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Our Team

Meet our team of practitioners, administrators and advisors!

We’re rapidly growing and have many new additions on the way, so stay tuned!

  • Lucas Catton
    Lucas Catton
    Founder & CEO
  • Christa Hines
    Christa Hines
    Office Administrator
  • Bernhard Schieber
    Bernhard Schieber
    COO LATAM & Spain
  • Dr. Zoë Pogrelis
    Dr. Zoë Pogrelis
    Advisor & Group Facilitator
  • Brian Limbocker, J.D., LL.M.
    Brian Limbocker, J.D., LL.M.
    Advisor
  • Travis Cavazos
    Travis Cavazos
    Advisor
  • Nick Padlo
    Nick Padlo
    Advisor
  • Debi Anson, LMSW, LCSW, CAADC
    Debi Anson, LMSW, LCSW, CAADC
    Group Facilitator
  • Brian Shaffer, LPC
    Brian Shaffer, LPC
    Group Facilitator
  • Orlando Andrews
    Orlando Andrews
    Group Facilitator
  • Ed Rubenstein, Ph.D.
    Ed Rubenstein, Ph.D.
    Group Facilitator
  • Shirley Juste, LMSW
    Shirley Juste, LMSW
    Group Facilitator
  • Adriaan van Buuren
    Adriaan van Buuren
    Group Facilitator
  • MJ Godfrey
    MJ Godfrey
    Group Facilitator
  • Mayer Harris
    Mayer Harris
    Group Facilitator
  • Jill Polisner, MA, Ed.S., LPC
    Jill Polisner, MA, Ed.S., LPC
    Group Facilitator
  • Tracy Heaberlin
    Tracy Heaberlin
    Group Facilitator
  • Anna Sells
    Anna Sells
    Group Facilitator
  • Andrea Vasquez
    Andrea Vasquez
    Group Facilitator
  • Monica Jones
    Monica Jones
    Group Facilitator
  • Jean Rodrigues
    Jean Rodrigues
    Group Facilitator
  • David Coca
    David Coca
    Group Facilitator
  • Yudith Techera
    Yudith Techera
    Group Facilitator
  • Sara Benton
    Sara Benton
    Group Facilitator
  • Jesús de Frutos
    Jesús de Frutos
    Group Facilitator
  • Adolfo Torres
    Adolfo Torres
    Group Facilitator
  • Trinidad Laviana
    Trinidad Laviana
    Group Facilitator
  • Cristian Pernett
    Cristian Pernett
    Group Facilitator
  • Deica Johnson
    Deica Johnson
    Group Facilitator
  • Radenko Suvajac
    Radenko Suvajac
    Group Facilitator
  • Carolina Caparrós
    Carolina Caparrós
    Group Facilitator
  • Josep Grau
    Josep Grau
    Group Facilitator
  • Bernardo Ruiz Victoria
    Bernardo Ruiz Victoria
    Group Facilitator
  • Christina Brucker
    Christina Brucker
    Group Facilitator
  • Staci Weaver, RN, 200 YTT
    Staci Weaver, RN, 200 YTT
    Group Facilitator
  • Charles Livings
    Charles Livings
    Group Facilitator
  • Tim Harrington
    Tim Harrington
    Group Facilitator
Lucas Catton
Founder & CEO
Lucas Catton has worked in the behavioral health field for more than two decades with facilities and group practices around the country. He has helped establish and grow multiple programs and as served as a consultant and strategic advisor for many others. His vision to create affordable, accessible help to assist everyday people lead happier, healthier lives continues to shape the future of Innovia Behavioral Health.
Christa Hines
Office Administrator
Christa Hines is the office coordinator with Innovia Behavioral Health. She is a North Carolina native graduating with a B.S in interpersonal communications and a B.F.A in dance performance from East Carolina University. What drives Christa is making a difference in others’ lives through community outreach and customer service. She values good humor, integrity, respect and believes people will always remember how you make them feel; so, she strives to leave a positive impact on everyone she meets. Christa comes with several years of experience in front desk, customer service and administrative support, filling her most recent role as founding site manager for Kika Stretch Atlanta. Christa loves to travel, is a huge foodie and loves spending time with family. She is excited and ready to continue serving others in her community!
Bernhard Schieber
COO LATAM & Spain
Bernhard Schieber is a Certified Counselor, Coach and Mentor in Logotherapy, Existential Analysis and other fields of Business, Life & Mental Health, Addiction, Burnout, Cognitive, Emotional, Behavioral and Spiritual Care (English, German and Spanish). He knows what it feels like to not find meaning in life, as well as the difficult challenge of overcoming more than one addiction or recovering from severe burnout. He is aware that he can be of most use to people in these types of challenges, which he has worked on in depth over the last 30 years, both in studies and trainings/certifications. During the last years, he has dedicated himself completely to the study of the human being and human nature and works toward accompanying you in the achievement of goals, the resolution of conflicts, the resignification of problems and the implementation of changes and improvements. He has worked in many corporate environments training employees, and also served 6 years in the USMC as a Recon Marine. He supports and accompanies businesspeople, managers, entrepreneurs and their families through their own fundamental resources, thoughts, feelings, words, decisions, and actions, to reconquer their lives, through counseling, coaching and mentoring programs of high impact and high performance as an alternative and/or complement to residential programs or admissions in clinically focused centers. Bernhard hosts several groups per month with Innovia Behavioral Health in English and Spanish.
Dr. Zoë Pogrelis
Advisor & Group Facilitator
Dr. Zoë Pogrelis is a chiropractor who practices in Woodstock, GA. Her practice is focused on meeting people where they are at in their healthcare journey and providing them with specialized care plans designed for them as individuals. She graduated from Life University in Marietta, GA where she focused her chiropractic curriculum on care for those with special needs, those in recovery, those trying to conceive or pregnant, pediatric care as well as sports injuries. Dr. Zoë believes that we all have an innate potential to be great, and we just need a little coaching to help reach that greatness, regardless of our perceived challenges. Before becoming a chiropractor, Dr. Zoë was a professional musician and still enjoys music of all types. When she isn’t working, she enjoys spending time with her partner, Antoine, and their two dogs, Biscuit and Percy. You can often find them at concerts, NCAAF and NFL games and comedy shows as well as the local Farmer’s Market.
Brian Limbocker, J.D., LL.M.
Advisor
Brian Limbocker, founder of Limbocker Law Firm, started practicing law in 2001. He graduated from Mississippi College of Law in 2000. In 2001, he obtained a Masters in Taxation law from the University of Denver. His main area of practice is bankruptcy and personal injury law. Mr. Limbocker has over twenty years of legal experience. Brian Limbocker began his legal career in Valdosta, Georgia, where he provided legal representation to a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Trustee and practiced bankruptcy and personal injury law. He moved to Atlanta in 2004 where he held the position as the Managing Attorney in the Atlanta office for one of the largest consumer bankruptcy firms in the United States. From there, he started Limbocker Law Firm in May of 2008 in which he still only represents personal injury and consumer and business bankruptcy clients.
Travis Cavazos
Advisor

