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.
Kristin Bennett is a Washington State licensed Chemical Dependency Professional who works in PBHJP’s Prime Time Project as an MST Therapist and FIT Coach, as well as working on the administraive coordination of the Prime Time Project. She earned her Bachelors at Antioch University in Seattle. Kristin has been working with High Risk youth and their families for eleven years. She strives to aid in creating sustainable change in youths and families to increase the likelihood of family and individual success.
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 Assistant 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 Assistant 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 a Washington Institute for Mental Health Research and Training (WIMHRT) project involving the evaluation of Washington state Program of Assertive Community Treatment (PACT) teams. 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.
Leonard Irving is a senior therapist for the Family Integrated Transition Program (FIT), PBHJP’s Prime Time Project. He is also an Instructor at Seattle Central Community College in the Social and Humans Services Department where he teaches Chemical Dependency and Family and Adolescent Development and Treatment. Mr. Irving received his Bachelor’s degree from Portland State University in Portland, Oregon and is a licensed Chemical Dependency Professional. He has been at the epicenter of the development of the Evidence Based Treatments in Western Washington, having the privilege of assisting in their development over the last ten plus years. He witnessed the development of Multisystemic Treatment (MST) and its adaptation that is the currently the FIT program. He looks forward to the continued development of programs like MST and FIT so that Washington youth and their families can continue to receive excellent care.
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.
Roselyn Peterson is a Research Study Coordinator working on several Washington Institute for Mental Health Research and Training (WIMHRT) 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.
Hattie Quick-Shipley is a Research Study Coordinator in the Division, working with the Wraparound Evaluation and Research Team (WERT). Hattie graduated from Goucher College in Towson, Maryland with a Bachelor’s Degree in Women’s Studies and went on to receive a Master’s in Social Work from the University of Maryland, Baltimore with a concentration in Management and Community Organization and a specialization in Mental Health. She previously worked on Maryland’s State Wraparound evaluation, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) 1915c RTC Waiver Medicaid Demonstration national evaluation, Maryland’s Healthy Transitions Initiative, and two Maryland System of Care national evaluations.
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.
Greg Terry works as a Prime Time Project Clinical Specialist at PBHJP. He earned a Bachelors degree in Business from the University of Washington in 1992 and has over 12 years of experience working with under privileged children in the Greater Seattle Area. Greg has been an MST therapist since 1999.
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.