Fellowship Mentors

In addition to the support they receive from the fellowship team at Chapin Hall, each Doris Duke Fellow is supported by two mentors: an Academic Mentor and a Policy Mentor. Fellows select their mentors when applying to the fellowships.

The Academic Mentor, who is most often a fellow's dissertation chair, supervises the fellow's research and guides the fellow toward completing their dissertation and developing their policy research skills. Fellows receive career guidance and exposure to different learning opportunities from their Academic Mentor. As fellows have typically been working with their Academic Mentors throughout their doctoral program, Academic Mentors are uniquely situated to advocate for the needs of the fellow throughout the fellowship and to monitor the fellow's academic progress. The Academic Mentor's focus in mentoring the fellow is monitoring and advising the technical quality and rigor of the fellow's research.

The Policy Mentor is someone who works in a state or federal agency, non-profit service organization, policy center, or child advocacy organization and who can assist a fellow in framing their research questions to maximize the policy and practice relevance of their work. Policy Mentors might not be the director of a program, organization, or agency; rather, they have the time and desire to mentor a new leader in the field and offer guidance on policy implications of research. Policy Mentors do not need to hold a doctoral degree in order to serve as a mentor; in fact, many past and current Policy Mentors hold a variety of professional degrees that are not PhDs (e.g., JD, MPH, MPP), and all have invaluable experience that informs their work and mentoring. The Policy Mentor's focus in mentoring the fellow is on identifying the unique challenges in using empirical evidence when implementing programs and policies, and in offering suggestions on how a fellow's work could improve the linkage between research and practice. 

The following mentors have mentored and/or are currently mentoring a Doris Duke Fellow:

Cohort Eight Mentors

Academic Mentors

Jill Duerr Berrick, Academic Mentor
dberrick@berkeley.edu
Professor, Zellerbach Family Foundation
University of California, Berkeley
Fellow: Julia Hernández

Clayton R. Cook, Academic Mentor
crcook@umn.edu
Professor                                                                                                                                             
University of Minnesota
Fellow: Sophia Frank

Shannon Dorsey, Academic Mentor
dorsey2@uw.edu
Associate Professor
University of Washington
Fellow: Prerna Martin

David Finkelhor, Academic Mentor
david.finkelhor@unh.edu
Professor at University of New Hampshire
Director of The Crimes Against Children Research Center
Fellow: Reeve Kennedy

Patrick Fowler, Academic Mentor
pjfowler@wustl.edu
Associate Professor
Washington University in St. Louis
Fellow: Katherine Marcal

Yo Jackson, Academic Mentor
yjackson@ku.edu
Professor at University of Kansas
Senior Scientists at The Clinical Child Psychology Program
Fellow: Stephanie Gusler

Michelle Johnson-Motoyama, Academic Mentor
michellejm@ku.edu
Associate Professor
University of Kansas
Fellow: Deborah J. Moon

Sacha Klein, Academic Mentor
kleinsa@msu.edu
Assistant Professor
Michigan State University
Fellow: Brittany Paige Mihalec-Adkins

Melissa Koenig, Academic Mentor
mkoenig@umn.edu
Professor
University of Minnesota
Fellow: Katherine Ridge

Laura KubzanskyAcademic Mentor
lkubzans@hsph.harvard.edu
Professor                                                                                                                                  Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Fellow: Scott Delaney

Ginger A. Moore, Academic Mentor
gam16@psu.edu
Associate Professor                                                                                                                               Pennsylvania State University
Fellow: Alex Busuito

Larry L. Mullins, Academic Mentor
larry.mullins@okstate.edu
Regents Professor and Vaugh Vennerberg Chair of Psychology
Oklahoma State University
Fellow: Hannah Espeleta

Jodi Quas, Academic Mentor
jquas@uci.edu
Professor of Psychology & Social Behavior and Nursing Science
University of California, Irvine
Fellow: Kelli Dickerson

Arthur J. Reynolds, Academic Mentor
ajr@umn.edu
Professor
Institute of Child Development at the University of Minnesota
Fellow: Christina Mondi

Elizabeth Skowron, Academic Mentor
eskowron@uoregon.edu
Professor
University of Oregon
Fellow: Maria Schweer-Collins

 

Policy Mentors

Gassia Apkarian, Policy Mentor
gapkarian@occourts.org                                                                                                                      Judge
Juvenile Dependency at The Superior Court of California                                                                  
Fellow: Kelli Dickerson

Lucy BerlinerPolicy Mentor
lucyb@uw.edu
Director                                                                                                                                          Harborview Center for Sexual Assault and Traumatic Stress                                                       
Fellow: Prerna Martin

Elizabeth CarlsonPolicy Mentor
carls032@umn.edu
Director of the Harris Training Program                                                                                          Center for Early Education and Development
Fellow: Christina Mondi

Elizabeth DayPolicy Mentor
ead255@cornell.edu
Postdoctoral Fellow                                                                                                                              Project 2-Gen, Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research at Cornell University                     
Fellow: Brittany Paige Mihalec-Adkins

John DeJoie, Policy Mentor
john.dejoie@unh.edu
Legislative Policy Consultant, Social Work Lecturer                                                                            Child and Family Services
Fellow: Reeve Kennedy

Diana Fishbein, Policy Mentor
dfishbein@psu.edu
Professor, Pennsylvania State University                                                                                               Director, The National Prevention Science Coalition to Improve Lives
Fellow: Alex Busuito

Nancy Gertner, Policy Mentor
ngertner@law.harvard.edu
Senior Lecturer on Law                                                                                                                       Harvard University
Fellow: Scott Delaney

