Staff

TRR Staff

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Eva Usadi

Executive Director and Equine Assisted Psychotherapist

Eva J. Usadi, MA, BCD founded Trauma and Resiliency Resources, Inc. after having been intricately involved with the mental health response to the events of September 11, 2001. She specializes in the assessment and treatment of PTSD, Complex PTSD (attachment and developmental trauma), Combat Trauma and Moral Injury. In her private psychotherapy practice in Manhattan she treats New York City firefighters, police officers, warriors and all their family members, as well as civilians.

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MAJ. David S. Wood, Ph.D

Research Director

Dr. David Wood has research interests in resilience and behavioral health among military service members including those belonging to the National Guard and Reserve components. His primary civilian position is assistant professor (visiting) at the School of Social Work at Brigham Young University where he currently teaches motivational interviewing, psychopathology and program evaluation in the masters of social work (MSW) program.

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Mary Ellen Coleman

Yoga Coordinator

Mary Ellen Coleman, ERYT500, CHHC is a professional yoga teacher. She has experienced profound personal healing through her practice of yoga and Ayurveda. Mary believes that each person holds within them the key to their own physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being and that it is her task to help, encourage and support them connect with that wisdom. Mary also believes that we are meant to be in service to others and through this service, we find our fulfillment. Mary began volunteering with TRR in April 2016 and continues to support the mission of TRR in any way that she can. Mary has taught yoga at several Warrior Camp® programs.

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Ed Herring

Veteran Volunteer

Before joining the army after 9/11,  Ed Herring got his bachelor's degree in sports medicine and spent 9 years working for a local fire department.  After the events of 9/11, he felt compelled (as so many did) to enlist with the hopes of ending such terrorist attacks.

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Adam Morgan

Donor Relations Manager

Adam has a BA from The George Washington University and a background in fundraising and non-profit management. He is passionate about helping veterans get the help and assistance they need and is excited to bring his experience to TRR.

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Alejandra Lara

Equine Specialist Professional

Alejandra Lara is a native from the mountains of Chile who moved to the United States in 1998. She now lives in the mountains of Park City, Utah.

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Alynn Schmitt McManus

EMDR Referrals Coordinator

Alynn Schmitt McManus, M.S.W. is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified EMDR therapist with over 30 years of direct clinical practice experience, 25 being in private practice as an adult trauma specialist. Graduating from the Brown School of Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis in 1984, Alynn was trained in EMDR in 1998 and certified in 2010.

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Jennifer Lewis Bennett

Real Estate Agent

When you hear my voice, you’ll know I’m from Texas. But I love New York. It’s my home away from home and I've lived here for many a year. I first discovered Ulster County while living in Manhattan. The beloved hustle and bustle of the City gave way to an ever-increasing desire for the diverse landscapes of the Hudson Valley. I started as a weekender, then changed careers and moved here permanently. Prior to joining Westwood, I had a rewarding ten-year career in municipal bonds on Wall Street. My clients included the City of New York, the State of New Jersey and Lincoln Center. Perhaps my favorite accomplishment was being named a Kentucky Colonel by the Governor after closing a $90 million financing in just seven days.

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Lawrence Williams

Spiritual Guide

Lawrence Williams Jr. was born in Toppenish, Washington into the Nez Perce Niimiipoo band of the confederate tribes of Colville. He grew up on that reservation in a longhouse setting which is a traditional way of learning appreciation for the foods of his peoples. During various seasons feasts were held to honor the harvest of a specific kind of animal, root, or berry. Water was always honored at every feast. His family’s home was a traveling home meaning they were always on the road. The school system was aware of their travels and would prepare homework for keeping up with classes. Traditional values are his foundation.

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Erick Toribio

Communications

Erick Toribio served eight years in the U.S. Navy, 2001-2009. He was stationed at Marine Corps Air Station, Beaufort, South Carolina, with VFA-86 Squadron as a Plane Captain; during this time, he got deployed to Operation Enduring Freedom aboard USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT, CVN-71, 2001-2002; and Operation Iraqi Freedom aboard USS ENTERPRISE, CVN-65, 2003-2004.