John Erdmann, MA
John started at BHI as a student in Antioch’s Clinical Psychology program in 2013. He received his master’s degree and joined BHI’s leadership team in May 2016. He specializes in crafting systems for data collection, management, visualization, and reporting. He is focused on evaluating collective impact initiatives using shared measures. Outside of evaluation, John enjoys learning new programming languages and designing games.
Megan Edwards, PsyD
Megan started with BHI as a doctoral student in the AUNE clinical psychology program in 2007, and after working in clinical settings for several years, couldn’t stay away any longer. She returned to BHI in 2014 as a staff evaluator with a focus on the integration of behavioral health supports into underserved public school settings. For fun, Megan enjoys cycling, hanging out with her chickens, and forest adventures with her border collie and kids.
Johanna Wilson-White, MA
Johanna has been a project coordinator at BHI since 2013. In addition to project management, Johanna’s areas of particular interest include qualitative process and analysis, writing, and design. Beyond BHI, Johanna likes to garden, hike, travel, read and cook with her two kids!
Anne Nordstrom, PhD
Dr. Cassie Yackley
Dr. Yackley has spent more than 25 years committed to understanding and effectively addressing the impact of adverse childhood experiences (including trauma) on children, families, and systems. She brings together recent discoveries from developmental neuroscience and attachment to help audiences learn how reflective practice leads to better working environments and outcomes for professionals and those they serve.
Jim Fauth, PhD
Chief Innovation Officer
Jim has served as BHI director since 2002. Under his leadership, BHI has grown into a regional hub for behavioral and community health practice improvement. His areas of expertise include psychotherapy and behavior change, implementation science, and quantitative and qualitative process and outcome evaluation. Beyond BHI, Jim likes to hike, fly fish, and spend time with his family (4 boys!).
George Tremblay, PhD
Chief Evaluation Officer
George Tremblay, PhD, is a long-time BHI collaborator, and Co-Director since 2015. George has extensive experience as an external evaluator on community-based projects, especially in the areas of suicide substance abuse prevention. George’s areas of expertise include distressed couples and families, prevention, quantitative methods, and implementation science. In “a former life” (that is, before graduate school), he operated a furniture restoration business in Vermont for over a decade, and his interests in building projects, gardening, and outdoor recreation continue to occupy much of his time away from Antioch.
Sandy Blount, EdD
Chief Integration Officer
Alexander Blount, EdD, joined BHI as Co-Director in 2016. He maintains an appointment as Professor of Family Medicine and Psychiatry at the University of Massachusetts Medical School where he founded the Center for Integrated Primary Care. His books include Integrated Primary Care: The Future of Medical and Mental Health Collaboration. He is currently leading a statewide effort to build the primary care behavioral health workforce in New Hampshire and consulting with state and local organizations on implementing integrated primary care.
Hello, my name is Allison Dart. I received my Bachelor’s in Psychology from Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, IL. I was born and raised in Southern Illinois and am a recent New England transplant. I decided to work for The Center for Behavioral Health Innovation to experience multiple perspectives of research and program evaluation. Outside of BHI, I have interests in many major social justice issues. In my spare time, I like to explore New England, go to concerts, cook and bake, and fly home to see my family.
My name is Kate DeBros, and I’m a first year student in BHI. I did my undergraduate work in English and Education at Colby-Sawyer College in New Hampshire, and I have a masters degree in Special Education from Portland State University in Oregon. Before starting the Clinical Psych program at Antioch, I was a special educator working with at-risk and adjudicated children in public schools and residential treatment centers. I am excited to be a part of BHI in order to continue supporting kids and their families within their home community. In my free time, I like to go out hiking with my dog.
My name is April Fiacco. I received my Bachelor’s degree from Alfred University, located in upstate NY. I began working for BHI because I wanted to be a part of research that had a direct application to the community. When I have spare time, I love to ski, kayak, hike, and spend time with my family.
Hello, my name is Jess Gibson and I graduated from Smith College with a double major in psychology and Spanish. I joined BHI to deepen my understanding of the research and evaluation sides to psychological practice. Outside of school, I am interested in martial arts, and recently received my black belt in Shaolin Kung Fu. I also enjoy traveling, creative writing, video games, ATVing, and snowmobiling.
Hello, my name is Alicia MacDougall. I graduated from Albertus Magnus College in New Haven, CT, where I was a psychology major. I decided I wanted to work for BHI because I was interested in getting involved in the integration of behavioral health into primary care settings movement. Aside from school and work, I’m a lover of the outdoors and enjoy an active lifestyle full of snowboarding, weightlifting, hiking, and adventuring.
My name is Tara Masseratagah. I’m a first year BHI student. I completed my undergraduate degree in Toronto, Canada (I’m Canadian!), double majoring in Biology and Psychology. I wanted to work with BHI because I was interested in learning more about Behavioral Health Innovation. I’ve enjoyed working with the team doing research and qualitative analysis. In my free time I like to read anything that is not a textbook, watch movies and try to find dogs to pet.
Hello! My name is Sarah Pearson and I am currently a 4th year student. I am originally from Connecticut and received my bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Stonehill College in Easton, Massachusetts. I first joined BHI as a first year student, and since then I have really enjoyed getting a chance to work on various projects related to program evaluation and outcomes of psychological practice. Specifically, I am most interested in the integration of behavioral health and primary care, and have spent most of my time in BHI working on workforce development efforts for primary care behavioral health. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with friends and family, reading, and riding my horse!
Hello, my name is Raynalde Schagen. I received my B.A. in Psychology from the University of New Hampshire in 2013. The few years between my undergrad and graduate training I spent working with adolescents at a wilderness therapy program in the heart of the Green Mountains in Vermont and at a therapeutic boarding school in the northwest corner of Montana. I joined BHI in order to further develop my research skills and I’ve really enjoyed conducting evaluations that actually impact the community. When not in school or at work, I like to spend my time being active outdoors and with friends and family.
Hello! My name is Melanie Sklar and I’m from upstate New York. I graduated from Bates College in Lewiston, Maine and majored in psychology. I spent two years after I graduated college working at different residential treatment centers for children and adolescents. I’m interested in working for BHI to develop my skills as both a qualitative and quantitative researcher, and learning how to improve behavioral health outcomes in primary care settings. In addition to being a full-time student, I enjoy spending time hiking and running, skiing, hearing live music, and playing violin.
Hello, my name is Mackenzie Soniak. I received my undergraduate degree from Boston College. This is my fourth year in BHI and I am interested in community programs that serve youth and school-based interventions, especially those that focus on social-emotional learning. I enjoy spending my free time going on walks with my dog and baking
Hey there! My name is Dana Vitrano, and I am a third-year student at Antioch. Over the last two years, BHI has given me invaluable experience in all aspects of program evaluation. Outside of BHI, I have a strong interest in Nature-Based Therapies, working with LGBT populations, and love to spend as much time as possible outside!
Hello, I am Angel Walter. I graduated from Ohio University with a BA in Psychology. I wanted to work with BHI because I was interested in using psychology to help the local community. I was most interested in the integrated behavioral health movement in NH. Outside of school and work, I like to draw, paint, adventure around New England, and hang out with my boyfriend and his puppy.