Harriet Hill

Program Director

Dr. Harriet S. Hill is Program Director for the Trauma Healing Institute at American Bible Society. She has been involved in trauma healing since 2001 and is one of the authors of Healing the Wounds of Trauma. Harriet received her Ph.D. from Fuller School of Intercultural Studies in 2003 in the area of communication of Scripture.

Advisory Council

Diane Langberg


Dr. Diane Langberg is a practicing psychologist whose clinical expertise includes more than three decades of working with trauma survivors and clergy. She serves on the executive committee of the American Association for Christian Counselors.

Phil Monroe


Dr. Philip G. Monroe Professor of Counseling & Psychology and the director of the Masters of Arts in Counseling Program at Biblical Seminary outside Philadelphia, as well as the founder and director of the Global Trauma Recovery Institute that offers trauma healing training for students around the world.

Richard Baggé

Dr. Richard (Dick) Baggé, MD, one of the co-authors of Healing the Wounds of Trauma, serves SIL as a Global Counseling Consultant. As a board-certified general psychiatrist he provides psychiatric services for Wycliffe Bible Translators at their North Carolina center. He was the SIL Counseling Coordinator for Africa and on staff at Tumaini Counseling Center in Nairobi, Kenya from 1993-2015.   

Michael Lyles

Dr. Michael Lyles, MD, is board certified in Adult Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He is a consultant to a variety of community organizations ranging from religious organizations to professional athletics and serves on advisory boards for several pharmaceutical companies.

Pat Miersma

Ms. Pat Miersma, MN, is the SIL Global Trauma Healing Consultant and one of the co-authors of Healing the Wounds of Trauma.  She and her husband are RCA missionaries, seconded to Wycliffe Bible Translators as counselors since 1980, serving in Papua New Guinea and Africa. She currently serves on the Wycliffe USA Board of Directors.

Matt Stanford

Dr. Matthew S. Stanford is CEO of the Hope and Healing Center & Institute in Houston, TX and adjunct professor in the Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Baylor College of Medicine and the Department of Psychology at the University of Houston. He is a fellow of the Association for Psychological Science.

Richard Winter

Dr. Richard Winter is Professor Emeritus of Practical Theology and Counseling at Covenant Theological Seminary in St Louis, MO.  He is also a Psychotherapist and Counselor who was trained in medicine and psychiatry in England before being on the staff and a director of the English branch of the L’Abri Fellowship for 14 years. 

Bethany Haley Williams

Dr. Bethany Haley Williams is the Founder and Executive Director of Exile International - an organization providing holistic rehabilitation to rescued child soldiers and children orphaned by war.  She holds a PhD in counseling psychology and Masters in clinical social work. She is a leader in the specialized field of rehabilitation for children affected by war.

Baraka Uwingeneye

Ms. Baraka P. Uwingeneye is a professionally trained nurse and mental health counselor, and is associated with the International Justice Mission in Rwanda. Her mission is to bring hope and healing to her country by setting up counseling centers across Rwanda to help women and children who have experienced sexual abuse, domestic violence and genocide-related trauma.
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