Resilient Beginnings Collaborative Support Portal


Your RBC Support Team

Faculty, Coaches, & T2 Trainers

Ken Epstein

Program Coach and Faculty

Dr. Epstein recently retired from the San Francisco Department of Public Health and has been leading SFDPH’s Trauma-Informed Systems Initiative.

He has participated in CHCS’s national Trauma-Informed Care Collaborative, and we are so excited to have him bring his experience leading change at SFDPH to our RBC Program. See Dr. Epstein talk about his Trauma-Informed Care work in the Resilience Effect video.

Contact Ken Epstein

Elisa Nicholas, MD

Program Faculty

Dr. Elisa Nicholas is the CEO of The Children’s Clinic (TCC). TCC is known as a unique leader in the greater Long Beach community, addressing disparities in health by providing quality care for the underserved of all ages, offering them a true “medical home.” Through the Everychild Foundation, TCC became the first health center in Los Angeles County to be certified as a Trauma Informed Care Practice by the National Council of Behavioral Health

Dr. Nicholas can help:

  • Share her own organization’s experience integrating Trauma-Informed Care into pediatric practice
  • Understanding leadership mindsets and helping you craft the “pitch” to leadership

Contact Dr. Elisa Nicholas

Larry Wissow, MD

Program Faculty

Dr. Larry Wissow is a pediatrician at Johns Hopkins University and one of the main faculty behind the development of the PICC framework. His primary clinical work involves the mental health care of youth and young adults with chronic medical problems. His research focuses on the integration of mental health services with primary care.

Dr. Wissow can help:

  • Understand elements of the PICC framework and strategies for working on the 6 elements
  • Provide practical examples from his work guiding organizations in previous national collaboratives
  • Support & troubleshoot challenges that arise with your  leadership and staff
  • Provide a pediatrician’s perspective around working with patients and families to address trauma and build resilience

Contact Dr. Larry Wissow


Denise Armstorff

Program Coach
Armstorff Consulting

Contact Denise

Jen Leland, LMFT

Trauma Transformed Trainer

Contact Jen

Jill Sulka, PsyD

Trauma Transformed Trainer

Contact Jill

Evaluation Team

Maggie Jones

Associate Director
Center for Community Health and Evaluation

Contact Maggie

Lisa Schafer, MPH

Senior Research Associate/Program Manager
Center for Community Health and Evaluation

Contact Lisa


Monika Sanchez, MSc

Research Associate/Program Manager
Center for Community Health and Evaluation

Contact Monika


CCI Program Team

Veenu Aulakh

Program Director
Contact Veenu

Megan O’Brien

Program Manager
Contact Megan

Angela Liu

Senior Program Coordinator
Contact Angela