Varsha N., JD
Varsha serves as an international speaker/consultant and is founder of ROAR TC® (Training & Consulting), LLC and is a Mayo Clinic trained Wellness Coach. She passionately addresses a wide variety of topics including healing modalities, stress relief, bias, diversity, cross-cultural communication, healing modalities, resiliency, bystander intervention, domestic violence, and sexual assault and has worked with diverse immigrant, cultural populations, and interfaith communities. The mission of ROAR TC® is to engage professionals and community members to reflect and respond. When addressing complex social issues, such as sexual assault, bullying, diversity/inclusion, trauma informed care, barriers in communication and relationships we strive to successfully follow the prescribed steps outlined by ROAR T&C - Recognize, Observe, Analyze, and Respond®.
In addition to delivering trainings and wellness workshops nationally she delivers trainings/workshops around the world – including but not limited to Rwanda, Greece, Italy, Australia, Spain amongst many other places to diverse professional groups including legal and medical professionals amongst other professions. Recently she provided trainings on domestic violence and sexual assault to groups of Judges in New Delhi Courts in India. Varsha has also received additional training through Harvard Medical School’s Program in Global Refugee Trauma focusing on global mental health issues affecting refugees worldwide. Her work experiences include working with diverse populations from Somalia, India, Iraq, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Nepal, Russia, and many more. She has also assisted with guardian ad litem and political asylum cases.
She is well-experienced in working with survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence in a variety of settings and has provided and directed the training of advocates and staff in skills and knowledge related to the support of sexual assault and domestic violence survivors. Varsha has developed programs to broaden services provided by rape crisis centers, to improve protocols for advocates and to address unique challenges.
Varsha received her BA from Columbia University in New York and later received her JD. She has also received additional training and enhanced her skills around wellness and stress reduction through the Mayo Clinic and the Yale School of Medicine’s Stress Center. As a Mayo Clinic trained Wellness Coach, she addresses a variety of issues including stress reduction, communication, health, and wellness goals. Her past and present diverse experiences include serving on national and local non-profit boards and committees dedicated to addressing issues related to diversity, elder abuse, sexual assault, and domestic violence. Varsha serves on the Los Angeles Police Department DNA Taskforce in California, serves as a Director on the Board of Directors, End Violence Against Women International, and has served as Advisory Council to the United Nations Women United States Committee Los Angeles. She also serves as Co-Chair on the Los Angeles Domestic Violence Council’s committee on Domestic Violence & Religion. In addition, she is part of a select group of individuals hosting radio shows through, a radio show collective bringing diverse voices to community radio through intentional recruitment, training, and facilitation of production.