Learn to create more fulfilling relationships with PACT

Tracey Boldemann-Tatkin, PhD, Co-Founder

Tracey Boldemann-Tatkin, PhD, has served as the director of various philanthropic family foundations for over 30 years. In this role, she works with the dynamics and mechanics of families daily. Together with her husband, Dr. Stan Tatkin, Tracey founded the PACT Institute. Her sensitivity to family systems helps guide her in her position as co-executive of the PACT Institute. She educates mental health professionals nationally and internationally to successfully implement PACT, a Psychobiological Approach to Couples Therapy®. She also co-leads retreats and workshops for couples who want to improve their relationship. In addition to her leadership roles, she has been intimately involved at the ground level of humanitarian efforts worldwide. She studied business administration at UCLA and holds a masters of arts in philanthropic studies as well as a masters of public administration. Tracey received her doctorate from the Walden School of Public Policy.

Beverly Baker, Executive Director

Beverly is a business development and operations leader specializing in defining and executing growth strategies within start-up, mid-sized, and large organizations. She is particularly interested in leading organizations through growth and scaling phases. Data driven but people focused, she favors collaborative teams and strategic partnerships. She has guided complex initiatives resulting in a substantial increase of revenue and market share across a range of industries including media, education, health, entertainment, and travel. She holds a B.A. in Sociology from The University of Texas at Austin and an MBA focusing in digital media management from St. Edward’s University.

Marla Katz, Director of Communication

Marla has 20 years of experience in communications and social marketing. She has designed and implemented national communications strategies related to youth development and ending homelessness. She’s led award-winning teams responsible for communications planning, website design, and content development. Now, Marla gets to highlight and show off all the wonderful work of the PACT Institute and support PACT therapists to expand their impact within the therapist community. Marla holds a B.A. in Clinical Psychology/Child Development and an M.A. in Child and Family Policy, both from Tufts University.

Michelle Syverson, Administrative Assistant

Michelle is an administrative assistant who can tackle any task no matter the size.  She has worked in various fields including hospitality, finance, and customer service.  She strives to make everyone’s experience with PACT as smooth as possible.  She holds a BSBA in Economics and a BS in International Relations from Drake University and is currently getting her Masters in Drama Therapy from the California Institute of Integral Studies.

Sara Eden Gally, Administrative Assistant

Sara Eden is our savvy administrative assistant. She is an experienced organizer, producer, and facilitator of interpersonal workshops. She is a coach and a communication nerd. She is passionate about community and the healing that happens in a relational container. Sara Eden is currently working toward her master’s in clinical psychology at Prescott College.

Shea Depmore, Social Media Manager

Shea is an actor and digital content creator. She has created digital content for mental health clinicians and professionals in the entertainment industry. She helps us spread the word about secure-functioning relationships on social media.

Lauren Kozak, Marketing Consultant

Lauren Kozak is a digital strategy consultant with 18 years experience, specializing in social media and audience development. She ran social media for everyone, from the LA Times to Britney Spears, and now runs a boutique consultancy, Emotional Experience Marketing.  She loves helping PACT spread Stan’s positive message. Secure-functioning relationships can make the world a better place and make us all happier — Lauren can’t think of a better use of social media than that. 

Karen Aroian, Content Editor

Karen works with writers to develop ideas for PACT audiences. She has a knack for cultivating new and established subject-matter experts to help them polish content for publication. A lifelong writer and editor, Karen began her career in the editorial offices of Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, working with America’s finest editors and authors. Through the years, she has led teams of editors and writers at major publishing and marketing firms. Karen is an avid walker and world traveler. She also served as the 2017-2018 president of Women Communicators of Austin, an all-volunteer nonprofit with more than 250 members.

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