Stephen Gillaspy, Policy Mentor
stephen-gillaspy@ouhsc.edu
Director of Research                                                                                                                            General and Community Pediatrics                                                                                                    University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, OU Children's Hospital
Fellow: Hannah Espeleta

Omar Gudino, Policy Mentor
omar.gudino@du.edu
Assistant Professor of Psychology                                                                                                          University of Denver
Fellow: Stephanie Gusler

Todd Herrenkohl, Policy Mentor
tih@u.washington.edu
Professor                                                                                                                                              University of Washington and University of Michigan Schools of Social Work
Fellow: Sophia Frank

John Landsverk, Policy Mentor
jlandsverk@aol.com
Senior Research Scientist
Oregon Social Learning Center
Fellow: Katherine Marcal

Eve-Lynn NelsonPolicy Mentor
enelson2@kumc.edu
Director of the KU Center for Telemedicine & Telehealth at KU Medical Center                              Professor, Pediatric Behavioral Department, University of Kansas School of Medicine                       Fellow: Deborah J. Moon

Debra Samples, Policy Mentor
debra.samples@acf.hhs.gov
Regional Program Manager                                                                                                                  US DHHS, ACF, Children's Bureau
Fellow: Julia Hernández

Amy Susman-StillmanPolicy Mentor
asusman@umn.edu
Director of Applied Research and Training                                                                                          University of Minnesota and Center for Early Education and Development
Fellow: Katherine Ridge

Laurie Theodorou, LCSW, Policy Mentor
laurie.l.theodorou@state.or.us
Early Childhood Mental Health Specialist                                                                                          Oregon Health Authority
Fellow: Maria Schweer-Collins

 

Cohort One through Seven Mentors

Academic Mentors

Sandra Azar, Academic Mentor
sta10@psu.edu
Professor                                                                                                                                          The Pennsylvania State University                                                                                              Department of Psychology
Fellow: Elizabeth Miller

Melissa Barnett, Academic Mentor
barnettm@arizona.edu
Assistant Professor, University of Arizona
Fellow: Jennifer A. Mortensen

Sandra Barrueco, Academic Mentor
barrueco@cua.edu
Associate Professor                                                                                                                          The Catholic University of America
Fellow: Anna Davis

Jennifer Bellamy, Academic Mentor
jbellamy@uchicago.edu
Assistant Professor, School of Social Service Administration                                                    University of Chicago
Fellow: Aaron Banman

Lawrence Berger, Academic Mentor
lmberger@wisc.edu
Professor & Director                                                                                                                Institute for Research on Poverty                                                                                            University of Wisconsin-Madison
Fellow: Leah Gjertson, Yonah Drazen

Susan Bookheimer, Academic Mentor
sbook@ucla.edu
Joaquin Fuster Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience                                                                        University of California-Los Angeles
Fellow: Natalia Orendain

Karen Budd, Academic Mentor
kbudd@depaul.edu
Professor and Director of Clinical Training, Psychology Department
DePaul University
Fellow: Christina Danko

Natasha Cabrera, Academic Mentor
ncabrera@umd.edu
Professor                                                                                                                                University of Maryland
Fellow: Catherine Kuhns

Katharine Cahn, Academic Mentor
Cahnk@pdx.edu
Executive Director, Child Welfare Partnership & Center for Improvement of Child and Family Services
Department of Social Work and Social Research, Portland State University
Fellow: Angela Cause

Kristine Campbell, Academic Mentor
Kristine.Campbell@hsc.utah.edu
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, University of Utah
Fellow: Brooks Keeshin

Monit Cheung, Academic Mentor
mcheung@uh.edu
Professor, University of Houston
Fellow: Jackie Duron

Crystal Collins-Camargo, Academic Mentor
crystal.collinscamargo@louisville.edu
Assistant Professor, University of Louisville
Fellow: Justin "Jay" Miller

Mark Courtney, Academic Mentor
markc@uchicago.edu
Professor, School of Social Service Administration, University of Chicago
Fellows: Colleen Katz, Nathanael Okpych

Robert Crosnoe, Academic Mentor    
crosnoe@austin.utexas.edu
Professor, University of Texas at Austin
Fellow: Chelsea Smith

Marah Curtis, Academic Mentor
murtis3@wisc.edu
Associate Professor, School of Social Work
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Fellow: Emily Warren

Rachel Davis, Academic Mentor
rdavis@mailbox.sc.edu
Assistant Professor                                                                                                                            Department of Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior                                                    University of South Carolina Arnold School of Public Health
Fellow: Aditi Srivastav

Eric Dearing, Academic Mentor
eric.dearing@bc.edu
Associate Professor
Lynch School of Education, Department of Counseling, Developmental, and Educational Psychology, Boston College
Fellow: Francesca Longo

Diane DePanfilis, Academic Mentor
ddepanfilis@ssw.umaryland.edu
Professor, Director
Ruth H. Young Center for Families and Children
University of Maryland School of Social Work
Fellow: Leah Bartley

William Dietz, Academic Mentor
bdietz@gwu.edu
Professor & Director                                                                                                                  Sumner M. Redstone Global Center for Prevention & Wellness                                                          Milken Institute School of Public Health at George Washington University
Fellow: Wendy R. Ellis

Kenneth Dodge, Academic Mentor
dodge@duke.edu
Director; William McDougall Professor of Public Policy; Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience
Center for Child and Family Policy
Duke University
Fellow: Sandra Nay McCourt

