Trainer Bios

Robin P. McHaelen, MSW is the Executive Director of True Colors, Inc.  She has co-authored two books and several articles on LGBTQ youth and is a nationally recognized thought leader. Robin is the recipient of numerous awards including the 2016 CCSU Women of Influence Award, the 2014 HRC  Upstander Award, the 2011 UCONN Award for Excellence in Public Engagement; 2008 National Education Association’s Award for Creative Leadership in Human Rights and the 2008 Social Worker of the Year (NASW, CT Chapter).  In 2017 she was named the Advocates’, 50 States; 50 Heroes for Connecticut.

Erin Latham, LCSW is the Deputy Director for True Colors, Inc. She has more than twelve years of experience in human services and social work with over six years in supervisory roles. Erin has worked with diverse populations and focused on women’s issues, outpatient clinical services, school social work, crisis intervention, homeless prevention, intimate partner violence, and community justice. Erin holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminology & Sociology from Central Connecticut State University and a Master of Social Work degree from Springfield College. She is a member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and is licensed in both CT and MA. Erin Latham resides in Wethersfield, CT with her partner and 2 dogs.

Kamora Herrington has been working in the Human Service field for close to two decades, first as a preschool teacher for the City of Hartford, then as an advocate for homeless teen moms at Just A Start House in Somerville, MA. She has also worked as a dance instructor, performer, community organizer and cultural ambassador. For the last 12  years she has been the mentoring program coordinator for True Colors, Inc. recruiting and matching LGBT and ally adults with LGBT youth in out-of-home care from across Connecticut.  In 2018 she was named the Advocates’, 50 States; 50 Heroes for Connecticut.