Senior Program Faculty
Ana holds an MA degree in Psychology from Boston College, and an MSW degree from Portland State University. The heart of Ana’s education, however, comes from years of direct service experience working with children, teens, and families in Special Education, acute residential care, therapeutic wilderness camps, foster care and adoption, and outpatient behavioral health. Ana seeks to facilitate open dialogue and collaborative skill building among social service professionals, building individual and group resilience and healing and confronting the impacts of burnout and secondary stress. Ana integrates into her work her study and practice of meditation and contemplative practice, along with formal and informal education and research, as well as the voices of many individuals she has been honored to work with, including her clients, colleagues, and mentors alike.