More About Our Team

Rebecca Bolante, PhD, CRC, CTM

Founder & Managing Director

The founder and owner of Bolante.NET,  Dr. Rebecca Bolante is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor and a Certified Threat Manager.

After serving 15 years at Chemeketa Community College as the Director of Disability Services, Associate Dean of Life Safety, and Director of the Threat and Disaster Resource Center, Dr. Bolante had the vision to start Bolante.NET, a network of experts providing training in the areas of threat assessment and disaster response.

A convening authority and leader in the areas of threat management, Dr. Bolante is a member of ASIS School Safety & Security Community and newly elected Chapter Chair for ASIS Willamette Valley in Oregon. Bolante.NET is now a Preferred Provider for ASIS International, awarding CPEs with over 22 signature courses.

Dr. Bolante has been published in peer-reviewed journals and currently serves on the editorial board for the American Psychological Association Journal of Threat Assessment and Management.

An active Behavioral Threat Assessment and Psychological First Aid trainer, Dr. Bolante and her team of experts are passionate about providing the training and consulting for organizations and businesses to implement a threat management plan to prevent, react, and respond to a disaster whether natural or instigated.

Jim Bennett

Director of Violence Prevention & Physical Safety

Jim brings a unique set of experiences and training to the discussions of violence prevention, personal safety, physical security, psychological first aid, threat assessment, and intervention. After a short stint as a park ranger, Jim spent the next 28 years in the public safety arena in municipal law enforcement, higher education public safety, and the fire service. He has led an award-winning department, as well as highly regarded community policing programs. His public safety leadership responsibilities have also included municipal crime analysis operations, crime prevention services, and a behavioral threat assessment team.

Jim provided leadership in developing a fire district emergency operations center and coordinating emergency planning. In addition, he has delivered highly regarded training, consulting, and coaching in the corporate environment, education arena, government sector, and nonprofits.

Jim currently serves as the Executive Director of The Oregon College and University Public Safety Administrators Association. He has also held positions as President of the Western Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators and Vice President of The California Crime Prevention Officers Association in addition to other municipal and state commission, workgroup, and task force appointments.

Jim’s extensive training experience in violence and physical security include Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design, Crisis Communication, Psychological First Aid, Public Information, Advanced Prevention of Crime, Violence Response, CERT, Emergency Planning, Behavioral Threat Assessment, Personal Safety, and Public Safety Leadership.


Mandie Pritchard, MA

Director of Diverse Communities-Tribal Liaison

Mandie Pritchard has been in higher education for over 20 years. She developed the Campus Mental Health, Recovery, and Wellness Center for Umpqua Community College following its 2015 shooting incident. She also provided direct support and counseling for law enforcement, public safety, and the campus community. Mandie served on the college’s Threat Assessment Team as a charter member and developed the Behavioral Intervention Team.

As a clinician and survivor, Mandie applies her experience to her work in disaster behavioral health and is currently conducting research on Umpqua’s recovery response and the impact on the campus community.

With the increase in injustices of members of the BIPOC community, Mandie formulated an equity and inclusion team to look for ways to redefine how to conduct behavior safety assessments through an equity lens and a strengths-based and trauma-informed approach focused on aspects of pre-and post- assessment considerations that help a behavioral safety assessment team to identify potential bias.

Mandie is an enrolled tribal member with the Pueblo of Acoma, New Mexico and a trainer and consultant with Bolante.NET.

Ron Glaus, PhD

Chief Advisor

Ron Glaus is a licensed psychologist in Oregon, Washington, and Hawaii. He specializes in forensic and disaster behavioral health areas. His disaster behavioral health focus covers the program development, planning, training, and intervention. He has applied disaster behavioral health skills in both military and civilian venues from direct combat operations to post mass casualty school shootings.

As a volunteer with the Polk County Sheriff’s Office for over 30 years, Dr. Glaus has provided direct support for law enforcement and search and rescue personnel post tragic event incidents. He is a lead PFA trainer and member of the Disaster Behavioral Health planning committee. He has taught on a variety of subjects in colleges, law enforcement academies, military settings, search and rescue venues, community disaster preparedness organizations, and professional conferences.

In 2014, Inkwater Press published Dr. Glaus’s book, The Psychology of Search & Rescue. He is currently working on a second edition to this book and researching information for another book on missing and unidentified people.