Mary Dozier, Academic Mentor
mdozier@psych.udel.edu
Professor                                                                                                                                        Amy E. duPont Chair of Child Development                                                                          University of Delaware
Fellow: Lindsay Zajac

M. Ann Easterbrooks, Academic Mentor    
ann.easterbrooks@tufts.edu
Professor
Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Study and Human Development
Tufts University
Fellows: Chie Kotake, Rachel Katz

J. Mark Eddy, Academic Mentor
jmarke@uw.edu
Director of Research and Research Professor
Partners for our Children, UW/SSW
University of Washington
Fellow: Joseph Mienko

Michael Fagen, Academic Mentor
michael.fagen@northwestern.edu
Associate Professor and Director
Department of Preventive Medicine
Northwestern University
Fellow: Elizabeth Jarpe-Ratner

Mary Finn, Academic Mentor
mfinn@gsu.edu
Professor
Georgia State University
Fellow: Erin Marsh

Phil Fisher, Academic Mentor
philf@uoregon.edu
Director of Clinical Training, Philip H. Knight Chair, Professor
Department of Psychology
University of Oregon
Fellows: Amanda Van Scoyoc, Melissa Marquardt

Antonio Garcia, Academic Mentor
antgar@sp2.upenn.edu
Assistant Professor
University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy and Practice
Fellow: Christina DeNard

Anna Gassman-Pines, Academic Mentor
agassman.pines@duke.edu
Assistant Professor
Duke University
Fellow: Anika Schenck-Fontaine

Rachel Gordon, Academic Mentor
ragordon@uic.edu
Associate Professor of Sociology, Faculty at the Institute of Government and Public Affairs
University of Illinois at Chicago
Fellow: Kristin Abner

Ruby Gourdine, Academic Mentor    
rgourdine@howard.edu
Professor
Howard University/School of Social Work
Howard University
Fellow: Brianna Lemmons

Nancy Guerra, Academic Mentor
nguerra@art-sci.udel.edu
Professor of Psychology
University of Delaware
Fellow: Carly B. Dierkhising

David Hansen, Academic Mentor
dhansen1@unl.edu
Director, Law-Psychology Program
University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Fellows: Grace S. Hubel, Alayna Schreier

Mary Haskett, Academic Mentor
mehaskett@ncsu.edu
Professor
Department of Psychology
North Carolina State University
Fellow: Jenna Montgomery Armstrong

Kristen Hassmiller-Lich, Academic Mentor
klich@unc.edu
Research Assistant Professor                                                                                                      Gillings School of Global Public Health                                                                                University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Fellow: Gracelyn H. Cruden

Todd Herrenkoh, Academic Mentor
tih@uw.edu
Associate Professor
School of Social Work
University of Washington
Fellows: J. Bart Klika, Kate Daderko

Michael Holosko, Academic Mentor
mholosko@uga.edu
Pauline M. Berger Professor of Family and Child Welfare
School of Social Work
University of Georgia
Fellow: Tamara Hurst

Yo Jackson, Academic Mentor
yjackson@ku.edu
Professor and Senior Scientist
Clinical Child Psychology Program
University of Kansas
Fellow: Lindsay HuffhinesBridget Cho

Christopher Jencks, Academic Mentor
Christopher_jencks@harvard.edu
Malcolm Wiener Professor of Social Policy
Harvard Kennedy School
Harvard University
Fellow: Cassandra Robertson

Brenda Jones Harden, Academic Mentor
bjharden@umd.edu
Associate Professor of Human Development
University of Maryland, College Park
Fellow: Carlomagno Panlilio

Melissa Jonson-Reid, Academic Mentor
jonsonrd@wustl.edu
Professor
George Warren Brown School of Social Work, Center for Violence and Injury Prevention
Washington University in St. Louis
Fellow: Paul Lanier

Neil Jordan, Academic Mentor
neil-jordan@northwestern.edu
Director
Mental Health Services and Policy Program
Northwestern University
Fellow: Lindsey E.G. Weil

Jill Joseph, Academic Mentor
jill.joseph@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu
Associate Dean for Research
Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing
University of California, Davis
Fellow: Sheridan Miyamoto

Patricia Kohl, Academic Mentor
pkohl@wustl.edu
Associate Professor
George Warren Brown School of Social Work
Washington University in St. Louis
Fellows: Kristen Seay, Megan Feely, Ericka M. Lewis

Judy Krysik, Academic Mentor
judy.krysik@asu.edu
Associate Professor
Arizona State University
Fellow: Elisa Kawam

Heidemarie Laurent, Academic Mentor
hlaurent@uoregon.edu
Assistant Professor
University of Oregon
Fellow: Rosemary Bernstein

Laurel Leslie, Academic Mentor
lleslie@tuftsmedicalcenter.org
Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine
Tufts Medical Center
Fellow: April Allen

Elizabeth Letourneau, Academic Mentor
elizabethletourneau@jhu.edu
Professor                                                                                                                              Department of Mental Health                                                                                                     Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Fellow: Kenneth Feder

John Leventhal, Academic Mentor
John.Leventhal@yale.edu
Professor of pediatrics; Medical Director of the Child Abuse and Child Abuse Prevention Programs
Yale University School of Medicine
Fellow: Barbara Chaiyachati

Tama Leventhal, Academic Mentor
tama.leventhal@tufts.edu
Associate Professor
Tufts University
Fellow: Elizabeth Shuey

Kelly Lewis, Academic Mentor
kellymichellelewis@gmail.com
Assistant Professor
Georgia State University
Fellow: Jalika Street

Cynthia Lietz, Academic Mentor
clietz@asu.edu
Senior Associate Dean and Professor
School of Social Work
Arizona State University
Fellows: Megan Piel, Francie Julien-Chinn

