About The Trainers

Stacey DeWitt, J.D.
Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Stacey DeWitt is an attorney and award-winning journalist. During her legal career, DeWitt served as a deputy prosecutor working with disadvantaged children through the juvenile courts and family service agencies, where she developed a passion for helping educate families and communities about life-changing issues. Prior to her legal career, DeWitt was a television anchor, producer and reporter for ABC, NBC, and PBS affiliates. As a broadcast journalist, she developed a deep understanding of the emotional power of story-telling through video and its impact on behavioral change. DeWitt has produced more than 65 documentaries. In 2004, she was honored by Women in Film/Atlanta and received the distinguished Outstanding Achievement Award. As a producer and executive producer, she has won more than 40 awards for her work, including Emmy® Awards, Parents’ Choice Awards, AiMe, Telly, Prism and Associated Press Awards.

DeWitt is also a sought after speaker and educational trainer, providing professional development on student behavior and parent involvement throughout the nation and speaking to parent groups across the country. She also appears regularly as a parenting expert on WXIA television, the NBC affiliate in Atlanta, and reaches local communities with half-hour programs on television and parenting segments broadcast on CBS This Morning, The Doctors, Dr. Phil, CNN, and local television stations.

Judy Smith
Educational Training and Sales

Judy Smith brings 31 years of experience as a middle and high school teacher (English, drama and speech) and administrator (professional developer and curriculum coordinator) with the Rockwood (Missouri) School District. She has conducted a variety of workshops for educators nationwide, has taught graduate education classes at Lindenwood, Maryville, and Webster universities in the St. Louis area, and has served as a consultant to the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE).

Frances Maturo, LCSW, CPP
Educational Training 

Frances Maturo is a licensed by New York State as a clinical social worker and certified prevention specialist, and is currently the Executive Director of the Archdiocese of New York Drug Abuse Prevention Program (ADAPP). She has been instrumental in developing a system-wide crisis team to help the Archdiocesan school communities during times of need and provided assistant to its Superintendent of Schools to develop policies and procedures for a system-wide bullying prevention approach. Maturo conducts Connect with Kids professional development and parent engagement workshops, including support for the Refuse, Remove, Reasons substance abuse prevention program, developed by ADAPP in partnership with Connect with Kids.

Christine Cavallucci, LCSW, CPP
Educational Training

Christine Cavallucci is a licensed by New York State as a clinical social worker, certified prevention specialist, and is director of clinical services for the Archdiocese of New York Drug Abuse Prevention Program (ADAPP). Cavallucci conducts Connect with Kids professional development and parent engagement workshops, including support for the Refuse, Remove, Reasons substance abuse prevention program, developed by ADAPP in partnership with Connect with Kids.

Teresa Goudie, LCSW
Educational Training and Cultural Competency

Teresa Goudie is licensed by New York State as a clinical social worker. She is bilingual and serves as both a bilingual trainer and a cultural competency expert on CWK projects and programs. Most recently, Goudie served on the Committee for Special Education for the New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE). Prior to that position, she also served as the Director for Drug Prevention Programs, Region 2/District 9 for NYCDOE and as a regional director for crisis prevention programs.