Cynthia Shackelford has work for PLC for eleven years. Her current post is as a Bilingual RFP II (Trainer). She also currently serves as a Bilingual Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Facilitator here for PLC. Personal and Professional lived experiences motivate her passion for Diversity and ongoing curiosity about relevant themes-Multigenerational Trauma, Resilience, and Post Trauma Growth. She trained (T4T) under Dr. Joy Degruy, author of Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome: America’s Legacy of Enduring Injury and Healing. She is a certified Enneagram Facilitator for DEI, having trained under Dr. Deborah Threadgill Egerton, author of Know Justice Know Peace.
Previous related roles in other agencies include: Mental Health Counselor, Treatment Planning Coordinator on a locked psychiatric unit, Administrative Director of the Forensic Mental Health Association of California, and Forensic Interpreter/Translator (Spanish) in Forensic Mental Health.
Her undergraduate work (UCLA) is in psychology and Spanish. Post undergraduate work, she completed training as a Forensic Interpreter/Translator (UCLA ext.). She is currently taking course work in Advanced Leadership Skills (UCLA ext.).