ADMINISTRATION & MANAGEMENT BACKGROUND: have over ••••• years experience as human services corporate
manager and director. Skilled in staffing, fiscal and grant management, qualitative analysis, writing federal &
foundation grants and task order proposals, developing programs and procedures, program evaluation, public
relations, community out-reach, collaboration and networking, fund-raising and creative problem-solving.
Active Suitability Security Clearance with SSA, NIH
RESEARCH EXPERIENCE: Senior Study Director, Westat (•••••Present). Task Leader, Focus Groups and Literature Review, Assistant Secretary Planning & Evaluation Department/HHS, •••••; Qualitative Task Manager,
Re-Entry Employment Options Program evaluation, •••••; Health Disparities Subcommittee Coordinator, National Children Study, •••••; Project Director (SSA-Homeless Outreach Projects & Evaluation (HOPE)
Program, •••••; Project Director, •••••/•••••/••••• Evaluation of Projects of Assistance in Transition from Homelessness (PATH); Task leader and team member on Government Task Order contracts, ••••• (SAMHSA Knowledge Application Project, DOL/ODEP Evaluation of Disability Employment Grants). Reviewer for Psychiatric Services and other trade journals, ••••• Former Director of Research at Thresholds Psychiatric Rehabilitation Centers and performed: program evaluation; original research; collaborative studies; and demonstration projects funded by federal, foundation, and private-sector sources. Expertise in design, administration of program outcome & process evaluations, in-depth & structured interviewing, field research, focus groups, collaborating with researchers and stakeholders, survey construction, qualitative and quantitative analyses, production of reports and articles for publication, and public presentations to diverse audiences. Expertise in human subjects research and protection issues (e.g., Westat Data Protection Committee •••••; established & managed Thresholds first Institutional Review Board •••••); past member of US
Psychosocial Rehabilitation Association Research Committee ••••• (formerly IAPSRS)
Ph.D., Sociology MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY (Medical Sociology)
(Dec.) ••••• East Lansing, MI
Ph.D. Dissertation: Mental Health Consumerism Revealed: Toward a Theory of Social Vulnerability States.
Specializations: Sociology of mental health; work and organizations; qualitative methodology
M.A., Sociology MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY (Work & Organizations)
(Mar.) ••••• East Lansing, MI
MA Thesis: Effects of Labor Union Membership & Social Marginality on Expressions of Societal Discontent
Other Graduate Work: De Paul University •••••; The University of Chicago •••••
B.A., Sociology GUILFORD COLLEGE
(May) ••••• Greensboro, NC Thesis: A Sociometric Evaluation of Suicide
PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYMENT HISTORY
Senior Study Director Westat, Inc. Rockville, Maryland. •••••Present.
*Primary responsibilities include design development and implementation, financial management, qualitative and statistical analysis, writing federal & foundation task order proposals, developing technical assistance programs and procedures, and undertaking community out-reach to diverse groups. Efforts include a focus on dissemination of results and evaluation findings in written products (e.g., articles, technical reports) and verbal presentations (e.g., briefings, conference workshops).
*Skills: qualitative and quantitative analysis and study design development; production of written reports; management of project budget; conference and report presentations; and submission of research reports to trade journals for publication.
Director of Research Thresholds Psychiatric Rehabilitation Centers. Chicago, Illinois. •••••
*Primary responsibilities include developing and/or monitoring the implementation and administration of all basic research, outcome, and process evaluations for the agency, with special emphasis on designing and/or overseeing qualitative aspects of studies (e.g., developing protocols, conducting focus groups, data analyses). Collaborate with national experts on federally funded employment-outcomes grant (NIMH, NIDRR). Establish Thresholds first Institutional Review Board. Supervised (•••••) Research Department staff and responsible for budget management and
oversight. Provide direct (MRO-billable) services to clients; participate in agency committees (e.g., Mentally Ill Substance Abuse task force) and Staff Executive Committee. Train staff in research and the wider agency in research & evaluation methods.
*Skills: group counseling for clients; department management (e.g., personnel supervision, recruitment, training, evaluation); fiscal management (•••••K budget, FY•••••); federal and foundation grant-writing; developed and
implemented in-house program evaluations; analyses of quantitative and qualitative data; production of written reports; conference presentations; submission of research reports to trade journals for publication.
