Conference Planning Committee



Austin Child Guidance Center 


  • Brittany Golden, Community Engagement Specialist
  • Joanna Vega, Development Specialist
  • Mary Klingensmith, MPH, Program Specialist

  • Renee Hanson,  Director of Development

  • Russell Smith  LMSW, Executive Director

  • Seanna Crosbie, LCSW, Director of Program and Trauma-Informed Services

  • Stephen Kolar, Ph.D., Coordinator, Center-Based Services


Austin Recovery

  • Trish Rivera, LBSW, Director of Community Services


Center for Child Protection

  • Kate Nyquist, Education Services Manager


    Care Options For Kids

  • Kevin Schoenberger, PT, Lead Therapist


Department of State Health Services

  • Marisol Acosta, MEd, LPC-Supervisor, Project Director, Texas Children Recovering From Trauma Initiative


Texas Children Recovering from Trauma

  • Candace Aylor, RN, CFP, Parent Representative



  • Lara O’Toole, LMSW, Director of Program and Professional Development


Volunteer Legal Services

  • Abby Anna Batko-Taylor, Staff Attorney



  • Candace Aylor, RN, CFP
  • Emily Gutierrez, DNP, CPNP
  • John Harcourt, Ph.D., Psychologist
  • Kathy Paloma, Austin ISD
  • Samantha Miller, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist