CCR is committed to making Douglas County

ACE aware, trauma- and resiliency-informed

What does this mean?

The phrase “trauma and resiliency-informed” systems change refers to an ongoing process to strengthen an organization, department, or larger system’s impact by integrating into its programs, structures, and culture a comprehensive commitment to address trauma and promote resiliency.

[Center for Collective Wisdom, Trauma and Resiliency: A Systems Change Approach, July 2017]

CCR is a collective impact effort supporting trauma-informed approaches in our community, schools, county agencies, the tribal entities and local non-profits to improve outcomes for our children, youth and families.

We believe that our extended community will benefit as we collaborate across sectors and populations to recognize the effect of trauma, and work together to transform our organizations and our community.


Marcia HALL


Marcia has been in the forefront developing and leading trauma mitigation and violence against women prevention programs for over 40 years. Marcia has a PhD, in Public Health – Health Services, and MA in Social Work/Health, a BS in Physiology and Political Science and is a Registered Nurse, RN. She was awarded a Public Service Fellowship 3 consecutive years for her doctoral studies on Military Sexual Trauma (MST). She has presented at international, national, regional conferences for both civilian and VA-DOD audiences on a variety of topics from ACEs to Addressing Trauma in Direct Care Practice Environments. Dr. Hall was the lead consultant and technical writer for the Oregon State Violence against Women Prevention Plan, a member of the Governor’s Task Force on Women Veterans Health, National Task Force on Emergency Room Care for Women, and the Oregon Domestic and Sexual Violence Task Force.

Dr. Hall developed the first Trauma Recovery Program for women Veterans in southern Oregon in the 1990s. She is passionate educator in violence prevention, intervention and response. She has engaged in diverse roles as a university instructor, healthcare provider, healthcare administrator, researcher, and lifelong advocate for community health and resiliency. She currently operates a Public Health consulting business with expertise in Public Health, Women’s Health, IPV, Veterans care and TI Organizational Development. Her current interest is the intersection of COVID 19 and social determinants of health and building resilient individual and community responses.

TRAINING EXPERTISE: Public Health – Health Care – Women’s Health:  Trauma Informed Systems; Adverse Childhood Experiences – Adverse Community Environments; Neurobiology of Trauma and Resilience; Gender Based Violence – Prevention of Violence; Military Sexual Trauma – Domestic and Sexual Violence in the Military; Adolescent Sexual Assault Prevention; Trauma and Addictions – Intersections for Prevention and Treatment



Stacy Whittington, MA, is currently the Chair of CCR and the Healthy Relationship Coordinator at Peace at Home Advocacy Center, in Roseburg, Oregon. With a passion for healthcare advocacy, especially for individuals who experience inequities in healthcare systems, she is dedicated to helping individuals learn and understand how to navigate healthcare systems. Stacy’s goals are to help healthcare systems understand the need for community based advocacy for those living with trauma, while advocating for her clients and community. Stacy has been a member of the Community Advisory Committee (CAC) advising our local Coordinated Care Organizations for seven years and has been an instructor of Human Services at UCC, and is a strong advocate for individuals on the Oregon Health Plan. She enjoys and loves spending time with her family and dogs, while escaping the stress of the world with a good book.

Stacy has co-facilitated some of the first trainings in Douglas County on Improving Healthcare Response: Adverse Childhood Experiences “ACEs”, Interpersonal Violence and Traumatic Stress, in Adult Patient Populations,What is Sanctuary; A New Operating System-7 Commitments- Community Meeting; Trauma Informed

TRAINING EXPERTISE: What is Sanctuary; A New Operating System; 7 Commitments; Community Meeting; Trauma Informed


Nicole Rodriguez, CCR's Education and Outreach Committee Chair, has been with Peace at Home Advocacy Center since 2015 where she is currently the Sexual Assault Services Director. In this role Nicole is able to provide support for survivors of sexual violence in our community as they navigate their journey of healing. Nicole is part of the Sanctuary Model Training committee as well as Peace at Home’s Equity Team. Nicole is able to provide training on topics such as Anti-Oppression & Anti-Racism, Cultural Competency, Self-Care and Vicarious Resilience, Self-Care for People of Color, A Trauma-Informed Approach to Working with Teen Survivors of Sexual Violence, and various trainings on the impact of domestic and sexual violence on survivors. Nicole is passionate about working with survivors and community partners to find out what role each of us can play in creating healthier, happier relationships. 

TRAINING EXPERTISE: Self-care; Working with teens; Working with children; Anti-oppression/anti-racism; Components of Resilience & Vicarious Resilience; Resilience for POC survivors of trauma; Effects of domestic/sexual violence


Lee Ann Grogan joined Creating Community Resilience in 2021 as the Community Engagement Coordinator. She brings a wealth of experience working with and supporting children and families in many capacities. She relocated to Douglas County to serve in the AmeriCorps*VISTA program in 2007. This experience set the course for Lee Ann to dedicate her work in public service to support children and families of marginalized groups. She has remained in southern Oregon to attend graduate school and has worked in mental health, home visiting, education, and non-profit program management roles across the community. She is a practicing mental health counselor and enjoys working with families around pregnancy and early parenthood.

Lee Ann holds graduate degrees in both Mental Health Counseling and Education from Southern Oregon University, a graduate certificate in Infant and Toddler Mental Health from Portland State University, and a bachelor's degree in American Studies from Hendrix College, located in her home state of Arkansas. When she's not at work, Lee Ann loves to be outside and enjoy nature with her dogs, Sweet Rosie and Kramer.



For all Douglas County residents, organizations, and institutions to be empowered trauma-informed champions promoting safe children, strong families, healthy neighborhoods, and resilient communities.



Creating Community Resilience (CCR) is a collaborative initiative providing regional leadership in preventing and mitigating Adverse Childhood Experiences and Adverse Community Environments (ACEs) and building trauma-informed (TI) capacities to create resilient communities throughout Douglas County.

The Leadership Team

Using our collective resources to help our community.

Each CCR organization provides the volunteer representatives who comprise our 16 member Leadership Team (LT) that offers a collective 429 years of experience, an average of 27 years apiece in their field of expertise. Collectively, the LT organizations reach nearly 40,000 clients through educational (21,650) and intervention and treatment services (16,987) with 1,908 trained staff.

In our strategic plan, CCR will further expand the reach of the coalition to involve key community leaders, partners, and additional under-served populations throughout our communities.


Cross sector knowledge in ACES, TI and

Sanctuary Model
Open, transparent and solutions oriented
Science and evidence based

Committed to improved outcomes
Equal in our voices
Implementers for change
Listeners to learn

You can be a champion.

Together we can create resilient communities.