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.
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 .
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.
Elena Khomitch worked as a program coordinator of the Trauma Informed Practice program at the Kempe Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse and Neglect in Colorado. During her work at the Kempe Center she found NCTSN resources and the Network collaboration extremely valuable and she will continue to stay involved in trauma prevention and public awareness work as an individual affiliate.
Jennifer Willoughby, LICSW was the former Clinical Administrator of the Children's Services Department at Family Service of Rhode Island. Spearheading TST in their Children's Services programs Jennifer is a TST Master Trainer and one of the founding members of the NCTSN Sex Trafficking task force. Jennifer has been trained in CPP, TF-CBT, AF-CBT, TST and is a Trainer of the NCTSN Think Trauma Curriculum.
Angel Knoverek previously served as Director of Clinical & Residential Services at Chaddock in Quincy, IL. She now serves as faculty in undergraduate, masters, and doctorate programs and owns and operates a private practice and consultation business. Dr. Knoverek remains involved with NCTSN activities, including as a Master Trainer in Structured Psychotherapy for Adolescents Responding to Chronic Stress (SPARCS) and Psychological First Aid (PFA), member of committees and work groups, and collaboration and consultation with numerous organizations providing trauma-informed services and evidence-based treatment to children and adolescents.
Ms. Graybill’s specialization in child trauma extends over 25 years. Her clinical identity is rooted in early experiences of working in domestic violence and in the child welfare system. Ms. Graybill is a clinical and reflective consultant serving practitioners in diverse settings; including police departments, an emergency child shelter, urban faith communities, early intervention and head start programs. Ms. Graybill utilizes a systems approach to embed trauma-informed practice in organizations. Ms. Graybill is an endorsed National Child Parent Psychotherapy trainer currently serving agencies distributed across multiple states.
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.
Tiffany Conroy formerly worked at Children's Research Triangle in Chicago as a Child and Family Therapist and Community Relations Coordinator. She is now the Violence Prevention Coordinator for the Iowa Department of Public Health where she coordinates the state's public health response to violence against women.
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.