Christine R. Harms, M.S., 303-239-4534
Chris is a Pennsylvania native and former public school teacher, private school administrator, psychotherapist and trainer with over 30 years experience working with youth, professionals and parents in schools, private practice and victim serving agencies. Her undergraduate degrees are in psychology and education and she earned her Master of Science degree in counseling and human relations from Villanova University. Chris has taught at the pre-school and elementary school levels.
Before coming to Colorado in 2005, Chris spent five years as the co-coordinator of a large suburban Philadelphia school safety center that received one of the first Emergency Response and Crisis Management grants (ERCM, now REMS) in 2003 for $500,000. In her role, she helped establish the center, consulted with schools on their safety and crisis management plans, coordinated tabletop drills between school and emergency responders, and trained school and emergency personnel in all areas of the 4-phase model (Prevention, Preparedness, Response and Recovery). She supervised school crisis responses involving school shootings, suicides and other critical incidents in schools during her time at the Pennsylvania center.
Chris has trained professionals on such issues as violence prevention, school-based crisis response, adolescent trauma, sexual harassment and misconduct, suicide intervention, and mandated reporting of child abuse. She is the former training coordinator for the Colorado Organization for Victim Assistance (COVA) and has taught victim studies at the University of Northern Colorado. Chris has training from the US Department of Homeland Security, the Boston Trauma Center, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation.
Anna Gisetti, M.A., 303-239-4533
Anna Gisetti is an Oregon native who has lived in California, Connecticut and Washington, DC before coming to Colorado in 2000. Anna earned her B.S. in business administration from American University in Washington, DC. After moving to the Denver area, Anna began working at the Denver Children's Home with at-risk youth in a residential treatment setting. She earned her M.A in Counseling Psychology and Counselor Education from the Unviersity of Colorado at Denver.
Anna worked in the Colorado public school system for over six years as a school counselor. She spent four years with Sheridan High School and moved to Manny Martinez Middle School for two years before joining the CSSRC team. She has trained staff on many topics including bullying prevention, suicide intervention, substance abuse prevention, school culture and climate, PBIS and administration of standardized testing. Anna counseled students regarding substance abuse, teen pregnancy, domestic violence, trauma, bullying, suicde and self-harm. She participated on the District's School Safety Task Force and Interagency Teams while in the Sheridan Schools. In both schools, Anna worked on the Threat Assessment, Data, PBIS and School Culture and Climate teams, leading the Culture and Climate team at Manny Martinez Middle School. Having training in Restorative Justice (RJ) practices, Anna has facilitated RJ trainings, circles and mediations.
Alice Huyler, B.A., 303-239-4391
A Colorado native, Alice has lived throughout the western states in Colorado, Oregon, California, and Montana. Alice earned her B.A. in Economics from Reed College in Portland, Oregon. She spent a summer as a University of Maryland Joint Program in Survey Methodology Junior Fellow, helping the U.S. Census Bureau develop the current Survey of Business Owners.
After returning to the Colorado mountains, Alice worked eight years with a transportation company as a safety trainer. During her tenure there she acquired several safety and training credentials, including Certified Safety and Security Manager from the Community Transportation Association of America and Gold Level Adult Safety Trainer from the Federal Transit Administration. Alice has professional experience with research, teaching adult learners, and customer service.
Bridget P. O’Dell, B.B.A., 303-239-4435
Bridget grew up and spent most of her life in Virginia’s suburbs surrounding Washington, D.C. She spent eight years living in Northern California before moving to Colorado in 2005. Bridget received her B.B.A. in Marketing from Marymount University in Arlington, Virginia.
Bridget’s background includes working in the oil and real estate industry along with working for a wholesale entertainment distributor as a sales analyst and an accounting manager. Once she left the business industry, she operated a home daycare where her desire began to keep kids’ best interest at heart. She has volunteered in schools and with her local soccer club. Most recently, Bridget worked with students with special needs in Boulder Valley School District and is currently a licensed substitute teacher.