Affiliated NCTSN Professionals

Below is a roster of affiliated NCTSN professionals. These individuals have previously been associated with a funded organizational NCTSN partner site and have expressed an interest in remaining connected to and active with the Network. As the status of organizational sites changes and as individuals make career moves, this list will change.
Address: 
6300 University Avenue, Suite 125
Middleton, WI 53562
Work: 
(608) 237-8000
Fax: 
(608) 237-8005
Email: 
Description: 

Jennifer is an affiliate member of the NCTSN. She is an approved national trainer in TF-CBT and CBITS. In her private practice she provides trauma-specific treatment to children, adolescents, and their caregivers.

Address: 

Glade Run Lutheran Services
220 S. Main Street
Butler, PA 16001
 

Work: 
(870) 208-5279
Description: 

Jessica Gahr provides trauma-informed clinical services as a member of the S.A.F.E. project at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center which provides therapeutic services to children adjudicated of a sexual offense and their families. In addition, she works with Glade Run Lutheran Services in Western Pennsylvania providing trauma-informed, community-based care. Jessica is interested in bridging the gap between science and practice to ensure youth receive evidence-based treatment across settings.

Address: 

College of Social Work,
Florida State University
Room C2502 UCC
296 Champions Way
Tallahassee, FL 32306
 

Work: 
(850) 644-4752
Fax: 
(850) 644-8995
Description: 

James J. Clark is currently Dean & Professor of the College of Social Work at Florida State University. He has had a long career in higher education, which began as an adjunct professor of social work in 1985. Jim was at the University of Kentucky for 21 years at the College of Social Work, where he served as Doctoral Program Director, and then as the Associate Dean for Research. He also held a joint appointment in the College of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, and was co-founder of the UK Center on Trauma & Children, where he served as associate director. From 2012-2015 he was Director of the School of Social Work in the University of Cincinnati’s College of Allied Health Science. Jim has served as co-chair of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network’s Justice Committee and co-designed The NCTSN Bench Card for the Trauma-Informed Judge. He has worked as a forensic mental health clinician, consultant, and researcher since 1991. Clark has published widely in peer-reviewed journals in the areas of mental health and the law, interpersonal violence, addiction, and evidence-based clinical practice. He has participated on capital case mitigation teams in several states and has testified as an expert in federal and state courts on the life histories of accused and imprisoned persons. Clark is currently co-editing a book on death penalty mitigation scheduled for publication in 2016 by the American Bar Association. He is writing a biographical study of the American public intellectual and child psychiatrist, Robert Coles.


Jim Van Den Brandt, LCSW, ACSW

Address: 
Group Health Corporation of South Central Wisconsin
3051 Cahill Main
Fitchburg, WI 53711
Work: 
(608) 661-7214
Description: 

Jim Van Den Brandt is the former clinical area manager of Integrated Services and director of Adolescent Trauma Treatment at the Mental Health Center of Dane County in Madison, WI. Jim has contributed to the development of numerous Network products, provided training and leadership on the adoption and implementation of evidence-based practices, and helped various systems become more trauma-focused and evidence-based. Jim is currently the mental health services manager for Group Health Cooperative in Madison, WI and he remains involved with a variety of Network activities and product development efforts.

Address: 

PO Box 56
4855 Broad Street
Mooresville, AL 35649

Work: 
(256) 520-0366
Fax: 
(256) 350-1888
Description: 

JoAnn Jaco Plucker was project director for the National Children's Advocacy Center's NCTSN project in Huntsville, Alabama. She is now a private consultant and grant writer.

Address: 

20 Park Avenue
Stillwater, NY 12170

Work: 
(518) 944-3703
Description: 

Joseph Benamati is author of START (Systematic Training to Assist in the Recovery from Trauma) and former center director of the Parsons Child and Family Center's NCTSN project in Albany, New York. Dr. Benamati is currently a faculty member at the Sanctuary Leadership Development Institute in Yonkers, New York. He remains involved with the Network through his membership on the NCTSN Steering Committee (2008–2010), and through his trainings and speaking engagements around the United States.

Address: 

Big Lake Dr.
Osceola, WI 54020

 

Work: 
715-294-0639
Description: 

Joy Solano was an Intake Therapist and Community Representative for the Youth Trauma Center at Youth and Family Services in Rapid City, SD. She is TF-CBT certified and trained in CBITS. She now works for Canvas Health out of North Branch, MN as part of a mobile crisis response team in rural communities.

Address: 

Child and Adolescent Services, Department of Psychiatry
University of California, San Francisco General Hospital
1001 Potrero Avenue, Unit 6B
San Francisco, CA  94110
 

Work: 
(415) 206-3278
Description: 

Joyce Dorado is the co-founder and director of UCSF HEARTS (Healthy Environments and Response to Trauma in Schools), a multilevel prevention and intervention program that collaborates with the San Francisco Unified School District to promote school success for students who have experienced complex trauma, by creating school environments that are more trauma-sensitive and supportive of the needs of these students. She is an Associate Clinical Professor and the Director of Clinical Research and Evaluation at Child and Adolescent Services (CAS), a trauma-informed mental health clinic at UCSF-San Francisco General Hospital that provides services to children, youth, and families from under-resourced, culturally diverse communities. Dr. Dorado led and coordinated CAS data contributions to the NCTSN Core Data Set for over six years, collaborated with Laurel Kiser and the Family-Informed Trauma Treatment (FITT) Center to implement and help evaluate Strengthening Families Coping Resources (SFCR) multifamily groups at CAS, and currently participates in the Family Systems and the Schools Collaborative Groups.

Address: 

1300 Union Turnpike, Suite 304
New Hyde Park, New York 11040

Work: 
(516) 488-3716
Fax: 
(516) 481-3716
Description: 

Dr. Juliet M. Vogel is a former director of training for the Division of Trauma Psychiatry for the North Shore LIJ Health System in Manhasset, New York. Through the NCTSN category II site there, she was involved in the development of programs for children, families, and first responders affected by 9/11, and in the development of a program for military personnel and their families. Her NCTSN workgroup participation has included co-authoring NCTSN’s Psychological First Aid for Schools Field Guide. Dr. Vogel currently teaches the didactic seminar for the Division of Trauma Psychiatry at NSLIJ. She maintains a private practice and does consulting, with a particular interest in family resilience. She is involved in the NCTSN Family Systems, Military Families, and Terrorism and Disaster collaborative groups.

 

Address: 

Community Care Behavioral Health
1200 Camp Hill Bypass, Suite 100
Camp Hill, PA 17011

Work: 
(717) 731-3633
Fax: 
(866) 418-0366
Email: 
Description: 

Karen Mallah served as project director for the Mental Health Center of Denver's Family Trauma Treatment Program, an NCTSN grantee. Dr. Mallah now works as a behavioral health consultant on the Mercer Government Human Services Consulting team. She remains involved with NCTSN activities focused on expanding evidence-based and culturally competent trauma treatment for diverse youth and families.