See our Statement of Inclusion


“Investing in People to Create Cultures of Resilience in the Work Place." 


Statement of Inclusion

“We value, affirm and respect all people and believe that race, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, geography, socioeconomic status, disability, life experiences, or the intersection of those characteristics are all invaluable contributions to families, teams, organizations and society. ” 

We Get It

We really do.

That's why after decades of combined experiences in the social sciences industry, including in the top 10 professions that have the highest rates of burnout, we decided to change direction. Now, we share our expertise and lessons learned to create cultures of resilience in workplaces.


Our Core Principles

We are a woman owned small business 

that puts the utmost value on 


Strength. Growth.





Meet the ReUp Trainings Team


Betsy Elizabeth Doud, MSW, BSW, AS, Executive Director and Lead Trainer

I changed course and founded ReUp Trainings in May 2018 to focus on bringing my personal story and professional experiences together as a means to inspire, educate and call to action leaders in high burnout professions. Using concepts of the 'ism's, positions of power, and how trauma, secondary trauma and life “stuff” impacts our decision-making, I believe that our experiences intersect with the solutions to build personal well being and a more just and equitable society. With the caveat that all good things are hard, ReUp Trainings has been a journey of personal and professional growth, one that has only come by the Grace of God and love and support from my husband, my family, my friends and collective community. I really do practice the 3C’s of Communication, Culture and Connection in my work places and everyday life. And while I don’t always get it right; I am getting better…

Betsy is super excited and humbled to be a part of this team!

Meet the ReUp Trainings Team


Nicholas Acord, MA, Administrative Operations Manager

My experience working as an anthropologist and community organizer in the non-profit world has allowed me to develop expertise in cultural analysis. I excel at working with individuals and organizations to help them identify, develop and implement innovative and effective solutions. Recently, I changed course to focus on innovative therapeutic supports. My husband and I live in Chantilly Virginia with our 2 dogs. I love gardening and enjoy reading mystery novels and playing board games.

Nick offers keen insight on assessment and operations and excels in customer service. Nick keeps us on track!

Meet the ReUp Trainings Team


Phyllis C. Simon, JD, MS, Founder & Chief Executive Officer of Simon Law, PLLC.

Leaving the cold winters of the PA behind, I went to the West Coast to attend college for chemical engineering and from there went to law school. The journey and awareness along the way and in between has brought my family closer to home, to the Metro D.C. area. Here, after having billed the long hours at firms to become specialized in all aspects of patent, trademark, and copyright law, I changed course to focus on gender equity in professional cultures and to share knowledge with women so that they can better understand their intellectual value and find their voices in the process. 

Phyllis is our intellectual property rights guru, and attorney culture advisor. Phyllis keeps our egos in check!

To contact P. Simon Law click here


Jody Tompros, LCSW, Artist, Facilitator, Mindfulness Painting

  After decades of intuitive painting, 30 years of mindfulness meditation and 27 years as a mental health practioner where I conducted “heart-centered” psychotherapy and led programs in non-profit management, I have brought it all together and changed course. I am now focused in my journey on bringing my collective experience and awareness to others by holding a space that allows the creativity and unconscious of anothers Soul to emerge giving it a voice, colorful expression and texture. 

Jody is our mindfulness lead and clinical advisor. Jody keeps us breathing!

To contact Mindfulness Painting click here