Julia Littell, Academic Mentor
jlittell@brynmawr.edu
Professor
Graduate School of Social Work and Social Welfare
Bryn Mawr College
Fellow: Jessica Wilen

Leonard Lopoo, Academic Mentor    
lmlopoo@maxwell.syr.edu
Associate Professor of Public Administration and International Affairs
The Maxwell School of Public Administration and International Affairs
Syracuse University
Fellow: Kerri Raissian

Michael MacKenzie, Academic Mentor
michael.mackenzie@ssw.rutgers.edu
Chancellor's Scholar for Well-Being; Associate Professor of Social Work and Pediatrics
School of Social Work
Rutgers University     
Fellow: Kate Stepleton

David MacPhee, Academic Mentor
David.macphee@colostate.edu
Professor                                                                                                                              Department of Human Development and Family Studies                                                              Colorado State University and Colorado State University School of Public Health
Fellow: Sarah Prendergast

Steve Marshall, Academic Mentor
smarshall@unc.edu
Professor/Director
Department of Epidemiology, Injury Prevention Research Center
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Gillings school of Global Public Health, Department of Epidemiology, Injury Prevention Research Center
Fellow: Jared Parrish

Karin Martin, Academic Mentor
kamartin@umich.edu
Professor of Sociology
University of Michigan
Fellow: Emily Bosk

Ann Mastergeorge, Academic Mentor
Ann.mastergeorge@ttu.edu
Associate Professor, Early Childhood Extension Specialist
Texas Tech University, Department of Family Studies and Human Development
Fellow: Katherine Paschall

Jacquelyn McCroskey, Academic Mentor
mccroske@usc.edu
John Milner Professor of Child Welfare
School of Social Work
University of Southern California
Fellow: Jaymie Lorthridge

Tom McDonald, Academic Mentor
t-mcdonald@ku.edu
Associate Dean of Research/Professor
School of Social Welfare
University of Kansas
Fellow: Kaela Byers

Katie McLaughlin, Academic Mentor
mclaughk@uw.edu
Assistant Professor
Child Clinical Psychology Department
University of Washington
Fellow: Charlotte Heleniak

Rosa Milagros-Santos, Academic Mentor
rsantos@illinois.edu
Department of Special Education
University of Illinois
Fellow: Catherine Corr

Cynthia Minkovitz, Academic Mentor     
cminkovi@jhsph.edu
Professor
Johns Hopkins University
Fellow: Meredith Matone

Christopher Monk, Academic Mentor
csmonk@umich.edu
Research Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry                                                                            Survey Research Center, Center for Human Growth and Development                                              University of Michigan
Fellow: Tyler Hein

Laurie Nsiah-Jefferson, Academic Mentor
ljeffers@brandeis.edu
Senior Scientist and Senior Lecturer
Heller School for Social Policy and Management
Brandeis University
Fellow: Megan Madison

Deirdre Oakley, Academic Mentor    
doakley1@gsu.edu
Professor
Department of Sociology
Georgia State University
Fellow: Clinton Boyd, Jr.

Devah Pager, Academic Mentor
devah_pager@harvard.edu
Professor of Sociology and Public Policy
Harvard Kennedy School and Harvard University Department of Sociology
Fellow: Kelley Fong

Lawrence Palinkas, Academic Mentor    
palinkas@usc.edu
Albert G. and Frances Lomas Feldman Professor of Social Policy and Health
School of Social Work
University of Southern California
Fellow: Megan Finno-Velasquez

Susan Pearson, Academic Mentor
sjp@northwestern.edu
Associate Professor                                                                                                                        Department of History, Northwestern University
Fellow: Michelle Bezark

Ellen Pinderhughes, Academic Mentor    
Ellen.Pinderhughes@tufts.edu
Associate Professor and Chair of Doctoral Program
Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Study and Human Development
Tufts University
Fellow: Judith C. Scott

Maureen Pirog, Academic Mentor
pirog@indiana.edu
Rudy Professor of Policy Analysis
School of Public and Environmental Affairs
Indiana University
Fellow: Lindsey Bullinger

Joseph Price, Academic Mentor    
jmprice@mail.sdsu.edu
Professor
Department of Psychology
San Diego State University
Fellow: Natalia Walsh

Enola Proctor, Academic Mentor
ekp@wustl.edu
Frank J. Bruno Professor of Social Work Research
George Warren Brown School of Social Work
Washington University in St. Louis
Fellow: Byron Powell

Emily Putnam-Hornstein, Academic Mentor
ehornste@usc.edu
Associate Professor
School of Social Work
University of Southern California
Fellow: Andrea Eastman

Jodi Quas, Academic Mentor
jquas@uci.edu
Professor of Psychology & Social Behavior and Nursing Science
Psychology & Social Behavior
University of California, Irvine
Fellow: Kyndra Cleveland

Karen Randolph, Academic Mentor    
krandolph@fsu.edu
Doctoral Program Director
The Florida State University
Fellow: Leah Cheatham

Rebecca Ryan, Academic Mentor
Rmr64@georgetown.edu
Associate Professor                                                                                                                    Georgetown University
Fellow: Christina Padilla

Arthur J. Reynolds, Academic Mentor
ajr@umn.edu
Professor
Institute of Child Development and Humphrey School of Public Policy
University of Minnesota
Fellow: Alison Giovanelli

Elizabeth Segal, Academic Mentor    
esegal@asu.edu
Professor
School of Social Work
Arizona State University
Fellow: Jennifer Geiger

