Who we are

We are a group of passionate professionals whose purpose is to improve the behavioral health of individuals.

Terrace Metrics was created by licensed psychologists, educators, and experts in behavioral health, social-emotional learning, and curriculum development. Our work covers k-12 and higher education students and educators, caregivers, and corporate environments.

Our services are all founded on the same belief: working together we can impact people’s lives for the better.

Our Co-Founders

Kathleen M. Chard, PhD.

CEO and Co-founder

Dr. Kathleen Chard is an international expert on trauma and adversity across the lifespan. She received her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Indiana and is the co-author of Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), one of the only two treatments recognized by the U.S. Department of Defense. Dr. Chard led the national roll out of CPT for the Veterans Administration and she has over 100 publications on the impact of adversity to adults, children, and families. She is highly sought after for her expertise in this area, with hundreds of presentations to American and international audiences.

Rich Gilman, PhD., MBA

President and Co-founder

Rich has seen firsthand how workers, students and teachers struggle with stress, pressure, long hours and how it takes its toll on their health; and ultimately negatively impacts the performance of the organization that they work for or the activities they are engaged in. Convinced there had to be a more effective way to assess and solve for these challenges, he interviewed hundreds of individuals and organizations to understand their unique needs, he received in-depth training on organizational systems science, and he continued his research in resilience science to better determine the most robust predictors of optimal functioning. He has degrees from the University of Minnesota, the University of South Carolina, and Oxford University.

Leadership Team

Dr. Craig Bertelsen

Director of Operations

25 years of proven business delivery and growth while building winning teams. Skilled in growing and leading teams domestically and abroad. MBA, Thomas More College. PhD, Materials Engineering, University of Cincinnati. Global Industry Manager, Lexmark International. Development Technology Manager, Lexmark International.

Dale Zdolshek

Director of Sales and Development

Former president, Joseph Edwards Company. 45 years Experience Product Development Experience. Director of North American Sales and Distribution for CP Petrochemical Group.

Dennis Deters

Legal Counsel

Former judge, Ohio First District Court of Appeals. Former Hamilton County (OH) Commissioner. Practicing Attorney

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