Symposium Bios

Speaker Bios

Cathey Brown, CEO/Founder, M.Ed.

Cathey Brown, M.Ed. is the Founder and CEO of Rainbow Days a national nonprofit based in Dallas.  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.  Having served on numerous boards 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.

Brent Blackburn, CPS

Brent Blackburn is a Certified Prevention Specialist that has many years of experience in alcohol, tobacco and other drug prevention. He has traveled the nation in pursuit of his passion to build youth and adult partnerships, to solve community problems. Brent currently serves as the Executive Director of Extreme Youth Leadership, working to create connections in the community that will reduce substance abuse, engage young people to serve their schools and communities, and developing them into leaders. 

Dr. Darius Campinha-Bacote, PsyD

(Dr. C) is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who received both his Master’s and Doctorate of Psychology at the School of Professional Psychology located in Dayton, Ohio.  He completed his undergraduate degree majoring in Psychology, and double minoring in Women Studies and Social Work at the University of Dayton. Dr. Campinha-Bacote completed a two-year Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Dallas County Juvenile Department where he co-facilitated groups and provided individual therapy to detained residents. Currently Dr. Campinha-Bacote is the program supervisor for Dallas County’s Functional Family Therapy (FFT) Program, and has a private practice located in Fort Worth, TX.

Kathy Daley, BFA, ICPS, ACPS

Kathy Daley BFA, ICPS, is a Consulting Training 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 abuse 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 enhance the knowledge and cohesiveness of coworkers and team members.

Jill Darling

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 lead 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.

Jan Langbein, CEO/President Genesis Women’s Shelter & Support and Austin Street Center

For 27 years, Jan Edgar Langbein has been an activist in efforts to end violence against women. Currently, as CEO of Genesis Women’s Shelter & Support, Ms. Langbein oversees Genesis’ internal and external operations as well as funding and community education.

Recognized as a National Expert on the dynamics and effects of domestic violence, Ms. Langbein provides expert testimony in court cases and trains law enforcement and prosecutorial professionals to enhance their efforts to end violence against women. She conducts training, keynote, and workshop programs for numerous local and national conferences, social and civic organizations, and corporations, and is an adjunct faculty member at AEquitas, The Prosecutors’ Resource on Violence Against Women.

In partnership with the Dallas Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Ms. Langbein co-founded the annual National Conference on Crimes Against Women, which trains law enforcement, prosecutors, and advocates on the most advanced, cutting edge techniques and strategies in the investigation of crimes against women.

In 2009, Ms. Langbein concluded a Presidential Appointment as Senior Policy Advisor to the Director of the United States Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women (OVW). Jan is the recipient of numerous local and national awards and recognition, including the FBI Director’s 2012 Community Leadership Award.

Krystal Skaggs, MS

Krystal is a graduate of Texas A&M Commerce and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies and a Masters in Counseling. She has 21 years of experience working in education, 15 of which have been as a school counselor. 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.

Todd Whitthorne, President, ACAP Health/Shareholder

Todd Whitthorne is the President of ACAP Health, a company committed to dramatically improving the healthcare trends of individuals and employers nationally.  Todd’s background is rather unique: a Bachelor of Science from UCLA, an Emmy award winning broadcast career with stints in three top-twenty television markets, over a decade as a senior executive at the world-renown Cooper Aerobics Center and currently, the president of an organization that has grown revenue five-fold since 2013.

After graduating from UCLA with a BS in Kinesiology with an emphasis in exercise physiology, Whitthorne began a broadcasting career that took him from Washington DC to Phoenix and Dallas. He has won both Emmy and Katie awards and since 2005 has served as the television host for the Dallas Marathon. Prior to joining ACAP Health, Todd spent 14 years as President and CEO of Cooper Concepts, a division of The Cooper Aerobics Center where he assisted organizations in developing strategies to improve health and productivity and decrease healthcare related costs.  From 2000 to 2008, he served as executive producer and host of Healthy Living with Dr. Ken Cooper, a nationally syndicated weekly radio program heard in 42 cities across the U.S.

Todd is a nationally recognized health and wellness speaker who routinely delivers keynote presentations on a variety of topics to audiences of all sizes.  He is also the author of Fit Happens!…Simple Steps for a Healthier, More Productive Life! 

Todd has run the Boston Marathon, rafted Class V rapids in Costa Rica, and reached the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania.  He and his wife Kathy have two grown children, Lauren and Andrew, along with twin grandson’s, Henry and Hudson.

Karen Williams, MSSW

Karen Williams, MSSW, is an independent youth development consultant and trainer known for her ability to explain the latest neuroscience in ways that are easy to understand and apply to real life.   Her current focus includes: brain development and behavioral health;  the impact of substances, stress, trauma and traumatic brain injury on development and behavioral health; and the trauma-informed schools movement.  She is the recipient of the *2012 Mental Health America of Greater Dallas Prism Award, *a former member of the Dallas Commission for Children and Youth (DCCY), a consultant to the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency and Prevention (OJJDP) – State Training and Technical Assistance Center (STTAC), the Maine Juvenile Justice Advisory Group (JJAG), and a frequent conference speaker.