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Amanda Evans, Ph.D.

Amanda Evans, Ph.D.

Dr. Amanda Evans holds a Bachelor of Sociology, a Master of Clinical Social Work, and a Doctorate of Educational Leadership. She has 32 years of experience in health, mental health and management. As a medical social worker for the first 18 years of her career, Dr. Evans practiced in trauma, emergency and intensive-care settings and is the former Director of Social Work for a large multi-hospital system in Florida. Dr. Evans is a certified mediator and serves as a consultant on issues related to organizational behavior and conflict. Her academic research focus is primarily trauma and recovery. She is the co-author of the book “Trauma-Informed Care: How Neuroscience Influences Practice.”

Dr. Evans was instrumental in creating a trauma center for victims of rape and also created a Trauma-Informed Forensic Interviewing model for adult victims of human trafficking which was funded by the U.S. Department of Justice. As a professional speaker, she has trained thousands of professionals on topics related to violence, human relations, supervisory skills, and organizational development. Dr. Evans has been a member of the social work faculty at Florida Gulf Coast University for 14 years and still maintains a consulting practice.

Jacquelyn Ferguson

Jacquelyn Ferguson

Jacquelyn Ferguson of InterAction Associates, has been in the management development and training business over 20 years. With a Master's Degree in Community Counseling/Psychology she designs and facilitates programs for businesses, education, and government. Jackie has authored and co-authored audiotapes on stress management, self-esteem, and dealing effectively with guilt. Literally hundreds-of-thousands of people throughout North America, the United Kingdom, Europe & Australia have benefited from her programs. Jackie is also a Corporate and Success Coach and former weekly contributor to the News-Press’s Healthy Living Section, authoring weekly articles on stress reduction and corporate wellness.

http://www.jackieferguson.com/

Ava Fluty, ND, MEd., CNHP

Ava Fluty, ND, MEd., CNHP

Dr. Ava Fluty is a keynote speaker, humorist, seminar leader and consultant with national and international experience. Ava's dynamic seminars have shown corporations, government agencies, managers, businesses, teachers, private industry and individuals how to find unmistakable status and leadership skills. She provides strategies on topics such as communication, conflict resolution, motivation, and leadership. She holds a Master's Degree in Administration and Supervision and received her doctorate in 2002.

www.AvaFluty.com