Margaret Severson, Academic Mentor
mseverson@ku.edu
Professor
The University of Kansas
Fellow: Aislinn Conrad-Hiebner

Margaret Sheridan, Academic Mentor    
sheridan.margaret@unc.edu
Assistant Professor
Department of Psychology & Neuroscience
Harvard Medical School/ University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill,
Fellow: Daniel Busso

Marybeth Shinn, Academic Mentor
beth.shinn@vanderbilt.edu
Professor
Department of Human and Organizational Development
Vanderbilt University
Fellow: Scott Brown

Jeffrey Shook, Academic Mentor
jes98@pitt.edu
Assistant Professor
School of Social Work and School of Law
University of Pittsburgh
Fellow: Lisa Schelbe

Kristen Shook Slack, Academic Mentor
ksslack@wisc.edu
Professor
School of Social Work
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Fellow: Kathryn Maguire-Jack

Kathleen Sikkema, Academic Mentor
kathleen.sikkema@duke.edu
Professor of Psychology & Neuroscience, Global Health, and Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences;
Director of Training, Duke Clinical Psychology Program; Director of Doctoral Studies, Duke Global
Health Institute
Psychology & Neuroscience
Duke University
Fellow: Karmel Choi

Jane Silovsky, Academic Mentor
jane-silovsky@ouhsc.edu
Professor
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Fellow: Jennifer Daer Shields

Paul Silverman, Academic Mentor
paul.silverman@mso.umt.edu
Full Faculty Professor
University of Montana
Fellow: Whitney Rostad

Cassandra Simmel, Academic Mentor
csimmel@ssw.rutgers.edu
Assistant Professor
School of Social Work
Rutgers University
Fellow: Kerrie Ocasio

Gail Steketee, Academic Mentor
steketee@bu.edu
Dean, Professor
School of Social Work
Boston University
Fellow: Abigail Ross

Catherine Taylor, Academic Mentor
ctaylor5@tulane.edu
Associate Professor
School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
Tulane University
Fellow: Julia Fleckman

Kathleen Thomas, Academic Mentor    
thoma114@umn.edu
Professor                                                                                                                                              Institute of Child Development
University of Minnesota
Fellow: Kelly Jedd McKenzie

Richard Tolman, Academic Mentor
rtolman@umich.edu
Professor of Social Work
School of Social Work
University of Michigan
Fellow: Tova B. Walsh

Jane Waldfogel, Academic Mentor    
jw205@columbia.edu
Compton Foundation Centennial Professor of Social Work for the Prevention of Children’s and Youth Problems
Columbia University
Fellow: William Schneider

Daniel Whitaker, Academic Mentor
dwhitaker@gsu.edu
Director                                                                                                                                              National SafeCare Training and Research Center
Georgia State University
Fellow: Tia McGill Rogers

Cristina Wilson, Academic Mentor
Cristina.wilson@uconn.edu
Associate Professor                                                                                                                  University of Connecticut                                                                                                            School of Social Work
Fellow: Alysse Melville

Policy Mentors

Rhian Allvin, Policy Mentor
rallvin@naeyc.org
Executive Director, NAEYC
Fellow: Jennifer A. Mortensen

Patricia Barron, Policy Mentor
pbarron@ausa.org
Director of Family Programs, Association of the United States Army
Fellow: Abigail Ross

Suzin Bartley, Policy Mentor
suzin.bartley@state.ma.us
Executive Director, Massachusetts Children’s Trust Fund
Fellow: Chie Kotake

Michael Becketts, Policy Mentor
Michael.Becketts@dhhs.nc.gov
Director, Durham County Social Services
Fellow: Anika Schenck-Fontaine

Lucy Berliner, Policy Mentor
lucyb@u.washington.edu
Clinical Associate Professor and Director, University of Washington and Harborview Center for Sexual Assault & Traumatic Stress
Fellow: Charlotte Heleniak

Ashley Beumer, Policy Mentor
arbeumer@voices-stl.org
Director of Programs, Voices for Children
Fellow: Megan Feely

Taylor Bishop Scott, Policy Mentor
taylor.scott@research2policy.org
Research Assistant Professor, Pennsylvania State University                                                                  Coordinator, Research-to-Policy Collaboration
Fellow: Sarah Prendergast

Allison Blake, Policy Mentor
allison.blake@dcf.state.nj.us
Commissioner, NJ Department of Children and Families
Fellow: Kerrie Ocasio

Megan Branham, Policy Mentor
mbranham@pafcaf.org
Director of Policy and Research                                                                                                          Palmetto Association for Children and Families
Fellow: Aditi Srivastav

Melissa Lim Brodowski, Policy Mentor
melissa.brodowski@acf.hhs.gov
Prevention Specialist
Office on Child Abuse & Neglect, Children’s Bureau, ACYF
Fellows: Carlomagno Panlilio, Leah BartleyChristina Padilla

Mareva Brown, Policy Mentor
Mareva.Brown@sen.ca.gov
Chief Consultant of Senate Human Services, California State Senate
Fellow: Andrea Eastman

Elizabeth Carlson, Policy Mentor
carls032@umn.edu
Director, Affiliated Graduate Faculty and Research Associate
Irving B. Harris Training Program, Center for Early Education and Development
Fellow: Alison Giovanelli

Julie Cecile, Policy Mentor
jcecile901@gmail.com
Executive Director, McMahon/Ryan Child Advocacy Site
Fellow: Kerri Raissian

Wendy Cervantes, Policy Mentor
wendyc@firstfocus.net
Vice President of Child and Immigrant Policy, First Focus
Fellow: Megan Finno-Velasquez

