CHRIS Training Institute Staff

Monica McGannon, LCSW
Vice President of Training



Monica brings 33 years of experience in the field of behavioral health and expertise in training to her position as CHRIS 180’s Vice President of Training.  Her experience includes expertise in trauma-informed care, forensics, children and adolescents, refugees, substance abuse and hospice.  Monica is a nationally certified grief counselor, a public speaker and has provided numerous trainings at professional conferences, both locally and nationally. Prior to serving in this role, Monica was a Clinical Director at CHRIS 180 and managed several programs.   As VP of Training, Monica oversees all professional and clinical trainings offered by the CHRIS Training Institute and the Institute for Spiritual Health and Wellness Education Program which provides chaplaincy training for residents and interns.  The CHRIS Training Institute offers training in school systems, professional and clinical trainings and workshops, leadership seminars and much more.  Since 1988 Monica has been an active volunteer with the American Red Cross serving as a Disaster Mental Health Clinician. She is passionate about providing training and guidance that enables underserved people to receive high quality treatment and services.

Rob Collins, LCSW, LSSGB  
Lead Trainer & Operations Manager



Rob Collins, LCSW, LSSGB  is an experienced mental health clinician, corporate trainer, team builder, and combat veteran.  Driven by innovation and research, he takes pride in providing the best training experience possible by staying ahead of the trends in training methods, didactics, and engagement strategies. Collins, who arrived at CHRIS 180 in 2016 as a therapist, now uses his clinical expertise in his work with the CHRIS Training Institute.  Collins is a licensed Clinical Social Worker and has a Green Belt certification in Lean Six Sigma Process Improvement.  He puts his experience in the United States Army Infantry to use in helping him strike an effective balance between engagement, entertainment and  training to bring about positive change in the workplace and community.

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