Rebecca entered international philanthropic work in the year 2000 after spending 7 years in the manufacturing and technology industries respectively. She lived in Guatemala, Central America for 14 years. During that time she initiated and managed an indigenous school network which grew to reach a minimum of 350 students on a daily basis. During her tenure as project manager of an indigenous educational outreach she networked with government ministry of education officials, used existing government requirements for program development, tweaked government programs to fit indigenous environments, networked with community leaders, and adjusted assumed operation styles based on indigenous laws, customs and needs. She also hired, administered and trained locals for tax compliance, social security compliance, financial accounting compliance and international grant management to maintain a well-functioning organization. For employee team building Rebecca networked with several U.S. universities and created personnel training and development programs to improve literacy training, math skills competency, classroom management and crisis intervention as well as team building workshops. Under her tenure, the school participated in a long term educational research program (Universal Education) which included extensive personnel development. Rebecca also facilitated the doctoral dissertations of (6) Wheaton College Graduate School clinical psychology graduate students to study issues such as hope, stress and coping, bullying and socio-emotional learning. She holds a B.A. in Russian Area Studies and Economics from Knox College and an M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Wheaton College Graduate School. While a student at Wheaton College, Rebecca participated in organized research and is a published author on child spiritual formation. Her research interests include culture, trauma, justice, forgiveness, and resilience. Rebecca also studied engineering and computer technology when working in the manufacturing sector. She looks to integrate each of these areas into holistic educational endeavors.
Chelsey is a Pediatric Psychologist at The Jackson Clinic, P.A. in Jackson, TN. In the fall of 2016 she finished a postdoctoral fellowship with The University of Southern California Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (USCUCEDD) at Children’s Hospital in Los Angeles. She obtained both her MA and PsyD in clinical psychology from Wheaton College Graduate School. Her area of concentration was child clinical psychology, and her dissertation was “Hope, Connectedness, and Stress in Guatemalan Youth” completed in conjunction with a partnership between Escuela Integrada in Antigua Guatemala and Rebecca Loveall, the then director. Chelsey has publication, presentation and research experience including an international, academic year-long externship with Rebecca Loveall in Escuela Integrada in advanced research and writing. Additionally she was part of a team of students from Wheaton College that garnered first place from APA Division 52 for a poster presentation highlighting research done in Guatemala. Her clinical experience includes varied rotations and internships in hospitals, schools and community centers. Her clinical and research interests include positive psychology, developmental disabilities and pediatric psychology. Chelsey holds a B.A. from Harding University in Psychology with a minor in Vocational Ministry.