As Director of Trauma-Responsive Care and TIG for CCSI, Amy Scheel-Jones brings depth and breadth of experience to capacity building and change management strategies. Her early work as a School Counselor allowed her to develop expertise in practical approaches to prevention, resiliency, and fostering well-being that is now applied across sectors. A committed advocate and systems thinker, Amy has consistently applied these core principles to accelerate practice transformation efforts in educational settings, behavioral health system planning, and cross-sector impact efforts at both state and community levels. The core of her work includes sustainable system transformation grounded in trauma-responsive principles, positive youth development, and resilience enhancement with an equity focus. Specifically, Amy oversees TIG, promoting improved skills in areas of trauma, illness, and grief through comprehensive training and the establishment of integrated crisis response networks with K-12 and Higher Education partners. As the inaugural lead facilitator, Amy helped develop and establish the NYS Trauma-Informed Network and is an Approved Instructor with the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation (ICISF). Through high quality consultation and training on trauma-responsive approaches, resilience development, and mental health and well-being, she focuses on direct pathways for participants to apply their learning in daily life and work. Amy is a contributing editor to the Reaching Teens Toolkit 2nd edition (, where she created an online portal for education professionals aligned with SEL competencies. She received her BS in Human Development and Family Studies at Cornell University, followed by her MS in Education in Counseling from SUNY Brockport.