Executive Director Racine County Clubhouse, Inc. Racine, Wisconsin. •••••
*Primary responsibilities included the establishment, operation, and fiscal management of a ["Fountain House"] Clubhouse model program for adults with persistent mental illness, according to Standards for Clubhouse programs.
*Skills: recruiting and organizing community mental health consumers; developing & implementing a computerized bookkeeping system; managing $•••••K budget; fund-raising and grant writing; recruiting & supervising
employees & volunteers; community out-reach and public relations; disseminating program and fiscal reports to Board of Directors and funding sponsors; daily personnel and participant counseling and problem-solving.
Assistant Professor Department of Sociology, Michigan State University. East Lansing, MI. •••••
See "Teaching Experience" & "Research Experience" below for details on teaching & research •••••
Coordinator Mental Health Association in Michigan Over-seer Program. Lansing, MI. •••••
*Primary responsibilities included recruitment and training of volunteer monitors of quality of care in Adult Foster Care and group homes in Northern Michigan; constructed a Quality of Care survey instrument for volunteer use.
*Skills: program development; administration; community out-reach; inter-organizational coordination; data collection and analyses; disseminating findings.
Associate Director Justice in Mental Health Organization (JIMHO) Project Doors. Lansing, MI. •••••
*Primary responsibilities involved assisting mental health consumers in the development of consumer-run drop-in and advocacy centers. Collaborated with consumers on newsletter development and program development.
Scripted an educational video for use in community-outreach to consumers, families, advocates, and funding sponsors.
*Skills: incorporation of non-profit businesses; personnel supervision; grant management and budgeting; public relations; data analyses, and report writing; grant writing; office management; counseling & problem-solving.
Executive Director Association for Retarded Citizens of Greater Lansing (ARC/GL) Lansing, MI. •••••
*Primary responsibilities at ARC/GL included program development and maintenance; implementing a recreation program for adult clients.
*Skills: coordination of volunteer activities; community out-reach and public relations; budgeting; fund-raising; grant writing; personnel recruitment and oversight.
Office Manager Peter G. ••••• & Associates. Chicago, Il. (Insurance firm) •••••
*Primary responsibilities: general office management, client services, and creation of a filing system.
*Skills: accounting; benefit proposal presentations; client relations; research on legislation affecting tax rulings on pensions, trust arrangements.
Residential Services Administrator Association for Retarded Citizens of Greensboro, NC. •••••
*Primary responsibilities involved development of an Apartment Living Project and oversight of daily operations for two group homes for adults with mental retardation.
*Skills: accounting; personnel recruitment, supervision, and training (••••• employees); coordinating volunteer activities; community presentations; grant writing; and resource library development.
General Manager Assistant Malley Corporation, Baytown, TX January-September ••••• (Real estate development)
*Primary responsibilities: office management and liaison between the office and subdivision staff.
*Skills: creation of a non-computerized management information system; supervision of subdivision construction; research in market trends and legislation; public relations.
Vice President George R. ••••• & Associates. Chicago, Il. (Financial consulting, insurance) •••••
*Primary responsibilities involved client development, & managing the flow of information between officers, employees, service agencies and clients, and general office management.
*Skills: Corporate bookkeeping and payroll; researching legislation affecting pension, profit-sharing, life & health insurance; supervising clerical staff; and servicing health claims.
TEACHING EXPERIENCE: MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY
Assistant Professor (•••••); Instructor (•••••) Teaching Assistant (•••••)
Complex Organizations Fall & Spring •••••
Sociology of Work Fall •••••
Field Research Methods Spring ••••• and
(Graduate seminar) Fall & Spring •••••
Sociology of Work Fall, Spring
Industrial Sociology Winter
•••••,••••• Introduction to Sociology Fall, Spring
••••• Medical Sociology Fall
••••• Social Impacts of Technology Winter
••••• Introduction to Sociology Summer
RESEARCH EXPERIENCE: MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY
Research Associate Department of Sociology, ••••• (Academic year).
Writing for publication; consultant for graduate course in field research methods.
*Agricultural Extension Service/Sociology ••••• (••••• terms).
Questionnaire construction, field testing, survey administration, and statistical analyses for a survey of 2,••••• rural residents in Michigan.
*College of Human Medicine/Sociology, ••••• (2 terms).
Grant proposal preparation (literature searches and critical reviews), NIMH application for study of teen-aged pregnancies.
