Meet the Staff


Meet Our Staff


Dr. Benjamin Keyes, Ph.D. 


Ed.D. Counseling Psychology, University of Sarasota
Ph.D. Rehabilitative Counseling, International College
M.A. Rehabilitative Counseling, University of South Florida
B.A. Psychology, University of South Florida

Licensure/Certification: Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, National Certified Counselor, National Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor

Dr. Dan Casey, MCT, LMSW, LADC

Founder, Board Member

Dr. Dan Casey is a GCAT Certified Traumatologist. He’s certified by the American Academy of Experts on Traumatic Stress in trauma response and in school crisis response. Having been a certified member of GCAT since 1999, he is currently a Site Director, a Board Member, and formerly served 6 years as Executive Director. Dr. Casey has deployed with GCAT since 2003 as Operations Section Chief, Incident Commander or member volunteer.  Dr. Dan Casey resides in Clear Lake, MN with his wife, who is also a mental health professional. His hobbies include hunting, fishing, and training Paso Fino horses.

Other Notable Accomplishments

ICISF member since 1987

International Advisory Committee to the ACISF and ICISF

Consortium of MN Crisis Response Teams [CMCRT] Coordinator

MN Intra-College Crisis Network [MICCN] Coordinator

Wildland Fire Crisis Network [WFCN] Coordinator

Co-author of three book publications

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Dr. Sherry Todd 

Board Member 

Ph.D. Counselor Education & Supervision, Old Dominion University
M.S. Art Therapy, Eastern Virginia Medical School
B.A. Studio Art, Virginia Wesleyan College

Licensure/Certification: Licensed Professional Counselor, Board Certified Registerd Art Therapist, Certified Trauma Specialist

Mary Schoenfeldt

Board Member

Mary Schoenfeldt is the public education coordinator for the Everett, Wash., Office of Emergency Management. She is a 2013 inductee into the International Network of Women in Emergency Management hall of fame and has written numerous books on school safety during her 30 years in the field. Schoenfeldt is considered an expert in crisis management, helping communities assess response systems; writing crisis plans; conducting physical site safety audits; and designing school training exercises.

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Dr. Kim Harris-Keyes, Ph.D. 

Board Member 



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Dr. Kathie Erwin

Board Member

Director of Tampa Trauma Education Center

Dr Kathie Erwin is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (FL), National Certified Counselor, National Certified Gerontological Counselor and Diplomate in Clinical Mental Health. She is an Associate Professor in School of Psychology & Counseling at Regent University and chosen for the Faculty Award for Excellent in Teaching. Her degrees include BA from Eckerd College, Masters in Counseling from Liberty University and Doctorate in Counseling Psychology from University of Sarasota (now Argosy). Dr Erwin was named to serve for three years on the prestigious Fulbright Specialist Roster (2017) with plans underway for international research.

As a Certified Field Traumatologist and trainer, Dr Erwin serves on the Board of Green Cross Academy of Traumatology. She has deployed with the international team in Trinidad and India as well as teaching trauma courses as part of the ongoing with the Ukraine Project in Kiev, Ukraine.  She is a Quality Matters Certified Reviewer and specialist in online course design.




Etheldreda Tsashua


Office Coordinator 


Pursuing M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Divine Mercy University