Get to Know the Presenters
Dr. Kimberly Quinn
Dr. Kimberly Quinn currently teaches Positive Psychology, Mindcraft, and Cognitive Psychology at Champlain College in Burlington, VT, where she is also the Well-being & Success Coach. Kimberly teaches a summer course on trauma for the Community College of Vermont, and speaks at various colleges, universities, and organizations on a variety of topics related to well-being. Her most recent speaking engagements were on trauma and resilience (TEDx-Washington, DC), embracing neurodiversity (TEDx-Amoskeag Millyard), Managing the Monkey Mind with Mindfulness (Southern New Hampshire University), and Social Media; the Well-being of Student Athletes' (St. Michael's College). Kimberly also hosts a weekly Mindcraft podcast series aimed at striving for optimal well-being and life satisfaction.
Dr. David Landers
Dr. David Landers has been with St. Michael’s College since 1982, in Colchester, VT, where he was a student mental health counselor, Director of the Student Resource Center, Faculty Athletics representative to the NCAA, and is currently an Associate Professor of Psychology Emeritus. Dr. Landers is most well-known for his work on gender issues by first originating a course on Men and Masculinities, designed to bring awareness to gender stereotypes, gender fluidity, sexual orientation, toxic masculinity and sexual violence. This later led to the writing of his best-selling book, “I Wish He’d Taught Me How to Shave,” a powerful message about the relationships of young adults with their fathers derived from a compilation of student essays. Dr. Landers speaks around the country on various topics related to gender and masculinity, sexual violence, and suicide prevention. Dr. Landers is one of the founders of Outright Vermont, Vermont Cares, and brought Hope Happens Here to St. Michael’s College, a National Suicide Prevention Program.
Neila Anderson-Decelles is a Vermont Licensed Psychologist—Master’s Level who has worked with children and families who have experienced trauma for the past 25 years. She holds an MA in English from the University of Vermont and an MA in Clinical Psychology from St. Michael’s College, her Alma Mater. She has worked for St. Michael’s College, Northeast Kingdom Human Services and NFI, Vt, and most recently helped to develop a comprehensive, trauma informed special education day treatment program in Northern Vermont by serving as the Clinical Director, Assistant Director and Program Director of NFI Turning Points across nearly two decades. Currently in Private Practice in Newport, VT, she offers trauma-informed, client centered care to support healing via expressive therapies, somatic work, CBT work, Insight Oriented work and Psycho-education around the neurodevelopmental impact of trauma upon human development. She has been a presenter on building trauma informed care, self-care and human development for educators, treatment providers and organizations for 20 years. When not at work, she enjoys most time spent with family and friends hiking, biking, running, beaching or visiting around a campfire in a respectfully socially-distanced manner.
Dr. James Howland
Dr. Howland received his BA in Psychology from Saint Michael’s College. He earned a Master of Social Work and a Doctor of Education in Counseling Psychology from Boston University. He has two clinical licenses in Massachusetts, Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) and a School Adjustment Counselor/School Social Worker. Jim has over 30 years of experience in hospital, outpatient, community mental health, high school, and college mental health. He has worked with student-athletes providing individual counseling and work with teams. Currently, he is an Assistant Professor of Practice, School Counseling in the School of Education and Social Policy at Merrimack College in North Andover, MA. Jim also has a private counseling practice in Danvers, MA.
Kristine (Kris) Reynolds (she/her) is the Director and Founder of the Vermont Center for Resiliency. She received her Masters Degree in Social Work from Colorado State University, and has been working in the mental health field for over 15 years. She has experience in EMDR, CBT, and mindfulness. It was while working with Veterans in Colorado that Kris found her niche working with individuals who had experienced major stressors and trauma. In addition to specialization in working with individuals who have experienced complex trauma, Kris specializes in the treatment of anxiety, mood disorders, relationship conflicts, and serves children, adolescents, adults, and the elderly. In addition to individual psychotherapy she facilitates group, couples, family therapy, and provides supervision to clinicians working towards licensure, and training to agencies on trauma informed practice. Kris also teaches courses as an Adjunct Instructor in the Education and Human Studies Department at Champlain College, and is as well a member of the Woven Collective. Kris believes that there is no one-size-fits all approach to therapy, and strives to meet all of her clients where they are at, and to create a safe and welcoming space for clients of all identities. Kris is an avid runner, and enjoys all things outdoors, and spending time with her family which includes the furry and feathered variety as well as the human.