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Kempe Center - Faculty

Pediatric Section of Child Abuse and Neglect


 
Desmond K. Runyan, MD, DrPH

Professor of Pediatrics
Section Head, Child Abuse and Neglect
Executive Director, Kempe Center
Jack and Viki Thompson Professor of Pediatrics, University of Colorado
National Program Director, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars®

Denise Abdoo, RN, MSN, CPNP
Senior Instructor of Pediatrics
PNP, Child Protection Team

Heather A. Allan, MSW
Instructor of Pediatrics
Project Coordinator, Family Group Decision Making

Diane Baird, LCSW
Instructor of Pediatrics
Trainer, Clinician and Co-Director, START

William R. Betts, PhD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Associate Director for Mental Health

Donald C. Bross, JD, PhD
Professor of Pediatrics and Family Law
Associate Director for Pediatric Law, Bioethics, and Policy
Co-Director, START

Katherine L. Casillas, PhD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Director, SareCare

Antonia Chiesa, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Attending, Child Protection Team

Melody Combs, PhD
Senior Instructor of Pediatrics
Research and Project Manager, Fostering Healthy Futures

Hugo Duenas, LCSW
IMHOFF Therapist

Laura M. Eccles, MSW
Senior Instructor of Pediatrics
Program Coordinator, Trauma Informed Practice

Angele Fauchier, PhD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Researcher, SafeCare Colorado and Child Trauma Program

Monica M. Fitzgerald, PhD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Director of Evidence-Based Practice Training Initiative, Child Trauma Program

John D. Fluke, PhD
Research Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Associate Director for System Research and Evaluation

Leah Garbe, BA
Instructor of Pediatrics
Training Manager, SafeCare Colorado

Edward F. Garrido, PhD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Research Project Director, SafeCare Colorado
Researcher, Fostering Healthy Futures

Edward J. Goldson, MD
Professor of Pediatrics
Special Care Clinic, Ambulatory Pediatrics

Evelin D. Gomez, PhD
Instructor of Pediatrics
Clinician/Training Director, Trauma Informed Practice

Jessica Gorrono, LCSW
Senior Instructor of Pediatrics
Clinician and Trainer, Child Trauma Program

Amy E. Hahn, MSW
Senior Instructor of Pedatrics
Manager, Differential Response Projects

Nicole Harlaar, PhD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Dana Hollinshead, PhD
Research Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Anita L. Horner, BA
Senior Instructor of Pediatrics

Michelle D. Howard, MS
Senior Instructor of Pediatrics

Bridget Jankovsky, MA
Instructor of Pediatrics
Research Manager, SafeCare Colorado

Lisa Justis, LCSW
Instructor of Pediatrics
Child Protection Team 

Michele Kelly, PsyD
Associate Clinical Professor of Pediatrics
Licensed Psychologist, Child Protection Team

Robin J. Kimbrough-Melton, JD
Senior Instructor of Pediatrics
Research Professor in Community and Behavioral Health

Richard D. Krugman, MD
Professor of Pediatrics
Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs and Dean, School of Medicine

Terri Lewis, PhD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Researcher, Kempe Center

Daniel M. Lindberg, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Clinical Researcher, Kempe Center
Attending Physician, Emergency Department, Children's Hospital Colorado

Christina Little, PhD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Psychiatry
Project Director/Principal Investigator, Trauma Informed Practice

Michelle Marlowe, LCSW
Instructor of Pediatrics
Clinician, IMHOFF Clinic

Erika McElroy, PhD
Instructor of Pediatrics
Clinical Operations Mgr, Imhoff

Jill McLeigh, PhD
Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics
Assistant Editor of Child Abuse and Neglect

Gary Melton, PhD
Professor of Pediatrics
Associate Director for Community Development and Social Policy

Lisa A. Merkel-Holguin, MSW
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Director, Family Group Decision Making

Amanda N'zi, PhD
PostDoctoral Berger Fellow
Researcher and Clinician, Child Trauma Program

Donna L. Parrish, MA
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Director of Diversity and Inclusion
Principal Investigator, Central Management Organization-Colorado Child Welfare Training System

Jennifer Paul, PhD
Senior Instructor of Pediatrics

Gail D. Ryan, MA
Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics
Director, Kempe Perpetration Prevention Program

Kimberly Shipman, PhD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Director, Kempe Child Trauma Clinic

Andrew P. Sirotnak, MD
Professor of Pediatrics and Vice Chair for Faculty Affairs
Director, Kempe Child Protection Team
Department Head, Child Abuse and Neglect, Children's Hospital Colorado
Director, Child Abuse and Neglect Fellowship Program

Sasha Svendsen, MD
Child Abuse Pediatrics Fellowship

Lucinda T. Tanner, CHA/PA
Senior Instructor of Pediatrics
Physician Assistant, Child Protection Team

Heather N. Taussig, PhD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Psychiatry
Associate Director of Research, Kempe Center
Director, Fostering Healthy Futures

Marcela Torres, PhD
Instructor of Pediatrics
Researcher and Clinician, Child Trauma Program

Nichole G. Wallace, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Kathryn M. Wells, MD, FAAP
Associate Professor of Pediatrics

ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF

Pamela Garza
CWTS Administrative Assistant

Lorena Hendrix
Finanace Specialist, Kempe Center

Linda Jensen
Staff Assistant, Child Protection Team

Andrew Knott
Finance Specialist

Kathleen Maybury
RTC Coordinator, Colorado Child Welfare Training System

Rob Murchison
Finance Manager, Kempe Center

Kim Pierpoint, MSHA
Administrator, Kempe Center

Megan Richardson
Executive Assistant, Desmond K Runyan

Andrea Steinberg
Program Coordinator

Maritza Villagomez
Training Coordinator, Colorado Child Welfare Training System

Teri Wilson
HR and Operations Coordinator, Kempe Center


PRA

Lynnette Disheroon
Professional Research Assistant, Kempe CARES 

Wendy Gerhring
Professional Research Assistant
Data Coordinator, Kempe Fostering Healthy Futures

Leigh Kallechey
Professional Research Assistant

Matthew Nalty
Professional Research Assistant
Research Technology Specialist, Kempe Center

Nyla Nasser
Professional Research Assistant

Jill Elizabeth Trammell
Professional Research Assistant


OTHER PROFESSIONAL

Danielle De Leon, CGMP
Administrative Assistant
SafeCare Colorado

Colleen Gibley-Reed
NE RTC Coordinator
Colorado Child Welfare Training System

Sean Hirro
Metro RTC Coordinator
Colorado Child Welfare Training System

Lauren Hutto
RTC Manager
Colorado Child Welfare Training System

Chad Kaneakua
SE RTC Coordinator
Colorado Child Welfare Training System

Jennifer Koch-Zapfel, MSW
In-Service Training Manager,
Colorado Child Welfare Training System

Kacey Matz, MA
Project Director, Colorado Child Welfare Training System

Alexandra Weber
Coach/Trainer
SafeCare Colorado

Lisa Young 
Administrative Assistant
Colorado Child Welfare Training System

Jing Yu
Instructional Design Manager
Colorado Child Welfare Training System

Corine Zakaria
NE Administrative Assistant
Colorado Child Welfare Training System