Affiliate Member Organizations and Individuals

Affiliate Member Organizations and Individuals

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: 

Omni Visions, Inc.
301 South Perimeter Park Drive, Suite 210
Nashville, TN  37211

Work: 
(615) 443-7222
Fax: 
(615) 444-5430
Description: 

Ann Kelley is the former director of Healing the Hurt. She is now the Director of Residential Services for Omni Visions and incorporates her expertise in child trauma in the agency's assessment, treatment, and training and foster care activities.

Address: 

1220 Rugby Drive
Nashville, TN 37207

Work: 
(615) 887-7000
Description: 

Donna Humbert was project director of the Trauma Intervention Center for Children & Adolescents in Nashville, Tennessee. She is a contract therapist providing evidence based and evidence informed individual and family therapy services, and adoption services for children in foster care with Omni Visions, Inc.  She provides clinical supervision. She focuses on strengthening evidence-based services for adolescents and their families.

Address: 
3873 Carlotta Street
Grove City, OH 43123
Work: 
(614) 226-4559
Email: 
Description: 

Marla Himmeger initially participated in NCTSN activities through the Cullen Center in Toledo, Ohio. Prior to retirement in 2012, she was involved in organizing Ohio's Childhood Trauma Task Force and continues to participate in several local, state and NCTSN activities.

Address: 

Valko and Associates
3130 Executive Parkway, 8th Floor
Toledo, OH 43606

Work: 
(419) 720-9000
Mobile: 
(419) 944-4602
Fax: 
(419) 720-9002
Description: 

Kristine Buffington was project director of the Cullen Center in Toledo, Ohio. She is now working with Valko and Associates.  She remains active on the NCTSN Juvenile Delinquency Committee and is active on the Ohio Department of Mental Health Child Trauma Task Force.

Address: 

University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Dept. of Public Health Sciences
Institute for Social Capital
9210 University City Boulevard
College of Health and Human Services, Suite 335
Charlotte, NC 28223

Work: 
(704) 687-7913
Fax: 
(704) 687-6629
Description: 

Dr. Portwood served as principal investigator for the KC Metro Child Traumatic Stress Network in Kansas City, Mo., a community initiative involving more than one hundred partners.

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: 

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: 

3700 Highway MM
Hannibal, MO 63401

Work: 
(217)617-1227
Description: 

Chris Stupavsky was formerly an outpatient clinician at the Chaddock Trauma Initiative in Quincy IL, where she received training in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and Structured Psychotherapy for Adolescents Responding to Chronic Stress (SPARCS). She currently works with rural communities in more than eight counties in Missouri. In her private practice, Christine continues to implement these and other evidence based practices for children and families.

Address: 

Center for Forensic Psychiatry
8303 Platt Road
Saline, MI 48176

Work: 
(734) 295-4806
Fax: 
(734) 429-3734
Description: 

Nicole Taylor Kletzka was project manager for the Chadwick Center at Rady Children's Hospital in San Diego, California. Dr. Kletzka now works at the Center for Forensic Psychiatry in Saline, Michigan, and remains involved in NCTSN activities focused on the child welfare system and court involvement. She is currently the DBT Coordinator for the Center for Forensic Psychiatry and is training staff on

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