CORE FACULTY

Max Stephenson
Director

MAX STEPHENSON, JR. (Abbreviated CV) (Full CV)

Research Areas:

  • Nonprofit/NGO governance, leadership, management & civil society
  • Public policy & policy theory
  • Peacebuilding, international development & democratization
  • Environmental politics, policy & planning
Mary Beth Dunkenberger
Associate Director

MARY BETH DUNKENBERGER (CV)

Research Areas:

  • Connections between social programs, economic & community development
  • Organizational & program assessments
  • Policy & program innovations
Melony Price-Rhodes
Senior Program Director

MELONY PRICE-RHODES (Photography Collection)

Research Areas:

  • Child welfare, revenue maximization, foster care and child protective services
  • Federal and state regulations affecting Federal Reimbursement Unit activities
  • Interagency Collaboration
  • Contracting
  • Interagency public Policy
  • Organizational Development
  • Capacity Building
  • Program Assessments and Evaluation
  • Data and Project Management
David Moore
Senior Research Associate; Project Director (TAP) SwiftStart

DAVID MOORE (CV)

Research Areas:

  • Nonprofit/NGO governance, leadership, management and civil society
  • Public policy & policy theory
  • Early childhood & workforce development
  • Organizational development & capacity building
Elizabeth Allen
Assistant Business Manager; Program Research Associate; Data Manager

ELIZABETH ALLEN (Bio)

Research Areas:

  • Data and project management, analytics and program evaluation
  • Assist with budgeting and tracking/reporting of sponsored research activity
  • Assist with sponsored research proposals and project activities
Lara Nagle
Community-Based Learning Projects Manager

LARA NAGLE (CV)

Research Areas:

  • Mixed methods program and project evaluation
  • Cross-sectoral partnerships and social capacity building
  • Sustainable and resilient communities

PROJECT ASSOCIATES

VICKIE GRAZIOLI

Medicaid Case Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Provides technical support to the FRU Medicaid Case Analyst in obtaining appropriate collateral information to evaluate initial and continuing eligibility for continuing Comprehensive Services (CSA) and Title XIX (Medicaid) eligibility for each child served by Fairfax County Comprehensive Services Act (CSA)

CLAUDIA MALENICH

Court Specialist

Responsibilities:

  • Prepare and file Civil Petitions for Support at the Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court
  • Perform all activities related to establishing Judicial Support Orders (JSOs) in juvenile court
  • Maintain accurate knowledge of relevant federal and state law, rules and regulations for Title IV-D funding

ERIN MOONEY

Case Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Determine the initial eligibility of children in receipt of CSA funds for other public assistance programs, specifically Title II (Social Security), Title IV-E (AFDC-FC), Title IV-D (Child Support), Title XVI (Supplemental Security Income), and to maintain the child's continuing eligibility
  • Comprehensive knowledge of complex federal and state laws governing public assistance programs
  • Ability to research, obtain, interpret and integrate information from many sources
  • Thorough knowledge of physiological and mental health impairments.  Expertise in assessing and evaluating functional limitations based on medical and/or mental health records

BRIAN SALAZAR ZAMORA

FRU CSA Case Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Process Comprehensive Services Act (CSA) copayment assessments for CSA supported agencies
  • Primary point of contact regarding the copayment process for CSA supported agencies
  • Research, analyze, and prepare statistics and information to assist the FRU Project Director with contract deliverables as necessary

CHRISTOPHER ELAM

FRU CSA Case Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Analyze state uniform assessment instrument - the CANS document
  • Maintain accurate knowledge of relevant federal and state laws, local regulations, policies and practices through reviews of publications, communications and training sessions with CSA and FRU management and staff
  • Research, analyze and prepare statistics and information to assist the Project Director with contract deliverables as necessary.  Provide Project Director and relevant CSA management and staff (as requested) with data and assistance as necessary for projects