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: 

564 W. Randolph, Suite 200
Chicago, Illinois 60661

Work: 
773-991-3655
Description: 

Ms. Groessl is a clinician, consultant, and clinical supervisor in private practice in Chicago, IL. She is also a PhD candidate at the Institute for Clinical Social Work in Chicago. Ms. Groessl has worked for more than 20 years with children and adults who have experienced traumatic stress, and with those who have complex histories due to prenatal substance exposure or developmental trauma. She has trained locally and nationally on topics including child traumatic stress, secondary traumatic stress, prenatal substance exposure, cognitive and executive dysfunction, parent-child attachment, and military family issues. From 2009 to 2016, Ms. Groessl was the Project Coordinator for the NCTSN Category III center at Children’s Research Triangle in Chicago. During that time, she trained in several trauma-focused treatments including child-parent psychotherapy (CPP), Families OverComing Under Stress (FOCUS), Structured Psychotherapy for Adolescents Responding to Chronic Stress (SPARCS), and the Breakthrough Series Collaborative (BSC) Core Curriculum. Ms. Groessl has participated in several NCTSN collaborative workgroups including Partnering with Youth and Families, Military Families, and the Terrorism and Disaster Committee.

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.