Faculty & Staff

The Begun Center is currently made up of approximately 50 individuals, including students and administrative support staff. Our faculty, researchers, and trainers come from a wide range of disciplines including psychology, education, social work, sociology, anthropology, and criminal justice. Senior faculty and researchers are nationally-recognized and well-cited scholars in the areas of juvenile justice, specialty courts, violence prevention, behavioral health, community-based research, and law enforcement.

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  • Bobbi Beale headshot

    Bobbi L. Beale, PsyD

    Senior Consultant & Trainer
    Center for Innovative Practices
    Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education
    Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences

    Email: bobbi.beale@case.edu

    Phone: 330.806.7731

  • Kristen Boyer headshot

    Kristen M. Boyer, M.Ed

    Department Administrator
    Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education
    Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences

    Email: kristen.boyer@case.edu

    Phone: 216.368.4951

  • Ashley Bukach headshot

    Ashley M. Bukach, MPH

    Assistant Director
    Partnership for Evaluation, Research, and Implementation (PERI)
    Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education
    Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences

    Email: ashley.bukach@case.edu

    Phone: 216.368.0160

  • headshot of Fredrick Butcher

    Fredrick Butcher, PhD

    Research Assistant Professor
    Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education
    Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences

    Email: fredrick.w.butcher@case.edu

    Phone: 216.368.0370

  • Samantha Cocco headshot

    Samantha L. Cocco, MA

    Administrative Specialist
    Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education
    Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences

    Email: cocco@case.edu

    Phone: 216.368.0159

  • Renne Dragomir headshot

    Renne R. Dragomir, M.A.Ed., LPCC-S, IMFT-S, LICDC-CS

    IHBT Consultant & Trainer
    Center for Innovative Practices
    Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education
    Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences

    Email: renne.dragomir@case.edu

    Phone: 330.705.2186

  • Jeremy Evenden headshot

    Jeremy Evenden, MSSA, LISW-S

    Senior Consultant & Trainer
    Center for Evidence-Based Practices - Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education
    Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences

    Email: jeremy.evenden@case.edu

    Phone: 216.368.0808

  • headshot of Daniel J. Flannery

    Daniel J. Flannery, PhD

    Semi J. and Ruth W. Begun Professor
    Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences
    Director
    Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education
    Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences

    Email: daniel.flannery@case.edu

    Phone: 216.368.0109

  • headshot of Mark S. Fleisher

    Mark S. Fleisher, PhD

    Research Professor
    Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education
    Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences

    Email: mark.fleisher@case.edu

    Phone: 216.368.4741

  • Karen Coen Flynn

    Karen Coen Flynn, PhD

    Senior Research Associate
    Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education
    Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences

    Email: karen.flynn@case.edu

    Phone: 216.368.4278

  • Michael Fox headshot

    Michael Fox, MA, PCC-S, LCDC-III

    ICT Consultant & Trainer
    Center for Innovative Practices
    Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education
    Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences

    Email: michael.fox2@case.edu

  • Sarah Fulton headshot

    Sarah E. Fulton, MA

    Research Associate
    Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education
    Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences

    Email: sxf10@case.edu

    Phone: 216.368.0429

  • Scott Gerhard headshot

    Scott Gerhard, MA, LSW

    Senior Consultant & Trainer
    Center for Evidence-Based Practices - Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education
    Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences

    Email: scott.gerhard@case.edu

    Phone: 216.368.0808

  • headshot of David L. Hussey

    David L. Hussey, PhD

    Associate Professor
    Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences
    Research Director
    Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education
    Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences
    Director
    Mandel Leadership Fellows Program
    Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences

    Email: david.hussey@case.edu

    Phone: 216.368.0476

  • Angela Kavadas headshot

    Angela K. Kavadas, MPH

    Research Associate
    Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education
    Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences

    Email: angela-kavadas@case.edu

    Phone: 216.368.3878

  • Maureen Kishna headshot

    Maureen Kishna, MSSA, LISW-S

    MST Expert and Developer
    Center for Innovative Practices
    Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education
    Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences

    Email: maureen.kishna@case.edu

    Phone: 216.368.5883

  • Joanna Klingenstein headshot

    Joanna Klingenstein

    Research Assistant
    Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education
    Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences

    Email: jek150@case.edu

    Phone: 216.368.3619

  • Chase Klingenstein headshot

    Chase Klingenstein

    Research Associate
    Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education
    Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences

    Email: chase.klingenstein@case.edu

    Phone: 216.368.5155

  • headshot of Jeff Kretschmar

    Jeff Kretschmar, PhD

    Research Associate Professor
    Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education
    Managing Director
    Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education
    Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences

    Email: jeff.kretschmar@case.edu

    Phone: 216.368.2305

  • Ric Kruszynski headshot

    Ric Kruszynski, MSSA, LISW, LICDC

    Director
    Center for Evidence-Based Practices - Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education
    Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences

    Email: richard.kruszynski@case.edu

    Phone: 216.368.0808

  • Stephanie Lagalo headshot

    Stephanie Lagalo

    Consultant and Trainer
    Center for Evidence-Based Practices - Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education
    Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences

    Email: stephanie.lagalo@case.edu

    Phone: 269.352.0645

  • Deana LeberGeorge headshot

    Deana Leber-George, M.Ed, LPCC-S

    Consultant and Trainer
    Center for Evidence-Based Practices - Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education
    Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences

    Email: deana.leber-george@case.edu

    Phone: 216.368.0808

  • Junghae Lee headshot

    Junghyae Lee, PhD

    Research Associate
    Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education
    Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences

