NARM Training Institute Staff


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Alisa Sponseller (She / Her)

Business & Community Development Coordinator

Alisa Sponseller brings a decade of dedicated customer service expertise to her role as Business & Community Development Coordinator. With a passion for helping individuals feel supported and empowered, Alisa is committed to guiding those who seek to explore the transformative journey of healing developmental trauma with NARM (NeuroAffective Relational Model).

“In every aspect of this work, I approach it with genuine compassion and empathy. My driving force is the desire to ensure that anyone looking to dive deeper into NARM discovers the personalized support and guidance they deserve. Thank you for allowing me to be a part of this journey with you.”


Audri Clubine (She / Her)

Operations & Systems Coordinator

Audri Clubine is Operations and Systems Coordinator at NARM. With her background in biological sciences and psychology, she is proud to be working with an organization that she truly believes in. She is eager to support the NARM community.

“Being a part of NARM and its impactful mission is a privilege. I love getting to learn the material and interact with the community. I am excited to continue my own personal and professional growth alongside our amazing team.”


Becki Lanter (She / Her)

Operations Manager

Becki Lanter is Operations Manager for the NARM Training Institute.She brings years of experience managing operations teams in higher education. With a background in engineering, Becki enjoys a balance of working with people and processes to successfully execute plans and projects.

“I'm drawn to work that allows me to use my operations management skills in support of a greater mission. The work the NARM Training Institute is doing to advance individual and collective change through the healing of developmental trauma is incredibly important in the world. I'm thrilled to be part of the team engaged in this work.”



Brad Kammer (He / Him)

Training Director

Brad Kammer, LMFT, LPCC, SEP, NMT is the Training Director and Senior Trainer for the NARM Training Institute. Brad helped NARM creator Dr. Laurence Heller establish the NARM Training Institute and has been responsible for the development of the NARM training programs including the 4 levels of NARM Training, the Inner Circle, and webinar series; training curriculum; faculty and training assistant programs; diversity, inclusion and belonging (DIB) efforts; outreach; and is the executive producer of the Transforming Trauma podcast. He has a passion for cultivating a professional learning community that provides accessibility to ongoing training opportunities and mentorship to a diverse group of mental health and other helping professionals in their work with complex trauma. Brad is also the co-author with Dr. Laurence Heller of “The Practical Guide to Healing Developmental Trauma: Using the NeuroAffective Relational Model to Address Adverse Childhood Experiences and Resolve Complex Trauma.”

“I am deeply grateful to be part of such a heartful community of passionate helping professionals dedicated to healing trauma for individuals and communities around the world. My work is focused on bringing NARM to individuals, communities and organizations with the intention for supporting the healing of complex trauma as a pathway to personal and collective transformation”


Emily Scott (She / Her)

CE Coordinator and Project Specialist

Emily Scott is the CE Coordinator and Project Specialist for the NARM Training Institute. Emily comes to NARM with experience as a former licensed mental health counselor who worked largely with clients with developmental and spiritual trauma backgrounds. Emily also has a professional background in higher education administrative and accreditation work, which informs her current work with NARM's continuing education pursuits and special projects. She is passionate about all people becoming more trauma-informed in their work, which makes her excited to be working with the NARM team.

“As a professional counselor, I experienced many of the struggles and heartaches that plague current mental health professionals. In coming to know and understand more about NARM, I believe that it's a model that is invaluable to the work of healing the world while not hurting ourselves in the process. I'm excited to have the opportunity to support this important work and continue to carry NARM to all those who need it!”

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Lisa DePaulis (She / Her)

Training Manager

Lisa DePaulis is the Training Coordinator at the NARM Training Institute. Lisa brings unique expertise in communication and problem-solving. Her previous roles in higher education and human resources coupled with a degree in mental health counseling facilitate a smooth transition into the Training Coordinator role. She has a passion for helping others and is eager to support faculty, training assistants, students, as well as her NARM team.

“I genuinely enjoy learning about NARM and to be part of something so impactful is a gift. I am grateful to be surrounded by a team whose passion is healing complex trauma; a vehicle for transformation on a personal and collective level.”


Olga Piontkowski (She / Her)

Business & Community Development Manager

Olga Piontkowski is the Business & Community Development Manager at the NARM Training Institute. With a graduate degree in psychology and experience in conflict management, she's passionate about building relationships and improving organizational processes, which fits well with her role supporting the NARM Training Institute's community of helping professionals.

“I am deeply privileged to contribute to an organization of such profound purpose. Throughout my journey, I've consistently recognized that our capacity to connect lies at the heart of personal well-being. I count myself fortunate to work for a cause I wholeheartedly endorse, alongside an exceptional and supportive team!”

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Stefanie Klein (She / Her)

Assistant Training Director

Stefanie Klein, LCSW, SEP, NMT is the Assistant Training Director and Trainer for the NARM Training Institute. Along with teaching our Level 1 Online Basics Training, Stefanie has been involved in many aspects of supporting the development of the Institute and its programs. Her focus as Assistant Training Director has been on co-creating and supporting our Training Assistant Program. She is inspired by the power of the NARM approach to not only bring healing to individuals, groups and communities impacted by complex trauma, but to also provide a framework for helping professionals to create a healthier and more sustainable relationship to their professional roles.

“After decades of supporting the healing of individuals in clinical practice, it is an honor to be able to shift my focus to supporting the learning and growth of other clinicians through this powerful model”.