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: 
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.

Address: 
72 John Street
Newport, RI 02840
Work: 
(401) 662 0254
Description: 

Susan Erstling was the Senior Vice President for Family Service of RI, Children's Treatment and Recovery Center, As the principal investigator of the NCTSN grant, she established numerous partnerships with police, military, child welfare, pediatric and multiple community organizations to provide trauma services and disseminate trauma informed care throughout RI.

Address: 

National Resource Center on ADHD
CHADD
4601 Presidential Drive, Suite 300
Lamham, MD 20706

Work: 
(240) 487-2324
Description: 

Susan Vosburgh is the Director of the National Resource Center on ADHD at CHADD. She is a Clinical Social Worker with over 30 years’ experience as a therapist, clinical supervisor, administrator, and educator. She graduated from the National Catholic School of Social Service (NCSSS) at Catholic University and has received post-graduate training in child and family therapy and the administration of social service agencies. She has been on the faculty of Georgetown University’s Department of Psychiatry and NCSSS and has served as a mental health consultant and trainer to schools, churches, the courts and government agencies. Susan has provided therapeutic services to diverse populations of all ages, directed a bilingual therapeutic preschool, a child and adolescent hospital outpatient clinic, a school mental health program and a trauma and bereavement mental health agency. She is bilingual, bicultural in English and Spanish.  

Address: 

YWCA of Northwest Georgia
48 Henderson Street SW
Marietta, GA 30064

Work: 
(770) 423-3595
Description: 

Tanya Toyer previously worked as the Director of Counseling and Social Services for the Adopt America network, where she oversaw the daily operations of the counseling and social work services. She provided counseling/social work supervision, adoption home studies, pre- and post-placement services for adoptive families; oversaw national home studies for funding purposes; and supervised the Wendy’s Wonderful Kids program and family outreach program. She also provided evidence-based trauma treatment for adoptive/birth families. Ms. Toyer previously worked as a clinical counselor for St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center, where she provided integrated mental health services in primary health care services for children, adolescents, and their families, as well as for substance-exposed newborns and their mothers, women who experienced postpartum depression and PTSD symptoms, and individuals living with HIV/AIDS. Previously, Ms. Toyer worked for the Toledo Children’s Hospital (Cullen Center) as a clinical counselor. Her responsibilities were to provide mental health services for traumatized children and their families. Currently, Ms. Toyer works for the YWCA of Northwest Georgia as the Counseling Program Manager. The YWCA serves families (primarily women and children) who are victims of sexual assault and/or domestic violence. Ms. Toyer continues to provide evidenced-based trauma treatment for children and families, and serves as an affiliate member of the NCTSN Child Welfare Committee.

Address: 

New Life Counseling
522 Vermont Street, Suite 0
Quincy, IL 26301
 

Work: 
(217) 617-1134
Description: 

Thomas Donovan is a trainer of Structured Psychotherapy for Adolescents Responding to Chronic Stress (SPARCS) and Psychological First Aid (PFA). Thomas formerly served at Chaddock, a former category 3 site, as the Associate Director of Clinical Services. Currently he is the owner of New Life Counseling in Quincy, IL and Assistant Pastor at Columbus Road Baptist Church.