Pamela Denise Long

Pamela "Denise" Long, is CEO and principal consultant of Youthcentrix® Therapy Services. Youthcentrix® provides trauma-informed Allied & Behavioral Health (OT, PT, ST, & Counseling), implementation consulting and an immersive learning lab for uptake of diversity, equity, inclusion, antiracism (DEIA) & trauma-informed practices.  Denise has over 20 years of experience in healthcare, business, and education and over five years in organizational development. She has worked in a level 1-trauma center, acute hospital care, home health care, schools, as non-profit board member, business partner for leadership learning and development, and as a director of organizational development. Her academic and mainstream publications and speaking engagements focus on leadership development, trauma-informed care, and implementation of racial equity/antiracism. She has presented to over 5,000 professionals, parents and individuals about trauma-informed care and racial equity including educators, law enforcement, non-profits, and business settings. She earned her Bachelor of Health Science in occupational therapy from Mizzou (1997) and a Master of Educational Psychology (learning and cognition) from University of North Texas. Denise is a doctoral student of organizational leadership and development (anticipated 2021) with a focus on executive leadership of implementing racial equity through the antiracist lens, systemwide.  

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