Editorial Team for The IAFF Center of Excellence

Melissa Carmona

Melissa Carmona

As the content manager at Advanced Recovery Systems, Melissa Carmona puts years of writing and editing experience to work helping people understand substance abuse, addiction and mental health disorders. Melissa is a Florida State University graduate with bachelor’s & master’s...

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Lauren Kosc

Lauren Kosc

Behavioral Health Specialist, International Association of Fire Fighters

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Prior to joining the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF), Lauren worked as a psychotherapist and clinician in a variety of community and hospital-based behavioral health treatment settings over the past 10 years. Lauren is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) in the...

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Jonathan Strum

Jonathan Strum

Jonathan Strum graduated from the University of Nebraska Omaha with a Bachelor's in Communication in 2017 and has been writing professionally ever since. He has written, edited and published content for health care professionals, educators, real estate agents, lawyers and high-level university...

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