Our Team


Patricia Lester, M.D.
Director, Jane and Marc Nathanson Family Professor of Psychiatry
Medical Director, UCLA Family Stress, Trauma, and Resilience (STAR) Clinic


Lee Klosinski, Ph.D.
Senior Associate Director

William Saltzman, Ph.D.
Associate Director


Norweeta Milburn, Ph.D.
Director of Research and Evaluation

Catherine Mogil, Psy.D.
Director of Training and Intervention Development
Director, Family Development Project
Clinical Director, UCLA Family Stress, Trauma, and Resilience (STAR) Clinic
Assistant Clinical Professor


Blair Paley, Ph.D.
Director, Early Childhood Core
Director, SEEDS Program
Clinical Professor

Peter Kung, M.S.
Director, Innovative Technologies


Patrick Link, M.D., M.P.H., M.S.H.S.
Implementation Research Scientist
Veteran's Mental Health Specialist, Operation Mend

Edye Garcia, Psy.D.
Associate Director of Training
Clinical Coordinator, UCLA Family Stress, Trauma, and Resilience (STAR) Clinic


Jo Sornborger, Psy.D.
Director, Operation Mend-FOCUS Family Resilience Program

Director of Operations, FOCUS
  Tom Strouse, M.D.
Senior Advisor
Professor, Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences
Member, Semel Institute (NPI)

UCLA Nathanson Family Resilience Center Team

Tom Babayan, M.S., LMFT
Model Supervisor
Lina Berrio, M.P.H.
Research Assistant
Marleen Castañeda
NFRC Coordinator
William Chiu, M.S.
Technical & Website Support Specialist
Allison Clement, M.P.H.
Program Manager - STAR Behavioral Health Program
Sara Green, M.A.
Intervention Specialist
Dustin Halliwell, M.S.W.
Veterans Specialist
Barbara A. Housel
Administrative Officer
Tommy Hsiao
IT Programmer
Ashley Jupin, M.S.
Intervention Delivery Support Specialist
Adabel Lee, Ph.D.
Project Director - FOCUS for Early Childhood with Military Families
Alex Lee, M.S.W.
Intervention Delivery Support Specialist
Rachel Linonis
IT Programmer/Analyst
Veronica Lira, M.S.W.
Female Veterans Specialist
Sam Martinez
Administrative Specialist
Erika Mejia
Budget Analyst
Juan Muniz
Administrative Coordinator
Jennifer Murano, Psy.D.
Model Supervisor
Blanca Orellana, Ph.D.
Model Supervisor
Victoria Ponce
UCLA Family Development Project, Coordinator
FOCUS Project,Training Coordinator
Alan Semaan
Data and Communications Specialist
Maegan Sinclair, M.P.H.
Data Manager
Juan Varela
Administrative Assistant
John Weathersby
IT Support Specialist