Cyndi Amato

Cyndi Amato


Associate Director of Online Education

Assistant Clinical Faculty

(207) 221-4510

Hersey Hall

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


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.

Shelley Cohen Konrad

Shelley Cohen Konrad

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


Interim Director School of Social Work

Director Interprofessional Education Collaborative

(207) 221-4514

Hersey Hall

Shelley Cohen Konrad PhD, LCSW, FNAP is Interim Director of the School of Social, 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. She... Read More


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

Full-time Faculty

Assistant Clinical Professor, Coordinator of Online Field Education

(207) 468-8979



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


(207) 762-0687

Hersey Hall

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


Adult mental health


death & dying

domestic violence

Native American health

creative arts in therapy

clinical supervision

crisis intervention

grant writing and management

Community Organizing

Thomas Chalmers McLaughlin

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

(207) 221-4511

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

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


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


Clinical Associate Professor

Hersey Hall


Field education

domestic violence

sexual assault

criminal justice

adult mental health.

Marcia B. Cohen, MSW, PhD


(207) 221-4505

Hersey Hall

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


Integrated Social Work Practice

Social Work With Groups


Poverty and Mental Health Issues

Kerry Dunn, Assistant Professor

Kerry Dunn

J.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

(207) 221-4364

Hersey Hall

Kerry is a member and co-founder of the UNE-CCJ Collaboration, a project that brings UNE resources into the Cumberland County Jail to increase opportunties for health and wellness inside.  She is also permaculture practitioner, pretty serious meditator, and half marathon runner (will she ever do a full?).  She has 2 cats and a dog: Wolfie, Vinnie Barbarino and The Fonz--and apparently a fondess for 1970s tv.Read More


Criminal and juvenile legal systems

critical policy analysis

participatory action research


community-based education

and mindful politics.

Betsey Gray


Director of Field Education

(207) 221-4508

Hersey Hall


Field education

older adults and their caregivers

interprofessional education.

Craig Owens

Craig Owens


Clinical Lecturer

(207) 221-4205

Hersey Hall
Room 423

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


Organization and Community Development

Trauma Informed Care

Individual and Family Therapy

Lori Power

Lori G. Power

M.A., Ed.D.

Coordinator, Applied Arts and Social Justice Certificate

School of Social Work

(207) 221-4493

Hersey 410

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


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

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.

Associate Professor

(207) 221-4507

Hersey Hall

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


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


Amy N. Storch


Online Associate Lecturer

(207) 221-4396


Courses: Human Behavior and the Social Environment I and II, Social Welfare and Policy Programs I and II, Social Work Practice I and II, Research I and II, Advanced Trauma Based Practice, Social Work & Creative Arts, Social Work Practice and the Law, Social Determinants of Health, Psychopharmacology, Substance Abuse, Multiculturalism Practice in Social Work, Contemporary Theories for Social Work Practice with Individuals and Families, Advanced Social Work Practice with Families, International Social Work in the Carribbean, Conflict Resolution.... Read More


crisis intervention

substance abuse

mental health

and working with individuals with disabilities


the Hard of Hearing and Deaf population.

Clinical Assistant Professor

(207) 540-3228


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


Working with people with serious and persistent mental illness

women's issues

trauma and survivor issues

case management


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

Dr. Leslie Yaffa

Leslie Yaffa


Associate Lecturer

(207) 221-4486


Courses taught:  

SSW 501- Human Behaviour & the Social Environment I

SSW 502- Human Behaviour & the Social Environment II

SSW 505- Social Welfare Policy & Program I

SSW 506- Social Welfare Policy and Program II

SSW 515- Integrating Micro & Macro Frameworks

SSW 525- Introduction to Advanced Practice

SSW 553- Advanced SW Practice with Families

SSW 571- Social Work Practice with Groups

SSW 585- Substance Abuse

SSW 595- Capstone I

SSW 597- Advanced Psychosocial Assessment

SSW 601- Independent Study... Read More


Child and adolescent development

human services practice

individuals and families


working/understanding children

adolescents and families

mental health

field placement

research and practice

international social work/human services

Clinical Faculty


Rebecca Boulos

Rebecca June Boulos

M.P.H., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

(207) 221-4791

Linnell Hall

Dr. Rebecca Boulos joined the UNE faculty as Assistant Professor in 2014. Prior to her appointment, she was a research associate at ChildObesity180, a multi-sector organization focused on reversing the trend of childhood obesity within one generation's time.

