Dr. Elena Cherepanov is a Clinical Psychologist and Psychotherapist with over 15 years of teaching and clinical experience in multicultural settings. She specializes in Community Mental Health and broad aspects of individual, collective, and cultural trauma. She is the 2010 recipient of the Carol Hacker Award for Excellence for her trauma-related work. Dr. Cherepanov is on the faculty at the School of Psychology and Counseling at Cambridge College, MA, where she coordinates the Trauma Studies program and supervises and trains students to serve vulnerable populations, such as victims of abuse, crimes, violence, and social injustice, as well as veterans of wars, refugees and immigrants, victims of armed conflicts, and first responders. Most recently, she worked in the Community Based Flexible Support (CBFS) program at North Suffolk Mental Health Association in Chelsea, MA. Previously, Ms. Cherepanov worked in the PACT program in Lowell, MA, and under a violence prevention grant in Western Massachusetts. In Toronto, she organized the Dual Diagnosis Program for UN peacekeepers and law enforcement personnel. From 1986 to 2000, Dr. Cherepanov taught at Moscow State University and at the University of Toronto. Elena serves on the Board of the Association of Trauma Specialists, and she is an External Examiner at University of Manchester (UK) and a Trainer for the Office for Victims of Crimes (OVC). Since 1986, she has been working with Non-governmental International Relief Organizations (NGOs) and community-based organizations on a variety of mental health projects. She has provided mental health services, training, and education for victims and aid workers in Armenia, Chernobyl, Chechnya, Kosovo, Liberia and others. Dr. Cherepanov is the author of over 40 publications.