Welcome to our podcast, “Compassion in Action”.Founder Fritzi Horstman and thought leaders from multiple arenas discuss the objectives and approaches involved in bringing trauma awareness, trauma-informed prisons, trauma self-care and compassionate healing to the forefront of public conversation. Our inaugural episodes feature guests including Emily Evans, LMHC, author and international consultant Dr. Stephanie Covington PHD as well as CCARE founder and renowned Professor of Neurosurgery, Dr. James Doty and internationally renowned speaker and best-selling author Dr. Gabor Maté.
Dr. Joe holds a Bachelor of Science degree and is a Doctor of Chiropractic. His postgraduate training includes the fields of neuroscience and neuroplasticity, quantitive electroencephalogram EEG measurements, epigenetics, mind-body medicine and brain heart coherence as a researcher, lecturer, author and corporate consultant. His interests lie in demystifying the mystical so that people have all the tools within their reach to make measurable changes in their lives.
Bessel van der Kolk, M.D., is the President of the Trauma Research Foundation, Professor of Psychiatry at Boston University Medical School and author of NYTimes Bestseller “The Body Keeps The Score: Brain, Mind and Body in the Healing of Trauma.
Over the last thirty years, Dr. Perry has been an active teacher, clinician and researcher in children’s mental health and the neurosciences holding a variety of academic positions. His work on the impact of abuse, neglect and trauma on the developing brain has impacted clinical practice, programs and policy across the world.
Dr. Kim Gorgens is a Professor of Psychophysiology Clinical Neuropsychology and Psychology of Criminal Behavior at University of Denver. She manages a large portfolio of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) related research and has lectured extensively on those issues including a 2010 TED talk on youth sports concussion, a 2018 Ted talk on brain injuries and criminal justice, several NPR spots and an interview on CNN with Anderson Cooper.
Dean Williams was appointed Executive Director of the Colorado Department of Corrections by Governor Jared Polis on January 8, 2019. Prior to joining the Colorado DOC, he was the Commissioner of Corrections in Alaska where he oversaw the operation of community jails, halfway houses, pretrial and sentenced facilities, probation, parole and pre-trial efforts in the state.