Lori Madrid is a licensed clinical social worker and certified trauma professional with more than 20 years experience providing therapeutic services in a variety of settings including: working with homeless families in Spanish Harlem; providing outpatient therapy to foster children in the South Bronx; facilitating group, family, individual and equine therapy with children in psychiatric residential treatment and also working within the Title 1 School System.
Madrid is strongly committed to supporting the social work field itself and has been actively involved in teaching in bachelor's and master's social work degree programs at Arizona State University, Colorado State University, the University of Wyoming and Western New Mexico University. She has also consistently served as a field instructor and is passionate about mentoring the next generation of social workers.
Most recently, Madrid founded and is the CEO of Everybody Matters, Inc., a non-profit that trains college-level social work interns to provide free social emotional support to children in the school system who are unable to access those services elsewhere.
Curently serving four school districts, Everybody Matters trains more than 30 interns and will serve nearly 1,000 students this year alone! Madrid is eager to continue to grow the program and expand the opportunities to do great things for kids.