Kathy Hart and Erin Reed


Kathryn Hart, MA, Director of Professional Training & Coaching and Senior Trainer, travels throughout North America providing trauma and resilience training to agencies and schools. She also provides leadership to the Starr team.

She has dedicated her 25-year career to helping children and families in a variety of capacities. Her experience with youth and family services have encompassed both clinical and administrative roles. 

She has over 17 years of experience training at Starr Commonwealth in a variety of subjects, including behavior management techniques, trauma and resilience training, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and has been a Certified Trauma Practitioner for 8 years. She has also been a program administrator in public and private residential settings and worked with IT to implement and manage electronic health records organization wide. 

Kathy has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Bowling Green State University and a Master’s Degree in Professional Counseling from Liberty University.


Erin Reed, Senior Trainer, has spent the past 6 years working as an academic and behavioral interventionist in elementary and middle schools. She is passionate about creating environments, and nurturing practices that best serve children, families, and communities. She has trained in school based mindfulness practice, and has developed curriculum for mindfulness practices in the classroom and led workshops in mindfulness for adults and children. Erin began her journey with mindfulness 22 years ago. She is a graduate of The Evergreen State College where she studied mind/body practices, and multi-cultural counseling.