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The CTA creates a Community of Practice by selecting individuals of excellence, our Fellows, and when appropriate, bringing them together for specific activities. The Fellows maintain their primary organizational affiliation and work; in instances where their expertise, interest and time allow, they will be invited to contribute t0 specific CTA projects.





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




Erin Hambrick, Ph.D.





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


Stephen Bradley, LICSW, LMHC
Expertise: Child and Family Therapy, Couples Therapy, Wraparound and Social Justice


Kristie Brandt, CNM, NP, MS, DNP
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


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 Maquez-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: Trauma-informed Schools (including Organizational Stress and Leadership Engagement), Family Therapy (Trauma-informed and Attachment-based with children/adolescents), Trauma Evaluations and Program Consultation


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


Marti Smith, OTR/L
Expertise: Occupational Therapy


Chelle Taylor, BA Hons, MPsych, MAPS


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


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




Sandra Brenneis, MA

Crystal Halseth, M.A.T., NBCT

Brenda Lipp

Jessica Pfeiffer, LCSW, SSW

Wayne Rufiange, M.A.

Carol Taylor, BA

Mike Yantes




Ajitpaul Basra

Sofia Cattelan, M.A.

Manju Haridas, MD

Eszter Perenyi

Natalie Prichard, MA

Chrissy Schieszler, MSW

Olivia Spinola

Yehudis Stokes, RN, MScN

Roland Verdouw, MD

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