Travis is a seasoned behavioral health professional with two Masters degrees, a clinical license, and over 15 years experience in direct clinical care, provider network development, business development and operations. Travis has a passion for helping others reach their full potential and overcoming personal struggles.

Nick Padlo
Advisor

Nick Padlo is a small business leader, entrepreneur, and native of Jacksonville, FL. He received his undergraduate degree from the United States Military Academy (West Point), where he served as the Chairman of the Honor Committee. After West Point, Nick served for 5 years in the United States Army. Where he spent 27 months in combat operations between Afghanistan and Iraq, earning the Bronze Star and Combat Action Badge. He attended Stanford University for business school, and later went on to become CEO of an Inc1000 growth company. After his own personal struggles with depression, anxiety and substance use, Nick decided to focus his efforts in the behavioral health space by opening Sophros Recovery in Jacksonville. He believes that everyone can find their way back, regain their lives, and live a life free of suffering.

Debi Anson, LMSW, LCSW, CAADC
Group Facilitator
Debi Anson is a “seasoned therapist” in the field of addiction, trauma, and co-occurring disorders committed to supporting clients on their journey of self-exploration and wellness. As a Therapist and Certified Telemental Health Specialist she leverages technology to provide creative, engaging sessions. A life-long learner, she has studied many modalities such as CBT, DBT, ACT, IFS to incorporate into sessions to assist clients in meeting goals. Healing and growth happens within relationships. She creates a space focused on trust, honesty, and compassion balanced with humor and a straightforward approach. Debi leads multiple education and support groups each month with Innovia.
Brian Shaffer, LPC
Group Facilitator
Brian is a Licensed Professional Counselor with education, training and clinical experience in the fields of Mental Health, Addiction, Trauma, Grief, Loss and Bereavement and Spiritual Care. He provides counseling, assessment and intervention services that help clients meet their goals for a life in recovery. Brian has a passion for providing quality care, support and services to his clients through a person-centered approach that incorporates interventions from various theories and methodologies. He believes in helping clients process through past traumatic experiences that have contributed to current struggles with substance abuse and mental health symptoms. Brian also incorporates client’s spiritual beliefs into the treatment protocol in order to holistically address their needs. His extensive experience and passion for this field has helped guide individuals through the process of recovery in order to experience freedom from their past and a hope for their future. Brian leads several groups for Innovia Behavioral Health each month.
Orlando Andrews
Group Facilitator
Orlando Andrews has worked in the behavioral health industry since 2014 and is a Certified Recovery Coach. He believes that emotional resilience is the most important part of maintaining overall mental health. Orlando acknowledges that there are many pathways to healing and tries to deliver this message through public speaking and through interviews on his television show “Recovery Matters.” He believes his mission in life is to help other people heal by sharing his knowledge, facilitating connections, and helping people navigate the sometimes overwhelming options in behavioral health landscapes to find solutions that will work for them.
Ed Rubenstein, Ph.D.
Group Facilitator
Dr. Ed Rubenstein is the Director of Education and Professional Training Programs for Heart Based Institute. He received his Doctorate in Counseling Psychology from Florida State University and holds a Masters in Rehabilitation Counseling from Florida State University, a Masters in Psychology from Radford University and a Masters in Spiritual Studies from Goddard College. Ed is a licensed psychologist who has been in the forefront of the human potential field for over 30 years. Over the course of his career, he has worked with a multiplicity of client populations and has conducted workshops and trainings for federal, city, and county agencies as well as University, hospital, non-profit, corporate, and community settings. Ed’s focus within psychology is on a heart based approach and its impact on the psychological and relational well-being of his clients. His transformative approach to psychology demonstrates a natural way for developing resiliency, emotional management, and building positive relationships. Facilitating professional training throughout the world, Ed shares his insights and in-depth knowledge about living a heart-centered life, supported by tools and approaches that contribute to a deeper experience of personal fulfillment. He has successfully presented workshops at the National Institute of Health (NIH), Pan American World Health Organization (PAHO), and other agencies.
Shirley Juste, LMSW
Group Facilitator
