People

Administrator

Cyndi Amato

Cyndi Amato

M.S.W.

Associate Director of Online Education

Assistant Clinical Faculty

(207) 221-4510

camato@une.edu

Hersey Hall
428
On Campus

Before taking her position at UNE, Cyndi Amato, M.S.W. worked in the field of sexual assault response and prevention for 20 years, first as a crisis and support line advocate and support group facilitator, which lead her to pursue her masters degree in social work. She was hired as the first Executive Director of the Maine Coalition Against Sexual Assault where she was instrumental in developing statewide programs including the Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner program (SANE) and guidelines to support the... Read More

Expertise

Program development; non-profit administration and supervision; sexual violence response and prevention; institutional abuse; trauma; grant writing; community organizing; crisis intervention; management of interdisciplinary teams; policy development.

Kelli Fox

LCSW

Director, Field Education

(207) 221-4223

kfox2@une.edu

Hersey Hall
405
On Campus

Kelli has spent 30 years in the field of social work and addiction.  Her lifelong career goal has been to become a full time member of the UNESSW faculty, which came to fruition in 2014, after having served as an adjunct for nearly 20 years.  Social work education has been a passion since graduation from UNESSW in 1991.  

Throughout her clinical work, Kelli has learned from mentors and her own experiences to recognize the power of positive and authentic relationship to create healing and... Read More

Expertise

Organizational development

change

and leadership

professional workforce education and training

young children (birth - 5) and families

traumatic experience and recovery

substance use disorders

vicarious trauma

body-mind-spirit oriented therapies

Shelley Cohen Konrad

Shelley Cohen Konrad

Ph.D., L.C.S.W., F.N.A.P.

Professor

Director, School of Social Work

Director Interprofessional Education Collaborative

(207) 221-4514

scohenkonrad@une.edu

Hersey Hall
426
On Campus

Shelley Cohen Konrad PhD, LCSW, FNAP is the Director of the School of Social Work, Professor in the School of Social Work and Director of the  Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC). A clinical social worker by training Shelley specializes in practice with children and families. Her book, Practice with Children and Families: A Relational Perspective was published in 2013. In 1988 Shelley established Touchstone Psychotherapy Associates, a mental health collaborative designed to meet the complex needs of children, families, and carers.... Read More

Expertise

Shelley's research and scholarship focuses on children and families; and end-of-life; health perspectives of vulnerable populations

Full-time Faculty

Clay Graybeal

Clay Graybeal

Ph.D., M.S.W.

Professor of Social Work

Director, SBIRT Training for Maine's Future Health Professions Leaders

Chair, York District Public Health Council

(207) 221-4509

cgraybeal@une.edu

Linnell Hall
112
On Campus

Dr. Graybeal  most recently served as Director of the School of Community and Population Health at UNE.  Prior to that he was the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the Westbrook College of Health Professions.   In 2012-13 he also served as the Interim Director of the School of Social Work.  His  research and scholarship has focused on evidence-based practice in social work,  interprofessional education in the health professions, and more recently on the role and impact of the patient -provider alliance in... Read More

Wanda Anderson

Assistant Clinical Professor, Coordinator of Online Field Education

(207) 468-8979

wanderson4@une.edu

Off-Campus
On Campus

Expertise

Case Management Services

Working with Adult Survivors

Poverty Issues and Strength Based Supervision

Ethical issues in Social Work Practice

Family and Child Sexual Abuse

Special Needs of Children

Instructor

(207) 762-0687

jboudman@une.edu

Hersey Hall
On Campus

I have worked in non-profit and grassroots settings for many decades and have taught in the campus-based and online programs of UNE since 2004. During my long  career, I’ve worked as a community organizer, an executive and supervisor, a grant/contract writer, a clinician and an educator. The venues have been mixed: battered women’s shelter and a sexual assault program, crisis program, native American tribal governments, community mental health centers, foster grandparent program,... Read More

Expertise

Adult mental health

hospice

death & dying

domestic violence

Native American health

creative arts in therapy

clinical supervision

crisis intervention

grant writing and management

Community Organizing

Professor, Codirector for the Social Work Center for Research and Evaluation

(207) 221-4511

tmclaughlin@une.edu

Hersey Hall
Some room on the 4th Floor of Hersey Hall-(BTW, its Hersey not HERSHEY like the chocolate)
On Campus

Born and raised in rural Maine town with no traffic lights and a limited number of stop signs, Tom is a consummate Mainer. Tom savors all things Maine which are loosely defined by the four seasons of "sea scallop season"; "maple syrup season"; "raspberry season" and, of course, "apple picking season". 

