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  • Diana Wehrell Grabowski, Ph.D.
    Diana Wehrell Grabowski, Ph.D.

    Diana Wehrell Grabowski, Ph.D. is a licensed science & STEM education consultant. Diana has worked in the field of education for four decades. She has been a full-time science educator, assistant director for the Center of Excellence at Florida Institute of Technology, adjunct professor, and the longtime owner of a science education consulting company (Mobile Science Education Consulting Services). In this role, she travels throughout the nation and world conducting science and STEM professional staff development, interactive keynotes, and Family Science events for educators, administrators, and families. She has presented at hundreds of regional and national educational conferences throughout the nation and the world as a featured speaker, guest speaker, as well as a keynote speaker. She has provided professional staff development for hundreds of schools worldwide, reaching thousands of educators, administrators, and families. She remains active in the classroom by conducting hands-on science and STEM lessons in public and private schools and informal learning environments including community science and STEM events. Additionally, she provides consulting on STEM programs and development throughout the nation and world to public and private education institutions, and education-based corporations. Diana looks forward to the opportunity to work with your organization to provide meaningful and sustainable professional staff development. Check out her website for details on the science and STEM professional staff development sessions she provides.

  • Katharine Mason, MPA
    Management Consultant/Trainer

    Katharine Mason is a management consultant and trainer who has dedicated her 30 year career to improving outcomes for vulnerable children and their families. With this passion as her foundation Katharine provides consultation and training services to Head Start administrators and Governing Bodies that support data-driven decision making, continuous improvement and compliance in a strategic, innovative and inclusive manner.

    With a Master Degree in Public Administration focusing in Management and Organizational Change, Katharine brings over a decade of experience as a senior leader at a large and innovative Head Start program to support Early Care and Education and Family Support programs to develop Strategic Plans, redesign administrative and procedural systems, prepare proposals, conduct internal assessments, and become ready for compliance reviews. Katharine is experienced in project management and establishing community collaborations to meet and enhance program outcomes. She is knowledgeable of Head Start Performance Standards and California Title V and XXII regulations, and has supported grantees in creating systems and policies that are compliant across all regulations. Katharine’s areas of expertise include Leadership, Program Design and Management, Governance, Child Safety, and Staff Wellness and Professional Development.

    Contact: or (925) 852-4408

  • Jess Bernal, LMFT
    Jess Bernal, LMFT

    Jess Bernal, LMFT (He/They) Jess Bernal is an Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health and Head Start/Early Head Start Consultant, and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who holds a master’s degree in Counseling Psychology and a certification of specialization in Behavior Analysis. They have spent over 15 years working with the birth to five population, specifically focusing on infant and early childhood mental health, neural and social/emotional development, staff and caregiver wellness, and mitigating the long-term effects of early childhood trauma. Jess strives to increase the general understanding of social/emotional development and behavior through a trauma-informed lens, while always staying true to the core values of inclusion, diversity, and social justice. With almost a decade of experience working within the Mental Health and Disabilities content areas of both Head Start and Early Head Start programs, Jess offers a variety of training and consultative services to ensure that Head Start and Early Head Start grantees are not only meeting program requirements but thriving in their support to children and families with mental health and disability needs. Services may include:

    • Popular training topics: Staff Wellness and Self-Care, 0-5 Brain Development, Managing Challenging Behaviors, Trauma Informed Care, Supporting Parents and Caregivers of Children with Special Needs, Creating Inclusive Classrooms for Diverse Learning, Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorder

    • Reflective Supervision

    • Mental health and disabilities performance standards evaluation, systems organization, and policy and procedure review

    • Wellness Promotion evaluation, implementation, and support (1302.45 a, 1-4)

    • Mental Health Consultant evaluation, implementation, and support (1302.45 b, 1-6)

    • Additional services for children evaluation, implementation, and support (1302.61)


    Phone: 323-326-8291


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