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CTA Fellows

The CTA creates a Community of Practice by selecting individuals of excellence, our Fellows, and when appropriate, bringing them together for specific program or training activities. The Fellows maintain their primary organizational affiliation and work; in instances where their expertise, interest and time allow, they will be invited to participate in specific CTA services or projects.

View our Fellows’ upcoming presentations.

SENIOR FELLOW

Bruce D. Perry, M.D., Ph.D.
Expertise: Child and Adolescent psychiatry, neurobiology: early childhood and neurodevelopment, traumatology

THE CHILDTRAUMA ACADEMY FELLOWS

Mary Beth Arcidiacono, LMSW
Expertise: Social work, traumatology: traumatic loss and grief

Keith Bailey, M.S., Ph.D.
Expertise: Crisis intervention and de-escalation techniques, restraint/seclusion reduction strategies, changing the culture of care, curriculum development

Lane Benjamin, Ph.D.
Expertise: Community Violence and healing

Tony Bloemendaal, MSc
Expertise: Adult psychiatric, treatment non-response, trauma/neglect.

Kristie Brandt, M.S., Ph.D.
Expertise: Nursing, infant mental health: early childhood development, assessment and intervention

Jean Clinton, BMus, M.D., FRCP(C)
Expertise: Early Childhood, neglect, children’s mental health, adolescent brain development

George Davis, M.D.
Expertise: Child and adolescent psychiatry, Psychopharmacology, Juvenile Justice, neglect, traumatology

Christine L. Dobson, Ph.D., LMSW
Expertise: Clinical assessment and treatment; Secondary Trauma

Richard L. Gaskill, Ed.D.
Expertise: Psychology: therapeutic interventions with at-risk children, NMT in pre-school settings

Pradeep Gidwani, M.D., MPH
Expertise:  Child development and Community Mental Health

Steve Graner, M.S.
Expertise: Education, Coaching: cross country, track and field

Gene Griffin, J.D., Ph.D.
Expertise: Psychology and law: child welfare and systems administration

Joe Heritage
Expertise: Therapeutic crisis intervention, training clinical teams

Mark Holzberg, Ph.D., MPH
Expertise: Developmental Disabilities, Child Welfare systems, Public Health

Gizane Indart, Psy.D.
Expertise: Psychology: sexual abuse of children, traumatology, advocacy

Annette Jackson, MSW
Expertise: Social work, child welfare: trauma in children, clinical outcomes research

Judge Robert Lowenbach, J.D.
Expertise: Juvenile Justice: Child law, systems

Michelle Maikoetter, M.A., NCC, LPC-S
Expertise: Children/adolescents, Domestic violence, Residential Care, Equine assisted programming

Dawn O’Malley, Psy.D.
Expertise: Traumatology, sexual abuse of children

Nelba Márquez-Greene, LMFT
Expertise: Family therapy with under-represented groups, traumatology and community response to mass traumatic loss and grief, developing responsive school climates after violence.

Leo McGilvery
Expertise: Healing through Cree Drumming & Song

Dave Melnick, LICSW
Expertise: Therapeutic interventions with at-risk children; Program Consultation

Jeffrey Rowe, M.D.
Expertise:  Children/adolescents mental health, pharmacology and school consultation

Marti Smith, OTR/L
Expertise: Occupational Therapy

Diane Vines, LMFT, LPC, RPT
Expertise: Family therapy: clinical assessment and treatment, sexual abuse of children

Diane Wagenhals, M.Ed., CFLE
Expertise: Curriculum & program design for social service systems, teaching & training on child maltreatment

Emily Wang, Ph.D. R. Psych.
Expertise: Clinical and Educational Psychology, child development and mental health, trauma informed care

Kirk Ward, LCSW
Expertise: Traumatology, abuse and neglect, implementation of NMT principles

Jerry B. Yager, Psy.D.
Expertise: Psychology: clinical work with at-risk children

Zohreh Zarnegar, MA, MS, Ph.D.
Expertise: Infant-Early Childhood, Developmental Psychology, trauma assessment and treatment

EDUCATION FELLOWS

Sandra Brenneis, MA

Crystal Halseth, M.A.T., NBCT

Brenda Lipp

Carol Taylor, BA

Mike Yantes

CTA RESEARCH DIRECTOR

Erin Hambrick, Ph.D.

ROBIN FANCOURT MEMORIAL SCHOLARS

Sofia Cattelan, M.A.

Manju Haridas, MD

Eszter Perenyi

Natalie Prichard, MA

Chrissy Schieszler, MSW

Olivia Spinola

Yehudis Stokes, RN, MScN

Roland Verdouw, MD