Senior Learning Specialist
Diana Rocha is a skilled facilitator and trainer with experience developing culturally competent mentoring programs. A member of the team that introduced Mobility Mentoring to EMPath 11 years ago, Diana coaches participants and staff on writing goals on the well-being pillar of the Bridge using a multidisciplinary and strength-based approach. The author of the Exchange Newsletter's ""Well Being Corner,"" Diana practices meditation daily and encourages her colleagues to practice self-care.
Erin Casey, LCSW, is the director of programs at My Friend's Place in Hollywood, CA and has 16 years experience creating and implementing trauma informed services and programs for youth and young adults experiencing homelessness in a drop-in, community healing setting. Erin's orientation to the work is based on principles of ARC (Attachment, (Self) Regulation & Competency), SJYD (Social Justice Youth Development), harm reduction, and object relations. Erin earned her MSW from the University of California, Los Angeles and her BA in Sociology and Women's Studies from the University of Minnesota, Morris. In her direct youth work, program development, staff supervision and advocacy, Erin centers the experience of homelessness as an issue of social, racial and economic justice.