The School Safety & Behavioral Health Team’s purpose is facilitating access to resources and building capacity to support the safety, well-being, and behavioral health of the students and staff in our districts. We are focused on helping districts develop, adapt and sustain equitable systems to better meet the social, emotional and behavioral (SEB) health needs of students, staff and families. This includes:
- Trauma-Informed Approaches
- Social Emotional Learning (SEL)
- Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS)
- School-based Mental Health
- Behavioral Safety Assessment & Crisis Response
- Suicide Prevention, Intervention & Postvention
- Educator Well-being
This web page provides access to additional resources, tools, services and information related to all areas of social, emotional and behavioral health.
Meet the SEB Team
Kristina Wonderly joined LBL ESD in July 2020 after 15 years of leadership in Oregon schools as well as the non-profit sector. Kristina’s recent experiences included being a private and international school principal in Corvallis and Saudi Arabia. She also worked for NWPBIS Network in Portland supporting PBIS implementation across the Pacific Northwest. Kristina spent a decade with the Central SD 13J as a dean of students and then assistant principal.
Prior to moving to Oregon, Kristina taught language arts in North Carolina and Texas. She received her Master’s in School Administration from the University of North Carolina and her B.A. in Secondary English Education from Ball State University in Indiana. Kristina lives locally and cares for her parents and the family’s century farm near Philomath. In her non-work time, she loves spending time with her partner and dogs and traveling to the beach and mountains.
Maureen Stair joined our team in February 2022 as a Social Emotional Learning Coach. Maureen has worked in the field of education for over 20 years in multiple roles. These roles include that of instructional assistant, teacher, specialist, and program assistant supporting district wide programming and initiatives. Prior to moving to Oregon, she held positions in the field of education in both St. Paul and Minneapolis, MN.
Maureen holds an Undergraduate Degree in Psychology from Creighton University, a Master’s Degree in Education (with specialization in Emotional/Behavioral Disorders) from the University of Minnesota, and an administrator license from Concordia University of Chicago. Maureen enjoys dogs, nature (water especially!) and photography. You can often find her hanging out with friends, family, and pups—frequently with a camera in hand.
Alex Nalivaiko joined LBL ESD in January of 2023. Prior to joining LBL ESD, Alex has worked sixteen years in education. Alex’s past roles include being student services and special education director, a special education teacher, and instructional assistant. Alex received his school administration endorsement from the University of Oregon and his Masters Degree in Special Education from Portland State University.
Kathleen Begeny-Johnson joined the LBL ESD in September 2022 as a Social Emotional Behavior Coach. Kathleen held a variety of positions in education; teacher, behavior specialist, instructional specialist, coach and coordinator. Her career experience expanded several states before landing here in Oregon. She worked in California, Texas, and most recently Utah. Kathleen has a bachelor degree in Special Education from the University of Northern Colorado, a master degree in Administration and Supervision from the University of Phoenix and completed the Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) program from Utah State University. Kathleen aims to incorporate the principles of applied behavior analysis (ABA) and the science of behavior into academic and social emotional learning success within the field of education.
When not out exploring Oregon, Kathleen enjoys visiting with friends, walking her dog, playing a good card game, or just enjoying the beauty of the Pacific Northwest.
Behavior and School Safety Consultant
Keely Galon joined LBL as a Behavior Consultant in 2017. Prior to coming to LBL, Keely worked for over 10 years in community-based programs as a Behavior Specialist for children and adults in therapeutic foster and group home settings. She was also previously employed as a Mental Health Therapist for Western Oregon University and an Employee Assistance Program.
Keely earned an Undergraduate Degree in Psychology from the University of Oregon in 2004 and a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology (with a specialty in working with children and adolescents) from Pacific University in 2012. Keely has three human children and two dog children. When she is not busy with her motley crew; she enjoys attending concerts, gardening, napping, and drinking coffee.
Suicide Prevention, Intervention, Postvention Consultant
Mark Summers has been with Linn Benton Lincoln ESD since the fall of 1993 as a Behavior Consultant. He has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and earned his Masters in Social Work from Portland State University in 1987. Mark has been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the State of Oregon since 1989. Prior to his time with LBL, Mark worked in the residential program at the Oregon School for the Blind serving as Residential Director and worked as a Treatment Coordinator in a day treatment program for Emotionally Disturbed children.
Mark is famously (or infamously) one of the co-founders of International Talk Like a Pirate Day (September 19th) and has co-authored two books on the event. He lives in Albany, Oregon with his dog, Napoleon and enjoys time spent with friends.