Board of Directors
Jeffrey (Jeff) Cartwright, CTR, CWT, BMT
Jeff began his career as a first responder with the British Columbia Ambulance Service. He then transitioned to the fire service where he was confirmed to the ranks of Lieutenant, Captain and acting Battalion Chief before his retirement in 2021. He is currently an instructor at the Justice Institute of BC where he can be found facilitating the Fire Officer programs, CISM Programs, training new recruits and ongoing training for Fire Departments and Corporate organizations around the globe. He has developed course curriculum, policies and guidelines for the JIBC and many other organizations. Jeff is also active as a Facilitator and Trauma Clinician for many corporate organizations and provides Crisis Management, Education and Consultation to assist Workplace Health Divisions. His roles include facilitating a variety or workplace mental health initiatives, leadership training and providing crisis management interventions following a trauma in the workplace. Jeff’s background includes 30+ years of experience working as a paramedic, firefighter, trauma clinician and mental health support/education. He is a father of 5 children, loving husband and a long time Chicago Cubs fan.
Lisseth London, PhD, MSW, ACSW, CTTS, CT
As a native Panamanian and Spanish speaker, Lisseth London has obtained both her bachelor’s and master’s degree in social work. Her passion to understand the effects of trauma cross-culturally led her to obtain a PhD in International Psychology, with Trauma Service emphasis. Dr. London is the CEO & Founder of Lisseth London Global Consulting, an organization dedicated to developing trauma-informed resilient environments, globally by building stronger organizations, individuals, and communities through trauma-informed and trauma focused education, training, and advocacy. Dr. London’s desire to help implement a focus in traumatology led her to open a non-profit organization targeting the needs of professionals. Dr. London is dedicated to working with communities facing traumatic experiences, such as: human trafficking & exploitation, women and children violence, immigration/migration, socioeconomic hardship, environmental tragedies, and racial barriers among BIPOC groups. Dr. London has collaborated with organizations throughout the USA, Ghana, Mexico, Canada, Tanzania, Sierra Leone, Zimbabwe, Nigeria, Zambia, South Africa, Israel, Iran, Turkey, Gambia, and more. Dr. London is also a board member of The Entity Haven servicing BIPOC trafficked victims in Houston, TX; Board of Advisor as a Behavioral Trauma Consultant servicing trafficked and exploited individuals from IDP camps for the House of Hilkiah Foundation, in Nigeria. In collaboration, HOHF and Dr. London’s organization (Lisseth London Global Consulting) they have opened London’s Haven, a short-term shelter for trafficked victims in Africa who have been rescued in Nigeria; Board Member for Laurel Crowned Women where they support professional women ages 22 and up facing life’s transitions while seeking to invest in their personal well-being. Dr. London will continue to work diligently and looks forward to organizations being trauma trained as they address the internal/external triggers that highlight the landmines both in their clients and staff face.
Jennifer Wolff, LISW-CP(S), CTTS
Secretary | Chair of Certification Board
Jennifer Wolff brings over 33 years of administrative and clinical experience in the mental health field working in both the private and public sector. She has served as the Senior Crisis Consultant for national companies, conducts threat assessments (workplace violence) statewide and nationally, serves in the behavioral health field for the SC Army and Air National Guard and has been conducting critical incident stress debriefings for the past 23 years. She has worked actively with law enforcement, first responders and military personnel in the aftermath of exposure to traumatic events and played an active role assisting in national tragedies such as the Boston Marathon Bombing, Aurora/Lafayette theatre shootings, and the Charleston Church Shooting. Jennifer serves on various EAP provider networks, has worked globally in the area of domestic terrorism, has served on several speaker panels such as ‘Suicide In The Workplace” and “Military Sexual Trauma” and trains nationally in the areas of Corporate Crisis Management, Active Shooter Training and Workplace Violence Prevention. A board approved supervisor for LISW licensure, Jennifer has also served as an adjunct instructor (graduate level) University of South Carolina, and is a Certified Trauma Treatment Specialist, one of seven in the state of South Carolina, and sponsor under the Association of Traumatic Stress Specialists. Areas of specialty include PTSD/trauma recovery, disaster management, grief/loss, child/adolescent behavior disorders, threat assessments, EMDR, and life coaching. She has qualified as an expert witness throughout the state in domestic violence, sexual assault and PTSD/combat stress and is a frequent guest interviewer on local TV newscast such as WLTX WIS. Jennifer is a highly sought after counselor in the Columbia, SC area.
