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.
Veteran Volunteer Coordinator
Garrett Stacy is a Combat Medic who served 7 years in the U.S. Army. He trained in San Antonio, TX and Fort Sill, OK. He was stationed in Germany with the 12th Combat Aviation Brigade, and then at Walter Reed Army Medical Center as an NCO with Human Resources. Garrett deployed to Iraq during the surge period (’07-’08) in which his Aviation Battalion was directly involved with assaults on Sadr City and the transportation of troops around the Baghdad area.
MAJ. David S. Wood
Research Director, Ph.D.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
RYT 500 and Ayurveda Yoga Specialist
Jen Stout is a professional yoga teacher and yoga therapist trained in the disciplines of hatha yoga, tantra and ayurveda within the Himalayan tradition. A practitioner for over 9 years, Jen started her yoga journey as a way to manage her hectic lifestyle and overly tight body from working as an executive chef. Not only did she learn how to release stress and tension in her body and mind, but the practices lead her into deeper study of her Self and inner workings.
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.
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.