Elaine Zook Barge

Specializes in trauma and resilience

Elaine (Elena) Zook Barge is a trauma and resilience educator and consultant for individuals and organizations dealing with stress and adversity.   She has facilitated Strategies for Trauma Awareness and Resilience (STAR) learning since the program was first developed in 2002 at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU).  Having previously worked in community development and peacebuilding in Central America in the 1980’s and 90’s and having coached and trained thousands of professionals worldwide, she is experienced in providing support and tools for those in high-stress situations.  Elaine is committed to increasing trauma and resilience-informed services locally, nationally and internationally. She holds a Master of Arts in Conflict Transformation (2003) and a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition/ Community Development (1984) from EMU.