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MNTP Advisory Council.

Jackie Braughton, MA is a pre-licensed professional and a second year doctoral student in the Family Social Science program at the University of Minnesota, specializing in couple and family therapy. Jackie’s background is comprises of a master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy and working with trauma affected populations, both domestic and international clients. Jackie has worked specifically with veterans, children, adolescents, adults, immigrant, refugee, chemical dependency/substance abuse populations. Jackie is certified in NarrativeExposure Therapy and has completed Emotionally Focused Therapy Externship Level 1. Jackie is under supervision of Erin Morgan, PhD, LMFT and is currently accepting to new clients. To contact Jackie for speaking engagements or therapeutic services, please call (612) 430-6160.

Laureen Peltier is a business consultant with 25 years’ experience in the financial industry, a State Certified Speaker Trainer for the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), as well as one of their most seasoned speakers. She has piloted several programs for NAMI, including NAMI in the Lobby, IOOV and anti-stigma campaigns, such as Hope for Recovery. A passionate advocate for RAINN and other organizations, Laureen is a sought-after speaker for medical and nursing schools, and has participated in several online and DVD documentaries focusing on PTSD recovery. She is the author of Hungry For Touch, a memoir on healing from PTSD.

Katja Rowell M.D. is a family doctor and relational childhood feeding specialist. During her time in primary care, Rowell witnessed the impact of trauma and toxic stress on the emotional and physical well-being of her patients. Rowell has volunteered as a crisis counselor at a shelter for women and children escaping domestic violence, co-authored a handbook on domestic violence screening and resources for medical students, mentored residents and medical students at a free clinic for primarily Hispanic patients, and is a current hospice volunteer. Rowell is on the medical advisory board for the SPOON foundation, an organization dedicated to providing nutrition and feeding support to the world’s most vulnerable children. Rowell speaks nationally and writes of the importance of attachment and minimizing trauma in the therapeutic setting for children who struggle with growth and nutrition. She is author of two books, Helping Your Child with Extreme Picky Eating (New Harbinger), and Love Me, Feed Me for foster and adoptive parents.

Eric Strom, MSW, LICSW is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker who received his Masters of SocialWork from the University of Saint Thomas in 2009. Eric has a clinical focus of helping those with trauma and trauma recovery. Eric has great interest in continued learning about the neurobiology and treatment of  psychological trauma. Currently Eric serves as the Full Time Behavioral Health Officer for the MN Army National Guard. In this role Eric helps to coordinate behavioral health services for the Soldiers of the MN Army National Guard, as well as completing psychosocial assessments for Soldiers. He also serves as the subject matter expert, advising the State Surgeon as well as other senior leaders on all behavioral health matters. In addition to serving in the Minnesota Army National Guard as a Behavioral Health Officer, Eric is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps. While in the Marine Corps Eric deployed on two overseas tours.

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At MN Trauma Project, we recognize that the mission of changing systems to comprehensively address both the causes of trauma and the sequelae of symptoms that result from trauma on a statewide level is going to be the result of a shared effort.  To effectively challenge the status quo, we need professionals and lay people who are committed to this mission and who can inform our process, sharpen our focus, advance the cause, and fuel the movement.  We realize that there are a number of gaps within and between systems that result in the experiences of trauma survivors being overlooked and as a result, their suffering is prolonged.  In order to begin to bridge those gaps, these people, with experience across various disciplines, backgrounds, and settings, act as an ongoing think tank, sharing their insights and offering their guidance and wisdom to this vital work.