Professional Consortium

The Professional Consortium will be chaired by Dr. Mark Testa, the Sandra Reeves Spears and John B. Turner Distinguished Professor in the School of Social Work at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The Professional Consortium consists of 30 subject matter experts, adults and youth consumers, and consultants experts who will provide guidance to the overall project implementation. The multifaceted perspectives offered by the Professional Consortium enhances the QIC-AG’s ability to successfully implement the initiative.

QIC-AG Professional Consortium Members

Dr. Mark F. Testa
Professional Consortium Chair
Spears-Turner Distinguished Professor
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Mary Bissell
Founding Partner

Veenod Chulani, MD
Faculty Physician, Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine
Phoenix Children’s Hospital

Hope Cooper
True North Group

Heidi Cox
Executive Vice President, General Counsel
The Gladney Center for Adoption

Dr. Joseph Crumbley
Trainer, Consultant and Therapist

April Curtis
Program Director
Be Strong Families

Dr. Angelique Day
Assistant Professor
University of Washington-Seattle

Kathy Deserly
Indian Child and Family Resource Center

Heather Forbes
Co-Founder and President
Beyond Consequences Institute

Deborah Gray
Nurturing Attachments

Robert Johnson
Annuity Sales Consultant
Annuity Company

Joe Kroll
Executive Director
North American Council on Adoptable Children

Shaun Lane
Hephzibah Children’s Association

Judge Cindy Lederman
Circuit Judge
Eleventh Judicial Circuit of Florida

Dr. Sharon McDaniel
Founder and CEO
A Second Chance

Hollee McGinnis
Assistant Professor
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Social Work

Kathleen McNaught
Project Director
ABA Center on Children and the Law

Dr. Avidan Milevsky
Research Scientist and Senior Lecturer in Behavioral Sciences
Ariel University

Dr. Peter Pecora
Professor/Managing Director of Research Services
University of WA and Casey Family Programs

Frank Perfinski
Adoption Program Manager
State of Delaware
The Department of Services for Children, Youth and Their Families
Division of Family Services

Bruce Perry, MD, PhD
Founder, Senior Fellow
ChildTrauma Academy

Dr. Scott Ryan
Dean & Jenkins Garrett Professor
The University of Texas at Arlington

Dr. Gina Samuels
University of Chicago SSA

Karyn Schimmels
Northwest Program Director
Camp to Belong

Marty Shannon
Adoption Program Administrator
Utah Department of Human Services
Division of Child and Family Services

Michael Shaver
Children’s Home Society of Florida

Dr. Kristen S. Slack
The University of Wisconsin – Madison

Pam Wolf
Founder and CEO
Harmony Family Center