A licensed social worker with decades of experience in government and public-facing agencies, Renata brings a wealth of knowledge and background to her role as trainer and coach for Elevate. She regularly interfaces as a liaison between community providers and Child Welfare Services with special emphasis on ensuring the safety of minors with regard to substance abuse and the opioid crisis. She has completed interviews and assessments in bio-psychoanalysis and group therapy, as well as assisting the court systems with mental health-related issues. Her specialties as a trainer center around engaging with providers and training participants so they know how to handle difficult situations involving vulnerable populations in a variety of circumstances. This includes understanding the significant social and emotional factors related to physical and mental health problems. In addition to preparing providers with the personal tools they need to respond to crisis situations, she is a strong advocate for educating participants in the available resources that can help those in need.
Trainer & Executive Coach, Elevate BDG & USA Inc. (2020 – Present); Military and Family Life Counselor, SRI – Eglin AFB (August 2019 to Present); Lead Behavioral Health Consultant NW Region, Florida Department of Children and Families (2017 – 2019); Senior Human Services Program Analyst, Florida Agency for Persons with Disabilities (APD) (2016 – 2017); MSW Clinical Intern,Chemical Addictions and Recovery Efforts (CARE) (2017); Social Worker/Case Management Intern, Gulf Coast Regional Medical Center (2016); Senior Child Protective Investigator, Florida Department of Children and Families (2015 – 2016); Child Protective Investigator, Florida Department of Children and Families (2013 – 2015); Senior Account Executive, Clear Channel Media + Entertainment (2012 -2013); Account Executive, Cumulus of Mobile (2007 – 2012); License Investigator, Mobile County, AL (2006 – 2007); Social Service Caseworker/Investigator, Department of Human Resources (2005 – 2006); Youth Service Worker, Dept. of Youth Services (2004); Public School Aide, The Learning Tree Inc (2002 – 2003)