2020-2021 Policy Fellows

Meet the Fellows

Luliana “Lana” Charles, LMSW

Grace Downs, LCSW

Kate Gascoine, MSW, MPA    

Social Worker (Children’s Defense Team), Louisiana Center for Children’s Rights

Program Coordinator, Mount Sinai Health Partners

Outreach Coordinator, Human Services Center Corporation

New Orleans, LA

New York, NY

Turtle Creek, PA

Lucero Huayhua, MSSW

Haley Ingersoll, MSW

Silas W. Kelly, LMSW

System Support Specialist, Integral Care

Consultant, Center for Patient Partnerships

CEO/Founder, Kelsunn Communications, Inc.

Austin, TX

Pittsburgh, PA

Copiague, NY

Caitlin Krenn, LCSW

Mark Liptrap, MS, MSW, LCSW, CTT

Haileigh Nelson, LMSW

*2nd Year Fellow*

Clinical Supervisor, Women in Need, Inc.

Social Worker, Monongalia County Health Department, Quick Response Team

Director of Care Coordination, Institute for Family Health

Jersey City, NJ

Morgantown, WV

New York, NY

Ria Rodney, MSW, BSN-RN

*2nd Year Fellow*

Brie Scolaro, LMSW

Elsie Silva, MSW

Registered Nurse, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Co-Director, Aspire Psychotherapy

Medical Social Worker, The Elizabeth Hospice

Brooklyn, NY

New York, NY

San Diego, CA

Chloe Walker, JD, MSW

Terrel White, MPA, MSW

Ian G. Williams, LMSW

Supervising Attorney, Children’s Immigration Law Academy

Philanthropy Officer, Wayne State University, College of Nursing

EAP Counselor, NYC Office of Labor Relations

Houston, TX

Detroit, MI

New York, NY

Meet the Mentors

Katharine Briar-Lawson, MSW, PhD

Grey Endres, MSW, DSW, LSCSW, LCSW

Shay Everitt, MSW

Dean Emeritus and Professor, University at Albany State University of New York School of Social Welfare

Assistant Professor, Social Work, Missouri Western State University

Senior Advisor for Child Care/Pre-K Partnerships, Texas Workforce Commission

Albany, NY

St. Joseph, MO

Houston, TX

Lauri Goldkind, LMSW, PhD

Dennis Kao, MSW, PhD

Mark W. Lamar, MSW, MBA, LCSW

Associate Professor, Graduate School of Social Service Fordham University

Associate Professor, Carleton University School of Social Work

Executive Director, Office of Field Education, Rutgers University School of Social Work

New York, NY

Ottawa, ON

New Brunswick, NJ

Antoine Lovell, MPA, LMSW, PhD Candidate

Ron Manderscheid, PhD

Seth J. Meyer, LMSW, PhD

Adjunct Professor, Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service

Executive Director, National Association of County Behavioral Health & Developmental Disability Directors; National Association for Rural Mental Health

Assistant Professor, Bridgewater State University

New York, NY

Washington, D.C.

New York, NY

Damekia Morgan, DSW, LMSW

Ijeoma Opara, PhD, LMSW, MPH

Todd Rofuth, MSW, LMSW, DSW

Assistant Professor, Southern University at New Orleans School of Social Work

Assistant Professor, Stony Brook University School of Social Welfare

Professor/Chair, Department of Social Work, Southern Connecticut State University

New Orleans, LA

Stony Brook, NY

New Haven, CT

Linda Schmidt, MLPA, MSW, PhD

Marcella Wilson, PhD

Assistant Professor, Western Michigan University School of Social Work

Chief Executive Officer & Founder of Transition to Success™

Kalamazoo, MI

Pasadena, MD