Liz Fisher, social work and gerontology, is currently serving on the Development Action Team for Healing-Empowerment-Advocacy-Learning-Prevention-Action (HEAL-PA), a Commonwealth task force under the leadership of the Governor’s Office of Advocacy and Reform charged with making Pennsylvania a trauma-informed, healing-centered state. The Development Action Team focuses on opportunities to apply for grants or engage major donors who can move strategies in the plan forward and serving as a support to all other action teams for their grant writing needs. For more information about PA’s plan to develop a trauma-informed  state, visit