The Trauma Survivors Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation in the State of Delaware. The money raised through donations from caring individuals goes directly to providing services at a national level. Anyone and everyone is affected by trauma and crisis. We want to help those who need our support.
The Trauma Survivors Foundation seeks to improve the lives of children and families who have experienced a traumatic event by providing mental health services through a network of trained trauma therapists. The Trauma Survivors Foundation grants scholarships to high school and college seniors who are seeking careers in the mental health field in order to promote further research into trauma psychology. The Trauma Survivors Foundation helps firefighters, police and EMS with scholarships to attend ICISF (International Critical Incident Stress Foundation) approved training classes. The Trauma Survivors Foundation trains emergency service personnel to provide crisis intervention when a traumatic event occurs.
We need your help to grow and expand our reach to trauma survivors. From a motor vehicle accident or house fire to a line of duty injury or natural disaster, trauma can come in many forms but the pain is always real. By providing crisis intervention and mental health counseling to affected children and families, we give them hope and the ability to move beyond the traumatic event.
We need your help to educate our future trauma therapists and crisis interventionists. By providing scholarships and mentor programs, we want to help students realize their potential as a trauma therapist so they can help traumatized children and families.
We need your help to train emergency services personnel in crisis intervention in order for them to support other emergency services workers during a traumatic incident.
Dennis Carradin is a Licensed Professional Counselor of Mental Health, a Nationally Certified Counselor, a Board Certified Expert in Traumatic Stress, and a Diplomate for the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress.
Currently, he is the Executive Director of New Perspectives, Inc., a private counseling agency in Delaware, and has served on the faculty of Penn State University, Brandywine Campus, for 15 years. He is a Vice President and Principal Consultant for SSC Consulting. Dennis is a trained trainer for Crisis Care Network and serves on three international trauma firms.
Dennis is a former Nationally Registered Emergency Medical Technician and a former Emergency Medical Technician with the state of Delaware. He is a former volunteer Fire Fighter and serves as a LAST member for the National Fallen Firefighter Foundation in conjunction with the National Fire Academy. He is the clinical director and team coordinator of the New Castle County CISM team and serves as the State CISM Chairman for the Delaware Volunteer Fireman's Association. Dennis is the President elect and an active member of the Wilmington West Rotary Club. He is also listed in the National Center for Crisis Management’s directory of expert witnesses and premiere speakers bureau.
He has attended Millersville University, Temple University and Walden University. Dennis has conducted numerous debriefings in domestic as well as international disasters, shootings, bombings, bank robberies, corporate incidents, school disasters, and Fire, EMS, Police tragedies. He has responded to several national disasters including, but not limited to, the attacks on the WTC in NYC, Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Sandy relief efforts, Sandy Hook Elementary School Shootings, The Boston Marathon Bombings and the Navy Yard shootings.
Lyn Feldbaumer | Vice President
Lyn Feldbaumer is a Community
Relations Liaison for MeadowWood Behavioral Health Systems in New Castle,
Delaware. She has worked in the Mental
Health field for over 11 years. First
serving as a Drug and Alcohol counselor where she earned her Certified
Associate Addiction certification.
Presently Lyn works in the Marketing Department of the hospital
providing training and business development.
She is a past Board Member of New Directions, an organization providing
education and support to those suffering with mental illnesses. Also, as a past Vice President of Military
and Community Partners, Lyn worked closely with members of the Armed Forces and
their families who encountered difficult times due to multiple deployments. Lyn has been a member of the Critical
Incident Stress Management team for 8 years and also serves as a Board Member
of the Trauma Survivors Foundation. Lyn
is very proud of the work she does with these various groups helping all to
attain a better quality of life.
Kristin Maloney | Secretary
Kristin Maloney is a Licensed Professional Counselor of
Mental Health, a Nationally Certified Counselor, and a Certified Co-Occurring
Disorders Professional. She graduated from the University of Delaware and
Wilmington University. She started her career as a therapist 8 years ago and is
currently working at New Perspectives, Inc., a private counseling agency in
Delaware. Kristin works with both children and adults and individuals, couples,
and families who are having difficulty coping with post traumatic stress,
substance abuse, depression, anxiety, and many other mental health concerns. She
is a member in good standing with the American Counseling Association.
