Board of Directors

Staci Emerson

Ph.D., Clinical Psychology: Fuller Graduate School of Psychology
MA, Theology Comparative Religion and Liberation Theology)
MA, Psychology: Fuller Grad School of Psychology

Staci began her career working in residential treatment for foster and transitional youths. Staci's Bachelor’s thesis examined the role of substance abuse in the generational impoverishment of educational, occupational, and mobility opportunities of youths. 

Staci's doctoral dissertation contributed some of the first actualized research in the area of shame and its role in the development of adolescent aggression and violence, both towards self and society. The curriculum she developed for shame-reduction group therapy was utilized in junior and high schools throughout the US. 

Staci is a Clinical Psychologist, having practiced in community mental health centers, the Long Beach VA hospital, and private practice in numerous Los Angeles locations for over 20 years. She specializes in adolescent and young adult life issues, as well as holistic health, particularly cancer and autoimmune disorders, for all ages. 

On the organizational side of things, Staci is an HR Change Management Consultant and Performance/Engagement Coach. I’m currently working on publishing a psychometric tool to take the guesswork out of performance assessments and several DEI personality traits and best practices. 

In addition, Staci is documentary filmmaker. Her second film, Hidden Star, about death, grief, and love is currently undergoing distribution contract negotiations. She is also in pre-production for a third film that will document existential wisdom through the extraordinary life of a famous music producer.

Staci is the proud, but overworked, mother of 2, one heading to high school from IVA middle school and the other in college.