Ali W. Rothrock

Keynote Speaker
Founder/CEO of On the Job and Off and the Executive Director for First Responders Care
Ali W. Rothrock is an author, speaker, and educator who has delivered hundreds of presentations nationwide about resilience after trauma and as an advocate for first responder mental health. As a seasoned public speaker, her TedxTalk "Resilience Is An Action of Rebellion" has been viewed thousands of times. Ali draws on her experience as a firefighter / EMT to design and deliver courses that provide audience members with empowering and tangible takeaways. She is the founder/CEO of On the Job and Off and the Executive Director for First Responders Care, two organizations dedicated to building more resilient first responders who take an active role in their communities. Ali is the author of Where Hope Lives (2010) and After Trauma (2022.) Rothrock is a Certified Trauma Responder through the Association of Traumatic Stress Specialists, a Behavioral Health Specialist with the Medical Reserve Corps, and is certified through the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation. Ali is currently earning her Masters in Trauma, Resilience, and Self-Care Strategies. She moves often with her husband who is in the Air Force.

Sessions by Ali W. Rothrock

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Summit Ballroom B 

KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Resilience and the Ability to Improvise

Speaker:  Ali Rothrock

In this session, Ali will share her story of the early experiences she had at the beginning of her firefighting career. These experiences lead her to become a fierce advocate for first responders’ mental health and began her passion for helping others become more resilient individuals. Resiliency is “the skill and capacity to be robust under conditions of enormous stress and change.” Audience members can expect to walk away empowered to meet any adversity they may face in life, on the job or off, with active resilience.