Tom is humbled by the Maine accent in his speech as it reminds him of his sense of place, where he comes from.  However, Tom’s international colleagues and friends from away claim he is... Read More

Expertise

Cost effectiveness of social service delivery systems; mental health and social welfare policy delivery systems and policies; community organizing; non-profit organizational management and sustainable infrastructure; social service research infrastructure

Amy Coha

M.S.W., LCSW

Clinical Associate Professor

acoha@une.edu

Hersey Hall
421
On Campus

Expertise

Field education

domestic violence

sexual assault

criminal justice

adult mental health.

Professor Emeritus of Social Work

(207) 221-4505

mcohen@une.edu

Hersey Hall
418
On Campus

Marcia has been a member of the UNE School of Social Work faculty since the program began in 1988, developing and teaching courses in social work practice, group work, homelessness and poverty,social welfare policy and organizational change. She has published extensively on  topics including homelessness and poverty, social work education and social work practice with groups. She is an active member of the international group work community and a long term member of the International Association for Social Work with Groups. Her book,  Empowering... Read More

Expertise

Integrated Social Work Practice

Social Work With Groups

Homelessness

Poverty and Mental Health Issues

Craig Owens

Craig Owens

MSW, LCSW

Clinical Faculty

(207) 221-4205

cowens@une.edu

Hersey Hall
Room 423
On Campus

Craig lives in Western Maine with his wife Anne Marie and faithful companion Max; a unique labrador/boxer that never tires of hiking and chasing anything that runs.  As a 2001 graduate of the UNE School of Social Work, Craig is a fervent believer that given the right resources and support individuals, families, and communities can heal and grow from individual and systemic trauma and oppression and reclaim their rightful claim to living healthy and dignified lives. He is passionate about... Read More

Expertise

Trauma Informed Care

Individual and Family Therapy

Aging with Dignity

Addictions

Specializing in Narrative approaches to complex issues

Lori Power

Lori G. Power

M.A., Ed.D.

Coordinator, Applied Arts and Social Justice Certificate

School of Social Work

(207) 221-4493

lpower@une.edu

Hersey 410
On Campus

Lori is the founding coordinator of the School of Social Work's Applied Arts and Social Justice Certificate.  Writing, theatre, music, dance, and film are some of the many ways the arts can be used to bring about healing, both at the individual and societal levels, and Lori loves them all. She lives in Portland and grows ridiculous amounts of food.Read More

Expertise

The uses of art as a medium for social justice and healing

Christine Rogerson

On Campus
Teaching Online

Hello! My name is Christine Rogerson and I am so excited to be a part of the UNE School of Social Work! I myself am a UNE MSW graduate (2007). I have spent several years working in different social work capacities clinically including work within the crisis system, inpatient hospitalization with children and adults, substance abuse services, foster care programming, school social work and social work within the medical setting. In my spare time I enjoy being active, attending sporting... Read More

Nancy Shore

Nancy Shore

Ph.D., M.S.W., M.P.H.

Professor

(207) 221-4507

nshore@une.edu

Hersey Hall
Teaching Online

My desire to pursue a MSW solidified after working abroad in Central America. Given my interest in maternal and child health, I went to the University of Washington for my MSW and MPH. After working in the field for about four years at a Head Start program, I became increasingly interested in research and policy and opted to return to the University of Washington for a doctoral degree in social welfare.

I joined UNE’s social work faculty in 2004 moving... Read More

Expertise

Community-Campus Partnerships; Community-Engaged Research; Research Ethics

Amy N. Storch

B.S.W, M.S.W, Ph.D., LCSW

Online Associate Lecturer

(207) 221-4396

astorch@une.edu

Off-Campus
Teaching Online

Dr. Amy Storch, BSW, MSW, PhD, LCSW joined UNE's SSW family in 2010 and loves that this position truly is a gift that keeps on giving. In addition to teaching, I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a nationally Certified American Sign Language Interpreter. I am an enthusiastic New York Yankees fan and reside in one of the best cities in the world - The Big Apple!