Shirley Juste, LMSW is a Program Director with an organization in Brooklyn, NY that works with older adults and adults with disabilities and is also a therapist in private practice. One of her passions is working with and empowering women. She received her MSW in Nonprofit Management from Long Island University, her MA in Counseling Psychology from National University, and her BA in Psychology from SUNY Stony Brook. She is a multi-dynamic leader, counselor and change-maker who is committed to service. She has extensive experience in counseling, group facilitation and program development in both the public and private sectors. She currently hosts multiple groups per month with Innovia Behavioral Health.
Adriaan van Buuren
Group Facilitator
Adriaan is an internationally certified Master Coach, based in Vancouver, that coaches in the medical and business fields. He specializes in supporting the caregivers of the world, training medical professionals, and group facilitators to master the art of coaching and to use the coaching modality to better serve their clients and patients. He believes in the empowerment of individuals, and that everyone can create the life that they want and deserve, if someone can stand in the fire with them, ask them the difficult questions, and hold them accountable to their dreams. His mission is to connect the world by sitting with others in their grief and pain, allowing them to channel crisis into pragmatic, but profoundly meaningful action. Coaching a wide variety of clients all over the world and his background in corporate – which included stints throughout Africa – gives him specialized knowledge of cultural diversity within the coaching context and enables him to connect quickly with students and clients through all walks of life. Happily married with three active and amazing children, he remains deeply committed to family values and ideals.
MJ Godfrey
Group Facilitator
MJ Godfrey is as a national award-winning investigative journalist, columnist, and author — Society of Professional Journalists, National Newspaper Association, Associated Press — who has served as a producer, executive editor, digital editor, and consultant to various significant news sources and magazines. She is also a media content producer and writer who has been working in entertainment publicity, the music industry, magazines, television, film and is a certified Rapid Transformational Therapist training under the creator, Marisa Peer. Godfrey is an embedded member of the aviation and EMS communities and served as the Washington DC liaison to the National EMS Memorial Service for six years. Her hobbies are researching aerospace, neuroscience, physics, metaverse, crypto, and ultramodern technologies. She hosts multiple groups per month with Innovia Behavioral Health and Peer Discovery.
Mayer Harris
Group Facilitator
Mayer holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music Performance from the University of Mobile. After being educated in the field of the arts and achieving a modicum of success as a music artist, singer, arranger, and composer, Mayer found his personal niche in philosophy and spiritual insight. Thousands have benefited from his wisdom and guidance through decades as a teacher, pastor, philosopher, life coach, and/or spiritual guide. His sincere compassion for people, married with his deep understanding of ancient textual teachings, and his progressive life philosophy afford him a unique style of communicating. Mayer has composed an effective curriculum of study compiled from decades of personal experiences. His experiences include guiding volunteers at a downtown mission assisting impoverished families, at-risk youth, homeless and addicted persons, etc. to developing and guiding a recovery support program to successfully illuminating groups within a drug and alcohol rehabilitation center. Mayer hosts several groups per month with Innovia Behavioral Health.
Jill Polisner, MA, Ed.S., LPC
Group Facilitator
Jill is a solution-focused therapist and ICF certified coach with a goal to help you to lead a happier more fulfilled life and ease the burden that life transitions can sometimes bring. If your are experiencing a lot of stress, anxiety, or depression, she can also provide you with new ways to cope with these emotions. She uses a combination of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), positive psychology, mindfulness practices and coaching techniques to help people identify healthier habits and navigate life with more ease. As a trained counselor and coach who has also spent many years navigating the business world working for major United States corporations, she can bring to you a unique skill set to help solve problems. Jill hosts groups that include utilization of devices like the Alpha-Stim, which is FDA cleared for treating anxiety, depression and insomnia.
Tracy Heaberlin
Group Facilitator
Tracy Heaberlin is a certified peer specialist for addictive disease and is also a person in long term recovery. She previously spent over 30 years as an international journalist, covering everything from wars to riots, and hurricanes to politics. During her recovery journey, she learned how to live a full and rewarding life, and now wants to use that experience to mentor and coach others, helping people navigate their own paths to a happy and healthier life. Tracy hosts several groups per month with Innovia Behavioral Health.
Anna Sells
Group Facilitator

