Pamela Vona

Pamela Vona, MA, MPH, is currently the Program Manager for the Treatment and Services Adaptation Center for Resiliency, Hope, and Wellness in Schools. Ms. Vona’s interests include understanding how to support public and private organizations to transition into trauma-informed systems. Ms. Vona served as a lead developer of the Trauma Responsive School Implementation Assessment—an online assessment designed to help schools improve their trauma-responsiveness. Ms. Vona serves on the School Committee Workgroup for the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) and previously was a member of the NCTSN Policy Task Force. Ms. Vona is completing her Doctorate in Education with an emphasis on Leadership and Organizational Change and is researching the impact of trauma-informed leadership strategies on school culture, climate, and staff and student wellness.

Amanda Meyer

Amanda Meyer is a research assistant at the RAND Corporation and a graduate student in clinical psychology at Miami University. Ms. Meyer’s interests include implementation science and dissemination, trauma-informed schools and school mental health, participatory research and program development, and bridging the research-to-practice gap in school and community settings.

Brad Stein

Bradley Stein, MD, PhD, is a health services and policy researcher at the RAND Corporation and an associate professor of psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh. A child and adolescent psychiatrist, he serves as the dissemination director for Treatment and Services Adaptation Center for Resiliency, Hope, and Wellness in Schools. His major research interests combine child mental health services, improving the quality of mental health care in community settings, school mental health, and trauma services. Dr. Stein is one of the originators of the CBITS program and was a co-principal investigator in the evaluation of the effectiveness of CBITS in LAUSD. Dr. Stein has extensive clinical and research experience in the areas of trauma and disaster. He has been involved in the mental health response to multiple disasters and has served as a consultant to schools and government agencies providing crisis intervention services after a disaster. He is a member of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Schools Committee and serves on the editorial board of Psychiatric Services and the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. He previously directed the University of Southern California Division of Child Psychiatry School Consultation Program and served as a psychiatric expert for the LAUSD Mental Health Services Unit.

The TISE developers would also like to acknowledge content experts who provided invaluable feedback on the TISE curriculum.

Stacy Overstreet, PhD, Tulane University

Tali Raviv, PhD, Center for Child Resilience

Laura Danna, LCSW, Mercy Family Center

Melissa Spiegelman, Center for Safe and Resilient Schools and Workplaces