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
CTA RESEARCH DIRECTOR
Erin Hambrick, Ph.D.
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
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
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
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
Jessica Pfeiffer, LCSW, SSW
Wayne Rufiange, M.A.
Carol Taylor, BA
ROBIN FANCOURT MEMORIAL SCHOLARS
Sofia Cattelan, M.A.
Manju Haridas, MD
Natalie Prichard, MA
Chrissy Schieszler, MSW
Yehudis Stokes, RN, MScN
Roland Verdouw, MD