Lisa Collins received her EdD from Lewis & Clark. Her scholarship has focused on racial trauma and in her dissertation she conducted an autoethnography of the experiences of a Black female educator in predominantly white districts. Dr. Collins has 27 years of experience in education, including both building and district-level leadership. Her consultation work and presentations have focused on wellness for equity, trauma awareness and response, and culturally responsive school leadership.
Lisa is a professional who provides healing frameworks to a world in need. Dr. Collins specializes in racial healing for people of color and non-people of color. She utilizes her life coaching from Conscious Freedom and spirituality to provide acceptance and space for connectedness and oneness in a world that needs it so much.
Areas of Expertise
Racial Healing, Strategies for Trauma Awareness and Resilience (STAR), Developmental Individual Relationship Model (DIR), Racial Healing Life Coaching, Organizational Culture
Racial Healing: A Consciousness Journey Through Autoethnography (2021)
TEDx Talks Healing From Racial Trauma, March 2022
Wellness As The Foundation of Community Keynote, Oregon City School District Family Focus Forum, February 2022
Equity Summit 2022 Rising Together, Panelist Virtual Conference, Exploring the Intersection of Race, Equity and Mental Health, February 2022
Carnegie Foundation Summit on Improvement in Education, Poster Session, “How to Build Communities of Support for BIPOC Educators”, April 2021
Equity Wellness in Challenging Times, Oregon City Equity Conference, January 2021
Wellness for Challenging Times in Post Secondary, Portland State University, January 2021
EdD, Education in Leadership. Lewis & Clark Graduate School of Education and Counseling.