Rebecca's research interests lie at the intersection of psychological, biological and community health. To that end, she believes in the power of community engaged research to ignite individual and community activism and ownership over changing psychological and social conditions that influence weight-related... Read More


physical activity promotion

nutrition interventions

Community Interventions

Obesity prevention

Community Health & Public Health

Ann Cox


Assistant Professor, School of Nursing

(207) 221-4393

Blewett Science Center


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

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

Analeah Green

Ph.D., MSW

Adjunct Professor, Online School of Social Work

New York State Licensed Master Social Worker


staff and program development

grant writing

continuing education

curriculum development

animal assisted therapy

family and caregiver services

E. Jane Hayes


Adjunct Professor, Online School of Social Work

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


Advocacy and policy practice

Distance Education


learning and technology

Adjunct Professor, Online School of Social Work

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


Adult and child mental health

clinical supervision

MSW student supervision

Adjunct Professor, Online School of Social Work

New York State Licensed Certified Social Worker-R, Psychotherapy Privilege

Certified Site Auditor for the Council on Social Work Education, 2013

Professor Hyman has over over twenty years of comprehensive and progressive management and clinical experience. 

My name is Monique Holsey Hyman. I live in Durham North Carolina with my husband (Craig) and two children (Madison 15, and Morgan, 12).  I relocated to North Carolina eight years ago and enjoy my job at Shaw University. In May 2010 I was awarded the Shaw University “Excellence in Teaching Award”.

I earned my Bachelor of Science degree... Read More


Curriculum Development; Child Welfare; Case Management Services; New York City and State Mental Health; Non - profit administration and supervision. Student Retention Strategies; Council on Social Work Accreditation.

Julia Macek


Adjunct Professor, Online School of Social Work

(207) 551-6429

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

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


Online Learning Specialist & MSW Adjunct Faculty

(207) 221-4352

Proctor Hall

Hello, UNE community! I am a native Californian new to Maine. My undergraduate studies were done in Arcata, CA at the notorious Humboldt State University, where I studied forest ecology, I went on to get a Master of Science in Education in San Diego. Next, I taught at a K-8 one-room schoolhouse high in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California for 10 years. The little town, Bear Valley, is situated at 7500 feet, has a population of 100 full... Read More


Online Learning Specialist

K-8 Education

Writing Support



APA and AMA Formatting

Literature Review Writing

Research Design (qualitative and quantitative)

and Research Statistics

Lena Pearlman


Adjunct Professor, Online School of Social Work

(314) 458-5551

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

Adjunct Professor, Online School of Social Work

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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substance abuse

mental health

domestic violence



and family counseling

human services

bullying prevention and intervention

field education and supervision

Judith Robbins


Adjunct Professor, Online School of Social Work

Academic Advisor, Online School of Social Work

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

Lacey L. Sawyer


Adjunct Professor, Online School of Social Work

MSW Field Education Planning and Seminar

(207) 227-5472

Affiliated Faculty

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Clay Graybeal

Ph.D., M.S.W.

Director, School of Community and Population Health;

Professor of Social Work

(207) 221-4509

Linnell Hall

Dr. Graybeal currently serves as the Director of the School of Community and Population Health.  He served from 2008-2015 as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the Westbrook College of Health Professions.   In 2012-13 he 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 improving health and social care... Read More


Evidence-based practice; the alliance between provider and patient/client; interprofessional education; transformative practice; the creative arts in social work.


Administrative Assistant, School of Social Work

(207) 221-4542

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

Staff Assistant, School of Social Work

(207) 221-4503

Hersey Hall

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


Professor Emeritus of Social Work

(207) 221-4431

Hersey Hall


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