With a Master’s degree in Pastoral Care & Counseling, Rev. Roxanne Pendleton spent over two decades addressing trauma in diverse settings, including churches, schools, hospitals, hospice, and community organizations. Furthermore, she has lived experience of trauma, severe mental illness, and recovery in her own life and in her family. These experiences and the resulting, hard-won wisdom give Roxanne an important perspective to share.
In 2014, her expertise led to a job at Truman Medical Centers Behavioral Health Acute Care units where Roxanne developed trauma-sensitive training and trauma-responsive special projects to support the resiliency of staff and patients alike. In 2017, she moved into her current position at the Center for Trauma Informed Innovation where she serves as an advisor for organizations and individuals seeking to cultivate trauma sensitivity, embodied compassion, and overall well-being through innovation as well as evidence-based and best practices.
Andrea Dalton, MA, Board Certified Music Therapist, is a trainer and consultant with the Center for Trauma Informed Innovation, supporting individuals and organizations in promoting resiliency and developing trauma sensitive culture. Andrea works with school districts, agencies, organizations, and businesses to develop practices to support the people they serve, as well as those doing the serving. Prior to joining the Center for Trauma Informed Innovation, Andrea worked for more than a decade as a music therapist in both private and state-run inpatient mental health units, providing services to some of the most vulnerable adults and children in the Kansas City area. Andrea has an undying fascination with the way the brain works, a critical appreciation for research, a strong commitment to best practices, a creative spirit, and a calling to make the world a better place.