Courses: Human Behavior and the Social Environment I and II, Social Welfare... Read More

Expertise

crisis intervention

substance abuse

mental health

and working with individuals with disabilities

specifically

the Hard of Hearing and Deaf population.

Mary White

Clinical Assistant Professor

(207) 540-3228

mwhite5@une.edu

Off-Campus
On Campus

Hello.  My name is Mary White.  I am a Field Planner, Clinical Assistant Professor for the School of Social Work at the University of New England.  I live with my husband and two daughters in Caribou, Maine (a rural community approximately 30 minutes from the Canadian border).  I graduated with a BA in Behavioral Science from the University of Maine in Presque Isle in 1989.  I entered into my Masters program in 1993 at the University of Maine at Orono... Read More

Expertise

Working with people with serious and persistent mental illness

women's issues

trauma and survivor issues

case management

supervision

veteran's issues and poverty. I am particulary interested in research regarding generational poverty and its impact

Leslie Yaffa

MSW, EdD

Associate Lecturer

(207) 221-4486

lyaffa@une.edu

Off-Campus
On Campus

Dr. Leslie Yaffa has spent 20 years in the field of human and social services and has held clinical social work positions in hospitals, community and agency settings. She has worked with children, youth and adults in clinical, academic and community development settings. Dr. Yaffa received her EdD from Nova Southeastern University (Florida), MSW from Wilfrid Laurier University(Toronto) and BA (honours) from York University (Toronto).  Her research is devoted to an anti-oppressive framework and looks at program development in Jamaica.  Dr. Yaffa is the founder... Read More

Expertise

Child and adolescent development

human services practice

individuals and families

diversity

working/understanding children

adolescents and families

mental health

field placement

research and practice

international social work/human services

Clinical Faculty

Kelli Fox

LCSW

Director, Field Education

(207) 221-4223

kfox2@une.edu

Hersey Hall
405
On Campus

Kelli has spent 30 years in the field of social work and addiction.  Her lifelong career goal has been to become a full time member of the UNESSW faculty, which came to fruition in 2014, after having served as an adjunct for nearly 20 years.  Social work education has been a passion since graduation from UNESSW in 1991.  

Throughout her clinical work, Kelli has learned from mentors and her own experiences to recognize the power of positive and authentic relationship to create healing and... Read More

Expertise

Organizational development

change

and leadership

professional workforce education and training

young children (birth - 5) and families

traumatic experience and recovery

substance use disorders

vicarious trauma

body-mind-spirit oriented therapies

Adjunct

Pam Carr

Pamela Carr

MSW, LCSW

On Campus

Hello, my name is Pam Carr.  It's been a pleasure being involved with the School of Social Work as an adjunct since 2013.   I'm passionate about social work education and have been a field instructor for several years for various universities.  Giving back to the profession is very important to me.   Throughout my career I've had the opportunity to work in hospital social work, crisis intervention, and mental health.   I first became interested in... Read More

Expertise

crisis intervention

mental health

substance abuse

domestic violence

medical social work

Ann Cox

M.S.N., LCSW

Assistant Professor, School of Nursing

(207) 221-4393

jcox@une.edu

Blewett Science Center
224
On Campus

Expertise

chronic pain

addiction treatment

mental health

cross-cultural health concerns (especially India)

integration of mental/emotional and physical health (education and treatment).

Adjunct Professor, Online School of Social Work

On Campus

Dr. Hamilton is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Colorado and Utah and a certified Infant Mental Health Specialist.  She has worked in the social work field for almost 20 years and has experience in child welfare, adoptions, medical, and psychiatric social work. Dr. Hamilton worked in private practice as a psychotherapist specializing in family and childhood problems prior to entering higher education. While in private practice, she maintained a connection to public child welfare by evaluating, writing reports, and... Read More

Diane Dougherty

Diane Dougherty

MSW, LSW

Instructor

On Campus

Member of UNE’s online teaching staff since 2010:  Courses taught include:

-Advanced Psychosocial Assessment

-Aging and Health

-Grief, Loss, Death and Dying

-Social Work Practice with Groups

-Human Behavior and the Social Environment I and IIRead More

Expertise

individual

Family and Group Clinical Practice

Dr. Savvas Daniel Georgiades was born and raised in Nicosia, Cyprus, has lived for short periods in Greece, the UK, France, Germany, and Australia, and has been living in the USA since 1994. He currently lives in Wilmington, North Carolina with his wife and 11 year old step-daughter. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from Lancaster University in the United Kingdom, his Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Georgia, and his Ph.D. degree in Social Welfare from Florida International... Read More

