Administration

Paul Chandler, JD, MS.

Paul Chandler, JD, MS is a volunteer Data Analyst at the Advocates for Survivors of Torture and Trauma, Baltimore, MD [closed].   He has taught statistics for social sciences at the University of Baltimore, where he also worked as research assistant for the Law School and Law Clinic. In addition to the webinar Paul did for us listed below, he was the key expert consulted in creating our Evaluation section.

Carol White

Carol White, MA Early Childhood Education, MPH, is the outgoing manager of CVT’s National Capacity-building Project.  She has worked at CVT since 2000, managing the NCB project since 2004. She has a B.A. in psychology and an M.A. in early childhood education from Stanford University, and a Masters in Public Health from the University of Minnesota. She has managed primary care clinics and agencies for underserved populations (homeless adults and families, urban adolescents, low income urban pregnant women) in Minnesota for nine years previously.

Michael Blyth

Michael Blyth, Masters degree in Security Management

Director, Risk Consulting

RSM Corp

Mike Blyth is the Director of Risk Strategies for RSM Consulting, and has held various corporate Vice President appointments for international security and risk management companies, within both operational risk management and business strategies, combining a wealth of international experience and knowledge with a Masters Degree in Security Management.

Marianne Philbin

Marianne Philbin is executive director of Pierce Family Foundation and a consultant to foundations and nonprofit organizations, specializing in planning, evaluation and organizational development. She has more than 25 years of experience in the nonprofit sector, and is a frequent trainer on nonprofit management issues. Prior to establishing her consulting practice, she was Development Director for the Chicago Annenberg Challenge; Executive Director of The Chicago Foundation for Women; and Executive Director of The Peace Museum.

Marcus M. McKinney

Dr. Marcus M. McKinney, M Div, D Min, is the Vice President of Community Health Equity and Health Policy at Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center in Hartford, CT. Dr. McKinney’s background has included the study of religion, psychology, and health with a bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland, a master of divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and doctorate of ministry from Andover Newton Theological School in psychology.

Aaron Acharya

Aaron Acharya established the Association of Bhutanese in America (ABA) in 2007 and served as its Executive Director for seven years. The ABA is a community association of Bhutanese in the U.S. that serves the needs of Bhutanese in this country. ABA runs the Bhutanese Community Program in Maryland in collaboration with the International Rescue Committee, helping to resettle Bhutanese refugee women. Mr.

Michael Hollifield

Dr. Michael Hollifield recently joined the staff at Long Beach VA as medical director of the Program for Traumatic Stres. Previously, Dr. Hollifield held positions at the University of New Mexico and the University of Louisville where he was medical director of biobehavioral oncology and the anxiety disorders program. Most recently he was a research scientist at the Behavioral Health Research Center of the Southwest. Dr. Hollifield received his M.D.

Besma Coda

Besma Coda is the co-founder and Chief Operation Officer at Chaldean Middle Eastern Social Services in El Cajon, CA. She is a cultural counselor who helps lead one of the first non-profit social services for Chaldeans and Arab communities in the United States. Ms. Coda was born and raised in Basra, Iraq, and educated at the Baghdad University.

Ed Cohen

Dr. Ed Cohen, MSW & PhD Social Welfare, is Associate Professor in the School of Social Work at San Jose State University, and frequent consultant with the National Capacity Building Project of the Center for Victims of Torture on the subject of evaluation. Dr. Cohen received his M.S.W. and Ph.D. in Social Welfare at the University of California at Berkeley. He has taught research methods (UC Berkeley) courses in managed care (UC Davis) and has provided training to mental health agencies in improving agency performance through the use of data and evaluation.

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