The presenters were very dynamic, engaged, and present with the group. It is wonderful to have you as facilitators model what you are training.
Caprice D. Hollins, Psy.D. was born and raised in Seattle, Washington. She received a B.A. in psychology from Seattle University and M.A. and Psy.D. degrees in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Multicultural and Community Psychology from California School of Professional Psychology―LA. She became licensed in Washington State in 2000 and has over 20 years of experience researching, studying, and working with ethnically diverse populations. Her experience includes opening and Directing the Department of Equity & Race Relations for Seattle Public Schools. Dr. Hollins is currently an Affiliate Professor of Counseling at The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology. She works hard to balance her passion and commitment to equity and social justice while at the same time raising a family with her husband, Gary Hollins. Together they have two children, and she has three adult step children and two grandchildren.
Ilsa Govan, M.A. is a co-founder of Cultures Connecting. She has more than fifteen years of experience as a classroom teacher and anti-racist community activist. She began her work for social and environmental justice in high school with her involvement in advocating for Native American rights. Since then she has facilitated, organized and participated in numerous workshops, study circles and conferences across the country. Ilsa worked as an Equity and Race Specialist for Seattle Public Schools, addressing institutional racism in a large organization. She has also served on the planning teams of the Seattle Race Conference and the White Privilege Conference. Ilsa earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Special Education from Western Washington University and her Master’s Degree in Bicultural Human Development from Pacific Oaks College Northwest. For her thesis, she spent a year studying effective European American teachers of African American students in three Seattle elementary schools.
Mercedes Robinson is Seattle-born, having lived outside of Washington only to complete her B.A. in Media Studies at the University of San Francisco. For most of her career, she has worked in a variety of non-profit settings as office support, event planner, marketing coordinator, and media manager. Mercedes is passionate about many social justice issues and has worked and volunteered for organizations highlighting poverty, immigration reform, gender equality, mass incarceration, and human trafficking. Having a strong desire to expand her knowledge in race relations and cross-cultural communication, she finds herself eager to use her skills in support of Cultures Connecting and its mission to equip teams and organizations with the necessary skills they desire.
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Caprice D. Hollins, Psy.D.
Ilsa Govan, M.A.
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