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: 

1120 Glenwood Court
Columbia, SC 29204
richardkagan7@gmail.com
 

Description: 

Dr. Kagan provides consultation and training on traumatic stress and complex trauma treatment including Real Life Heroes® certificate training programs. He has had extensive leadership experience in non-profit child and family services as director of professional development, QI, research, and psychological services and has served as the principal investigator for two SAMHSA-funded NCTSN community practice site grants. Dr. Kagan has also served on the NCTSN Steering Committee, the NCTSN Affiliate Advisory Board, the Complex Trauma and Child Welfare Committees, and co-led development of the NCTSN Resource Parent curriculum. He was formerly Director of Research and Consultation for the Sidney Albert Training and Research Institute at Parsons Child and Family Center in Albany, New York, a NCTSN community services site since 2002. 

Dr. Kagan is the author and co-author of nine books: Families in Perpetual Crisis with Shirley Schlosberg (Norton), Turmoil to Turning Points; Building Hope for Children in Crisis Placements (Norton), Wounded Angels; Lessons from Children in Crisis (Child Welfare League of America); Rebuilding Attachments with Traumatized Children (Routledge); Healing from Losses, Violence, Abuse, and Neglect (Routledge), Real Life Heroes; a Life Storybook for Children 1st, 2nd and 3rd editions (Routledge) and the Real Life Heroes Practitioner’s Manual 1st and 2nd editions (Routledge). He has published over thirty articles, chapters, and papers on practice and research issues in trauma therapy, child welfare, foster care, adoption, training implementation, program evaluation, and quality improvement in family service and behavioral health treatment programs. Dr. Kagan’s presentations, articles, and books highlight practical and innovative approaches that practitioners and organizations can utilize to help children and families strengthen resilience and reduce traumatic stress.

Address: 
5769 Prospect Drive
Missoula, Montana 59808
Work: 
(406) 544-6694
Fax: 
(406) 543-3574
Description: 

From 2003-2016, Rick van den Pol served as Principal Investigator for the Category II National Native Children's Trauma Center. Rick currently provides post-retirement service for the University of Montana, and he works as a trauma consultant for S. Brite, Inc., an American Indian-owned firm with academic and real-world experience in economic development, public safety, healthcare, social services, and governance .

Robin F. Goodman, PhD, ATR-BC

Address: 

303 Fifth Ave. Suite 806
New York, NY 10016

Work: 
(212) 388-1599
Description: 

Robin Goodman is Executive Director of A Caring Hand, the Billy Esposito Foundation in New York, New York, and consultant to St. John’s University. As consultant to the Allegheny General Hospital Center for Traumatic Stress in Children and Adolescents, she focuses on childhood traumatic grief-related activities and NCTSN projects. Dr. Goodman has also been a consultant for the Department of Defense Educational Opportunities Directorate and for the NCTSN. Previously, as director of bereavement programs at the NYU Child Study Center, an NCTSN grantee, she co-directed a clinical and research program for bereaved 9/11 families.
 

Address: 

Rady Children's Hospital
3020 Children's Way, MC 6024
San Diego, CA 92123

Work: 
(858) 576-1700 x7346
Fax: 
(858) 966-7521
Description: 

Robyn Igelman has been the treatment outcome coordinator with the Chadwick Center for Children and Families at Rady Children's Hospital in San Diego. She now works within the Developmental Services Department as the regional coordinator for First 5 Healthy Development Services in the North Coastal regions of San Diego county. She remains active with NCTSN activities focused on partnering with youth and families and the zero to six population.

Address: 
El Centro de Corazon

7037 Capitol St.
Houston, TX 77011

Work: 
(832)494-1766
Fax: 
(713) 926-9105
Description: 

Rodolfo Orna is an individual affiliate and works at El Centro de Corzaon located in Houston, TX.

Address: 

Cenpatico
5814 East 58th Street
Tulsa, OK 74135
 

Work: 
(918) 500-3879
Description: 

Roy Van Tassell is the former Director of Clinical Services for Family & Children's Services in Tulsa OK. a Category 3 Treatment Center. He currently is Director Trauma and Evidenced-based Interventions for Cenpatico, and an active affiliate. He is a TF-CBT National Trainer, participated in several national and state level TF-CBT Learning Collaboratives and has been actively involved in the Child Sexual Abuse and Child Traumatic Grief workgroups as well as other NCTSN initiatives.

Address: 
1201 Tall Pine Ln
Ste 2
Cloquet, MN 55720
Work: 
(715) 296-9429
Email: 
Description: 

Saprina Matheny was the Clinical Program Manager for the Ambit Network at the University of Minnesota. In that role, she provided clinical consultation and training related to the implementation of Trauma Informed Communities/Practices to a variety of audiences, including education, child welfare, juvenile justice, and clinicians. She now provides outpatient therapy, as well as supervision, consultation, and training with a particular emphasis on implementation of TF-CBT.

Address: 

2813 Cherrystone Place
Fort Collins, CO  80525

Work: 
508) 942-3160
Description: 

Sara McConnell is an educator and clinical interpreter with over 20 years of experience. In recent years she has worked for Colorado State University's community outreach program, serving the local Hispanic community by providing interpretive services in conjunction with social workers, judges and the courts, psychiatric and medical professionals. Her primary clients are child victims of trauma and their families.

Address: 

Rees-Jones Center for Foster Care Excellence Children's Health
1935 Medical District Drive
Dallas, TX 75235

Work: 
(214) 456-1522
Description: 

Sara Pollard completed a postdoctoral psychology fellowship with the Georgia Child Traumatic Stress Initiative (GCTSI), an NCTSN Category III center and collaboration between Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and Emory University School of Medicine. During this fellowship, she developed expertise in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Parent-Child Interaction Therapy. Additionally, Dr. Pollard delivered webinars on suicide, self-injury, and cultural issues in maltreated children. She now works in an integrated primary care clinic for children in foster care, and has been integrating the NCTSN's Resource Parent Curriculum with Triple P for foster and adoptive parents. She is especially interested in network projects related to integrated care, foster care, and cultural and systems issues.

Address: 
Community & Trauma Counseling Program Philadelphia University
4201 Henry Avenue Hayward Hall 220
Philadelphia, PA 19144
Work: 
(215) 951-0924
Description: 

Stephen DiDonato was the former Program Manager of the Center for Pediatric Stress Center co-located at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and Nemours Children's Health System. Stephen is now an Assistant Professor in the Community & Trauma Counseling Program. Stephen remains involved in NCTSN activities and is focused on increasing the infusion of child trauma curriculum within higher education health science programs.