Jean Reeves has previously worked in several positions within the Department of Pediatrics, the School of Pharmacy, and currently in the Department of Psychiatry as a budget analyst. Primary responsibilities are on post award activities and closings.
Jonathan Beard is a Washington State Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker and a Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioner with many years of experience in community mental health settings as a clinician, supervisor and senior executive. He holds a Master of Science in Social Work degree from the University of Texas at Arlington. He is a Project Manager with the Washington Institute for Mental Health Research and Training (WIMHRT). His current duties at WIMHRT include conducting fidelity reviews of Washington’s Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) teams; providing consultation, training and technical assistance to ACT teams in the areas of supported employment and psychiatric rehabilitation; conducting fidelity reviews of evidence based supported employment programs for the King County Regional Support Network (RSN); and training peer counselors to assist consumers in working through their ambivalence and developing their readiness for employment in a support group setting, also for the King County RSN.
Jonathan has also worked on projects to assist Washington’s clubhouses in becoming certified by the State’s Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery; engaging several of the State’s RSNs in system change efforts to grow the availability of evidence based supported employment and was the lead on needed revisions to the State’s Certified Peer Counselor curriculum and manual. Jonathan is the immediate past President of the National Association of Social Workers-Washington State Chapter and also serves on the Chapter’s Ethics Committee.
Asia graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from Western Washington University where she studied race-relations, criminology, and law. She received a Master of Social Work (MSW) program at the University of Washington. While in graduate school, she completed internships at Seattle Municipal Court and The Defender Association and independently engaged in research related to racial stereotypes of adolescent gang membership and the negative implications these biases often have on youth and communities of color. She graduated with an MSW concentrating in Policy and Administration and has continued to remain passionate about research and its implications on policy development and implementation, particularly as it relates to racial justice and the overall criminal justice system. Asia's work at PBHJP centers on Juvenile Justice reform policy and evaluation.
Shannon Blajeski is the Project Manager to the IMR (Illness Management & Recovery) pilot projects with The Washington Institute for Mental Health Research & Training. She is currently pursuing a PhD in Social Welfare at the University of Washington School of Social Work from which she also holds a MSW degree. She formerly managed the Integrated Dual Disorder Treatment (IDDT) project and assisted with coordinating Washington State’s first 10 fidelity PACT teams following the Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) model. Her research interests include promoting the social networks of young people with developing psychosis and using evidence-based practices to foster normative community life for people with schizophrenia.
Cathea Carey is a Research Study Coordinator supporting both EBPI/2536 and the Triple P Demonstration Projects. She graduated from the University of Washington with a Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology and a Bachelor’s of Art in Interdisciplinary Visual Arts. She has worked both in child development research as well as health care system. She was a first-generation college student, and her future goals include supporting programs and interest for underprivileged families.
Sashya Clark works for the King County Division of Youth Services. She earned her Master of Social Work degree from the University of Washington. Sashya has worked with adolescents in a variety of professional capacities including mental health, youth mentoring and advocacy, and community building. She is especially interested in adolescent identity development, youth empowerment and social justice.
Isabella has recently joined us as a Research Assistant with the Wraparound Evaluation and Research Team!
Reina Galvez is a Mental Health Practitioner with a License in Mental Health Counseling. She completed her Masters of Social Work from Walla Walla University in 2006. Since then, she has worked in various community mental health settings primarily serving low-income minority populations with a specific emphasis in providing services to children, youth and their families. Her personal passion and interests are in working with underprivileged families.
Spencer Hensley is a Research Study Coordinator in the division, working with the Wraparound Evaluation and Research Team (WERT) and various other projects. He received his B.A. in Psychology at Gonzaga University in 2009.
Alyssa Hook is a Research Study Coordinator working with the Wraparound Evaluation and Research Team (WERT). Alyssa graduated from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo with a Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology and relocated from the central coast of California to work in the division. She has previous experience in two undergraduate research labs at Cal Poly, and looks forward to pursuing graduate school in the field.
