Lauren Ashbaugh, Ph.D., is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and a Nationally Certified School Psychologist. Lauren received her undergraduate degree in Integrative Biology from the University of California, Berkeley, where she was a student-athlete on the women's basketball team. She played professionally overseas for a year before returning to the United States to earn her Ph.D. in Clinical and School Psychology at the University of Virginia. Her doctoral training in Clinical and School Psychology at the University of Virginia provided rigorous training in psychoeducational assessment, school-based mental health assessment and intervention, empirically-based treatments (including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), and training in research and methodology. As a research team member of the Virginia Youth Violence Project, she received training and trained others in school threat assessment and bullying interventions. Her dissertation examined early experiences of violence in adult male and female inmates in Ohio and Texas.
Vincent D. Perez
Vincent’s vocation is dedicated to the art and skill of facilitation. Meaningful learning experiences that honor the identities and dignity of participants is his first priority. Vincent founded La Cima Bilingual Leadership to serve the burgeoning Latinx population in 2004, Rethink Manhood to promote healing-centered masculinity in 2016, and the Equity Institute in 2020 (a collective of equity consultants and researchers for racial healing and social justice). Vincent began exploring trauma-informed practices in 2012 and the study has deeply enriched his personal and professional life. He serves school systems with the Continua Consulting Group through trauma-informed multi-tiered system of supports.
Vincent is especially moved by opportunities to witness participants discover their voices and affirm their self-worth. He consults with educational institutions, frequently speaks at schools, facilitates student programs and trains adult staff to better serve their students. Vincent earned an AAS in photographic communications at Northwest College, an undergraduate degree from the University of Idaho, and a Master of Public Administration at the Evergreen State College. As an educator, Vincent Perez aims to sustain the integrity, courage, and commitment of children, families, and service providers.