David Kerrigan, PhD, LCSW, Secretary

David started in education, teaching preschool through high school students, many with special needs. He went on to clinical social work, where he has worked with many children with attachment difficulties and histories of trauma. He has presented on attachment, trauma, and spirituality at local, national, and international trainings and conferences and served as the executive director of the Center for Spirituality and Social Work at The Catholic University of America. He helps adults with subtance use problems and mental health issues.

“Homeless children deserve the same chance at love and success that all other children have. Step Up Ventura is a way to give them that chance.”