Analeah Green

Ph.D., MSW

Adjunct Professor, Online School of Social Work

New York State Licensed Master Social Worker

On Campus

Expertise

staff and program development

grant writing

continuing education

curriculum development

animal assisted therapy

family and caregiver services

E. Jane Hayes

Ph.D., LMSW

Adjunct Professor, Online School of Social Work

Associate Professor of Social Work (Retired), Grand Valley State University

On Campus

Expertise

Advocacy and policy practice

Distance Education

teaching

learning and technology

Adjunct Professor, Online School of Social Work

On Campus

I obtained by MSW from the University of South Carolina and have been a Licensed Social Worker for over 20 years.  I am currently working on the last stages of my PhD in Human Services at Capella University.  I am currently employed by the SC Dept. of Mental Health as a Clinical Supervisor.  I also provide field supervision for the USC College of Social Work.  I am also working towards my Independent Social Work Licensure. ​ 

My dissertation topic focuses on... Read More

Expertise

Adult and child mental health

clinical supervision

MSW student supervision

Julia Macek

MSW, LCSW

Adjunct Professor, Online School of Social Work

(207) 551-6429

jmacek@une.edu

On Campus

Hello, my name is Julia Macek, and my area's of focus have  been with children and families, especially those who have attachment needs, along with children who have been traumatized and sexually abused.  I believe every child deserves a chance and their families do too.  I have worked with child welfare, foster can/kinship and adoption care, and have a strong desire to advocate for children and adolescent as many of them do not have a voice of their own.  I... Read More

Adjunct Professor, Online School of Social Work

(541) 720-2411

jmccallister@une.edu

On Campus

Jessica graduated with her Master of Social Work (MSW) degree from Walla Walla University in College Place, Washington and continued on to her doctoral work at Capella University in 2010. Currently she is on break from her dissertation, however, to focus her energy on higher education online program accreditation. She is interested in assessment, evaluation, and accreditation policy at the university level and plans on continuing her doctoral studies in the future. Jessica came to the University of New England in 2011 and continues... Read More

Lena Pearlman

MSW, LCSW

Adjunct Professor, Online School of Social Work

(314) 458-5551

lpearlman@une.edu

Hello UNE Community! My name is Lena Pearlman and I live in St. Louis MO with my husband (Bryan) and twins (Samantha and Matthew). I was born in Russia and moved to the states as a young child.  I received my undergraduate and graduate degrees in Social Work from Saint Louis University.  I am working towards a doctoral degree.

My areas of specialty include forensics, child abuse, mental illness, dual diagnosis.  However, I have been a hospital social worker, a... Read More

Jenna Powers

Adjunct Professor, Online School of Social Work

Academic Advisor, Online School of Social Work

Teaching Online

With a background in adventure-based therapy and education, Jenna was motivated to engage in systems-level practice in order to alleviate the barriers that many of her clients/students were facing. During her time in UNE's MSW program, she focused on community organizing and program development that focused on educating and empowering individuals to participate in the political arena in order to affect change on a larger scale. Upon graduation, Jenna co-founded the Maine Chapter of New Leaders Council (a non-partisan training program for... Read More

Expertise

Political Advocacy

Community Organizing

program development

Non-Profit Administration & Supervision

transdisciplinary practice

and Leadership.

Adjunct Professor, Online School of Social Work

On Campus

Courses: ​
Human Behavior/Social Environment I & II, Advanced Psychosocial Assessment, Contemporary Theories for Social Work Practice With Individuals and Families, Domestic Violence, Psychopharmacology: Drugs/Behavior, On-line Field Instructor, Social Work & Creative Arts

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Expertise

substance abuse

mental health

domestic violence

individual

group

and family counseling

human services

bullying prevention and intervention

field education and supervision

Judith Robbins

LCSW, JD, CCHP-A, CCHP-MH

Adjunct Professor, Online School of Social Work

Academic Advisor, Online School of Social Work

On Campus

I've worked in mental health settings as a licensed clinical social worker and  clinical supervisor in Connecticut for three decades. I'm most proud of my involvement in the development and administration of a statewide mental health program for pre-trial youth in Connecticut's juvenile detention system.  Currently, I also represent the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) on the National Commission on Correctional Health Care's (NCCHC) Board of Directors. Read More

