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Deborah Sellers

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Phone: 607-254-5249
Email: des256@cornell.edu
Location: Beebe Hall
Director of Research & Evaluation,  BCTR
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Karl Pillemer

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Phone: 607-255-8086
Email: kap6@cornell.edu
Location: Beebe Hall

Director (on sabbatical),  BCTR
Co-Director,  Translational Research Institute for Pain in Later Life
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Elaine Wethington

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Phone: 607-255-2918
Email: ew20@cornell.edu
Location: Beebe Hall

Acting director,  BCTR
Associate Director,  BCTR
P.I.,  Computer-based Measures of Psychosocial Stress Exposure
Co-P.I.,  SCALE: Small Changes and Lasting Effects
Co-P.I.,  Translational Research Institute for Pain in Later Life
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Patty Thayer

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Phone: 607-255-7794
Email: pmt6@cornell.edu
Location: Beebe Hall

Assistant to the Director,  BCTR
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Carrie Chalmers

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Phone: 607-254-4336
Email: cc284@cornell.edu
Location: Beebe Hall

Communications Assistant,  BCTR
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Kirstin Gasteiger

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Phone: 607- 254-5330
Email: kag5@cornell.edu
Location: Beebe Hall

Accounts Representative,  BCTR
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Denice Markley

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Phone: 607-255-6474
Email: dmm22@cornell.edu
Location: Beebe Hall

Finance Manager,  BCTR
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Peter Farley

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Phone: 607-255-0848
Email: ptf2@cornell.edu
Location: MVR Hall

Director of Finance & Administration,  BCTR
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Jennifer Tiffany

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Phone: 607-255-1942
Email: jst5@cornell.edu
Location: Beebe Hall

Director of Outreach & Community Engagement,  BCTR
Director,  HIV Risk Reduction Research and Education Projects

Jennifer Tiffany is Director of Outreach and Community Engagement and Director of the HIV Risk Reduction and Education Projects for the Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research. She also serves as the Associate Director for Outreach and Extension for the College of Human Ecology. Tiffany received her Ph.D. in City and Regional Planning from Cornell University in 2004. She joined CHE in 1989 to direct the HIV/AIDS Education Project and is the lead author of the Talking with Kids about HIV/AIDS parent education curriculum. She is an interdisciplinary social scientist and educator whose work focuses on youth participation and community-based HIV/AIDS education, with a particular focus on intergenerational communication. Her HIV/AIDS related research includes a study funded by the National Institutes of Health to examine the relationships among social connectedness, highly engaged program participation, and HIV risk reduction among 13-17 year olds in New York City. Her research and outreach efforts both build upon participatory action research and community-based participatory research methods as well as participatory approaches to planning, program and resource materials design, and evaluation. Tiffany has designed, evaluated and implemented a variety of programs and is the author and co-author of numerous journal articles, book chapters and extension publications and materials.

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John Eckenrode

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Phone: 607-255-0467
Email: jje1@cornell.edu
Location: Beebe Hall

Associate Director,  BCTR
Director,  National Data Archive on Child Abuse and Neglect

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Jennifer Agans

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Phone: 607-254-5125
Email: jpa75@cornell.edu
Location: Beebe Hall
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Barbara Ganzel

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Visiting Fellow,  BCTR
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Laura Dedmon

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Phone: 607-255-6179
Email: lcd43@cornell.edu
Location: Beebe Hall
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Mary Ruberti

Phone: 607-254-2761
Email: mrr12@cornell.edu
Location: Beebe Hall
Extension Associate,  Residential Child Care Project
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Marie Cope

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Phone: 607-255-7974
Email: mtc223@cornell.edu
Location: Beebe Hall
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Margaret McCarthy

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Phone: 607-255-6813
Email: mem227@cornell.edu
Location: Beebe Hall
Research Associate,  Military Projects
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Eliza Cook

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Email: elc96@cornell.edu
Location: MVR Hall
Extension Support Specialist ,  The Parenting in Context Initiative
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Alexa Maille

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Phone: 607-254-7416
Email: ask37@cornell.edu
Location: Beebe Hall
State STEM Specialist,  4-H Youth Development Program
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Dora Welker

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Email: daw256@cornell.edu
Location: Kennedy Hall
Evaluation Assistant,  ACT for Youth
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Divine Sebuharara

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Phone: 607-255-8790
Email: mas597@cornell.edu
Location: Kennedy Hall
Trainer/Evaluation Assistant,  ACT for Youth
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Brian Maley

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Phone: 607-255-8790
Email: bam292@cornell.edu
Location: Kennedy Hall
Evaluation Assistant,  ACT for Youth
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Andrew Turner