Anna M. Sells is passionate about knowledge and human development, a humanist.

100% psychologist and entrepreneur by vocation.

She is committed to be responsive and to contribute to the common good in the best way every day
from her own experience. Involved in understanding people: what makes us the way we are, what
moves us to behave in a certain way, what commits us to our well-being and that of our environment.
Understanding is the incentive to develop freely, to be and to express oneself in different areas of
human development.

15 years as a Psychologist and Coach dedicated to the health sector and child and family systemic
development, from the Gabinet de Teràpies Neurofuncionals founded in 2005. Digital entrepreneur
since 2012, creator of accompaniment and facilitation programs B2C: Education of children with
Attention Deficit Disorder with / without Hyperactivity; Processes of divorce / separation so that a
complex and stressful life transition, so that the change decided, is an improvement rather than a
different crisis.

Since 2020 she has reoriented the activity to the B2B market through the creation of two projects:
through arctalento.com focused on the digital transformation of the business model (from professional
to service company for the legal sector), where she capitalizes her transversal experience applied to a
related market niche with which she has connected through collaborations from her previous stage,
which have unveiled the opportunity of contribution and help with the LAW & TECH program; also
through bienestarhub.org, of which she is co-founder, oriented to the promotion of organizational
culture and wellbeing in SMEs through the Leading with Conscience program.

