Brian Van Brunt

Dr. Brian Van Brunt has worked in the counseling field for more than 25 years, and specializes in educational counseling, behavioral intervention and support, and issues related to mental health and alcohol/substance abuse by students. He is a partner with the TNG, LLC and serves as the president of the National Association for Behavioral Intervention and Threat Assessment (NABITA). Previously, he served as director of counseling at New England College and Western Kentucky University. Dr. Van Brunt is a prolific writer, having authored numerous books, book chapters, and articles. He has additionally produced various assessment instruments, video training materials, and is a blogger and photographer during his spare time.


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Jeffrey Solomon

Jeff is a nationally recognized expert and consultant in school safety. Jeff retired from law enforcement after nearly three decades and currently serves as the Community Security Director (CSD) for the Sarasota-Manatee Counties Jewish Federation. He previously served as Vice President of Safety Initiatives at TNG, LLC and the Director of School Operations for K–12/University Division at D-Prep, Inc. Jeff has worked for the California State University Police Department and the Grant School District Police Department, six years of which he served as the Chief of Police. Jeff also served as an Interim Chief of Police for a Central Valley California city for a little over a year. In addition, he also worked as a Deputy Sheriff for the Placer County Sheriff’s Department. He is a graduate of the Senior Management Institute for Police (SMIP) at the Police Executive Research Forum, along with the LAPD’s West Point Leadership program. In 2002, he was named the “Law Enforcement Administrator of the Year” by the California School Resource Officers Association, and in 1998, he received a Meritorious Commendation Award for Life Saving while with the Grant School District Police Department.


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Nicole Morgan

Nicole Morgan is a Qualified Mental Health Professional for the Oregon Department

of Corrections, providing therapeutic services to medium and minimum security adults in custody.  She is a Licensed Professional Counselor, holding active counseling licenses in Oregon and Florida, and has worked in a variety of settings including higher education and community mental health organizations completing risk assessments and crisis intervention.

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Bethany Van Brunt

Bethany Van Brunt is a graduate of Gordon College in Wenham, MA and the CEO of Looking Glass Consulting and Design. She has worked in computer programing and currently works in marketing, editing and design. She contributed to both Understanding and Treating Incels by Drs. Van Brunt and Taylor and An Educator’s Guide to Assessing Threats in Student Writing by Van Brunt, Solomon and Lewis and designed and maintains this website.

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David Denino

David has worked in higher education and college counseling over the past several decades and is Director Emeritus of Counseling Services at Southern Connecticut State University. He served as the Associate Director and then Director of Counseling Services for over thirty years. He continues as an adjunct faculty member teaching in the Clinical Mental Health Program at SCSU and has been teaching graduate students for over 25 years. David is a Master Trainer of QPR and has taught the QPR curriculum for several years, and was the key person in bringing the QPR model to the state university system in Connecticut. David is a Red Cross mental health first responder and is the mental health lead for the states of Connecticut and Rhode Island. As such, he has assisted with relief efforts for hurricanes Katrina, Sandy, and Harvey as well as providing mental health support at the Sandy Hook and Las Vegas shootings.

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Lisa Pescara-Kovach

Lisa an associate professor of educational psychology at The University of Toledo

where she serves as the Director for the Center for Education in Mass Violence and Suicide and Chair of The University of Toledo Mass Violence Collaborative. She has served as the region’s Crisis Intervention Team “Fundamentals of Mental Illness” trainer since 2014 and is the co-founder and lead member of the Northwestern Ohio Critical Incident Stress Management team that assists survivors of, and first responders to, critical incidents toward preventing stress- and trauma-related outcomes. She is also on the advisory board of the Lucas County Suicide Prevention Coalition.​