Your girl will become a confident, bold, and powerful leader. We are ready to bravely embrace the work to ensure that we possess the necessary skills that will anchor us in our journey.
Dr. Laura Domer-Shank
Founder, Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Laura Domer-Shank is a School Psychologist, Educational Consultant, Adjunct Psychology Professor at Tunxis Community College, and Educational Surrogate for the Connecticut State Department of Education. Additionally, Dr. Domer-Shank volunteers her time by serving on Boards that provide services and protects the welfare of survivors of human trafficking and homeless pregnant mothers. She was the Vice President and current consultant of the VCN, a networking organization committed to identifying and coordinating services for the improvement of communities.
Dr. Domer-Shank’s 25 year career has included individual and group counseling, crisis management, assessment and evaluation, family therapy, psychoeducational groups, and advocacy for children and families. Dr. Domer-Shank’s independent research project on young women in trauma highlights the need for specific supports and education that aid in prevention of issues that girls and young women must deal with in the light of societal pressures and life stressors.
Dr. Domer-Shank received her Bachelors of Science in Psychology and Education at Elms College, her Master’s and Sixth Year degrees in School Psychology at the University of Hartford, and her Doctorate Degree at American International College. She recently received a Women in Leadership Certification from Yale University. She is currently enrolled in a School Neuropsychology post-graduate certification program. Dr. Domer-Shank is also a Certified Life Coach, Nationally Certified BOLD girls facilitator, and has advanced certification in Mindfulness, Child and Adolescent Trauma, and Trauma Informed Resilient Schools.
Laura and her husband, Neil, an Athletic Director and Coach spend much of their time actively involved with their three children - two daughters, ages 10 and 12, and 19 year old son.