Our Leadership

Dana  Gillispie  - Cofounder

Dana Gillispie has over 20 years of clinical experience working with children, adolescents, and adults. She is trained in mindfulness-oriented, evidence-based techniques that empower people to turn challenges into opportunities. Dana believes in the innate healing potential in everyone and is skilled at helping people access this within themselves.  The phrase “I’ve Got This!’ is one that her clients often begin to spontaneously use as they feel stronger and more empowered.  


Ms. Gillispie obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Texas Tech University and her Master’s in Social Work from the University of Texas in Arlington. Her work experience includes directing and supervising the Child and Adolescent Counseling Program at SafePlace in Austin, TX and 15 years working with individuals and families in private practice, specializing in anxiety and trauma. She is currently in private practice serving North Carolina and Texas residents.  Dana is trained in Internal Family Systems (IFS) and is a Certified IFS Therapist.

Randy Randolph  - Cofounder

Randy is a popular presenter and violence prevention expert dedicated to promoting youth activism, encouraging young people to develop healthy self-esteem and supporting their work to decrease unfairness and injustice. Randy started her career in this field in 2001 and instantly recognized the power and influence young people have to affect positive change. She excels at creating successful youth/adult partnerships to help youth address unhealthy social norms and prevent youth violence.  Randy’s young leaders have been featured in the local news and at professional conferences, and they have received national recognition for their activism. Randy provides training for parents, school personnel and other professionals and collaborates with community partners to elevate youth voice, ideas and solutions. Many of the activities she has developed with youth leaders are published as part of the 2019 Expect Respect Program curriculum.  Randy hold a Bachelor of Science degree in Radio/Tv/Film.


·       Feb 2020: Spectrum News Interview with Randy Randolph on Preventing Teen dating Violence

·       October 2019: TCFV Tech to Empower Conference – Youth Leaders Creating Real Change

·       March 2017: SXSW Workshop - From Bystander to Upstander: 6 steps to be an upstander