Brain Farragher is the former Executive VP/COO of Andrus and the co-founder of the Sanctuary Institute with Dr. Sandra Bloom. Brian formally served as co-chair of the Residential Work Group and participated in several other committees. He is most interested in the impact of trauma on care providers and organizations providing care.
Licensed clinical psychologist Brad Stolbach, PhD is an associate professor of Pediatrics at the University of Chicago Medicine, and co-founder and clinical consultant to La Rabida Children’s Hospital’s Chicago Child Trauma Center (CCTC). Dr. Stolbach is Project Director of Trauma-Informed Care for Youth Injured by Violence, a collaboration involving La Rabida’s CCTC, the University of Chicago Comer Children’s Hospital, the John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County, and the Center for Nonviolence and Social Justice at the Drexel University School of Public Health. A primary goal of this project is to develop and implement an adaption of Drexel’s Healing Hurt People (HHP) trauma-informed hospital-based violence intervention model in emergency pediatric settings in Chicago. Dr. Stolbach’s work at the University of Chicago Medicine also focuses on developing trauma-informed programs and services in a variety of settings, including the Adoption Center, the Pediatric Mobile Medical Unit, and the Center for Community Health and Vitality, as well as developing a Trauma-Informed Psychiatry Clinic for youth on probation. Within the National Child Traumatic Stress Network, Dr. Stolbach is the Midwest Lead Technical Advisor in the Complex Trauma Treatment Network and a member of the Dissociation Expert Workgroup for the Center for Child Trauma Assessment and Service Planning at Northwestern University. He currently serves as a Co-Chair of the NCTSN Community Violence Committee. Dr. Stolbach’s research activities focus on developmental trauma disorder in urban children, cumulative trauma in young children, the links between poverty and trauma, and the role of developmental trauma in the lives of children and youth affiliated with armed groups.
Carla Smith Stover has been a faculty member at the Yale Childhood Violent Trauma Center and began her involvement with the NCTSN while there. She is now on the faculty at the University of South Florida Department of Mental Health Law and Policy. Dr. Stover continues her involvement with the NCTSN as a master trainer in the Child and Family Traumatic Stress Intervention and as a Co-Chair for the Family Systems Affinity Group.
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.
Roy Van Tassell is the former Director of Clinical Services for Family & Children's Services in Tulsa OK. a Category 3 Treatment Center. He currently is Director Trauma and Evidenced-based Interventions for Cenpatico, and an active affiliate. He is a TF-CBT National Trainer, participated in several national and state level TF-CBT Learning Collaboratives and has been actively involved in the Child Sexual Abuse and Child Traumatic Grief workgroups as well as other NCTSN initiatives.
Laurie Brown currently serves as the treatment and services director on an ACF collaborative grant between the University of Vermont and the Department of Children and Families. The project is working on improving placement stability for adoptive children after trauma. In addition, Laurie continues to provide attachment, self-regulation, and competency (ARC) consultation services through the Trauma Center at the Justice Resource Institute in Massachusetts.
Joyce Dorado is the co-founder and director of UCSF HEARTS (Healthy Environments and Response to Trauma in Schools), a multilevel prevention and intervention program that collaborates with the San Francisco Unified School District to promote school success for students who have experienced complex trauma, by creating school environments that are more trauma-sensitive and supportive of the needs of these students. She is an Associate Clinical Professor and the Director of Clinical Research and Evaluation at Child and Adolescent Services (CAS), a trauma-informed mental health clinic at UCSF-San Francisco General Hospital that provides services to children, youth, and families from under-resourced, culturally diverse communities. Dr. Dorado led and coordinated CAS data contributions to the NCTSN Core Data Set for over six years, collaborated with Laurel Kiser and the Family-Informed Trauma Treatment (FITT) Center to implement and help evaluate Strengthening Families Coping Resources (SFCR) multifamily groups at CAS, and currently participates in the Family Systems and the Schools Collaborative Groups.
Jennifer Campoy has worked as a therapist with the Children’s Mental Health program at Children’s Institute, Inc. for four years. She now joins the affiliate program in an effort to be involved with NCTSN activities focused on treating co-occurring disorders for adolescents and young adults.