Allison Russell, M.s.
Director - Serving Leader Facilitation
Allison Russell is a consultant working with government and private agencies focusing on efficiencies, policies and procedures, one-on-one and group coaching, goal-based coaching for executive level management, and leadership development. For the past decade, she has working with agencies providing consulting expertise in custom curriculum development, staff and board development and training, implementing Evidence Based Practices, as well as training in Evidence Based Practices, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
Additionally, Allison served as the Assistant Director of the Faith-and Community-Based Delinquency Treatment Initiative for the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice, the nation’s first federally funded program of its kind in juvenile residential facilities, and co-authored the Florida DJJ Mentor Training Curriculum which is now currently used in over 19 states across the country. She has been a contracted trainer for the National Institute of Corrections (NIC) since 2005, the Federal Government’s training academy, training Cognitive Behavioral Programs such as “Thinking for a Change” (T4C), and currently continues to serve as a contracted trainer for the NIC. Allison received her certification in Motivational Interviewing in October of 2005 and trains others in communication skills, behavior modification, stages of change and motivating change behavior. Allison received her Masters degree in Criminal Justice and Behavior Analysis from St. Joseph's University in Philadelphia.
Allison spends her free time volunteering with Vida Nueva and Tres Dias, inter-denominational Christian organizations, and with her local church, with a focus on leadership development.