Amy Scheel-Jones brings depth and breadth of experience to capacity building and change management strategies. In her work as a School Counselor, Amy spent 10 years developing expertise in practical approaches to prevention, resiliency and fostering well-being that is now applied across sectors.  A committed youth and family advocate and systems thinker, Amy has consistently applied these core principles to accelerate practice transformation efforts   in educational settings, behavioral health system planning, and cross-sector community impact efforts.  The core of her work includes sustainable system transformation grounded in trauma-responsive principles, positive youth development, and resilience enhancement with an equity focus.   Specifically, Amy oversees the Consortium on Trauma, Illness & Grief in Schools (TIG), a regional collaboration of comprehensive training and integrated crisis response network serving participating districts for 20 years.  Areas of focus include training and consultation on the impact of childhood adversities (ACEs), trauma-responsive practices, resilience development, behavioral health system transformation, suicide, strategic planning for crisis response, and change management for school-based initiatives. She is a contributing editor to the Reaching Teens Toolkit 2nd edition (, where she created a portal for education professionals aligned with SEL competencies.  She received her BS in Human Development and Family Studies at Cornell University followed by her MS in Education in Counseling from SUNY Brockport.