Paul Chung, Policy Mentor
paulchung@mednet.ucla.edu
Chief of General Pediatrics                                                                                                                  University of California-Los Angeles
Fellow: Natalia Orendain

Steve Cohen, Policy Mentor
steve.cohen@cssp.org
Senior Fellow, Center for the Study of Social Policy
Fellow: Daniel Busso

Jon Conte, Policy Mentor
contej@u.washington.edu
Professor, University of Washington, School of Social Work
Fellow: J. Bart Klika

Sarah Cook, Policy Mentor
scook@gsu.edu
Professor and Associate Dean, Member, Community Psychology Program, Georgia State University
Fellows: Jalika Street, Erin Marsh

Sarah Corbally, Policy Mentor
scorbally@mt.gov
Program Bureau Chief, Child and Family Services Division (DPHHS)
Fellow: Whitney Rostad

Jacqueline Counts, Policy Mentor
jcounts@ku.edu
Director, The University of Kansas/Achievement & Assessment Institute/Center for Public Partnerships & Research
Fellow: Aislinn Conrad-Hiebner

Teri Covington, Policy Mentor
tcovington@alliance1.org
Director, Within Our Reach
Fellow: Jared Parrish

Lois Day, Policy Mentor
lois.day@state.or.us
Program Administrator
Oregon Department of Human Services - Office of Safety and Permanency
Fellow: Angela Cause

Erin Dalton, Policy Mentor
Erin.Dalton@alleghenycounty.us
Deputy Director
Allegheny County DHS, Office of Data Analysis, Research and Evaluation
Fellow: Lisa Schelbe

Anne De Biasi, Policy Mentor
adebiasi@tfah.org
Director of Policy Development                                                                                                    Trust for America's Health
Fellow: Wendy R. Ellis

Benjamin de Haan, Policy Mentor
dehaanb@uw.edu
Executive Director and Affiliate Professor
Partners for Our Children, UW/SSW
Fellow: Joseph Mienko

Carmela DeCandia, Policy Mentor
 cj@drdecandia.com
Advisory Committee Chair
Bassuk Center on Homeless and Vulnerable Children and Youth
Fellow: Jenna Montgomery Armstrong

Andrea Eastman, Policy Mentor
lanea@usc.edu
University of Southern California
Fellow: Carly B. Dierkhising

Laura Edwards, Policy Mentor
laura.edwards@collaborativehealthsolutions.org
President and CEO                                                                                                                              Collaborative Health Solutions
Fellow: Gracelyn H. Cruden

John Elliott, Policy Mentor
john.elliott@wisconsin.gov
Deputy Administrator of the Division of Safety and Permanence                                                        Wisconsin Department of Children and Families
Fellow: Yonah Drazen

Alexia Evertt, Policy Mentor
aeverett@stuartfoundation.org
Senior Program Officer
Stuart Foundation
Fellow: Nathanael Okpych

Karen Foley-Schain, Policy Mentor
KAREN.FOLEY-SCHAIN@ct.gov
Executive Director
Children’s Trust Fund
Fellow: Barbara Chaiyachati

Kathy Goetz Wolf, Policy Mentor
kathygw@strengtheningfamiliesillinois.org
Project Director
Strengthening Families Illinois
Fellow: Christina Danko

Mindi Goodpaster, Policy Mentor
 mindi.goodpaster@mccoyouth.org
Director, Public Policy & Advocacy
Marion County Commission on Youth
Fellow: Lindsey Bullinger

Jim Grace, Policy Mentor
james.grace@ky.gov
Assistant Director of Protection and Permanency
Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services
Fellow: Justin "Jay" Miller

Barbara Guillen, Policy Mentor
bguillen@azdes.gov
Independent Living State Coordinator
Child Protective Services, AZ Department of Economic Security
Fellow: Megan Piel

Anne Heller, Policy Mentor
anneh@powerof2.nyc
Executive Director                                                                                                                              Power of Two
Fellow: Lindsay Zajac

Wendy Henderson, Policy Mentor
wendy.henderson@wisconsin.gov
Director, Office of Youth Services
Wisconsin Department of Children and Families
Fellow: Emily Warren

Maria Hernandez, Policy Mentor
mhernandez@occourts.org
Presiding Judge, Orange County
Orange County Superior Court
Fellow: Kyndra Cleveland

Waldo Johnson, Jr., Policy Mentor
wejohnso@uchicago.edu
Associate Professor, School of Social Service Administration
University of Chicago
Fellow: Clinton Boyd, Jr. 

Womazetta Jones, Policy Mentor
womazetta.jones@co.ramsey.mn.us
Director of Children and Family Services
Project Director, Differential Response
Illinois Department of Children and Family Services
Fellow: Kristin Abner

Denise Kane, Policy Mentor
Denise.Kane@illinois.gov
Inspector General Illinois DCFS
Office of Inspector General Illinois DCFS
Fellow: Colleen Katz

Leslie Kantor, Policy Mentor
leslie.kantor@ppfa.org
Vice President, Education
Planned Parenthood Federation of America
Fellow: Elizabeth Jarpe-Ratner

Naomi Karp, Policy Mentor
nkarp@unitedwaytucson.org
Director of Early Childhood Professional Development
The United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona
Fellow: Katherine Paschall

Jill Khadduri, Policy Mentor
jill_khadduri@abtassoc.com
Principal Associate and Senior Fellow
Abt Associates Inc.
Fellow: Scott Brown

Debra Lancaster, Policy Mentor
debra.lancaster@dcf.state.nj.us
Director of Strategic Development
New Jersey Department of Children and Families
Fellow: Kate Stepleton

