Current Position(s):
• Registered Psychotherapist, Colorado State

• Crisis Clinician, Rocky Mountain Crisis Partners

 Doctoral Student, Northcentral University, School of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Department of Psychology
Professional Biography:
Ezra Lockhart is an advocate for societal acceptance of diversity. He demonstrates a servant-leadership style with the natural inclination to serve first. He has a disposition towards listening and discerning, forgiveness and restorative justice, foresight and strategy, systems thinking, and building community. Ezra is kānaka ʻōiwi (aboriginal Hawaiian) born on the island of Oʻahu and currently residing in Denver, Colorado.

For over a decade (2004-2016), Ezra maintained client practice and consultantships with multiple home healthcare agencies in the state of Alaska. He obtained a Masters in Psychology at Northcentral University and is working on his PhD in Psychology. Additionally, he studied with the Faculty of Health Sciences and Centre for Disability Research and Policy at University of Sydney in Australia completing a master's degree in Developmental Disability. Ezra is a board certified Chemical Dependency Counselor at the state and national levels.

Clinical & Professional Experience
Ezra's wide-ranging career spans both the fields of information technology and healthcare. Ezra has worked one-on-one with over 50 individuals who experience a wide range of physical, developmental and intellectual disabilities. In 2004, he started assisting adults with various physical disabilities. In 2011, he specialized in providing home- and community-based behavioral supports for individuals who live on the autistic spectrum. In 2014, he expanded to provide milieu and group therapy (e.g., psychoeducational, skill development, cognitive-behavioral) for youth coping with fetal alcohol effects, severe emotion disturbances, personality disorders, and behavioral and substance abuse issues. In this capacity he has provided therapy for over 115 youth. In 2016, Ezra and his wife became the only emergency foster placement in Utqiaġvik, Alaska, the northernmost town in North America. In November of 2018, Ezra relocated to Colorado to open up a private practice and a Crisis Clinician supporting the National Suicide Prevention Hotline.

Ezra Lockhart was awarded certification at the national and state levels in substance abuse counseling. The National Association for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC) certified Ezra as a level 1 National Certified Addiction Counselor in June 2016. January 2016, Ezra became an Alaska board certified Chemical Dependency Counselor I, which he upgraded from a Counselor Technician he obtained in May of the previous year. The following month he upgraded a previous earned Autism Certificate (2014) to become a Certified Autism Specialist through IBCCES an international credentialing body. The IBCCES later recognized him as the first internationally certified practitioner in Alaska. Ezra was named in July of 2015 Nick Begich Scholar and recognized as Alaska's next generation of leadership. He was recognized by the Michael Tolleson Savant Art Center in 2015 for his contribution to the Autistic Community and presented with an original painting named Epiphany. In 2014, Ezra was selected as an International Scholar Laureate to attend the Student Delegation on Medicine & Science in Australia & New Zealand. In 2013, he completed an Associate of Applied Science in Human Services at the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA). He was named Man of Excellence by AHAINA; Seawolf Student Leader by UAA, Student Life & Leadership; Distinguished Psychology Student by UAA; and Scholar of Promise by America's Promise Alliance in 2013. That same year, Ezra was awarded the President's Volunteer Service Award for "his work with the Autistic Community". Ezra was also nominated three consecutive years (2012, 2013 & 2014) for Alaska Alliance for Direct Service Career (AADSC) Outstanding Direct Service Professional of the Year Award, People with Developmental Disabilities Category.

Professional Service
Ezra serves as committee member for the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education. He is a bronze-level contributor for California State University, Multimedia Educational Resources for Learning and Online Teaching. His past service includes Vice President of Community Service for The National Society of Collegiate Scholars (two terms); Cultural Experience Steering Committee Member for University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) & UAA, UAF-UAA Doctoral Program in Clinical-Community Psychology; Secretary for Psi Chi at UAA; and Referee for The Journal of Undergraduate Research and Scholarly Excellence at Colorado State University.

IT Experience
Ezra has had an impactful 15-year career in the field of Information Technology. As a 26-year resident of Alaska, Ezra has extensive remote village travel. He lives in the Iñupiaq village of Utqiaġvik for going on 6 years. He is currently the Director of Information Technology at Iḷisaġvik College. A major accomplishment (in 1997-1999) was the implementation of SchoolZone (later renamed SchoolAccess), a statewide project that brought internet access to more than 150 rural villages. Since 1997, Ezra has held multiple professional certifications in the field. Among those are Certified CSS Developer: Excellency Degree, Certified HTML Developer: Excellency Degree, Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer, Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator, Microsoft Certified Professional, Cisco Certified Design Associate, Cisco Certified Network Associate, Certified Novell Associate, Network Technical Support, Microsoft Windows 95 Administration, and Computer Fundamentals.