Introducing Ingrid Cockhren, ACEs Connection's new Midwest community facilitator


Please help us welcome Ingrid Cockhren as the newest member of our ACEs Connection team.

Ingrid is our new Midwest community facilitator. She comes to us with seven years of experience in ACEs science, childhood trauma, brain development and psychology. She has been working with children, adolescents and families for the last 15 years and is currently the chair of Parent and Community Education of ACE Nashville, a collective impact ACEs initiative. She is a psychology professor at Tennessee State University and an advisor for Vanderbilt Translational Research Department.

Ingrid joins an ACEs Connection team of 14 others united by a mission to accelerate the international ACEs movement by bringing cross-sector communities and individual ACE champions together to prevent ACEs, heal trauma, and build resilience.

ACEs Connection is led by founder, publisher and CEO  Jane Ellen Stevens; Gail Kennedy, community lead; and Samantha Sangenito, data and sustainability lead.

Ingrid joins four community facilitators (Karen Clemmer of Northern CA, Donielle Prince of the San Francisco/Bay Area of CA, Carey Sipp of the Southeast US Region, and Cissy White of the Northeast US Region); Alicia Doktor, network manager; Elizabeth Prewitt, policy analyst; Laurie Udesky, journalist and community manager of ACEs in Pediatrics; Morgan Vien, resources manager; Val Krist, graphic artist; Sylvia Paull, strategic advisor; and Dana Brown, organizational liaison.

Ingrid, it's great to have you as part of our team!



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Michael Spellman posted:

Ingrid, do you travel around the Midwest meeting with ACEs Connection members?  If so, will you be in the Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota, area any time soon?

I do travel to meet with members involved in ACEs initiatives throughout the Midwest & TN. I don’t have plans to travel to MN at this moment but I’m open to attending events or meetings in MN. Please email me at

Welcome, Ingrid, to an organization that is bringing hope and resilience to millions of people in this world, and as a result making this world a better place for our future children. Looking forward to meeting you.