Anna M. Sells has a degree in Organizational and Work Psychology, Master in Life and Corporate Coach
Social Constructivism, Master in Occupational Risk Prevention, Mindjung Therapist, a brief intervention
method based on neuroprocessing techniques (EMDR, NLP, Mindfulness, sleep) that allows deep and
lasting change that she implements for High Performance. Body Analysis Therapist.

Andrea Vasquez
Group Facilitator
Andrea Vasquez is a physician, certified functional nutrition counselor, and reiki therapist, beginning her career as a primary care physician in Colombia, South America. She often felt she was only focusing on symptoms and not impacting her patients’ health, which inspired her to look at healthcare differently and make changes. That’s how she started her journey in the US as a functional nutrition coach. She helps her clients to understand that the true definition of wellness is to achieve a balance between our body, our mind, and our emotions. She helps them understand their symptoms and how to work on them through diet and lifestyle changes. She also helps them discover the best routines that work for them and empower them to meet their unique health goals.
Monica Jones
Group Facilitator
Monica Jones holds a M.A. in Counseling and B.A. in Criminal Justice, both from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Counseling children and adolescents as well as working on ways to build open communication with their parents and or guardians has become her niche. The desire for overall wellbeing has led her to be a fitness coach for ten plus years as she incorporates the importance of taking care of self in order to give your best to everyone else. Monica loves sharing her passions while helping others where ever they may be in life in a judgement-free environment. Her goal is to assist people in living an abundant life through the balance of work, family, health, wellness, and spirituality. She hosts several groups per month with Innovia.
Jean Rodrigues
Group Facilitator
Jean Rodrigues has a Post Graduate Diploma in Coaching and Leadership from the South African College of Applied Psychology, and is credentialed with the International Coaching Federation. She has completed the Emotion Coaching Parenting Program at the Gottman Institute and holds a business degree in Marketing and Psychology from the University of Witwatersrand. She is also a certified Satyananda yoga teacher, has trained in Systemic Constellations and the Integrative Enneagram, and is a Brain Profile Practitioner through Neuro-Link. Jean seeks to inspire individuals to reconnect to their entire being, heighten their awareness, achieve fulfilment and create a purposeful balance in life and work. She believes sustainable change happens when we can create a connection within ourselves not only on a mental level but also on a physical and emotional level as well. This is about learning how to manage our lives effectively through a variety of different access points and in turn learn to support ourselves. She seeks to provide you with tools and techniques so that you can own your power and reconnect with the essence of who you are.
David Coca
Group Facilitator
David Coca is an investigative journalist and communications expert who has worked for more than three decades in the media, working in writing, voice-over, production, editing and directing. He has collaborated in multiple projects related to communication in all its fields. He also served in a special operations team in the High Mountain Brigade (EMMOE) in the Spanish army. Among the many lessons and skills he learned during that time, he extracted one of them: “Coordination and teamwork is synonymous with success”. After his military period, he was dedicated to protocol and VIP protection and, even so, he never stopped writing. Currently, he is fully dedicated to communication, developing articles and scripts and is preparing a detective novel with a social background, about criminal psychopathology. His vision is based on people’s need to communicate in order to achieve their goals, solve their conflicts and improve their quality of thought and life. He deeply believes in the power of reading and writing to get into the essence of each person and encourages the use of these disciplines. If the message is right and the medium is right, communication flows.
Yudith Techera
Group Facilitator
Yudith Techera Trabuco is from Uruguay and lives in Spain. She is internationally certified in Social Psychology for adults and Gestalt Counseling, also in Personality Archetypes; applying them in her professional work has allowed her to unveil the depth behind the apparent. She dedicates herself to what she am passionate about, being a practical and humanistic psychologist, being at the service of the being and the common-unity (community). She likes to surpass herself on a Personal, Spiritual and Professional level, bold and perseverant, she transmits peace, balance, and seeks reach the heart of people. She is decisive, action-oriented, and practical in every situation that comes her way, loves to observe to create new environments, and to serve better in an empathic way. The questions that inspire her to approach her work and accompany others to discover their potential, even if we do not have all the answers are: Do you believe in yourself? Do you enjoy yourself and what you do? What makes you tick? What motivates me the most? These made it possible for her to discover her potential with courage, perseverance, boldness and belief in herself. The phrase that inspires her is: “Change is evolution”. Her professional experience ranges from the management of interpersonal relationships, transpersonal relationships and management of these in human talent, companies, and individuals.
