VTSC Trainers


Shaida Hossein, OTD

Shaida Hossein began working for Give an Hour in May 2015, as the Assistant Project Coordinator for the Community Collaborative project in Tacoma and in 2017 became the lead coordinator. Currently, she is a Project Manager with Give an Hour. She served two years on the Board for the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Seattle affiliate. In 2016, she became a Mental Health First Aid trainer for the adult curriculum and the Veterans and Families module, and in 2018 became a trainer for the youth curriculum. Additionally, in 2017, she became an Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) trainer. Shaida received her Bachelor of Science in biology from Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa and obtained her Doctorate in occupational therapy with a concentration in mental health and neuro-rehabilitation from Creighton University, in Omaha, Nebraska. Shaida completed clinicals at Memorial Hermann Hospital, Houston; Utah State Hospital, Provo; and VA Puget Sound, Seattle. In her free time, she enjoys hiking in the Pacific Northwest, traveling, and exploring the coffee and food scene in Seattle.