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Lindsay McCall Long, Retired Police Officer/ Public Speaker
Jason Long, LEO Husband / Public Speaker
Lindsay McCall Long is a retired police officer with 17 years of law enforcement experience. She loved working with the public and helping others. Lindsay was involved in an officer involved shooting in October 2018, resulting in her being shot three times. Lindsay has been married to Jason for 10 years and they have two adventurous children together. Jason is a manager with a large retail store and has a background in loss prevention. The shooting rocked their family in ways they did not expect. Retirement has not slowed Lindsay down, she enjoys being a stay-at-home mom, peer support advocate and public speaker. As Jason has supported Lindsay during her recovery process, he decided he wanted to help be a voice for the first responder significant others. Lindsay and Jason talk about the importance of communication, bonding, and patience in their marriage after the shooting.
Speaker Phoebe Mulligan, LICSW
Phoebe Mulligan, LICSW has been providing services to trauma survivors since 2006. She previously served as Clinical Director of a mental health agency in Pierce County before opening a private practice in Tacoma, WA. Additionally, she is currently the Mental Health Professional for six local law enforcement departments.
Ms. Mulligan is regularly invited to speak regionally on Evidence-Based Practices, effects of trauma on children and adults, and as an expert on anxiety and secondary trauma. Her audiences include clinicians, social workers, teachers, first responders, and judges; she is often a guest lecturer in social work master’s programs. A graduate of Social Work program (2007) at the University of Washington, Seattle, Ms. Mulligan is passionate about providing services to other professionals in the social service and first responder fields.
Speaker Rebecca Grondel MA, LMFT
Rebecca owns and operates ‘Grondel Therapy’, a group Marriage and Family Therapy practice attending to the mental health and relational needs of individuals, couples, and families. Within her practice, she is also an approved supervisor for the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy allowing her to provide supervision for emerging therapists seeking full licensure.
She is an adjunct professor in the graduate programs for Marriage and Family Therapy for both Pacific Lutheran University and Utah Technical University.
Rebecca is married to Dr. Darrin Grondel, a retired captain from the Washington State Patrol and former director of the Washington Traffic Safety Commission. They are the parents of 10 children and 5 grandchildren.
While raising their children, Rebecca recognized the need for mental health professionals with insight into law-enforcement families. Rebecca returned and obtained her bachelor degree from Brigham Young University and her masters degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pacific Lutheran University.
Speaker Thérése A. Cobb, MSW, LSWAA, BCETS
Thérése maintains a clinical practice as a psychotherapist/traumatologist specializing in cognitive and behavioral therapies for trauma, acute/chronic stress and PTSD with Pacific Northwest Trauma Associates and Counseling Services; in Richland, Washington. Thérése is recognized as a Diplomate, AAETS and Board Certified Expert in Traumatic Stress.
As an instructor, she provides courses in comprehensive critical incident stress management, family support development program and compassion fatigue. Thérése has been a Faculty member and Liaison with the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation, Inc. since 1994.
Thérése is a co-author and primary instructor of the Families and CISM: Developing a Comprehensive CISM Program for Families. She is an Approved Instructor for CISM: Group Crisis Intervention, Advanced Group Crisis Intervention, CISM: Peer Support/Individual Crisis Intervention and TEAM: Team Evolution and Management.
Thérése is a founding, executive board member and Clinical Director for the Tri-County CISM Network. She had been involved with the WA State CISM Network since 1992 and holds the distinction of President Emeritus and a recipient of the Tim Ross Humanitarian Award. Thérése is a very proud law enforcement spouse of 36 years and mother of a Police Officer. With over 34 years of experience developing LE family programs; Thérése will provide an overview of the specific criteria, training and maintenance needed for a Family CISM component.
Speaker Keith Wells
Keith Wells owns and operates a small law firm in Woodinville, Washington where he was born and raised. He is licensed in Washington and focus is primarily on estate planning, probate, and real estate transactions.
In addition to owning several real estate sales brokerages and a vacation rental management company, Keith has had a Federal Firearms License since 2007 and is regularly asked to help with estate settlement matters when firearms are involved.
Keith is highly involved in the local community of Woodinville. He spent 10 years with the Snohomish County Search and Rescue, is an active member of the Woodinville Rotary Club and is a past president, serves on the boards of the Woodinville Chamber of Commerce and the Northwest Multiple Listing Service. He is married with 4 children and spends his free time enjoying the outdoors as much as possible.
Speaker Amber Hunt
Amber Hunt is an associate attorney in Woodinville, WA, and is licensed to practice in Washington and Colorado. She attended the University of Colorado- Denver where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and then moved to Houston to attend South Texas College of Law.
Early in her practice, Amber held an internship with Harris County District Attorney’s Office, one of the largest DA offices in the country, working on felony cases in district court; then led dozens of cases with the Harris County in the Civil Asset Forfeiture Division; all while volunteering with the Randall O. Sorrels Legal Clinic at South Texas College of Law to help guide Veterans with their post-discharge legal issues.
Amber relocated to Seattle to further her legal career by focusing on wills, trusts, and estate planning, as well as firearms law. She spends her spare time hiking, running, and snowboarding.