MacKenzie Hughes is a Research Study Assistant working on projects involving the evaluation of Washington State Programs of Assertive Community Treatment (PACT) teams and Washington State Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Psychosis (CBTp) Learning Collaboratives. MacKenzie graduated from Whitman College with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology in 2014. Her previous work has focused on the effects of aging and age-related stereotypes on memory. She plans to apply to PhD programs in Clinical Psychology and hopes to serve the geriatric population in the future.
Jessica Leith coordinates the HB 1088 Workforce Initiative projects and HB 2536 projects. She has a B.S. in Psychology from Michigan State University and a MS in Marriage and Family Therapy from Seattle Pacific University. Jessica is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a certified Medical Family Therapist. She has worked as a clinician in a variety of settings including community mental health, corrections, and medical settings. Recently she has focused on developing mental health clinicians and services in Cambodia which is a primary passion of hers. Locally, Jessica is interested in social justice initiatives related to the promotion of mental health among underserved and culturally diverse populations.
Marcy Pareira is the Lead Practitioner at King County Division of Youth Services. She is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker who earned her Master of Social Work degree from the University of Vermont in 1996. Since then, she has worked in a variety of clinical settings, including hospital, public defense, and community mental health. Marcy is especially interested in crisis intervention, social justice, and advocacy for persons with mental health issues.
Ryan Parigoris is a Research Study Assistant on the Wraparound Evaluation and Research Team (WERT). Ryan graduated from Tufts University with a BA in Clinical Psychology in 2015 and moved to Seattle shortly after. He is interested in research and practice relating to increasing access to evidence-based, culturally competent mental healthcare for historically marginalized populations, and plans to pursue a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology in the future.
Roselyn Peterson is a Research Study Coordinator working on several Adult Behavioral Health projects including the evaluation of Washington state Program of Assertive Community Treatment (PACT) teams, and Illness Management & Recovery (IMR) programs; as well as the implementation and evaluation of a new ACT + IMR intervention. Rosie graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology in 2012 from Seattle University. Her previous work has focused on non-military PTSD research at Harborview Medical Center. She plans to apply to PhD programs in Clinical Psychology focusing on PTSD treatments, specifically for trauma survivors of sexual assault.
Jeffery Roskelley is currently managing the Integrated Dual Disorder (IDDT) project as well as providing consulting for the PACT (Program of Assertive Community Treatment) and IMR (Illness Management & Recovery) projects with The Washington Institute for Mental Health Research & Training. He graduated from the University of Utah with his MSW in 2008. He has worked at the University of Utah Psychiatric Department as a substance abuse assessment specialist and at the Lake Whatcom Center PACT program (in Bellingham, WA) as a MHP/CD specialist. Research interests include evidence-based practices for SMI adults, with an emphasis on mindfulness in recovery.
As Project Manager of the Wraparound Evaluation and Research Team (WERT), April directs development and dissemination of the Wraparound Fidelity Assessment System and it's associated technologies. She coordinates various research and evaluation projects which focus on community based services and interventions for children and families, with a major focus on Wraparound Services. She also works closely with the national partners such as The Institute for Innovation & Implementation providing support to the TA Network and Systems of Care sites across the country. April received her Bachelor's Degree in Health Education at the University of Montana, and her Master of Public Health from Oregon State University. She is passionate about children's mental health and particularly interested in ways PBHJP can affect public policy and improve the quality of life for families.
Jennifer Schurer Coldiron, MSW, Ph.D., is a Research Scientist working with the Wraparound Evaluation and Research Team (WERT). Jennifer earned her Doctorate in Social Work at Washington University in Saint Louis where she taught Evaluation of Programs and Services and researched nonprofit management, implementation of innovations, and children's mental health services. She also has a BA from Wellesley College and an MSSW from Columbia University. She has previous experience with internal performance measurement and management within a large youth development and child welfare organization in New York City, and as a caseworker and supervisor at a foster care prevention agency.
Andie Uomoto is a Research Study Coordinator with the Creating Connections project. She graduated from the University of Washington with a Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology. She has worked extensively with children and families throughout her undergraduate career and hopes to continue to serve children of diverse populations in the future.