Affiliated NCTSN Professionals

Below is a roster of affiliated NCTSN professionals. These individuals have previously been associated with a funded organizational NCTSN partner site and have expressed an interest in remaining connected to and active with the Network. As the status of organizational sites changes and as individuals make career moves, this list will change.
Address: 

The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medici9ne
950 East 61st, Suite 207
Chicago, IL 60637
 

Work: 
(773) 834-4394
Mobile: 
(312) 719-2778
Description: 

Licensed clinical psychologist Brad Stolbach, PhD is an associate professor of Pediatrics at the University of Chicago Medicine, and co-founder and clinical consultant to La Rabida Children’s Hospital’s Chicago Child Trauma Center (CCTC). Dr. Stolbach is Project Director of Trauma-Informed Care for Youth Injured by Violence, a collaboration involving La Rabida’s CCTC, the University of Chicago Comer Children’s Hospital, the John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County, and the Center for Nonviolence and Social Justice at the Drexel University School of Public Health. A primary goal of this project is to develop and implement an adaption of Drexel’s Healing Hurt People (HHP) trauma-informed hospital-based violence intervention model in emergency pediatric settings in Chicago. Dr. Stolbach’s work at the University of Chicago Medicine also focuses on developing trauma-informed programs and services in a variety of settings, including the Adoption Center, the Pediatric Mobile Medical Unit, and the Center for Community Health and Vitality, as well as developing a Trauma-Informed Psychiatry Clinic for youth on probation. Within the National Child Traumatic Stress Network, Dr. Stolbach is the Midwest Lead Technical Advisor in the Complex Trauma Treatment Network and a member of the Dissociation Expert Workgroup for the Center for Child Trauma Assessment and Service Planning at Northwestern University. He currently serves as a Co-Chair of the NCTSN Community Violence Committee. Dr. Stolbach’s research activities focus on developmental trauma disorder in urban children, cumulative trauma in young children, the links between poverty and trauma, and the role of developmental trauma in the lives of children and youth affiliated with armed groups.

Address: 

Skokie, IL 60676

Description: 

Gene is a retired from Northwestern University, where, at the Center for Child Trauma Assessment and Service Planning (CCTASP) had a Category II grant that focused on the CANS assessment tool.  Presently Gene serves as the Director of Research for the ChildTrauma Academy and consults with the National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice on their MacArthur, Models for Change curriculum. Gene remains involved with NCTSN activities focused on public sector child welfare, mental health, and juvenile justice issues.

Address: 
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
222 Merchandise Mark Plaza, Suite 1351
Chicago, IL 60654
Work: 
(312) 379-1682
Fax: 
(312) 467-0130
Description: 

Nicole Tefera is an individual affiliate member and currently works at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology.

Address: 

New Life Counseling
522 Vermont Street, Suite 0
Quincy, IL 26301
 

Work: 
(217) 617-1134
Description: 

Thomas Donovan is a trainer of Structured Psychotherapy for Adolescents Responding to Chronic Stress (SPARCS) and Psychological First Aid (PFA). Thomas formerly served at Chaddock, a former category 3 site, as the Associate Director of Clinical Services. Currently he is the owner of New Life Counseling in Quincy, IL and Assistant Pastor at Columbus Road Baptist Church.  

Address: 
Metropolitan Family Services
1 North Dearborn, Suite 1000
Chicago, IL 60602
Work: 
(312) 986-4292
Description: 

Vikki Rompala was the Co-Chair of the Partnering with Youth and Families Committee at NCTSN and the Program Evaluation and Consumer Initiative Coordinator at La Rabida Children's Hospital Chicago Child Trauma Center. She now works as the Director of Outcomes and Evaluation at Metropolitan Family Services and remains involved with creating trauma-informed services for many different service sectors including domestic violence, child welfare, youth development, early childhood, and outpatient mental health settings.