Sara Benton
Group Facilitator
Sara Benton is an artist, and a Tennessee native. She has a BFA from MTSU with an emphasis in sculpture and photography. She loves any creative practice and has tried everything from writing to weaving, kaleidoscopes to performance art. She also enjoys curating collaborative shows that foster community and agency. She has worked in a variety of settings that utilize art as both a medium of communication and a healing modality; most recently with veterans in a wilderness setting with the Veteran Rites program. Sara has training in Family Constellation Therapy and Wilderness Rites of Passage Therapy and has both facilitated and assisted programs in both of these mediums. Sara is deeply interested in the experience of belonging and community and working with populations that are re-writing their story of belonging in both radical and quiet ways. She has worked closely with women, veterans, elders, LGBTQIA+, and is interested in working with adolescents and neurodiverse people in the future. In all of these venues, her love of art and its resonance in her life have been the foundation for her work, creativity and healing presence. Her goal with her work is to help people connect more deeply to the experience they are having of themselves
Jesús de Frutos
Group Facilitator
Jesús de Frutos is an expert in audiovisual media with more than 35 years of experience in film, advertising, documentary and television. He is currently a producer and director of audiovisuals related to wellness and good health that he combines with photography and audiovisual exhibitions with his project entitled “Viaje Emocional” (Emotional Journey). He is certified in Coaching and NLP (Neurolinguistic Programming) and has more than 15 years in the field of emotional accompaniment combining both in audiovisual format. He currently organizes weekend retreats in nature for therapists, doctors and teachers. He has volunteered in Proyecto Hombre Baleares and in IES Fray Junípero Sierra with teenagers promoting group bonding and teamwork through audiovisual media making a commercial, a video clip and a short film made entirely by students and users. His main hobby at the moment is the research of new musical trends for a new therapeutical project.
Adolfo Torres
Group Facilitator
Adolfo has worked with more than 8,000 participants who have taken his coaching, leadership, sales and customer service courses in Mexico, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Panama, Guatemala and Brazil. He is a Chemical Engineer graduated from UNAM, he has a D1 Specialization at IPADE, he is a Trainer and NLP therapist with a Diploma in Thanatology, Accelerated Learning, Hypnotherapy and Kaizen Method. Adolfo comments: “Few paths in life have been able to provide me with the deep sense of life that this profession offers me. Collaborating with others in obtaining methods of transformation to find the realization of their highest ideals.”
Trinidad Laviana
Group Facilitator
Trinidad Laviana has a long and successful career in the commercial sector promoting values, entrepreneurship and especially wellbeing in all its dimensions, whether social, personal and productivity, providing today to her consultants solutions and support to generate an improvement in the wellness and wellbeing of people. She has worked as an industrial property consultant, business consultant and combines her work as an ambassador of sustainable development goals and facilitator of new economies, with the counselling of numerology & personality, facilitation in the field of family constellations and Gestalt art therapy. The empowerment of people through her own story and experience of resilience and overcoming are her fundamental purpose, along with supporting projects of Entrepreneurship and Social Innovation. From there, she focuses her passion, experience and training towards Personal Growth and Development. From her core sense, the most important thing for her is to place people and their environment at the center of her interest.
Cristian Pernett
Group Facilitator
Cristian Pernett is a Neuropsychoeducator with a degree in Educational Sciences with several postgraduate degrees in Educational Psychology, NLP, Emotional Management, Counseling and Gestalt Therapy, Sports Coaching, Body Language, Facial Microexpressions, Hypnosis, Naturopathy and Kinesics among other specialties. He has been working for more than 15 years in the integral development of the human being looking for the balance between brain, body and mind. To co-create more successful and happy people. His mission is to promote a better quality of life, with practical application tools of emotional management and social skills, accompanying the person on the journey that takes him/her from what he/she IS in the present to what he/she really wants to BE. Cristian facilitates several groups per month with Innovia Behavioral Health in Spanish.
Deica Johnson
Group Facilitator

