Theresa Wardle, LCSW

A tenured professional, Theresa has worked in the therapeutic adolescent industry for more than 15 years as a field instructor, clinician and for many years, she successfully operated her own home program for struggling adolescent girls.

 

As Director of Admissions at Boulder Creek Academy in Bonners Ferry, Idaho, Theresa’s supportive and non-judgmental approach combined with her understanding of adolescent development and behavior guides her work with families.

 

Theresa holds a Master's degree in Social Work from Walla Walla College and a Bachelor's degree in Social Work from the University of Montana. She is a licensed Clinical Social Worker. Theresa and her husband are parents to a daughter and twins – one boy and one girl.

Board of Advisors

Katy Haber, MBE – Filmmaker/Humanitarian

 

Katy has worked in the film & television industries for over thirty years, and is a founding member of The British Academy of Film and Television Arts in Los Angeles (BAFTA/LA) where she served on the board for 23 years.

 

A driving force humanitarian aimed at the betterment of communities and their youth, Katy spearheaded several groundbreaking initiatives as BAFTA’s Outreach Committee Chairwoman. The Helen Keller Park screening program, tabbed by the LA Times as a lynchpin to gang abatement, brought Hollywood films and filmmakers to south central LA.

 

Katy has been active in leadership positions with: Inner City Shakespeare Ensemble, The Association for the Recovery of Children (ARC), The Dome Village Transitional Homeless Community, and, co-founded the Compton Cricket Club, comprised of the homeless and former gang members, that have toured the UK and Australia as global ambassadors, as well as served as role models in their respective neighborhoods.

 

Katy has received numerous awards for her services to the community, including the Martin Luther King ‘Keeper of the Dream’ Award and she has been designated MBE (Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) in her native England for her contributions to the arts and sciences working with charitable and welfare organizations.

Jeff Scott, LPC

Jeff is a Licensed Professional Counselor in both North Carolina and Georgia. Jeff is also certified as an NCC. Jeff began his career in therapeutic programming with an internship at Aspen Achievement Academy in the summer of 1994. From there, he spent a year at the Provo Canyon School followed by a year at Heritage School. Jeff spent two years in Samoa at Coral Reef Academy. 

Prior to joining the Second Nature Wilderness Programs team, Jeff spent three years in wilderness therapy at SUWS of the Carolinas. Jeff joined the clinical team at Second Nature Blue Ridge in 2003, making him the longest tenured clinician at Second Nature!

Jeff Scott received his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Florida. Jeff then entered the graduate program in Counselor Education and received his Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling, also from the University of Florida. 

Susan Finkelstein, MD

Dr. Finkelstein is an ABMS Board Certified psychiatrist, specializing in child and adolescent psychiatry.  She is the former Director of Adolescent Psychiatry at Four Winds Hospital in Boca Raton, FL, and former Head of Child/Adolescent Psychiatry at Silver Hill Hospital in New Canaan, CT.  

She received her medical training at the State University of New York at Buffalo, and completed her adult psychiatry residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital in New York City, with a child fellowship at the Hospital’s Cornell Westchester Division.  

 

Dr. Finkelstein is currently in full-time private practice in Westport, CT.

Our Advisors bring expertise in areas of:

   ✓ Adolescent Psychology   

   ✓ Special Education

   ✓ Developmental Therapy

   ✓ Related Disciplines

The Board advises Program Development and Presenter Selection.

 

Advisors:

  • Meira Blaustein, WFF

  • Susan Finkelstein, MD 

  • Julie Goldman, Filmmaker

  • Katy Haber, MBE

  • Jeff Scott, LPC              

  • Theresa Wardle, LCSW  

Meira Blaustein, WFF

Meira Blaustein is the Co-founder / Executive Director / Head Programmer of the Woodstock Film Festival (WFF). The festival was launched in 2000 and soon became one of the most respected and influential regional film festivals in the US. Blaustein has been running it ever since its inception.

 

As an international consultant, Blaustein also co-founded and developed the Cabo International Film Festival in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. The festival developed into what is now the Baja International Film Festival.  In 2014, Blaustein consulted and mentored the emerging film community at the Faroe Islands, situated in the North Atlantic Ocean, and most recently served as Head Consultant for the first annual Bhutan International Film Festival, set in the Himalayan country of Bhutan.

 

Blaustein has over twenty years of experience in filmmaking, writing, producing, and directing numerous projects including the full-length documentary, For Love of Julian, about a multiply handicapped child. She is currently in development on a number of non-fiction and fiction feature length films as well as short anthologies. As a writer Blaustein covered film, film festivals, and related events for daily and monthly publications including Indiewire, Poughkeepsie Journal and i-D Magazine. She has served as juror, speaker, mentor, and panelist at a variety of film festivals and special events in Norway, England, Israel, Texas, Utah, Florida, and New York (city and state).

Julie Goldman, Filmmaker

Julie Goldman founded Motto Pictures in 2009. She is an Oscar nominated and Emmy Award-­winning producer and executive producer of documentary feature films. Julie is producer of Life, Animated and executive producer of Weiner, both of which premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival. Life, Animated won the U.S. Documentary Directing Award, was released by The Orchard, and has been nominated for the 2017 Academy Award. 

 

Weiner won the U.S. Documentary Grand Jury Prize, was released by IFC Films & Showtime, and was shortlisted for the 2017 Academy Award.  In 2016, Julie also produced and executive produced features including: The Music of StrangersIndian PointSolitaryEnlighten UsSouthwest of Salem, and Chicken People. Previously, she executive produced Best of Enemies and several Emmy-nominated films: 3½ Minutes , The Kill TeamArt and Craft, and 1971. Julie produced Gideon’s ArmyManhunt, the Oscar shortlisted God Loves UgandaThe Great Invisible, the Oscar shortlisted Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry, and Buck, which was Oscar shortlisted and one of 2011’s top five grossing documentaries.

 

Julie consulted on the Academy Award-winning The Cove and produced the Oscar shortlisted Sergio. Julie is on the Board of the Producers Guild of America (PGA) and a member of Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS).

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