Our Team

Alexander Waitt, LPC
B.A. (2008), Duquesne University, Psychology
M.S. (2010), Chatham University, Counseling Psychology
M.S.E.d. (2011), Duquesne University, Education

An expert in Motivational Interviewing and a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers, Alexander founded Formative Outcomes and leads individuals, organizations, and communities in forming sustainable change. Through whole-team quality improvement projects, clinical training, and counsel, Alexander serves as a primary support and facilitator working with systems to identify needs and develop and implement programming that improves patient outcomes. He also offers individual supervision for counselors and healthcare practitioners who seek to improve their clinical skills or reach proficiency in Motivational Interviewing.

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Dr. Mark Lepore, Ed.D, LPC
Senior Advisor
Ed.D. (2004), Duquesne University, Counselor Education and Supervision
MSW. (1995), West Virginia University, Social Work
MA. (1984), Duquesne University, HSA

Dr. Lepore has extensive knowledge of counseling supervision and serves as the Senior Advisor in charge of counselor and therapist development. He supervises and works with counselors and therapists seeking to achieve their license or who have a desire to improve their clinical skills. Dr. Lepore also designs and implements workshops in the area of Crisis Management, Narrative Therapy, and Crisis Debriefing for community-based and healthcare organizations. While working at Formative Outcomes, he maintains his full-time job as a Tenured Professor of Clarion University's Human Services, Rehabilitation, and Health, Sports, and Wellness Studies and the Director of Clinical Mental Health Counseling Graduate Program.

Christina Sauers, LPC
Senior Advisor
B.A. (2009), Duquesne University, Psychology
M.S. (2010), Point Park University, Criminal Justice
M.A. (2014), Waynesburg University, Counseling

With an emphasis on guiding community-based organizations and clinicians in integrating trauma informed care principles and skills into everyday work practices, Christina is a leader in trauma-informed practices. Currently working as a director of a community-based organization, Christina additionally runs a private practice focusing on child and adolescent issues as well as working as a senior advisor at Formative Outcomes. Christina helps organizations and individuals identify gaps related to trauma-informed practices in their clinical work and delivers workshops, programming, and individual supervision to address their needs.

Deborah Shratz, LPC
B.S. (1990), University of New Hampshire, Nursing
B.S. (2010), Geneva College, Human Services
M.A. (2013), Waynesburg University, Counseling

As an Advisor and an experienced counselor and trainer, Deborah’s workshops focus on vicarious and cumulative trauma and self-care. Deborah has an innate ability to assess individual and organizational needs in those areas. Her specialties include: Trauma, Training & Mentoring, Coaching, Team Development, Leadership Development, & Project Management.

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