CVT Staff Stories

CVT staff are from countries all over the world, and they work in our locations on three continents. With expertise in disciplines running from psychotherapy, physiotherapy, social work, research, fundraising, logistics to administration and more, CVT staff are dedicated to the healing of those who have survived torture. Here are some of their stories:

Maisoon Al-Bukhari, senior physiotherapist, CVT Jordan - Helping Torture Survivors with Fear as Well as Pain

Medhanye Alem, counselor, CVT Ethiopia - Helping Clients Come 'Back to the World of the Living'

Islam Al-Aqeel, senior psychosocial counselor, CVT Jordan - Turning the Lights Back on for Torture Survivors

Ahmad Al-Shouly, social services coordinator, CVT Jordan - Key Social Services for Survivors of Torture

Walaa Awwad, senior physiotherapist, CVT Jordan - Heal and You Will be Healed

Collins Echesa, physiotherapist, CVT Nairobi - Creating a Safe Space for the LGBTI Community in Nairobi

Yohannes Asmelash Embaye, psychosocial counselor, CVT Ethiopia - Encouraging Refugees to Come to CVT for Care

Dawit Ermias, psychosocial counselor, CVT Ethiopia - Children Survivors – Encouraging Healing in the Very Young

Sarah Farah, field coordinator, CVT Dadaab - The Lives of Women in Dadaab

Mussie Abel Fissehaye, psychosocial counselor, CVT Ethiopia - Joy is Key for Healing Children

Frezgi Gebrekristos, counselor, CVT Ethiopia - The Cycle of Healing for Survivors of Torture

Edna Gicovi, psychosocial counselor, CVT Nairobi - “Inside, we’re deeply wounded” – Friendship and Healing for Congolese and Burundian Girls

Berihu Hadgu, counselor, CVT Ethiopia - Leaving Isolation at Home – Helping Survivors Heal

Amal Hassan, Somali community liaison, St. Paul Healing Center - Refugees Share Common Values with Americans, As Americans

Hani Hattab, technical support & IT specialist, CVT Jordan - A Voice from IT: The Importance of Meaningful Work

Shorouq Jabari, physiotherapist, CVT Jordan - Physiotherapy Helps Individuals and Communities

Raed Jaradat, physiotherapist, CVT Jordan - Building Clients’ Trust Through Physiotherapy

Mohamed Jelani, psychosocial counselor, CVT Ethiopia - Knowledge of Culture as Part of Healing

Aregawi Kahsay, administration/HR officer, CVT Ethiopia - Working as Part of a Team to Help Survivors of Torture

Abbey Kanzer, psychotherapist and trainer, St. Paul Healing Center - Torture Survivors Rebuilding Lives Despite Unknown Futures

Jepkemoi Kibet, physiotherapist/trainer, CVT Nairobi - Helping Physiotherapists Examine the Ways Torture Survivors Think About Pain

Esayas Kiflom, program evaluation officer, CVT Ethiopia - The Numbers Tell Torture Survivors' Stories of Healing

Julie Krause, expert psychotherapist/trainer, CVT Ethiopia - Mandalas for Inspiration and Healing at CVT Ethiopia

Tarek Lamouchi, Tunisia New Tactics field & training development officer - New Attitudes and New Tactics Create Real Change in Tunisia

Veronica Laveta, clinical advisor for mental health, CVT Jordan - Jordan Counseling Series, a multi-part series covering a 10-week counseling cycle at CVT Jordan.

Gabriele Marini, psychotherapist/field representative, CVT Uganda - Why Do We Do Counseling?

Luca Modenesiclinical advisor for mental health, - Meeting Clients Where They Live

Luca Modenesi, psychotherapist/trainer, CVT Jordan - The Power of Empathy – Working With Those Who Have Suffered the Worst

Job Onyango, psychotherapist/trainer, CVT Ethiopia - Extending Rehabilitative Care to the Youngest Survivors of Torture and War Atrocities

Paul Orieny, senior clinical advisor for mental health, CVT St. Paul - A Child's Right to Rehabilitation

Mohammed Qtaishat, physiotherapist, CVT Jordan - Physiotherapy to Help Torture Survivors in Their Darkest Hours

Haftay Hindeya Reda, counselor, CVT Ethiopia, Balance and Healing for Survivors of Torture and Trauma

Andom Redae, psychosocial counselor, CVT Ethiopia, Helping Refugee Trauma Survivors Begin New Lives

Kristi Rendahl, organizational development advisor, CVT St. Paul, - Going Where Torture Survivors Need CVT: Assessing Global Locations

Brynn Smith, clinic manager, St. Paul Healing Center - The Many Roles of Social Workers

Bereket Tadesse, counseling supervisor, CVT Ethiopia - Even the Youngest Survivors Move Beyond Their Problems

Abeba Kahday Tesfankiel, psychosocial counselor, CVT Ethiopia - When People Know Help is Available, They Show Up

Habteab Tsegay, psychosocial counselor, CVT Ethiopia - The Results of Healing Tell the Story

Fisseha Micheale Tassow, interpreter/cultural liaison, CVT Ethiopia- Translation is More Than Words for Survivors of Traumatic Experiences

Girmalew Teklu, finance/HR officer, CVT Ethiopia - Everyone Can Make a Difference, No Matter Where You Work

Dawit Weldab, psychosocial counselor, CVT Ethiopia - Clients Rebuilding Their Lives and Reshaping Their Futures

Daniel Welday, psychosocial counselor, CVT Ethiopia - Survivors of Torture Build New Lives

Mohammad Abu Yaman, senior physiotherapist, CVT Jordan - Finding the Most Effective Ways to Help Children Affected by War

Asfaw Woldeyohannes Zegeye, logistics officer, CVT Ethiopia - Strengthening the Network of Support for Refugees

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