Our SAMHSA Trainers

The Institute on Trauma and Trauma-Informed Care (ITTIC) was one of seven locations across the country awarded a "Train the Trainer" grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA): How Being Trauma-Informed Improves Criminal Justice Responses.

ITTIC is pleased to collaborate with Hilbert College's Institute of Law and Justice and Martin Floss, PhD, on the implementation of the training. Together we have created a core group of local SAMHSA-trained trainers who will now train others on becoming trauma-informed within the criminal justice system.

Our SAMHSA Trainers are:


Photo of Kristin Adducci

Kristin Adducci

Photo of Officer Flo Brown

Officer Flo Brown

Photo of Cpt. Bruce Elliott

Cpt. Bruce Elliott

Investigator Tom Gibbons

Invest. Tom Gibbons

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Amy Fleischauer

Photo of Shelley Hitzel

Shelley Hitzel

Photo of Bernadette Hoppe

Bernadette Hoppe


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Tara Hughes

Photo of Mercedes Jordan

Mercedes Jordan

Photo of Lt. David Mann

Lt. David Mann

Aimee Neri

Aimee Neri

Photo of Sgt. John Pezzino

Sgt. John Pezzino

Photo of Chuck Sears

Chuck Sears

Photo of Lynn Siradas

Lynn Siradas