Meet Our Trainers
Cathey Brown is the Founder and CEO Emeritus of Rainbow Days a national nonprofit based in Dallas. She currently serves as the Director of the Trans4m Center, the training division of Rainbow Days. Since starting Rainbow Days in 1982, she has had a passion for helping children overcome adversity and reach their potential. She is the developer of the award-winning Curriculum-Based Support Group (CBSG®) Program. Rainbow Days has served more than 215,000 children locally and through the Trans4m Center trained more than 52,000 professionals and volunteers in 43 states, Ecuador and England.
A noted speaker, consultant, trainer and facilitator Cathey conducts workshops throughout the country on nonprofit capacity building and leadership development. She is a Master Facilitator of Peter Drucker’s The Five Most Important Questions Self-Assessment Tool, was a Stanford University Center for Social Innovation Fellow, Frances Hesselbein Community Innovation Fellow, and a recipient of the inaugural Visionary Award from the Betty Ford Center.
Kathy Daley, ACPS
Kathy Daley B.F.A., ACPS, ICPS, is a Consulting Trainer for The Trans4m Center, the training division of Rainbow Days, Inc., a nonprofit agency based out of Dallas, Texas. Ms. Daley is an Internationally Certified Prevention Specialist who began her work with Rainbow Days more than 20 years ago as the Performing Arts Specialist following her 25-plus years working in the field of Theatre. As Performing Arts Specialist, she worked with children and youth living in homeless, domestic violence and other high-risk living environments through curriculum-based support groups and arts-based enrichment activities. For over 17 years she has trained nationwide in Rainbow Days’ Curriculum-Based Support Group (CBSG®) Program. She has also developed and trained in numerous behavioral health and substance use prevention workforce development workshops. Ms. Daley enjoys bringing innovative programming to communities searching to meet the needs of the populations they serve as well as enhancing the knowledge and cohesiveness of coworkers and team members.
Jill is an Independent Education Consultant. She has 30 years in public education. Jill was the Richardson ISD Director of Student Assistance Programs where she led a department of 12 different drug and violence prevention programs that were in place on 55 campuses. In 2015 Jill was awarded the “Individual Promise Award” from Rainbow Days, Inc. for her work in the substance abuse community. In the spring of 2014, she was awarded the prestigious state level “Lone Star Award” from the Association of Substance Abuse Programs again for her work in the substance abuse and prevention field. In 2012 Jill was awarded “Administrator of the Year.” She is a Bullying Prevention Trainer, R time Trainer, Student Assistance Program Trainer, Developmental Assets Trainer, Peer Meditation Trainer, and a Current Drug-Trends Trainer. She has presented trainings and conference workshops at the local, state, national and international levels. In her free time, Jill loves to travel, camp, exercise and cook.
Krystal Skaggs is a graduate of Texas A&M, Commerce and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies and a Masters in Counseling. She has 23 years of experience working in education, 15 of which have been as a school counselor and 3 as a behavior specialist at a DAEP. Krystal first met Rainbow Days, Inc. in 1998, when she was a participant at a Kid’s Connection training. She has worked in a variety of settings in her professional career giving her a unique insight into the needs of students and the obstacles they face in school and in life. Krystal also provides training services for a character education program and for a regional education service center. “I believe that we can make a difference, believing that what we have to offer children is vital to their future.”
Karen Williams is a consultant and trainer in private practice. She is known for being able to teach neuroscience in a way that is easy to understand and apply to real life. Her workshops address: child and adolescent brain development, the effects of trauma, behavioral health, and the trauma-sensitive and compassionate schools movements.
Office/Trans4m Center Manager
When Sandi McFarland came to Rainbow Days in 1990 as the receptionist there were only a handful of employees. Her 26 plus years as “the voice” of Rainbow Days makes her one of the organization’s most tenured employees. It has often been said that when you call Rainbow Days and Sandi greets you, you truly feel as if you are her top priority – even though she’s probably juggling several things at the same time! Her role has expanded over the years and now encompasses a wide variety of additional tasks including scheduling trainings, registering participants, assembling and shipping training materials, maintaining the training database, creating PowerPoint presentations, scheduling webinars, and generally doing her best to “keep the wheels on the bus.”
“I am very blessed to work at Rainbow Days, I truly feel that God led me here! This is my work home.”