Lisa Maynard, LMSW, ACSW, TC-TSY-F, is a Licensed Social Worker with expertise in trauma, attachment, and adoption. She is an Implementation Specialist with the Center for Adoption Support and Education (C.A.S.E.) for the National Adoption Mental Health Competency Initiative (NTI) implementing web-based training for child welfare and mental health professionals across the U.S. She also maintains a private therapy practice in Upstate New York, integrating yoga philosophy, meditation and mindfulness in her work with clients, guiding them to explore life challenges in a safe, supportive environment.  

Ms. Maynard holds an LMSW, New York State, earning a Masters of Social Work from State University of New York, Buffalo; Trauma Counseling Certification, State University of New York, Buffalo; Post-Graduate Certificate in Adoption Therapy, Hunter College of Social Work; certificate in Traumatic Stress Studies through the Justice Resource Institute(JRI), Cambridge, MA; certificate of completion, NTI Child Welfare training; certified in Trauma Center Trauma-Sensitive Yoga, JRI and is a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt. 

 Ms. Maynard has received the following honors: 2010 North American Council on Adoptable Children “Adoption Activist Award;” 2008 United States Department of Health and Human Services Excellence in Adoption Award for post adoption services; 2001 Congressional Honor “Angel in Adoption.” In 2008, she co-produced an 8-part TV news series on the issues of adoption aired by WROC TV8 Rochester NY that received national attention winning the Children’s Bureau’s 2008 Anna Quindlen Award and was also nominated for an Emmy award.

Read Lisa’s recent article, Surviving Parenting in the Time of COVID on the C.A.S.E. blog.