John Landsverk, Policy Mentor
jlandsverk@aol.com
Research Scientist, Scientific Director, California Evidence-Based Clearinghouse for Child Welfare
Senior Scholar, Washington University in St. Louis
Senior Research Professor, University of Southern California
Oregon Social Learning Center
Fellow: Elizabeth Miller

Sara Langworthy, Policy Mentor
sara@drlangworthy.com
Author & Consultant
DeveloPlay, LLC
Fellow: Kelly Jedd McKenzie

Bud Lavery, Policy Mentor
blavery@preventchildabusenc.org
President and CEO
Prevent Child Abuse, North Carolina
Fellow: Karmel Choi

Karla Lawson, Policy Mentor
kalawson@seton.org
Director, Trauma and Injury Research Center and Dell Children's Medical Center
Dell Children’s Medical Center
Fellow: Chelsea Smith

Stacie Leblanc, Policy Mentor
sleblanc1@mac.com
Executive Director/Department Head
New Orleans Children’s Advocacy Center/ Audrey Hepburn CARE Center of Children’s Hospital
Fellow: Julia Fleckman

Charles Lewis, Jr., Policy Mentor
celewisjr@gmail.com
Adjunct Associate Professor/Founder and President of the Congressional Research Institute for Social Work and Policy (CRISP)
Howard University School of Social Work/CRISP
Fellow: Brianna Lemmons

David Lindeman, Policy Mentor
lindeman@ku.edu
Director/Senior Scientist/Courtesy Associate Professor
Lifespan Institute/Bureau of Child Research/ Department of Special Education
Fellow: Kaela Byers

Jeannine Lisitski, Policy Mentor
jlisitski@womenagainstabuse.org
Executive Director
Women Against Abuse
Fellow: Jessica Wilen

Joan Lombardi, Policy Mentor
joan.lombardi1@gmail.com
Director
Early Opportunities, LLC
Fellow: Francesca Longo

John Lutzker, Policy Mentor
jlutzker@gsu.edu
Director, Center for Healthy Development
Georgia State University
Fellow: Tia McGill Rogers

Holly Mar Conte, Policy Mentor
hmar@unitedwaylane.org
Director of Education
United Way of Lane County
Fellow: Rosemary Bernstein

Kelly McCauley, Policy Mentor
kmccauley@kvc.org
Director of Evidence Informed Initiatives
KVC Health Systems
Fellow: Lindsay Huffhines

Judith Meyers, Policy Mentor
meyers@uchc.edu
President & CEO                                                                                                                                Child Health and Development Institute
Fellow: Alysse Melville

Alison Miller, Policy Mentor
alimill@umich.edu
Associate Professor of Health Behavior and Health Education, University of Michigan School of Public Health                                                                                                                                      Research Associate Professor, Center for Human Growth and Development
Fellow: Tyler Hein

Connie Mitchell, Policy Mentor
connie.mitchell@cdph.ca.gov
Chief, Policy Unit, Office of Health Equity
California State Department of Public Health
Fellow: Sheridan Miyamoto

Marcia Moriarta, Policy Mentor
mmoriarta@salud.unm.edu
Professor, Executive Director/Division Chief
University of New Mexico Department of Pediatrics, University of New Mexico Center for Development and Disability
Fellow: Melissa Marquardt

Roseann Myers, Policy Mentor
Assistant Deputy Director, Policy and Program Support
San Diego County Child Welfare Services
Fellow: Natalia Walsh

Anne Nicoll, Policy Mentor
aenicoll@gmail.com
Evaluation Research Consultant
Self-employed/Downs Group L.L.C.
Fellow: Kate Daderko

Susan Notkin, Policy Mentor
susan.notkin@cssp.org
Associate Director                                                                                                                                Center for the Study of Social Policy
Fellow: Kenneth Feder

Melinda Ohlemiller, Policy Mentor
melinda.ohlemiller@nfnf.org
Chief Executive Officer
Nurses for Newborns
Fellow: Paul Lanier

Andrea Palmer, Policy Mentor
ANDREA.PALMER@illinois.gov
Acting Chief
Bureau of Child and Adolescent Health, Illinois Department of Human Services
Fellow: Aaron Banman

Peter Pecora, Policy Mentor
PPecora@casey.org
Managing Director of Research Services and Professor
Casey Family Programs
University of Washington, School of Social Work
Fellow: Jaymie Lorthridge

Henry Stephen Pennypacker, Policy Mentor
stephen.pennypacker@pfsf.org
President and CEO
Partnership for Strong Families, Inc.
Fellow: Leah Cheatham   

Deborah Perry, Policy Mentor
deborah.perry@georgetown.edu
Professor and Director of Research and Evaluation                                                                              Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development
Fellow: Anna Davis

Frank Putnam, Policy Mentor
frank_putnam@med.unc.edu
Professor of Pediatrics and Child Psychiatry
University of North Carolina Dept. of Psychiatry
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Fellow: Brooks Keeshin

Elizabeth Ralston, Policy Mentor
lralston@dnlcc.org
Founding Director
Dee Norton Lowcountry Children’s Center (DNLCC) / Medical University of South Carolina
Fellow: Jennifer Daer Shields

Milagros Ramirez, Policy Mentor
milagros@brandeis.edu
Director of Program Evaluation and Development
Action for Boston Community Development, Inc. (ABCD)
Fellow: Megan Madison

Debbie Raucher, Policy Mentor
debbie@johnburtonfoundation.org
Project Director, California College Pathways
John Burton Foundation
Fellow: Nathanael Okpych

