Jamie is the owner and founder of POWER Educational Consultants, LLC.
He has over 20 years of experience as an educator with 15+ years devoted to special and general education administrative roles.
JAMIE EDWARD CIOFALO, MA
Owner & Founder
Phil is an experienced leader with over 30 years of success in administering public schools, researching and developing school curriculum, and providing assessment and evaluation of teaching staff members. Strong team building, problem-solving, and planning abilities combined with excellent organization, communication, and supervisory skills. He has served as a field trainer for NJPSA with the responsibility of presenting in-service staff development programs within New Jersey school districts and charter schools. The programs have dealt with the New Jersey Anti-Bullying of Rights and the harassment, intimidation, and bullying (HIB) regulations, bullying, and school climate. Phil has been employed as a national trainer for the Olweus Bully Prevention program. This nationally and internationally accredited program is overseen by Clemson University. Phil is also a renowned security expert. He has managed a security budget of $2,000,000 and supervised security planning for Morristown Memorial Hospital, an eight hundred and fifty-bed facility, and a Level I Regional Trauma Center.
Phil Patire, MA
Karen Fennell has worked in education and social services for over twenty years engaging children and families from diverse communities. Her work in the nonprofit and public education sectors has enabled her to be employed in key positions of leadership utilizing evidenced-based frameworks and structured intervention supports to establish positive outcomes.
She has expertise in anti-bullying, school violence prevention, mental health and wellness, leadership, coaching, mentoring, program supervision, women’s health, parenting, professional development, social services, and student supports. As an educator and advocate, she prioritizes making connections between academia and the personal experiences of students that is central to her culturally responsive approach. She is committed to creating spaces for marginalized populations to learn and thrive in and outside of the classroom. Ms. Fennell is a highly motivated professional that has a passion for learning and helping others achieve their education and life goals.
Karen Fennell, MS, MFT
Kate Ecke is an author and professional speaker on relational bullying. Kate authored two books; Ugly: The Story of a Bullied Girl and TORMENTED. She travels all over the country to speak at schools and has spoken at three national conferences on bullying. Kate has spoken to over 15,000 students, educators, and law enforcement personnel.
Kate is a licensed clinical social worker trained in eye movement desensitization reprocessing (EMDR), yoga therapy, trauma-focused equine-assisted psychotherapy, nurturing parenting, and functional family therapy. Prior to joining Capital Health, Kate owned and operated a private practice, providing therapy services to adolescents and adults. Kate received her bachelor’s degree in social work from Alvernia University in Reading, PA and her Master of Social Work degree from Stockton University in Galloway, NJ. Kate employs holistic techniques in therapy to strengthen the mind/body connection.
Kate suffered for six years at the hands of her peers as a victim of bullying. She was harassed, humiliated, and physically assaulted. She was the subject of vicious rumors, exclusion, and was cyberbullied.
Kate’s speeches are real, honest, and eye-opening. Kate describes her experiences as a victim of bullying in vivid detail and leaves her viewers stunned. The bullying Kate endured was vicious, cruel, and left lasting scars.
Kate has turned her trauma into activism in hopes that no child will ever have to endure what she once did.
Kate Ecke, MSW, LCSW
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