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Phone: 607-255-7809
Email: ast4@cornell.edu
Location: Beebe Hall
Director,  4-H Youth Development Program
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Deb Mann

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Phone: 607-255-7516
Email: djl243@cornell.edu
Location: Beebe Hall
Office Manager/Communications Coordinator ,  4-H Youth Development Program
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Nigel Gannon

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Email: tng22@cornell.edu
Location: Beebe Hall
State Healthy Living Program Specialist,  4-H Youth Development Program
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Christine Heib

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Phone: 607-254-4693
Email: cmh254@cornell.edu
Location: Kennedy Hall
Research Assistant,  ACT for Youth
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Mary Maley

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Phone: 607-254-7460
Email: mm153@cornell.edu
Location: Beebe Hall
Director,  Research Synthesis Project
Extension Associate,  ACT for Youth
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Jamila Walida Simon

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Phone: 607-255-0287
Email: jws62@cornell.edu
Location: Beebe Hall
State Civic Engagement Specialist ,  4-H Youth Development Program

Jamila Walida Simon grew up in New York City. She earned her High School Diploma from Benjamin N. Cardozo High School as an engineering major.  Ms. Simon graduated from Wells College in 2001, with a degree in Environmental Science and Policy Values and with two limited edition books she printed at the Wells College Press. Shortly after graduation, Ms. Simon entered the corporate world and then reentered academia as a Master’s of Science student in natural resources at Cornell University.

During her MS work, Simon’s work brought her to Durban, South Africa in 2005 where she explored community gardening for poverty alleviation in township schools. Since then the National Science Foundation, the Garden Mosaics Program, and the National Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Related Sciences have honored her. As a Cornell graduate student Ms. Simon served as a Cornell Urban Scholar, and she was involved in a participatory action research project focusing on gentrification in the Rockaways. Ms. Simon joined the staff of Cornell University Cooperative Extension - New York City while she was a master's candidate and served as a Project Coordinator for the CYFAR CITY Project (Children, Youth, Families at Risk, Community Improvement through Youth). NYC CYFAR's CITY project encouraged youth to conduct community improvement projects in lower Manhattan and Brooklyn, NY.

Simon earned her M.S. from the Department of Natural Resources at Cornell University under the direction of Dr. W. Trochim, Dr. S. Hamilton, and Dr. C. Kraft.

For five years, Simon served as the Project Manager at Cornell University Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County where she oversaw undergraduate and graduate students who served as volunteers in her 4-H after-school programming. Simon worked with Cloverbuds, preteens, and teens who worked on civic engagement, healthy living, and STEM projects

Simon currently works full time with the NYS 4-H Office as their Civic Engagement Specialist.

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Kimberly Kopko

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Phone: 607-254-6517
Email: kak33@cornell.edu
Location: MVR Hall
Director,  Parenting in Context Initiative
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Andres Arroyo

Phone: 607-255-7799
Email: aa17@cornell.edu
Location: Beebe Hall

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Cynthia Enroth

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Email: cme4@cornell.edu
Location: Utah

Family Advocacy Project Director,  The Military Projects
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Dorothy Forbes

Phone: 607-254-5450
Email: df20@cornell.edu
Location: Beebe Hall

Extension Associate,  The Military Projects
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Martha Holden

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Phone: 607-254-5337
Email: mjh19@cornell.edu
Location: Beebe Hall

Director,  Residential Child Care Project
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Charles Izzo

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Phone: 607-255-9775
Email: cvi2@cornell.edu
Location: Beebe Hall

Research Associate,  Residential Child Care Project
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Frank Kuhn

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Email: ifk2@cornell.edu
Location: North Carolina

Senior Extension Associate,  Residential Child Care Project
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Holly Larrabee

Phone: 607-254-4677
Email: hl332@cornell.edu
Location: Beebe Hall

Support and Acquisitions Specialist,  National Data Archive on Child Abuse and Neglect
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Brian Leidy

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Phone: 607-254-5114
Email: bl15@cornell.edu
Location: Beebe Hall

P.I. & Director,  Military Projects

Brian D. Leidy, Ph.D. is the Principal Investigator and Director of the Military Projects and a Senior Extension Associate in the Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research. Brian earned his Ph.D. in Human Service Studies in 1991 from Cornell University and has been a member of the Center staff since 1995. His main activities at the Center include management of the work carried out for five major awards by the National Institute for Food and Agriculture, United States Department of Agriculture on behalf of the Department of the Army, the Department of Defense, and the United States Air Force. These projects include support of program monitoring and evaluation activities for Military Family Programs, development of a variety of multi-media training and resource materials, and development of public awareness campaign materials for child abuse and neglect prevention, domestic abuse/violence prevention, and dating violence prevention. Brian has designed and carried out numerous evaluations of Military Family Programs and curricula. Prior to coming to Cornell, he worked extensively in public child welfare and mental health programs. His current areas of interests include the evaluation of Military Family Programs, violence prevention programs, and identifying the interpersonal characteristics of effect human service practice.

