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OCTEO Fall 2017 Conference
Thursday 10:45 PM Roundtables

Mia Yaniko, Assistant General Counsel, Wright State University Conference 1
Mia Yaniko is Assistant General Counsel at Wright State University. She assists the Vice President for Legal Affairs and General Counsel in providing legal advice and representation to Wright State University, its constituent units and affiliated entities, and to its trustees, officers, and employees, acting within the scope of their employment on all matters having legal significance for the university. Prior to joining Wright State University, she worked as an Assistant Attorney General in the Education Section of the Ohio Attorney Generalís Office where she represented four year universities and two year community colleges, providing legal advice on a variety of topics and representation in administrative and court proceedings at both the state and federal level. While serving as an Assistant Attorney General, she also provided legal representation to the Ohio Department of Education.

Kim Kehl, Trauma-Informed Care Project Coordinator, Ohio Mental Health and Addiction Services & Governorís Opioid Action Team Conference 2
Under the general direction of the OhioMHAS Medical Director, Kim Kehl collaborates with partners to support training on trauma-informed practices throughout Ohio, coordinates training efforts and implementation of trauma-informed practice within the MHAS and Department of Developmental Disabilities (DODD) systems. He works with Ohio MHAS Regional Psychiatric Hospitals and DODD Developmental Centers to advance trauma-informed practice.

Jamie Linscott, Counselor, Amesville Elementary School Conference 3
Jamie Linscott is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed School Counselor at Amesville Elementary, in Athens County Ohio. Her work largely centers on children in rural Appalachia, and she has done extensive work on the cultural resilience in Appalachia. Recently, she has begun working on issues surrounding the opioid and methamphetamine epidemic in Appalachia, sitting on panels and leading community forums on ways to address the needs of children and families struggling with the effects of addiction.

Kelly Glick, Assistant Principal at Donnell Middle School in Findlay and Darlene Mack, School Counselor at Findlay City Schools Conference 4

Mack and Glick, co-leaders of the Findlay City Schools Trauma Informed Care (TIC) effort, coordinated professional development for over 800 Findlay City Schools (FCS) employees in 2015. Moreover, they developed and conducted TIC training for over 400 FCS classified employees in 2015 and presented an advanced training for classified employees in 2016.

Additionally, they conducted TIC presentations for employees in NW Ohio school districts, the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) National Conference, a national webinar for ASCA, Region 6 State Support Team, and the Ohio Association of Secondary School Administrators state conference in 2016 removing non-academic barriers. Her research is focused on Trauma Informed Care and student perception of care.


SRO Barry Smith, MBA- Stow Police Department Conference 5

Barry Smith has been a police officer with the City of Stow for 21 years; fifteen of those as a School Resource Officer at Stow-Munroe Falls High School. Barry holds a Bachelorís Degree in Political Science and Masters in Business Administration (MBA) which serves him well when tackling the business side of association work.

SRO Smith has served on the Ohio School Resource Officers Association Board of Directors for fourteen years and has served as the associations Treasurer, Vice President, and is currently on his second stint as President. Barry has been involved in numerous school safety committees and has spoken on the subject of school safety at the Ohio Statehouse, the Ohio School Boards Association conferences, and the Ohio Association of Secondary School Administrators to name a few.


Kathleen Whalen, LCSW-BACS, MEd is the Project Director for Safe Schools NOLA Salon IV
Kathleen Whalen, LCSW-BACS, MEd is the Project Director for Safe Schools NOLA, a National Institute of Justice funded study of the use of trauma-informed approaches in schools. The goal of the research study is to determine how school personnel and students respond to trauma-informed activities at their school, which include professional development training, coaching, and organizational support in trauma-informed approaches. She is the principal/owner of Strategies for Youth Development, LLC, which provides consulting to youth-serving organizations and professionals who work with youth.


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