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: 

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.

Work: 
(601) 383-1248
Description: 

Kelly Wilson, LCSW is a clinician, consultant and trainer. She has over 20 years of experience in the mental health field specializing in the treatment of childhood traumatic stress. Kelly has worked extensively with children and families in multiple settings including therapeutic foster care, in-home services, child welfare prevention and reunification cases, child advocacy centers, and outpatient care. She is a nationally recognized trainer of Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and has been a faculty on numerous TF-CBT Learning Collaboratives across the country. Beyond clinical training, Kelly has worked with organizations to bring about systems change focused on administrative and supervisory structures that support the adoption and implementation of evidence-informed clinical practices. Kelly maintains a private practice working with adults and adolescents focusing on anxiety, depression, trauma, grief and loss, and adjustment issues. Kelly has a passion for ensuring client-driven behavioral healthcare of the highest quality.

Korinne H. Babel, PhD, LPC, NCC

Address: 
Columbus Psychological Associates
2325 Brookstone Centre Parkway
Columbus, GA 3190
Work: 
(706) 653-6841
Fax: 
(706) 653-7843
Description: 

Korinne is a former Children's Therapist from the Family Sunshine Center where she provided TF-CBT to children 3-17 and was active in the NCTSN. Korinne remains involved as an affiliate member of the NCTSN while working as an Assistant Professor at Troy University and providing play therapy in a private practice setting.

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: 

Laura Reagan LCSW-C Psychotherapy Services, LLC
645 Baltimore-Annapolis Boulevard, Suite 107
Severna Park, MD 21146

Work: 
(443)-510-1048
Description: 

Laura Reagan was a clinician on the Trauma-Adapted Family Connections grant with the University of Maryland School of Social Work from 2010-2011. She is now a psychotherapist in private practice in the Annapolis, Maryland area offering trauma-focused therapy services to children, adolescents and families.
 

Address: 

1014 McHugh Street
Fort Collins, CO 80525
 

Work: 
(970) 672-8411
Description: 

Currently an active NCTSN individual affiliate member, Laura Templet received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in social work from the University of Kansas. In 1995, she was awarded a social work fellowship from the Karl Menninger School of Psychiatry and Mental Health Sciences.  Throughout her career, she has worked in a variety of settings in the field. She was the director of family support services and mental health for foster and adoption in Kansas, and a founding member of the Kansas Association for Infant Mental Health. Since moving to Colorado in 2001, her clinical work has focused on trauma treatment whether residential treatment, outpatient, or in community centers. Ms. Templet has also been a foster-adopt parent for 10 years, which resulted in the addition of two more children to her family. 

Address: 

University of Vermont, Dept. of Social Work
 

Work: 
(802) 881-2281
Email: 
Description: 

Laurie Brown currently serves as the treatment and services director on an ACF collaborative grant between the University of Vermont and the Department of Children and Families. The project is working on improving placement stability for adoptive children after trauma. In addition, Laurie continues to provide attachment, self-regulation, and competency (ARC) consultation services through the Trauma Center at the Justice Resource Institute in Massachusetts.

Address: 
2629 Ion Avenue
Sullivan’s Island, SC 29482
Work: 
(843) 412-6706
Description: 

Elizabeth Ralston, PhD was the founding director of the Dee Norton Lowcountry Children’s Center, Inc. (DNLCC) an accredited Children’s Advocacy Center located in Charleston, South Carolina and, since her retirement in 2012, has served as their Director Emeritus.

Dr. Ralston is on the clinical faculty of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science at the Medical University of South Carolina. She has served on the National Children’s Alliance (NCA) Board of Directors and the NCA mental health standard revision committee, and participated in the partnership between NCA and NCTSN to develop the CAC Director’s Guide to Mental Health services. She currently serves as the vice chair of the South Carolina Children’s Justice Act Task Force.

Dr. Ralston served as the project director when DNLCC was designated as a Level III Center 2008, and implemented a community-based learning collaborative in the Charleston area in the provision of evidence-supported treatment for children with sexual behavior problems funded through SAMSHA. She has served as the co-director of Project BEST since 2007. This project, funded by the Duke Endowment, is a partnership between MUSC and NCVRC, and has developed and utilized a community based learning collaborative coordinated through Children’s Advocacy Centers.
The goal of Project BEST is to increase the availability of evidence-based treatment to the children of South Carolina by training community mental health professionals in the delivery of trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy with fidelity, and training community treatment brokers to do evidence-based treatment planning and case management.

In 2013, Project BEST was expanded to the South Carolina Trauma Practice Initiative, a partnership between the Duke Endowment, the Dee Norton Lowcountry Children’s Center, the National Crime Victims Center at the Medical University of South Carolina, the South Carolina Department of Mental Health, and the South Carolina Department of Social Services. The goal of SCTPI is to increase to 100% the number of professionals trained through PB by training the majority of clinicians, supervisors, and senior leaders within the public mental health system, as well as caseworkers, supervisors, and senior leaders within the child welfare system. This project is expected to significantly increase the availability of evidence-based practice to the children of South Carolina and also to increase the collaboration between mental health and child welfare professionals, with the ultimate goal of improving outcomes for abused/traumatized children and their families in South Carolina.
 

Lindsey Brown MA, LPCC (KY), LPC (WV), NCC

Address: 
Harmony/R.O.O.T.S.
1005 White Willow Way
Morgantown, WV 26505
Work: 
304-460-5123 ext. 1
Description: 

Lindsey Brown was formerly a Hope Initiative therapist at Mountain Comprehensive Care Center in Prestonsburg, KY. While there, she received several evidence based trainings specific to the treatment of trauma in children. She is now part of a private practice in West Virginia, and is focusing her NCTSN efforts not only on clinical treatment and training, but also on secondary traumatic stress.

Address: 
Conradi Consulting
3547 Albatross Street
San Diego, CA 92103
Work: 
(760) 522-8780
Description: 

Lisa Conradi, PsyD is an independent consultant the owner/founder of Conradi Consulting, LLC, located in San Diego, CA. She has multiple years of experience in the field of child trauma and in supporting service systems in their efforts to become more trauma-informed. From 2006-2015 she was the Project Co-Director of the NCTSN Category II site at the Chadwick Center at Rady Children's Hospital - San Diego. During that time, she oversaw the development of the second edition of the "Child Welfare Trauma Training Toolkit" and multiple resources and materials designed to help systems become trauma-informed. From 2010-2012, she served as the Program Manager for the Breakthrough Series Collaborative on Using Trauma-Informed Child Welfare Practice to Improve Placement Stability under sub-contract with the National Center for Child Traumatic Stress at UCLA. She has authored and co-authored a variety of publications on trauma screening and assessment practices, creating trauma-informed systems and presented nationally on innovative practices designed to improve the service delivery system for children who have experienced trauma. Most recently, she served as the Director of Clinical Operations at the Chadwick Center for Children and Families at Rady Children’s Hospital, San Diego. In this role, she oversaw all clinical programs at the Chadwick Center, a Child Advocacy Center and one of the largest trauma treatment centers in the nation. She was the co-chair of the Trauma Screening and Assessment subcommittee of the Child Welfare Committee of the NCTSN from 2012-2017 and is a member of multiple collaborative groups, including the Child Welfare Committee, the Implementation Task Force, the Trauma-Informed Organizational Assessment Workgroup, and the Assessment Coordinating Committee.