Harold Bozeman | Sergeant at Arms
Harold Bozeman is a sworn member of the Wilmington Police
Department since Sept 30, 1996 and was promoted to Sgt. Feb 22, 2013. He currently
serves as the team and training coordinator for the WPD CISM team and is a
long-time volunteer with the New Castle County Public Safety CISM team.
Harold is a negotiator and team leader with the Wilmington
Police Crisis Management / Hostage Negotiations Team since April 2012 and Team
Leader / Supervisor Wilmington Police Honor Guard
In March 2013, He was appointed to serve as the team and training
coordinator for the Wilmington PD Crisis Intervention Team. His team is
currently staffed by 14 members. After completing his initial CIT
training he was invited to sit on the Law Enforcement Advisory Board at NAMI DE
and the State of Delaware CIT training committee.
Harold is a COPT Certified Police Instructor and has been
developing and presenting various curricula, to include CISM, weapons of mass
destruction response, hostage negotiations, and incident response to terrorist
bombings for the Wilmington Police Academy since 2005. He is an
instructor for the Office of Domestic Preparedness, certified through the
New Mexico Institute for Science and Technology and Louisiana State University,
to present their material for Incident Response to Terrorist Bombings, Law
Enforcement Protective Measures, Law Enforcement Response to WMD Incidents, and
Prevention and Response to Suicide Bombing Incidents.
Harold is a certified Field Training Officer,
trained through Pennsylvania State University. He attended the Penn State
Police Officer Supervisor Initial Training and the FBI's Law Enforcement
Executive Development Academy for Police Supervisors as well as their Command
Leadership School. He has been on the FOP Lodge #1 board of directors since
August 2008 and was elected President of the Lodge in October 2013.
His primary job is supervisor to the Business Improvement
Districts patrol unit, a nine-officer team counting myself. In that capacity
he provides safety training and talks to members of the business community and
sit on the Security Managers Boards for the Downtown Wilmington Business
Improvement District and the Riverfront Wilmington Business Improvement
Harold has been honored with the following:
Four Distinguished Service awards (WPD)
Three Outstanding Service awards (WPD)
Two Merit Lifesaving awards (WPD)
Two Mothers Against Drunk Driving Achievement Awards
New Castle County Police Commendation for Bravery
Jefferson Award for Public and Community Service
Carl Pace | Director
Carl Pace is a local entrepreneur who owns several business
in the Middletown area. He was previously employed by New Castle County
as a Deputy Sheriff, where he was educated and trained in the interaction of
persons with mental health issues. Carl was then assigned to investigate
and apprehend individuals with mental health warrants; once located he was then
tasked with safely transporting the subject to a mental health facility for
evaluation. Currently, he works with new police officers at the Delaware
State Police Academy on the recognition of persons with mental health issues
and the appropriate resolutions to their interactions.
Carl has been a member of the Delaware State Fire Service
since 1998. He has served the Christiana Fire Company a member of their
Board of Directors, an EMS Officer, Junior Advisor, firefighter and emergency
medical technician. Christiana Fire Company has honored Carl in the
past by presenting him with their esteemed “Member of the Year” award.
Carl has long seated roots in the community and to public
service. He has spent countless hours working with non-profit
organizations that support the homeless, disabled and others in need. As a
result of his community involvement, Carl has been the nominee and recipient of
a multitude of community service awards to include the prestigious Jefferson
Award for Community Service.
As a nod to his vast dedication to being a public servant,
Carl is currently running a campaign for election to the Delaware State Senate
in the 14 Senate District.
Matthew Roseborough | Committee Chairman
Matt began his carrier in emergency services in 1998 when he joined the Cheswold Volunteer Fire Company. In 1999, he became one of the first 1000 EMTs in the state to become certified as a Nationally registered EMT-B. He also completing numerous fire training classes at the Delaware State Fire School. He has volunteered countless hours providing emergency medical care and fire/rescue services. Matt has held the following leadership positions for the company: Assistant Ambulance Crew Chief, Ambulance Crew Chief, Company Secretary, Vice-President and Company President. Matt was elected President of the Kent County Ambulance Association in 2003. In the early summer of 1999, Matt began working as a 911 dispatcher for the Rehoboth Beach Police and Fire Company. He became a certified Emergency Medical Dispatcher and received extensive training regarding the laws of the State and City of Rehoboth Beach ordnances. In October of 2000, he started working full time as a 911 police dispatcher for the Dover Police Department.
