Bree Akesson

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Social Work · Wilfrid Laurier University

Assistant Professor at Wilfrid Laurier University who conducts research with children and families affected by war and global social work

Refugee and Human Rights Issues War and Violence Children and Families Social Work Social Work Education

Julia Hanigsberg

President and CEO · Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital

Champion for children and youth with disabilities & healthcare CEO. Expert speaker and leader on diversity, innovation and inclusion.

Disabilities Patient Centred Care Children's Health Leadership Women in Leadership

Ravaris Moore

Assistant Professor of Sociology · Loyola Marymount University

Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts

Quantitative Methods Education Gun-Violence Exposure

Amy Saxe-Custack

Assistant Professor of Public Health · Michigan State University

Dr. Saxe-Custack is a Registered Dietitian and Assistant Professor in the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition.

Chronic Diseases Pediatric Nutrition Fresh Foods

Sandra M. Chafouleas

Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor of Educational Psychology · University of Connecticut

Professor Chafouleas is an expert on whole child, school mental health, behavioral assessment, and K12 tiered systems of support.

Multi-Tiered Frameworks Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child Model Social-Emotional-Behavioral Assessment School Mental Health Trauma-Informed Schools

Leslie Wind

Chair of the MSW Program Clinical Associate Professor of Social Work · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Clinical Associate Professor focused on children, youth and families with a specialization in trauma and violence.

Social Work Education Community Outreach Program Development Trauma Children, Youth and Families

Sacha Klein

Associate Professor · Michigan State University

Sacha Klein is an expert on child welfare, child maltreatment prevention, effects of early care and education on parenting.

Educational Services Child Maltreatment Public Policy Analysis and Advocacy Racial Disparities in the Child Welfare System Child Abuse Prevention

Elissa Madden

Associate Professor · Baylor University

Research: child welfare, foster care, adoption (public & private), child & family mental health, service learning in social work education

Service Learning Adoption Research Child and Family Services Foster Care and Adoptions Child Welfare

Bo-Kyung Elizabeth Kim

Assistant Professor of Social Work · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Elizabeth Kim is committed to research that seeks to reduce racial disproportionality endemic to the juvenile justice system.

Translation Research Delinquency/Violence Social Policy Schools Children & Families

Tory Cox

Associate Director VAC Field Education Clinical Associate Professor of Social Work Field Education · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Dr. Cox is an expert in maximizing leadership opportunities for emerging social work innovators.

Organizational Change and Leadership Child Abuse Crisis Intervention Bullying Suicide Prevention

Terese C. Aceves

Professor & Chair, Department of Specialized Programs in Professional Psychology | Co-Academic Program Director, School Psychology Program · Loyola Marymount University

Department of Specialized Programs in Professional Psychology

Supporting Low-Income, Diverse Families in Special Education Using Evidence-Based Practices with Culturally and Liguistically Diverse Students Investigating Early Home Literacy Practices with Latino Families Providing Assessment and Intervention of Early Reading Skills with English Language Learners

Deborah (Debbi) Witham

Managing Director of Public Policy · CARF International

Deborah A. Witham, M.S.W., J.D., leads CARF’s ongoing assessment of and response to developments in public policy.

Quality Primary care and behavioral health integration HIV & AIDS Substance Use Disorders Social Determinants of Health

Joshua D. Feder, MD

Adjunct Faculty - Infant & Early Childhood Development - School of Psychology · Fielding Graduate University

Senior Expert, Early Years. Clinical practice, teaching, research, advocacy, and tech development.

Clinical Child and Family Psychiatry Developmental and Learning Challenges Research in Relationship Based Interventions Peace Building in Conflict Zones Reflective Practice

Dorothy Nieto manzer

Lecturer of Social Work · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Dorothy Manzer is an expert in trauma-focused cognitive behavior therapy and managing and adapting practices.

Solution-Focused Therapy Trauma-focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy Children and Families Managing and Adapting Practices

Terence Fitzgerald

Clinical Associate Professor of Social Work · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Clinical Associate Professor focused on policy, family and children, social inequality, and institutional racism.

Racism related to Public School & Higher Education Reproduction of Racism Male Gender Issues Social Development and Policy Social Work Education

Yvonne Troya

Clinical Professor of Law · UC Hastings College of the Law

Contacts: troyay@uchastings.edu / 415-581-8918 / Office 300-100

Aging and Elderly Healthcare Decision-Making Children and Families Medical-Legal Partnerships Vulnerable Populations

Debra Waters-Roman

Clinical Associate Professor of Social Work Field Education · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Children Services Worker

Children and Families Crisis Intervention Mental Health Social Work Healthcare

Jessica Emick, PhD

Doctoral Faculty - Clinical Psychology · Fielding Graduate University

Developmental Psychology, Psychometrics, Autism, School Based Consultation

Psychometrics Pediatric Psychology School Based Consultation Neurodevelopmental Issues Therapy With Children and Families

Mark Testa, Ph.D., M.A.

Professor, UNC School of Social Work · UNC at Chapel Hill

Sandra Reeves Spears and John B. Turner Distinguished Professor

Foster Care Adoption Services Poverty Research Children's Aid

Sara Schwartz

Clinical Assistant Professor of Social Work · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Dr. Schwartz blends methodologies from anthropology and social work to examine diverse social issues.

Qualitative and Mixed Method Research Philanthropy and Non-Profits Barriers to early HIV diagnosis and treatment Social Work HIV & AIDS