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Senior Leader

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Paul Mancia, MS, Vice-President of School Based Initiatives
and Development

Paul has been providing direct care and program supervision at Laurel Life since 2005.  

Paul currently directs community-based mental health programs and Transition Classrooms

across much of South-Central Pennsylvania.

Trauma-Informed Care and Brain Science Resiliency are passions of Paul’s.  Much of his focus

within the organization is to implement engagement strategies and training procedures in

Evidence-Based Practices that work! While not at his full-time job, Paul serves on the Advisory Board

for Messiah College’s Counseling Department and is an Adjunct Professor at Wilson College.

As a founding member of Laurel Life’s CoreTIC team, Paul has been instrumental in developing trauma-informed care policy, procedures, and staff development at every level of the organization.


Paul enjoys sharing his passion of Trauma-Informed Care and has presented to dozens of school districts across Pennsylvania and Maryland, colleges, government agencies, and private institutions.  Also numerous professional conferences:  PA Middle School Conference, PA Alternative Education for Disruptive Youth Conference, Safe Schools Conference, Penn State Wellness Conference, and Child Trauma and Injury Prevention Conference. Paul was featured as the Keynote speaker at the Western Maryland School Psychologist Conference and the Penn State PRO Wellness Community Day.


Paul resides in York, PA with his loving wife Kristin and their three beautiful daughters.  

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