This event is being presented by The Lynhall and is co-hosted by CulinaRecovery, LastCall and Serving Those Serving as part of The Nourish Series and is intended for members of the restaurant industry. Thank you for your interest!

Due to the overwhelming response to our Nourish Series events in May we are excited to announce that Dr. Amelia Franck Meyer and Suzanne Koepplinger will be returning to The Lynhall for an encore presentation of their restaurant industry seminar: The Human Impact of Trauma, The Secret Ingredient.

The discussion will be focused on Understanding Trauma in the Restaurant Industry. Guests will learn and discuss health and wellbeing strategies designed specifically for members of the restaurant industry that are culturally meaningful.

This event is a part of The Nourish Series which presents events that focus on promoting personal and professional growth by bringing the community together through food and conversation.

Sponsorship and considerations provided by The Lynhall, US Foods, Buffalo Wild Wings, Bardo, Alia and the Catalyst Initiative. Tickets are free to restaurant industry guests. Refreshments and light fare will be provided.

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About Dr. Amelia Franck Meyer:

Amelia Franck Meyer is CEO of Alia a national non-profit focused on transforming how child welfare is done in this country. As the former CEO of Anu Family Services she transformed the organization through a cultural and practice transformation which is producing nationally-recognized child permanence and placement stability outcomes for children in out-of-home care and is on the leading-edge of promoting and measuring well-being.

Amelia has presented nationally and internationally on topics including understanding grief, loss and trauma for children living in out-of-home care, child well-being, child permanence and placement stability, change management, social work leadership, management, supervision, and many other topics. Amelia has consulted through Casey Family Programs to provide training and consultation on child welfare practices in counties and states throughout the country. Learn More

About Suzanne Koepplinger:

Suzanne Koepplinger is the director of the Catalyst Initiative at the Minneapolis Foundation. Catalyst’s purpose is to honor and foster culturally authentic self-care practices to advance health and well-being. Initiated by the George Family Foundation in 2014, Catalyst joined the Minneapolis Foundation in January 2018 to bring innovative community based work to scale. Previously she served for ten years as the executive director of the Minnesota Indian Women’s Resource Center, where she led the first research, community response, and program implementation in the country to address sex trafficking of American Indian women and girls. In that capacity, she has twice testified before Congress and is a certified trainer for the Office for Victims of Crime Training and Technical Assistance Center (OVC TTAC) and the National Human Trafficking Training and Technical Assistance Center (NHTTTC). Suzanne holds a Master’s degree in the Art of Leadership from Augsburg College in Minneapolis, and is one of 15 national leaders chosen for the NoVo Foundation’s first Move to End Violence cohort. She has extensive international experience as a trainer and public speaker. Current community service includes board membership with ArtSpace, and Frank Theatre.