Lina E. Pasquale, MA

Lina is a mission-driven senior and executive leader with over two decades of tenure in the social and human services sector, advancing traumatic stress theory and ACEs awareness into practice across multiple service industries. She has worked with non-profits and government agencies utilizing a strengths-based and resilience-centered approach to promote well-being, health, and social-emotional learning for direct service clients and the professionals working within these organizations.


Lina worked alongside Dr. Sandra Bloom to adapt and research the efficacy of the Sanctuary Model of Trauma-Informed Care for children and adolescents and served as a faculty member of the Sanctuary Institute since its inception. She has provided trauma-informed and trauma-responsive implementation expertise and consultation to multiple organizations and their leadership teams throughout the US and Internationally. In addition, Lina has served as a senior administrator of program operations for non-profit youth and family-based organizations throughout her career - with a focus on child welfare and residential services.


In 2014, Lina was awarded the opportunity to participate in the Morgan Stanley Strategy Challenge, resulting in the development of the Center for Trauma-Informed Practice. She has held positions as a researcher and training specialist for Columbia University and Fordham University and has taught as an Adjunct Faculty at Iona College. Lina Pasquale holds two graduate degrees from Teachers College, Columbia University, and The New School for Social Research.


Lina remains active in her local community as a Girl Scout troop leader and engages in volunteer programs alongside her children. You can find Lina and her children spending quality family and community time together volunteering at the local food pantry, nature center, and animal rescue shelter.