Anura Shah

Beyond Force

Ms. Anura Shah founded Beyond Force in 2015 as a response to the growing need for customized education and training regarding crisis management.  She has more than 13 years of professional experience in the industry, and provides training on subjects ranging from de-escalation strategies to workplace safety.

Anura is a Master Instructor with the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission (WSCJTC). She teaches a rigorous 8-hour Crisis Intervention Team training (CIT) course to Law Enforcement and other First Responders.

Anura is an Associate Faculty member at Shoreline Community College in the Criminal Justice Department. She is also a member of the Criminal Justice Advisory Board at the College. 

Prior to starting Beyond Force, Anura spent 4 years as Director, Workplace Violence Prevention Program at VA Puget Sound Health Care System, a department that she founded in 2012 and has been replicated nationwide. It was in this capacity that she served as a First Responder, embedded with Law Enforcement.  

Anura is a 2007 graduate of the Brown School of Social Work (MSW) as well as the School of Medicine Health Administration Program  (MHA) at Washington University in St. Louis. She is a licensed independent clinical social worker (LICSW).