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Kristie Lockwood

Phone: 607-254-5124
Email: kap9@cornell.edu
Location: Beebe Hall

Research Data Collector,  Military Projects
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Lisa McCabe

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Phone: 607- 254-7292
Email: lam4@cornell.edu
Location: Beebe Hall

Director,  Cornell Early Childhood Program
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Alissa Medero

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Phone: 607-255-4528
Email: ab358@cornell.edu
Location: Beebe Hall

Administrative Assistant,  Residential Child Care Project
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Diane Wach

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Phone: 607-255-2543
Email: dwm98@cornell.edu
Location: Beebe Hall

Support and Acquisitions Specialist,  National Data Archive on Child Abuse and Neglect

Diane Wach Miller is a Research Support Specialist at the National Data Archive on Child Abuse and Neglect (NDACAN) in the BCTR. She processes datasets for secondary analysis and provides user support at NDACAN. She is also a doctoral student in Human Development.

Diane has worked as a psychotherapist diagnosing and treating diverse populations of clients in a wide-range of clinical settings. She worked with clients coping with stressors along a continuum from daily hassles, to clinical disorders, to trauma - including the aftermath of 9/11 and the Washington, DC Sniper incident. Her clinical expertise is in the areas of child maltreatment, crisis intervention, suicide intervention, trauma disorders, stress, and personality disorders.

Diane's research interests are connected to her clinical experiences. Her current research projects are concerned with child maltreatment, personality disorders, trauma disorders, emotion regulation, and media use.

 

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Debra Mojica

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Phone: 607-254-5240
Email: dmh20@cornell.edu
Location: Beebe Hall

Administrative Assistant,   Residential Child Care Project
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Catherine Norton

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Phone: 607-254-3354
Email: cim25@cornell.edu
Location: Beebe Hall

Research Support Specialist,   Residential Child Care Project
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Michael Nunno

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Phone: 607-254-5127
Email: man2@cornell.edu
Location: Beebe Hall

P.I.,  Residential Child Care Project

Michael Nunno, D.S.W., is a Senior Extension faculty of the College of Human Ecology, Cornell University, and Co-Principal Investigator Residential Child Care Project at the Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research. Dr. Nunno has a background and an expertise in social policy, regulation, and legislation related child welfare issues as well as specific expertise in the identification, prevention, and etiology of child abuse and neglect in residential care. Related to these interests has been his work in the reduction of aggressive critical incidents in residential facilities, training and evaluation of performance competencies, and organizational implementation strategies to introduce crisis prevention systems and program models in children’s residential facilities. His research has examined how children die in restraints, the dynamics of adolescent female restraints episodes, and the impact of organizational climates and cultures on critical incidents. He is also as expert in selected civil litigation cases throughout the United States where children have died or been seriously injured while in out-of-home care.

Dr. Nunno has published his work in chapters of the books Child Protective Services Team Handbook and Understanding Abusive Families. He was the lead editor for the book For Our Own Safety: Examining the Safety of High-risk Interventions for Children and Young People published by the Child Welfare League of America. His work has also appeared in the journals Child Abuse and Neglect: An International Journal, Children and Society, Protecting Children, Journal of Child Welfare, Children and Youth Services Review, Applied Developmental Science, Journal of Child and Family Studies, Scottish Journal of Residential Care, and the Child and Youth Care Forum. He sat on the expert panel for the Child Welfare League of America’s Best Practices Guidelines for Child Maltreatment in Foster Care and is currently a member of the International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (IPSCAN) Expert Faculty Program.

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Jennifer True Parise

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Phone: 607-254-4693
Email: jtp75@cornell.edu
Location: Kennedy Hall

Research Assistant,  ACT for Youth
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Jane Powers

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Phone: 607-255-3993
Email: jlp5@cornell.edu
Location: Beebe Hall

Director,  ACT for Youth
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Amanda Purington

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Phone: 607-255-1861
Email: ald17@cornell.edu
Location: Kennedy Hall

Director of Evaluation and Research,  ACT for Youth
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Trudy Radcliffe

Phone: 607-254-8723
Email: tr55@cornell.edu
Location: Beebe Hall

Research Aide,  Residential Child Care Project
Administrative Assistant,  Residential Child Care Project
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Eugene Saville

