Thomas graduated from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology
in 1996 with a degree in clinical psychology. Thomas has worked
with the Department of Corrections Native-American Reservations,
and Substance Abuse Treatment Facilities. He specializes in
helping principals from rural schools reduce the level of violence
and substance abuse.
Jane is a retired teacher with over 30 years experience developing
and implementing creative curriculums. Jane has her Masters
degree and is a licensed therapist, making her especially sensitive
to the psychological issues that exists within school systems.
Jane is an expert on academic consultation.
ITC has an ongoing collaborative relationship with Eileen Murphy,
founder and president of FTC, Inc. Eileen's mission is to help
companies and families envision the safest and most rewarding
environment possible. Once envisioned, she focuses on
masterful coaching in the areas of strengthening communication,
attainable goals and team building to turn the plan into reality.
strong belief that every person deserves the optimum place in
live, work and learn is a driving force in her life.
Educated at Wagner College in 1992 with a Bachelor degree in
English. She worked in customer relations for ten years before
retiring from the business world. Valerie is married with two
children and resides in Woodbridge, New Jersey. Valerie is responsible
for public relations and other various administrative functions.
Nancy Nybergh received her Master of Arts in Organizational
Psychology from New York University and is a certified Gestalt
Practioner. Her diverse work background includes such environments
as education, corporate, non-profit, and public sector. For
nearly 15 years, she provided entire lifecycle technology solutions
for improving job efficiency, decreasing redundancy, facilitating
communications, and reducing costs across an enterprise.
Nancy began as an educator developing standard and custom training
programs for application software, in addition to supporting
organizational change that technology inherently brings. She
added to her skill set: business process, program, needs, and
cost analysis; program design; technical and business writing;
marketing; problem solving and troubleshooting; sale proposal
and grant strategy/writing; project management; and team leadership
arriving as a Technical Team Manager and Communications Specialist.
Her forte is utilizing and crafting current situations into
wonderful opportunities. As an avid proponent of professional
development, growth, and theoretical application (i.e. curiosity,
learning, and living life), she continues to learn through various
communities and explores a mixed arena of interests, including
addiction and 12 step programs, application of Gestalt techniques
to all areas of work and life, technology, dream work, communications
at work, unusual phenomenon, family violence, and Woman Within.
She is a published author in both professional and popular periodicals
and committed to joining the human race on February 23, 1994.
Barb is the administrative assistant, receptionist, billing
coordinator and all around helpful person. She is often the
first one to answer the phone to greet new clients and get them
oriented to the center. Barb is a mother of three, which means
she has found a meaningful personal/professional balance. Barb
has been with ITC since it opened.
Jared earned his Masters in Education from Penn State University
in 1992 and is completing his Ph.D. in organizational/clinical
psychology. His doctoral dissertation involved violence prevention
in schools. He has been working as a consultant for seven years,
primarily focusing his efforts on school systems.
His vision for ITC is to provide schools an opportunity for
greater organizational health. Improving the school culture
by helping with team building, communication, morale, policies/procedures,
and other important areas will ultimately build a safer and
richer learning community. Jared has authored a book called
Harnessing the Power of Resistance: A Guide for Educators and
is currently working on his second book about school violence.
Donna graduated from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology
in 1996 with a degree in clinical psychology. Donna has worked
with correctional institutions, community mental health treatment
facilities, and has her own private practice. She specializes
in working with parents, helping them become more fully integrated
into the school system.
Lisa is the newest addition to the ITC team. Lisa is a professional
coach. She works individually with parents, teachers, and principals
on both personal and professional development.
Nathan is a former teacher in the New Jersey and Florida
school systems. He has worked in both mainstream and alternative
school settings. Nathan specializes in classroom management,
effectively dealing with parents, and school safety. He helped