Director of Partnerships and Learning
- I get energized by creating moments, experiences, and movements where people see themselves and each other in radical new ways.
- I believe in the power of our individual and collective impact, and come ready to foster learning through inquiry, humor, urgency, and passion.
- I stand for interrupting and course correcting injustice, harm, and dehumanization. I stand with those who value interdependence and believe in health as a fundamental human right.
- I care about caring for caregivers. The ripple effect of both harm and healing. Creating cultures and climates of work and play that are ripe with joy, learning, reflection, and connection.
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This was one of the best TA trainings I’ve ever been to. Leora was great. I have so much to take back to my district”— Grantee on national SAMHSA-funded school mental health initiative
- Director of Partnerships and Learning at CARS
Leads agency’s approach to providing high quality and client-centered technical assistance; designs and executes professional development experiences for education and mental health partners; monitors, improves, and streamlines logic models, strategic navigation plans, and documentation processes; leads interdisciplinary teams of internal and external staff
- Knowledge Transfer Specialist, Pacific Southwest Mental Health Technology Transfer Center (MHTTC), funded by Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Serves as lead for all school-based mental health activities; contributes to project leadership and planning; outreaches and collaborates with stakeholders and service recipients; conducts technical assistance, trainings, consultation, facilitation, and resource and curricula development; provides guidance on areas of expertise
- ReCAST Field Director, Now Is The Time (NITT) Technical Assistance Center, SAMHSA
Engages grantees to build trauma-informed and resilience-oriented cultures; provides coaching and training; establishes and maintains relationships with clients and partners; ensures high quality support for ten city and county agencies nationwide; manages teams of evaluators, technical assistance providers, and community engagement specialists
Learn More About Leora:
EdD, Education Leadership, University of California, Los Angeles
Select Areas of Expertise:
- Trauma and resilience
- Racial justice
- Crisis prevention, intervention, and postvention
- School climate and school-based mental health
- Violence prevention
Select Past Roles:
- School Climate and Student Support Specialist, WestEd
- Senior Program Associate, Center for Powerful Public Schools
- School Partnership Manager, College Summit Bay Area