*Department of Sociology, ••••• (1 term).
Conducted social-psychological laboratory experiments with undergraduates.
*Department of Sociology, ••••• (1 term).
Coded in-depth interviews of Australian emigrants.
PUBLICATIONS AND TECHNICAL REPORTS
* •••••, M.L., Patton, L.C., Goldman, H.H. (•••••). Developing a Framework for Identifying Opportunities for Earlier Intervention for People with Mental Illnesses: Final Literature Review. Prepared under contract for Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Westat: Rockville, MD.
* Karakus, MK, •••••, ML (•••••) Evaluation of the Re-Entry Employment Options Project Final Report. (Prepared under contract for Los Angeles Community Development Division, LA Workforce Investment Board).
Rockville, MD: Westat
* Frey, W, Stewart, K, Karakus, M, •••••, M, Elinson, L, Palan, M, Gollapudi, B (•••••). Chronic Homelessness Demonstration Program: A Synthesis of Key Findings, Issues, and Lessons Learned. (Prepared under contract for the ODEP, DOL). Rockville, MD: Westat
* Stewart, K, •••••, M.L., Karakus, MC, Palan, MB, Elinson, L, & Frey, W (•••••). Evidence to Support Mental Illness Policy Development. (Prepared sub-contract to CESSI for the ODEP, DOL). Rockville, MD: Westat
* •••••, ML, Robins, CS, Bethel, J, Tornow, C and WD Frey (•••••) Evaluation of Homeless Outreach Projects and Evaluation (HOPE) Final Evaluation Report (Prepared for the SSA). Rockville, MD: Westat
* Palan, M.A., Elinson, L, Frey, W, Gollapudi, B., •••••, ML, Kruger, H.R., Stewart, K., McIntosh, A., Milfort, R. and A. Hallett (•••••). A Synthesis of Key Findings, Issues, and Lessons Learned - Customized Employment Program Priority Area Final Report (Prepared for the ODEP, DOL). Rockville, MD: Westat
* Elinson, L, Beemer MA, •••••, ML, Karakus M., Slotman B, and Frey, W (•••••). In-Depth Issue Analysis: Role of SSA Benefits in Program Customers Decisions on Employment (Prepared for the ODEP, DOL). Rockville, MD: Westat
* •••••, M.L. (•••••) Detailed Project Plans for the Qualitative Component of the HOPE Evaluation Final Report. (Prepared under contract for the Social Security Administration). Rockville, MD: Westat
•••••, M.L. (•••••) Project HOPE: Focus Group Synthesis Report, ••••• (Prepared under contract for the Social Security Administration). Rockville, MD: Westat
* Elinson L, Kruger H, Palan MA, Slotman B, Gollapudi B, ••••• ML, Frey, WD. (•••••). Demonstration Program Progress to Date: A Synthesis of Key Findings, Issues, and Lessons Learned (Prepared for the
ODEP, DOL). Rockville, MD: Westat
* •••••, M.L. and Frey, W.D. (•••••) Project HOPE: Focus Group Synthesis Report, ••••• (Prepared under contract for the Social Security Administration). Rockville, MD: Westat
* Elinson, L, Frey, W, Kruger, H.R., Riley, J.K., Sutherland, A.M., and •••••, ML (•••••). Initial Site Visit Report - Fiscal Year ••••• Demonstration Programs - Interim Progress Report: Customized Employment, Workforce Action Grant Initiative, Ending Chronic Homelessness Through Employment and Housing (Prepared for the ODEP, DOL). Rockville, MD: Westat
* •••••, ML, Frey, W, Elinson, L (•••••). Employment Outcomes Analysis Report. Preliminary Findings - Interim Progress Report. (Prepared for the ODEP, DOL). Rockville, MD: Westat
TRADE JOURNAL and UMI PUBLICATIONS
* Hanrahan, P, •••••, ML, et al. (•••••). Brief Report: The Mothers Project for Homeless Mothers with Mental Illness and Their Children: A Pilot Study. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, Volume ••••• (3), •••••
* •••••, M (•••••). Book Review: The Environment of Schizophrenia. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, Volume ••••• (4), •••••
* •••••, ML, D. Roberts, P. Hanrahan, R. Clay, D. Luchins. (•••••). Jail linkage ACT services for individuals with mental illnesses. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, ••••• (3), •••••
