Germayne Boswell Tizzano, Ph.D.

769 Summertree Lane, Westerville, Ohio 43081
(614) 448-7623

Profile:

Seasoned management professional qualified by over 30 years in public sector administration, statewide and/or university instruction, curricula development, training and consultation.

Education:

Ph.D. Health Education/Preventive Medicine
The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, 1988

M.A. Health Education
The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio 1985

M.A. Student Development in Higher Education
The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio 1981

B.A. Psychology (Magna Cum Laude)
Russell Sage College, Troy, New York, 1976

Accomplishments:

Offered curriculum development, training and consulting in comprehensive sexual health to agencies that serve women impacted by trauma, sexual violence, and substance abuse.

Authored a 32-hour curriculum and instructed high-risk women on sexual health choices aimed at reducing the risk of HIV/STI’s transmission and relapse.

Conducted and coordinated over 400 educational programs, training and conferences involving subject matters such as: sexual and physical abuse, adolescent sexual health, crisis prevention, medication education, women’s sexual health, stress management, alcohol and drug abuse, care management, children’s mental health issues, wellness, health promotion, professional development, and communications.

Co-authored and implemented an innovative, statewide skill-focused curriculum aimed at providing training to over 200 professionals on educational technologies to improve quality of services to persons with disabilities.

Developed curricula and instructed over 500 graduates and undergraduate students in subject areas such as: human sexuality, health promotion and prevention, behavioral change interventions, and counseling.

Served as project manager for a 6 million, 3 year jointly sponsored mental health/vocational rehabilitation grant, for the creation of state-of-the-art employment opportunities to over 1,000 persons affected by severe mental illness.

Professional Experience:

2001 – Present
President and Founder, Views From a Tree House, Inc., Westerville, Ohio

1999 – 2001
Faculty Member, American Institute of Alternative Medicine, Columbus, Ohio

1985 – 1997
Program Administrator, Ohio Department of Mental Health, Columbus, Ohio

1993 – 1995
Adjunct Faculty, University of Dayton, Counselor Education and Human Services, Dayton, Ohio

1993
Adjunct Faculty, The Ohio State University, Department of Health Education, Columbus, Ohio

1979 – 1984
Graduate Associate, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

1978 – 1979
Program Administrator, Orient Developmental Center, Orient, Ohio

1976 – 1978
Rehabilitation Counselor, Cleveland Developmental Center, Cleveland, Ohio

References: Personal and professional references furnished upon request.

Publications:

Tizzano, G. (2014). Facilitating Women's Need for Sexual Recovery. Addictions Professional Magazine, March/April.

Tizzano, G. (2014) Supporting Healthy Sexuality for Women in Treatment and Recovery. Connecticut Women's Consortium Newsletter, Summer.

Tizzano, G., (2012). The Interrelationship Between Sexuality and Drug Abuse: Sexual health as an important component in women’s recovery from trauma and substance abuse. Journal of Global Drug Policy and Practice, VOLUME 6, ISSUE 4

Tizzano, G. (2010). Sanctuary for Change A Sexual Health Program for Women in Recovery. Westerville, OH: Views From a Tree House

Tizzano, G., (2006). A Sanctuary for Change: A Sexual Health Curriculum for Women at Risk for HIV/STI Transmission. Family Violence Prevention & Health Practice, An E-Journal, 4

Tizzano, G., Stocks, M., (1997) Seeds of Inspiration, Discovery and Hope: A Training Curriculum for Community Support Specialists. Columbus, OH: ODMH.

Recent Presentations:

"Understanding Sexual Intimacy: Clinical Application and Self-Care," May, 2016 Connecticut Women's Consortium, Hamden, CT

"Restoring Healthy Sexuality for Women with Sexual Trauma Histories," May, 2016 Connecticut Women's Consortium, Hamden, CT

"Awareness of Female Sexuality as Important to Clinical Practice," November, 2015 All Life Center for Integrative Well-Being, Delaware, OH.

"Wellness in the Work Place: Part I – Work Life Balance and Part II – Healthy Holidays," May and December, 2015, Community Shelter Board, Columbus, OH.

"VFTH Women's Empowerment Focus Group," January, 2014 All Life Center for Integrative Well Being, Delaware, Ohio.

"The Prevention of Relapse: A Sexual Recovery Model for Women With Trauma and Substance Abuse Histories", June, 2014 Connecticut Women's Consortium, Hamden, Connecticut.

