Affiliated NCTSN Professionals

Below is a roster of affiliated NCTSN professionals. These individuals have previously been associated with a funded organizational NCTSN partner site and have expressed an interest in remaining connected to and active with the Network. As the status of organizational sites changes and as individuals make career moves, this list will change.

Lucy Zammerelli, MA, NCACII, CADCIII

Address: 

Trillium Community Health Plan
1776 Millrace Drive/P.O. Box 1950
Eugene, OR 97440

Work: 
(541) 687-4375
Description: 

Lucy Zammarelli supervises Trillium’s behavioral health department and serves as Health Equity Officer. She has a B.S. from Cornell University and an M.A. from Temple University. She has worked in the behavioral health field for over 17 years providing services and supervision in substance abuse and mental health treatment in the clinical setting with a focus on childhood trauma, substance abuse treatment, and family recovery. 

Work: 
(303) 941-0247
Address: 

Lynn Garst
Colorado Department of Health and Environment, Office of Emergency Preparedness and Response
4300 Cherry Creek Drive South
Denver, CO 80246
 

Work: 
(303) 692-2586
Description: 

Lynn Garst, M.Ed. has  joined the Office of Emergency Preparedness and Response at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment as a disaster behavior health specialist. He recently retired from the Mental Health Center of Denver as the Director of Community Services for the Child and Family Department. He also served as the Disaster Response Coordinator for MHCD. He established and managed the Intensive Psychiatric Day Treatment Program at MHCD and also managed school-based, community-based and outpatient programs. He has worked closely with a number of community, state, and national agencies and organizations to improve mental health and disaster behavioral health services to children, youth, and families. Mr. Garst is active in the National Child Traumatic Stress Network, where he co-chairs the School Committee and serves on the Terrorism and Disaster Committee and Affiliate Advisory Group. He worked as the Principal Investigator and Project Director for a SAMHSA HIV Targeted Capacity Expansion Grant focusing on homeless and high risk emerging adults and for a SAMHSA National Child Traumatic Stress Initiative Grant serving gang-involved and at-risk youth. He is a nationally recognized expert in child trauma, has authored several publications and served as a keynote speaker and presenter on child trauma at state and national conferences. Prior to joining MHCD in 2001, Mr. Garst spent 12 years at The Children’s Hospital in Denver and previously worked in public school and private industry settings.

Description: 

M. Carolina Velasco-Hodgson is a bilingual clinician with over 10 years of experience. She attended psychology school in Chile, and after obtaining a Fulbright Scholarship, she completed her MSW in the US. She was a Social Work Intern at Child Witness to Violence Project and collaborates with the NCTSN Translation Review Committee since 2010 (Caring for kids, Trinka and Juan, and after disasters’ fact sheets) and also collaborates with other members of the NCTSN network (PTSD in Infancy and Early childhood interview: PIE). Carolina currently has a private practice and is a professor in two Universities in Chile. She remains involved in Network activities focusing in early childhood trauma and on product development for Spanish speaking families living in the US.

Address: 
3873 Carlotta Street
Grove City, OH 43123
Work: 
(614) 226-4559
Email: 
Description: 

Marla Himmeger initially participated in NCTSN activities through the Cullen Center in Toledo, Ohio. Prior to retirement in 2012, she was involved in organizing Ohio's Childhood Trauma Task Force and continues to participate in several local, state and NCTSN activities.

Address: 

1730 Black Oak Lane
Franklin, IN 46131

Work: 
(317) 474-1174
Mobile: 
(317) 474-1174
Description: 

Marsha Rockey was clinical director for Heal the Hurt in Florida. She now works through Spectrum Health at Camp Atterbury Joint Maneuver Training Center, an Army installation in Indiana. Dr. Rockey has remained involved with the NCTSN through her work on the Child Welfare Committee.

Address: 

St. Louis County Family Court
501 S. Brentwood Blvd.
Clayton, MO 63105
 

Work: 
(314) 615-4498
Fax: 
(314) 615-4477
Description: 

Megan Schacht was the former Clinical Manager of the Children's Advocacy Services of Greater St. Louis. She now is the Manager of Family and Clinical Services at the St. Louis County Family Court and remains active with the NCTSN in areas related to juvenile justice and complex trauma.

Address: 

Melissa Runyon PhD, LLC Training & Consultation Services
9219 US Highway 42, Suite D
Prospect, KY 40059

 

Work: 
(609) 247-5273
Address: 

The Center for Superheros Texas Tech Health Sciences University Center
3601 4th St.
Lubbock, TX, 79430-9406

Work: 
806-743-4066
Fax: 
806-743-2314
Description: 

Dr. Gomez was previously faculty at the Center on Child Abuse and Neglect at the OU Health and Sciences Center in Oklahoma City where he specialized in Trauma-Focused CBT, treament adolescents with problematic sexual behaviors (PSB), parent-child interaction therapy, and assessment of autism spectrum disorders. He is a Nationally Certified TF-CBT therapist, completed the Train the Consultant TF-CBT program, and is currently in the Train-the-Train TF-CBT cohort with Dr. Cohen, Dr. Deblinger, and Dr. Mannarino. Dr. Gomez now is the Director of Child and Adolescent Mental Health at the Department of Pediatrics at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center where he remains committeed to dissemination of evidence based practices in psychology.

Address: 
1121 Washington Street, Suite 1 Newton, MA 02465
Work: 
(617) 548-8285
Description: 

Michelle Acker was the associate director of the Child Witness to Violence Project site of the Early Trauma Treatment Network from 2001-2009. She currently has a private practice focusing on child and maternal health, loss, and trauma. As part of her practice, Michelle trains and disseminates child-parent psychotherapy through learning communities across the country. She continues to actively partner with other NCTSN member organizations and professionals through these training initiatives.