Michael (Mike) Johnson

Managing Director of Behavioral Health · CARF International

A creative, solutions oriented leader who is passionate about improving quality in behavioral healthcare.

Office Based Opioid Treatment (OBOT) Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics Mental Health (Severe Mental Illness) Practice and Policy Suicide Prevention Substance Use Disorders

Ronald Manderscheid

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

Ron Manderscheid serves as executive director of the National Association of County Behavioral Health and Developmental Disability Directors

Substance use Mental Health

Karen Osilla

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

Developing, evaluating, and disseminating interventions for mental health and substance use disorders among underserved populations.

Veteran Mental Health Cognitive - Behavioral Interventions Psychology Mental Health Behavioral Health

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

Marleen Wong

David Lawrence Stein/Violet Goldberg Sachs Professor of Mental Health Senior Vice Dean (Retiring) of Field Education Clinical Professor of Social Work · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Clinical Professor focused on children, youth, and families and specializing in behavioral health, mental health, and military social work.

Crisis Intervention Crisis and Disaster Military Social Work Behavioral Health Social Work

Carl Castro

Professor · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Current research efforts include assessing the effects of combat and operations tempo (OPTEMPO) on soldier, family and unit readiness.

Veterans Affairs Veterans and Military Families Military Transition Back to Civilian Life Military Affairs Psychological Health

Cassandra Fatouros

Lecturer of Social Work Virtual Academic Center · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Cassandra Fatouros is a leader in behavioral health, dedicated to changing the ways vulnerable communities access and receive treatment.

Clinical Social Work Social Work Education Behavioral Health Social Work Clincial Programming

Dawn Joosten-Hagye

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

Dr. Joosten-Hagye specializes in working with older and disabled adults with behavioral health, chronic health & life threatening illnesses

Interprofessional education and collaboration Older Adults Chronic Illness Social Work Social Work Education

Beverly Younger

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

Clinical Associate Professor focused on community, organization, and business innovation with a specialty in behavioral health and family.

Behavioral Health Work - Life Balance Social Workers and Business Social Work Education Social Work

Michelle Jackson

Assistant Vice President, Market Development · Unum

Michelle Jackson specializes in mental and behavioral health, caregiving, aging family members, paid family leave, and workplace issues

Absence Management Long-Term Disability FMLA/ADA/Workers Comp Workplace Issues Aging Family Members

R. Paul Maiden

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

Dr Maiden joined the school’s Virtual Academic Center as a full time teaching faculty in 2017 teaching in both the DSW and MSW programs.

Technology Enhanced and Online Learning Hiv/Aids Workplace Trauma Violence Higher Education

B.K. Elizabeth Kim

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

Bo Kyung (Elizabeth) Kim's examines community and school-based prevention strategies as alternatives to youth incarceration.

Translation Research Delinquency/Violence Social Policy Schools Children & Families

Maria Aranda

Executive Director of the USC Edward R. Roybal Institute Associate Professor of Social Work · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Research interests address interplay between chronic illness, social resources & psychological well-being in low-income minority populations

Aging Alzheimer's Disease Dementia Caregiving Family Caregiving

Paul Lawrence Vann

Founder/President · Wealth Building Academy, LLC

Dynamic Inspiration Speaker, Author, Certified Business Growth Coach, Talk Show Host

Omar Lopez

Director of Stipend Programs Clinical Professor of Social Work Field Education · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Specializes in the administration of grant-funded initiatives with a focus on workforce development programs that train MSW students.

Advocacy Social Services for Families Workforce Development Initiatives Immigration Social Work

Michelle Grimes

Assistant Professor of Child Clinical Psychology · Southern Utah University

A licensed psychologist specializing in clinical child psychology, principles of phycological assessment, and sibling conflict resolution

Caffeine and Depression Sibling Conflict Resolution Teaching Parents to Code Child Behavior Sibling Conflict School Concerns

Tamar Gur

Assistant Professor | Department of Psychiatry · The Ohio State University

Dr. Gur specializes in pre-conception, pregnancy and the postpartum period

Pre-Conception Pregnancy Post-Partum Depression Miscarriage Infertility

Julie Emmer

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

More than 35 years of experience providing direct social work services.

Marriage & Family Counseling Bereavement Counseling Behavioral Health Social Work Child and Family Counseling

Dustin Harris

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

More than 10 years of social work experience, working in state mental health, law enforcement, and child protective services.

Behavioral Health Law Enforcement Social Work Mental Health Child Protective Services

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