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.
Address: 

The Village Family Services
6736 Laurel Canyon Boulevard, Suite 200
North Hollywood, CA 91606

Work: 
(818) 755-8786 x1008
Description: 

Irma Seilicovich is COO and co-founder of The Village Family Services, a nonprofit that works primarily with children exposed to trauma, in North Hollywood, CA.  Ms. Seilicovich has been actively working in the mental health field for over 20 years with a focus on children and families who have been victims of sexual, physical, and emotional abuse. Formerly coordinator for the Trauma Center at Children’s Institute Inc. and a current member of the International Society of Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS), Ms. Seilicovich continues her association with the NCTSN while implementing evidence-based trauma treatment for children at The Village Family Services.

Address: 
Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health
4641 Fulton Drive North West
Canton, OH 44718
Work: 
(303) 433-6075 ext.154
Fax: 
(303) 433-1843
Description: 

Jacquelyn holds the position of Trauma Team Leader at Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health in Canton, Ohio. She provides direct clinical assessment and service to children and families who have experienced complex trauma, weekly consultation with the Child and Adolescent Trauma Team (CATT), ongoing policy development, and community presentations on a variety of trauma-related topics. Jacquelyn serves on the Stark County Child Abuse Task Force, the Children's Advocacy Center Multidisciplinary Team, and the Victim's Rights Coalition. She was previously involved at the Cullen Center of Toledo Children's Hospital for two years during her graduate training in clinical child psychology. She specializes in traumatic stress in early childhood and in children with developmental delays.

Jeffrey N. Wherry, Ph.D., ABPP

Address: 
5351 Samuell Blvd, Dallas, TX 75228
Work: 
214.818.2605
Fax: 
214.818.2645
Email: 
Description: 

Jeff completed his Ph.D. at the University of Southern Mississippi, and he earned the Diplomate in Clinical Psychology awarded by the American Board of Professional Psychology. He has worked with residential populations, foster children, and with outpatients. Jeff was the CEO of Children’s Advocacy Services of Greater St. Louis, where he also was involved in training, outpatient work with sexually abused children, and research. He has been a tenured professor at four universities. He directs the Research Institute of the Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center. Jeff was named as an “Integrated Scholar” at Texas Tech University and received the “Outstanding Professional Award” in 2013 from the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children. His interests include sexual abuse, PTSD, assessment, and treatment. Jeff has published over 40 journal articles; has made over 250 presentations; and has received foundation and grant support in excess of $5.0 million. He and his wife of 38 years have one delightful daughter, a wonderful son-in-law, and two adorable granddaughters.

Address: 

Jeffrey Wherry
Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center
Research Institute
5351 Samuell Blvd
Dallas, TX 75228

Work: 
(214) 818-2605
Email: 
Description: 

Jeff completed his Ph.D. at the University of Southern Mississippi, and he earned the Diplomate in Clinical Psychology awarded by the American Board of Professional Psychology.  He has worked with residential populations, foster children, and with outpatients. Jeff was the CEO of Children’s Advocacy Services of Greater St. Louis, where he also was involved in training, outpatient work with sexually abused children, and research. He has been a tenured professor at four universities. He directs the Research Institute of the Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center. Jeff was named as an “Integrated Scholar” at Texas Tech University and received the “Outstanding Professional Award” in 2013 from the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children. His interests include sexual abuse, PTSD, assessment, and treatment.  Jeff has published over 40 journal articles; has made over 250 presentations; and has received foundation and grant support in excess of $5.0 million. He and his wife of 38 years have one delightful daughter, a wonderful son-in-law, and two adorable granddaughters.
 

Address: 

108 Clover Street Roselle, NJ 07203

Work: 
908-578-4889
Description: 

Dr. Jones is a former Post-doctoral Fellow with The Center for Child Trauma and Resilience at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York. While there she provided evidence based trauma treatment to youth involved in the juvenile justice system and facilitated trauma trainings to correctional officers, probation officers, and mental health staff. Dr. Jones currently works at Children's Specialized Hospital in New Jersey and remains involved with NCTSN activities focused on expanding evidence-based trauma practices in schools.

Address: 
Wilson-Sigrest

357 Towne Center Blvd, Suite 203
Ridgeland, MS 39056

Work: 
(601) 398-5436
Description: 

Jennifer Sigrest was the former Evaluation Coordinator for the Trauma Recovery for Youth Project with Catholic Charities in Jackson, MS. She is now co-owner of Wilson-Sigrest, LLC and specializes in working with adolescents and adults dealing with issues of traumatic stress, depression, anxiety, LGBT-related concerns, and other life stressors. She provides consultation and collaboration with organizations working to implement and sustain best practices or to change and improve existing systems. She remains involved with NCTSN through the affiliate program and has a special interest in working with the LGBT population.

Address: 
6300 University Avenue, Suite 125
Middleton, WI 53562
Work: 
(608) 237-8000
Fax: 
(608) 237-8005
Email: 
Description: 

Jennifer is an affiliate member of the NCTSN. She is an approved national trainer in TF-CBT and CBITS. In her private practice she provides trauma-specific treatment to children, adolescents, and their caregivers.

Address: 

Glade Run Lutheran Services
220 S. Main Street
Butler, PA 16001
 

Work: 
(870) 208-5279
Description: 

Jessica Gahr provides trauma-informed clinical services as a member of the S.A.F.E. project at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center which provides therapeutic services to children adjudicated of a sexual offense and their families. In addition, she works with Glade Run Lutheran Services in Western Pennsylvania providing trauma-informed, community-based care. Jessica is interested in bridging the gap between science and practice to ensure youth receive evidence-based treatment across settings.

Jim Van Den Brandt, LCSW, ACSW

Address: 
Group Health Corporation of South Central Wisconsin
3051 Cahill Main
Fitchburg, WI 53711
Work: 
(608) 661-7214
Description: 

Jim Van Den Brandt is the former clinical area manager of Integrated Services and director of Adolescent Trauma Treatment at the Mental Health Center of Dane County in Madison, WI. Jim has contributed to the development of numerous Network products, provided training and leadership on the adoption and implementation of evidence-based practices, and helped various systems become more trauma-focused and evidence-based. Jim is currently the mental health services manager for Group Health Cooperative in Madison, WI and he remains involved with a variety of Network activities and product development efforts.

Address: 

PO Box 56
4855 Broad Street
Mooresville, AL 35649

Work: 
(256) 520-0366
Fax: 
(256) 350-1888
Description: 

JoAnn Jaco Plucker was project director for the National Children's Advocacy Center's NCTSN project in Huntsville, Alabama. She is now a private consultant and grant writer.