Denise is the founder and CEO of Denise Blake Coaching. She is a Certified Health & Life Coach, Fitness Instructor Specialist, Certified Kickboxing Instructor, Registered Cardiology Technologist and Former Foster Youth. Her unique experience provides tremendous knowledge to our organization.
Jeanette has worked as a psychotherapist and
foster care social worker for over 20 years, and is the clinical director of Yoffe Therapy Inc and founder of Celia Center. She has trained social workers and therapists in trauma-informed practice for the Los Angeles County Child and Family Services and the Department of Mental Health. She holds trainings for parents, social workers, and therapists on topics related to adoption & foster care challenges, parenting, the impact of pre-adoption trauma, grief/loss, open adoption, open foster care, attachment challenges and provides support to adult adoptees and foster youth searching for long lost family members.
Holly Priebe Sotelo
Holly is a Clinical Associate Professor, Field Education at the University of Southern California, Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work. She has a Master of Social Work, a Bachelor of Science degree in Rehabilitation Services, and is a doctoral candidate with USC's Sol Price School of Public Policy, with an expected completion date in May of 2022. Holly also earned credentials in Educational Administration, Pupil Personnel Services, Dispute Resolution and Conflict Resolution, Human Trafficking, and Child Abuse and Family Violence.
Holly has three decades of social work experience, including direct practice and administrative roles to include the coordination and policy development of specialized topics including school crisis response, threat assessment, school bullying, child abuse, human trafficking, diversity and anti-bias, responding to intergroup conflicts, teen dating violence, educator sexual misconduct, social media, and restorative justice. She served as the Los Angeles Unified School District’s media spokesperson and is trained trainer for many of these topics.