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Administration

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Maria Fitzpatrick

Associate Director for Data for Evidence-based Policy, BCTR
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Maria Fitzpatrick

Phone: 607-255-1272
Location: Caldwell Hall
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Laura Tach

Associate Director for Policy Engagement, BCTR Co-director, Cornell Project 2Gen
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Laura Tach

Phone: 607-254-5282
Location: MVR Hall
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Jennifer Tiffany

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

Phone: 607-255-1942
Location: Beebe Hall
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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Peter Farley

Director of Finance & Administration, BCTR
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Peter Farley

Phone: 607-255-0848
Location: MVR Hall
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Carrie Chalmers

Communications Director, BCTR
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Carrie Chalmers

Phone: 607-254-4336
Location: Ithaca
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Denice Markley

Finance Manager, BCTR
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Denice Markley

Phone: 607-255-6474
Location: Beebe Hall
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Kirstin Gasteiger

Accounts Representative, BCTR
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Kirstin Gasteiger

Phone: 607- 254-5330
Location: Beebe Hall
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Lori Biechele

Assistant to the Director, BCTR
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Lori Biechele

Phone: 607-255-7794
Location: Kennedy Hall

Staff

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Paula Aiken

Research Aide, ACT for Youth
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Paula Aiken

Phone: 607-255-7736
Location: 35 Thornwood Drive
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Luis Almeyda

Extension Support Specialist, HIV Education Project
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Luis Almeyda

Phone: 212-340-2992
Location: New York City
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Vanessa Amankwaa

Research Aide, ACT for Youth
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Vanessa Amankwaa

Phone: 607-255-8790
Location: 35 Thornwood Drive
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Victoria Baum

Research Aid, ACT for Youth
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Victoria Baum

Phone: 607-254-4693
Location: 35 Thornwood Drive
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Amy Breese

Administrative Assistant, ACT for Youth
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Amy Breese

Phone: 607-255-7736
Location: Rochester
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Adam Davis

State Enrollment Coordinator and System Support and Training Specialist, 4-H Youth Development Program
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Adam Davis

Phone: 607-255-0896
Location: 35 Thornwood Drive
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Elizabeth Day

Postdoctoral Associate, Cornell Project 2Gen
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Elizabeth Day

Phone: 607-255-4181
Location: 35 Thornwood Drive
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Marisol De Leon

Trainer, ACT for Youth
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Marisol De Leon

Phone: 917-941-9776
Location: New York City
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Jutta Dotterweich

Director of Training and Technical Assistance, ACT for Youth
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Jutta Dotterweich

Phone: 607-255-4108
Location: 35 Thornwood Drive
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Frank Edwards

Postdoctoral Associate, National Data Archive on Child Abuse and Neglect
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Frank Edwards

Phone: 607-255-3129
Location: Beebe Hall
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David Filiberto

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David Filiberto

Phone: 607-255-5840
Location: Beebe Hall
David Filiberto, Ph.D., is an evaluator and social scientist with expertise in research methods, particularly the design and administration of survey instruments. David’s research focuses on sustainability and the effects a changing climate has on vulnerable populations. At BCTR he is involved in research focused on aging and the environment, currently implementing and disseminating the Retirees in Service to the Environment (RISE) program, which is part of the Cornell Institute for Translational Research on Aging (CITRA).
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Kristie Lockwood

Research Data Collector, The Military Projects
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Kristie Lockwood

Phone: 607-254-5124
Location: Beebe Hall
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Brian Maley

Evaluation Assistant, ACT for Youth
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Brian Maley

Phone: 607-255-4925
Location: 35 Thornwood Drive
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Mary Maley

Extension Associate, ACT for Youth
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Mary Maley

Phone: 607-254-7460
Location: 35 Thornwood Drive
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Michael Nunno

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Michael Nunno

Phone: 607-254-5127
Location: 35 Thornwood Drive
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

Research Assistant, ACT for Youth
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Jennifer True Parise

Phone: 607-254-4693
Location: 35 Thornwood Drive
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Jane Powers

Director, ACT for Youth
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Jane Powers

Phone: 607-255-3993
Location: 35 Thornwood Drive
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Amanda Purington

Director of Evaluation and Research, ACT for Youth
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Amanda Purington

Phone: 607-255-1861
Location: 35 Thornwood Drive
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Karen Schantz

Communications Coordinator, ACT for Youth
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Karen Schantz

Phone: 607-254-6509
Location: 35 Thornwood Drive
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Jamila Walida Simon

State Civic Engagement Specialist, 4-H Youth Development Program
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Jamila Walida Simon

Phone: 607-255-0287
Location: 35 Thornwood Drive
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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Francesca Vescia

Research and Program Assistant, Cornell Project 2Gen
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Francesca Vescia

Phone: 607-255-4181
Location: 35 Thornwood Drive
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Heather Wynkoop Beach

Trainer, ACT for Youth
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Heather Wynkoop Beach

Phone: 607-255-7456
Location: 35 Thornwood Drive