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VitalHearts

Foundations support worthy causes like homelessness, victims of crime and high morbidity medical fields. However, rarely are the professionals who are called to work in these fields of high emotional demand supported directly. Our training revitalizes and saves the careers of care-providers.

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Staff

Part Time Staff:
2
Full Time Staff:
0
Contract Staff:
9
Volunteers Annually:
0
Retention Rate:
100%

Jane West, trainer
Start Date: 2020

trainer

Erika Croswhite, trainer
Start Date: 2017

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Megan Connolly, trainer
Start Date: 2017

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Henry Tobey, CEO/Executive Director
Start Date: 2008

Henry Tobey, Ph.D., a licensed clinical psychologist, has specialized in working with people affected by trauma. For the Office for Victims of Crime in the US department of Justice, he developed the training which preceded our current training: Vicarious Trauma Training: Developing a Model Training Program for Victim Care Providers Suffering Secondary Traumatic Stress. He then expanded that training into the more comprehensive Secondary Trauma Resiliency Training. The changes made were ones which have allowed it to more fully serve the needs of healthcare professionals.

He has been a clinical psychologist for over 30 years and has worked in a number of psychiatric hospitals, general medical hospitals, mental health centers, and long term care facilities. He worked as the Assistant Superintendent at Clifton T. Perkins Hospital Center, the state of Maryland's maximum security hospital for the criminally insane. Also in his career, he served as the police psychologist for the Washington, DC Police Department and also as a forensic psychologist in both Maryland and Colorado. He was the founder of Healthbridge Alliance and for eight years its Executive Director. He founded and directs VitalHearts to continue providing the Secondary Trauma Resiliency Training.

Lisa Bernal, Development Director
Start Date: 1999

Lisa Bernal has been an avid supporter of the Secondary Trauma Resiliency Training and the work of Henry Tobey since 1999. In addition to her involvement with, and commitment to VitalHearts she has held several administrative positions in the health and wellness field. Her previous positions have included Office Manager of Neuro Therapy Clinic, Operations Manager of MassageSpecialists and Office Manager of Pathway Seminars.

MaryPat DeWald, trainer
Start Date: 2000

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Elena Davis, trainer
Start Date: 2008

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Lauren Kindscher Jensen, trainer
Start Date: 2007

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Petra Ulrych, trainer
Start Date: 2010

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Pamela Sica, trainer
Start Date: 2009

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Zina Mercil, trainer
Start Date: 2015

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Boards

Board Type:
Local
Meetings per Year:
4
Term Length:
2
Term Limit:
0
Total # of Board Members:
Clients on Board:
Yes
# of Client Board Members:

Board Demographics:

Female:
3
Male:
4
Transgender Female:
0
Transgender Male:
0
Gender Other:
0

Black or African American:
0
Asian:
0
White:
7
Hispanic or Latino:
0
Multiracial:
0
American Indian or Alaska Native:
0
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander:
0
Other Ethnicities:
0

Average Number of Years Current Board Members Have Served on Board

Attendance Percentage for Board Meetings

85%

Percentage of Board Members that Contribute Dollars

17%

Percentage of Board Members that Contribute In-Kind

17%

Percentage of Board Members that have Completeted the Colorado Secretary of State's Nonprofit Board Member Course:

0%

Nonprofit completed the Colorado Nonprofit Association's Excellence in Principles & Practices Recognition Program?

No

Committees

N/A

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