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albert_largethumbKaren Albert, M.S.
Project Director II
Research Interests: Program evaluation, qualitative and mixed-methods research, community-based participatory research (CBPR), research ethics
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Phone: (508) 856-8725
Fax: (508) 856-8700

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clayfield_largethumbJonathan C. Clayfield, M.A., L.M.H.C.
Project Director II
Research Interests: Mental health and the law, crisis intervention and risk management training of first responders, diversion of offenders with mental illness, suicide intervention & prevention
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Phone: (508) 856-8721
Fax: (508) 856-8700

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 costa_largethumbAmanda Costa
Research Technician
Learning & Working Transitions RTC
Research Interests: Educational supports for college students with mental health conditions and recovery research
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Phone: (508) 856-2865
Fax: (508) 856-8700

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jackson_largethumbGifty Debordes-Jackson, M.A.
Research Coordinator II
Research Interests: Multicultural issues, social/public policy & mental health, and child, youth and family mental health

 

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Phone: (508) 856-8729
Fax: (508) 856-8700

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doiron_largethumbSusan Doiron, B.S.
Research Coordinator II
Research Interests: Dissemination and presentation of research findings and materials, consumers as researchers in an academic setting
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Phone: (508) 856-8739
Fax: (508) 856-8700

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duperoy_largethumbTania Duperoy 
Research Technician Assistant
Learning & Working Transitions RTC
Research Interests: College experiences of young adult consumers and Participatory Action Research 
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Phone: (508) 856-2168
Fax: (508) 856-8700

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 elinoff_largethumbAmanda Elinoff, B.A.
Administrative Assistant
Professional Responsibilities: Handles administrative work for faculty and staff of Learning & Working Transitions RTC
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Phone: (508) 856-1025
Fax: (508) 856-8700

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 gershenson_largethumbBernice Gershenson, M.P.H.
Biostatistician III
Research Interests: Service needs of parents, children and families with mental illness, involvement of transition age youth with the criminal justice system, risk and needs assessment in juvenile justice, data analysis
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Phone: (508) 856-6946
Fax: (508) 856-8700

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grillo_largethumb John Grillo
Research Assistant
Research Interests: Rehabilitation, clubhouses, consumer movement and consumers in research
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Phone: (508) 856-8748
Fax: (508) 856-8700

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harrington_largethumb Linda Harrington, B.S.
Academic Administrator
Professional Responsibilities: Administration of the financial, operational, human resource, and general business functions of the CMHSR. Provides information and guidance to faculty for the pre and post award activity relating to grant management
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Phone: (508) 856-8415
Fax: (508) 856-8700

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lika_largethumb Iris Lika, B.S.
Administrative Assistant
Professional Responsibilities: Administrative support to faculty and staff, assists with grant submissions and database maintenance.
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Phone: (508) 856-5812
Fax: (508) 856-8700

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macdonald_largethumb James McDonald, Jr., A.S.
Departmental Assistant
Professional Responsibilities: Compiles conference materials, assists with mailings
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Phone: (508) 856-8739
Fax: (508) 856-8700

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nelson_largethumb Rebecca Nelson, M.A.
Research Coordinator I
Research Interests: juvenile justice, forensic risk assessment, interpersonal violence, developmental and mental health issues in childhood and adolescence
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Phone: (508) 856-8726
Fax: (508) 856-8700

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perrault_largethumb Rachael Perrault, M.A.
Research Coordinator II
Research Interests: Mental health and the law, risk and needs assessment in juvenile justice, public policy and legal decision making
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Phone: (508) 856-8564
Fax: (508) 856-8700

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post_largethumb Laurel Post
Administrative Assistant
Professional Responsibilities: Handles administrative work for faculty under the UMASS Child Trauma Training Grant
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Phone: (508) 856-5963
Fax: (508) 856-8700

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rondeau_largethumb Richard Rondeau, M.S.
Research Coordinator II
Research Interests: Transition age youth, adolescent and adult mental health, mental health and law, screening and assessment tools
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Phone: (508) 856-8740
Fax: (508) 856-8700

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sabella_largethumb Kathryn Sabella, M.A. 
Project Director II
Learning & Working Transitions RTC
Research Interests: Psychosocial development during the transition to adulthood, social disparities in education, mental health policy/system changes, employment of young adults with lived experience
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Phone: (508) 856-5759
Fax: (508) 856-8700

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silvia_largethumb Karen Silvia, B.S. 
Grant & Contract Specialist II 
Professional Responsibilities: Performs diversified and complex administrative financial and pre and post-award budgetary functions in support of the CMHSR. Monitors regulatory compliance requirements for all sponsored research activity
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Phone: (508) 856-6577
Fax: (508) 856-8700

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simon_largethumb Lorna Simon, M.A
Data Analyst
Research Interests: Institutional review boards, hospital readmissions, consumer satisfaction surveys
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Phone: (508) 856-8720
Fax: (508) 856-8700

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simons_largethumb Gillian Simons
Project Assistant
Learning & Working Transitions RTC
Research Interests: Tip sheet development, disseminating research findings, college experiences of young adult consumers
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Phone: (508) 856-2865
Fax: (508) 856-8700

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smith_largethumb Lisa M. Smith, B.A.
Research Coordinator II
Research Interests: Transition age youth and young adults with lived experience, knowledge translation and dissemination of research findings, collaborations with service providers, advocates, consumers and their families
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Phone: (508) 856-1072
Fax: (508) 856-8700

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tartablia_largethumb Lillian Tartaglia, A.S.
Financial Assistant IV
Professional Responsibilities: Manage contracts, payment vouchers, credit cards and process travel expense reports
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Phone: (508) 856-8710
Fax: (508) 856-8700

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thornton_largethumb Amy Thornton, B.S.
Administrative Assistant 
Professional Responsibilities: Administrative assistance to faculty and staff on the MacArthur Models for Change Project
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Phone: (508) 856-8736
Fax: (508) 856-8700

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whitney_largethumb Jennifer Whitney
Project Assistant
Learning & Working Transitions RTC
Research Interests: Authoring tip sheets and disseminating research findings to young adult consumers, researching articles and mental health information
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Phone: (508) 856-2865
Fax: (508) 856-8700

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