Deica is a Community Navigator, Consultant and Coach who lives in Brooklyn, New York. She has a Bachelors of Arts in Sociology, Minor in Criminal Justice. Masters of Arts in Industrial Organizational Psychology Human Relations. Deica works for New York State as a Social Worker Assistant III/Self Direction Liaison. Deica is a Mother and an Advocate of 2 young men one of whom is a 24 years old young man who lives with Autism. She is also a Parent Member who participates in various IEP meetings upon requests from parents. Deica is the founder of Making a Change LLC because she’s committed to advocating for and empowering families with children with developmental disabilities and seniors with meaningful connections through the community. She is an expert community navigator who provides consulting, coaching, support, guidance, and resources to help families navigate the complex world of developmental disabilities and senior care. She is available to do group and individual sessions.

Radenko Suvajac
Group Facilitator

Radenko Suvajac (Coach Rad) was born and raised in Doboj, Bosnia and Herzegovina. After surviving the 1992 – 1995 war in Bosnia, he initially earened a degree in Economics from the prestigious Slobomir P. University. After successfully overcoming his own anxiety, depression and PTSD symptoms, he became certified in the Process Communication Model and Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) and beat his own nicotine addiction as well using those practices combined with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). He later developed the Li.O.N.S. (Life Of a Non-Smoker) Institute of Southern Europe and the LiONS Smoking Cessation Method. He has guided thousands of people who smoke and who are impacted by smoking to help crush the grip of nicotine and break the chains of addiction. He has over 10,000 hours of client interaction in his professional career.

Carolina Caparrós
Group Facilitator

Human Resources manager and member of the management committee in renowned multinational
companies, she has stood out for her innovative approach to the well-being and productivity of people
in organizations. She has specialized in middle management and executive training, internal
communication, and psychosocial occupational risk prevention.

Throughout her career, she has been responsible for the prevention of occupational hazards in all
companies. She stood out as a pioneer in the implementation of measures related to psychological well-
being more than 20 years ago.

She has also played a key role in the area of diversity in EMEA, managing with an innovative mindset to
create work environments conducive to the development of employees. His belief, based on his own
and others’ experience, is that if managers take care of people, people will take care of business.

She has extensive teaching experience in various institutions and companies and has been recognized as
an honorary coach by the University of Almeria. She is also the author of the book “Metamorphosis
through coaching” an inspiring work aimed at leaders of any organization.

As for her academic background, she has a law degree from the Autónoma de Madrid, has completed a
management development program at ESIC and has specialized in Digital Law at the Madrid Bar
Association. She is also a certified professional coach from Instituto de Estudios Garrigues.

In the field of volunteering, she is a board member of Foro Ilusionando, a non-profit association that
seeks to encourage and motivate SME professionals in difficult times and crisis. She also volunteers her
time with the Spanish Prison Confederation, CONCAES, providing support in the Aranjuez prison.

Her interests and hobbies include hiking, artistic events, participation in two choirs, traveling and
photography.

Her greatest achievement, without a doubt, has been to enjoy a professional life full of experiences and
challenges, while raising a family with three children, who are now independent.

Josep Grau
Group Facilitator

Josep is an entrepreneur, multidisciplinary, multi-entrepreneur, researcher of the Self and permanent
student of Life.

In his technical specialty in dentistry, dental prosthesis, he has developed patents for general use in oral
implantology, writer, university professor, international lecturer, founder of scientific academies and
professional federations, he has been recognized and awarded professionally. But it is only when he
discovers the therapeutic side of his profession that the road, he has traveled begins to make sense.

After multiple training courses in various therapies, he learns Psycho Neuro Dentistry from Christian
Beyer, and applies it to the prosthetic technique, developing the Prosthetic Psychodontology, a specialty
that allows, only with the information of the mouth, to know directly and quickly the human psyche and
the project of the Being that occupies it.

Through the analysis of the traces left in its biology and therapeutic resources with strong bases,
Psychodontology discovers hidden aspects of our personal and family unconscious.

Its objective is to divulge the specialty that relates consciousness, brain and tooth, and to help in the
process to all beings that vibrate in similar frequencies to integrate it.

