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Guest Name
Pete Nichio-Pete Elste-Bonnie Rumilly-Scott Alvord
Guest Occupation
Firefighter, LEO, Crisis Intervention Team Coordinator, EMT, LCSW, Crisis Clinician
Guest Biography

Pete Nichio, has worked 20 yrs in fire service, and served in the Marines and Army National Guard. Pete was diagnosed with PTSI in 2015 from multiple combat deployments and from everyday operations on emergency calls. Pete recently served as Master of Ceremonies and auctioneer for the Fairfield County Trauma Response Team’s first-ever benefit last October.

Pete Elste has been a Police Officer for 24 years. He started his career working with the NYPD 73rd Precinct in Brownsville Brooklyn, and was part of the Street Narcotics Unit and Community Conditions Unit. Pete is currently serving with the Danbury Police Department where he is a Field Training Officer, Crisis Intervention Team Coordinator, and a member of the Emergency Services Unit and Peer Support Team.

Bonnie Rumilly is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker specializing in the treatment of First Responders. Bonnie is also a 21-year Emergency Medical Technician, and retired Chief of her EMS agency.  Bonnie worked in Newtown treating Trauma directly after the Sandy Hook School Shootings and is an EMDR therapist. She is a Clinical Director of the Fairfield County Trauma Response Team, Inc.

Scott Alvord, LCSW is an experienced therapist and clinical supervisor. Scott works with the Crisis Intervention Teams for two local Police Departments as their Crisis Intervention Clinician.