Theresa Bodnar is a Lieutenant Colonel in the US Army Reserve, a certified Army Master Resilience Trainer (MRT), a Positive Psychology Practitioner, and Eating Psychology Educator.
She holds a BA in Elementary Education from John Carroll University, a MS in Organizational Leadership from Robert Morris University, and a dual Masters in Business Administration (MBA) and Public Administration (MPA) from Syracuse University. She is certified as a Master Resilience Trainer through the US Army, as an Applied Positive Psychology Practitioner through the Flourishing Center, and also holds a certificate in Eating Psychology Coaching through the Institute for the Psychology of Eating.
Theresa is the author of Get UPP!: Understanding Positive Psychology, a poetry book dedicated to positive psychology concepts; co-author of Our Gratitude Mission 2: More People, More Gratitude, More Inspiration; and a monthly columnist with The Teen Mentor and Happy Conscious Living e-zines.
In her free time, Theresa enjoys writing, traveling, dancing, dining out, spending time with family and close friends, and is an avid learner.
She is the daughter of Paul and Antoinette Bodnar; has 2 sisters, Julie Severino and Sarah Bodnar; and a niece and nephew, Anna and Stevie Severino, whom she adores immensely, all living in her hometown Ashtabula, OH.
Theresa is currently single, lives in Alexandria, VA and works as the Manpower Programs Branch Chief in the Program Analysis and Evaluation Directorate, Office of the Chief Army Reserve at Fort Belvoir and the Pentagon.