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NEAMA C.A.R.E.S.

Meet our Compassionate Advocates (CAs), the doctors, psychologists, social workers and practitioners behind the NEAMA C.A.R.E.S.™ Program. They are here to provide you with resources, education and support on a wide-variety of topics. Click on our CAs profiles for information on each of their backgrounds and expertise.

Kimberlee Gerstheimer
C.A.R.E.S. Coordinator

You can speak to Kimberlee about:

  • Performance anxiety and anxiety
  • Depression
  • Physical or psychological abuse
  • Self esteem and self-compassion

Dr. Steven Karageanes
C.A.R.E.S. Compassionate Advocate

You can speak to Dr. Steven about:

  • Sports and Performing Arts Medicine
  • Psychology of Injury
  • Physical therapy

Dr. Christina Donaldson
C.A.R.E.S. Compassionate Advocate

You can speak to Dr. Christina about:

  • Objectification and sexualization
  • Suicidal ideation and self harm 
  • Healthy social media habits
  • Body image and eating disorders
  • Perfectionism
  • Other

Sammi Rader
C.A.R.E.S. Compassionate Advocate

You can speak to Sammi about:

  • Sexual assault
  • Sexual harassment
  • Grooming
  • Help with reporting

Svava Brooks
C.A.R.E.S. Compassionate Advocate

You can speak to Svava about:

  • Sexual assault recovery

Patricia Sylvester
C.A.R.E.S. Compassionate Advocate

You can speak to Patricia about:

  • Ally vs. bystander
  • Healthy boundaries
  • Conflicts of Interest
  • Financial Abuse
  • Whistleblowing

Terri Cheshire
C.A.R.E.S. Compassionate Advocate

You can speak to Terri about:

  • Sexual assault
  • Sexual harassment
  • Grooming
  • Help with reporting,
  • Trauma recovery resources