Presentations by Jada

Jada was named a subject-matter expert who trains groups in emotional wellness, leadership, and resiliency.

Jada is a licensed clinical professional counselor (LCPC) with special training in pediatric death and PTSD, and a Certified Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor. She served as the Clinical Director of Program Development for Illinois Fire Fighter Peer Support (ILFFPS) and was a Clinical Consultant for Operation Shattered Stars (OSS). The Illinois Fire Service recognized Jada as a subject-matter expert and invited her to serve on their advisory committee to develop firefighter behavioral health/emotional wellness curriculum for firefighters throughout the state of Illinois. Jada developed trainings geared toward the specific needs of various groups, including firefighters, law enforcement, retirees, police leaders, cancer patients, those suffering from PTSD, and many others. These trainings spread awareness and strengthen emotional wellness and resiliency for first responders. She was also recently invited to be the Keynote Speaker at The National Fire Academy. 

Jada is available to come present for your group on these topics:

  • Emotional Wellness

  • PTSD & Leadership

  • Suicide Prevention

These presentations can be tailored to meet the time constraints of your group. Each presentation can be 50 minutes, 90 minutes, 3 hours, or 4 hours. If you would like Jada to come speak for your first responder group, please call (630) 815-3735.

Jada has presented for:

  • 2018 FDIC

  • 2018 National Fire Academy


  • Chicago Police Department

  • 2016 and 2017 Rosecrance Florian Symposium

  • Illinois State Police in Springfield, IL.

  • Northern Kentucky Fire Fighter Peer Support

  • West Palm Beach Fire Department

  • Fire Departments of Minneapolis, St. Paul, St. Louis Park and the surrounding metro area

  • Batavia Fire Department

  • Illinois Public Pension Funds Association

  • Police Departments of Aurora, Berwyn, Countryside, Darien, Hinsdale, Oak Brook, Palos Park, Palos Heights, North Riverside, Westmont, and Woodridge, IL

  • Huntington, Indiana –  Markel FD, Roanoke FD, Huntington City FD, Huntington Dispatchers, Parkview EMS, Andrews FD, and Parkview Police

  • Florida Safety and Health Collaborative, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

  • Raleigh, North Carolina

  • Aurora Fire Academy

  • South Side FOOLS

  • Rockton Fire Department

  • Newport News, Virginia: Hanover County Fire Department, Richmond City Fire Department

  • Substance Abuse Training for ILFFPS

  • Chicago Police Department - Suicide Prevention

Jada has trained first responders in the areas of:

  • Emotional Wellness in the Fire Service

  • Emotional Wellness in Law Enforcement

  • Addiction Recovery for Peer Supporters (ILFFPS & OSS)

  • Resiliency Training

  • Retirement Small Group Workshops

  • Cancer Support

  • Leadership That Prevents PTSD

  • Incidents Involving Children

FDIC 2018

Here are some of Jada's trainings from FDIC 2018:

What is PTSD?

Guardian Leadership: A Model for First Responder Leaders