    Email: junghyae.lee@case.edu

    Phone: 216.368.1963

  • Katherine Lewis headshot

    Katherine Lewis, LSW, MSSA

    Research Associate
    Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education
    Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences

    Email: kel62@case.edu

  • Melissa Longstreth headshot

    Melissa Longstreth

    Consultant and Trainer
    Center for Evidence-Based Practices - Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education
    Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences

    Email: melissa.demian@case.edu

    Phone: 216.406.1410

  • Rachel Lovell headshot

    Rachel Lovell, PhD

    Research Assistant Professor
    Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education
    Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences

    Email: rachel.lovell@case.edu

    Phone: 216.368.3349

  • Maggie McGuire headshot

    Maggie McGuire, MPH, CPH

    Research Associate
    Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education
    Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences

    Email: margaret.mcguire2@case.edu

    Phone: 216.368.0313

  • Ryan McMaster headshot

    Ryan McMaster

    Research Data Manager
    Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education
    Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences

    Email: ryan.mcmaster@case.edu

    Phone: 216.368.0711

  • Kimberlyn M. Meyer headstho

    Kimberlyn M. Meyer, LPCC-S, LICDC-S

    IHBT Quality Manager
    Center for Innovative Practices
    Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education
    Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences

    Email: kimberlyn.meyer@case.edu

  • Pam Mitterling headshot

    Pamela Mitterling, M.A.Ed., RN, LPCC-S, LICDC-CS, LSW

    MST Expert
    Center for Innovative Practices
    Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education
    Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences

    Email: pamela.mitterling@case.edu

    Phone: 419.929.6410

  • Deborah Myers, M.Ed, LPCC-SC

    Managing Director
    Center for Evidence-Based Practices - Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education
    Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences

    Email: deborah.a.myers@case.edu

    Phone: 216.368.0808

  • Anya Nazarenko headshot

    Anya Nazarenko

    Research Assistant
    Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education
    Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences

    Email: anya.nazarenko@case.edu

    Phone: 216.368.2275

  • Ivette Noriega headshot

    Ivette Noriega, PhD

    Postdoctoral Scholar
    Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education
    Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences

    Email: lxn40@case.edu

  • Laura Overman headshot

    Laura T. Overman, M.Ed, MA

    Research Associate
    Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education
    Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences

    Email: laura.overman@case.edu

    Phone: 216.368.0155

  • Khyati Patel headshot

    Khyati Patel, MPH

    Research Associate
    Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education
    Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences

    Email: khp20@case.edu

    Phone: 216.368.1180

  • Caitlin Proctor-Frazier, MNO

    Fidelity Specialist
    Center for Evidence-Based Practices - Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education
    Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences

    Email: cgp37@case.edu

    Phone: 216.368.0431

  • David Rinderle headshot

    David Rinderle

    Research Assistant
    Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education
    Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences

    Email: david.rinderle@case.edu

    Phone: 216.368.1193

  • Michelle Riske-Morris headshot

    Michelle L. Riske-Morris, PhD, JD

    Senior Research Associate
    Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education
    Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences

    Email: mlr17@case.edu

    Phone: 216.368.4741

  • Patricia Ross Martin headshot

    Patricia Ross Martin

    Coordinator
    Center for Innovative Practices
    Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education
    Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences

    Email: patricia.ross@case.edu

    Phone: 216.368.6293

  • Dani Sabo headshot

    Dani Sabo, MA, PhD(c)

    Research Associate
    Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education
    Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences

    Email: dnb31@case.edu

  • Richard Shepler headshot

    Richard Shepler, PhD, PCC-S

    Director
    Center for Innovative Practices
    Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education
    Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences

    Email: richard.shepler@case.edu

    Phone: 216.368.4815

  • Steve Shober headshot

    Steve Shober, BS, LSW

    Fidelity Specialist
    Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences

    Email: sds34@case.edu

    Phone: 937.838.2950

  • headshot of Mark I. Singer

    Mark I. Singer, PhD

    Leonard W. Mayo Professor in Family and Child Welfare
    Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences
    Deputy Director
    Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education
    Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences

    Email: mark.singer@case.edu

    Phone: 216.368.6176

  • Crystal Smith headshot

    Crystal Smith

    Department Administrator
    Center for Evidence-Based Practices - Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education
    Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences

    Email: crystal.smith@case.edu

    Phone: 216.368.0808

  • Chris Stormann headshot

    Chris Stormann, PhD

    Senior Research Associate
    Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education
    Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences

    Email: christopher.stormann@case.edu

    Phone: 216.368.0680

  • Emily Szymanski headshot

    Emily Szymanski, MLIS

    Research Assistant
    Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education
    Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences

    Email: exs568@case.edu

  • Stacey Tabbaa headshot

    Stacey Tabbaa, MSSA

    Research Associate
    Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education
    Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences

    Email: sns36@case.edu

  • Rodney Thomas headshot

    Rodney Thomas, MA

    Senior Research Associate
    Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education
    Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences

    Email: rodney.thomas@case.edu

    Phone: 216.368.3162

  • Jane Timmons-Mitchell headshot

    Jane Timmons-Mitchell, PhD

    Senior Research Associate
    Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education
    Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences
    Clinical Associate Professor
    Department of Psychiatry
    School of Medicine

    Email: jane.timmonsmitchell@case.edu

    Phone: 216.368.5986

  • Tiffany Walker headshot

    Tiffany M. Walker, MA

    Research Associate
    Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education
    Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences

    Email: tiffany.walker@case.edu

    Phone: 216.368.6553