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Phone: 607-254-5210
Email: eas20@cornell.edu
Location: Beebe Hall

Administrative Assistant,  Residential Child Care Project
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Karen Schantz

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Phone: 607-254-6509
Email: ks548@cornell.edu
Location: Beebe Hall

Communications Coordinator,  ACT for Youth
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Leslie Schultz

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Phone: 607- 255-4553
Email: ls30@cornell.edu
Location: Beebe Hall

Research Support Specialist,  Cornell Institute for Translational Research on Aging
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Elliott G. Smith

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Phone: 607-255-8104
Email: egs1@cornell.edu
Location: Beebe Hall

Associate Director,  National Data Archive on Child Abuse and Neglect
Research Associate,  Residential Child Care Project

Elliott G. Smith is the Associate Director of the National Data Archive on Child Abuse and Neglect and a Research Associate for the Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research.

As the Associate Director of the Archive, Elliott promotes the use of existing child maltreatment data for new purposes. He provides support to users who need help with research design, database management, and statistical analysis. Elliott also conducts his own research with a focus on the outcomes and well-being of maltreated children. Examples include evaluating the impact of child neglect prevention programs on family outcome trajectories and developing national estimates of the number of maltreated infants who are developmentally delayed.

In his role as a BCTR Research Associate, Elliott participates in the research and evaluation efforts of the Center. Projects have included the evaluation of a principle-based program model for improved practice in residential group care settings and the development of automated routines for combining data from multiple sources, preparing data for statistical analysis and report generation.

Elliott earned his Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology from Cornell University and has been a member of the Center staff since 1999.

 

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Holly Smith

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Phone: 607-255-9149
Email: hs226@cornell.edu
Location: Beebe Hall

Research Aide and Administrative Assistant,  Residential Child Care Project
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Karen Snyder

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Phone: 607-254-8049
Email: kms283@cornell.edu
Location: Beebe Hall

Extension Associate,  Military Projects
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Marney Thomas

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Phone: 607-254-5241
Email: mgt2@cornell.edu
Location: Beebe Hall

Co-P.I.,  Military Projects
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Andrea Turnbull

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Phone: 607-254-5210
Email: ajt78@cornell.edu
Location: Florida

Extension Associate,  Residential Child Care Project
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Janis Whitlock

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Phone: 607-254-2894
Email: jlw43@cornell.edu
Location: 202A Beebe Hall

Director,  Cornell Research Program on Self-Injurious Behavior
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Gregory Wise

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Email: gbw4@cornell.edu
Location: Beebe Hall

Extension Associate,  Residential Child Care Project
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Heather Wynkoop Beach

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Phone: 607-255-7456
Email: haw48@cornell.edu
Location: Beebe Hall

Trainer/Youth Engagement Coordinator,  ACT for Youth
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Tom Endres

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Phone: 607-254-2761
Email: te24@cornell.edu
Location: Beebe Hall

Extension Associate,  The Residential Child Care Project
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Jutta Dotterweich

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Phone: 607-255-4108
Email: jd81@cornell.edu
Location: Beebe Hall

Director of Training and Technical Assistance,  ACT for Youth
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Michael Dineen

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Phone: 607-254-4760
Email: med39@cornell.edu
Location: Beebe Hall

Coordinator of Technical Services,  National Data Archive on Child Abuse and Neglect
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Donna Dempster-McClain

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Email: did1@cornell.edu
Location: California

Senior Program Analyst,  The Military Projects
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Adam Davis

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Phone: 607-255-0896
Email: afd7@cornell.edu
Location: Beebe Hall

State Enrollment Coordinator and System Support and Training Specialist,  4-H Youth Development Program
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Kristen Carlison

Phone: 607-254-5440
Email: kmc16@cornell.edu
Location: Beebe Hall

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Ruth Campbell

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Phone: 607-255-0767
Email: rbc2@cornell.edu
Location: Beebe Hall

Finance and Grants Assistant,  4-H Youth Development Program
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Amy Breese

Phone: 607-255-7736
Email: ass38@cornell.edu
Location: Beebe Hall

Administrative Assistant,  ACT for Youth
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Sara Birnel Henderson

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Phone: 212-340-2989
Email: sb636@cornell.edu
Location: New York City

Research Support Specialist/Youth Network Co-leader, NYC ,  ACT for Youth
Research Coordinator, Complementary Strengths Project,  HIV Risk Reduction Research and Education Projects
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Luis Almeyda

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Phone: 212-340-2992
Email: lfa3@cornell.edu
Location: New York City

Extension Support Specialist,  HIV Education Project
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Rachel Dunifon

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Phone: 607-255-6535
Email: red26@cornell.edu
Location: MVR Hall