Steve Sanchez, MS, LSC

Clinical Director
Schools & Resiliency Specialist

Steve Sanchez, MS, LSC has 23 years of experience with the American Red Cross as a Disaster Mental Health Supervisor for both local and national disasters, including time at Ground Zero following the attacks of 9/11. Steve has also spent his time training social workers in trauma and grief interventions for children they encounter in third-world countries. He co-founded the Mother Oak’s Child-Salem’s Center for Children and Families in Grief. Steve currently serves on the board at Salem Pastoral Counseling Center and the Christian Motorcyclist Association.

Steve was born to missionary parents and raised throughout Central and South America. At age 14, his family settled in the U.S., and he finished high school in Colorado Springs.

Steve served six years in the military. After his military stint, he spent 12 years in California teaching middle and high school students. He also volunteered for many years as an EMT and fire chief in California. When Steve came to Oregon, he worked at the Salem-Keizer School District where he spent 11 years at McNary High School as a Prevention/Intervention Specialist and a district crisis/trauma counselor. Over the last 19 years he has worked as a counselor at Claggett Creek Middle School.

Janvier Slick, MSW

Director of Education Services & Credentialing

Janvier Slick is a Disaster Behavioral Health Trainer and Consultant for Bolante.NET. She leads projects specific to continuing education units, PFA facilitator training, and K12 PFA training and is a member of the Disaster Behavioral Health planning committee.

Jan began her career as a protective services worker and then held positions as a Family-Based Services Team Coordinator. She obtained a Master’s degree in Juvenile Corrections from the University of Oregon and a Master’s degree in Social Work from Portland State University.

In 1995, Jan began providing debriefing to juries serving on difficult cases. She currently applies her experience with traumatized individuals to work in the field of disaster behavioral health.

Ethan Snyder, JD, MPP

Executive Compliance Officer

Ethan Snyder is a higher education and compliance professional. His focuses include civil rights, due process, employment regulations, and internal administrative procedures. He has a substantial background in navigating complex regulations including Titles VI, VII, IX, ADA/504, and other nondiscrimination laws. 

Ethan has served as the Director of Learning Skills at Umpqua Community College and Director of Diversity, Retention, and Outreach with the Maseeh College of Engineering and Computer Science at Portland State University. He currently works as a professional in civil rights and Title IX compliance in Alaska. 

Having both an M.P.P. and a J.D., Ethan enjoys working with clients in drafting new policies and procedures, developing training, and thinking creatively around solutions to meet the everchanging demands of both regulatory expectations and best practices. 

Larry Wiedenhoft, RN, EMT

Emergency Response & Medical Specialist

With 13 years experience in the American Red Cross, Larry Wiedenhoft possesses invaluable skills as an Emergency Medical Technician, Emergency Response Instructor, and Disaster Responder. 

A graduate of the University of Washington, Larry has been deployed to dozens of disaster relief operations. Additionally, he has served with Cascadia Moulage, which provides trauma simulation for emergency response training.

Since 2013, Larry has served as an EMT with Nehalem Bay Fire and Rescue. He completed the nursing program at Portland Community College and earned his registered nurse’s license in June 2020. Additionally, Larry has served as a software engineer with IBM, General Electric, and Sequent computers.

Robert Lundblad, PsyD

Director of Research & Development

Robert Lundblad, PsyD received his doctorate from George Fox University. His doctoral research topic included various factors influencing heterosexual bias. Licensed as a psychologist in Oregon, Robert’s clinical work has included university outpatient, psychiatric inpatient, and independent practice settings. His primary professional interest has been in diagnostic assessments.

Since retiring from his private practice, Robert has assisted Bolante.NET in various disaster behavioral health efforts. This work has included instructing Psychological First Aid, conference and program planning, and working on research and grant initiatives.

Lisa Squires, MSW

Behavioral Safety & Intervention Specialist

Combine years of experience, a passion for violence prevention, and a disarming personality, and you have Lisa Squires, MSW.

Serving as a Behavioral Safety & Intervention Specialist at Bolante.NET, Lisa has taken on challenging responsibilities such as Student Threat Assessment Teams (STAT) and Psychological First Aid Provider Certification.

Lisa is a master communicator, professional counselor, and skillful prevention intervention specialist. Her impressive social work background allows her to create a sense of community while still focusing on the individual in need.

In addition to 28 years in social work and addiction counseling, Lisa is also an excellent instructor and maintains an active role in behavioral threat assessment and various other topics within Bolante.NET.

Lisa has contributed to a number of organizations, including Salem Kizer School District, and worked as an inclusion specialist with Mark 2 non-profit organization.

Lisa holds a BSW from Bethel University, an ADC in Addiction Studies from the University of Minnesota, and a Masters degree in Social Work from Augsburg University in Minneapolis, Minnesota.