Keynote Speaker

We are thrilled to announce our keynote speaker for the 2020 Virginia Volunteerism and Service Conference!

Dr. Allison Jackson

CEO, Integration Solutions, Inc.
Dr. Jackson grew up in Richmond, Virginia, and through her lived experience and expertise has been elevated to the national and international spotlight as a sought-after speaker, presenter, and expert in trauma-informed care. She currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Integration Solutions, Inc., where she provides trauma and resilience-informed care consultation to human service and healthcare organizations invested in the lives of ‘at-promise’ children, families, and adults impacted by emotional trauma. Dr. Jackson is also a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, a Certified Sex Offender Practitioner in the State of Virginia, a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in the District of Columbia, and a Certified Facilitator for Dr. Brené Brown’s Daring WayTM and Dare To LeadTM Curriculums.

Dr. Jackson is a person of lived experience as well as a professional who has provided leadership development services via Behavioral Health, Education, Child Welfare, and Criminal Justice systems for over 25 years. In addition, she has provided outpatient therapeutic services for military service men and women and their families. Her clinical practice and research have focused on advancing effective trauma-informed treatment practices for persons who experience significant conduct related behavior problems.

She previously worked for an international healthcare organization where she was National Vice President of Clinical Operations and National Trauma-Informed Service Line Leader. Partnering with the National Council of Behavioral HealthCare, she co-led 17 National Teams through the Council’s Trauma- Informed Learning Collaborative. Dr. Jackson’s TEDx-RVA Talk called “A Call to Connection: Making Childhood Trauma Personal” has received nearly 140,000 views worldwide.

She is lives in Chester Virginia and is a single mother of three girls ages 24, 18, and 13 as well as a proud grandma. Dr. Jackson is dedicated to creating resilience in her own life, her children’s and grandson’s life as well as in the lives of all children in Virginia, the United States, and beyond. Her hope is that her work, in collaboration with so many others’, will increase empathy and self-compassion for those impacted by trauma and thereby influence the next generation’s health.

Dr. Jackson received her Doctorate, Master’s, and Bachelor’s degrees in Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University.