Presenters

Meet your conference co-chairs, presenters, and facilitators.

 

Conference Co-Chairs / Network Team Liaisons

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Barbara Finch


Director, Children and Adult Networks

Santa Barbara County Department of Social Services

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Florene Bednersh, PhD, MEd


Retired Executive Director, volunteer

Children and Family Resource Services

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Terri Allison


Early Care and Education Consultant

Resilient Santa Barbara County and MoonLit Consulting

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Lisa Fraser


Executive Director

Center for Family Strengthening, San Luis Obispo

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Kathleen Van Antwerp, EdD


Certified Child Behavioral / Mental Health Specialist

Executive Director, Ventura County Child Abuse Prevention Council

 

Presenters and Facilitators

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Robert F. Anda, MD, MS

Keynote Speaker

Co-Founder, ACE Interface, LLC
Co-Prin. Investigator, ACEs Landmark Study

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Ama Atiedu

Presenter

Pediatric Resiliency Collaborative (PeRC) Program Manager, Cottage Health

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Magdalena Benitez, MSW

Affinity Group Facilitator

Family Strengthening Consultant

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Carrie Collins

Affinity Group Facilitator

Family Advocate Services Director
Link Family Resource Center

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Kenneth Ginsburg, MD, MS, FAAP

Presenter

Physician, Children’s Hospital, Philadelphia
Professor of Pediatrics, Univ. of Pennsylvania

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John Horton, MD

Presenter

Pediatric and Integrative Medicine physician

Medical school instructor, author

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Julie Kurtz

Presenter

Founder and CEO

Center for Optimal Brain Integration®

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Dr. Sayida Peprah, PsyD

Presenter

Executive Director, Diversity Uplifts, Inc. 
Licensed clinical psychologist

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Sara Rex

Presenter

President/CEO, SPEAK, Inc.
Strategist, consultant, motivational speaker

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Jim Roberts

Affinity Group Facilitator

CEO
Family Care Network, Inc.

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Andria Barnes Ruth, MD

Presenter

Co-chair, Pediatric Resiliency Collaborative
Pediatrician, Goleta Neighborhood Clinic

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Danielle Shaw, MD

Affinity Group Facilitator

Pediatrician / Staff Psychiatrist
Casa Pacifica Center for Children & Families