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Maryann Davis

Maryann Davis, Ph.D.,
Professor of Psychiatry and the Director of the Implementation Science and Practice Advances Research Center (iSPARC), and the Director of the Transitions to Adulthood Center for Research (ACR)

Curriculum Vitae
Phone: (508)856-8718
Fax: (508)856-8700

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Jonathan Delman

Jonathan Delman, J.D., Ph.D., M.P.H.
Assistant Research Professor of Psychiatry and Senior Project Director of Technical Assistance for the Learning and Working during the Transition to Adulthood Rehabilitation Research and Training Center.

Curriculum Vitae
Phone: (508) 856-1456

Marsha Ellison

Marsha Langer Ellison, Ph.D., M.S.W.
Associate Professor of Psychiatry and the Director of Communications, Transitions to Adulthood Center for Research

Curriculum Vitae
Phone: (508) 856-2816


Susan Foley, Ph.D.
Senior Research Fellow and the Research Director at the Institute for Community Inclusion at UMass Boston

Phone: (617) 287-4217

Mary Huber

Mary Huber, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor at Wright State University

Phone: (937) 775-2022

Sloan Huckabee

Sloan Huckabee, Ph.D.

Phone: 508-856-2013


Dori Hutchinson, Sc.D.
Director of Services at the Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation at Boston University


Nancy Koroloff

Nancy Koroloff, Ph.D.
Professor Emerita with the Regional Research Institute for Human Services, School of Social Work, Portland State University and the Research Director for the Pathways Rehabilitation Research and Training Center

Phone: (503) 317-3212

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Colleen E. McKay, MA., C.A.G.S. 
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and the Director of the Program for Clubhouse Research

Curriculum Vitae
Phone: (508) 856-8471

Joe Marrone

Joseph Marrone, M.Ed.
Senior Program Manager for Public Policy at the Institute for Community Inclusion at UMass Boston and the Coordinator of Training/Technical Assistance at the NIDRR-funded Vocational Rehabilitation and VR Management RRTCs

Phone: (503) 331-0687

Kathryn Sabella

Kathryn Sabella, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Psychiatry
Deputy Director Transitions to Adulthood Center for Research

In this role, she facilitates all aspects of research, training, and dissemination activities in close partnership with Transitions ACR leadership.  Research Interests: Psychosocial development during the transition to adulthood, education disparities, and mental health policy/system changes

Curriculum Vitae

Phone: (508) 856-5759

 Carol Schubert

Carol Schubert, M.P.H.
Research Program Administrator for the Law and Psychiatry Program of Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic at the University of Pittsburg School of Medicine

Phone: (412) 647-4760

Vanessa Vorhies Klodnick, PhD, LCSW
Senior Researcher, Thresholds

Phone: (773) 572-5369

Bo Wang

Bo Wang, Ph.D., MPH
Associate Professor of Quantitative Health Sciences and Emergency Medicine




Libin Zhang, Ph.D., M.S.
Research Associate, Institute for Community Inclusion, School for Global Inclusion & Social Development, University of Massachusetts Boston 

Phone: (617) 287-4066

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Marcela Hayes, B.S., B.A.
Research Project Director
Research Interests: Mental health service systems for young adults and adapting and testing supported employment and education models to improve the mental and behavioral health of individuals across their lifespan. Researching and understanding the implications for mindfulness practice, and training for all ages. 

Phone: (508) 856-1072

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Ian A. Lane, B.A.
Research Coordinator I
Research Interests: Quantitative research methodology; statistical applications in clinical epidemiology & population health research; Implementation Science



Deirdre Logan, B.A.
Project Manager
Research Interests: Dissemination and presentation of research findings and materials, Informed Consent, research ethics, and youth, young adult, and family mental health.

Phone: (508) 856-5852


Emily McCaffrey, BA, M.Ed
Research Coordinator I
Research Interest: Transition age youth experiencing homelessness and its effect on mental health; Educational supports for college-age youth with lived experiences; Sociological theories such as Conflict Theory and Structural-Functional Theory

Phone: (508) 856-5378

Brian Miller, MHA, CLSSGB
Director of Operations, Learning & Working RRTC
Research Interest: Mental health services and supports for transition-aged youth and young adults with mental health conditions; Educational supports for college-age youth with lived experiences; Evaluating the services that are effective for young people to develop meaningful long-term careers

Phone: (508) 856-0000


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Senior Project Director

Research interests: standardizing services supporting college students with mental health conditions, evaluating the effectiveness of various educational supports, testing a cognitive remediation intervention for college students, and evaluating the services that are effective for young people to develop meaningful long-term careers.

Phone: (857) 540-9344

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Alexandra Murray, MPA
Research Coordinator II
Research Interests: Research ethics, institutional review boards (IRB), substance use disorders (SUD), socio-cultural determinants of mental health, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

Phone: (508) 856-7814

Emma Narkewicz, BA, MPA
Research Coordinator I
Research Interests: Improving education and employment outcomes for young adults with mental health conditions and disabilities, Social policy, Health equity for BIPOC and LGBTQ+ populations, Sexual violence, Community-engaged public health

Phone: (508) 856-8739

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Debbie Nicolellis, MS, CRC, CPRP
Training Director, Helping Youth on the Path to Employment (HYPE)



Gillian Simons

Gillian Simons
Research Technician Assistant
Research Interests: Young adult consumer advocacy, integration of physical and behavioral health, mental health policy/system changes, education and employment of young adults with mental health conditions


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Financial Assistant

Professional Responsibilities: Prepare monthly financial reports, manage contracts, create payment vouchers, credit card reconciliation and process expense reimbursement reports.

Phone: (508) 856-8713

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Research Coordinator I

Research Interests: Prisoner reentry, domestic violence, anger and aggression regulation, suicide prevention, and program evaluation of court-mandated treatment


Robin Rasca, B.A
Project Coordinator I
Professional responsibilities: multimedia content producer for the iSPARC Communications Team. Manages our email campaigns, social media channels, and websites for iSPARC and Transitions ACR

Phone: (508) 856-1068



Jean Wnuk, B.A., MBA
Social Media Specialist
Professional responsibilities: Manages our social media platforms and communications channels for iSPARC and Transitions ACR

Phone: (508) 856-2016