Meet AIAFS' Expert Trainers

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AIAFS is proud to work with experts who are top-notch professionals in a variety of Forensic Mental Health fields.

Allison Feigh, MS

Alison Feigh, MS, has been working in the sexual abuse prevention field for more than 15 years. She trains nationally on a variety of topics…

Bethany Hastings, MA

Bethany Hastings, MA, is the Program Supervisor at People Incorporated, Riverwind Crisis Residence. Riverwind serves adults with severe and persistent mental illnesses through short term residential stays that…

Bruce O’Leary, LMFT

Bruce O'Leary has worked at Therapeutic Services Agency as a Director and Therapist, working with children and adolescents involved in Child Protection and Child Welfare…

Carlo Giacomoni, PsyD, ABPP

Carlo A. Giacomoni, PsyD, ABPP is board certified in clinical psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology.  He graduated from the Chicago School of…

Charlotte Gerth Haanen, Ph.D., LP

Dr. Charlotte Gerth Haanen has worked in the field of psychology with a variety of populations, including children, adolescents, and adults. This has involved work…

Christine Fietek, MA

Christine Fietek has 16 years of experience in the Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement field as Police Officer. Specialization areas include but not limited to: Crime Scene…

Deborah Eckberg, Ph.D.

Deborah Eckberg, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Criminal Justice at Metropolitan State University (MN) and the Director of the Master of Science in Criminal…

Diana Barnes, Psy.D.

Diana Lynn Barnes, PsyD., is a past president of Postpartum Support International. She is a member of the training faculty of Maternal Mental Health Now…

Eric Hickey, Ph.D.

Eric Hickey, Ph.D., is a professor and core faculty member in Walden University’s Forensic Psychology graduate program. As the former Dean of the California School…

Hal Pickett, Psy.D.

Hal Pickett, Psy.D., LP, ABPP, is a Clinical Psychologist with Diplomat Status in Child and Adolescent Psychology. Over the last 20 years, he has worked…

Jillian Peterson, Ph.D.

Dr. Jillian Peterson is an Assistant Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Hamline University in St. Paul, where she teaches classes in forensic psychology…

Matthew Krasowski, MD, Ph.D.

Matthew D. Krasowski, MD, PhD is a pathologist, Clinical Professor, and Vice Chair of Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Services in the Department of Pathology at…

James Densley, PhD

James Densley, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Criminal Justice at Metropolitan State University, part of the Minnesota State system. He has received several awards…

Resimye Oral, MD

Resmiye Oral, MD, is a professor of pediatrics, who is a board-certified expert in child abuse pediatrics. She has completed her child abuse pediatrics fellowship…

Eric Skog, MA

Eric Skog, MA, is a Sergeant with the St. Paul Police Department and currently serves in the Homicide/Robbery unit as an investigator. He has eighteen…

Ernest (Ernie) Marshall, LCSW

Ernie Marshall, LCSW, has worked in the non-profit and public sectors in both clinical and administrative roles since 1996. His work has focused on populations…

James (Jim) Robinson, Ph.D.

James Robinson has a dual career: he is a professional improviser with over 20 years of experience at the Brave New Workshop, Table Salt Productions,…

Karina Forrest-Perkins, LADC

Karina Forrest‐Perkins, LADC, is a national speaker and consultant related to early childhood and adolescent neuro-development, the adaptive impact of overwhelming stress, and the intersection…

Kathi Osmonson, BA

Kathi Osmonson is deputy state fire marshal and runs the Youth Firesetting Prevention and Intervention (YFPI) program for the State of Minnesota. She partners with…

Keith Streff

Keith Streff is the senior humane agent for the Animal Humane Society based in Golden Valley, Minnesota. He is a certified humane agent and licensed…

Leslie Barfknecht, LCSW

Leslie Barfknecht is a licensed clinical social worker in Minnesota and Wisconsin. She has a background in criminal justice and has spent her career working…

Lindsay Herron

Lindsay Herron is a Sergeant with the Minneapolis Police Department. She was the Animal Crimes Investigator for the city of Minneapolis for four years. In…

Nancee Blum, MSW

Nancee Blum, MSW, is a social work specialist, adjunct clinical faculty member, and researcher in the Department of Psychiatry, at the University of Iowa Carver…

Patricia Zapf, Ph.D.

Forensic and Clinical Psychologist Specializing in criminal forensic psychological evaluation, consultation, and expert testimony

Paula St John, MA

Paula St John is the Education and Community Outreach Manager with the Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance and has been with the organization for 7 years. …

Rachel Tiede, MA, MA

Rachel Tiede, MAMA is employed at Pathways Counseling Center as a Mental Health Practitioner. She is part of the Forensic Mental Health and the Illness…

Steve Breitbarth, M. Div., LMFT, CISM

Chaplain Steve Breitbarth, M. Div., LMFT, CISM, is a former Parish Pastor and has been a MN Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Grief Counselor…

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