Tim W. Dietz, MA, LPC
(Capt., Paramedic, retired)
Tim W. Dietz retired in 2008 after 28 years in the fire service -- where he dedicated his career to not only understanding and helping victims of traumatic events, but also to building resistance and resilience to stress, and aiding in the stress recovery of the responding rescuers.
Tim is the CEO/owner of Behavioral Wellness Resources -- a consulting/counseling firm catering to the behavioral wellness needs of emergency-response organizations and individuals -- and he works with several response agencies in developing the “culture” so responders feel comfortable seeking help. He is the mental-health advisor to the U.S. Forest Service (PNW Region 6), and worked with the U.S. Coast Guard following Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. He volunteers as a Clinician/Peer at the West Coast Post-Trauma Retreat -- a residential treatment facility in California specializing in first-responder PTSD treatment and recovery -- and as an adjunct faculty member at George Fox University’s Trauma Response Institute.
He is an internationally known speaker on human emotional crisis, grief, death notification, and staying happy and healthy in the emergency services professions, and his programs on “Creating the Culture” for organizational behavioral health are gaining national attention. He is the author of the book "Scenes of Compassion: A Responder’s Guide for Dealing with Emergency Scene Emotional Crisis," and has written articles on "Coping Beyond the CISM Response."
Tim lives and has a small private practice in Oregon’s beautiful Willamette Valley.
Drew Prochniak, LPC, LHMC
Drew Prochniak is a Licensed Professional Counselor at the Integrative Trauma Treatment Center in Portland and Vancouver. He currently serves as the Mental Health Provider to American Medical Response and is an expert in treating individuals with trauma-related disorders and substance abuse disorders. Drew has worked in both in-patient psychiatric hospitals and outpatient settings since 2006, and has presented nationally on topics such as post traumatic stress, critical incidents, professional burnout and compassion fatigue for public safety and healthcare professionals. He comes from a family of public safety professionals and is a former Southern Arizona search-and-rescue volunteer.
Robin Rose is a renowned trainer, speaker and consultant with over 25 years' experience. Her passion is helping people develop the tools to help them live happier, healthier lives. With a background in counseling and education, she translates the latest developments in brain-based research into practical, learnable skills. Robin’s expertise is in teaching people how to stay calm, professional, and effective, especially during high-stress, high-pressure situations. She delivers information, training, and tools that help you understand how your brain works, how to think clearly, and how to communicate effectively. People leave her trainings with new skills and renewed energy.
Robin has an uncommon ability to make it safe for individuals and groups to learn new ways to work together, build trust, and move forward. She holds a Masters degree in Counseling Psychology from Lewis & Clark College. After 15 years as college faculty, she formed her own company and moved into the public, government agency, nonprofit, and business sectors. Robin is an accomplished consultant, trainer, and keynote speaker, and recently authored "Shifting Gears: A Brain-Based Approach to Engaging Your Best Self."
June K. Vining
June Vining is nationally recognized for her management and training skills and abilities. She is the Executive Director of Trauma Intervention Programs of Portland/Vancouver, Inc.
June is responsible for recruiting, training and supervising citizen volunteers to provide emotional first aid to citizens in crisis. She is a certified "Master Trainer" with the National TIP organization. She was named the 2000 Recipient of the "Athena Award," which is presented to women with outstanding leadership and community service by the Vancouver Chamber of Commerce and Women In Action. She is one of the "15 Fascinating Oregonians" from Brainstorm NW Magazine, and was named "Communicator of the Year" in 2002.
She has been innovative in her ideas of bringing teens into the TIP organization and training them as peer counselors. Portland/Vancouver is the first area in the Nation to have an active TIP Teen program and has been recognized nationally with this achievement.
With June's leadership skills, she has successfully had the "Emotional First Aid" seminar certified at the Department of Public Safety Standards & Training in Oregon, and for continuing education units for mental health professionals and nurses. She has traveled cross-country teaching people what to say and what not to say when dealing with people in crisis and with co-workers who are traumatized by life, and training first responders with this 8-hour course. June is recognized through her work with TIP as the coordinator who can organize, plan and implement defusings and debriefings for citizens and businesses traumatized after a death or crisis situation.
She has a degree in Volunteer Management and a Certificate in Faith and Family Development. June has 7 different certifications from the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation.
Peter Volkmann, MSW
Peter Volkmann, MSW graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Mercy College and received his Masters in Social Work from Fordham University. Peter is the regional liaison coordinator for NY, NJ and Puerto Rico as well as representative to the United Nations for the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation (ICISF) in Ellicott City, MD. Because of his vast experience in the different rescue fields and the social work profession, Peter is utilized as a crisis interventionist and trainer for rescue departments, government municipalities, schools, and corporate organizations around the United States who have experienced traumatic events. Peter has been featured as an expert on stress for Dateline (NBC), Discovery Channel, MSNBC, and Law Enforcement Television Network (LETN). Peter developed “Law Enforcement Perspectives Course for CISM Enhancement” which is an approved course of ICISF. He has trained and assisted the startup of numerous critical incident response teams throughout the United States.
Peter is a retired police officer and emergency medical technician with the Town of Ossining, New York Police Department. He is now Chief of Police for Stockport and Chatham, New York Police Departments as well as NYS Zone 14 Police Academy Director. He considers his greatest law-enforcement accomplishment being a first responder on 9-11-01 to the World Trade Center Disaster. Peter is a Member of the Board for Mental Health Association of Columbia-Greene. Peter is also a motivational speaker, and has been honored to speak before federal, state, local EMS and law enforcement personnel as well as military personnel and their families.