Fiona Remko, Policy Mentor
fremko@comcast.net
Program Director
Fort Bend Children’s Advocacy Center
Fellow: Jackie Duron

Pamela Rheaume, Policy Mentor
pamela.rheaume@state.ma.us
Manager of Professional Development Child Welfare Insitute
Massachusetts Department of Children and Families
Fellow: April Allen

Shireen Riley, Policy Mentor
shireen.riley@acf.hhs.gov
Regional Program Manager
Office of Child Care, Administration for Children & Families
Fellow: Elizabeth Shuey

Nancy Roberts-Brown, Policy Mentor
nancyrb@chs-wa.org
Director
Catalyst for Kids
Fellow: Charlotte Heleniak

Beth Rosenberg, Policy Mentor
brosenberg@azchildren.org
Director of Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice Policy
Children's Action Alliance
Fellow: Jennifer Geiger

David Rubin, Policy Mentor
rubin@email.chop.edu
Co-Director
PolicyLab, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Fellow: Meredith Matone

Terri Sabol, Policy Mentor
Terri.sabol@northwestern.edu
Assistant Professor                                                                                                                                Department of Human Development and Social Policy                                                                      Northwestern University
Fellow: Michelle Bezark

Michael Schafer, Policy Mentor
michael.shafer@asu.edu
Professor, Director of Research
Arizona State University, School of Social Work, Center for Applied Behavioral Health Policy
Fellow: Elisa Kawam

Heather Scott, Policy Mentor
heathers@wfts.org
Clinical Supervisor and Program Manager of Mental Health Services
Willamette Family
Fellow: Amanda Van Scoyoc

Carole Shauffer, Policy Mentor
cshauffer@ylc.org
Senior Director of Strategic Initiatives                                                                                                  Youth Law Center
Fellow: Lindsay Zajac

Stephanie Shell, Policy Mentor
sshell@phmc.org
Senior Director of Strategy Development
Public Health Management Corporation
Fellow: Christina DeNard

Susan Shelton, Policy Mentor
matsmom@att.net
Regional Director
St. Louis County Children’s Division
Fellow: Kristen Seay

Francine Sherman, Policy Mentor
shermanf@bc.edu
Clinical Associate Professor; Director of the Juvenile Rights Advocacy Project
Boston College Law School
Fellow: Judith C. Scott

Lesley Siegel, Policy Mentor
Assistant Clinical Professor
Child Study Center at Yale School of Medicine
Fellow: Emily Bosk

Sarah Simmons, Policy Mentor
ssimmons@sc.pima.gov
Presiding Judge
Arizona Superior Court in Pima County
Fellow: Francie Julien-Chinn

Neil SkenePolicy Mentor
neil.skene@illinois.gov
Deputy Chief of Staff
Illinois Department of Children and Family Services
Fellow: Lindsey E.G. Weil

Sheila Smith, Policy Mentor
Sheila.smith@nccp.org
Director of Early Childhood Research
National Center for Children in Poverty - Columbia University
Fellow: William Schneider

Mary Anne Snyder, Policy Mentor
Maryanne.snyder@state.co.us
Director
Colorado Department of Human Services, Office of Early Childhood
Fellow: Kathryn Maguire-Jack

Susan Stepleton, Policy Mentor
stepleton@wustl.edu
Director, Policy Forum
George Warren Brown School of Social Work, Washington University in St. Louis
Fellow: Byron Powell

Halbert Sullivan, Policy Mentor
hsullivan@fatherssupport.org
Chief Executive Officer
Fathers’ Support Center
Fellow: Ericka M. Lewis

Ken Taylor, Policy Mentor
ktaylor@wccf.org
Executive Director
Wisconsin Council on Children & Families
Fellow: Leah Gjertson

Carol Trivette, Policy Mentor
trivettecm@etsu.edu
Professor
East Tennessee State University
Fellow: Catherine Corr

Deborah Weathers, Policy Mentor
dweatherston@mi-aimh.org
Executive Director
Michigan Association for Infant Mental Health
Fellow: Tova B. Walsh

Tom Weber, Policy Mentor
Tom.Weber@massmail.state.ma.us
Commissioner
Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care
Fellow: Rachel Katz

Jerry West, Policy Mentor
jwestsig6@gmail.com
Senior Research Fellow (Retired)                                                                                                          Mathematica Policy Research
Fellow: Catherine Kuhns

Kristen Widner, Policy Mentor
kwidner@emory.edu
Director of Policy and Advocacy
Barton Child Law and Policy Clinic
Emory University School of Law
Fellow: Tamara Hurst

Brian Wilcox, Policy Mentor
bwilcox1@unl.edu
Director and Professor Emeritus of Psychology
Center for Children, Families, and the Law
University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Fellows: Grace S. Hubel, Alayna Schreier

Nancy Wilkov, Policy Mentor
General Magistrate
The Eighth Judicial Circuit of Florida
Fellow: Kyndra Cleveland

Julie Wilson, Policy Mentor
julie_wilson@harvard.edu
Harry Kahn Senior Lecturer in Social Policy
Harvard Kennedy School
Fellow: Kelley Fong

Christopher Wimer, Policy Mentor
cwimer@gmail.com
Advisor
Columbia University / Department of Health and Human Services
Fellow: Cassandra Robertson

Briana Woods-Jaeger, Policy Mentor                                                                                                  bwoodsjaeger@cmh.edu                                                                                                                      Assistant Professor of Pediatrics                                                                                                            Children's Mercy Hospital
Fellow: Bridget Cho