During his tenure with Dover PD, he received the following awards: Civilian of the Quarter for the second quarter of 2001, Civilian of the Quarter for the fourth quarter of 2005 and Civilian of the year for 2005. He was awarded for Perfect Attendance in 2005 and also received a Loyal Service Award. Matt was nominated and awarded “Telecommunicator of the Year” in 2004 by APCO International (Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials) and “runner up” for the year 2006. In April of 2005, Matt received a Unit Citation from APCO International. He received training at the Delaware State Police Academy for crisis calls such as a barricaded subject, hostage negotiation and suicidal subjects. Matt is proudest of the citation he was awarded for a pre-hospital life save in 2008, while working as an EMT in the City of Wilmington.
Matt has been a member of the Delaware Critical Incident Stress Management team since 2013. He is currently serving on the Board of Directors for the Trauma Survivors Foundation as Committee Chairman.
Susan Merring | Director
has been a member of the Delaware State Fire Service since 2002. She was
an active member of the Odessa Fire Company where she served as president, as
well as secretary and a member of the Board of Directors until relocating with
her family. Since 2005, Susan has been an active member of the Five
Points Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary, serving as president and treasurer.
She is presently a member of their Board of Directors.
is a graduate of Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York with degree in
Banking, Finance and Investments. She began her career working on
specialized programs for the US Air Force in data management. She
eventually left work to relocate to the United Kingdom with her husband, at the
time an active duty member of the US Air Force, where they lived for three
years before relocating to Texas and eventually Delaware. For the past 14
years, until her recent retirement, she worked in office administration and
accounting for an HVAC corporation.
not spending time with her family, Susan devotes her time to helping out within
her community through various fundraising organizations and activities.
Thomas J. D'Alessandro III | Treasurer
Tom D'Alessandro is a financial
services executive with a diverse background, leading organizations through
transformational change, evolution and growth. He has experience building,
developing and leading motivated international cross-functional collaborative
teams that provide legendary service and consistently exceed expectations. He
has taken on progressively more strategic roles in Strategic Sourcing, Vendor
Management, Risk, Operations, Quality Assurance, Corporate Development, Product
Management, Marketing, Payments, Systems Administration, and Human Resources
during his career. Tom is currently
Senior Vice President - Head of Supplier Risk and Performance Management with
TD Bank, with offices in Mount Laurel, New Jersey and Toronto, Ontario.
Tom is a Life Member of the
Christiana Fire Company in Newark, Delaware.
He was an active member for over 20 years as a firefighter and
Nationally Registered Emergency Medical Technician – Basic. Tom led a number of Committees and was
elected to a number of offices with Christiana, including President, Vice
President & Board Chair, Director, Public Information Officer and
Treasurer. Tom was President of the New
Castle County Volunteer Firefighters Association in 2005 and has represented
the Delaware Volunteer Firefighters Association on the Delaware Emergency
Medical Services Oversight Council [DEMSOC].
He has served as Treasurer of the Delaware Children's Fire Safety
Foundation and as a Director with the Delaware Center for Justice.
Tom earned a Bachelor’s of
Business Administration degree in Human Resources Administration from Temple
University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and completed the Consumer Bankers
Association Graduate School of Retail Bank Management at the University of
Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Alexa Malish | Director
Michael Malish | Director
Faye Dube | Ethics Committee Chairperson
Faye Dube is a Licensed Professional Counselor of Mental Health, Nationally Certified Counselor, as well as a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor. She graduated from Pace University with a Master’s in Mental Health Counseling in December 2011 and has had the opportunity to work with clientele of all ages with a wide range of needs. She has intensely worked in the field of addiction utilizing treatments specific for co-occurring disorders and trauma. She has worked closely with families and have a strong understanding of the dynamics associated with mental illness and substance abuse. Additionally, through her inpatient and private practice work she has been able to work with children, adolescents and those struggling with more complex mental health concerns.