* Bond, G.R., H. Kim, P. Meyer, J. Gibson, S. Tunis, J. Evans, P. Lysaker, M. •••••, J. Dincin, H. Xie (•••••). Response to Vocational Rehabilitation During Treatment with Olanzapine, Risperidone, or Conventional
Antipsychotics. Psychiatric Services, ••••• (1), •••••
* •••••, ML, T. Devitt, et al. (•••••) Gaining Insight: Who Benefits from Residential, Integrated Treatment for People with Dual Diagnoses? Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal ••••• (2), •••••
* Kerouac, J., M.L. •••••. (•••••) The Thresholds Community Scholar Program, Chapter ••••• in Models and Methods: Supported Education and Psychiatric Rehabilitation. CT Mowbray, KS Brown, B Furlong-Norman,
Soydan, AS (eds.), Boston MA: IAPSRS
* Furlong, M., ML •••••, Clay, R, Dincin, J, et al. (•••••) Jobs for People with the Most Severe Psychiatric Disorders. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal ••••• (1), •••••
* Meyer, P. S., G.R. Bond, S. L. Tunis, M.L. •••••. (•••••) Comparison between the Effects of Atypical and Traditional Antipsychotics on Work Status for Clients in a Psychiatric Rehabilitation Program. Clinical Psychiatry, ••••• (2): •••••
* •••••, ML, Aronoff, M. (•••••) Against all odds: Revitalization of Local Self-help Alternatives by Long Term Mental Health Consumers. Qualitative Sociology, ••••• (4), •••••
* •••••, ML (•••••) Mental Health Consumerism Revealed: Toward a Theory of Vulnerability States (Vol. I & II). Ann Arbor: UMI
SELECTED CONFERENCE AND COMMUNITY PRESENTATIONS
•••••, M.L. and M. Karakus. (•••••) Improving Access to Disability Benefits Among the Chronically Homeless Population: SSA-HOPE Evaluation Outcomes. Washington, DC, Academy Health Disability Research Interest
Meeting (June •••••, •••••).
•••••, M.L. (•••••) Project HOPE Evaluation Findings. Towson, Maryland: SSA-HOPE Conference (October •••••, •••••).
•••••, M.L. (•••••) Employment Outcomes for ODEP Customers: Customized Employment, WorkFORCE (Action), & Chronic Homelessness Demonstration Projects. Kansas City, Missouri: APSE Conference (July •••••, •••••).
•••••, M.L. and C.S. Robins (•••••) Project HOPE: Overview of qualitative component process evaluation findings. Baltimore, Maryland: SSA headquarters (September, •••••).
•••••, M.L., Dincin, J., Braun, S. (October, •••••). The Integrated Health Care project: Primary health care in psychosocial rehabilitation settings. Presented at the American Psychiatric Association Annual Conference, Chicago, Illinois.
•••••, M.L., Clay, R., Devitt, T. (October •••••). Effective services for dually diagnosed people: An Integrated Treatment study in an urban, residential setting. Presented at the American Psychiatric Association Annual Conference, Chicago, Illinois.
•••••, M.L., Labriola, S., Kirkland, R., Cicorelli, D., Scott, W. (October, •••••). The Peer Educator Project: Peer-led medication education for persons with severe mental illness. Presented at the American Psychiatric
Association Annual Conference, Chicago, Illinois.
•••••, M.L., Davis, K., Sagun, M. (October, •••••) Implementing trauma-informed services for Mothers diagnosed with severe mental illness. Presented at the American Psychiatric Association Annual Conference,
*Cook, J, Shafer, M., Campbell, J., •••••, M.L. (•••••, May). Methodological issues in multi-site studies. Presented at the IAPSRS Annual Conference, Houston, Texas.
*Henry, A., Hawthorne, W. •••••, M.L. (•••••, May). Logic Model Institute. Presented at the IAPSRS Annual Conference, Houston, Texas.
*Lucksted, A., J. Campbell, M.L. •••••, A. Henry, A. Jones. (•••••, May). Innovations in consumer involvement with psychosocial rehabilitation research. Presented at the IAPSRS Annual Conference, Houston, Texas.
U.S. Psychosocial Rehabilitation Association (•••••present) [Formerly IAPSRS]
U.S. Psychosocial Rehabilitation Association Research Committee (•••••)
American Sociology Association (•••••Present)
American Public Health Association (•••••)
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