(207) 229-8797

erondina@une.edu

Off-Campus
Teaching Online

I have been teaching with UNE since August, 2011 as a full-time Clinical Assistant Professor online. I live in Southern Maine, on the NH border, and close to the MA border as well. I earned my MSW in 2004 from the University of New Hampshire, after four years of what we part-timers called ‘the turtle track’. I have continued to further my learning beyond my MSW by earning a Masters in Metaphysics, (considered a religious degree), receiving advanced training in... Read More

Expertise

My areas of expertise are: spirituality and wellness; group facilitation; field education; strength-based parenting

Lacey L. Sawyer

BA, MSW, LMSW-CC

Adjunct Professor, Online School of Social Work

MSW Field Education Planning and Seminar

(207) 227-5472

lsawyer1@une.edu

On Campus

Tobin Scipione

M.I.I.M.

Adjunct Faculty, School of Social Work

On Campus

Tobin Scipione is principal and owner of Scipione Consulting, which provides consultation in grants management to health, education and social service agencies across New England.  She is passionate about helping nonprofit leaders and staff increase their resources through relationship building and effective communication.  Each year, Tobin generates $2-3MM for her clients from local, regional and national funders to support programs such as food and nutrition services for the critically ill, workforce development for the un/underemployed and formerly incarcerated, medical education, research... Read More

Expertise

Nonprofit Management

Grantwriting

Grant Research

Stewarship

budgeting

Facilitation

Training.

Allison Thompson

Adjunct Professor, Online School of Social Work

(207) 838-0310

athompson3@une.edu

On Campus

I have worked for over a decade in the journey to end domestic violence, now residing on a board of directors for a domestic violence agency covering multiple counties. Currently I enjoy working in my own private practice, seeing many clients from a diverse population and with differenct clinical needs. I have been providing assistance in advnaced year field planning now for a few years and feel honored to be a part of your academic social work process. ... Read More

Staff

Administrative Assistant, School of Social Work

(207) 221-4542

kgifford@une.edu

Hersey Hall

Staff member at the UNE School of Social Work and art history graduate of USM. I enjoy painting, travelling, baking, and running.Read More

Tiarra LaPierre

Staff Assistant, School of Social Work

(207) 221-4557

tlapierre1@une.edu

Hersey Hall
404
On Campus

Tiarra LaPierre graduated from the University of Maine at Farmington with a Bachelor of Arts in English and a minor in Environmental Science. After graduating she worked with local non-profits Avesta Housing and Learning Works, as an Americorps VISTA. She joined the UNE School of Social Work in June of 2016.  She enjoys hiking, biking, running, and reading. Read More

Staff Assistant, School of Social Work

(207) 221-4503

vwalker@une.edu

Hersey Hall
427

Graduate of the University of Southern Maine. Enjoy working in the dynamic School of Social Work. Enjoy gardening, grandchildren, reading and volunteering at the Salmon Falls Library and the Buxton Hollis Historical Society.Read More

Meg Webster

Meg Webster

TESOL Certified

Student and Faculty Support Specialist

On Campus

Meg Webster joined UNE’s School of Social Work staff in August of 2016.  Prior to being hired at UNE,  she worked at the Intercultural Community Center in Westbrook, ME as a Program Coordinator and ELL Teacher where she provided services within the immigrant, refugee, and asylee communities.   Before this, she worked at UMaine Orono's Intensive English Institute, John Bapst High School's International Dorm, and The Shaw House Homeless Shelter for Teens in Bangor, ME.  

Meg also does freelance media art production ... Read More

Emeriti

betsey gray

Betsey Gray

MSW, LICSW

Director of Field Education

(207) 221-4508

Egray@une.edu

Hersey Hall
423
On Campus

Expertise

Field education

older adults and their caregivers

interprofessional education.

Professor Emeritus of Social Work

(207) 221-4431

srose@une.edu

Hersey Hall
428

Expertise

Social determinants of health; impact of health disparities on chronic illnesses; poverty and health; social work in health and mental health; empowerment-based practices.