Amy Connor earned her B.S. in Psychology and Occupational Therapy from College of Charleston and Medical University of South Carolina. A native Charlestonian, she has lived on the beautiful southern coast of New Bern, N.C. since 2003. She is currently the founder and executive director of Hesed Place, a nonprofit organization focused on providing progressive growth-related resources and multifaceted Trauma-Informed Care to adults who have been severely abused as children. Amy’s heart to pull community together on behalf of complex trauma survivors evolved into the “Trauma-Informed-Town-Within-A-Town” model Hesed Place strives to implement here locally and then in other communities around the world. She finds great joy in the love of her family, friends, and beloved horse and cat. The beach is her most restful setting and her faith brings her the greatest peace.