Meet Our Trainers
Our certified instructors have had their teaching evaluated and have made a significant commitment to the theory and practice of mindfulness in education.
Victoria Hummer is the Director of Transformation at Metropolitan Ministries and is a member of the training faculty for EFFINTY Training. She has also been a Per Diem Faculty Consultant with the Sanctuary Institute at ANDRUS since 2014. She trains her home community in Tampa Bay, FL in Trauma Informed Care, Psychological First Aid, Mental Health First Aid, and Post-Traumatic Stress Management and provides evidenced-based interventions to trauma survivors.
Karrie Roller is currently the Vice President of Case Management and oversees Case Management, Housing and Employment Services at Metropolitan Ministries. She holds a Masters of Social Work from the University of South Florida and has over 26 years working in the field providing services in child welfare, kinship, homelessness, and school–related services. Since coming to MM in 2012, Karrie has grown Case Management residential and community-based programs from servicing 55 families to over 760 families annually.
Cindy is a cause driven leader who is passionate about serving others and a real champion of people. Cindy has served in the non-profit industry for over 30 years. Since 2016, she has served on the Advancement/Fundraising Team at Metropolitan Ministries. Cindy’s highest priority is her family, which includes her husband Chris and two children, Jacob and Madison.
Janelle Stewart has been a leader in Early Childhood and Healthcare training fields for over 15 years. She has served in Head Start, non-profit preschool settings and leads a bilingual training center. Janelle brings her experience into interactive trainings on trauma, compassion fatigue and mindfulness to empower those who serve.
Keri Thatcher serves as the Vice President of Human Resources for Metropolitan Ministries. After completing her Bachelors Degree in Human Resources Development at the University of Florida and her Masters in Human Resources and Industrial Relations at the University of Minnesota, Keri worked in corporate HR before transitioning to non-profit HR nine years ago. Her experience includes talent management, employee relations, and employee benefits. She leads the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion efforts at Metropolitan Ministries.
After suffering from childhood PTSD, dropping out of high school, and finding himself homeless at the age of 16, David was taken in by his best friend’s family and went on to graduate high school, marry his high school sweetheart with whom he raised two sons. He currently serves as the Director of Residential Services at Metropolitan Ministries. It was at Metropolitan Ministries that David was introduced to and developed a passion for Trauma Informed Care.