is proud to pioneer the first nationally scoped program to provide free direct support services for those that have survived military sexual violence.