The accomplished speakers on our staff are available to deliver presentations and trainings to your organization on a variety of subjects. To request a speaker, please fill out the Speaker Request Form.
Children and Youth
Please email email@example.com or call 952-884-0376 for more information. To request a speaker, please fill out the Speaker Request Form.
Barton Erickson, School-based Services Coordinator
Barton Erickson has been working with teens and young adults for over 20 years. He has been Cornerstone’s School-based Violence Prevention Program Coordinator since 2002. Barton and his team provide one-to-one support and small groups to youth affected by violence, as well as conducting a host of primary prevention classroom presentations. Barton and his staff developed the teen dating violence prevention content for the website www.pavethewayproject.com and created the KNOW ABUSE™ content used as primary prevention curriculum in classroom settings.
Cheryl Kolb-Untinen, MS, LCPC, Community Services Manager
Cheryl has 20 years of experience working with survivors of sexual and domestic violence in a multitude of settings including hospital ER’s, emergency and extended stay shelters, criminal and civil court and the provision of therapy. She has a BA in applied behavioral science and an MS in counseling from National Louis University in Evanston, IL. She carries her Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) credential through the state of Illinois and is a Certified Danger Assessor through Dr. Jacqueline Campbell’s Danger Assessment protocol. She regularly speaks and provides trainings to audiences such as law enforcement, attorneys, college students, faith communities, medical professionals, and social service providers on domestic violence and compassion fatigue.
Colleen Schmitt, Director of Day One
Colleen Schmitt is a graduate from St. Catherine University, St. Paul, Minnesota with a major in social work and minor in women’s studies. She has over 30 years of experience in the field of interpersonal violence. Colleen was involved with the evolution of Day One as a consultant on the original team charged with developing the processes, protocols, practices, and trainings. She was hired by Cornerstone when Day One was acquired by the organization in 2005. As part of Cornerstone’s Senior Management Team, she is currently responsible for overseeing all aspects of the Day One program including technology, partner relationships, program evaluation, training, and technical assistance. She has a talent for developing collaborative groups across multidisciplinary fields. Colleen tirelessly works on decreasing interpersonal violence in communities locally, nationally, and all around the world.
Zach Lien, Therapist
Zach Lien has a master’s degree in marriage and family therapy and has been working at Cornerstone for 8 years. Much of his experience at Cornerstone has been with youth and children; especially using creative tools such as music, art, or outdoor activities to form a connection with young people. He is a licensed associate marriage and family therapist and is receiving supervision toward becoming a fully licensed mental health clinician. In addition to working with kids, his work at Cornerstone has focused on adult victims of domestic and sexual abuse, facilitating adult support groups for shelter residents, and addressing various issues such as anxiety, depression, grief, boundaries, parenting, and skill building with individuals and families.