Brianna Garrison received her bachelor of science in Human Development and Family Studies from Texas Tech University and her MSW at the University of Houston. She maintains a graduate certificate in Health Disparities from the University of Houston. Brianna is a licensed clinical social worker and board approved clinical supervisor in the state of Texas. Brianna currently serves as a Lecturer, MSW program manager, and Assistant Director of Field Education at the Diana R. Garland School of Social Work Houston campus. Although her research has largely fallen within the realm of caregivers of persons living with dementia, her broader interests include gerontology, health disparities, health equity, mental health for older adults, grief and loss, and social connection for older adults. Full CV.
Bonni Goodwin received her undergraduate degree from John Brown University and completed her MSW degree at Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas. Bonni is currently an Instructor at the University of Oklahoma’s Anne and Henry Zarrow School of Social Work, and the manager of the Center for Child Welfare Training & Simulation. She is a licensed clinical social worker in Oklahoma with professional experience working with children and families in a variety of areas, including victim services, school social work, and adoption-specialized mental health services. Bonni’s research experience includes post-adoption support, adoption breakdown, and adoption-competent mental health. Full CV.
Kayte Thomas received her BSW from Meredith College and her MSW from North Carolina State University. She is a licensed clinical social worker in North Carolina and a certified clinical trauma professional. Her diverse experience includes birth defects advocacy, developmental disability support, mental health, and refugee resettlement. Kayte is a passionate advocate for social justice and enjoys guiding new social workers through clinical supervision and her adjunct professor role at Baylor. Her research is focused on trauma and resiliency in Syrian refugee mothers and she is interested in global issues of maternal health as well as intergenerational trauma transmission. She hopes to transition to a full time professor role in the near future. Full CV.