"Training of Trainers for Sanctuary for Change— A Comprehensive Sexual Health Curriculum for Women with Trauma and Substance Abuse Histories," June, 2014 Connecticut Women's Consortium, Hamden, Connecticut.

"VFTH Women's Empowerment Focus Group," January, 2014 All Life Center for Integrative Well Being, Delaware, Ohio.

"The Interrelationships of Sexuality, Trauma, Addiction, and Treatment" and "Honoring the Clinician's Use of Self in Treating Sexual Trauma" September, 2013 18th International Conference & Summit on Violence, Abuse and Trauma, San Diego, California.

"Sexual Health Recovery for Women with Trauma Histories: A Psycho-educational and Holistic Approach," August, 2013 Planned Parenthood of the Heartland, Lincoln, Nebraska

“A Workshop in Self-Discovery,” May, 2013, Canarsie Aware, Brooklyn, New York. “Sexual Health Recovery for Women with Trauma Histories: A Psycho-educational and Holistic Approach,” May, 2013 Connecticut Women’s Consortium, Hamden, Connecticut.

“Sexuality. . .A Common Trigger for Women’s Relapse: A Sexual Health Approach to Working with Women with Histories of Trauma,” May, 2013 Connecticut Women’s Consortium, Hamden, Connecticut.

“The Interrelationships of Sexuality, Substance Abuse, and Trauma for Women,” 2013 Women’s Collaborative, Cincinnati, Ohio.

“Native American Women: Supporting Sexually Healthy Choices,” 2012 Muskogee Creek Nation TCE/HIV, Tulsa, Oklahoma.

“Sexuality. . .A Common Relapse Trigger for Women — Supporting Healthy Sexual Choices,” 2012 National Conference on Addiction Disorders, Orlando, Florida.

“Sexuality. . .A Common Trigger for Women’s Relapse,” 2012 ODADAS/OWN Ohio’s Women’s Symposium, Columbus, Ohio.

“Sexuality. . .A Common Trigger for Women’s Relapse,” 2012 Northeast Regional Training, Ravenna, Ohio.

“Sexuality. . .Supporting Women’s Healthy Sexual Choices,” 2012 11th Annual Ohio Community Corrections Conference, Columbus, Ohio.

“Self-Care,” 2011 Futures Without Violence Semi-Annual Project Connect Grant Meeting, Washington, D.C.

“Risky Sexual Behavior,” 2011 Women’s Consortium, New Haven, Connecticut.

“Sexuality…. A Common Trigger for Women’s Relapse—Supporting Women’s Healthy Sexual Choices,” 2011 WSPIC, Hamden, Connecticut.

“Sexual Health for Women Impacted by Sexual Violence, Trauma and/or Substance Abuse,” ICCA 19th Annual 2011 Research Conference, Cincinnati, Ohio.

“Sexual Health for Women Impacted by Trauma and Substance Abuse,” 2011 Ohio Women’s Network, Columbus, Ohio.

“Sexual Health for Women Impacted by Sexual Violence, Part 1 & 2,” 2011 Ohio Attorney General’s TWO DAYS IN MAY Conference on Victim Assistance, Columbus, Ohio.

“Working with Survivors: The Intersection of HIV/SV/IPV,” 2011 Ohio Domestic Violence Network Steering Committee, Columbus, Ohio

“An Educational Model Aimed at Reducing Sexual Behavioral Risks Associated with HIV/STI Transmission in Women with Histories of Trauma and Substance Abuse,” 2011 Ohio Community Corrections Association 10th Annual Conference, Columbus, Ohio.

“A Clinical and Educational Model Aimed at Reducing Sexual Behavioral Risks Associated with HIV/STI Transmission in Women with Histories of Trauma and Substance Abuse,” 2009 19th World Congress for Sexual Health, Goteborg, Sweden.

“Keeping it Safe: Teens and Sexuality,” 2009 Women Coming Together: 16th Annual Multicultural Women’s Health Conference, Columbus, Ohio.

“Rejuvenation of Self as a Professional and Directions in Wellness,” 2008 ADAMH Training and Learning Institute at Maryhaven, Columbus, Ohio.

Contact Germayne at Views From A Treehouse today Phone:(614) 448-7623 E-mail: germayne@viewsfromatreehouse.com