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CARE at Susquehanna University Convenes Advisory Board

Published on December 11, 2012

The Center for Adolescent Research and Education (CARE) at Susquehanna University recently hosted the inaugural meeting of its national advisory board on campus.Center for Adolescent Research and Education (CARE)  Composed of researchers, educators, business leaders, mental health professionals, parents and students, the board will help define CARE’s research and educational outreach activities.

The advisory board brings expertise from across the country to guide the center as it conducts original research on youth development and decision-making; explore the development of partnerships with leading national and international organizations and professionals specializing in adolescent behavior; and secure financial and other resources to advance the center’s programs.

Members include:

Mark Lederman (co-chair), Senior Vice President, Merrill Corporation, New York, N.Y.

Silvia Lederman (co-chair), Coordinator, Sister in Law Program, My Sister’s Place, White Plains, N.Y.

William A. Baten, Principal, VanWinkle-Baten Dispute Resolution, Indianapolis, Ind.

Ovidio Bermudez, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, Eating Recovery Center, Denver, Colo.

Richard D. Enemark, former Head of School, The Doane Stuart School, Rensselaer, N.Y.

Peter F. Hooper, former Senior Managing Director, Market Research Division, ORC Guideline Inc., New York, N.Y.

Pierce Keegan, Student, Wayland High School, Wayland, Mass.

Suniya S. Luthar, Professor of Psychology and Senior Adviser to the Provost, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, N.Y.; and Adjunct Professor, Child Study Center, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Conn.

Danna Mauch, Principal Scientist/Associate, Abt Associates, Cambridge, Mass.

Matthew MacDonald, Head of the Upper School, The Webb School, Bell Buckle, Tenn.

Carl O. Moses, Provost, Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove, Pa.

Leif Norenberg, M.D., Physician/Owner, Briarpatch Pediatrics, Yarmouthport, Mass.

Josie Palleja, DSW Consultant, Mental Health Association of New York City, Child & Adolescent Services, New York, N.Y.

Andrew Paull, Youth Programs Coordinator, Larchmont Temple, Larchmont, N.Y.

Thomas Pranikoff , M.D., Associate Professor, Surgical Sciences-Pediatrics, The Childress Institute for Pediatric Trauma at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem, N.C.

Robert J. Rice, Partner, Harvest Wealth Management, Waltham, Mass.

Jeff Schwartz, Managing Director, Bain Capital Ventures, Boston, Mass.

Leigh Schwartz, Cohasset, Mass.

Doug Spotts, M.D., Chief Medical Information Officer, Evangelical Community Hospital, Lewisburg, Pa.

Sue Ellen Spotts, Contrast Communications, Mifflinburg, Pa.

Philip Winger, Vice President, Student Affairs, Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove, Pa.

Tracey Wolfe, Associate Vice President, Center for Health Research, Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, Pa.

The board’s first meeting included a presentation by CARE founder and director Stephen Gray Wallace, who discussed CARE’s 2012 research on overnight college visits by high school students, first-semester behaviors by first-year college students, and gender differences in youth risk behavior. 


Karen M. Jones

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