Chaplain Xavier Justice, MACC, CPES, PSYR, CTTS, RPS, RCP
Certification Board Member
Mr. Xavier Justice is from Washington, D.C. He served honorably in the United States Army. He is matriculating in the Doctor of Education in Community Care and Counseling degree with a cognate in traumatology. He also holds a Certificate in Theology and Ministry from Princeton Theological Seminary, and a Higher Education Teaching Certificate from Harvard University. Mr. Justice is a peer reviewer and contributing editor with Traumatology: the APA Journal for the Green Cross Academy of Traumatology, and the Practitioner Scholar: Journal of the International Trauma Training Institute. He is also a research clinician at the Kinsey Institute Traumatic Stress Research Consortium. Mr. Justice is a board-certified chaplain and holds the Crisis, Trauma, and First Response Certificate for Chaplains from the Spiritual Care Association and is listed with the SCA as a First Responder Chaplain. Xavier is a certified Community Health Worker in the state of Maryland. He is an international, national, and state mental health and substance use peer recovery support counseling specialist, supervisor, and trainer. Mr. Justice is certified as a master clinical traumatologist (MCT) with the Green Cross Academy of Traumatology. He is a certified trauma treatment specialist (CTTS) with the Association of Traumatic Stress Specialists. Xavier earned the certification in critical incident stress management (CCISM) with the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation (ICISF) and University of Maryland. Xavier is an ACE Interface master trainer and educator in the 3 Realms of ACEs (adverse childhood experiences, adverse community environments, and adverse climate events).
Dominique Eugene, PhD, LMFT, RTP/S, IFECMHS, CTSS
Dr. Dominique Eugene has a PhD in Clinical Psychology, is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, a Registered Play Therapist and Supervisor, a Certified Trauma Specialist, and an Infant-Family and Early Childhood Mental Health Specialist. As a multicultural psychologist, she is well-versed in providing therapeutic interventions to under-represented, culturally and ethnically disadvantaged communities. She has co-edited a two volume textbook on mass trauma and emotional healing, written articles on cultural concerns, trauma, and play therapy. She is also a HBNU Fellow as well as an Institute for Social Innovation Fellow at Fielding Graduate University. She is committed to providing ethical and exceptional psychological care to consumers of all ages, cultures, and ethnicities. She has internalized a core belief that working together with clients and their families from a strength-based approach and mutual respect facilitates treatment efficacy and effectiveness. She has resided in California since 2000. She works in a community-based agency, teaches graduate level courses, provides crisis debriefing consultation, conducts research on intimate partner violence and engages in countless other activities related to mental health equity. Prior to California, she lived and worked in rural Japan. Before Japan, she worked as an academic counselor as well as a bilingual school counselor in New York City. She has traveled and conducted personal research in Cuba, Mauritius and Botswana. She aspires to be part of the international psychologists’ community, highlighting how our uniqueness, yet similarities serve as catalyst for better serving our society, ecology and overall environment.
Cherri Jennewein, DNP, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC, CTSS
Ronald Ringo, CTTS
Dr. Ron Ringo is originally from Los Angeles, CA. Ron is a licensed therapist & certified in many forms of therapy. He is a retired Marine & Navy Chaplain. He has served as National & State Chaplain for the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) & Association of Traumatic Stress Specialists (ATSS). Ron is recognized as an international expert in grief, loss and emotional trauma. He is affectionately known as the “Reality Doc”. As a Marine, Police Officer, Educator, Social Worker and Clergy, Ron’s challenging life and experience are the catalysis for his passion in “Life Trauma” healing and development of human potential. Through keynote speaking, writing, training and coaching, Ron empowers his listeners and clients with innovative strategies for life balance, personal integrity, communication and ““Energizing others with Hope.”” As an Actor, Ron enjoys portraying characters that have a message that will energize and give hope to others. He longs to bring back the art of “the moral of the story” in film. Currently Ron and his wife Shirley are Emotional Wellness Therapist Coaches.
Jayne Crisp, CTTS
Ex Officio Board Member, Administrator
Jayne Crisp has 48 years’ experience as a crime victim assistance practitioner and trauma responder. Jayne is the administrator of ATSS and has been on staff or a member of ATSS since 1992. She is community liaison with the Greater Greenville Mental Health Center of the SC Dept. of Mental Health and a Training and Technical Assistance Consultant to the Office for Victims of Crime, US Department of Justice. She served on the Greenville County Foster Care Review Board for 8 years; served as Executive Director of Mental Health America for Greenville and Anderson Counties; and national director of victim services for Neighbors Who Care, a Christian ministry and subsidiary of Prison Fellowship.
Her expertise in advocacy and crime victim services provided the foundation for, A Pathway to Healing: A Guide to Helping Victims of Crime (2015). One of three books on the faith response to victims of crime she co-authored and edited. In recognition of her service to crime victims, she received the South Carolina Order of the Palmetto in 2016, the state’s highest civilian honor awarded to persons who make contributions of statewide significance by Governor Nikki Haley. In 1991, she received the National Crime Victims’ Rights Week Presidential award presented by President George H.W. Bush. She is the creator of HOUSEWISE STREETWISE™, a Presidential award-winning child safety curriculum, and Taking the Stand, a video designed to prepare child victims and witnesses to testify in criminal court.