Past Board Members
Barbara W. Boat, PhD
Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience at the University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center and Director of the Childhood Trust at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.
Trena Goodwin, RN, MSN
Ms. Goodwin specialized in School Mental Health Consultation and Disaster Mental Health and served as the Director of Prevention and Education Division at the Central Psychiatric Clinic and the Chairperson of the Division of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing for the Department of Psychiatry in the University Cincinnati.
Robin Gurwitch, PhD
Since the bombing in Oklahoma City in 1995, she has contributed to our understanding of the impact of trauma and disaster on children and ways to increase resilience.
Immediate past President of the New York Life Foundation. In that role, she dramatically grew the Foundation’s programs in childhood bereavement and helped to initiate and lead many important initiatives to address the needs of grieving children and to enhance the field of childhood bereavement. She is a member of the National Alliance of Grieving Children and serves on nonprofit boards and advisory committees.
Frank Putnam, MD
Child and adolescent psychiatrist known internationally for his research involving large-scale dissemination of evidence-based trauma treatment and prevention programs in community settings, among other areas. He was director of the Mayerson Center for Safe and Healthy Children at CCHMC, before relocating to the University of North Carolina.
Sarah Strizzi (former ex-officio Board member)
Formerly with the US Department of Education’s Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools where she served for eleven years as a Program Manager for various grant programs and projects related to school safety, emergency management, and drug and violence prevention.
Gregory A. Thomas, MS
Former director of the Program for School Preparedness and planning in the National Center for Disaster Preparedness at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health; co-author of three books on school safety.
Marleen Wong, PhD
Senior Vice Dean of Field Education at the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work and an internationally recognized mental health expert who has developed recovery programs, crisis and disaster training for school districts and law enforcement.