Ann McCollum Consulting
Risk Management and Crisis Response Planning

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Ann McCollum, J.D., M.Ed.
Ann is a general practice attorney in New Mexico, with a focus on education, recreation, tort, and employment law.  McCollum continues to provide counseling and risk management for experiential, wilderness, and international travel programs in schools, camps, and youth development programs.

Do you know what you don't know?

Ann McCollum, M.Ed., J.D.
505.255.2650 OR

I highly recommend Ann McCollum to all independent schools that engage in outdoor and or experiential education. Great teaching involves taking risks, but anyone who understands wilderness settings knows that there are ways to manage risks. Schools too often offer outdoor activities to their students without being fully aware of industry standards and expectations. Ann brings a wealth of practical experience to guide your school towards creating responsible and sensible programs and policies related to experiential education. She can evaluate your risk and exposure, but even more importantly help lead you to creating more meaningful learning opportunities for your students."
--Mike Davis, Head of School, Colorado Academy, Denver, CO

"I can recommend Ann and her work highly; we hope to have her do a webinar for our trip leaders annually.  Ann was attentive to our needs as a school, gearing the topics she covered and the format of the webinar to address our specific concerns and the types of trips we take.  Ann and I corresponded extensively prior to the webinar, and she has offered her continued assistance as we move through our trip planning and preparations.  Ann struck an appropriate and welcomed balance between cautionary tales and humor, and she communicated an impressive amount of information during our webinar."
--Dr. Adrianne Pierce, Head of Classics and Allstrom Chair in Foreign Affairs, Hackley School, Tarrytown, NY

"Ann is a highly qualified risk management consultant and trainer. With extensive hands-on experience in the backcountry, she works to keep her knowledge and materials up to date. She relates well to her audience by making a tough and potentially boring topic fun without losing the serious message. She has been a wonderful asset to our staff training program.
--Brooke Cheley-Klebe, Camp Director, Cheley Colorado Camps
, Estes Park, Colorado

Presentations --
Screening for Mental Health: Medical Legal Considerations,
with Laura McGladrey, Wilderness Risk Management Conference, November, 2017, Portland, Maine.

Protecting the Rights of Transgender Students in Public Schools, with Sarah Steadman, Esq. and Marayam Ahranjani. Esq., New Mexico Children's Law Institute, January 2018

Moon over Everest and Lhotse Face, Khumbu Region, Nepal
Photo by Ann McCollum ©2011
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