Bernardo Ruiz Victoria
Group Facilitator

Most of my professional life and energy has been dedicated to the development of the Victoria
Program, a therapeutic method specialized in the treatment of alcoholism and other addictive behaviors
(psychotropic drugs, cocaine, compulsive gambling, cannabis, etc.). I have also directed a team of
professionals in the areas of medicine, nutrition, physiotherapy, clinical psychology, etc. for the
development of integral therapeutic programs in a Health Tourism Project.

In addition to addictive behaviors (Alcohol, Tobacco, Cocaine, Cannabis, Psychopharmaceuticals, etc.) to
which I have been dedicating myself for many years, we can now also offer therapy for problems such
as- Obesity and Eating Disorders- Anxiety, Stress, Depression, etc.- Chronic pain (arthrosis, fibromyalgia,
etc.)- Psychosomatic illnesses. All of this in the context of a specialized Therapeutic Hotel.

I have always liked to help people feel better about themselves. Clinical Psychology allows me to reach
the heart of many people who suffer and thus help transform their suffering into joy. I have frequently
collaborated, and I still do, in the media, radio, TV, written media, etc.

I like to communicate, and the feedback I receive is good, so I seem to be good at it. I like to share my
knowledge and experience with other people who want to learn and improve professionally. That’s why
I do consulting work and frequently give courses, seminars and all kinds of training events on the topics
that are part of my professional background, i.e. Alcoholism, Addictions, Alcohol and Drug Abuse
Prevention, etc.

Christina Brucker
Group Facilitator

Christina is a nationally certified school psychologist who has been practicing for about 5 years. She graduated from the State University of New York at Plattsburgh in 2017 with her Master’s Degree in School Psychology and Certified Advanced Sciences with a Bachelor Degree in Fine Arts Therapy and Psychology. She has had her research published in an Art Therapy journal, which studied the potential relationship between art and empathy. Within her scope, she has also consistently focused on expanding any knowledge or passions outside of the field in order to accomplish drives she considered important. These projects have included intensive suicide prevention work, embedding a Social-Emotional-Learning curriculum for the first time in her county, encouraging more critical thinking for children, empathy projects, and expanding her thinking and approaches to various aspects of her own life and career, ever desiring to be better each day.

Staci Weaver, RN, 200 YTT
Group Facilitator

Staci Weaver is a Registered Nurse and Yoga instructor from Portsmouth, Ohio. She will be sharing tools and techniques that have been game changing for her personal mental health journey. She will be teaching meditative gentle yoga sessions that focus on releasing tension stored in the body and promote a feeling of ease and empowerment for adolescents, as well as chair Yoga for seniors. She will also be available for group and individual sessions on various wellness topics, such as nervous system regulation, stress management, and recognizing and changing destructive thought patterns.

Charles Livings
Group Facilitator

Charlie is the CEO and Co-Founder of TOSPC, a company that delivers professional and actionable coaching and training with a passion for the productive impacts of human capital. He has more than two decades of experience in team building, leading, business development, and productive solutions, with a focus on customer success and communications. Professional focus emphasizes team resiliency, collaborative communication, career development, interviewing, marketing, research, and planning. He has coordinated talent needs in manufacturing focusing on career assessment, talent development, and institutional quality.

Charlie has been recognized for delivering coaching with a passion for the productive impacts of human capital.
As a certified resiliency building trainer, he prepares teams and individuals to face adversity they are certain to engage. Charlie has been recognized for his teaching and his work in the Human Resources industry and serves in his local Society for Human Resource Managers (SHRM) and Blacks in Government (BIG).

He specializes in helping Veterans transitioning into the civilian workforce, in helping people find meaningful employment after completing treatment, and other career transitions.

Tim Harrington
Group Facilitator

Tim is the founder behind Family Coaching Services, and a Co-Founder of Wide Wonder, a groundbreaking initiative aimed at eradicating addiction and emotional health stigmas and creating the world’s first stigma-free city.

His mission is etched in advocacy, family support, and empowerment. As a family recovery coach, mentor, and support specialist (not a therapist), with 21 years experience navigating addiction and behavioral health challenges he embarks on a journey with those touched by the clutches of addiction, as well as mental and emotional health challenges meeting them right where they stand, tailoring his approach to their unique needs.