Who We Are

  1. Home
  2. About Us

CORE FACULTY

Lydia Chwastiak MD, MPH

Professor

lchwast@uw.edu
(206) 744-4840

Bio

Sarah Kopelovich, PhD

Associate Professor

skopelov@uw.edu
(206) 221-1218

Bio

Maria Monroe-DeVita, PhD

Associate Professor

mmdv@uw.edu
(206) 616-5794

Bio

CLINICAL FACULTY

Akansha Vaswani-Bye, PhD

Acting Assistant Professor

avb9@uw.edu
(206) 744-1763

Bio

OUR STAFF

Tatiana Barton

Trainer

Bio

Zoey Bass, BA

Research Coordinator at Northwest MHTTC

Bio

Rachel M. Brian, MPH

Research Program Manager

Bio

Helen Teresa (Trez) Buckland PhD, MEd

Family Ambassador

Bio

Christina N. Clayton, LICSW, SUDP

Co-Director of Northwest MHTTC

Bio
Kara Pemberton

MK Davis

Administrative Assistant

Bio

Mackenzie Deiman

Manager of Program Operations

Bio

Brit Bele Exworthy

Director of Training and Education

Bio

Sarah Fikre, B.A.

Research Coordinator

Bio

Shenlan Guan, MC

Visual Communication Coordinator

Bio

Whitney Hintz, BA

Research Coordinator

Bio

Mel LaBelle III, MA, LMHC

Trainer

Bio

Michelle McDonald-Lopez

Mental Health Counselor

Bio

Sydney McKinstry, BA

Research Coordinator

Bio

Payton Messersmith, BA

Project Coordinator at Northwest MHTTC

Bio

Jonathan Olson, PhD

Research Scientist at Northwest MHTTC

Bio

Gabrielle E. Orsi, PhD

Program Manager at Northwest MHTTC

Bio
Kyle Payne

Kyle Payne

Trainer

Bio
Kara Pemberton

Kara Pemberton, MSPH

Communication Manager

Bio

Cammie Perretta, LICSW

Trainer

Bio
Headshot of a young white woman with long brown hair and a denim jacket

Christine Powers, LICSW, MLADC

Trainer

Bio

Jeffery Roskelley, LICSW

Project Manager & Trainer

Bio

Victoria Shepard, BS

Research Coordinator

Bio

Julia Shoots, BA

Program Coordinator

Bio

Stephen Smith, PhD

Consulting Trainer

Bio

Shannon Stewart

Trainer

Bio

Andre Stickney

Trainer

Bio
Photo of a young woman with red hair dressed in business professional attire

Kelsey Straub, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

Bio

Mackenzie Tennison, BA

Research Coordinator

Bio

OUR COLLABORATORS

We are proud to collaborate with colleagues across University of Washington, the Northwest region, the country, and internationally!

BRiTE
SMART - School Mental Health Assesment Research and Training
Seattles Children
SMART - School Mental Health Assesment Research and Training

OUR FUNDERS

SPIRIT Principal Investigators are supported by diverse funding sources, including private philanthropy, foundations, and state and federal agencies. In addition, we can establish contracts for training, consultation, or technical assistance.

Please feel free to Contact Us to learn more.

Translate »