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: 

2813 Cherrystone Place
Fort Collins, CO  80525

Work: 
508) 942-3160
Description: 

Sara McConnell is an educator and clinical interpreter with over 20 years of experience. In recent years she has worked for Colorado State University's community outreach program, serving the local Hispanic community by providing interpretive services in conjunction with social workers, judges and the courts, psychiatric and medical professionals. Her primary clients are child victims of trauma and their families.

Address: 

University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Dept. of Public Health Sciences
Institute for Social Capital
9210 University City Boulevard
College of Health and Human Services, Suite 335
Charlotte, NC 28223

Work: 
(704) 687-7913
Fax: 
(704) 687-6629
Description: 

Dr. Portwood served as principal investigator for the KC Metro Child Traumatic Stress Network in Kansas City, Mo., a community initiative involving more than one hundred partners.

Address: 

NorthEast Treatment Centers
4404 North 5th Street, Suite 1
Philadelphia, PA 19104
 

Work: 
(267) 339-0568
Description: 

Steven Grilli was formerly Child Welfare Program Coordinator with the Center for Pediatric Traumatic Stress at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. He now works at NorthEast Treatment Centers in Philadelphia and remains involved with NCTSN activities focused on the assessment and treatment of traumatic stress among children and families in the child welfare system.

Address: 

National Resource Center on ADHD
CHADD
4601 Presidential Drive, Suite 300
Lamham, MD 20706

Work: 
(301) 613-1741
Description: 

Susan Vosburgh is a Clinical Social Worker with over 30 years’ experience as a therapist, clinical supervisor, administrator, and educator. She is a graduate of the National Catholic School of Social Service (NCSSS) at Catholic University and has received post-graduate training in child and family therapy and the administration of social service agencies. She has been on the faculty of Georgetown University’s Department of Psychiatry and NCSSS and has served as a mental health consultant and trainer to schools, churches, the courts and government agencies.  Susan has provided therapeutic services to diverse populations of all ages, directed a bilingual therapeutic preschool, a child and adolescent hospital outpatient clinic, a school mental health program and a trauma and bereavement mental health agency.  She is bilingual, bicultural in English and Spanish.  Her private practice focuses primarily on child and family services and is located in Severna Park, MD.
 

Address: 

YWCA of Northwest Georgia
48 Henderson Street SW
Marietta, GA 30064

Work: 
(770) 423-3595
Description: 

Tanya Toyer previously worked as the Director of Counseling and Social Services for the Adopt America network, where she oversaw the daily operations of the counseling and social work services. She provided counseling/social work supervision, adoption home studies, pre- and post-placement services for adoptive families; oversaw national home studies for funding purposes; and supervised the Wendy’s Wonderful Kids program and family outreach program. She also provided evidence-based trauma treatment for adoptive/birth families. Ms. Toyer previously worked as a clinical counselor for St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center, where she provided integrated mental health services in primary health care services for children, adolescents, and their families, as well as for substance-exposed newborns and their mothers, women who experienced postpartum depression and PTSD symptoms, and individuals living with HIV/AIDS. Previously, Ms. Toyer worked for the Toledo Children’s Hospital (Cullen Center) as a clinical counselor. Her responsibilities were to provide mental health services for traumatized children and their families. Currently, Ms. Toyer works for the YWCA of Northwest Georgia as the Counseling Program Manager. The YWCA serves families (primarily women and children) who are victims of sexual assault and/or domestic violence. Ms. Toyer continues to provide evidenced-based trauma treatment for children and families, and serves as an affiliate member of the NCTSN Child Welfare Committee.

Address: 

New Life Counseling
522 Vermont Street, Suite 0
Quincy, IL 26301
 

Work: 
(217) 617-1134
Description: 

Thomas Donovan is a trainer of Structured Psychotherapy for Adolescents Responding to Chronic Stress (SPARCS) and Psychological First Aid (PFA). Thomas formerly served at Chaddock, a former category 3 site, as the Associate Director of Clinical Services. Currently he is the owner of New Life Counseling in Quincy, IL and Assistant Pastor at Columbus Road Baptist Church.  

Address: 
Metropolitan Family Services
1 North Dearborn, Suite 1000
Chicago, IL 60602
Work: 
(312) 986-4292
Description: 

Vikki Rompala was the Co-Chair of the Partnering with Youth and Families Committee at NCTSN and the Program Evaluation and Consumer Initiative Coordinator at La Rabida Children's Hospital Chicago Child Trauma Center. She now works as the Director of Outcomes and Evaluation at Metropolitan Family Services and remains involved with creating trauma-informed services for many different service sectors including domestic violence, child welfare, youth development, early childhood, and outpatient mental health settings.