Victoria Waugh-Reed & Shayna Klassen

Victoria Waugh-Reed has 20 years of School Counselor experience in rural and urban public schools in New Mexico. She served on the New Mexico Crisis Support Team, serving emergency responders, for 17 years, providing crisis interventions for first responders. She has worked with school crisis intervention teams throughout New Mexico as an interventionist, leader, and trainer. Ms. Waugh-Reed is a certified trainer for Counseling on Access to Lethal Means (CALM), is a Question Persuade Refer (QPR) Master Trainer, and an Approved Instructor for Group Crisis Intervention with the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation. Currently serving as the Statewide Youth Suicide Prevention Coordinator for the NM Department of Health, Office of School and Adolescent Health, Ms. Waugh-Reed has a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and Religion, a Master of Arts degree in Counseling and Guidance and she is a doctoral candidate in Educational Leadership. 

 Channeling her passion to abolishing the stigma of mental and behavioral health diagnoses and to remind our youth that recovery is possible, Shayna Klassen has dedicated her work to educating communities and providing connections to resources needed to foster a safe and informed environment that promotes resiliency for youth. She has 12 years of mental and behavioral health experience, concentrating in youth residential treatment services and is currently the Statewide Behavioral Health Consultant with the NM Department of Health, Office of School and Adolescent Health. Ms. Klassen holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Criminology, is a certified Mental Health First Aid Instructor and QPR Instructor.