2021 Scheduled Keynote Speakers

Tonier Cain

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“Healing Neen” – Tonier Cain

Tonier Cain shares her life story, depicting an unbelievable personal journey through trauma and healing. She is an advocate and educator, speaking all over the world on trauma, addiction, incarceration, homelessness, substance abuse and mental health. Using her own story, she helps to increase understanding about the importance of individualizing treatment for those affected by trauma. Tonier works tirelessly to raise awareness about trauma-informed care around the world, and her work has been used as a model in other countries for the establishment of trauma-informed care protocols. Her methods have proven to be effective, resulting in numerous awards. You don’t want to miss this opportunity to hear Tonier speak!

Hector R. Matascastillo

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“A Story of Perseverance and Resilience” - Hector R. Matascastillo, MSW, LICSW

Hector was born in Guatemala, raised in Illinois, and joined the Army when he was 17. He served for 18 years in multiple countries, with his last deployment being Operation Iraqi Freedom. He left the military and completed his master of social work degree in 2010. As a multilingual/multicultural therapist, Hector works with the Latino, Veteran, and SPMI populations. He is currently a director at Life Development Resources, P.A, where he develops programs around trauma. Hector is a trained crisis/hostage negotiator and serves on a crisis negotiation team. He established the Twin Cities Metro Trauma Recovery Network and serves as its coordinator. He is a three-time Ironman finisher and enjoys training for endurance events. He is married to Trista Matascastillo and has five sons. He currently resides in St. Paul, MN.  

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